Just think! The sold dollar volume has gone up 16.91% from a short year ago. All indications say our housing market continues to increase while days on market decrease. With interest rates hovering around 4.5% , it's a great day to be buying a home. If you've been listening to the recent news commentaries about our housing market, you've heard we are out of the recession, interest rates WILL rise next year and housing prices will continue to rise as well.
So…if interest rates are low and home prices are at their lowest price this year, why not take advantage of the market today? It's not too late to buy yourself a home for Christmas! Call us.
Are we edging closer to a “Normal Market? Not really, we are still in the “Seller Zone”!
Prices will continue to climb at a steady rate as long as interest rates and inventory remain low. In the third quarter of 2013 there was an increase in new listings coming on the market but sold prices did not reduce. Why, you ask? Because inventory is still historically low. It gets even better for sellers, in November, the number of new listings dropped 14% compared to November 2012. This is the first significant drop in inventory since December 2012. Very good news for sellers! There are 10,777 homes in Gainesville and only 91 are actively looking for a buyer. That’s less than .01% of homes
The Leesburg Market continues into the second year of strong growth, following a huge drop in average sales price influenced by the distressed sales of foreclosures and short sales. The overall year over year increase in sales price is up 14%, outpacing Loudoun County at 6%. Closed units remain strong at 11% year over year outpacing Loudoun County which remained steady.
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Northern Virginia continues to enjoy the low inventories, even though interest rates have moved up slightly above the historic lows
Over the past two months there has been a 70% increase of new inventory available to buyers in the City of Manassas. Is it something sellers should be concerned about? Absolutely not! There are 14,053 homes in the City and as of Halloween night, only 87 are actively looking for a buyer. That’s .0062% of homes in active status, very low inventory indeed!
The graph below shows the amount of active listings over the last 5 years. The blue line represents new listings that came on the market. As you can see, active listing inventory has been pretty steady since 2009 with small peaks and valleys.
Buyer interest, prices and interest rates are expected to rise again next year so we highly
September brings the last great push for real estate in the calendar year, and that's reflected in the numbers below. Our new listings have increased 25.94% over this time last year.
Word might finally be out that home prices are on the rise, and were, by 16.92% over this time last year. If you're a buyer looking within the city of Alexandria, this should come as very good news. There will be more to look at, more to choose from and with the favorable interest rates, a great time to buy. Why wait any longer?
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The Ashburn “Red Hot” Market continues.
The total sales volume year over year is up 52%, while sold units are up 38%, and the average and the average sales price is up 10.5% . This amazing market trend is being driven by the increase in new home sales (similar to the one we experienced 3 years ago), coupled with historically low interest rates, and continued record low inventories in Northern Virginia.
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Do you live in Ashburn or are you considering selling? Now
No doubt about it. The real estate market is consumer driven.
While the average home prices in Springfield continue to rise, days on market also rose from what I previously reported last time. It seems consumers took a step back from the home buying rush experienced earlier in the year. Did the increase in the interest rates have anything to do with it? I would say so.
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There were eight homes sold in Rappahannock County in July of 2013 as compared to nine homes in July of 2012. The average sales price has decreased by 68% and the average days on the market has increased 51% from 133 days to 202 days. These statistics are not in line with the general area where prices are on the rise and days on the market is decreasing. Rappahannock County is a wonderful location for Buyers looking for a beautiful rural setting. It is the home of the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains and borders the Rappahannock River. Only 65 miles southwest of Washington DC, it is a great spot for Northern Virginia Commuters.
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Even though there was a nearly 114% increase in new listings, the real estate market in Bristow is still in the "Seller Zone". Buyers have been trying to take advantage of historically low interest rates before they rise again but cannot find a home in good condition to purchase without already having multiple offers!
Even the homes that are in poor condition have investors swarming over them with cash offers. August should show a slowdown in sales activity as families gear up for the start of the school year, but September may come back with a bang!! (Look for those numbers in early October)
Compare home sales for Bristow in July of 2013 to home sales in July of 2012:
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It's good to see an active selling market again. While some areas are experiencing the typical summer slow-down because so many are taking advantage of vacations, it's a great day for real estate regardless of whether you're in the market to buy or ready to sell.
Homes coming on the market are selling within a month. Buyers are taking advantage of the low interest rates and buying before prices and interest rates go higher. In July, over 38 homes sold in less than 10 days for top dollar!
Just remember, today our buyers want move-in ready and, in Burke, there are wonderful homes ready to move in to. If you're planning to sell, take the time to look around your house and fix anything you