Triangle Region Market Update | February 2020
With each passing month comes a shift in the local real estate market that changes the way home buyers and sellers approach their next step. Whether you're currently in the market, thinking about buying or selling a home, or simply own a home in the Triangle, it's important to understand what's happening in the area's real estate market.
Here’s a glance at the Triangle region’s real estate market activity during February using data provided by Triangle Multiple Listing Service, Inc.
The number of new listings entering the market during February totaled 4,101. Compared to last February ’s 3,696 listings, this number reflects an 11% increase in new listings hitting the market year-over-year.
Closed Home Sales
Last month, there were 2,902 closed home sales—a 10.8% increase in total closed home sales compared to the previous February ’s 2,618 closed sales. On average, homes that sold this February sold for $318,660. This price reflects a 6.2% increase in average sales price from last February ’s $300,106.
Days on Market
Based on February ’s trends, the average number of days that a home spent on the market before selling was 39. Last February, the average number of days a home spent on the market was 44—an 11.74% decrease year-over-year.
Inventory of Homes
Wondering what our local market offers when it comes to the inventory of homes? Having a grasp on how many homes are actually for sale can help you evaluate the competition you'll face when listing your home or buying a new one.
Last month, there were 6,667 active listings for sale in the Triangle region. Compared to last year, our local market has seen a 17.8% decrease in inventory from the 8,110 active listings available in February of last year.
List Price Specs
On average, individuals that sold their home during February of this year received 97.8% of the original list price for their home. This is a 0.3% increase compared to last February ’s 97.5%. In situations where the price was altered from the original list price, 98.9% of the final list price was received.
We hope this information proves helpful as you navigate the local market. If you have any questions about the Triangle's real estate market, visit our contact page here.