David Rathgeber's

Local Market Report

(there is no national real estate market)

December 2017

The market index decreased seasonally again to 1.8 months supply from last month's 1.9. Washington DC and Loudoun County are tied for the lead with 1.6 months supply; then Northern Virginia and Montgomery County tied at 1.8. It's a tight race just now.

While days on the market are increasing at year-end, months supply and average prices have been favoring home sellers for the past few months. The market will continue to improve for sellers over the next 3 to 5 months.

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Notes
1 - The Market Index represents the Months Supply of Resale Homes, and measures the ratio of home buyers to home sellers. Below 1.5 is a hot sellers' market; 1.5 to 3.0 is a normal sellers' market; 3.0 to 5.0 is a neutral market; above 5.0 is a buyers' market.
2 - Northern Virginia: Alexandria, Arlington County, and Fairfax County.
3 - Results are not seasonally adjusted.

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