The Charlotte Regional Realtor Association released their monthly market report this week. Based on their findings, we are again facing historic low inventory and higher prices, but we are also seeing a dip in closed sales and in new listings from the same time last year.
Inventory for the entire region is now at 9,525 homes. This is up from last month’s 9,212, but substantially down from last year’s 11,919. The rise from last month is a typical trend, as spring goes on, more homes are listed.
Average sales price also rose year over year. Last year, the average price for a home was at $251,290. This year the average is a staggering $275,491. This is up $4,140 from last month’s average price of $271,351 and $38,269 up from this time in 2015.
Days on market time is down year over year as well. This means homes are staying on the market for a much shorter time before they are under contract. This speaks to the low inventory as homes are being snatched up almost as soon as they are listed. 96 days is now the norm from listing until a transaction is closed.
Pending sales are up from last year at this time. This means we could see a bump in closed sales next month. If we don’t start seeing more listing activity, there will be even more competition over the homes that do come up for sale. Buyers need to be prepared to pay higher prices and be prepared in case of multiple-offer situations.
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