The number of single-family homes put under agreement in the month of March increased over last year. The number of condominiums remained essentially the same. Median prices for both single-family homes and condominiums saw a hike year-over-year. The median price of a condominium was higher than the price of a single-family home. Continue reading
The number of homes and condominiums put under agreement in the month of February increased over last year. Median prices for both single-family homes and condominiums saw a hike year-over-year as well.
Closed sales for single-family homes fell slightly in January, while prices rose more than three percent. Condominium sales saw a drop in sales as well, with prices rising over six percent. Inventory dropped to a record low for the month of January. This is the second month in a row that the number of single-family homes for sale has been below the 10,000 mark. Continue reading
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Buyers continued to come out and make accepted offers on single-family homes and condominiums in the final month of the year as the number of homes put under agreement and prices increased in December. As a whole, 2017 saw both homes put under agreement and average median prices increase compared to 2016.
December Pending Sales:
|Single-Family||December 2017||December 2016||% Change|
- Pending sales have been up 11 of the last 12 months
|Condominium||December 2017||December 2016||% Change|
- Pending sales have been up 10 of the last 12 months
Year-End Pending Sales:
|Avg. Median Price||$376,292||$353,644||+6.4%|
|Avg. Median Price||$349,163||$331,929||+5.2%|
Read more in the December 2017 Future Indicators Report.
Closed sales for single-family homes rose half a percent in November, while prices rose more than four percent. Year-over-year condominium sales saw a hike of over 10 percent, with prices rising almost eight percent. Inventory dropped to a record low for the month of November.