Annual Housing Market Survey results

Annual Housing Market Survey results

Heightened market conditions fuel more multiple offers and higher selling price

LOS ANGELES (Oct. 30) – More properties were sold above their asking price this year, as tight supply conditions continued to heat up market competition in the first half of 2013, according to the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®’ (C.A.R.) “2013 Annual Housing Market Survey.”

Nearly half (49.5 percent) of all homes sold in 2013 were sold above asking price, nearly twice the share in 2012 (25.9 percent) and triple the share in 2011 (16.6 percent).  The 2013 figure was more than twice the long-run average of 18 percent during the past 20 years.  For homes that sold above the list price in 2013, the median premium paid over the list price was 4.8 percent, unchanged from 2012.

For the third consecutive year, an increasing number of home sellers – nearly half – planned on purchasing another home in the future….

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