Thursday, December 10th, 2009 at 1:42 pm in Lafayette.
According to data released by the real-estate company Redfin, 55% of homes for sale in Lafayette that have closed since mid-August have had their prices reduced by the sellers before a buyer was found. This is the sixth-highest rate for a city in the Bay Area.
The median ratio for cities in the Bay Area during that same time period is 30.4%, making Lafayette’s rate nearly double the average.
The majority of the Lafayette homes that have had to reduce their prices have been higher-end homes. With the economy the way it is, home buyers are not willing to invest in higher-priced homes, forcing sellers to drop prices to find a buyer.