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How’s the market?

As a real estate professional, I get asked all the time, “How’s the market?” and the answer is simple, not easy. There are several indicators that we use to determine market conditions…home prices, days on market and months of inventory. Months of inventory is a term used in the real estate world that indicates the amount of time it would take for the market to absorb the current inventory at the rate that homes sold in the last year. In an effort to provide you the most current data on our local market, we will be posting the current inventory levels monthly.

Next questions is what does that REALLY mean? It is simple supply and demand, if there are 0-4 months of inventory, that is a sellers market. The buyer demand is high and homes are not sitting on the market for too long and you are likely to see multiple offers. A healthy, balanced market has 5-8 months of inventory. Inventory levels are at a level that point where buyers have a choice yet homes are selling at a nice pace and prices are stable. A buyers market occurs when there are 9 or more months of inventory in a certain location. In this case, home values may decrease a bit to attract buyers and be the next home chosen.

If you’d like a more specific analysis on your home, please let me know and we will be happy prepare that!

Current inventory levels in The Woodlands as of 2/11/16:

Inventory 2.11.16

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Eric Depoy

Raised in The Woodlands and a resident for over 20 years, Eric has spent the last decade providing real estate services to his loyal clientele.He began his business career as a golf professional then turned to Real Estate in 2004.Eric’s positive attitude, comfortable approach and commitment to personal service led him to become a top agent in the area and was recently inducted into the Keller Williams Hall of Fame.He has a strong knowledge of the market and is dedicated to an enjoyable home selling or buyer experience!
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  • Bob Earl

    Thank you SO MUCH for breaking this down in a way that everyone can grasp! Your “How is the Market?” question is probably as frequent as my “What are Interest Rates Doing?” question…thank you for the great info!