April 2019 Charlotte region housing update + video. Charlotte region remained a seller’s market in April 2019 with inventory remaining extremely tight and lower than one year ago, resulting in higher home list and sale prices due to continued high buyer demand. Closed sales were up slightly, but pending sales were up 11.1% year-over-year. The housing affordability index continued to decrease, as well. Months supply of homes remained very low at 2.2 months and even lower for homes priced under $200,000.
Matthews housing report/video for April 2019. Home prices in Matthews, NC continued to increase in April 2019 with average home sale prices up 14.9% compared with April 2018. Both average and median home prices were up in April despite an increase in the days on market. Closed sales increased almost 45%, no doubt as a result of an increase of 45.8% in pending sales in March. New listings were down in April 2019.. Virtually no negotiating room for buyers on Matthews homes with sellers receiving 98.8% of asking price.
Ballantyne Housing Market Update/Video: April 2019. Average and median Ballantyne home sale prices saw a slight decrease in April. Despite an increase in days on market, homes are still selling in under two months on average. Pending sales were up 18.1% in April. The months supply of homes at 1.9 months and an 8.8% drop in new listings keeps the Ballantyne/28277 zip code housing market a seller’s market.
Waxhaw Housing Market Update for March 2019. The Waxhaw area of the Charlotte, North Carolina metro area (the 28173 zip code–encompassing the three towns of Waxhaw, Marvin and Weddington) continued to see tight inventory coupled with a double digit decrease in new listings year-over-year, impacting sales negatively. On the positive side, pending sales improved by double digits compared with the same time period one year ago. Days on market, both average (also down by double digits) and median, were lower compared with March 2018.
March 2019 Charlotte region housing update. Charlotte region remained a seller’s market in March 2019 with inventory remaining extremely tight, resulting in higher home list and sale prices due to continued high buyer demand. Closed sales were down, but pending sales were up 12.4% year-over-year. The housing affordability index continued to decrease, as well. Months supply of homes remained very low at 2.2 months and even lower for homes priced under $200,000. Average sale prices have increased each month this year to-date.
How did the Fort Mill and Tega Cay housing markets do in March 2019? Both the Fort Mill and Tega Cay, SC housing markets remained seller markets in March 2019, characterized by decreasing inventory, decreasing months supply of housing, and decreasing new listings compared with March 2018. Average home prices increased year-over-year in Fort Mill and in Tega Cay.
Southwest Charlotte/Steele Creek housing update for March 2019. Charlotte, North Carolina’s Southwest/Steele Creek area (28273 and 28278 zip codes) remain fundamentally seller markets with tight inventory, new listings decreasing, and homes selling at a higher price per square foot. The Steele Creek area (28273) had less than one month of inventory in March (down 29.8% year-over-year) and saw a decrease in new listings of 34% year-over-year. Clearly, this impacts closed and pending sales negatively.
Indian Land, SC housing market (29707 zip code) update for March 2019. The Indian Land housing market remains a seller’s market with 3 months supply of inventory overall, but with just 2 months supply of resale homes. Although the average sale price of Indian Land homes dropped in March 2019, it shouldn’t be assumed Indian Land homes are losing value. It had more to do with the price mix of homes sold. And the median price of homes sold increased by almost 6%. New construction homes sold at about $53,000 more on average than resale homes. The drop in closed and pending sales is to some degree a result of lack of inventory — inventory of resale homes dropped 22.4% compared with the same month on year ago.
Matthews housing report/video for March 2019. Home prices in Matthews, NC continued to increase in March 2019 with average home sale prices up 14.5% compared with March 2018. Homes were selling faster with average and median days on market decreasing compared with one year ago. February’s increase in new listings no doubt contributed to an increase of 45.8% in pending sales. New listings and inventory were down in March 2019. Virtually no negotiating room for buyers on Matthews homes with sellers receiving 99.4% of asking price.