Just like any other product that is bought and sold, real estate is affected by supply and demand. By determining the absorption rate we can tell what you should realistically expect to pay for your home purchase. Let’s look at the below example, it is a sample of homes priced between $125,000 to $150,000.
Statistically homes that don’t sell 88 days or less sell at or slightly below list price. Homes in the $125K-150K price range that are on the market longer than 88 days have a 74.3% chance of not selling at all! These are the homes you want to focus your search on. These sellers are beginning to believe they are not going to sell. They are also getting realistic on their price expectations.
For Dallas Georgia Homes, here is the February 2010 Market Absorption for homes ranging from $125K-$150K.
Current number of homes on the market _____89 _________
Number of homes that failed to sell in the past 12 months _____244_________
Number of homes that Sold in past 12 months _____114_________
Total number of homes sold per month _____9.5_______
Total Months worth of Inventory _____9.4 _______
Current number of homes on the market ______89 ________
Number of new inventory for this period ______22.25_______
Total Inventory ______111.25______
Number of Homes that will sell ______28.5 ______ ___25.7%____
Number of Homes that will not sell ______82.75 ______ ___74.3%____
Average Sold Price during the last 12 months _$132,235_
Based on the above information, we believe your offers should begin at a minimum of 10% below the market. In this example that would be roughly $119,000.
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