Closed sales for the 12-month period ending April 30, 2022 were down 7.13% from the preceding 12-months, from 38,016 to 35,304. With the 12-month period through July 2021 marking the height of the buying frenzy with 42,071 closes sales, it comes as no surprise that 12-month rolling sales are now posting modest declines by comparison, and we should expect this trend to continue over the coming months as sales continue to normalize. Sales are still strong, however, with April 2022 posting 3,190 closed sales; an April sales pace only exceeded last year when 3,267 sales were posted for the month.
Listing Inventory / New Listings
2,590 properties were available as of April 30, 2022, up 3.31% from the same date in 2021. New listings during the twelve months ending April 30, 2022 were down 7.58%, from 39,179 to 36,210. After several months of year-over-year declines, monthly new listings for March and April posted increases of 5.91% and 3.34%, respectively.
Average Selling Price
The average selling price for the 12-month period through April 30, 2022 was $688,596, up 20.69% from the preceding 12-month period when the average selling price was $570,564.
While down 80% compared to pre-pandemic levels, listing inventory has posted slow and steady increases over the past three months. 2,590 homes were on the market as of April 30, a 27% increase from 2,035 posted in January. This is due in part to an increase in new listings in March and April, but also can be attributed to the pace of sales slowly cooling after several months of record-breaking activity. Compared to pre-pandemic levels, closed sales for the month of February were up by 31%. March reflected a 23% increase, and April’s closed sales were up 14% compared to pre-pandemic levels. This movement toward a closer-to-normal pace of sales is a welcomed trend for buyers desiring more options; however, with .88 months (27 days) of supply posted at the end of April, it’s clearly still a strong sellers’ market.
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