Friday, April 9, 2010

San Diego Real Estate Newsletter - Prices & Sales up sharply

San Diego Real Estate Newsletter -
Prices and Sales up sharply in San Diego County

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As of 4/09/2010
House and Condo Sales by the Month with Average Price:

Mar 2010 were 2793 at $423,372 at $246.45/sqft  
Feb 2010 were 2113 at  $397,932 at $234.06/sqft
Jan 2010 were 2040 at   $391,775 at $230.39/sqft
Feb 2009 were 2197 at  $341,818 at $209.39/sqft

WOW!!! Prices Up 7% from last month
Sales up 32% over last month
Cost per SqFt is also up.
Active listings: 9535, up over 5% from February, only a 3.6 month supply
Of those, only 773 (up from 667 in Feb) are Bank Owned Foreclosures, a 32 day supply.
2217 (2120 in Feb) are short sales (almost 25%)
There are also another 6170 Short Sales that are Contingent or Pending!!!

Five to six months inventory is a balanced buyer/seller market.
In the lower price ranges, we are in a strong sellers market,
in the higher prices, we are in a buyers market.

Pending Listings: 4528, down from 5785 in Feb.
1025 of these pending sales are Bank Owned.
1981 are Short Sales and 1585 are regular sales (down from 2744 in Feb).

21 days left for the $8000/$6500 Tax Credit

That's only 3 weeks till the Tax Reduction/Credit is scheduled to expire!

We now have a new State buyers tax credit for $10,000.
That takes over where the Federal Credit stops…Close after May 1st,
and you need to be under contract by 12/31/2010.
Limited funding so may not last long. Some say in 2-3 weeks!!!

YES, you can double dip if you are in escrow by 4/30 and closed by 6/30/2010.

Check out the important details and BIG differences at:

5 Reasons why you should be Under Contract by 4/30/2010…or not.
1 Federal Tax Credit Expires 4/30/2010 for 1st timer

2 Double Dip on the State Tax Credit for 1st timer or new construction

3 Free Mortgage Protection Program ends 6/30/2010 for 1st timer

4 Entry Level price homes Rising

5 Interest Rates are Rising
Why you do not need to be under contract by 4/30/10
If you are not ready – timing, finances, home to sell,  job uncertainty/relocation or ?

Call me ASAP if you want to be in escrow by the deadline so you can Double Dip!
Or just get a home.


Dennis Smith, ABR, SRES, e-PRO, CDPE, Realtor® DRE# 00476662
Certified Distressed Property Expert

Donna "Sunshine" Smith, SFR, Realtor® DRE# 01249837
Short Sale, Foreclosure Resource Certified

RE/MAX By-the-Sea
Formerly with Taylor Place Real Estate
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