Whether you’re planning to buy a new home or sell your existing home, it’s a good idea to know more about the Woodbridge real estate market before you begin. Here’s an overview of current statistics for September 2018.
A Look at the Housing Stats
The median sale price for August was $330,000. This shows an increase from the $322,000 recorded last month. The median sale price for August also showed a 3.5 percent increase over the $319,000 from this time last year. The median price fluctuates depending on which zip code you’re researching in the Woodbridge community.
Those in the 22192 zip code area saw a median sale price of $357,475. This amount shows a 4.8 percent increase over last year’s $341,000. Zip code area 22191 brought a median home sale price of $317,500, which is 0.2 percent lower than last August’s $318,000. The median home sale price in the 22193 zip code area is $325,000. Here we see another increase when it comes to the median sale price with a 4.8 percent rise from $310,000 last year.
What Does this Data Mean?
September began with 586 active listings for Woodbridge. Compared to the 501 active listings this time last year, the numbers are up 17 percent. The current inventory rose slightly to a 2.3 month supply. For the market to be considered balanced, there would need to be a 6-month supply of available homes for sale.
Broken down by zip code, we can see which areas are seeing more activity when it comes to active listings. There were 151 active listings in the 22192 area, which is down 17 percent from last year’s 182. The area for zip code 22191 increased 34.8 percent when it came to active listings, going from 158 in 2017 to 213 at the beginning of September 2018. Zip code area 22193 increased 37.9 percent, with 222 active listings this month and 161 this time last year.
What this Means for Home Buyers
There were 334 sales closed successfully in Woodbridge during the month of August. There were 96 closings in zip code 22191, 110 closings in zip code 22192, and 128 closings in zip code 22193. All three zip codes are showing an improvement in sold listings when compared year-over-year.
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What this Means for Home Sellers
While the average days on the market for sellers in Woodbridge is 32 days. This number is up from the 31 days sellers were recording this time last year. For the 22193 area, we’re seeing 27 days. The 22191 area is recording for 35 days, and the 22192 area is at 34 days, which is 6.3 percent better than it was last year at this time. Be sure to get an idea of what your home is worth by clicking the link below for an instant home valuation. This valuation will give you a general idea that you get broaden upon when you meet with a real estate agent. They can give you a more specific target range when they do your comprehensive report.
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