August Real Estate Recap: Days on Market Down, Homes Sold is Up

Days on market is down, homes sold is up, unemployment is steady.  Real Estate in the Triangle area had another strong month in August.

August 2013 Triangle area Real estate activity (from the Triangle MLS):

  • Homes sold in August 2013 vs August 2012 = 2,895 vs 2,425 representing an increase of 19.4%
  • At the end of August 2013 the inventory of homes for sale was 13,727 vs 15,030 in August 2012, a decrease of 8.7%
  • The Days on Market until sale decreased by 18.8% for the same period with an average of 93 in August 2013 vs 114 in August 2012

The Triangle unemployment rate, after falling for 5 consecutive months remained unchanged in July at 7.3%.  This is down substantially however from 7.9% during this time a year ago.

Alongside our monthly market report we wanted to share a terrific monthly market update featuring the entire Triangle MLS region.  The region includes the following counties in NC:  Alamance, Caswell, Chatham, Durham, Franklin, Granville, Harnett, Johnston, Lee, Nash, Orange, Person, Sampson, Vance, Wake and Warren.  Presenting the Triangle MLS (multiple listing service) August market update with Stacey Anfindsen:

Note our report below includes specifically single family detached homes in Raleigh, Cary, Apex, Morrisville, Holly Springs, Fuquay-Varina, Garner, Wake Forest and Knightdale.

Wake County Real Estate Statistics

Wake County Real Estate Market - August StatsOur goal for the Triangle real estate market reports is to offer a solid overview of how real estate in our areas of NC perform month over month.

Specifically this is information covering single family detached homes, indicating fluctuation in home sales, inventory, and days on market until sale.

The pie chart breaks down the August 2013 percentages of:

  • new active homes listed
  • total homes for sale (active)
  • homes that sold
  • homes under contract

For great information more specific to each area of the Triangle, see the links below to our blog where we’ve posted individual area market reports for last month:

To break down the information above, the tables below detail the August 2013 activity for Raleigh, Cary, Apex, Morrisville, Holly Springs, Wake Forest, Garner, Fuquay-Varina and Knightdale by the number of:August real estate stats for Wake County

  • New active homes that entered the real estate market
  • Total active homes listed (excludes the # of New active homes as not to be redundant and skew the percentages)
  • Homes closed last month
  • Homes that went under contract (pending)
  • Average number of days on the market before closing


This graph indicates the average number of days a single family detached home remained on the market for those homes that closed in August.

Wonder how your Triangle area home stacks up against the competition?  We offer a free Comparative Market Analysis (CMA).

If you would like to know how we can market your home to get the best deal possible in the shortest amount of time, browse our Triangle home selling section, request a free pamphlet on how to get your home sold fast or contact us and we’ll work together to get your home sold.

Buying a home?  The information below will give an idea of what your options look like for each area.

Triangle Real Estate For Sale – August 2013

August Homes Active in Wake County

Wake County Real Estate that Went Under Contract Last Month

August Pending Homes in Wake County

Wake County Real Estate that Sold in August 2013

August Homes Closed in Wake County

Just some highlights:

Average Days on Market in the Triangle

The average days on the market for homes on the market in the entire Triangle area last month was 93 days (just over 3 months).  Something to keep in mind with the average days on market is that currently there is an under supply of homes in the lower price ranges and an over supply of homes in the higher price ranges.  93 days is a good indication for Triangle home sellers who are selling their homes for less than around $200,000.  For those home sellers with homes in the upwards of $800,000 and higher those average days on market is closer to 10 months.  What to expect in terms of length of time on the market before selling depends greatly on specific location and price bracket.

The low and high per area for days on market before closing in August were Morrisville averaging 45 days, and Holly Springs and Garner both averaged 71 days (note: the “Triangle area” includes other areas outside of the specific areas we cover above); the remaining Triangle areas noted above fall between the two (see chart outlining the average days on market above for the breakdown).

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Whether you are buying or selling Triangle real estate, we are here to help create a smooth transition.

Disclaimer: Any reference to TMLS data is based on information from Triangle MLS, which neither guarantees nor is in any way responsible for its accuracy. All data is provided ‘AS IS’ and with all faults. Data maintained by Triangle MLS may not reflect all real estate activity in the market. Realtor is a registered trademark of the National Association of Realtors.

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