Good news and bad news were recently posted by the California Association of Realtors (C.A.R.) regarding the economic outlook on housing. The bad news: supply constraints and higher prices will bring California home sales down slightly in 2022. The good news: transactions will still post their second highest level in the past five years.
C.A.R. sees a decline in existing single-family home sales of 5.2% next year (416,800 units) down from the projected 2021 sales figure of 439,800.
The median home price is forecasted to rise 5.2% to $834,400 following a 2021 projected increase to $793,100 (20.3%).
According to C.A.R. President Dave Walsh:
“A slight decline next year from the torrid sales pace of the past year-and-a-half will be a welcome relief to potential homebuyers who have been pushed out of the market due to high market competition and an extremely low level of homes available for sale.”
Economists look for the cyclical effects from the latest economic downturn will wane, and a strong recovery will follow. Demand for homes will continue to outstrip available supply as the economy improves, resulting in higher home prices and slightly lower sales in 2022.
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