Well there is some Good and Bad news for the 3rd Quarter Residential Sales in the Fannin County Real Estate Market. Some Good News, the number of Homes Sold in and around Blue Ridge are up 26% from September a year ago according to the sales data from our Northeast Georgia MLS. Also the number of Homes that have gone Under Contract year over year is up a whopping 62%, a change of 15 more Homes. Another bit of Good News is that our inventory is slowly coming down as well. We have experienced an 11% decrease in the number of Homes For Sale in Blue Ridge, GA. to only 995 on the market compared to 1,118 in September 2008.
Now for the Bad News which actually isn’t all that bad. We continue to fight against the Banks and the troubles that they are causing as well. Home values continue to be driven down mostly due in part to the Short Sales and Foreclosures. I have mixed emotions about that actually. Some of our local Banks are really working hard to involve the local Realtors, while yet others seem to want to do it all on their own. Either way, they didn’t ask to be in this Real Estate Crisis either. Yes we all know they issued a lot of Bad Loans, but if we all would have had a Crystal Ball, I am sure most of us, if not all of us, would be in a different situation. The Median Sales Price of Fannin County Residential Homes is down 15%. That price is $208,000, which is much higher than the neighboring counties such as Union County and Gilmer County. The Average Days on Market is also up 31% to 132 days. This is the average number of days that a Home is on the market before it actually sells. I firmly believe that Pricing is 80% of Marketing these days, and if you are not priced right, and I mean aggressively against the competition, you are likely to see your Days on Market to be even higher than that.
Below you will find detailed Graphs and Charts gathered through our Northeast Georgia MLS. Feel free to Call Me at 706.633.8186 or Contact Me if you have any questions or concerns about anything I have said in this Market Report. If I can assist you with any of your North Georgia Mountain Real Estate needs, I would be grateful for the opportunity to speak with you about that.
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