This year’s housing market is shaping up to be the most competitive on record, but the pandemic isn’t the only thing influencing the national real estate boom.
There are actually quite a few factors contributing to today’s hot market, including unfettered buyer demand, historically low supply, and steady interest rates.
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3 Factors That Make 2021’s Real Estate Market More Competitive Than Ever
If you’re planning a move, you might be wondering how the real estate market will change this year—and the predictions are pretty eye-opening. Existing home sales are expected to increase by 9%, home prices could rise by a whopping 8%, and mortgage rates should stay well below 4% for the foreseeable future. Continue reading →
The second month of the new year isn’t experiencing any massive shifts for Ann Arbor homes so far. There was a 19.1% decline in the amount of new homes added to the market, from 131 to 106 recently. With a dip in inventory, the average listing price increased to $627,352 versus $583,118 the previous February. A total of 63 homes were sold this past month, which was only 1 more from before. There was also a minimal change in the average sale price compared to last year from $458,970 to $456,009. Luckily for sellers, the average days on the market decreased by 22% and is sitting at 46 days currently.
As for the year-to-date statistics, they followed a similar trend to the monthly numbers. 201 homes have been listed this year, an 8.2% decline from the 219 prior. The ALP for these properties increased 9.7% from $549,629 to $602,945. Sold inventory went in the opposite direction by increasing 4% to 129 homes versus 124 before. There was a slight rise in the ASP which was $436,397 earlier to $440,141 recently.
Automatic home estimator tools are popular amongst homeowners and sellers, but they aren’t always the most reliable.
In some instances, these estimators can be off by thousands of dollars due to inaccurate data.
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Exposing the Inaccuracies of Automatic Home Estimators
If you own a home, you’ve probably wondered how much its value has increased since you first moved in. And while using an online estimator might seem convenient, you could end up with some pretty inaccurate numbers—and that’s bad news for sellers in today’s competitive market.
Want to make the most of your equity and find out how much your home is really worth? Here’s why working with a local real estate agent will always be better than trusting an “automatic” estimate.
Most estimators rely on user-reported data or algorithms