Think global, act local. With European debt crises, oil spills and disappointing job growth figures putting stress on the stock market, the local housing market didnít fare much better.
Buyers pulled out of the market in June, as Pending Sales plunged 48.8 percent compared to a year ago. Many would-be June buyers already bought during the credit period, and sellers seemed to be aware of chilly demand as New Listings fell 10.1 percent from last year.
Despite slow pendings, inventory levels decreased a slight 1.0 percent which exerted upward pressure on prices. The Median Price of $192,000 was a 4.2 percent increase over last year.
Market times increased 3.9 percent to 102 days, while Months Supply decreased 15.2 percent to 9.9 months.
Expect closings to receive a slight boost as Congress recently extended the closing date to September 30th for tax credit buyers, and expect the market to stay flat or post minor improvements over the near term.
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