Los Angeles Median Home Price Record High May 2017

Los Angeles County, California median home price hit a record high in May 2017 as mortgage rates remain near historic lows.  The median home price in Los Angeles County hit $560,500.00 as inventory remains low and along with low mortgage rates.  At the height of the mortgage bubble in 2008, Los Angeles county’s median home price hit Los Angeles Cityan all-time high of $550,000.00 and shortly thereafter fell over the following years.  According CoreLogic’s report released Wednesday Los Angeles county’s median price in May rose 6.8% from a year earlier to reach just over $560,000.00 as sales jumped nearly 5.00%.

Many homeowner’s are receiving multiple offers above asking as demand continues to surge.  The greatest demand appears to be in the $500,000 to  $1,000,000 range.  Higher priced homes are not seeing the same surge in demand however it continues to be a sellers market even above the $1,000,000.00 mark.  Los Angeles mortgage companies are having to be extremely competitive with their mortgage rates as more and more companies try to attract purchase loan volume.

Will this surge in home prices continue and is it a bubble?  Great question without an easy answer.  If mortgage rates remain low and the economy remains strong (in terms of low unemployment) the demand for housing will continue to be strong in the Los Angeles County area.  However incomes need to grow as well since a homeowner can only afford so much when it comes to buying a new home.

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