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Decreased Inventory of Single-Family Homes in Greater Hartford

Closed sales also down compared to last year

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(Hartford, Conn., June 18, 2018) – According to the Greater Hartford Association of REALTORS® (GHAR), closed sales of single family homes in greater Hartford decreased 2.33 percent (from 1115 to 1089) and new listings decreased 4.99 percent (from 2264 to 2151) over May of 2017. The median sale price fell 1.70 percent (from $228,900 to $225,000). During this same year-over-year timeframe, inventory dropped 13.06 percent (from 6147 to 5344).

In year-to-date statistics, closed sales decreased 2.14 percent (from 4205 to 4115) and the median sale price increased 4.76 percent (from $210,000 to $220,000). New listings decreased 2.52 percent (from 8261 to 8053) from the beginning of the year, as compared to last year.

Condominium closed sales decreased 4.44 percent (from 270 to 258) over May of last year. The median sale price increased 3.75 percent (from $145,500 to $150,950) and inventory decreased 13.70 percent (from 1365 to 1178), over May of 2017.

In year-to-date statistics, condominium closed sales decreased 2.58 percent (from 1007 to 981) and the median sale price rose 4.03 percent (from $136,500 to $142,000).

“Low inventory levels are making it difficult for housing sales to progress,” stated GHAR CEO, Holly Callanan. “This market is a great time for those looking to sell,” she said.

In the national outlook, Lawrence Yun, National Association of REALTORS® chief economist, says this spring’s staggeringly low inventory levels caused existing sales to slump in April. “The root cause of the underperforming sales activity in much of the country so far this year continues to be the utter lack of available listings on the market to meet the strong demand for buying a home,” he said. “Realtors® say the healthy economy and job market are keeping buyers in the market for now even as they face rising mortgage rates. However, inventory shortages are even worse than in recent years, and home prices keep climbing above what many home shoppers are able to afford.”

 

The Greater Hartford Association of REALTORS® (GHAR) is the largest local real estate trade association in Connecticut, serving over 4000 members in the 57 town Greater Hartford real estate brokerage community. The Association provides technology, training, networking and business support to members, and supports a healthy real estate market by upholding high professional and ethical standards through a Code of Ethics, ongoing education and certification programs. As the advocate for the real estate brokerage industry, GHAR is the Voice for Real Estate® in the Greater Hartford region. For more information, call 1.860.561.1800 or visit www.gharonline.com

Keara Langston, Communications Director, klangston@gharonline.com
Greater Hartford Association of REALTORS®
t: 860.561.1800  f: 860.561.3573
www.gharonline.com

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Decreased Inventory of Single-Family Homes in Greater Hartford 

Monday, June 18, 2018
According to the Greater Hartford Association of REALTORSŪ (GHAR), closed sales of single family homes in greater Hartford decreased 2.33 percent (from 1115 to 1089) and new listings decreased 4.99 percent (from 2264 to 2151) over May of 2017. The median sale price fell 1.70 percent (from $228,900 to $225,000). During this same year-over-year timeframe, inventory dropped 13.06 percent (from 6147 to 5344).
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Steady Rise in Median Sales Price of Single-Family Homes in Greater Hartford 

Thursday, May 17, 2018
According to the Greater Hartford Association of REALTORSŪ (GHAR), the median sale price of single family homes in greater Hartford rose 7.14 percent (from $210,000 to $225,000) over April of 2017. Closed sales increased 7.13 percent (from 884 to 947) and new listings increased 0.58 percent (from 1896 to 1907). During this same year-over-year timeframe, inventory dropped 13.06 percent (from 5758 to 5006).
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Median Sales Price of Single-Family Homes in Greater Hartford Rises 

Thursday, April 19, 2018
The median sale price of single family homes in greater Hartford rose 7.10 percent (from $210,000 to $224,900) over March of 2017, according to the Greater Hartford Association of REALTORSŪ (GHAR). Closed sales increased 1.98 percent (from 809 to 825) and new listings decreased 3.91 percent (from 1689 to 1623). During this same year-over-year timeframe, inventory dropped 21.49 percent (from 5148 to 4505) and the average number of days on market increased 25.00 percent (from 72 to 90 days).
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Slight Increase in Closed Sales of Single-Family Homes in Greater Hartford 

Monday, March 19, 2018
According to the Greater Hartford Association of REALTORSŪ (GHAR), closed sales increased 0.71 percent (from 567 to 571) over February of last year. The median sale price rose 12.57 percent (from $191,000 to $215,000) and new listings increased 7.72 percent (from 1178 to 1269). During this same year-over-year timeframe, inventory dropped 14.57 percent (from 4832 to 4128) and the average number of days on market increased 27.03 percent (from 74 to 94 days).
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Rise in Median Sale Price of Single-Family Homes in Greater Hartford 

Tuesday, February 20, 2018
According to the Greater Hartford Association of REALTORSŪ (GHAR), the median sale price rose 7.01 percent (from $195,300 to $209,000) over January of 2017. Closed sales decreased 20.00 percent (from 805 to 644). New listings decreased 10.76 percent (from 1236 to 1103) and inventory dropped 15.84 percent (from 4546 to 3826). The average number of days on market increased 18.67 percent (from 75 to 89 days), during this same timeframe.
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Drop in Closed Sales of Single-Family Homes in Greater Hartford 

Thursday, January 18, 2018
Closed sales of single family homes in greater Hartford decreased 3.39 percent (from 945 to 913) from this December over December of last year, according to the Greater Hartford Association of REALTORSŪ (GHAR). The median sale price increased 1.86 percent (from $215,000 to $219,000) and new listings dropped 7.22 percent (from 803 to 745). Inventory decreased 21.52 percent (from 4814 to 3778) and the average number of days on market increased 17.39 percent (from 69 to 81), over December of last year.
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Increase in Closed Sales of Single-Family Homes in Greater Hartford 

Wednesday, December 20, 2017
According to the Greater Hartford Association of REALTORSŪ (GHAR), closed sales of single family homes in greater Hartford increased 8.17 percent (from 893 to 966) over November of last year. The median sale price decreased 1.83 percent (from $219,000 to $215,000) and new listings rose 1.47 percent (from 1020 to 1035). Inventory decreased 16.62 percent (from 5236 to 4366) and the average number of days on market increased 29.03 percent (from 62 to 80), over November of last year.
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Sales Price of Single-Family Homes in Greater Hartford Increases 

Tuesday, November 21, 2017
According to the Greater Hartford Association of REALTORSŪ (GHAR), the median sale price of single family homes in greater Hartford rose 2.58 percent (from $213,500 to $219,000) over October of last year. Closed sales also increased 3.59 percent (from 976 to 1011) and new listings rose 6.49 percent (from 1356 to 1444) over this same time period. Inventory decreased 21.37 percent (from 6223 to 4893) and the average number of days on market increased 22.95 percent (from 61 to 75), over October of last year.
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Rise in Closed Sales of Single-Family Homes in Greater Hartford 

Friday, October 20, 2017
Closed sales of single family homes increased 2.79 percent (from 1076 to 1106) over September of last year, according to the Greater Hartford Association of REALTORSŪ (GHAR). The median sale price decreased 3.49 percent (from $229,000 to $221,000). Inventory decreased 22.62 percent (from 6671 to 5162) and new listings dropped 0.19 percent (from 1574 to 1571). The average number of days on market increased 12.70 percent (from 63 to 71), during this same time frame.
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Closed Sales of Single-Family Homes in Greater Hartford Rise 

Monday, October 2, 2017
According to the Greater Hartford Association of REALTORSŪ (GHAR), closed sales increased 5.17 percent (from 1238 to 1302) and pending sales dropped 2.55 percent (from 1178 to 1148) over August of last year. The median sale price of single family homes decreased 3.46 percent (from $240,000 to $231,700). Inventory decreased 19.72 percent (from 6592 to 5292) and new listings rose 0.66 percent (from 1517 to 1527). The average number of days on market decreased 3.45 percent (from 58 to 56), during this same time frame.

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