It’s a new year and there is a new name for the Carolina Regional Realtor Association. They have rebranded and are now known as the Canopy Realtor Association. The name means shelter, support, nurturing, growth, and coverage and is fitting since the association encompasses more area than ever before. It spans through 12 counties in North Carolina and 4 counties in South Carolina and now includes separate reporting for Asheville. They still provide the same reporting from the rebranded Canopy MLS previously Carolina MLS.
The big story from the Charlotte Region in December is the same as most of the rest of the year. There is a lack of inventory, and climbing prices in the area. There is now just a 1.7 month supply of homes in December 2019 compared with a 2.4 month supply in December of 2018, that’s a decrease of 29.2%. Average prices were up 9.9% from $281,728 to $309,752. There is hope for change next year as new listings, pending listings, and closed sales were all up over last year at this time. This could signal a very good January.
When you look at the numbers for Lake Wylie, we are starting to feel more of the inventory pinch that the rest of the region has been plagued with for so long. There is now a 2.3 month supply of homes, down 37.8% from a 3.7 month supply last year. Average home price was actually down from last year at this time from $410,735 to $369,221, a decline of 10.1%. Keep in mind that a few waterfront sales can change that number dramatically due to the small sample size. The market does look like it will be strong in January due to new listings, pending sales, and closed sales were all up year over year.
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