Typical Home Sells Faster Than Last Year

In this market, homes for sale don’t last very long. Good homes are listed and purchased in a matter of days. In fact, according to new numbers from the National Association of Realtors’ consumer website, properties in June sold 35 days faster than last year and 21 days faster than the average June between 2017 and 2019. Nationally, the typical home was on the market just 37 days – and, in cities like Rochester, Denver, and Nashville, homes sold in two weeks or less. Fortunately, George Ratiu, the website’s senior economist, says relief may be on the way. “The improvement we saw in new listings growth from May to June shows sellers are entering the market historically later in the season, which could mean we’ll see home buying continue into the fall as buyers jump at new opportunities,” Ratiu said. In other words, new listings have been trending higher and it may mean home sellers are returning to the market. If the trend holds – and more homes become available for sale – the market’s current pace will begin to slow and buyers will have more choices and, hopefully, a little more time. (source)

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