Heading Into August The Smoky Mountain Real Estate Market Continues Its Gradual, Steady Growth

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For much of this year, we have seen both the national and local real estate markets steadily grow and show a steady climb to positive numbers. As we look at the statistics for the Great Smoky Mountain real estate market through July of this year, we will see that this gradual trend continues. Let’s now see what the numbers have to say.

In the category of Residences Sold, we see a slight decrease versus last year of 3%. This represents 21 less homes sold in comparison to the same period in 2012. Even with the decrease in this number, as we look at the rest of the statistics, we will see that the market is still fairly stable and we expect this to continue and improve.

GRAPH 1 - RESIDENCES SOLD

 

In the category of Residential Dollar Volume for the year, we actually see a very slight increase through July of this year, as opposed to through July in 2012. This indicates that there is a slight increase while the number of homes shows a slight decrease, the recent trend of increasing home prices shows that a greater dollar volume in homes is being sold, showing a gradual and strengthening market reflective of greater confidence on the part of both buyers and sellers.

GRAPH 2 - TOTAL RESIDENTIAL VOLUME

 

There is also continued good news for sellers in the Average Sold Price Category. In line with statistics so far for the year, prices still show a gradual rise versus 2012, reflecting the recent national trend towards higher home prices. As inventory continues to decrease, we expect prices to continue their gradual increase, in line with both national and local trends.

GRAPH 3 - AVERAGE PRICE

 

In addition, available homes on the market continue to decline. Through July, we see a slight decrease of 1%, or 43 less homes on the market. As activity continues to stabilize, along with the national and local trends of rising home prices, this number will continue to dwindle.

GRAPH 4 - AVAILABLE INVENTORY

 

As markets continue this gradual trend of growth across the nation, home prices will continue their rise and housing inventory will continue to decrease. Mortgage rates still remain at historically low rates, and there are still plenty of housing options to choose from, especially in the Great Smoky Mountain real estate market. Why not start your Great Smoky Mountain home search now by visiting our website, browsing our available properties, and seeing what the Smoky Mountain area has to offer?

 

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Century 21 Four Seasons Realty
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Gatlinburg, TN 37738
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