For prospective buyers who will be out looking for Costa Mesa homes for sale in the coming year, last Wednesday’s “Housing Forecast for 2021” that was picked up by commercial newswires held both good and bad news. The mix of favorable and less-favorable elements alternated back and forth throughout the news release. Future Costa Mesa house-hunters might have felt the reader’s equivalent of watching a tennis match rally.

  • The source of the forecast——did offer up one overriding reassurance:
    GOOD: “The 2021 housing market will be much more ‘normal’ than the wild swings [experienced this year].”
    But that was tempered with:
    NOT SO GOOD: “Prices stay high.”
    The back-and-forth continued:
    ENCOURAGING: “…more home options will probably become available…”
    NOT SO ENCOURAGING: “…[for buyers] waiting until the fall or winter months.”
    GOOD: [Early buyers]…will likely see lower prices and mortgage rates.”
    NOT SO GOOD: “…buyer competition remains strong…”
    GOOD: “® forecasts mortgage rates will continue to hover near 3%...”
    SORT OF GOOD: “…then slowly rise to 3.4% by the end of the year.”
    ENCOURAGING: “Buyers may finally have a better selection of homes to choose from…”
    LESS ENCOURAGING: “…later in the year.”

…and so on. It looked like buyers who move early will be rewarded—perhaps more than those who wait longer. In the long run, the ultimate benefit to the buyer will as ever, be more dependent on the quality of the property being purchased. That’s always the case, whether sooner or later.

For homeowners who will list their own Costa Mesa homes for sale in the coming year, the same back-and-forth seemed more optimistic, starting with “Sellers will continue to hold the upper hand throughout 2021…”

The predicted “slowing” price increases would, after all, continue to score new highs. And one key forward-looking edict would be good news for buyers as well as sellers—both “can expect homes to sell more quickly in 2021.” Since sellers often become buyers, that should be unalloyed good news.

If 2021 will find you becoming a buyer or seller (or both), we hope you’ll call on us to supply professional guidance you can rely upon!

We are built on a philosophy of Heritage & Hustle. The L3 is a full service real estate agency with a regional office located in the heart of #CostaMesa, offering a wide-array of custom services to meet their clients’ needs with roots in the community since 1976.  It’s L3 mission is to provide trusted, convenient, responsive service to ensure clients enjoy their real estate experience. The L3 was originally formed to offer personal, concierge-level service as an alternative to the large, nationally based real estate companies. From its small beginnings of only two employees, The L3 has grown to a full staff of 25 serving over 300 clients a year. The L3 is not limited to serving just its clients; it is also committed to serving the community. Not only has The L3 donated hundreds of hours to many area charities, they have also received the prestige of being named one of the #toprealestatecompaniesinCostaMesa  If you’re interested in #buyingorsellinginOrangeCounty, turn to the experts. Turn to The L3 and let them help you make your real estate buying or selling dreams come true. For more information or to get started on finding or selling your home contact The L3 today at 714-444-4663 or email us at



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