The number of detached-home listings between La Jolla and Carlsbad has plummeted this year, compared to previous years. We saw the June counts (included again here), but how does the overall count look for the first six months of 2022?
NSDCC Listings, First Half of the Year
We used to have around 2,700 listings in the first half of the year, and a sizeable gap between the median list price, and the median sales price.
Now we have 1/3 fewer listings, and a median sales price that is $577,899 higher than last year (+31%) – and it’s also HIGHER than the median list price!
As more potential sellers get the (wrong) impression that now isn’t a good time to sell, don’t be surprised if listing counts drop further. And people think prices are going to go down? Why? There isn’t much to buy now, and it’s going to get worse – the trend is fewer people want to sell.
Sales are toast – we are probably going to have months this year where the NSDCC sales count gets down around 100 per month, which has never happened before. But it’s because fewer people want to move, and those that do list their home for sale will want to hold out on price – or just wait until ‘the market improves’.