How the Real Estate Market is performing in Raleigh, Cary, Morrisville, Apex, Holly Springs, Fuquay-Varina, Wake Forest and more around Wake County, North Carolina

Raleigh, NC (Wake County) May Market Report

I know we’re a bit early but I was getting anxious to see how we are doing in the Raleigh area real estate market.  It’s exciting to be tagged as the #2 city in the nation  for a real estate rebound but I want to see the numbers start to uptick and couldn’t wait till next week… 

So here goes – my good, bad and ugly for this month. 

The tables below remember are for single family detached homes in Wake County and the information taken from the Triangle Multile Listing Service (our MLS).  It includes places like Raleigh, N. Raleigh, Cary, Apex, Morrisville, Fuguay Varina, Holly Springs, and Wake Forest. 

We’ve started to bring you some of those individual area market reports like earlier this month (Cary NC April Market Report) and will continue with those next week.

But for now let’s review what’s going on in Wake county…

First let’s look at all Active Detached homes for sale in the Triangle MLS for Wake County

Wake county active listings

Of all the actives listings above – below are the new listings to come on the market in Wake county so far this month:

Wake county

Total properties pending or under contract:

Under contract this month

Total properties sold and closed so far this month:

Wake county detached solds

I thought you would like to see the High, Low, and Average prices on these charts as well as the Average Days on Market.

Now if you’ve followed my previous reports you know that I like to also know what’s going on as far as showings go.  After all if nobody’s looking nobody’s buying…  So here’s the showings activity so far this year from our CSS.  The report indicates an upswing in showing activity – which is a good indicator.

 

All areas around Raleigh

I find it interesting to see what price level is getting the most showings or activity in our Raleigh Market.  Below you’ll see that not much condo activity but it certainly swells around the $300K price point and then trickles down from there. 

showings by price point

 

So there’s what we have – looks like active listings are down, as well as the average price per square foot from last year.  Days on the market are higher, but  the average sales price for Wake county has actually increased a little over 4%.   We’ll be keeping a close eye on the market in the days and week ahead.  We want to make sure we prove Ms. Corcoran right!

 

 

One Solid Rock!About the author:  Pamela is a Raleigh Realtor with  The St. Peter HomeSelling Team at Prudential YSU Realty in the Triangle.

A team of passionate North Carolina Brokers dedicated to connecting their clients to success in home buying and home selling in the Triangle. 

Pamela can be reached via email at Pamela@RaleighHomesOnline.com or by calling (919) 645-2522.

 

For your real estate needs The St. Peter HomeSelling Team serves the following areas; Raleigh, Cary, Apex, Morrisville, Holly Springs, Fuquay Varina, Garner, Wake Forest
                                                 

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Cary, NC April Market Report

Last month we looked at all of the real estate stats for Wake county.   So I thought we need to look into the various communities here in the Triangle. 

One of the most popular is Cary NCIt is also one of the most vibrant communities in the Triangle.  Very much sought after for their wonderful parks and recreation, great schools, activities, involvement… It’s population 132,647 (October 2008) up 5.73% from the previous year.  It really is in the heart of RTP (Research Triangle Park).  It’s no wonder it’s ranked among the top regions in the country to work & play.  The accolades abound.

Let’s take a look at how the real estate market did in February.

We’ll start with the showing that took place.  Below is the report from CSS (Centralized showing service) indicating the total number of showings for all of the TMLS area (Triangle Multiple Listing Service)

 

showing stats

 

Here’s how Cary North Carolina did for the month of February  remember this is for detached single family residential

 

Active listings

 

pending

 

closed

We’ll continue to look into some of the other communities in our area too.  Hope you find this information useful as you go about gathering information on our wonderful area.

 

 

One Solid Rock!

 

About the author:  Pamela is with  The St. Peter HomeSelling Team at Prudential YSU Realty in the Triangle. 

A team of passionate North Carolina Brokers dedicated to connecting their clients to success in home buying and home selling in the Triangle. 

Pamela can be reached via email at Pamela@RaleighHomesOnline.com or by calling (919) 645-2522.

 

 

For your real estate needs The St. Peter HomeSelling Team serves the following areas; Raleigh, Cary, Apex, Morrisville, Holly Springs, Fuquay Varina, Garner, Wake Forest
                                                 

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Wake County NC Real Estate Market Report April 2009

Wake County NC Real Estate Market Report April 2009

Hard to believe we are headed into the 2nd quarter of 2009 already.  There’s been a lot of chatter about how the market feels like it’s improving here in the Triangle.  So I thought I would do some research and see just what is taking place.

Let’s start off with Wake County (we’ll explore Raleigh, Cary, Apex, and Holly Springs individually in a bit).  For the most part this area of our TMLS  (Triangle Multiple Lisiting Service) has stayed pretty active.  It’s an area with a lot pull. 

Below you’ll see what the market activity has been for the month.  These statistics are for detached homes only and the information comes from our Triangle Multiple Listing Service…

 

wake county

 

Pending

 

closed

Below is a market snapshot compliments of Stacey Anfindsen T.A.R.R. Report comparing this years 1st quarter to 2008…  (you’ll notice this report includes all activity not just detached homes)

wake county recap

Again, as I’ve mentioned before I believe that the showing activity of an area is also a good indicator of how the market is doing.  The chart below compares the showings in our TMLS for the past 3 years.  Interesting to see just what price ranges are getting the most showings in our market.

TMLS showings for 1st quarter

So there you have it.  Another report of the good, the bad, and the ugly.  I’m not seeing a big upswing yet.  But just as the chatter around here is saying – I’m feeling it too.

 

 

For additional Triangle Real Estate Market reports check out;

Market Reports for Wake County
Market Reports for Raleigh NC
Market Reports for Cary NC
Market Reports for Apex NC
Market Reports for Morrisville NC
Market Reports for Holly Springs
Market Reports for Fuquay Varina

One Solid Rock!About the author:  Pamela is with  The St. Peter HomeSelling Team at Prudential YSU Realty in the Triangle.

A team of passionate North Carolina Brokers dedicated to connecting their clients to success in home buying and home selling in the Triangle. 

Pamela can be reached via email at Pamela@RaleighHomesOnline.com or by calling (919) 645-2522.

 

For your real estate needs The St. Peter HomeSelling Team serves the following areas; Raleigh, Cary, Apex, Morrisville, Holly Springs, Fuquay Varina, Garner, Wake Forest
                                                 

search the Raleigh TMLS

Raleigh NC (Wake County) February Market Report

 

showings

February statistics are in for the Triangle area (see the graph below for the cities included in graphs showings).

Let’s start off by looking at the showings that took place last month. 

To get any real estate market jumping there at least needs to be buyers out looking at homes right?  

You’ll see in the graph to the left that showings dropped for the month of February this year over last – sadly a 33% drop.  Not encouraging news but there were still 54,336 showings logged in according to our CSS (Centralized Showing Service).

 

 

Below the graph will break down just where those showings were by city.  Raleigh still leads the pack but remember “Raleigh” refers to a large area of homes for sale here.  It covers from the Swift Creek area to N. Raleigh all the way up to Wake Forest. 

 

 

showings for Raleigh NC

 

But the question remains did any of those showings actually result in homes selling?  Let’s look at the numbers for Wake County as reported in our Triangle Multiple Lisitng service.  There the answer is yes but not even close to last year’s numbers as you’ll see from my chart below. 

 

 

Next let’s take a look at the complete breakdown of what was sold here in Wake County for February (including sales not reported in the TMLS report).  The chart below is courtesy of Stacey Anfindson – T.A.R.R Report. 

Compare these facts with January’s market trends and our market is really getting off to a slow start this year.

 

TARR Report

 

So there you have it – the not so great news coming out of the Raleigh Real Estate market for February.  But hope runs eternal and as our spring market starts to gear up I’m confident that the March numbers will show a marked improvement.

In the meantime should you have any questions about buying or selling a home in the Raleigh Area call us – we’re your connection to Raleigh Real Estate!

 

 

 

One Solid Rock!About the author:  Pamela is with  The St. Peter HomeSelling Team at Prudential YSU Realty in the Triangle. 

A team of passionate North Carolina Brokers dedicated to connecting their clients to success in home buying and selling in the Triangle. 

Pamela can be reached via email at Pamela@RaleighHomesOnline.com or by calling (919) 645-2522.

For your real estate needs The St. Peter HomeSelling Team serves the following areas; Raleigh, Cary, Apex, Morrisville, Holly Springs, Fuquay Varina, Garner, Wake Forest

 

                                       search the Raleigh TMLS

Raleigh NC Real Estate Market Report January 2009

                                                         Raleigh Market Report

It’s time to gather the statistics to compare January 2008 to January 2009.  Unfortunately there’s no sugar coating the stats this time – our market took a punch.  Below you’ll see where our strength and weaknesses are in the Triangle (Wake County).    

Notice what happened to new construction.  It tanked 55%!  No wonder the builders have backed off new construction around here.  But in comparison take a look at the average price of a resale home – it’s up 3%.  Our average sale price for the entire area did drop by  2 ½ %.

 

Description

January 08

January 09

% Change

Wake County

Number of detached sales

 781

 447

 -42.77 %

Number of condo sales

 217

 89

 -58.99 %

Number of townhouse sales

 61

 41

 -32.79 %

Number of new construction sales

 436

 194

 -55.50 %

Number of re-sales

 623

 383

 -38.52 %

Average detached sales price

 $285,408

 $264,569

 -7.30 %

Average condo sales price

 $182,401

 $184,478

 1.14 %

Average townhouse sales price

 $153,951

 $234,524

 52.34 %

Average new construction sales price

 $319,880

 $311,526

 -2.61 %

Average re-sales price

 $212,533

 $218,957

 3.02 %

High Sale price detached

 $1,985,000

 $1,565,000

 -21.16 %

High Sale price condo

 $756,000

 $565,000

 -25.26 %

High Sale price townhouse

 $393,500

 $765,000

 94.41 %

High Sale price new construction

 $1,985,000

 $1,565,000

 -21.16 %

High Sale price re-sale

 $1,022,000

 $1,175,000

 14.97 %

Average Sales Price for the entire area

 $256,729

 $250,081

 -2.59 %

Number of Listings for the entire area

 7909

 8103

 2.45 %

Average List price for New Construction for the entire area

 $419,564

 $445,663

 6.22 %

Average List price for Re-sale for the entire area

 $319,906

 $320,151

 0.08 %

Average List price for the entire area

 $362,811

 $361,158

 -0.46 %

So just which subdivision’s did the best during the month of January 2009?  Some of these are our favorites too…

 Top Selling Subdivisions

Graphic statistics courtesy of Stacey Anfindson – T.A.R.R  Report

I also wanted to check on how the showings compared for the two months as well.  As you’ll see they were way down too – over 12%.  There were 14,504 total listings in January 2009 and 12,688 in January 2008...

   January 2009 Showings

  

So where have all the buyers gone?  My gut tells me they are waiting to see what the market will do next.  Except of course 1st time home buyers.  We’re seeing more of them with the $8,000 tax credit on the table until later this year.

I’ll be anxious to get my hands on the stats for February.  But for now with mortgage money available and very good, things will start to unclog around here.  This weekend FHA loans are around 5% and with  a 3 ½ % down payment requirement. 

There’s also USDA loans available  (Read Eleanor Thorne’s info) and a lot of the area in Wake county surprisingly qualifies.  Then top it all of with Conventional 30 year fixed rates at an all time low hovering around 4.62% and inventory flush it is a great time to buy that dream home!

In the meantime should you have any questions about buying or selling a home in the Raleigh Area call us – we’re your connection to Raleigh Real Estate!

Just the Facts Please! What really is happening with the Raleigh Real Estate Market?

OK – time to regroup and look at just what the Raleigh Real Estate Market in Wake County is doing…  Let’s take a good look at the Good, the Bad, and The Ugly;

The Good

•  3rd quarter closings were the 6th highest in history

• Current supply of 8 months is lower than national current supply of 11 months

• Average house price appreciation in the Triangle Multiple Listing Service has been 4%. National rate is a negative -4.8%

• Average re-sale sales price +4%, average overall sales price +8%, average list price +2%

• Houses priced correctly sell in an average of 55 days

The Bad

• Overall inventory grew 7%, making 2 consecutive months of <10% growth

• Withdrawn listings increased 2% compared to 9/07

  The Ugly

• 29 consecutive months of inventory growth, 20 consecutive months of lower pending sales

• 63% of all price points have an oversupply of housing product

• 9/08 expired listings were 227% higher than 9/07 expired listings

• 8/08 employed workforce was lower than the 8/07 workforce for the first time since ‘01 v. ‘00

 

The chart below (courtesy of Stacey Anfindson – T.A.R.R  Report) highlights the difference between December 2007 and December of 2008..   

Description

December 07

December 08

% Change

Wake County Stats

Number of detached sales

 885

 786

 -11.19 %

Number of condo sales

 305

 210

 -31.15 %

Number of townhouse sales

 52

 102

 96.15 %

Number of new construction sales

 587

 477

 -18.74 %

Number of re-sales

 655

 621

 -5.19 %

Average detached sales price

 $280,039

 $292,358

 4.40 %

Average condo sales price

 $182,790

 $187,767

 2.72 %

Average townhouse sales price

 $123,337

 $303,172

 145.81 %

Average new construction sales price

 $288,470

 $333,453

 15.59 %

Average re-sales price

 $214,759

 $227,200

 5.79 %

High Sale price detached

 $1,195,000

 $3,100,000

 159.41 %

High Sale price condo

 $505,000

 $1,243,500

 146.24 %

High Sale price townhouse

 $274,500

 $847,500

 208.74 %

High Sale price new construction

 $947,500

 $3,100,000

 227.18 %

High Sale price re-sale

 $1,195,000

 $1,394,000

 16.65 %

Average Sales Price for the entire area

 $249,597

 $273,359

 9.52 %

Number of Listings for the entire area

 7909

 8103

 2.45 %

Average List price for New Construction for the entire area

 $419,564

 $445,663

 6.22 %

Average List price for Re-sale for the entire area

 $319,906

 $320,151

 0.08 %

Average List price for the entire area

 $362,811

 $361,158

 -0.46 %

There you have it – the facts.  Is our market down?  Yes the number of detached sales was down 11.19%.  But take a look at the average detached sales price – it was up 4.40%

We will be watching the NC Employment Security Commission closely as they reveal Wake Counties workforce numbers for January.  We’ll also be watching pending sales and showing reports for this month as well.  Those lower figures are troubling. 

There’s no denying that the market is adjusting itself.  That is one part of the news out there that is factual.  But I can’t help but wonder what would happen if everyone stopped listening to the gloom and doom reported nightly and just went about their daily business?   Remember people buy and sell homes based on their personal needs not what the market is doing. 

I am sure that with interest rates as low as they are and inventory as ripe as it is we will see an upswing as we head into the spring market.  Especially from the wise and well counseled 1st time home buyers.  Don’t forget that the government has up to $7,500 tax credit waiting for those that qualify. 

Happy House Hunting,

 

Signs Raleigh NC real estate market picking up?

Things are starting to pick up here in the Raleigh NC real estate market!  Take a look at these stats from our realtor.com site!  As you can see from this graph interest activity had been pretty flat since all the September credit crises hit the news.  But look at the spike of activity just a few days after the elections.

 

Raleigh NC Real estate activty

*monthly REALTOR.com® Property Marketing Report for www.RaleighHomesOnline.com

We’ve been chanting for the last little while that NOW IS THE TIME TO BUY!  If you’re a 1st time home buyer or an investor…  please don’t wait.  It is time to consider how the changes in the economy and the market are effecting us personally.  If you’re a home owner; wouldn’t you love to know what your home is worth?  

 

If you live in the Triangle and surrounding areas – we are extending an offer to use our simple, automated tool, MLS Market Snapshot, to find out where your home stacks up in the market.  Just type in your address and you’ll receive updates with information about homes listed and recently sold on your street and in your neighborhood.  Answer questions like:

·         How do actual selling prices compare to listing prices in my area?

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While Market Snapshot only works for areas that would be included within our Raleigh/Cary & Triangle MLS, if you live outside of the Triangle and are considering moving to our area… don’t feel left out!  We would be delighted to connect you to a professional Realtor in your area. 

 

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As always, we’re here to answer questions and be your #1 source for real estate information here in the Triangle.  To provide a more detailed CMA (Comparative Market Analysis), we would be more than happy to assess your home in person. Please feel free to contact us at anytime.

 

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