Monday, December 18, 2017 / by Shaun Radcliffe
Orange County Housing Report: Still a Hot Seller's Market
December 17, 2017
It is the middle of December and the market is sizzling hot for all homes priced below $1 million.
Hot Housing Market: Year in and year out December is notoriously the slowest month of the year in terms of demand and new sellers placing their homes on the market; yet housing is still hot.
Nobody can escape it. The holidays are here. Office gatherings, friend gatherings, and family gatherings fill everybody’s calendars. The mall parking lots are full, mailboxes are filled with season’s greetings, and the temperature is finally beginning to drop. Seemingly, one and all are dialed into the season; so, how can housing still be red hot?
Even though Orange County housing is leaning heavily in the seller’s favor, the Holiday Market has arrived and December is notoriously the slowest month of the year in terms of new pending sale activity. There are fewer and fe ...
Monday, December 4, 2017 / by Shaun Radcliffe
Orange County Housing Report: A Holiday Lull
December 3, 2017
The Holiday Market is in full swing, bringing a lot less inventory
and the lowest level of new deals for the year.
The Holiday Slowdown: Year in and year out December is notoriously the slowest month of the year in terms of demand and new sellers placing their homes on the market.
In a blink, the housing market transitioned from the Autumn Market to the Holiday/Winter Market. As everybody carved the turkey and filled their bellies with a smorgasbord of food, we ushered in a dramatic shift in housing. This is the time of the year when housing takes a back seat to all of the distractions of the holidays.
Christmas lights now trim neighborhood rooflines. The local mall parking lots are filled to capacity. The US postal service now delivers twice a day. Amazon boxes are dropped off at nearly every door. From holiday parties to gift lists for loved ones, it is a busy ...
Tuesday, November 28, 2017 / by Shaun Radcliffe
Orange County Housing Report: Not Anytime Soon!
November 19, 2017
With an unrelenting lack of supply of homes FOR SALE, it will not be a buyer’s market anytime soon.
Not a Buyer’s Market: Since 2012, the active inventory for Orange County has been extremely limited.
It is time to load the plate with turkey, ham, sweet potatoes, string beans, mashed potatoes, Brussels sprouts, stuffing, and cranberry sauce. Thanksgiving is all about plenty of choices and not enough room on the dinner plate to fit it all. As Americans, we eat more on this day than any other day of the year.
There may be plenty of choices for the Thanksgiving meal, but the Thanksgiving housing market is seriously lack. ...