Housing Report


Housing’s Summer Market has arrived, and with it comes an increase in inventory, a slight decrease in demand, and a rise in the market time. Expect the Orange County housing market to slow slightly yet to remain exceptionally hot. 

Graduation caps have been tossed into the air since the end of May, marking the beginning of the Summer Market for housing. With the school year ending, it is time to usher in all the distractions of summer: the beach, the community pool, hiking, biking, camping, traveling, and all kinds of camps for the kids. As everyone turns their attention to fun in the sun, the housing market evolves and downshifts slightly.

Spring is cyclically the hottest time of the year for housing. Buyers and sellers are transacting all year long, yet families with kids like to hit the market in the spring, enabling them to close on a home during the summertime when the kids are out of school. Demand typically peaks during the Spring Market, between mid-March and the end of May. As soon as the last bell rings, marking the end of the school year, families may still have housing goals of selling and purchasing, but that often takes a back seat to enjoy all that summer has to offer. As a result, summer is the second busiest time of the year for housing.

The various seasons of the housing market do not necessarily align precisely with the official start and end dates of the four seasons. Summer officially begins on June 21st, the summer solstice, the longest day of the year. Yet, in housing, it aligns with when the kids are out of school, around the end of May. It is hard to look for a home during the busy end-of-school-year activities and graduation festivities, while on vacation, enjoying the warmth of summer surf, or carpooling to and from camps, pools, water parks, and friends’ houses. The Summer Market comes to an end around the third week of August when schools are back in session. Housing then transitions to the Autumn Market.









Excerpt taken from an article by Steven Thomas.


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The real estate industry continues to evolve, and I pride myself on being on the cutting edge, finding new ways to work with clients to achieve their real estate goals.

My real estate experience coupled with insight of industry trends ensures that I stay one step ahead of other realtors. I enjoy making sense of the complex real estate market in Southern California, and look forward to teaming with you and exceeding your expectations.

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