Kevin McDonald
Published on August 3, 2021


Hello Fellow Friends and Neighbors,

July 2021 was one of the busiest months ever for the Woodland Hills condo market. Values in the area are still near all time highs, but some of the forecasts I’m seeing are guessing that the market has potentially hit its peak. I’m also watching what happens what effect the rising COVID cases may do to the market. 

I’m seeing the majority of landlord owners I speak to are still opting to sell instead of re-rent out their units. Please feel free to reach out if you are interested in getting an idea of what your property could potentially be worth and see if exploring a sale is in your best interest. 

California Association of Realtors Chief Economist Thoughts on the 2nd Half of 2021

“On a year-over-year basis, the statewide median price increased more than 30 percent for the third consecutive month. Tight supply, low rates and the change in the mix of sales continue to be the primary factors pushing up home prices to record levels,” said C.A.R. Vice President and Chief Economist Jordan Levine. “However, we are expecting price growth to slow from this point on as the top end of the market begins moderating. With pending sales down for the first time in 14 months, closed sales – which have been declined 5 out of the last 6 months – will likely remain lackluster as the market enters the second half of the year.”  

What are the Hot Complexes Currently?

All complexes are hot currently. Even units with higher HOA dues such as Warner Village 3 are in demand. The complexes with lower HOA dues are the ones most desirable currently. I am noticing that 3 bedroom units are getting the most activity, but all units are incredibly busy. 

Thinking About Buying?

Interest rates are much lower than they were at this time last year. Last year, rates were hovering around 4.5% and now we are hovering around the low 3%’s and in some instances in the 2’s. That’s a huge savings in interest! The rates have recently started to trend upward so it is definitely something to keep an eye on and see how it affects the market.

 Feel free to reach out if you have any questions and let’s see if there’s an opportunity for you to score a deal. 

I’d recommend anyone who has their unit as a rental property contact me to discuss the market conditions before you decide to rent the property out for another year or sell. I’d love to help you make an informed decision with no pressure or obligation. This is why it is important to consult with someone who is an expert in the complex so you don’t waste time on the market at a price that the market will not respond to. I can also advise on what improvements can net you the best ROI when it comes time to sell. 

Southland Association of Realtors June 2021 

SFV Real Estate Highlights

June Home Sales up 57% Even as Median Home Price Inches Toward $1 Million 

The median price of homes that changed owners during June in the San Fernando Valley hit a record high while sales soared 56.9 percent and the number of properties listed for sale lingered at low levels, the Southland Regional Association of Realtors reported recently. 

The median price — meaning half the homes sold at a higher price and half lower — came in at $955,000, up 28.9 percent from June 2020 and 1.1 percent higher than the prior record set this April. June was the fourth consecutive month with the median above the $900,000 benchmark. “Not long ago it would have been inconceivable that the San Fernando Valley would see the median home price inching toward $1 million,” said Diane Sydell, president of the Association. “Now it seems inevitable, especially with today’s wealth of buyers, dearth of inventory, and heated competition over virtually every listing.” 

The condominium median price for June was $519,000, up 12.8 percent from June 2020, but 3.9 percent below the record high $540,000 set this April. A total of 554 single -family homes closed escrow during June, up 56.9 percent from a year ago and 11.5 percent ahead of May’s tally. It was the first month this year above 500 sales and the highest monthly total since June 2018. The statistics for condominium sales were not as dramatic, in part because of the extremely limited supply of condominiums listed for sale. REALTORS® assisted the close of escrow on 169 condo transactions during June, up 29.0 percent from a year ago, but down 2.9 percent from this May. 

“The market has been overheated and buyer fatigue may be a factor going forward,” said Tim Johnson, the Association’s chief executive officer. “Too many buyers are weary of competing with unseen competitors and losing to a higher bidder even when they come to the market fully prepared to buy. ” That may translate in buyers being a bit more cautious, which when combined with the reopening of the economy, may yield a slowdown in sales and a few more listings. Yet Johnson stressed that a “few more listings” doesn’t go far, even if some buyers are starting to take a bit longer to jump into the market. There were 725 active home and condominium listings at the end of June. That was down 24.8 percent from a year ago. It also was the first month above 700 listings this year, though well below the 2,500 listings needed to ease pressure off prices. The 725 listing represented a mere 1.0 -month supply at the current pace of sales. 

Over 33 years, the supply has averaged a 5.6 -month supply, Association statistics indicate. Pending escrows — an indicator of future closed escrows — support the notion that the market is cooling, albeit ever so slightly. There were 755 open home and condominium escrows at the end of June. That was up a mere 0.8 percent from a year ago. 

The Southland Regional Association of REALTORS® is a local trade association with more than 10,300 members serving the San Fernando and Santa Clarita Valleys. SRAR is one of the largest local associations in the nation.

We are here to help you! Each complex is different! If you are interested in getting more information about your complex please feel free to contact me at [email protected] or 818-256-7514 if you have any questions. 


JULY 25 19 22
JUNE 18 18 21
MAY 23 22 19
APRIL 15 17 19
MARCH 25 25 18
FEBRUARY 24 22 30
JANUARY 21 37 30


DECEMBER 22 25 31
NOVEMBER 24 29 26
OCTOBER 33 26 23
SEPTEMBER 29 25 25
AUGUST 34 29 25
JULY 32 26 18
JUNE 30 18 23
MAY 20 19 11
APRIL 12 10 9
MARCH 21 15 15
FEBRUARY 24 24 13
JANUARY 19 14 19


DECEMBER 9 10 20
NOVEMBER 9 20 10
OCTOBER 23 15 20
SEPTEMBER 20 12 20
AUGUST 25 23 21
JULY 22 25 27
JUNE 30 22 20
MAY 30 21 15
APRIL 22 17 17
MARCH 28 16 23
FEBRUARY 25 25 9
JANUARY 25 8 8

Inventory Level Today:

14 Active Listings

25 Listings in Escrow

Link to Current Inventory and Properties in Escrow:


JULY Woodland Hills Condos/Townhouses Sold:

5545 Canoga AVE #304 $573,000 $622.83 2/2 920
22100 Burbank BLVD #357F $310,000 $676.86 1/1 458
5530 Owensmouth AVE   #329 $545,000 $519.05 2/2 1050
21550 Burbank BLVD   #303 $500,000 $543.48 2/2 920
22227 Erwin ST   $615,000 $404.87 2/3 1519
5530 Owensmouth AVE   #102 $475,000 $516.30 2/2 920
22115 Burbank BLVD   #4 $525,000 $505.78 2/2 1038
6225 Shoup AVE   #88 $567,600 $456.64 2/2 1243
5530 Owensmouth AVE   #322 $510,000 $451.33 2/2 1130
5530 Owensmouth AVE   #202 $490,000 $532.61 2/2 920
5535 Canoga AVE   #111 $505,000 $548.91 2/2 920
22119 Burbank BLVD   #7 $550,000 $552.76 2/2 995
21545 Erwin ST   #90 $555,000 $409.90 2/2.5 1354
5530 Owensmouth AVE   #131 $500,000 $543.48 2/2 920
22100 Burbank BLVD   #263G $330,000 $550.92 1/1 599
21620 Burbank BLVD   #1 $588,127 $343.93 3/2.5 1710
5515 Canoga AVE   #131 $370,000 $616.67 1/1 600
21500 Califa ST   #178 $685,000 $431.36 3/3 1588
5550 Owensmouth AVE   #102 $510,000 $554.35 2/2 920
22100 Burbank BLVD   #124C $315,000 $525.88 1/1 599
6121 Shoup AVE   #2 $635,000 $359.98 3/3 1764
22100 Burbank BLVD   #242E $290,000 $484.14 1/1 599

Latest Customer Testimonial:

I lived in a condo at the Met in Woodland Hills for over 10 years and have received the market updates, postcards and flyers from realtors Kevin McDonald and Kevin Godley for many years. When it was time to sell my condo, I contacted Kevin McDonald and mentioned that I was thinking about selling my condo. I wasn’t sure, so Kevin would check in on me to ask me if I had any questions or needed help with getting the condo ready to sell. He referred me to a good HVAC vendor since I needed to get my unit either fixed or replaced. Once I had the unit ready to sell, Kevin arranged for a professional photographer to take pictures and visually stage the unit. I was impressed with the final outcome! Due to COVID, I never met Kevin in person, but we had an initial zoom chat and utilized emails, phone calls, and text message to communicate, which I appreciated. I was provided with the internet viewing activity on a regular basis and given feedback on appointments to see my unit. Documents were also signed electronically except for the escrow documents that required an original signature. I felt that Kevin was able to provide me with enough information at each step and he also followed-up with me on each of the deadlines during the escrow process. Kevin even helped me save $$ by walking me through how to check if my fireplace was working, since I never used it. That was much appreciated!! The escrow company that Kevin works with, Ridgegate escrow, was also great at answering any questions I had about the documents. Escrow closed this past Monday, 2/8/21, and I am so happy that it closed on time! Thank you Kevin and Kevin! I would highly recommend either of them if you need a reliable, knowledgeable, and friendly realtor.

-Joyce N., Sold 1 Bedroom Woodland Hills Condo with Kevin & Kevin

At Your Service,

Kevin McDonald & Kevin Godley

The 818 Life


Pinnacle Estate Properties


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If your property is currently listed with another Broker, this is not intended as a solicitation of that listing. This information is based on all homes closed in “Woodland Hills” as reported through the Southland Regional Association of Realtors multiple listing service.   

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If your property is currently listed with another Broker, this is not intended as a solicitation of that listing. This information is based on all homes closed in “Woodland Hills” as of 7/31/2021 reported through the Southland Regional Association of Realtors multiple listing service. Not all listed homes are represented by Kevin Mcdonald, Kevin Godley and Pinnacle Estate Properties.