Archive for the ‘Real Estate Market Update’ category

Right Place. Right Time. RIGHT PRICE.

April 22, 2016

As we move into the spring buying season, inventory has hit the lowest level in 12 months.

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In the last 24 months the median list price has increased by 50% while the median sales price rose only 24%.

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This points out that there is a wide gap between what sellers are asking for, and what buyers are paying.

This is also reflected in the large number of homes that require a price reduction before they sell, as well as in the length of time properties are remaining on the market.

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Days on market showed an increase of 40% from 38 days in 2014 to 53 days in 2016.

Best advice we can give sellers:

Make sure your home is priced correctly from the beginning.

 

If you would like information on the current value of your property we have 2 Residential Sales Offices, located conveniently in Merced and Atwater.

Merced Sales Office:                209-383-2171

Atwater Sales Office:               209-358-6429 

Gonella Realty also offers Property Management services.  If you are interested in our company managing your property, please contact Property Manager Kathy Hoffman, or Assistant Property Manager Tina Winek.

Email: KHoffman@gonellarentals.com;

TWinek@gonellarentals.com

Phone:                                         209-383-6277

For any Sales or Leases of Commercial Properties:

Commercial Office:                  209-725-7253

The Power(Point) of Real Estate

March 28, 2016

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Last week, CBGR’s Broker, Loren Gonella, presented his Annual Real Estate Update to both the Merced County Association of REALTORS®, and the Greater Chamber of Merced, as well as presenting at our monthly sales meeting.

Needless to say, it was a crazy week!

In case you missed them, here are some highlights of these presentations:

  • Local residential prices increased, however, at a slower rate. (click here for chart)
  • Residential for-sale inventory remains very tight, not just at the local level, but at the state & national levels as well.
  • Locally, new residential construction is gaining momentum with 85 permits pulled for new homes in the city of Merced, and 112 in the city of Atwater in 2015. (In 2014 Merced had 53, and Atwater had 44!)
  • Rental Market: Inventory is tight, and rents are increasing.
  • Shopping / Retail Centers: are about the same as 2014
  • Office Space: has an oversupply, and rents are negotiable
  • Industrial Space: Inventory is improving and there is an upward pressure on rents.
  • Agriculture: Commodities are experiencing downward pressure, and this is causing downward pressure on prices.

(and these are just the highlights!)

If you are interested in finding out about Loren coming to speak to your group please do not hesitate to contact him:

Loren Gonella          lgonella@gonellarealty.com

                                                    209-383-2171

If you are interested in understanding how all this great information relates to you as a buyer or seller, any of our qualified agents will be happy to assist!

Merced Sales Office:                209-383-2171

Atwater Sales Office:               209-358-6429 

Commercial Office:                  209-725-7253

 

If you are interested in renting, contact our Property Management:

Email: KJameson@gonellarentals.com

TWinek@gonellarentals.com

Phone:                                         209-383-6277

 

The Market Continues to Improve!

July 1, 2015

Prices continued to rise to $197,000 in May of 2015, from $169,000 in May of 2014.  This is an increase of 16% instead of stagnating.

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During the 3rd and 4th Quarters of 2014, inventory was steadily increasing and approaching normal levels.  Starting in January of 2015, the inventory began dropping and is NOW BELOW the 2.8 months we were at in May of 2014, to 2.4 months currently.  This is extremely low.

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The number of sold properties by month has been steadily increasing since January of 2015.

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SUMMARY:

Prices are up; Inventory is very low AGAIN; and the volume of sales is increasing!

SO…

If you are curious about when would be a good time to place your property on the market, the answer is NOW.

We have 2 Residential Sales Offices, located conveniently in Merced and Atwater.

Merced Sales Office:                209-383-2171

Atwater Sales Office:               209-358-6429 

To be pre-qualified for a loan, contact Dorathe Catlin of Coldwell Banker Mortgage.

Email: Dorathe.Catlin@mortgagefamily.com

Phone:                                         209-261-4320

Gonella Realty also offers Property Management services.  If you are interested in our company managing your property, please contact Property Manager Kathy Hoffman, or Assistant Property Manager Tina Winek.

Email: KHoffman@gonellarentals.com;

TWinek@gonellarentals.com

Phone:                                         209-383-6277

For any Sales or Leases of Commercial Properties:

Commercial Office:                  209-725-7253

The Market is Changing!

September 2, 2014

Home values have increased approximately 29% in the past 24 months.

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However, in the past few months the market appears to be changing.  We are noticing more listings expiring.  Properties are taking longer to sell, and sellers are reducing their asking prices.

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The market appears to be adjusting.  In this changing market, sellers need to be very conscious of their asking price.  The days of extra tight inventory and oversupply of buyers is changing.

For additional information on this data, or if you are in need of a market evaluation of your property, please contact one of our highly trained agents.

                        Merced Sales Office:                                  209-383-2171

                        Atwater Sales Office:                                 209-358-6429

Loan information on rates and fees can be obtained by contacting Dorathe Catlin of Coldwell Banker Mortgage.

Email: Dorathe.Catlin@mortgagefamily.com

 

What’s Going On with Merced Real Estate?

January 16, 2014

Over the last 24 months the Median Sold Price has increased over 48%! We believe that property values will continue to increase in 2014, but at somewhat reduced rate. We are projecting an additional 12-15%.

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Inventory has increased slightly to 2.3 Months.  We feel that, as prices increase, the inventory may grow slightly.  This will be advantageous to buyers as it offers them more selection.

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The Median For Sale Price is up 46% over the last 2 years.  Sellers need to take note as fewer properties are under water, and with tight inventory, now is an excellent time to take full advantage of the Spring sales season.

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2014 is shaping up to be a good year for the real estate market.  Prices should continue to increase, inventory will continue to remain tight, and interest rates are still very low.

 Call us today to find out the value of your property in today’s appreciating housing market.  If you are interested in buying, we can also help you find the home of your dreams!

Merced Sales Office:                                  209-383-2171

Atwater Sales Office:                                 209-358-6429

So what’s going on in the Merced Real Estate Market?

June 14, 2013

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The average days on market (DOM) in the past 2 years has gone down from 61 days to 34 days. Homes are selling more quickly because…

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…the supply of homes is down while the demand remains steady. As you can see in the graph above, inventory is down 71%!

During the same time frame, the median sold price has increased 33% from $110,000 to $146,000. The median for sale price has increase the same percentage from $119,900 to $159,000 (full details below).

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So what is going on in the market is:

  1. Prices are increasing at a fairly steep rate
  2. Inventory continues to remain at historic lows
  3. Homes are selling faster

It appears that these trends will continue, and if you are thinking of selling, now is the time to have one of our real estate professionals evaluate your property.

You may be pleasantly surprised!

Merced Sales Office: 209-383-2171

Atwater Sales Office: 209-358-6429

The Numbers Are In for Merced County!

April 16, 2013

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The Median For Sale Price has increased $45,000, or 38%, from March of ‘11 to March of ’13 to $164,900.

The Median Sold Price is also up, increasing $27,000, or 23%, to $142,000 in the same time period.

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Inventory has dropped drastically in the last 2 years. In March of ’11 the inventory in Merced County was 3.6 months.  By March of ’13, it was down to 0.9 of 1 month.  This is a drop of 76%!

With the extreme lack of inventory, and prices continuing to increase, now is an excellent time to speak with an agent about finding out what your home is worth in today’s market- you may be pleasantly surprised.

Merced Sales Office:                                  209-383-2171

Atwater Sales Office:                                 209-358-6429