Originally published at West Bank Living
Current real estate statistics for Harvey LA as of 11/5/2008:
- 195 active listings, priced from $51,500 to $598,000
- Average list price of $190,561
- Median list price of $159,900
- 6 pending but continue to show listings, priced from $129,900 to $227,000
- 42 under contract listings, priced from $20,000 to $499,000
- Based on October 2008 sales, there is a 9.75 month supply of homes for sale in Harvey
Harvey LA - Number of Homes Sold October 2008
The number of homes sold in Harvey LA continues to remain stable from month to month, although the inventory (number of homes for sale) still indicates a buyer's market in the community. There are a fairly substantial number of pending sales that are falling apart each month. Many times it is due to the fact that home sellers have not grasped that there is stiff competition for qualified buyers and they must be willing to be flexible - whether on price or on making necessary repairs.
Sellers who are "holding out" for their dream price may be left holding their house for a long time.
Harvey LA - Average Home Sale Price October 2008
What puzzles me is why the average listing price went UP from September to October. Home sellers who are keeping an eye on the market should know that real estate prices in Harvey LA have been on the decline for the last 2 years.
Rather than following the pack and pricing at or above what you neighbor is asking for their home, you should be realistically pricing your home based on real, comparable sales. This remains the best way to get it sold quickly - or if not quickly, at least faster than other competing listings.
All data provided by GSREIN and is deemed reliable, but not guaranteed.
These reports are intended to provide an overview of the real estate market in Harvey. Your particular neighborhood or subdivision may be experiencing something different. Don't guess at what your Harvey home is worth - use a West Bank real estate professional to determine the right price and the right plan to get you moving.
- Previous Harvey LA Real Estate Market Reports
- Getting Your Home Sold in This Market - 10 Steps to Success According to Professional Home Stagers
- From For Sale to Sold in Under 60 Days