Once again, the trend is continuing that there is not much inventory, and prices are climbing higher. In all of Charlotte, there is just a one month inventory of homes for sale, just 4,554 homes. This is down 52.4% from last year at this time when we thought it was historically low inventory. This year we are really seeing the inventory crunch and when homes are listed, they are practically flying off the market.
The same is holding true when you look just at Lake Wylie. There are just 171 homes on the market in the area, down from 361 at this time last year. This is a reduction of 52.6%. These homes are selling quickly, with just 32 days on average before a sale, down from 55 days last year. This means that homes are selling 41.8% quicker than last year at this time. This is great news for sellers, but is harder on buyers.
Sales prices are climbing as well with the average home selling for $446,518. This is up 10.9% from last year’s average sale price of $402,663. Climbing prices are harder on buyers as well which means if you are in the market to purchase a home right now, you need to be as prepared as possible and could still end up in a bidding war with another buyer.
Realtor.com has ranked the Charlotte area the 3rd best market in the country for 2021 in their predictions. This means that there will probably not be a price correction in the near future, however analysts predict that there will be more homes on the market in the spring as people who delayed listing in 2020 will list in 2021 which could ease some of our inventory woes.
If you are interested in buying or selling a home in the Lake Wylie area, give us a call at 803-831-8588. You can view current listings and create a custom search on our website here.