What’s happening in the luxury home market?
Luxury can mean different things to different people. So when you’re talking about the luxury home market, it’s good to define the parameters.
After all, a $1 million home in Los Angeles isn’t the same as a $1 million home in Kansas City.
Generally speaking, though, the luxury market is categorized as homes in the top 5-to-10 percent based on home value. And naturally, the high end of the market doesn’t always behave the same as other tiers do.
So what’s been happening in the luxury home market lately?
Well, according to one recent analysis, the median home price in luxury home markets has fallen 2.3 percent in recent weeks – at the same time the overall market has seen prices go up.
Part of the reason for this is that the typical home buyer plans to live in the home they buy for many years, giving them some protection against temporary economic turmoil.
Luxury buyers, on the other hand, may be more reluctant to make a large investment in times of uncertainty.
Because of this, the ratio of available homes to interested buyers is different in high-end markets and can cause prices to move independent from the overall trend.
Housing market summary, 12 weeks ending June 14
|Luxury (top 5% by market value)||Non-luxury (36th to 65th percentile by market value)|
|Median sale price||$1,099,521||$265,134|
|Median sale price, YoY||-2.3%||4.1%|
|Number of homes for sale, YoY||-6.7%||-17.2%|
|New listings of homes for sale, YoY||-19.3%||-25.8%|
|Sales of homes, YoY||-29.9%||-21.9%|
|Median days on market||53.5 (-1.3 YoY)||33.8 (-2 YoY)|
For parts of California and Nevada luxury market (top 5%) by metro area, 12 weeks ending June 14
|Metro Area||Median sale price||Median sale price YoY change||Supply of homes for sale YoY change||New listings YoY change|
|Las Vegas, NV||$889,103||-6.7%||3.6%||-16.5%|
|San Francisco, CA||$1,694,458||0.2%||6.9%||-19.5%|
|San Jose, CA||$1,520,292||0.5%||-20.7%||-32.9%|
|Los Angeles, CA||$1,553,271||1.8%||-19.9%||-31.4%|
|San Diego, CA||$1,529,417||5.1%||0.2%||-3.8%|
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