What happened in November?
Real Estate sales dropped 31% from October recording only 40 sales in November. While down from the past few months, November’s sales were in line with levels seen in May/June 2019. Overall sales volume was also down in November, falling short of $80 million and dropping below $100 million for the first time in 4 months. The average sale price inched up to just under $2 million, however the median sales price has stayed steady around $1.1 million for the third month in a row. While properties are selling at a similar amount of time (150+/- days in 3 of the last 4 months), they were selling at more of a discount to list price in November. Last month, properties sold on average at 95% of their listing price with only 3 properties selling at or above list price. Note that in October, 15 properties sold at or above list price (representing 25% of all sales). Townhome and condo sales increased significantly, representing nearly 50% of all sales in November – a strong showing considering this segment represented 36%-39% of all sales over the past few months. Usually accounting for 43-52% of sales, transactions in the $1-3 million range dropped significantly in November with only 11 transactions representing 28% of all sales. The majority (40%) of November sales were in the $500,000 – $1,000,000 price point. On the other end of the spectrum, property sales in the high-end saw an uptick with 10 sales over $3 million, accounting for 1 out of every 4 sales in November.