All-cash offers are an unusual real estate tactic, but often times are a winning strategy at the negotiating table, and are presently on the rise. The National Association of Realtors® reports market share of all-cash purchases has risen and currently makes up 33 percent of the market. This is a unique trend, especially since the market has experienced a decrease in distressed homes and investor activity.
Economists point out many reasons for this popular trend. One is restrictive lending standards have caused many buyers, especially wealthy ones, to forgo a loan. Another is the aging baby boom generation, many of whom are trading down and paying for their purchase with cash accumulated from decades of equity. Some also point to foreign buyers; home purchases by foreign buyers in the U.S. are increasing and those buyers don’t have the credit history in the U.S. to qualify for a loan.
None of those situations have significantly impacted the Montgomery market. For May, 24% of the sales were all-cash and averaged just $42,500. This indicates they were predominantly investor sales of distressed properties. Now let's look at the other May statistics for Midtown Montgomery.
Midtown Montgomery real estate sales statistics for May 2014, show the number of homes sold increased by 5.7% when compared to May 2013. The average sales price increased by less than 1% to $144,882 for the month. The median sales prices increased by 17%, and market times decreased by 4 days from May 2013. The highest selling price decreased by 5%, and the lowest selling home price decreased by 45% compared to May 2013.
|Midtown Montgomery||May 2014||May 2013|
|Average Selling Price||$144,882||$144,725|
|Median Selling Price||$123,000||$105,000|
|Days On The Market||126||140|
|Highest Selling Price||$635,000||$665,000|
|Lowest Selling Price||$9,250||$17,000|
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Information is provided by the Montgomery Area Association of Realtors and is deemed accurate but not guaranteed.