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Welcome to the Mon County Market Snapshot brought to you by White Diamond Realty. Let’s take a look at the residential real estate market in the month of July as compared to 2021.

Detached Home Sales

  • 42.4% Decrease in Units from 118 to 68
  • 27.8% Decrease in Marketing Time from 36 days to 26
  • 5.2% Decrease in Sales Price from $380,037 to $360,442

Attached Home Sales

  • 23.4% Decrease in Units from 47 to 36
  • 11.8% Decrease in Marketing Time from 17 days to 15
  • 2.7% Increase in Sales Price from $223,663 to $229,771

Current Market

  • 162 Active Residential Properties
  • 190 Contingent Residential Properties
  • 2.7 Months Inventory = Seller’s Market

Takeaways

  • First significant decrease in unit and sales price for the detached category in ages
  • Still a Seller’s market
  • This looks like a normal July

Further Thoughts

If you recall in my June update, I noted seeing a decrease in activity which is typical for the summer market but wondered if that would reflect in the numbers. It clearly has. These numbers may look alarming, but they’re not. Mid- June through mid to late August are typically slower, similar to the holiday months, because people are busy doing summer things and who the heck wants to move in this heat? Inventory continues to be very tight, so we are still reflecting a Seller’s Market but I’m glad to see a bit of a normalization with unit sales. To dig a bit deeper ,I looked back at unit sales in July of 2019 which were 87 and 39 respectively. We are a bit behind even 2019 but far closer to what we would typically expect for unit sales.

I have been asked quite a few times lately if I’m noticing a change in the market due to the rising interest rates. The short answer is ‘no’, but only because our inventory is still low, so it’s hard to see the nuances when looking at the overall market. To be able to answer more intelligently I did a deeper dive into specific price ranges, and we are seeing a difference in volume in the sectors below $300k, which is most logical given the higher impact rates would have on that demographic. For the full scoop visit our YouTube channel to see the video. (If you’re reading this online click here…)

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White Diamond Realty LLC

304.241.7500
Melissa Hornbeck, Broker
WhiteDiamondRealty.net
1399 Stewartstown Road, Suite 300 Morgantown, WV 26505