Stratford CT April 2013 single family home sales showed a 13% INCREASE in sales as compared to April 2012. Additionally, sales were UP 85% from last month. (See annual chart below).
Listing and selling averages decreased 13% and 12% respectively with the median home price going down 11%.
The month remained in a SELLER's MARKET with a less than 6 month supply of homes at 5.68 months which statistically means that if there was no new inventory, it would take 5.68 months to sell off the active 193 listings.
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Futures are strong! Moving forward, there are 59 houses under deposit and a whopping 86 pending sales (under contract). That is the highest number of pending sales in a VERY long time. To date for May, there are 42 closed sales and the end of month should add on a good amount of additional sales. Go Stratford!!
Which houses attracted buyers and sold in Stratford CT in April 2013?
Stratford CT April 2013 Property Transfers
(as recorded in the Greater Fairfield County MLS as of 5/25/13)
The hot spot for sales in April 2013 continued to be in the $200K-$300K range. Stratford CT remains a very desirable, affordable town for first time buyers and downsizers.
The absorption TREND, which shows the number of months it would take to sell the entire inventory at the same pace, came in at 6.29 for the last three months, into a buyer's market statistically.
Keep in mind that this rate is for ALL houses. If you are selling your home, your agent should calculate the absorption rate trend for your price point to get a more accurate analysis. Some price points favor sellers; others favor buyers.
The success in selling your house in Stratford CT or any other community is dependent upon accurate pricing, effective preparation, calculating the absorption rate for your particular price point, and having a strong online marketing presence. A house will sell if there is a synergy among all four.
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Date Source: Greater Fairfield County Multiple Listing Service -- May 25, 2013. No representation or warranty is made to the accuracy of this information.
Stratford CT Single Family Market Report - April 2013 - Stratford CT Real Estate