Median Sale Prices Rise in Parts of the Winchester Market in March 2017

April 18, 2017

Market Minute Logo 2017Parts of the Winchester real estate market experienced an increase in median sale prices in March, according to The Long & Foster Market Minute reports. The greater Winchester, Virginia, real estate market includes Frederick, Shenandoah and Warren counties and the city of Winchester. The Long & Foster Market Minute reports are based on data provided by the Metropolitan Regional Information System and its member association of Realtors and include residential real estate transactions within specific geographic regions, not just Long & Foster sales.

Winchester MM Chart March2017

Median sale prices rose in areas of the Winchester region in March, with Winchester City experiencing a 38 percent jump followed by Warren County with a 15 percent increase. In Shenandoah County, the median sale price fell by 3 percent over the previous year, and in Frederick County it declined by 4 percent.

The number of homes sold varied in the Winchester region in March compared to the same month in 2016, rising by 35 percent in Shenandoah County. In Warren County, the number of homes sold increased by 15 percent, while Frederick County experienced an 8 percent decrease. In Winchester City, the number of homes sold declined by 15 percent in March.

Active inventory fell across the Winchester region, with Shenandoah County experiencing a decrease of 28 percent, followed by Warren County with a decrease of 23 percent. Frederick County experienced a 21 percent decline in active inventory, and in Winchester City it fell by 19 percent.

Homes in much of the Winchester area sold at a steady pace according to March data. Winchester City saw the lowest days on market (DOM) average at just 51 days, followed by Frederick County at 61 days and Warren County at 140 days. Shenandoah County had a DOM average of 142 days.

“March was a great month at Long & Foster and we saw numerous positive indicators of growth in the real estate market, including in the Winchester region where areas saw increases in home sales and sale prices,” said Jeffrey S. Detwiler, chief operating officer of The Long & Foster Companies. “With spring in full swing and mortgage rates remaining low, more people are looking to buy and sell homes. We anticipate the season will continue to bring robust activity to the housing market.”

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