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As Realtors, the question we are most often asked is, “How is the market” The information that follows is our way of answering that question with logic rather than intuition.

We feel the more houses that sell relative to the total number of houses available, the more active the market is. In other words, if there are 10 houses for sale and 2 of them have sales contracts signed, that is not as active a market as if 5 of the 10 have sales contracts signed. When we track homes sold, we are actually 30 to 45 days behind the market because it takes about that long to close after agreement is reached on a contract. So, we track “pending sales” - those homes that buyers are in the process of buying. Every week we track the number of homes available for sale relative to the number of homes currently under sales contract. From this we know the percentage of available homes that have “pending” sales. The higher the percentage, the more active the market.

To provide a quick visual indicator of market activity, we chart these percentages every week. If the line heads up, the market is heating up. If the line goes down, that’s what the market is doing. We don’t pay a lot of attention to weekly bumps up or down—we are looking for the trend.

May 25th, 2018

Your Memorial Day Weekend Pending Ratios

Memorial Day Weekend is here! The market continues to be active with inventory running low. If you are thinking of selling now is the time! The number of real estate signs you see in yards can be deceiving as to the number of homes actually for sale WITHOUT offers on them. If you are seeing new signs around your neighborhood …

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March 25th, 2018

Your Weekly Real Estate Run Down!

The market continues to be active with inventory running low. If you are thinking of selling now is the time! The number of real estate signs you see in yards can be deceiving as to the number of homes actually for sale WITHOUT offers on them. If you are seeing new signs around your neighborhood and curious if any of …

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March 20th, 2018

Your SPRING Pending Ratios!

Your SPRING Pending Ratios!

Happy First Day of Spring!   With Spring comes along a busy time in the real estate market. The number of real estate signs you see in yards can be deceiving as to the number of homes actually for sale WITHOUT offers on them. If you are seeing new signs around your neighborhood and curious if any of those homes already …

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February 26th, 2018

Your Monday Morning Real Estate Update!

Your Monday Morning Real Estate Update!

The number of real estate signs you see in yards can be deceiving as to the number of homes actually for sale WITHOUT offers on them. If you are seeing new signs around your neighborhood and curious if any of those homes already have offers on them, we have your answers! Every week we keep track of how many homes are …

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February 2nd, 2018

New Pending Ratios!

The number of real estate signs you see in yards can be deceiving as to the number of homes actually for sale WITHOUT offers on them. If you are seeing new signs around your neighborhood and curious if any of those homes already have offers on them, we have your answers! Every week we keep track of how many homes are …

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January 21st, 2018

How Many Homes Have Pending Offers?

The number of real estate signs you see in yards can be deceiving as to the number of homes actually for sale WITHOUT offers on them. If you are seeing new signs around your neighborhood and curious if any of those homes already have offers on them, we have your answers! Every week we keep track of how many homes are …

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January 15th, 2018

What Are Pending Ratios? We have your answers!

What Are Pending Ratios? We have your answers!

The number of real estate signs you see in yards can be deceiving as to the number of homes actually for sale WITHOUT offers on them. If you are seeing new signs around your neighborhood and curious if any of those homes already have offers on them, we have your answers! Every week we keep track of how many homes are …

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December 30th, 2017

2017 Year End Real Estate Numbers

2017 Year End Real Estate Numbers

The number of real estate signs you see in yards can be deceiving as to the number of homes actually for sale WITHOUT offers on them. If you are seeing new signs around your neighborhood and curious if any of those homes already have offers on them, we have your answers! Every week we keep track of how many homes are …

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December 28th, 2017

Don’t Miss These Pending Ratios!

The number of real estate signs you see in yards can be deceiving as to the number of homes actually for sale WITHOUT offers on them. If you are seeing new signs around your neighborhood and curious if any of those homes already have offers on them, we have your answers! Every week we keep track of how many homes are …

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November 27th, 2017

Thanksgiving Week Pending Ratios

Thanksgiving Week Pending Ratios

  The number of real estate signs you see in yards can be deceiving as to the number of homes actually for sale WITHOUT offers on them. If you are seeing new signs around your neighborhood and curious if any of those homes already have offers on them, we have your answers! Every week we keep track of how many …

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