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2014’s 3rd Quarter Market Report – Answering “How’s the Market”?

Download the 2014 Q3 Charlottesville Market Nest Report.

The #1 Question buyers and sellers ask – whether in the conference room, the coffee shop, beers or dinner, is “how’s the market?” The underlying question tends to be a variation of, “can I sell?” or “should I sell” or “can I buy a home” or “should I buy a home”?

Update: NBC29 had a nice report last night and I’ve immensely glad they used what I’ve been saying for years –

“Get advice on what this report means to them because the report gives them good guidance but every market truly is extremely localized. The Charlottesville and Albemarle areas can vary neighborhood by neighborhood, street by street,” Duncan said.

For example –

I was pulling some data this afternoon on condos in the City of Charlottesville. Comparing 3rd Quarter 2014 with the 3rd Quarter 2013, condo prices in the City were up about 15%. But. Looking at the data a bit more granularly:

In 3rd Quarter 2013, 32 condos sold in the City versus 22 in the 3rd Quarter 2014 … and one sold in this 3rd quarter for $1.1 million, with the next highest sold price being $485k. Compare that with the 3rd Q 2013 where the highest sold price was $450k.

The data matters, but the context – and relevance to your particular situation – matters more.


The below reports will provide some top-level insight, but be cautioned … top level analyses provide just that – insight into what others are able (or unable) to accomplish.

More digging to be done, but for now here is CAAR’s 3rd Quarter Market report.

The Nest Report will be released a bit later today has just been releasedDownload the 2014 Q3 Charlottesville Market Nest Report.

2014 Q3 Charlottesville Market Report

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End of The Year Market Report for Charlottesville Region

Agent Update – Only for Charlottesville, Albemarle, Fluvanna, Greene and Nelson:

Not having the membership numbers for the past several years, I omitted the “zero” column …

The number of Realtors in the Charlottesville area who have managed to do between one to five sides per year has remained fairly consistent over the past three years, with a surge at the height of the boom.
The productive Realtors seem to be suffering the most.
* To answer questions I get frequently – yes, I do make a living as a Realtor. As of this writing I am the 32nd most productive Realtor in the Charlottesville area. I hate writing that, but it’s a fact. (and our office is the 8th most productive office – not bad for a very small – ~7 agents – office)
Buyers and Sellers – when interviewing Realtors, do your due diligence and ask your prospective representation how productive they have been in the past 12 months – more on this in a later post.

Thank you sincerely for reading. Please let me know if you have any questions/comments/corrections.

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