North Shore Views
For the first month of the year North Shore home sales decined 7% from January of 2012. After months of positive trends you may be worried that the housing market recovery has stalled. What’s really going on is that there are plenty of buyers out there looking for homes, but there just aren’t many good homes for them to buy and the few good houses that do come on the market are snapped up quickly, often in a bidding war. A case in point is Wilmette, where the average market time is an unheard of 1.8 months (market time in a normal market is six months). There are only 79 houses on the market in Wilmette, which is about half the number for sale this time last year. You can find out what’s driving the shortage of home for sale here.
North Shore Real Estate Update – January 2013
On a more positive note (for homeowners) the median sales price was up 4% from December and up 10% over January 2012. As supply and demand dynamics take hold, we should see prices continue to rise modestly in the coming months.
As for prices in individual towns, these tend to bounce around from month to month, and there are too few houses selling right now in each town to draw any conclusions about what’s going on. As we move into the spring market we will be able to get a better handle on market health.
Want more data? You can see statistics by individual town in Market Statistics.
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Thinking of selling your home? Give us a call at 847-881-6657 to set up a marketing consultation with the Come Home North Shore Team. We’ll provide you with a comprehensive analysis of what your home is worth in today’s market, advise you on how to maximize its selling price and customize a marketing plan to maximize buyer exposure to your home.