The Battle Continues... the Inventory Battle that is!
Throughout most of the County, we continue to battle an inventory shortage issue which is causing home values to significantly increase. This condition has lead many people to believe that we must be in some type of market bubble; however, the problem with this logic is that there are no valid indications of the market slowing down. Quite the opposite. We live in a market now without subprime mortgages, $0 down loans, or no stated income loans - lenders have MUCH stricter qualifications that serve as a market safeguard during a rising sales spike. Now, if we apply the law of averages, we can predict that things will eventually slow down, but so long as inventory stays this low, all signs confirm that this competitive sales market is here to stay.
Here are the numbers I am referring to...
Closed sales have decreased -4.3% from this time last year, even worse is the current amount of inventory is down to -25.2% !!! With such minimal levels of inventory, of course the Median sales price has increased to 8% compared to this time last year, and caused the average days on market to decrease 31.2%.
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