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 October 2018.
A Look at the Housing Stats
The median sale price for September was $328,000. This shows an decrease from the $330,000 recorded last month. The median sale price for September also showed a 7 percent increase over $306,500 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 $325,450. This amount shows a 5.7 percent increase over last year’s $208,000. Zip code area 22191 brought a median home sale price of $338,750, which is 13.3 percent higher than last September’s $299,000. The median home sale price in the 22193 zip code area is $324,000. Here we see another increase when it comes to the median sale price with a 4.7 percent rise from $319,500 last year.
What Does this Data Mean?
October began with 569 active listings for Woodbridge. Compared to the 452 active listings this time last year, the numbers are up 25.9 percent. The current inventory rose slightly to a 2.6 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 153 active listings in the 22192 area, which is up 3.4 percent from last year’s 148. The area for zip code 22191 increased 39.4 percent when it came to active listings, going from 137 in 2017 to 191 at the beginning of October 2018. Zip code area 22193 increased 34.7 percent, with 225 active listings this month and 167 this time last year.
What this Means for Home Buyers
There were 193 sales closed successfully in Woodbridge during the month of September. There were 70 closings in zip code 22191, 66 closings in zip code 22192, and 57 closings in zip code 22193. All three zip codes are showing a decrease 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 26 days. This number is up from the 34 days sellers were recording this time last year. For the 22193 area, we’re seeing 35 days. The 22191 area is recording for 36 days, and the 22192 area is at 26 days, which is 23.5 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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