Sunday, February 1, 2009

Longmeadow home sales are still low compared to prior years

The bargraph below shows that the number of Longmeadow home sales in January 2009 were higher than January 2008 (10 vs. 7) but significantly lower than results for the corresponding January periods in 2007 and 2006 (10 transactions in 2009 vs. 15 in 2007 and 20 in 2006).

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The median sales price in January did not change vs. the preceding months but was significantly lower (-13.8%) than one year ago ($294,950 vs. $342,250- see chart below).

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Current home inventory and sales figures indicate the average "time to sell" a home in Longmeadow remained at ~ 10-12 months.

Hopefully, with dramatically lower mortgage interest rates (near historical lows) and the upcoming prime home selling/ buying season there will a strong rebound in the local and national real estate markets. Longmeadow's #1 Business and Community website