Well, here it is, FALL!
October 3rd and my kids are already talking about snow!
Me? I'm just glad there's lots of football to watch!
But, in between all the family pleasantries and weekend-football-overeating, I save some time to keep the pulse of our local Charlottesville real estate market.
And, of course, the one question I get asked almost every day: How IS the Charlottesville real estate market?
So, here is my analysis:
First, I'm actually going to limit this discussion just to the County that surrounds Charlottesville-->Albemarle County, and I WON'T include the actual City of C'ville. Different market, different blog.
I'll also only talk about detached single family homes, so no townhomes, condos, attached homes, etc.
Currently, in Albemarle County, there are-
Single Family Homes for sale = 678
Prices range from $49,900 to $13,995,000
Average price (this number is an aproximation because CAAR MLS
cannot acurately analyze over 500 listings at a time) = $364,995
# of this 678 total over $1 million dollars = 124
Average Days on Market (DOM) = 182
# of Charlottesville Foreclosures = 22
# of this 678 that are Short Sales = 18
Since April 1st of this year:
Total Homes that have sold = 508
Prices ranging from $42,000 to $9,650,000
Average DOM = 162
Average price = $351,000
Out of these 508 Homes Sold during this period,
19 were Short Sales
With Prices Ranging From $91,000 to $890,000
Average Price of Sold Short Sales = $337,589
Average DOM of Short Sales = 172
How is our Charlottesville real estate market?
Well, it's not getting better, at this point.
Values are still dropping and market times increasing.
One GOOD thing is that the percentage of properties considered distressed, i.e. foreclosures or Short Sales, is statistically below the national average.
My wife and I bought our 1st family home together in February. Even though the market overall was strong, back then, we got a better deal because it was winter time, the market had slowed, and the seller needed to sell!
So...with interest rates the lowest in history, a glutted housing inventory, prices lower, sellers inclined to negotiate, and the oncoming winter (slower) months, I would be out there buying and taking advantage of this Buyer's Market, for sure!!
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