Market update Fox Valley week 45

Market update Fox Valley week 45Market update Fox Valley week 45.  New listings of single family homes were down almost 8%.  174 this week compared to 189 the week before.  Hopefully next week this will improve.  Buyers are still waiting for homes to come on the market.  Competition is very low right now so this is the perfect time to sell.

Closed listing of single family homes were also down just under 7%.  285 this week compared to 306 the week before.  This is the first week of the month so that is to be expected.  Most buyers want to close at the end of the month.

Take a look at the communities with the most activity this week:

Aurora-New 19 $129,900-$525,000

            Closed-$45 $120,000-$565,000

Bolingbrook-New 10 $169,900-$425,000

                     Closed-22 $31,000-$950,000

Geneva-New 8 $289,000-$695,000

             Closed-11 $262,000-$625,000

Montgomery-New 7 $159,900-$399,000

                      Closed-14 $166,500-$345,065

Naperville-New 39 $235,000-$1,500,000

                 Closed-46 $236,000-$1,090,000

Oswego-New 11 $219,990-$1,799,000

              Closed-12 $205,000-$435,000

Plainfield-New 21 $169,900-$549,999

                Closed-35 $242,000-$645,000

St Charles/Campton Hills-

                New 11 $245,000-$642,700

                Closed-23 $188,000-$985,000

Yorkville-New 8 $239,000-$399,900

              Closed-14 $164,900-$435,000

Contracts accepted this week

Market update Fox Valley week 45-Contracts accepted this weekContracts accepted this week were also down this week just under 13%.  233 this week compared to 267 the week before.  Extremely low inventory and now this week going even lower does not help.  Buyers are putting in offers and having to deal with multiple offer situations.  Increasing prices also does not help.  With such low inventory prices have been going up higher and higher.  We are even having a hard time coming up with comparables for the increase in prices.

Look at the communities that sellers accepted the most contracts this week:

Aurora-38                                    Bolingbrook-15

Montgomery-10                           Naperville-33

Oswego-15                                   Plainfield-23

St Charles/Campton Hills-20        Sycamore-10

2 short sales were accepted by sellers this week.  1 each in Montgomery and Waterman.  Now they will be submitted to the lender to see if they will also accept.

Sellers accepted contracts that are contingent on the buyer closing on their current home.  9 with a kick-out clause of 72 hours, 7 with 48 hours and 2 with 24 hours.

Also, sellers accepted contracts that are contingent on the buyer selling and closing on their current home.  2 with a kick-out clause of 72 hours and also 2 with 48 hours.

2020 by the month

Month                         New     Closed     Contracts accepted

January                    1105        566               858

February                  1267        529             1024

March                      1186        707             1079

April                           648        786               775

May                          1352     1010             1444

June                          1232       908             1534

July                           1417     1453             1852

August                      1037      1335             1436

September                1176      1503             1503

October                      843      1106             1159

November                  174         285               233

Totals                     11437    10198          12897

July was the best month for new listings.  September was the best month for closed listings.  July was also the best month for contracts accepted.

Closed listings is the one to really look at.  This is actual numbers.  They definitely closed.  New listings sometimes get relisted as new even though they are not new to the market.  The same for contracts accepted. The might get accepted and don’t go through to closing and go back on the market.

July used to be a very slow month when most people were gone on vacation.  This year because of the pandemic July was very busy.  Some people do not realize how active the housing market has been throughout this year.

Check back with us every Saturday for a market update Fox Valley.  At the end of each month I compare to the previous 2 years so you have something to compare this year to.

Contact us

Call us at 630-503-6555 with all of your real estate questions.  Your goal is our goal.  We will do everything we can to help you reach your goal.

Even with the pandemic it is a great time to sell.  Buyers are out there waiting for something to come on the market to see.  Request a home valuation and we will let you know what your home is worth in today’s market.  We will provide you with a net proceeds that shows you an estimate of expenses to sell.  This will be update when an offer comes in and we know all the terms so you can make a good decision.

Thinking about buying a home?  You need to contact a loan officer first to see what type of loan and what price range will work out best for you.  They will give you a letter showing what you qualify for and it will go with an offer when you find a home.  It can’t be older than 30 days or you will need to have the loan officer update it.

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Market update Fox Valley week 45.  Have a great week!

Market update Fox Valley week 45Kristine Heiman, Designated Managing Broker

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