The year 2020 began with remarkable underlying strength that appeared to be unstoppable for at least several months. By the end of March, many people felt that there would be absolutely no real estate activity during the COVID 19 pandemic.
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Inventory of homes in the Pacific Palisades was decreasing through may. Now, leasing inventory in the Pacific Palisades is growing through the Covid19 Lockdowns. Where does that leave us?
As of March 31st, 2020, 59 single-family Palisades residences were listed in the Multiple Listing Service (M.L.S.). The current level of inventory is 37% lower than last year’s March 31st available inventory.
As of February 29th, there were 85 single-family Palisades residences listed in the Multiple Listing Service (M.L.S.), which is almost unchanged since last year at this time. So far this year 19 Palisades homes have sold, which is 58% more than last year’s first 2 months. There are currently 38 Palisades homes in escrow.
In reality, real estate is an investment. Like any investment, there are good times and bad times to sell. When it’s a bad time to sell, it’s usually a good time to buy, and vice versa. Buying a home isn’t a handshake deal.
As of January 31st, there were 82 single-family Palisades residences listed in the Multiple Listing Service (M.L.S.), which is just 2% higher than the start of 2019.
Over the last several years we have written about “deal breakers” that have often come up during the sale and/or purchase process. During the last two years, the transactions have mostly been challenged through the loan and appraisal process, even though loans are finally more available than they had been for more than a year.
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