Here are the numbers of active property listings, those under contract, and sold properties for Single Family Homes in Jacksonville Beach, FL for the month of January 2008:
- Active 289 active listings for Single Family Homes (no condos)
- Pending 8 pending (there is a contract and inspections/financing have been done)
- Sold 9 sold (prices ranged from $180,000 to $400,000)
- New Listings 62
The great news here is the number of sold listings in January 2008, when compared to January 2007: 9 compared with 4, which means we have closed DOUBLE the number of units year to year.
Let's see what the numbers looked like in January 2007 to see what the true impact is.
- Active 272 active listings for Single Family Homes (no condos included)
- Pending 6 pending (there is a contract and inspections/financing have been done)
- Sold 4 sold (prices ranged from $185,000-$249,000)
- New Listings 66
While our active listings is higher in January 2008, versus January 2007, the pending and sold numbers are also higher, and the new listings are less (although not considerably less.).
Ask your Realtor for comparable neighborhood properties to see first hand what those houses sold for so you can prepare a solid offer. A low ball offer does not always make the most sense, if you really want the house.If you are looking for investment property, or a short sale, you can lowball all day long -you never know when someone will be hungry enough to take it.
If you are selling, ask your Realtor to provide you with properties that have sold that are the most similar to yours. Also ask how your Realtor will market and present your property. The first impression is the one you need to be concerned with - it is what sets your house apart from allt the others. Your property will need to be priced right and presented right to grab attention in this market. An experienced Realtor will offer suggestions to help make your home more salable, and some of these are just good old fashion elbow grease, and putting some things away.
Make It A Great 2008!