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MARKET UPDATE: January 2021 Real Estate Recap

Wednesday, February 24, 2021   /   by Traci Pimentel

MARKET UPDATE: January 2021 Real Estate Recap

Market Update
Weekly San Luis Obispo County Numbers are in, as well as the California Association of Realtors January 2021 Report and First American Title Company's Central Coast January 2021 Recap.

Tight inventory is making 2021 a great year to list a home! It's important to remember that the housing market today is not the same as the housing market during the 'Bubble Years'. Lower mortgage rates and rising incomes correspond with higher house prices, strong demand and low inventory.

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Winter months tend to show slowing in the Real Estate industry year over year. Mortgage rates are beginning to inch up, however the FEDs have indicated they don't intend to raise the National rate anytime soon. For buyers, NOW is the time to take advantage of these historical low rates while they last!

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Despite possible improvement on the supply side of the market as we approach the Spring Selling Season, upward pressure on prices are continuing to build up. With current inventory on the Central Coast at only a one month supply, listed properties are continuing to receive multiple offers, above asking price. This shouldn't discourage buyers from using their buying power to afford more.

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In this January 2021 snapshot provided by First American Title Co. you can see the breakdown of home sales around the county.

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Economic and demographic context matters and, even if rates rise slightly in 2021, the context is good for the housing market.
KEY: SFH = Single Family Home FRM = Fixed Rate Mortgage
SFR = Single Family Residential HPI = Home Purchase Sentiment Index
All data comes from the CRMLS, InfoSparks, Michael Lewis Marketing Suite, Altos R.E., Keeping Current Matters, Corelogic, Showing Time, Realtor.com, Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, Mortgagecalculator.com, Wall Street Journal, First American Title Co., NAR (National Association of Realtors) & CAR (California Association of Realtors).
Current as of 2/23/2021.

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The Keenan Carter Group
Richard Keenan And Narlene Carter Keenan
350 James Way, Ste 130
Pismo Beach, CA 93449
Keller Williams Realty Central Coast DRE# 02005015
The Keenan Carter Group DRE# 00860187
Each Office is Independently Owned and Operated.

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