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The City of La Quinta, home sales for the first half of 2017 (January thru June) were the strongest we’ve seen in the 9 years we have measured it. The second quarter was actually stronger than the first. A possible reason for this is the robust performance of the stock market. People may well be trying to preserve their portfolios by diversifying their investments into the real estate market.

The 2nd quarter of 2017 finished 115.4% ahead of the same quarter in 2016 and 117.8% above the average 2nd quarters since 2008.

The first two quarters of 2017 has been very strong finishing 122% ahead of the average first two quarters since 2008 and by the looks of the beginning of the 3rd quarter, this year should be one of our best. Although inventory has shrunk, price per square foot has not grown noticeably and in some cases has also shrunk. Based on last year’s summer months performance, 2017 could turn out to be our very best year ever. Historically, the first six months (our “season”) produces about 55% of our annual sales and the second quarter produces about 45%.

A Market Watch for the entire Coachella Valley is sponsored and compiled by the Palm Springs Regional Association of Realtors (PSRAR) and the California Desert Association of Realtors (CDAR) and published monthly. The June report can be seen by clicking here.

Below are some Graphs representing the City of La Quinta through June, 2017.

Here are some yearly sales figures (units) for the City of La Quinta from 2002:
Year – All LQ – Golf Course
2002 – 1,356 – 259
2003 – 1,572 – 640
2004 – 1,938 – 785
2005 – 1,563 – 638
2006 – 1,118 – 483
2007 – 942 – 444
2008 – 1,076 – 405
2009 – 1,202 – 409
2010 – 1,360 – 518
2011 – 1,446 – 510
2012 – 1,532 – 587
2013 – 1,537 – 567
2014 – 1,284 – 576
2015 – 1,259 – 512
2016 – 1,351 – 572
2017 – 893 – 429 through June

* Remember that the sales numbers represent “Closed” escrows. Since the average escrow is between 45 and 60 days, the decision to purchase the homes that closed in June was probably made in March to early April.
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Source: DesertAreaMLS

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