Luxury Home Sales Lead the Market in Richmond Region in Q2 2022

August 31, 2022

Long & Foster’s Mid-Year Market Report details trends in real estate

Luxury home sales outpaced the traditional market in the greater Richmond region in the first half of 2022, compared to the same time period in 2021, according to Long & Foster Real Estate’s 2022 Mid-Year Richmond Region Market Report.  

While sales of properties less than $1 million were down almost 11% in the first half of 2022, high-end homes—those priced above $1 million—more than doubled from the same period the prior year. It’s impressive growth for the high-end market, which, like most areas across the country, continues to experience inventory shortages. 

“Looking ahead, we predict a more balanced market than we’ve had recently,” said Larry “Boomer” Foster, president of Long & Foster Real Estate. “With increased mortgage rates, we expect demand will cool, shifting from the strong sellers’ market we’ve had,” Foster added that for homebuyers who’d become frustrated with the lack of inventory, the number of homes on the market is expected to increase. Conversely, because the supply of homes available remains at record lows, it’s still a great time for sellers.

In addition to highlighting major trends in the Richmond region, the Long & Foster’s Richmond Region Market Report spotlights individual neighborhoods. It also summarizes the local luxury market by the types of homes (for example, single-family and townhomes) sold in individual neighborhoods, providing an in-depth analysis of the residential market. View the report in its entirety here.

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