The Winchester, VA Real Estate Market Review for 2012

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Cornerstone Business Group Inc 0225086119

The 2012 numbers are in and it's official.  The Winchester, VA real estate market is improving.  During the tenuous days of 2012, it was difficult at times to know which way things Upward Trendwere heading, but the raw data now clears that up for us.  The market is heading up!

The completed real estate transactions for 2012 came in at 1333.  That's a 4.8% increase from 2011.  Of that number, 180 closings were short sales and 273 were foreclosures.  Short sales were up from 2011 by 6%, but foreclosures showed an adverse relationship.  The 2012 foreclosure rate was down 27%.  That's good news for the market overall.  The absence of foreclosures may signal that the worst is over.

There were 375 properties sold as foreclosures in 2011.  The market was still feeling the impact of the market collapse of 2008, and the economic recovery was moving at a snail's pace if it was moving at all.  

The overall distressed property sales of 2012 were 33% of the total sales.  There was a 17% drop in overall distressed sales from the previous 2011 number.  Even though there has been a 6% increase in short sales in 2012, the overall numbers signal a new trend toward fair market sales and away from distressed sales.  Fair market sales climbed 17% in 2012.  The move toward fair market sales is a good trend to see on the horizon. 


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Jim Patton
Century 21 M&M - 209-404-0816 - Turlock, CA
Realtor - Stanislaus & Merced county Realtor.

Mike that is good news for the The Winchester, VA real estate market.  I think 2013 is going to be an even better year!

Jan 07, 2013 03:54 AM #1
Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC - Fort Collins, CO
Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate

Hi Mike - I just got through doing the stats for the cities in our area and it's pretty much the same good news. It will be interesting to see how the low inventory numbers affect the market this spring - I think that price increases will flush out some voluntary sellers and we'll have a correction, but it could get interesting.

Jan 07, 2013 04:52 AM #2
James Dray
Fathom Realty AR LLC - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Mike I haven't checked this market so far this year but my business is growing and that is with no end in sight. 

Jan 07, 2013 06:53 PM #3
Conrad Allen
Re/Max Professional Associates - Webster, MA
Webster, Ma, Realtor

Hi Mike.  Let the good times roll:)

Jan 07, 2013 07:51 PM #4
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