Ladera Ranch Real Estate Blog

You’ll find the Ladera Ranch Real Estate blog to be a wealth of information, covering everything from local market statistics and home values to community happenings. Please reach out if you have any questions at all. We’d love to talk with you!

Oct. 24, 2019

Ladera Ranch Lender | Q4 2019 Update

Ladera Ranch Lender’s Corner – 2019 Q4

RATES, RATES, RATES!

Over the past several months, mortgage interest rates have been hovering at or near 3-

year lows. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you most certainly have been

hearing about interest rates in the news, on the radio, or just overhearing conversation

out in public. The buzz is warranted because it affects all of us! If you’re still looking to

get into the market, these lower rates mean you can afford a bigger, nicer house. If you

already own a home, you can refinance and lower your payment.


The million-dollar question I get daily: what do you think will happen to rates? We are

officially in election season and the current President (love him or hate him) has built

low rates into his campaign platform, so I believe he will do everything within his power

to keep policies favoring lower interest rates. Additionally, you have major global

instabilities like Brexit and the recent military conflicts in the Middle East and you have a

recipe for investors to keep their money parked in Mortgage-Backed Securities, which

drives rates lower.

“Slow Season”

Historically speaking, the real estate market tends to slow down during the winter

months. This is mostly because of holiday season grade school calendars. Most people

don’t want to make a big transition until the summer. What does this mean for you, a

potential buyer? This usually means you can find some better deals during the winter

plus you often have less competition for the house of your dreams. My suggestion: take

this time to get your financing in order (get fully pre-approved) as early as possible.

Don’t let those deals or these interest rates pass you by!

Want to know more?

I would love to chat about this with you some more. I absolutely love what I do and get

excited “geeking out” about the mortgage industry! If you’re ready to find out what your

purchasing power is and what it could look like to purchase, feel free to give me a call,

shoot me a text, or email me any time:

Jared Price - Senior Mortgage Advisor - NMLS #957754

cell: 408-833-9258 - email: jared@pricemortgagecorp.com 

Oct. 11, 2019

Ladera Ranch Real Estate Market Update 10/11/19

Ladera Ranch Market Update  

Fall has officially arrived which is typically the start of the slower season for real estate in southern California. In Ladera Ranch there are now 110 homes for sale, down from 131 homes a month and a half ago. 73 of the homes for sale are single family residences, 22 are condominiums, and 15 are townhomes. Out of the 110 homes for sale 104 of them are standard sale or equity sales, 1 home is up for auction, there are 5 short sales, and 2 bank owned home. Around 66.3% of the homes for sale in Ladera Ranch are listed for over $700,000 right now. Home loan rates have remained very low (below 4%). The average rate for a 30-year fixed mortgage around 3.80%. The FED announced it won't be raising rates anymore this year.

The average price of a home for sale in Ladera Ranch has increased to $1,202,177. The average price in up from last month since more expensive larger homes are now for sale. The average days a home is on the market in Ladera Ranch has increased from 72 days on the market to now be 84 days. Home inventory has remained about the same as we've entered the last few months of whats usually the busy season of real estate. The inventory remains relatively the same around 3.40 months of home supply at the current buying pace. An inventory of 3-4 months of supply is considered the average, so at 3.40 months of supply it's a healthy market and not favoring sellers or buyers. The average sold price verse the average list price remained relatively the same around 98.19%.

If you want a free property valuation of what your home could sell for or interested in looking at the homes currently for sale give me a call 949-412-3515 Scott Bingham.

Aug. 22, 2019

Ladera Ranch Real Estate Market Update 8/22/19

Ladera Ranch Market Update  

Summer is coming to a close as kids have gone back in school this week. In Ladera Ranch there are now 131 homes for sale, slightly down from 138 homes a month ago. 86 of the homes for sale are single family residences, 32 are condominiums, and 13 are townhomes. Out of the 131 homes for sale 124 of them are standard sale or equity sales, 2 homes are up for auction, there are 3 short sales, and 2 bank owned home. Around 63.3% of the homes for sale in Ladera Ranch are listed for over $700,000 right now. Home loan rates have recently dropped to a 2 year low! The average rate for a 30-year fixed mortgage around 3.95%. The FED announced it won't be raising rates anymore this year.

The average price of a home for sale in Ladera Ranch has decreased to $1,165,030. The average price in down from last month since more condos and townhomes are now for sale. The average days a home is on the market in Ladera Ranch has increased from 69 days on the market to now be 72 days. Home inventory has remained about the same as we've entered the last few months of whats usually the busy season of real estate. The inventory remains relatively the same around 3.40 months of home supply at the current buying pace. An inventory of 3-4 months of supply is considered the average, so at 3.40 months of supply it's a healthy market and not favoring sellers or buyers. The average sold price verse the average list price remained relatively the same around 98.00%.

If you want a free property valuation of what your home could sell for or interested in looking at the homes currently for sale give me a call 949-412-3515 Scott Bingham.

July 22, 2019

Ladera Ranch Real Estate Market Update 7/22/19

Ladera Ranch Market Update  

Summer is in full swing as we enter the last part of July. In Ladera Ranch there are now 138 homes for sale, up from 128 homes a month ago. 93 of the homes for sale are single family residences, 35 are condominiums, and 10 are townhomes. Out of the 138 homes for sale 133 of them are standard sale or equity sales, 2 homes are up for auction, there are 2 short sales, and 1 bank owned home. Around 65.2% of the homes for sale in Ladera Ranch are listed for over $700,000 right now. Analysts are expecting home price to level off this year throughout southern California. Home loan rates have recently dropped to a 2 year low! The average rate for a 30-year fixed mortgage around 4%. The FED announced it won't be raising rates anymore this year.

The average price of a home for sale in Ladera Ranch has decreased to $1,280,662. The average price in down from last month since more condos and townhomes are now for sale. The average days a home is on the market in Ladera Ranch has decreased from 83 days on the market to now be 69 days. Home inventory has remained about the same as we've entered the last few months of whats usually the busy season of real estate. The inventory remains relatively the same around 3.40 months of home supply at the current buying pace. An inventory of 3-4 months of supply is considered the average, so at 3.40 months of supply it's a healthy market and not favoring sellers or buyers. The average sold price verse the average list price remained relatively the same around 98.00%.

If you want a free property valuation of what your home could sell for or interested in looking at the homes currently for sale give me a call 949-412-3515 Scott Bingham.

June 13, 2019

Ladera Ranch Real Estate Market Update 6/13/19

Ladera Ranch Market Update  

June is typically one of the last busiest months of the year for real estate in Orange County. Buyer demand has increased as we've entered the busy season, and more homes are coming on the market for sale. In Ladera Ranch there are now 128 homes for sale, up from 127 homes a month ago. 86 of the homes for sale are single family residences, 28 are condominiums, and 14 are townhomes. Out of the 128 homes for sale 122 of them are standard sale or equity sales, 2 homes are up for auction, 1 home is a Trust sale, there are 2 short sales, and 1 bank owned home. Around 66.4% of the homes for sale in Ladera Ranch are listed for over $700,000 right now. Analysts are expecting home price to level off this year throughout southern California. Home loan rates have continued to drop in the last couple of months as the market has slowed down. The average rate for a 30-year fixed mortgage around 4.15 - 4.30%. The FED announced it has decided against raising rates anymore this year.

The average price of a home for sale in Ladera Ranch has increased to $1,327,402. The average price in slightly up from last month with more expensive homes for sale on the market. The average days a home is on the market in Ladera Ranch has increased from 76 days of inventory to now be 83 days. Home inventory has remained about the same as we've entered the last few months of whats usually the busy season of real estate. The inventory remains relatively the same around 3.40 months of home supply at the current buying pace. An inventory of 3-4 months of supply is considered the average, so at 3.40 months of supply it's a healthy market and not favoring sellers or buyers. The average sold price verse the average list price remained relatively the same around 98.00%.

If you want a free property valuation of what your home could sell for or interested in looking at the homes currently for sale give me a call 949-412-3515 Scott Bingham.

May 8, 2019

Ladera Ranch Real Estate Market Update 5/8/19

Ladera Ranch Market Update  

The month of May lands during the height of the real estate season for home sales in southern California. Buyer demand has increased as we've entered the busy season, and more homes are coming on the market for sale. In Ladera Ranch there are now 127 homes for sale, up from 111 homes a month ago. 82 of the homes for sale are single family residences, 33 are condominiums, and 12 are townhomes. Out of the 127 homes for sale 122 of them are standard sale or equity sales, 2 homes are up for auction, 1 home is a Trust sale, there are no short sales, and no bank owned homes. Around 64.5% of the homes for sale in Ladera Ranch are listed for over $700,000 right now. Analysts are expecting home price to level off this year throughout southern California.  Home loan rates recently dropped to a 12 month low. The average rate for a 30-year fixed mortgage around 4.85 - 5.00%. The FED recently announced it has changed it's mind and has said it doesn't plan anymore rate increases this year.

The average price of a home for sale in Ladera Ranch is slightly down at $1,261,173. The average price in slightly down from last month with more condos/townhomes on the market. The average days a home is on the market in Ladera Ranch has decreased from 78 days of inventory to now be 76 days. Home inventory has increased as we've entered the busy season of real estate. The inventory has increased to around 3.40 months of home supply at the current buying pace. An inventory of 3-4 months of supply is considered the average, so at 3.40 months of supply it's a healthy market and not favoring sellers or buyers. The average sold price verse the average list price remained relatively the same around 98.00%.

If you want a free property valuation of what your home could sell for or interested in looking at the homes currently for sale give me a call 949-412-3515 Scott Bingham.

April 10, 2019

Ladera Ranch Real Estate Market Update 4/10/19

Ladera Ranch Market Update  

April is statistically one of the busiest months for home sales in Ladera Ranch. Buyer demand has increased as we've entered the busy season, and more homes are coming on the market for sale. In Ladera Ranch there are now 111 homes for sale, up from 83 homes a month ago. 67 of the homes for sale are single family residences, 34 are condominiums, and 10 are townhomes. Out of the 111 homes for sale 100 of them are standard sale or equity sales, 1 home is an auction, there are no short sales, and no bank owned homes. Around 62% of the homes for sale in Ladera Ranch are listed for over $700,000 right now. Analysts are expecting home price to level off this year throughout southern California.  Home loan rates recently droped to a 12 month low. The average rate for a 30-year fixed mortgage around 4.85 - 5.00%. The FED recently announced it has changed it's mind and has said it doesn't plan anymore rate increases this year.

The average price of a home for sale in Ladera Ranch is slightly down at $1,243,306. The average price in down from last month due to there being more condos/townhomes on the market. The average days a home is on the market in Ladera Ranch has decreased from 99 days of inventory to now be 78 days. Home inventory has increased as we've endered the busy season of real estate. The inventory has increased to around 3.25 months of home supply at the current buying pace. An inventory of 3-4 months of supply is considered the average, so at 3.25 months of supply it's a healthy market and not favoring sellers or buyers. The average sold price verse the average list price remained relatively the same around 97.85%.

If you want a free property valuation of what your home could sell for or interested in looking at the homes currently for sale give me a call 949-412-3515 Scott Bingham.

March 19, 2019

Ladera Ranch Real Estate Market Update 3/19/19

Ladera Ranch Market Update  

In the last month it seems we've seen another shift in the Ladera Ranch real estate market. Buyer demand has actually reversed and buyer demand has increased. As a result the number of homes on the market hasn't increased as expected. In Ladera Ranch there are 83 homes for sale right now down from 88 homes a month ago. 53 of the homes for sale are single family residences, 24 are condominiums, and 6 are townhomes. Out of the 83 homes for sale 81 of them are standard sale or equity sales, 2 are short sales, and no bank owned homes. Around 66% of the homes for sale in Ladera Ranch are listed for over $700,000 right now. Analysts are expecting home price to level off this year throughout southern California.  Home loan rates remain relatively the same as the end of last year with the average rate for a 30-year fixed mortgage around 4.90 - 5.15%. The FED announced it plans to raise rates 3 times throughout  2019.

The average price of a home for sale in Ladera Ranch is slightly down at $1,326,221. The average days a home is on the market in Ladera Ranch hasn't changed much from 97 days of inventory to now be 99 days. Most realtors are expecting home inventory to increase as buyer demand slows this year. But a recent shift has muted that market indicator. The inventory has decreased to around 3.07 months of home supply at the current buying pace. An inventory of 3-4 months of supply is considered the average, so at 3.07 months of supply it's a healthy market and not favoring sellers or buyers. The average sold price verse the average list price remained relatively the same around 97.71%.

If you want a free property valuation of what your home could sell for or interested in looking at the homes currently for sale give me a call 949-412-3515 Scott Bingham.

Feb. 11, 2019

Ladera Ranch Real Estate Market Update 2/11/19

Ladera Ranch Market Update  

The southern California real estate market seems to be going into a transitional period. Buyer demand has slowed and homes are staying on the market for longer than they were a year ago. This year looks like it's going to be the year that we officially shift from a sellers market to a buyers market. In Ladera Ranch there are 88 homes for sale right now down from 96 homes a month ago. 63 of the homes for sale are single family residences, 21 are condominiums, and 4 are townhomes. Out of the 88 homes for sale 84 of them are standard sale or equity sales, there is 4 short sale, and no bank owned homes. Around 71% of the homes for sale in Ladera Ranch are listed for over $700,000 right now. Analysts are expecting home price to level off this year throughout southern California.  Home loan rates remain relatively the same as the end of last year with the average rate for a 30-year fixed mortgage around 4.90 - 5.15%. The FED announced it plans to raise rates 3 times throughout  2019.

The average price of a home for sale in Ladera Ranch is slightly down at $1,378,005. The average days a home is on the market in Ladera Ranch hasn't changed much from 98 days of inventory to now be 97 days. Most realtors are expecting home inventory to increase as buyer demand slows this year. The inventory has increased to around 3.97 months of home supply at the current buying pace. An inventory of 3-4 months of supply is considered the average, so at 3.97 months of supply it's a healthy market and not favoring sellers or buyers. The average sold price verse the average list price remained relatively the same around 98.11%.

If you want a free property valuation of what your home could sell for or interested in looking at the homes currently for sale give me a call 949-412-3515 Scott Bingham.

Jan. 3, 2019

Ladera Ranch Real Estate 2019 Market Predictions

What are your predictions for the real estate market in Ladera Ranch in 2019?

In 2018 homes prices increased 7% in California to an average price of $575,800 according to the California Association of Realtors. They're also forecasting the sales market to slow down this year with prices only increasing an estimated 3.1%. Here's what they had to say about this years market "A combination of high home prices and eroding affordability is expected to cut into housing demand and contribute to a weaker housing market in 2019, and 2018 home sales will register lower for the first time in four years, according to a housing and economic forecast released today by the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®' (C.A.R.)."

This year i'm expecting the market to slow down a little with less transactions occurring and homes staying on the market for longer as buyer demand wains. So what I believe we're seeing is a sellers market transitioning into a buyers market. So right now it's not a sellers market and it's not a buyers market; it's somewhere in the middle. So sellers should expect to negotiate a little more on price with buyers this year. We should also see an increase in the number of properties on the market with longer days on market.

Many analysts are expecting home loan rates to rise in 2019 as well. The Fed is expected to raise rates 2 or 3 more times throughout the year. According to C.A.R. the average for 30-year, fixed mortgage interest rates will rise to 5.2% in 2019, up from 4.7% in 2018 and 4.0% in 2017, but will still remain low by historical standards.

If you'd like a free home valuation to see what it could sell for get in contact. If your looking to sell or buy give us a call today to begin your search Scott Bingham, Realtor 949-412-3515.