Franklin TN Condo and Townhome Market Trends -- March 2015
What's happening in the Franklin TN Condo and Townhome market? Should I buy now or wait? Should I get my condo or townhome on the market right away or delay? All good questions about the Franklin TN Condo and Townhome market. The best place to start is to look at a current market report. Let's see what happened in Franklin TN in February 2015.
To determine whether it's a buyer's or seller's market, REALTORS® use something called absorption rate. If you take the current inventory of 54 homes and divide that by last month's closed sales (54/18) you get 3 months. That means if the current inventory stayed the same, it would take 3 months to sell all the existing homes. A normal or steady market would be 5-7 months; anything under 5 months would be considered a seller's market; anything over 7 months would be considered a buyer's market.
The Franklin TN condo and townhome sales for January 2015 reflect a seller's market. The low inventory coupled with a steady demand continues to drive the market upward. Over the last 12 months, prices on condos and townhomes have risen an average of 8.4%.
Now, let's answer those questions about buying and selling.
If you are a buyer, housing prices are continuing to rise in Franklin TN. Even with some expected increase in inventory as we move into Spring, now is a great time to make that purchase. Springtime usually brings out more buyers--resulting in more competition for homes. This generally translates into higher prices. Whether you are buying new construction or an existing home, it is extremely important to enlist the aid of an experienced buyer's agent to help you pay no more than you should for the condo or townhome you desire.
If you are thinking of selling your home, NOW is the time to get your home on the market. The low inventory means that homes are selling quickly. Why wait if you think you will be selling this Spring?
Tom White, REALTOR®
Franklin Homes Realty LLC
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