Even with record breaking asking prices nationwide, home sales are still on fire this summer. Listings are moving 6 percent faster than they did in July of last year. In July, princes were 10 percent higher than one year ago, with the national median sale price at $275,000 and the national median days on market at 64 days. Creating an even more competitive market, there are 11 percent less homes on the market than this time last year.
Normally there is a nationwide slow down by the middle of summer, with prices dropping, but 2017 is proving to be an exceptional year. Javier Vivas, manager of Economic Research at realtor.com further explains, “After a strong start to the buying seasons, homes are not only selling faster than last July, but faster than last year’s peak months. However, quick sales don’t necessarily mean more sales, particularly when there isn’t enough inventory as is currently the case. Home prices also remain stubbornly high, failing to show hints of the usual seasonal cooldown. Low- and moderately- priced homes are being snatched up especially quickly, keeping many would-be buyers from being able to get into the market.”
With the market not showing any sign of slowing down, buyers should be ready to jump when they come across a great deal.