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Coachella Valley Real Estate Has Reached a New High, But are Signals of a Market Shift Coming?

Here’s what you should know about our market heading into Q4.

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Today I am going to share the latest market statistics for the valley and a couple of thoughts regarding what we might expect to see the market do in the fourth quarter of 2020.

The Coachella Valley real estate market is steaming forward at a record pace, making up for lost time in March and April, and there seems to be nothing that can stop it.  However, there are a few factors that we need to keep an eye on that could cause the market to shift. 

Coachella Valley median home prices (see graph 1) are up 21% year over year (YoY), mostly because of appreciation, but the size of homes sold has also played a role in the increase as the size of homes sold is up 5% from August of last year.  The number of homes sold over $500K was up 53% YoY and home sales over $1M are up a whopping 80% YoY in the month of August.

Coachella Valley Median Detached Home Price

Inventory continues to set record all time lows and is down 5% from last month and 26% from last year (see graph 2), while the number of sales continues to rise.  Average daily sales in the valley increased 30% YoY to 23.7% per day.

Valley Housing Inventory

The continued decrease in  inventory and increase in number of sales has pushed the months of sales in all cities, except Indian Wells, and all price points below $1MM, at or below 4 months.  With the months of sales for the valley as a whole at an astonishing 2.5 months (see graph 3).

"Months of Sales" by Inventory

“We need to keep an eye on
the lingering effects of COVID.”

What does this market mean for homeowners and home buyers?

We are in such a strong sellers market that it’s hard to see it making any kind of significant movement the other direction. 

That said, we need to keep our eyes on the lingering effects COVID has had on renters and homeowners making their payments.  Nearly a third of renters weren’t able to pay their rent in August, while there was also an 8% jump in mortgage delinquencies (9 year high) during the month.  We could also see the uncertainty surrounding the election affecting buyers’ desire to enter the market in the fourth quarter of this year.  Either of these factors could cause an increase in inventory and cause the market to shift. 

If you have been thinking about selling, there is no time like the present.  We have helped 15 sellers in the last month sell their homes.  Reach out to the agent on our team you have been working with to answer any questions and show you how we will sell your home quickly and for top dollar. 

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2 Responses to “Coachella Valley Real Estate Has Reached a New High, But are Signals of a Market Shift Coming?”

  • Mary Moses
    Written on

    What is the percent of increase of the median price of homes here in SCSH the last 12 months?

    • Real Estate Agents
      Written on

      Hi Mary,

      Please see the image below to see the average sale prices over the past 2 years in Sun City Shadow Hills (average not median, but the best I could do on short notice).


      Please reach out to us if you need some more information about the community or your home. Looks like there has been a steady increase in the average sale price, but that coudl be due to the fact that larger homes are selling more. If you want to know your home’s value any our our qualified agent (unless you have already reached out to an agent) would be happy to complete a Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) which will give you the most accurate account of what your home is worth in today’s market!

      to see a list of our agents click here!

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