Charlotte NC Real Estate Report – February 2017

Valentine’s Day isn’t just for lovers, but for homes, too! And there’s a lot to love about the Charlotte real estate market.

Love Home

Some of the reasons buyers love their homes includes a healthy stock market, a rise in take-home wages, and a robust home sales environment. And with unemployment levels now at pre-recession levels, and optimism for the future economy high, we can expect this kind of love affair to grow.

The latest statistics on Charlotte homes not only echo the positive signs we’re seeing for a growing economy, but reveal how passionately buyers love their homes. As of 2-28-2017, the median sales price reached $199,000, an increase of $18,475, or 10.2%, compared to last February. The percent of original list price received notched up by 1.4% to 96.3%. Once again, the inventory of homes for sale has dropped, this time to 8,807, a decrease of 21.4% from February, 2016. That’s part of the reason we saw the number of days from listing to closing trim by 11.1% to 112 days. That’s a whirlwind romance!

With the economic indicators strongly suggesting continued growth, and with a solid history of local home sales to rely on, we can assume the future continue this trend. The current indicators back this conclusion. While closed sales for February increasing by a slender 0.5%, the number of pending sales rose by 18.4% to 4,229, assuring more closings for the foreseeable future. Love is in the air, and it looks like it’s here to stay.

About jptuggle

My name is Julie Tuggle, broker/owner of Carolina Buyer’s Agent in Charlotte, NC. After four years working for a traditional broker, I saw the need for a firm that would represent buyers best interests only on any home for sale in the Charlotte area, including For-Sale-By-Owner homes, so I opened Carolina Buyer’s Agent in 1998. Carolina Buyer’s Agent specializes in buyer representation only, giving buyers the negotiating advantage throughout the home purchase process. We’re one of the only real estate firms in the Charlotte area that doesn’t take listings or represent sellers, so you’ll never have to worry about the risk of “dual or designated agency” – the conflict of interest that exists when your agent’s company is also representing the best interests of the seller on the home you want to buy.

Visit our web site, , for more information about working with an exclusive buyer agent when you’re ready to start thinking about purchasing a home. From there, you can search for MLS-listed homes and for-sale-by-owner homes, too. We’ll also explain the legal difference between a dual agent and an exclusive buyer’s agent so you can make the right decision on one of the most important investments you’ll ever own. Search for Charlotte real estate including for-sale-by-owner homes, and find Charlotte school and community information at . I’m a non-smoker and my hobbies are tennis, gardening and of course, investing in real estate!