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Regarding the stats you posted on the $1+ million homes — do you have any such data on the $500-$1 million market? Thank you!
Now, the data.
For the Central Virginia region* –
I have no explanation for the apparent dramatic rise in inventory in the first part of the past two years. My speculation is two-fold. Many sellers may have taken their homes off the market in the fall/winter only to re-list during the first part of the year. Second, I’m thinking that many of these are new construction, which is notoriously unreliable data.
Looking at the raw data, the number of sales has held relatively consistent over the years until April of this year, when the number of sales dropped in half, year-over-year. I’m hoping the proverbial hindsight that three to six months will provide will shed some light/insight into these numbers.
To provide some context, here are all price ranges for the Central Virginia region –
The last data point is this – New Construction properties in the Central Virginia region, priced between $500k and $1.2 million** –
I hope this helps answer your question.
* Charlottesville, Albemarle, Fluvanna, Greene, Nelson
** Seriously – it’s notoriously unreliable data, but worth looking at nonetheless.