Luxury real estate trends can vary significantly across Southern California, depending on many factors—including each county. There’s a lot of conflicting information, but two facts remain consistent: Inflation is still running its course, and interest rates are falling below average. However, combining these two factors makes for a robust market.
What can sellers expect?
What can buyers expect?
- Less competition with other buyers due to rising interest rates
- Higher home prices, with a potential increase of 6.6%
- The need to act fast because demand will outpace supply
Additional trends to keep in mind
Wellness spaces will be huge in 2022. The majority of Beverly Hills buyers—and Southern California buyers—are health-conscious and wellness-savvy. These buyers will prioritize homes with spas, an area for meditation, workout rooms, and health-safe features. So, it may not be a bad idea to stage that spare bedroom as an indoor self-care haven. If you’re curious about wellness trends, check out this great article on wellness design in Architectural Digest!
Last year, a luxury property in Beverly Hills went on the market for $65 million—in bitcoin. Cryptocurrency’s legitimacy is increasing in the eyes of brokers and buyers. So, it won’t be long before down payments on every home in Beverly Hills can be made in Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.
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When it comes to luxury condos, expect to see more amenities. Buyers will be looking for gyms, pools, spas, tennis courts, and other bonuses to justify a higher interest rate. They will also be looking for smart appliances, hi-tech features, and outdoor living amenities.
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Los Angeles will face a few challenges throughout 2022 when it comes to the real estate market. However, there will be some rewards sprinkled in. As far as challenges go, inventory will be limited. This will be most beneficial to sellers but a pain point for buyers. Why is inventory so low, you may ask? The main reason for low inventory is that fewer homes were built during the pandemic. And, it’s looking like it may take until the end of 2022 or longer for this to balance out.
There’s one notable benefit to selling a home in Los Angeles right now: the steady growth of home values. Since May of 2020, the median price for homes in Los Angeles rose by 19.5%. And several industry experts predict that this will increase by another 8.3% for the next year due to the continuing supply issue.
Another Los Angeles real estate trend we have observed, particularly promising for the luxury real estate market, is a greater desire for large homes. Buyers now favor sprawling properties with more space and rooms over small condos and high-rise apartments. This may be because many families are currently working from home. All we know is, it’s a positive!
Generally speaking, 2022 is a successful year for Beverly Hills real estate. We can’t say anything with absolute certainty, although we sometimes wish we had a crystal ball. But, we can say one thing with confidence: Beverly Hills will remain hot on the map. With the city’s fantastic shopping, walkable neighborhoods, and serene atmosphere, it’s no wonder people come here and come here to stay.
If you’re looking to buy or sell a home in Beverly Hills, we have a few great resources to thumb through:
- Curbed - The Los Angeles Homebuying Guide
- Beverly Hills Community Guide
- Nolo - Key Legal Requirements for Selling in California
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