Some economy observers are pointing to 2018 as the final period in a long string of sentences touting several happy years of buyer demand and sales excitement for the housing industry. Although residential real estate should continue along a mostly positive line for the rest of the year, rising prices and interest rates coupled with salary stagnation and a generational trend toward home purchase delay or even disinterest could create an environment of declining sales.
• Single-Family Closed Sales were down 4.1 percent to 1,916.
• Condos Closed Sales were down 1.2 percent to 401. • Co-ops Closed Sales were down 7.8 percent to 544.
• Single-Family Median Sales Price decreased 0.2 percent to $678,750.
• Condos Median Sales Price increased 1.8 percent to $392,000.
• Co-ops Median Sales Price increased 3.0 percent to $170,000.
Tracking reputable news sources for housing market predictions makes good sense, as does observing trends based on meaningful statistics. By the numbers, we continue to see pockets of unprecedented price heights combined with low days on market and an economic backdrop conducive to consistent demand. We were reminded by Hurricane Florence of how quickly a situation can change. Rather than dwelling on predictions of a somber future, it is worth the effort to manage the fundamentals that will lead to an ongoing display of healthy balance.
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2018 Third Qtr Residential Saled Rpt.hgar
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