Every two weeks, we email our sellers and those subscribed to our Bi-Weekly Sold Real Estate Update. Here’s this month’s edition! To get the most out of this update, subscribe to it! Email me at JohnPoltrock@gmail.com with your name, email address, and anything else you’d like to share. We’ll take care of the rest! Enjoy!
Merry Christmas! With the holiday season in full effect, real estate buyer activity in Murphy NC is beginning to to take its seasonal curb in the mountains. We still have folks here who are coming up later in the month, but more often than not, we’re finding they are looking to find Christmas presents for family members rather than shopping for homes and land. Personally, I think a good piece of real estate would be a heck of a Christmas present! 😉 Once we get past New Year’s, we’ll see buyers beginning to come in. Fear not – all is not lost! The buyers who come in the next several months are not as many in numbers, but for whatever reason are more qualified and ready to buy. Those are great buyers!
Now that November sales are in, we’re able to find out what the real estate market did last month and really get a good feel for things. Here we go:
Home sales for November reached 20 closed transactions in Cherokee County – which is quite an improvement over last year’s 4th Quarter average of 17 sales in a month. In fact, last November’s sales reached as low as only 10 transactions on homes.
Another impressive fact is that land sales last month hit 17 transactions – which is much better than the 13 transactions the market was averaging for land in 2008. Thats very close to the high side of what sold in a month for 2008 – and it’s November! We continue to expect great things from land because there are some outstanding opportunities for buyers out there and they are beginning to realize it.
Inventory is one of the largest obstacles we face in today’s real estate market. The more homes there are on the market, the more chances a buyer has of finding a similar property and buying it. The lower the inventory, the better your chances of selling. In the past month, we have seen the inventory of homes decrease 3.8% (which is a GOOD thing!) and decrease 7.6% from last year. Inventory is coming off the market – nice!
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With all this said, this is the last time you’ll get a SOLD Real Estate Update from us until December’s sales are in, so it should be the first of January. Until then, we wish you a