Real Estate 680 Market Update for LAFAYETTE

Home sales and demand are heating up in LAFAYETTE, CA. Home sales have been exceeding new inventory for several weeks. Therefore, one can see that Total Inventory is trending downward.

The Market Action Index or MAI answers the question “How’s the market?” by measuring the current rate of sale versus the amount of the inventory. Index above 30 implies Seller’s Market conditions. Below 30, conditions favor the buyer. The LAFAYETTE market is currently in the Buyer’s Advantgae zone (at 25.24 this week), though not strongly so. Since this is a Buyer’s market prices are not yet moving higher as excess inventory is consumed. However, as supply and demand trends continue, the market moves into the Seller’s zone, and we are likely to see upward pressure on pricing after the adjustment of inventory.

Real Estate Market Chart by Altos Research

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