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Category Archive: ‘Month’s Supply’

Inventory Watch

Thanks to Daytrip who sent in this article which has a few different opinions on market conditions, and demonstrates the numerous variables in the housing equation.  This excerpt from a New York appraiser by trade:

The outcome is that high-end listings languish for longer periods of time—until sellers come down in price. But an uptick in transactions as sellers offer discounts to buyers does not necessarily indicate that a market is improving. Rather, this can be seen as evidence that buyers have been patient and sellers are now pricing their homes more realistically.

Here is a reminder of the differences based on price – the number of months’ worth of inventory, which used to be considered normal when around six:

Price Range
NSDCC Actives
2018 Avg Sales per Mo.
# of Months’ of Inventory
$0-$1M
80
62
1.3 months
$1M-$1.5M
189
77
2.5 months
$1.5M-$2M
149
39
3.8 months
$2M+
488
47
10.4 months

The 1.3 months’ worth of inventory on the lower end looks red-hot, and the 10.4 months on the high-end looks sluggish – and all in the same area!

Price will fix anything!

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Posted by on Jun 4, 2018 in Inventory, Jim's Take on the Market, Month's Supply, Sales and Price Check | 0 comments

Home Appreciation & Supply

John has an in-depth article out on home-price appreciation, and he’s no ivory-tower guy – his staff is on the street daily:

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/article/20140917105113-3073844-behind-the-scenes-the-never-ending-puzzle-of-projecting-home-price-appreciation

An excerpt:

Rolling it all up, we are projecting 4% price appreciation for the country next year, with wild variations by market, huge vulnerability to changing mortgage rates, and a wide variety in risk levels (San Francisco looks to be in a mini bubble, but bubbles can go on for quite some time, while Atlanta looks to be very underpriced).

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He mentioned that the best measure of pricing trends is the “number of months of supply of homes”.  He didn’t say what he considers ‘normal’, and not sure we’ll ever have that again anyway!  But it used to be that six months of supply was considered balanced.

Here are the current active listings of detached homes, divided by August closed sales:

NSDCC: 1,100/244 = 4.51 months.

SD County: 5,814/1,885 = 3.08 months.

I’m not sure how much you can read into this statistic though, because 867 (79%) of the NSDCC homes for sale are priced over $1,000,000, and only 1,086 sales have closed over $1,000,000 this year.  If we divide the 1,086 by 8.5 = 128 per month, which means there is an approximate 6.8-month supply of million-dollar homes for sale currently.

But following this stat over time would identify the trend.  I’ve added a new category so we can track it from now on!

Posted by on Sep 25, 2014 in Forecasts, Jim's Take on the Market, Month's Supply | 0 comments