Newport Coast (August 1, 2014)
The Market Action Index has been trending down lately, while inventory and days-on-market are climbing. The trends imply a weakening market.
Supply and Demand
Home sales have been exceeding new inventory for several weeks. Since this is a buyer’s market prices are not yet moving higher as excess inventory is consumed. However, as the supply and demand trends continue, the market moves into the seller’s zone, and we are likely to see upward pressure on pricing.
In the last few weeks we’ve seen prices in this zip code bouncing around this plateau. Look for a persistent down-shift in the Market Action Index before we see prices deviate from these levels.