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Lack of listings
As we move towards a complete housing recovery, we believe that the housing crisis is behind us. High five! Doesn’t it feel so good to say that? The total number of SunCrest homes that have sold is up. SunCrest homes are selling faster. SunCrest homes are appreciating. Distressed property sales (think: short sales and foreclosures) have almost completely disappeared in SunCrest.
However, a new challenge has surfaced to affect the SunCrest real estate market — a lack of SunCrest homes for sale. As predicted, buyer demand has remained strong throughout the summer, but there just aren’t enough homes for them to buy. A lack of sellable inventory could be causing a slowing to the SunCrest market.
Last month we discussed how the price of any item is determined by the supply of that item, and the market demand. We closely follow something called “absorption rate,” which basically measures how many homes sell over a given period of time. In 2016 so far, the current monthly absorption rate in SunCrest is 11.33. Or, roughly 11 homes are selling per month in 2016. Our current inventory? Just 22 homes for sale, or a 2-month supply of homes. You picking up what we’re putting down?
A lack of listings could be great news for people selling this summer. Sellers may see multiple offers, spend less time on the market, or face less competition for others who aren’t quite ready. Now may be a time to list if you’ve be considering selling. For buyers, even though there’s more competition for fewer homes, interest rates remain at historic low, keeping the cost to own affordable for many.
Our SunCrest Market Update is a hyper-local analysis of the most up-to-date information regarding the SunCrest real estate market. The previous month’s SunCrest housing information and future editions are released monthly.