Weekly Market Activity Report 7.14.08

By MAAR on Monday, July 14th, 2008

Prospective homeowners appear to have celebrated our Independence holiday by buying a home. For the week ending July 5, there were 735 signed purchase agreements (pending sales), up 7.3 percent from the same week one year ago. New listings increased by 2.5 percent for the same time period comparison but took the expected dive from one week prior due to the 4th of July holiday.

This week’s edition of the MAAR Weekly Market Activity Report features updated figures for several important metrics:

Days on Market Until Sale fell from last month to 147 but is still 13.1 percent higher than a year ago, and the Percent of Original List Price Received at Sale increased to 92.8 percent. Both changes are additional signs that home sellers are beginning to experience some light relief.

However, not all indicators are rosy, as the Months Supply of Inventory increased slightly to 10.6 months, up 11.0 percent from last July, and the Housing Affordability Index dipped slightly to 148 due to another increase in interest rates.

Photo by Chris Jones.



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