The good news is that the number of resale transfers is up! As you can see in the chart below in 2008 there were only 28 sales recorded, in ‘09 that number climbed to 39.
We know that EVERYONE ALWAYS wants to buy BEFORE the market begins to recover! The increase in number of transfers is one indicator of a shift in the market!
We are here to tell you that in the last six weeks of 2009 we personally negotiated 7 agreements! This is the first sign of a pulse for our markets. NEVER HAVE BUYERS HAD THE PRICES, INVENTORY, AND INTEREST RATES THAT ARE NOW AVAILABLE!
Average sales prices have come down from $391,648 in 2008 to $326,534 in 2009. Swiss Mountain carried 41% of the 39 resales with Southwind following with 15%.
Speaking of the Southwind community there were 19 new construction town homes that transferred at an average sales price of $786,738. The average in 2008 was $679,852. Resales totaled 6 with an average sales price of $660,000, the 2008 average was $674,800.
Not all sellers have embraced the fact that the numbers are lower and that is why, once again, we strongly encourage you to work with a designated BUYERS AGENT. And if selling, consider us as your listing agent for cutting edge market information!!
Always ask your DESIGNATED REALTOR about the other stats you should be considering PRIOR to making an offer! Remember there are great properties available for sale or rent in ALL price ranges in the Laurel Highlands!