David Rathgeber's

Local Market Report

(there is no national real estate market)

August 2018

The market index increased seasonally to 1.7 months supply from last month's 1.5. Loudoun County retains the lead with 1.5 months supply; then Washington DC at 1.6; Northern Virginia with 1.7; and Montgomery County at 1.9. August will be slightly better for buyers, and September should be their best month of 2018. Our market is stronger than it has been for 5 years, with inventory 13% lower and sales 11% higher year-to-date compared with 2017. The Northern Virginia average home price has exceeded $600,000 for the first time ever.

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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 (including Fairfax City and Falls Church City).
3. Results are not seasonally adjusted.

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