I’m always trying to get a handle on what’s happening in the Charlottesville real estate market**, and while anecdotal evidence is useful, data is mighty helpful as well.
Showed two houses today. One – on market for 2 days w/ 2 offers. Other – on market for 300+ days, likely w/ an offer.
Today we’re looking for trends; as I’ve said for years, looking at data from any level other than this house (whatever that house is) can be misleading. Real estate trends such as the ones below lead to buyer and seller psychological analysis as much as anything else.
# of homes that have been listed: down 10% (good news)*
# of homes put under contract: up 3%
# of homes sold: down 2%
Every time I see just how dead 2009 was, I’m a little surprised, and thankful to have made it through that time period.
*This could mean there is a lot more shadow inventory waiting in the wings.
**Charlottesville EMSA = Charlottesville, Albemarle, Fluvanna, Greene, Nelson, Louisa
As always, raw data after the jump: