May 2010 Union County Residential Market Report

The Mountain Life Team Blogger May 9, 2010

Median Sales Prices for Homes Sold in Blairsville was down 23% from April 2009, and it was also down 9% from March of this year. The Median Price of Homes For Sale in Blairsville, GA. is also down 5% , from $209,000 to $199,000.

Sales were down in April from 31 in March, to only 18 in April. That is a change of 42%. Of those 18 Homes Sold in Blairsville, 39% of them were Foreclosures.  There were 21 Homes Sold in Union County in April 2009. Our Northeast Georgia MLS system is not set-up to accurately report the number of Short Sales that occurred within those sales.

There is Good News for May however. The number of Pending Sales in Union County was up 45% in April. These are properties that are currently under contract but have not closed. Typically, these properties close between 30 – 45 days. Looking back on Pending Sales in March, there were also 32 Homes Under Contract in Blairsville as in April. That means that either half of those deals fell through, or it is indeed taking a little longer with the New Changes to the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) to close the transaction.

The number of New Properties For Sale in Blairsville climbed a little in March, but fell again in April. Overall, our inventory is slowly coming down bringing back into align the law of economics…Supply and Demand. We have gone from 860 Homes for Sale in Blairsville in April of 2009, to 711 available on the market in April of 2010. That is a change of 17% year over year.

The Average Days on Market (DOM) spiked 51% in the month of April to 170 days, up from 112. However with inventory coming down, and sales holding somewhat with a very slow and steady climb, our Absorption Rate is coming down. Our Month Supply of Inventory (MSI) is down 44%.

Should you have any questions or concerns with anything that you see in this report, please Contact Me. You may also call me at 706.994.8686, I will be more than happy to answer any question or concern that you may have. If I can assist you or anyone you may know that is looking to purchase a Home For Sale in Blairsville, GA., or anywhere here in the North Georgia Mountains, I would be grateful for the opportunity.

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