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Los Angeles Real Estate Continues to Show Unprecedented Strength This Year

Where are prices going and how long will this continue?

The 2020 housing market has surpassed all expectations and continues to drive the nation’s economic recovery. Here in Los Angeles and especially in the outlying areas like the San Fernando Valley, the South Bay and even as far as Riverside, home prices have seen impressive gains over the last few months.

The Question Is: "Will this positive trend continue throughout the rest of the year, especially given the uncertainty around the current health crisis, the upcoming election, and more?"

Here’s a look at what several industry-leading experts have to say:

Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist, National Association of Realtors “Home sales continue to amaze, and there are plenty of buyers in the pipeline ready to enter the market…Further gains in sales are likely for the remainder of the year, with mortgage rates hovering around 3% and with continued job recovery."

Frank Martell, President and CEO, CoreLogic "Homeowners’ balance sheets continue to be bolstered by home price appreciation, which in turn mitigated foreclosure pressures…Although the exact contours of the economic recovery remain uncertain, we expect current equity gains, fueled by strong demand for available homes, will continue to support homeowners in the near term." Zillow

Zillow's predictions for seasonally adjusted home prices and pending sales are more optimistic than previous forecasts because sales and prices have stayed strong through the summer months amid increasingly short inventory and high demand. Bottom Line Many economists are in unison, indicating the housing market will continue to fuel the economy through the end of the year, maintaining this unprecedented strength.


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