Dec 201923

November Saw Increase in Median Sale Price in Parts of Virginia’s Eastern Shore Region

Dec 201923

November Saw Increase in Median Sale Price in Parts of Virginia’s Eastern Shore Region

Market Minute Logo 2019 smallThe Virginia Eastern Shore saw median sale prices of homes rise in part of the region in November, according to Long & Foster Real Estate’s Market Minute report. In Accomack County, sale prices increased by 18while Northampton County experienced a modest 1dip 

The number of homes sold decreased by 40% in Northampton County and by 17% in Accomack County. Active inventory levels fell across the region, declining by 17% in Accomack County and by 12% in Northampton County.   

The Long & Foster Real Estate Market Minute report for Virginia’s Eastern Shore region includes Accomack and Northampton counties.  

Virginia Eastern Shore Market Minute Chart November 2019

 

“The spring market begins in January, so if you’re planning to list your home next spring, it’s not too early to get your house ready,” said Gary Scott, president of Long & Foster Real Estate. “The No. 1 home improvement you should do is declutter. It’s the least expensive and most effective strategy to get your home ready to sell.” 

Scott recommends renting a storage unit for six months and moving your extraneous furniture and personal belongs out of your home. There’s a greater chance that a decluttered house will sell faster and possibly for a higher price than one that is cluttered. By packing away at least some of your personal belongings, it allows your home to look its best, stand out from the competition and makes it easier for buyers to imagine themselves living there. 

“Now is a good time to contact a Long & Foster Real Estate agent to tap into their expertise and follow their suggestions for home improvements to do that will make your home as attractive as possible to buyers,” said Scott.  

Reflecting on real estate in 2019, Scott commented that despite low inventory challenges, there were several factors that were favorable for the market this year. “Interest rates under 4%, a healthy stock market, low unemployment, and ample demand have all contributed to the success of the real estate market this year,” said Scott.   

To learn more about your local market conditions, visit Long & Foster’s Market Insights. You can also learn more about Long & Foster and find an agent at LongandFoster.com