It was a mixed bag in October 2015 with the number of home sales and median price up for the month, but down over the year to date. Fall sales appear to have gained momentum and with the good weather holding, we hope to make up for a slow summer.
MEDIAN SALES PRICE and CLOSED SALES
The median sales price for October 2015 was $672,500, which exceeds the median sales price in October 2014 of $560,000 by 20.1%. Year to date was slightly lower at $665,000 compared to $672,500 during the same time period in 2014 – a decrease of 1.1%. There were also 27 closed sales in October 2015 compared to 12 during the same time last year. In the year to date there is a 4.6% decrease in the number homes sold from 282 in 2014 to 269 so far this year.
PROPERTIES UNDER CONTRACT
48 properties went under contract in October 2015, as compared to only 15 during October 2014 representing an increase of 220%. Overall, 305 properties have gone under contract in 2015 as compared to 290 during the same time period last year.
DAYS ON MARKET and INVENTORY
The average number of days on market increased by 3.9% from 152 days in October 2014 compared to 158 days this year. Months of inventory decreased by 66.1% from 23.3 months last year as compared to 7.9 months in 2015.
NEW PROPERTIES FOR SALE
There was an increase in the number of homes listed for sale this month, jumping from 39 in October 2014 to 47 during the same time period this year. This represents an increase of 20.5%. Year to date, there was also an increase in the number of new properties for sale from 594 in 2014 to 647 in 2015.
For a full graphical analysis of Ridgefield’s October 2015 real estate market, click here. You can also take advantage of my complimentary Comparative Market Analysis to find out what your home’s worth.