As home prices continue to trend upward, the number of properties selling remained relatively flat in June. In relation to June of last year, the Montrose real estate market experienced a 15% gain in sale prices. Absorption/saturation rates have increased in the $400-500K price range as more properties have entered the market for prime selling season. Inventory levels still remain quite low under $400,000; a healthy market (an equal number of buyers and sellers) is considered 6 months of housing inventory. A positive note to mention is the number of sales in the middle price ranges comparative to years past.
Over the last 6 months:
- 157 homes sold in the $200-300K range
- 61 sold within the $300-400K range
- 42 sales between $400-500K
Inventory Levels (Absorption/saturation)
- 3.5 months supply of inventory in the $200-300K range
- 3.6 months supply of inventory in the $300-400K range
- 14.4 months supply of inventory in the $400-500K range
The National real estate market has tapered in the number of sales over the first half of the year. New construction was a bright spot in the overall economy in May with new housing starts increasing 6.7% from the previous month (New Home Sales Surge on Rising Purchases in the South). Housing shortages and increasing interest rates are causing many prospective homebuyers to adjust their price ranges in what they can afford monthly. Mortgage rates are still historically low in comparison to the National average. Current rates on a 30-year fixed mortgage at 4.6%.
National home prices experienced an 8.7% gain over 12 months from April of 2017. San Jose (Silicon Valley), Las Vegas, and Seattle were the top three contenders for the most dramatic housing increases in the US. San Jose came in at a whopping 26%, Las Vegas 16.5%, and Seattle at 13.6%. San Jose is still the hottest job market in the US according to CNBC, which explains in part, the rapid demand and price increase for housing in that area (Home values are skyrocketing at the fastest pace since 2006).
See other housing market stats posts by the Atha Team HERE.
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