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Pasadena Property, Real Estate Market Update and Housing Report – October 2008
Pasadena’s real estate inventory of homes has decreased in October to 127 units overall – inclusive of single family residences, condos and townhomes. It is not surprising as folks are getting ready for the holiday season and in the natural annual cycle of real estate, we expect to see less inventory to choose from. The sales have closed strongly in October at 117 units. Next month, we will see a marked decrease in this number as evidenced by the decline in the Pasadena home buyers going into escrow in October.
This month, I was able to catpure the median Pasadena home sales price and will be adding that information to all future reports. Median home sales prices provide a more accurate picture since the median signifies that 50% of Pasadena homes sold for more and 50% of these homes sold for less. Hope that you will find it useful.
Market Action Indicator for Pasadena’s real estate is currently in the buyer’s zone though not strongly so. The 90-day Market Action Index stands this week at 22 so buyers should expect find reasonable levels of selection. Inventory levels have been relatively consistent relative to sales. Despite the fact that there is a relatively high amount of available inventory, this Buyer’s market is still seeing prices move higher. Given inventory levels, these price conditions are relatively fragile. If the market cools off further, the price trend is likely to reverse.
The highest sold home in Pasadena for October was at 485 South Grand Avenue, a 4 bedroom/4 bath luxury estate with 6,000 sq. ft. on a 24,345 sq. ft. lot which sold for $4,300,000 at 95.56% of its asking price.
The lowest sold home in Pasadena for October was 476 East Mountain Street, a 1 bedroom and 1 bath with 624 sq. ft of a 2,580 sq. ft. lot whcihc sold for $233,000. This home sold over its original asking price of $226,900.
Overall, October’s single family residences sold at 95.20% of their asking price.
Housing Market Statistics for Pasadena California for August 2008 through October 2008:
Data compiled from ITEC (Pasadena Foothill Association Multiple Listing Service).
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Posted by: Irina Netchaev
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