Why Selling Your Home Right Now Might Not Be Ideal

Dated: July 9 2023

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Are you considering selling your home? It's important to stay informed about the current real estate market before making any decisions. In this blog post, we'll explore the latest statistics and explain why selling your home at this time might not be the most advantageous choice. Let's dive in!

  1. Median Sales Price: The median sales price has shown a positive growth of 3%. This indicates that property values have increased, making homes more valuable. While it may be tempting to take advantage of this appreciation, it's crucial to evaluate the overall market conditions and consider the potential benefits in relation to other factors.

  2. New Listings:  New listings have declined by 22%. This means there is a reduced number of properties available for sale.  Although that is generally bad news, selling your home in a market with limited inventory could result in increased competition among buyers and could positively impact the sale price if planned accordingly.

  3. Homes for Sale: In Oakland County, the number of homes for sale has decreased by 8%, while in Macomb County, it has increased by 3%. This indicates a slight variation in inventory levels between the two areas. If you're contemplating selling your property in Oakland County, the reduced supply might work in your favor. However, Macomb County presents a growing selection of available properties, potentially increasing slight competition among sellers.

  4. Pending Sales: The number of pending sales has experienced a decline of 20%. This suggests a slower pace in the market, indicating that buyers might be more deliberate in their decision-making process. As a seller, it's important to be aware of this trend and factor it into your expectations.

  5. Closed Sales: Closed sales have seen a decrease of 21%. Although this may raise concerns, it could also be indicative of a market shift towards a more thoughtful approach by buyers. Sellers need to understand these market dynamics and be prepared to adapt their strategies accordingly.

  6. Days on Market: The average number of days on the market has increased by 37%. This implies that certain homes are taking longer to sell, potentially due to a more competitive market or a slowdown in buyer activity. Sellers should consider this extended timeline and plan accordingly to avoid unnecessary stress.

  7. Monthly Supply: Although the monthly supply of homes has increased by 12%, there's still under 2 months of inventory.  This indicates there's still a long way to go before we see a more balanced supply-demand relationship.
  8. Price/Sq.Foot: The price per square foot has risen by 3.5%, indicating an overall appreciation in property values. This is positive news for homeowners in terms of the value of their investment. However, it's essential to consider this factor alongside other market conditions and your specific circumstances.

In addition to the above statistics, it's worth noting that nearly 92% of homeowners have an interest rate lower than 6%, while current interest rates hover around 7%. This interest rate disparity can impact buyers' purchasing power and, consequently, the demand for homes in the market.

Considering these factors, it's crucial to carefully evaluate your individual situation and consult with experienced real estate professionals before deciding to sell your home. They can provide personalized advice based on your specific needs and help you make informed choices.

Remember, staying informed about the local real estate market is key to making sound decisions. If you have any questions or need further guidance, feel free to reach out to our team of experts. We're here to support you every step of the way.

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Lorenzo Spurrier

I've been working one way or another since I was old enough to push a lawnmower.  Until I was old enough to drive, I continuously would reach out to family and friends offering a helping hand.&nb....

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