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Sellers Smiling & Buyers Building Confidence
Sellers Smiling & Buyers Building Confidence

Today we turn the calendar to March and with the sun shining and temps rising into the 60’s, we start thinking “Spring”. And what’s more “spring” than the Spring Real Estate market? Let's find out what's happening.

 

Here’s what happening in Vienna and Oakton:

1. BOTH markets appear to have moved into a Seller’s Market. Not only is housing supply at 3 months or less in both areas, but we are seeing more & more competing contract situations on homes that are prepared properly and priced right. Buyers who are successful in purchasing the homes of their dreams are those who come prepared - who know exactly what they want when they see it, have their loans fully approved, earnest money deposits ready and no existing home sale contingencies. They realize that this is no longer a Buyer’s Market. (In some areas like Vienna & Oakton, it’s been more than a year - probably several - since that has been the case.) And Sellers who were savvy and entered the market early are definitely smiling this week!

2. In February, average days on market for homes that went under contract was 84 days in Oakton and 89 days in Vienna. We expect that to drop slightly as we enter Spring because the February statistics include homes that came on the market during the slowest part of the year in late 2011. Here’s the breakdown of how quickly homes sold in February:

VIENNA:

  • 35 homes sold in less than 2 weeks
  • 11 homes sold in 15-30 days
  • 5 homes sold in 31-60 days
  • 7 homes sold in 61-90 days
  • 25 homes sold in 91+ days (up to 1,028 days!)

 

OAKTON:

  • 9 homes sold in 2 weeks or less
  • 5 homes sold in 15-30 days
  • 2 homes sold in 31-60 days
  • 3 homes sold in 61-90 days
  • 10 homes sold in 91+ days (up to 526 days!)

 

Here are the stats for the past week:

Last week in Vienna Real Estate (22180,22181, 22182):

  • Number of Contracts: 22
  • Average Days on Market for Active Listings: 118 days
  • Average Days on Market for Listings That Went Under Contract: 78 days
  • Inventory: 168 homes on the market
  • Number of Months Supply of Homes (Based on past 90 day contract rate): 2.9 months
  • Number of Months Supply of Homes (Based on past 30 day contract rate): 2.0 months

 

Here are last week’s stats for Oakton Real Estate (22124):

  • Number of Contracts: 5
  • Average Days on Market for Active Listings: 109 days
  • Average Days on Market for Listings That Went Under Contract: 78
  • Inventory: 56 homes on the market
  • Number of Months Supply of Homes (Based on past 90 day contract rate): 3.0 months
  • Number of Months Supply of Homes (Based on past 30 day contract rate): 1.9 months

 

If you’re thinking of buying or selling a home, Contact The Belt Team at (703) 242-3975 for a more in-depth discussion & analysis - because it’s only the neighborhood YOU live in (or you WANT to live in) that matters. We’ll be happy to schedule a consultation and get very detailed about “YOUR Market” so that you can make the decision that is best for YOU!

 

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You can also listen to How Buyers Should Choose The Right Realtor.

 Email The Belt Team (or call us at 703-242-3975) to request a FREE WRITTEN REPORT of your home’s value or to be put on our FREE PRIORITY NOTIFICATION LIST for special buying opportunities that are not in the MLS or on the Internet. In a market like this, don’t you want to know about homes BEFORE they hit the market?

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