Victory Lakes Townhouse Report: February 2012
It's hard to believe that March come in to Bristow, VA with near eighty degree temps. If this is the beginning of spring, you have to wonder what the summer is going to bring. Thank goodness Victory Lakes' residents have a nice cool pool to enjoy come Memorial Day weekend.
TOWNHOUSES FOR SALE IN VICTORY LAKES
8 Listings were Active: 6 New Construction, 2 Regular Sales
The available inventory in Victory Lakes' townhouses continues to be dominated by Miller & Smith's new construction. With six of the active listings from February being theirs, the numbers are skewed to reflect the high prices of buying new. The high list price was up nearly 5% since last report and low list price was unchanged. The average list price was 1.5% higher than last report and 12.2% higher than last year. A word of caution to anyone who is thinking of buying new, you may want to check out the Victory Lakes Single Family Home Report for February 2012. You can find single family homes in Victory Lakes for the price of new construction townhouses. Just some food for thought. After all, new construction is definitely shiny and spiffy when you buy it, but it's not getting any bigger over time.
VICTORY LAKES TOWNHOUSES UNDER CONTRACT
9 Listings were Under Contract: 4 New Construction, 3 Regular Sales, 2 Short Sales
Tonwhouses under contract are also dominated by new construction. However, the high list price at time of contract was over 3% lower than it had been last month, low list price at time of contract was over 4% higher. High marketing time was over 5% longer, and low marketing time 100% shorter than it had been last month. As for the averages, the list price at time of contract saw just over a 1/2% increase since last report and a 12% increase since last year. The average marketing time improved nearly 13% since last report and was 5% longer than it had been last year. Naturally, we'll get our best indicators of market value from the sold column.
TOWNHOUSES SOLD IN VICTORY LAKES
6 Listings Sold: 3 New Construction, 2 Regular Sales, 1 Short Sale
By a narrow margin, new construction is dominating the Victory Lakes townhouses sold as well. The high sold price was over 12% higher than last month, while high marketing time was over 14% shorter. The low sold price was 2.5% lower than last month and low marketing time improved by 87.5%. Average sold price was up over 5% since last report and up 4.5% since last year. Average marketing time was nearly 27% faster than last report and over 4% faster than it had been last year. Year over year, we are seeing improvements to the Victory Lakes townhouse market.
The next Victory Lakes Townhouse Report will be out in April and will detail sales from the month of March. Until then, if you would like a free market analysis of your specific townhome's value in today's real estate market, give me a call. I've been a full-time Bristow real estate agent, and Bristow home owner, since 2005. I've been a Short Sale Agent since 2007. No matter what your equity position, I can help you get the most money in the shortest amount of time for you Victory Lakes townhouse. And I'd be happy to put together a free, customized market analysis of your townhouse's specific value in today's market.
Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker-Licensed in VA, Long & Foster REALTORS®
Statistics compiled by Chris Ann Cleland using information in the MRIS (Metropolitan Regional Information Systems.)
What to know the value of Victory Lakes Single Family Homes? Click the link for the Victory Lakes Single Family Home Report: February 2012.