Sunday, April 27, 2008

San Diego Snapshot 4/27/2008

We continue our upward march toward 2000 SFR that are <$500K, >3BR, >2BA, >1750 Sq Ft. I expect to see this by Jun 2008.

Remember that in Summer 2004, there were about 2000 TOTAL homes for sale, which included both SFR and attached residence.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Temecula/ Murrieta feeling the heat!

Last sale was 20 months ago for over $1.2M. The owner put the home on the market for $999,000 in Jan and after recieveing a Notice of Default from the bank has since reduced this falling knife to $799,000.
I know Temecula and Murrieta are nice growing communities, but if I had $1.2 million to spend on a house I think I can come up with some more, lets say, desirable areas.....La Jolla, Rancho Santa Fe, Del Mar......come to mind and guess what? They hold there values too.

San Diego Snapshot 4/20/2008

Shorts continue to increase as more home owners get upside down by the week.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

San Diego Snapshot 4/13/2008

Notice a huge increase in the # of homes in this profile. This only points to an increase in market deterioration. We haven't seen anything yet!

Continued increase in SFR shorts......many more ARMs resetting this summer!

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Alas, a bit of sanity in an insane world!

Fellow bloggers,

It's been a few years since single family homes were under $300K (at least ones that are deemed livable), however this year is a new year, a year where we take back our right to live in the finest city in the world and not have to sell our kids or in-laws on ebay (although the money may not necessarily be a factor when the in-laws are involved).

Ladies and Gents.......I present:

I must admit it's nice to see the number 2 again.


Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Honey, the neighbor's bank just screwed us!

The homeowners at 2195 Plesantwood put their home up for sale 37 days ago for $469,000. That would mean a nice profit of $269,000 from the original purchase price of $200,000 in 1998.

Little did the homeowners at 2195 Plesantwood know that their neighbors down the street at 2141 Pleasantwood didn't really win the lottery and move to Monaco, no the only thing they received was an eviction notice to vacate the property asap.

Their bank, meanwhile, forgot to take into account the feelings of homeowners at 2195 Plesantwood Lane and quickly listed the home for $369,000.

I suppose as terrible as it sounds a $169,000 profit in 10 years will have to do.

Sunday, April 6, 2008

San Diego County seeing 2002-2003 pricing levels

According to DataQuick, the combined median price for a home in San Diego county is $415,000. Looking back in history that puts us in between 2002 and 2003 pricing levels. While that's a step in the right direction most homes are still overpriced.

If you take the median price for 2000 ($269,000) and add 3% inflation for 8 years that gets us $340,000. So the $415,000 median price is about 20% inflated.