Clarksburg Village MD | Buyer’s Market Helps Premium Home Sales Soar
Clarksburg Village MD Local Market Tidbits:
What can you say about our local Real Estate Market for this year?
I like to analyze it with a depth study and perspective to bring you the facts and insights that should matter to you.
If you are a buyer, you should proceed with caution in choosing existing homes vs new construction.
If you are a seller, you have major competition with new construction in the area and it is very important that your marketing should primarily highlight the benefits from your home's perspective.
Today I want to talk to you about Buyer’s Market Helps Premium Home Sales Soar
We previously reported how a shortage of inventory in the starter and trade-up home markets is driving prices up and causing bidding wars, creating a true seller’s market. At the same time, in the premium home market, an over-abundance of inventory has started to see prices come down and put buyers in the driver’s seat, creating the beginning of a buyer’s market.
Last week, the National Association of Realtors released their Existing Home Sales Report which shed some additional light on the impact of inventory levels on sales in each price range.
The chart below shows the year-over-year difference in sales at each price range.
The under $100K range has shown declines in recent years due to the shortage of distressed homes available for sale (just 5% of sales this past month, compared to 35% in January 2012). Sales in the next two price ranges are no doubt being hindered by low inventory as buyers compete for the same home.
NAR’s Chief Economist, Lawrence Yun, explained:
“Those able to close on a home last month are probably feeling both happy and relieved. Listings in the affordable price range are scarce, homes are coming off the market at an extremely fast pace and the prevalence of multiple offers in some markets are pushing prices higher.”
The biggest surprise? This is the first time in years where the $1M and up price range had the highest jump in sales when compared to last year and to all other price ranges (29.1%)! The two price ranges right underneath the $1M range were a close second and third. As the price went up, so did the sales!
With additional inventory available in the higher price ranges, and the economy improving, many luxury buyers are finding it easier to find their dream homes. Yun commented,
“The job market in most of the country is healthy and the recent downward trend in mortgage rates continues to keep buyer interest at a robust level.”
If you are one of the many homeowners who is looking to sell your starter or trade up home and move up to a luxury home, now is the time!
The Clarksburg Maryland real estate market is uniquely hyper-local, meaning that you can't throw the latest sales numbers within local/national levels and expect meaningful results about its condition.
Buyers should be very observant about the trends and direction of the market before putting an offer for a house.
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