Springfield, VA Market Report – 12/3/09

03 Dec
December 3, 2009

The preliminary figures for November in the Springfield, Virginia market continue to give some cause for optimism, yet also reflects some caution.

  • New listings: 69
  • Closed sales: 85
  • Pending sales: 191
  • Average sold price: $347,339
  • Average DOM: 28

The number of pending sales increased by 60% from the previous month as buyers scrambled to take advantage of the tax credit, which was eventually extended to the end of April. New listings however, decreased by more than 50%, further reducing the available inventory. The average days on market (DOM) dropped from 42 days to 28 days. This time last year the days on market was over 100. So, these numbers all reflect a shift in the supply and demand, which will hopefully return the market to normalcy. Though, the average sales price decreased 3% from October, our biggest concern now is the lack of new inventory. There are buyers ready to move forward but the number of available homes presents a problem. Now is a perfect time for sellers who are looking to move up into a larger home. The low inventory, particularly in the entry market price range, allows sellers the best chance to get a quick offer at good price.

Market data and commentary by Charles J. Carroll, Managing Broker at Avery-Hess, Realtors.

Search for homes in the Springfield, and the rest of the DC Metro: www.averyhess.com

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