Long Beach Area Housing Market Reports – May 2020

Market Trends Continue

The Housing Market Reports for May 2020 look similar to last month’s. COVID-19 continues to keep many Sellers on the sideline while Buyers are still plentiful and eager to secure housing. New listings and pendings have decreased significantly compared to May 2019 but less severely than April’s decrease.  Prices continue to increase from anywhere from 2.5% to 6% over 12-month period.

Interest rates and lending

Unbelievably interest rates continue to fall which is helping Buyers qualify for larger loan amounts. There was, and still is, a fear the banks will tighten lending guidelines but so far any changes have not affected the market negatively.

Strong Seller’s Market

Most Markets are showing a 1.5 to 2.5 month supply of inventory. To put this into perspective, a healthy ‘even’ market would be 4 to 6 months supply.  Of course there is a continued sense of uncertainty due to COVID-19 so we are expecting new listings to remain on the low side.

Market Reports to Ponder

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CITY OF LONG BEACH
ZIP CODES: 90802 – 90803 – 90804 – 90805 – 90806 – 90807 – 90808 – 90814 – 90815
CITY OF LAKEWOOD
ZIP CODES: 90712 – 90713
CITIES: LOS ALAMITOS – SEAL BEACH – SIGNAL HILL – DOWNEY – CERRITOS – CYPRESS GARDEN GROVE – HUNTINGTON BEACH