Just wrapped up another great project down in South Bay near the Eastlake/Otay neighborhoods. This is really a great family home located on a pride of ownership culdesac in a newer track home development originally built by McMillian in the 1990’s. The floorplan is really familiar and reflective of a lot of homes built in the 90’s in San Diego.
The San Diego real estate market is in the beginning stages of a what we think is a huge correction. We are now seeing median home prices drop for the first time in 13 years. Needless to say, all this was fueled by QE and low mortgage rates. The market seemed to peak around May 2022, since then we have lost 10% on median home prices. Nobody thought prices would drop with less than 2 months of inventory, but I predicted this would happen and we adjusted our buying criteria to be safe. As of August 12, 2022 the San Diego median home price is $805,000, down from $865,000 on June 3rd.
With inflation and higher interest rates, the squeeze is on. Affordability is at a 40-year low so combined with plummeting consumer confidence from the recession, buyers are feeling cause for concern. Almost 30% of homes in San Diego listed for sale have reduced asking prices at this time. The days of 20 offers on the first weekend and $100k overbidding are long gone but this is a healthy situation needed to move into a more normal market.
The home is 5 bedroom, 3 bath with 2400 s.f. We did a complete remodel with all new surfaces. Newer homes like this are usually a breeze because the electrical and plumbing are in good shape and there is no need to make floor plan improvements. There was an April identical floorplan home that sold before the decline for over $200,000 more than we are asking! This is a great deal and reflective of the new normal.