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June ’21 Market Report

June ’21 Market Report

While monitoring weekly showings, new pendings and closed sales activity we’re seeing early signs that the sizzling hot spring markets are dialing down that heat. As society reopens to a new post-normal, buyers who have been hyper focused on buying homes, suddenly have graduation parties,…

May ’21 Market Report

May ’21 Market Report

Available listing levels, which had dropped every month since last June, are finally rising. Buyers who’ve been waiting for those fresh new listings are jumping on them. April new pendings and closed prices were up and that increase in new pendings will lift closed sales…

April ’21 Market Report

April ’21 Market Report

Unprecedented demand is going head to head with the depleted inventory levels that are challenging buyers. In most markets, demand is winning and YTD sales are slightly ahead of both last year’s and 2019’s pace. In markets that have seen a flow of fresh new…

March ’21 Market Report

March ’21 Market Report

Extreme inventory shortages have been no match for the intense buyer demand. We’ll see how that exchange continues to play out, but so far 2021 sales, values and the percentage of homes selling at or over list price and within 10 days are all up…

2020 Year End Market Report

2020 Year End Market Report

Typically, market activity and prices fall off in the fourth quarter as demand drops and inventory becomes depleted. Despite record-low inventories (down 58% from a year ago), both sales and prices finished the year with extreme momentum. Year over year December sales were up 17%…

December ’20 Market Report

December ’20 Market Report

This year’s remarkable demand and strong recovery have been fueled by historic low interest rates and the heightened focus on “home” as a result of Covid lockdowns and temporary closings of work, school and entertainment places people would otherwise be. While many have taken a…

November ’20 Market Report

November ’20 Market Report

November active listings are down 49% from 2019 and will remain low through the winter and into next spring. Low inventory continues to be a leading driver in rising values, YTD average sale price is up 7% over last year. Competition among buyers looks to…

October ’20 Market Report

October ’20 Market Report

Although inventory levels are about half of what they were, daily new pendings continue to run about 28% higher than the same time last year. The Covid shutdown delayed the market cycles. Expect the strong 3rd quarter performance to carry over well into the 4th quarter—so long…

September ’20 Market Report

September ’20 Market Report

The Southeast Michigan market has bounced back strong from Covid. Despite current inventory levels being down 47% compared to a year ago, many local markets set new sales records in July and August. Prices are at an all-time high—average price is up 7% from a…

August ’20 Market Report

August ’20 Market Report

Buyers continue to remain aggressive as many in the market were delayed by the spring lockdown. Inventory remains down 39% compared to last year across all markets with daily showing and pending activity running ahead of last year. These market conditions have played favorable for…