Market Update November 2019

Westlake Village, Agoura Hills, Oak Park, Thousand Oaks and Newbury Park

By: Michael Rice | November 5, 2019

My View From Inside

The California Association of Realtors (CAR) just released their forecast for 2020. After much speculation about a drop in real estate prices, a recession, or worse, a complete housing market crash, CAR is forecasting prices to increase 2.5% next year. Mortgage rates are expected to remain stable at 3.7%.

This is good news for both buyers and sellers. Although many buyers talk of buying on a dip, buying on the way up is also a good thing.

After a bit of a lull, the market has had a resurgence of activity in the last few weeks. Homes that have been sitting around are finally dropping to a price that buyers can’t pass up.

This trend should continue through the holiday season offering a great opportunity for bargain shoppers.


P.S. I write the market update for number nerds like me who like stats and graphs. Continue reading for my insight on the local market. Give me a call when you want to talk about buying or selling your Conejo Valley home.



  • Conejo Valley home prices dropped 1% last month to $789,900.
  • And the inventory of available homes plunged 22% to just 650 homes for sale.
  • Mortgage rates have come off their summer lows – up about a quarter percent.
  • And more sellers reduced their price as buyer demand tends to cool late in the year.

What Should We Expect Going Forward

  • Expect a surge of last minute shoppers looking to move before the end of the year.
  • And sellers with older listings more open to negotiation hoping to sell before the holiday slow down begins.
  • Home prices are expected to increase 2.5% in 2020 (see below).
  • Creating a great opportunity for savvy buyers to take advantage of low interest rates and motivated sellers today.


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What's The 2020 California Forecast?

According to the California Association of REALTORS,

  • The median price of a home is expected to increase 2.5% in 2020.
  • The number of home sales is expected to increase by 0.08%.
  • Interest rates are expected to average 3.7% on a 30 year fixed mortgage.

Market Snapshot

Home Prices

  • The median price of a Conejo Valley home was down in October to $789,900
  • That’s now 1 consecutive months down for 2019.
  • Prices are down 1% from $800,000 last October.
  • And down $5,100 from last month.

Homes For Sale

  • October ended with 650 homes for sale.
  • Down 22% from last October.
  • That’s 182 fewer homes than last year.
  • And 45 homes less than last month.

Days to Sell a Home

  • It took 59 days on average to sell a home in October.
  • Down 12% from last October.
  • That’s 8 fewer days than last year.
  • And 1 more day than last month.

Interest Rates

Median Prices by City

(Prices below are for September 2019. City data is released a month late. Keep in mind that low volume of sales can cause large price fluctuations.)

City/County# SoldSep 2019Sep 2018Y-T-Y % Chg
Ventura County855$589,000$590,000-0.2%
San Fernando Valley935$650,000$620,0004.8%
Agoura Hills28$790,000$782,5001.0%
Newbury Park65$700,000$730,000-4.1%
Oak Park16$680,000$687,500-1.1%
Simi Valley150$577,000$570,0001.2%
Thousand Oaks73$671,000$690,000-2.8%
Westlake Village
(Ventura County)
Westlake Village
(L.A. County)
Woodland Hills70$795,000$765,7503.8%

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