You are asking if it's worth it to build in Beverly Hills, but what is the purpose of the building? If it is a single family home you are going to live in, yes it's worth it. If you are thinking about some kind of flip type thing..it's still one of the best zip codes out there, but making a profit in this type of market won't be easy. Quite a bit will depend upon the builder's knowledge of the area and the market.
The average DOM for 90210 for a single family home built in 2012 is 130. The average list price and sold price of a home in 90210 is $4,462,026 and $4,113,591. The average price per square footage is $829.35.
Is the market in the area moving? Well there was a home that sold within 9 days for $290,000, so it really depends on the price and the property.
You asked whether it is worth building a new home in 90210 in this market. Does it matter to you how long it take to build the house? It will take longer to acquire permits in the hills than the flats of Beverly Hills, CA.
I would suggest purchasing a home that is already built because you can get a lot more for your money with the short sales still circulating the market. If you would like new construction, I would recommend purchasing a house or land that already has the caissons and foundation (to support the hillside homes).
If you are interested in more information about short sales, here's an article to read: http://venturablvdrealty.com/2012/03/22/get-a-deal-on-a-shor
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