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.
Indian Trail Housing Market Update/Video March 2019. Indian Trail, NC (28079 zip code) area includes the towns of Stallings, Hemby Bridge, and Lake Park in Union County. The Indian Trail area saw an increase in both average (+4.6%) and median home prices (+10.4%) year-over-year. Average and median prices both increased over last month. Months supply of homes for sale remains low at just 2 months; inventory decreased, as did new listings. Indian Trail remains a seller’s market.
Ballantyne Housing Market Update/Video: March 2019. Average and median Ballantyne home sale prices saw an increase in March, at 4.3% and 4.6%, respectively. Despite an increase in days on market, homes are still selling in under two months on average. The months supply of homes at 2 months and an 11.8% drop in new listings keeps the Ballantyne/28277 zip code housing market a seller’s market.