South Bay Home Listings On the Rise….As Well as Pending Sales and Sold Homes

First the good news for buyers.  The number of new listings has continued to increase for the past several months with monthly increases since January (March was an exception). Unfortunately that hasn’t meant finding a home is any easier as the increase in listings has also seen a significant increase in home sales and pending escrows. According to Keith Kyle, Realtor with South Bay Brokers in Manhattan Beach, “the increased number of listings is a good sign, but it hasn’t alleviated much of the pent up demand as

The chart above shows the number of active home listings, pending home sales (red line) and closed sales per month

Home Listings on the Decline in the Beach Cities Area

The number of frustrated South Bay home buyers (and buyers agents) continues to rise as the inventory of available homes in the South Bay and Beach Cities continues to decline with a multi year low for the month of October.  October closed out with 224 active homes for sale in Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, Redondo and El Segundo which was dramatically lower than any other month and down over 50% from last September.  Currently there are 216 homes for sale with the downward trend appearing to continue.  Pending sales were on the rise as well with October closing with  180 homes in escrow.  That’s an unbelievable ratio of active to pending sales and something not seen in many years.  Click here to view the current homes for sale or to see October 2012 home sales per city.

Manhattan Redondo and Hermosa Beach real estate trends

 

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