Weekly Market Activity Report 10.6.08
By MAAR on Monday, October 6th, 2008
The September sales party continued for the week ending September 27, as pending sales jumped by a whopping 58.4 percent from 2007. The extravagant nature of these sales increases will not likely continue through the fall, given the current economic uncertainties and an expected downward trend in consumer confidence. New listings also increased for the same time period, bumping up 9.9 percent from the same week last year—the first year-over-year increase in new listings since early July. Total inventory remains significantly down; there are roughly 3,000 fewer homes for sale now than at this time in 2007.
This week’s edition of the MAAR Weekly Market Activity Report features updated figures for several important metrics. The Supply-Demand Ratio (SDR)—a measurement of the number of homes for sale for each projected buyer—stood at 9.79 for October, down slightly from last October. The Percent of Original List Price Received at Sale dipped slightly to 92.2 percent in September, while the Average Days on Market Until Sale increased to 145, up 2.7 percent from last September.
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