Housing Report

Split Market

It is the telling of two different markets, the incredibly hot lower price ranges due to low inventory versus the sluggishness of the luxury market and longer market times.

With an Expected Market Time of 168 days, nearly six months, the luxury housing market in Orange County is much slower than the lower ranges.

There is no wait time at the TSA security checkpoint at LAX. The drive-thru at Starbucks has no cars. The local favorite restaurant, typically booked for weeks ahead of time, has a table for two available for Friday night. It is sunny with no rain in the forecast, yet there is no wait when pulling up at the car wash. That just about sums up Orange County’s luxury housing market: there are simply not enough buyers compared to the number of sellers. Demand is low. There is no line of buyers waiting for another luxury home to be placed on the market. 

The Los Angeles Times detailed how “Southern California home values near record despite the high cost of borrowing.” CNBC touts that “Home prices kept rising even as mortgage rates surged.” Yahoo Finance describes “Why the current housing market is a ‘seller’s paradise.’” It is understandable how luxury sellers have high expectations. The trouble is that these headlines describe the overall market and not luxury. Luxury today is a much different segment of housing.

The headlines can be confusing. They seem to paint a strong housing market for all price ranges. They are NOT reporting on the luxury market. The housing market is split between luxury and the rest of the market.








Excerpt taken from an article by Steven Thomas.

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