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Real Estate Market Report August 2021: Orleans & Jefferson

Let's take a look...

At the real estate market. Currently, there are 1095 sales pending in the market overall, leaving 1114 listings still for sale. The resulting pending ratio is 49.6% (1,095 divided by 2,209). So you might be asking yourself, that's great... but what exactly does it mean? I'm glad you asked!

The pending ratio indicates the supply & demand of the market. Specifically, a high ratio means that listings are in demand and quickly going to contract. Alternatively, a low ratio means there are not enough qualified buyers for the existing supply.

"Current inventory is described as active."

A total of 4149 contracts have closed in the last 6 months with a median sold price of $285,000. Breaking it down, we notice that the $200K-$300k price range contains the highest number of sold listings.

Alternatively, a total of 775 listings have failed to sell in that same period of time.

Listings may fail to sell for many reasons such as being priced too high, having been inadequately marketed, the property was in poor condition, or perhaps the owner had second thoughts about selling at this particular time. The $200K - $300K price range has the highest number of off-market listings at 163 properties.

"The median list-to-sales ratio for this area is 99%."

Analysis of sold properties for the last six months reveals a median sold price of $285,000 and 8 days on market. Notice that properties in the $200K - $300K price range have sold quickest over the last six months. The recent history of sales can be seen in the two charts below. The median sold price for the last 30 days was $288,000 with a DOM of 6 days. Since the recent DOM is less than the median DOM for the last 6 months, it is a positive indicator for demand. It is always important to realize that real estate markets can fluctuate due to many factors, including shifting interest rates, the economy, or seasonal changes.

If you are in the market to buy, sell, or invest please reach out to me so that I can help with any real estate need that you might have.

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