December 2007 Belmont Market Report:
â†‘Belmont ended the year with 17 sales in December as compared to 14 in 2006 and off the high of 25 in 2005.
Thatâ€™s a glimpse the local market may be settling down.
â†‘Of those 17 sales, eight sold over the sellerâ€™s asking price, two sold at asking and seven homes sold under asking. We indicate this to be positive since it underscores the market is still healthy in certain segments.
The average time it took to sell a home was 39 days. Of the homes which sold over asking they took only 18 days to sell and on average sold for 3.61% over what the seller was asking. Seller’s which received their asking price took on average 40 days to sell their home and homes which sold under the asking price averaged 56 days on the market and sold for 5.26% less than their original asking price. Clearly, pricing a home correctly remains a crucial factor in getting the most for a home.
One of the factors which helped keep inventory levels in check was the paltry number of new listings to choose from in the spring and summer.