Boy are we living in interesting times! Our market has been all over the place this year! We started off the year with snowy weekends which then moved on to the February blizzard! We then experienced the frenzy of activity from Buyers qualifying for the tax credit. Then May 1st came around and the market came to a screeching halt. June was a welcome change and we started to have more of a normal activity level. Looking at the activity over the past year, things for the most part remain relatively unchanged. Here is a snapshot:
|June 09||June 10||Change|
|Median sales price||$148,450||$148,100||-0.20%|
|%of orig. list price received at sale||92.10%||92.80%||0.80%|
|Average days on market until sale||92||73||-20.90%|
|Single family detached inventory||253||253||0.00%|
|Townhouse – condo inventory||20||20||0.00%|
The most noticeable change is the drop in new listings. Inventory has declined all across the Fredericksburg region. When inventory decreases so does the average days on market for homes that are listed on the MLS. We will need to see a continued reduction in inventory before our market starts evening out. While we still have a long road ahead of us, the decrease in inventory makes this market a little bit better for Sellers. Sellers that are priced right, show well and are in good locations are selling their houses for close to their list prices and quicker than in seasons past.
Market data and commentary by Amy Cherry Taylor, Business Manager and Realtor at Avery-Hess, Realtors.
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