Westwood- Century City Condominium Market Report for December 2011
As we closed this challenging year in Real Estate and in the overall Economy, I am truly glad we can start a New Year. So let’s review, we had the fear of a double dip recession, European crisis in Italy, Greece, Portugal to name a few. Then we had the Japanese Tsunami and the various other catastrophes around the world. All this has impacted the housing market. Let’s keep in mind that the debt crisis at home and in Europe will continue to linger on in 2012. Ironically this volatile economic environment will push investors into the Real Estate Market. I anticipate this migration to the “safety” of “Real Estate Investments” in the coming year of 2012.
The good news Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac will continue to guarantee new mortgages on the conforming loans, what I call the “fuel” of the real estate recovery. The other great news is that nearly all of the economic data that was released in the 4th Quarter of 2011 point to improvements, which is a recipe for a stronger housing market activity! THE BEST NEWS: consumer confidence has improved, which translates to increase in spending in all areas, including housing.
Now with that said let’s look how the Real Estate activity fared for the month of December.
There were 247 Active listings on the Market waiting for buyer in Westwood-Century City. There were 24 Properties Accepting Backup Offers and 2 on Hold (an indication of Short Sale) and there were 24 Properties Pending waiting for Escrow to Close. There were 43 Sold Condominiums for the month of December in Westwood – Century City. I would like to let everyone know, that in the past five days I have seen a great deal of activity in all price points, hence the delay of this report. I anticipate a very strong and much improved 2012.
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