The brisk pace of sales activity in the community slowed slightly last month as we had 12 completed transaction as compared to 15 in September, while year over year the activity was up 34% from the 9 sales registered last October.
The overall Days on Market (DOM) for all listings jumped quite dramatically from the previous month going from 55.0 to 72.2, however this number was artificially inflated by 2 listings that spent 245 and 195 days respectively on the market. When these anomalies are taken out of the equation the DOM actually drops to 42.6 days, which is more indicative of the current market conditions.
The inventory level continues to decline with 40 active properties compared to 44 in September and as we head into the winter months that number should continue to decline. Based on the rolling 6-month community average there is currently 2.3 months of available inventory, interestingly the number of active listings was only slightly higher (41) at the same time last year but with a much lower sales rate it translated into 4.6 months of inventory.
Overall, we continue to see steady improvement and elevated levels of activity in many categories recently so hopefully the trend continues and translates into a healthy winter market.
Let us know if you are thinking of making a move or if you would simply like to know the current market value of your home and we would be happy to complete a complimentary professional property evaluation.
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