An Inspiring Month for Triangle Real Estate and Unemployment

The Triangle area of NC’s real estate activity and most dramatically, the Triangle unemployment rate had an inspiring month in September.

With average days on the market down and homes sales up, here’s a snapshot of the September 2013 Triangle area Real estate activity (from the Triangle MLS) before jumping into more details of Wake County stats:

  • Homes sold in September 2013 vs September 2012 = 2,325 vs 2,004 representing an increase of 16.0%
  • At the end of September 2013 the inventory of homes for sale was 13,539 vs 14,772 in September 2012, a decrease of 8.3%
  • The Days on Market until sale decreased by 15.0% for the same period with an average of 97 in September 2013 vs 114 in September 2012

The Triangle unemployment rate dropped sharply to its lowest point in nearly 5 years, reaching 6.6% in August, down from 7.2% in July.

Alongside our monthly market report we wanted to share a terrific monthly market update featuring the following counties:  Orange, Durham, Johnston and Wake County.  Presenting the Triangle MLS (multiple listing service) September 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 Market Stats - September

Wake County Real Estate Statistics

Our 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.

To break down the information above, the tables below detail the September 2013 activity for Raleigh, Cary, Apex, Morrisville, Holly Springs, Wake Forest, Garner, Fuquay-Varina and Knightdale by the number of:Triangle NC Real Estate - September 2013 Stats

  • 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

Triangle NC Real Estate - Days on Market in September 2013AVERAGE 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 September.

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 – September 2013

Triangle NC Real Estate - Active in September 2013

Wake County Real Estate that Went Under Contract Last Month

Triangle NC Real Estate - Pending in September 2013

Wake County Real Estate that Sold in September 2013

Triangle NC Real Estate - Sold in September 2013

Just some highlights:

Average Days on Market in the Triangle

The average days on the market for homes in the entire Triangle area last month was 97 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.  97 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, desirability, and price bracket.

The low and high per area for days on market before closing in September were Morrisville averaging (an incredibly impressive) 29 days, and Wake Forest with an average of 93 days (note: the “Triangle area” includes other areas outside of the specific areas we cover above); the other Triangle areas noted above fall between the two (see chart outlining the average days on market above for the breakdown).

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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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