Posted tagged ‘Market Update’

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

 

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

2010- Real Estate Review

April 4, 2011

We believe that in 2010 the real estate market finally found the bottom.  In January 2010, the monthly median sales price was $96,670-a decline of 71.9% from the peak in October 2005. However, since that date, values have increased to $109,000 as of February 2011, a rise of 11% from the bottom.

This decline in values has a benefit:  Merced is one of the most affordable areas in the country! The Housing Affordability Chart shows that in the 3rd Quarter of 2010, Merced was more affordable than Sacramento, Fresno, the State of California, and, in fact, the entire United States.

With interest rates remaining at historic lows and the fact that this area is more affordable than ever, it is both a lucrative time to sell and an opportunistic time to buy.

Gonella Realty Hosts its 37th Annual Awards Breakfast

March 25, 2011

 

Coldwell Banker Gonella Realty celebrates its staff!  We held our 37th Annual Awards Breakfast this past Thursday. We recognized our staff, agents, and managers for their hard work, dedication, and professionalism in 2010. Despite a challenging economy, our staff, agents, and managers rose to the occasion and have performed exceptionally. Doris Gonella, Founder, and Loren Gonella, Broker/ Owner, want to extend their heartfelt thanks and appreciation to all of our coworkers at Gonella Realty for making 2010 a great year.

We think that 2011 is going to be even better.  Thank you for being part of the family that treats business like family.

3/28/11 UPDATE: More Photos of this event can be seen on our Facebook Page!

September 23rd, 2010

September 23, 2010

From August 2009 to August 2010, the Median For Sale Price in the Merced Area increased from $105,000 to $122,500. This is an increase of 17% year over year.
The available inventory continues to remain very slim this year over last year–decreasing 14% from 904 properties for sale in August 2009 to 776 properties for sale in August 2010. The time a property remains on the market until it is sold has increased slightly from the average of 46 days in August 2009 to 53 days in August 2010.
Interest rates continue to stay below 5%, in some cases at or near 4.5%, which is at or near historic lows.
Overall, with prices still very low, and interest rates at or near historic lows, this remains an excellent time to buy.

August 11th, 2010

August 11, 2010

From July 2009 to July 2010, home prices have remained essentially unchanged. This is a departure from the last 6 months, which have had a steady increase when compared to the same time period during the previous year. For example, May 2010 showed an increase in price of 22% over May 2009 and June 2010 showed an increase of 14% over June 2009. The most likely conclusion is that not all recoveries are steady–there are going to be peaks and valleys.

Currently, the supply inventory of homes continues to remain very low at 2.1 months.

Even though the Median Sale Price shows no increase from July 2009 to July 2010, the Median For Sale Price, or asking price, for the same time period has increased 9% from $119,000 to $130,000. We believe the cause for this might be more traditional sellers, as opposed to short sales and bank owned properties, on the market.

Bank owned properties at the moment only represent about 25% of the total transactions in contrast to  2009 where bank owned properties accounted for almost 75% of transactions.  In 2010, private owners represent about 42% of the total transactions. It is our prediction that more and more private sellers will come into the market as it continues to rebound.

March 5, 2010

March 5, 2010

The following is a reprint courtesy of Gonella Rentals Market Update (originally posted 1-29-10):

We at Gonella Property Management have been working diligently to accommodate the needs of the Merced community. Our staff has been assisting our customer base by showing as many properties as we can and taking as many steps as possible to get housing for people when it is needed the most. We have not seen a downturn in our customer base, even with upheaval of the holiday season. Many of our clients include new property owners, families and students.

Most of our clients of the past three months have been families that have suffered the unfortunate impact of foreclosure. Thankfully our fully staffed office is in the position to assist as many individuals/ families as we can. At this time rental homes have been the main driving force for our office. We have several apartments available and we believe that market activity will be picking up in the coming months. Typically January is a slow month for rentals February sees more activity.

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