OC Housing Report



Housing’s Summer Market has arrived, and with it comes an increase in inventory, a slight decrease in demand, and a rise in the market time. Expect the Orange County housing market to slow slightly yet to remain exceptionally hot. 

Graduation caps have been tossed into the air since the end of May, marking the beginning of the Summer Market for housing. With the school year ending, it is time to usher in all the distractions of summer: the beach, the community pool, hiking, biking, camping, traveling, and all kinds of camps for the kids. As everyone turns their attention to fun in the sun, the housing market evolves and downshifts slightly.

Spring is cyclically the hottest time of the year for housing. Buyers and sellers are transacting all year long, yet families with kids like to hit the market in the spring, enabling them to close on a home during the summertime when the kids are out of school. Demand typically peaks during the Spring Market, between mid-March and the end of May. As soon as the last bell rings, marking the end of the school year, families may still have housing goals of selling and purchasing, but that often takes a back seat to enjoy all that summer has to offer. As a result, summer is the second busiest time of the year for housing.

The various seasons of the housing market do not necessarily align precisely with the official start and end dates of the four seasons. Summer officially begins on June 21st, the summer solstice, the longest day of the year. Yet, in housing, it aligns with when the kids are out of school, around the end of May. It is hard to look for a home during the busy end-of-school-year activities and graduation festivities, while on vacation, enjoying the warmth of summer surf, or carpooling to and from camps, pools, water parks, and friends’ houses. The Summer Market comes to an end around the third week of August when schools are back in session. Housing then transitions to the Autumn Market.










Excerpt taken from an article by Steven Thomas.

About the Author

Tim Morissette, also known in the community as Mr. Foothill Ranch, offers over 46 years of real estate experience which has given him an established reputation and unmatched market knowledge. He is joined by his wife, Michele and sons Matt and Jeff, as they continue to offer personal service with an emphasis on achieving his clients’ real estate goals.  This unique combination of traits has led to his proven track record of referral and repeat business. This can be witnessed by the trust of homeowners in Foothill Ranch where he has sold twice as many homes and represented three times more buyers than the next-leading real estate agent for the last 26 years.

As residents of Foothill Ranch since 1994, Tim and Michele are actively involved in the community by fundraising for Foothill Ranch Library, Make-a-Wish Foundation, Cancer Society, Homes for Habitat, Relay for Life, South County Outreach, and the local church and schools. Tim enjoys sponsoring community-wide garage sales, paper shredding and e-waste recycling event, an Easter egg hunt, & a Meet Santa Event.

Tim and Michele are dedicated to their family of four sons, daughter-in-laws, and grandchildren. As a family, they enjoy many outdoor activities which include camping, spearfishing, mountain climbing and exploring the miles of hiking and equestrian trails in Foothill Ranch and the Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park. Tim and his sons are also avid snowboarders and enjoy mountain biking and lobster diving. Family is a top priority in the Morissette household. They look forward to helping more families achieve their dreams of homeownership.