We are just one month into the year and so far, we are experiencing good buyer activity at the beach! In January, 19 properties went under contract in the Bethany-Fenwick area. This is up nearly 30%, compared to 15 properties under contract during the same month last year, even as we continue to have deficient inventory in most areas.
During this time of the year, we like to calculate absorption rates to determine whether we are trending in the direction of a buyer’s or seller’s market. We compare the pace of sales over the previous 12 months to calculate how many months supply of inventory is for sale. Generally, a balanced market would have between 6 to 7 months of inventory.
As the chart illustrates, we remain in a Seller’s Market for