For much of this year, we have seen both the national and local real estate markets continue to show slow, but steady, growth on the whole. As we look at the statistics for the Great Smoky Mountain real estate market through September of this year, we will see that these trends, particularly in this real estate market, do continue. Let’s now see what the numbers have to say.
In the category of Residences Sold, we see that in comparing September 2013 to that of September 2012, the number of residences sold is relatively unchanged, showing only a one (1) home decrease from September 2012 to September 2013. This shows and reflects a general steadiness in the real estate market, and as we look at the rest of the statistics, we will see that the market is still quite steady at the moment, and we expect this to continue and improve.
In the category of Residential Dollar Volume for the year, we actually see an increase of 5% through September of this year, as opposed to through September in 2012. With the steadiness of the numbers as it relates to Residences Sold, the recent local and national trends of increasing home prices continue to show that a greater dollar volume in homes is being sold, along with continuing to show a slow and strengthening market reflective of greater confidence on the part of both buyers and sellers.
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 slow, but gradual, rise of 5% in September of this year versus that of September 2012, reflecting the recent local and national trends towards higher home prices. As inventory continues to decrease, we expect prices to continue their slow and gradual increase, in line with both national and local trends.
In addition, available homes on the market are actually holding relatively steady at the moment. Through September 2013, as opposed to September 2012, the percentages are relatively unchanged (0%), and actually show a two (2) home increase in housing inventory. As activity continues to remain steady, we expect to see a steadiness, and possibly a decline, in the available housing inventory in the near future.
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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