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Real Estate News in Johnson City - January 23rd, 2017
Single-family and condominium resales were above the $1 billion mark for the first time, and closings on existing single-family home sales moved past the 6,000 level, the Northeast Tennessee Association of Realtors (NETAR) noted in its year-end report released on Monday.

Closings on single-family home sales totaled 6,096, 15.3 percent better than 2015. The average sales price was $160,694, up $3,671. December closings were nine percent better than December last year, and the average sales price of $166,169 was up 4.2 percent.

There were 458 closings on condominium sales, up 9.3 percent from 2015. The average sales price was $120,091. That's $4,093 better than 2015. December's closings were down by 48.8 percent from last year, but sellers saw an increase of $13,407 in the average sales price, and properties sold quicker than previous months.

The average single-family home sale that closed in December was on the market for 137 days. Condo sales fared a little better. They were on the market for an average of 104 days. Distressed sales accounted for 11.2 percent of home sales, according to NETAR.

Sales made strong gains - September 13th, 2016

Northeast Tennessee's housing market picked up the pace from July's closings slump, but not by much.
There were six more single-family homes closing, and both year over year comparison and the year to
date trend were solid double digit gains. New pending sales also increased in the 11-county region. At
the same time, the average sales price was down from last year.
Only one city market Greeneville had positive year over year sales and average price gains. The other six
cities monitored by the Northeast Tennessee Association of Realtors' (NETAR) Trends Report had mixed
sales and price performance. Sales made strong gains in the region's two largest city markets Johnson
City and Kingsport while average prices were down.
NETAR President Marsha Stowell said the region's inventory shortage is increasing its squeeze on sales.
"Active listings were down 23% from August last year. New li...
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National Market Conditions
2017 3rd Quarter Market Report: Home Sales and Prices Hit a Wall

The 3rd quarter of 2017 ended with not much of a change from the 2nd quarter. Home sales are down slightly and home prices continue to rise with median home prices up 4.2% year over year, but down from the second quarter's 6.2% increase. The primary reason for the slow-down in sales is the limited number of homes for sale, higher prices and less buyers being able to afford to buy a home.

The most notable change in the 2nd quarter was a shift in the amount of buyer activity declining 16% from last quarter. Additionally we found a significant change in the amount of price appreciation. Although 91% of the markets reported price appreciation there was an 11% shift from those markets reporting 5-10% appreciation and over 10% appreciation to those markets reporting under 5% appreciation.

According the National association of Realtors (NAR) existing home prices were up 4.2% over last year; the inventory of unsold homes is at a 4.2 month supply and 48% of all homes were sold in under one month. Still home sales dropped overall due to the low inventory of homes for sale.

The data in this report is generated primarily from our survey of HouseHunt.com and MoveUp.com exclusive member real estate agents across the United States. This grass roots approach to studying the housing market gives us a thorough look at where the real estate market is through the eyes and perspective of the local real estate agents who are living and working in the trenches of each community.

Buyer and Seller Activity
The trend in buyer activity is significantly higher than seller activity, however there was a definite downward trend in the number of markets continuing to show increasing buyer activity in the 3rd quarter. Our Realtors reported increasing buyer activity in 73% of the markets - down 16% from last quarter, but up 7% compared to last year. Seller activity was increasing in 49% of the markets in the 3rd quarter which was no change from the 2nd quarter, but up 9% over last year.

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Spring 2018 Market Update
This is a great time to list a home. The inventory is low.
Average Sold Home Price: $175,000

Average Time on Market: More than 120 days

Best Selling Price Range: $150,000 - $199,000

Existing Home Prices for the past 90 days: Increasing

Market Trend: Decreasing

Buyer's or Seller's Market: More buyers than sellers

Buyer Activity for the past 90 days: Increasing

Seller Activity for the past 90 days: No Change

Multiple Offers? Yes

What Percentage of the Current Housing Inventory are Foreclosures and/or Short Sales? 5-10%

Is Financing Available For Qualified Buyers? Yes

Housing Inventory: Limited Supply

Greatest Activity: Repeat Buyers

Best reason to buy or sell: Good economic news

Nearest Metro Area: Johnson City

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