GREATER NASHVILLE HOME SALES CONTINUE TO INCREASE
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 9, 2012), GNAR – There were 2,186 home closings reported for the month of April, according to figures provided by the Greater Nashville Association of REALTORS®. This represents an increase of 25 percent from the 1,747 closings reported for April 2011.
Year-to-date closings are also up compared to 2011 with 7,041. That is a 24.5 percent increase compared to the 5,655 closings reported through April 2011.
“Total sales are the best we’ve seen since June 2010, which was the initial deadline for the First Time Buyer Tax Credit,” said GNAR President Kendra Cooke. “While some of the increase can be attributed to normal seasonal trends, the high number of closings is a clear indication that the real estate market in this region is showing significant improvement. The continuation of historically low interest rates, increasing economic confidence and increasing rental rates are all factors having a positive impact on real estate sales.”
There were 2,436 sales pending at the end of the month, compared to the 1,909 pending sales at this time last year. The average number of days on the market for a single-family home was 88 days.
The median residential price for a single-family home during April was $165,120 and for a condominium it was $141,190. This compares with last year’s median residential and condominium prices of $159,070 and $148,000, respectively.
Inventory at the end of April was 19,622, down from 22,297 in 2011.
“Inventory is down, but with overall inventory at a 9-month supply and residential inventory at a very balanced 6.5-month supply. Right now, sellers will want to be sure their homes are well-prepared for showing. While market activity is increasing, buyers are very focused on properties they visit being clean and fixed-up if they are going to seriously consider making a purchase.” added Cooke.
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Source: Greater Nashville Association of REALTORS® (May 9, 2012) | Blog distribution provided by Kenneth Bargers and Bargers Solutions, member of Pilkerton Realtors, residential real estate services located in Nashville, Tennessee