Lake Forest California Market Report - May Sales

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Sales activity in Lake Forest for the month of May was (not surprisingly) UP from last year!

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The end of the national first time buyer tax credit, combined with the beginning of the new California tax credit (started 5/1/2010) was likely a very significant factor in this!  I am betting that there were several escrows scheduled to close in late April that ended up sliding into the early part of May to take advantage of a potential “double dip.”  The April sales totaled only 49 properties, while May included 59 – a 20% increase in volume!

Here’s the breakdown of sales for the month of May 2010:

Condos & townhomes -

24 at average sale price of $240,770 ($201.35/square foot) and 55 days on the market.  The range was from $115,000 to $355,000.  14 of these were short sales or foreclosures and closed at an average of 3% over the list price.

Single family homes -

35 at average sale price of  $524,011 ($258.60/square foot) and 68 days on the market.  The range was from $385,000 to $852,000.  The short sales and foreclosures made up 50% of these properties and 9 of them closed above the list price, averaging 102% of asking!

Total sales -

59 at average sale price of $408,794 and 64 days on the market and an average of 100% of list price!

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