Nov 201414

Median Sale Prices Increased in Some Areas of the Winchester Market in October 2014

Nov 201414

Median Sale Prices Increased in Some Areas of the Winchester Market in October 2014

Market Minute LogoSome areas of the Winchester real estate market saw increases in median sale prices in October, according to The Long & Foster Market Minute reports. The greater Winchester, Va., real estate market includes Frederick, Shenandoah and Warren counties and the city of Winchester.

The Long & Foster Market Minute reports are compiled from data from residential real estate transactions within specific geographic regions, not just Long & Foster sales.

Winchester MM Oct2014

In October, the median sale price rose in some areas of the Winchester region. Warren County experienced a 26 percent jump in median sale price and Shenandoah County saw a 1 percent improvement. The median sale price decreased by 1 percent in Frederick County, and Winchester City saw a drop of 7 percent.

The number of homes sold varied throughout the Winchester region in October compared to the same month in 2013. Shenandoah County experienced an increase of 6 percent, and Frederick County had a 2 percent increase in the number of homes sold. Warren County and Winchester City experienced declines of 10 percent and 44 percent, respectively.

Homes in the Winchester area are continuing to sell at a solid pace according to October data. Frederick County experienced a days on market (DOM) average of 58 days, followed by Winchester City at an average of 92 DOM. Warren County saw a DOM of 96 days and Shenandoah County experienced a DOM average of 136 days.

In the Winchester region, active inventory decreased by 14 percent in Winchester City and by 1 percent in Warren County. Inventory remained the same year-to-year in Shenandoah County and increased by 7 percent in Frederick County.

“October brought modest improvements to the Mid-Atlantic real estate market, including in the Winchester region,” said Jeffrey S. Detwiler, president and chief operating officer for The Long & Foster Companies. “In many areas we saw increases in the number of homes being sold, as well as some positive trends in median sale prices. These are welcome signs for real estate in the region, and with continued improvements being made in the economy, we expect a smooth end to 2014.”

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