With the low inventory and no foreclosures, buyers have given up on getting a great deal and are just hoping to get a quality house/location. No flood of listings is expected either, based on recent counts:
NSDCC Annual Inventory & Sales
The 2019 inventory was right in between 2017 and 2018, and the fourth quarter was fairly quiet.
Will it get any better in 2020?
Total Listings, Jan 1-15:
There will be some listings coming onto the MLS that will be dated Jan 1-15, but not enough to catch last year’s number. But buyers should hang in there – we should see 800+ new NSDCC listings coming in February-March (we had 869 last year). If the February-March listings pop to 900+, the additional choices should ignite sales.