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Real Estate News in Kingstowne and Franconia - July 21st, 2016
06/2016 Market Statistic Data from MRIS = Metropolitan Regional Information System.
Alexandria, Kingstowne zip code 22315: average detached = single family home sold price: $ 596,660 = +4.80 % decrease YOY = year over year.
Alexandria, Kingstowne zip code 22315: average attached = town home sold price: $ 446,952 = +7.83 % increase YOY.
Alexandria, Kingstowne zip code 22315: average condo sold price: $ 300,414 = +5.65 % increase YOY.
Average Days on Market: 26 vs. 23 a year ago = +13.04 % increase YOY.
Average Sold Price to Original List Price: 99.1 % vs. 98 % a year ago = +1.09 % increase YOY.
Most homes sold in less than 10 days on market.
1 cash buyers, 45 conventional loans, 4 FHA loans, 15 VA loans.
Inventory: 98 active listings vs. 89 a year ago = +10.11 % increase.
Pendings = Properties Under Contract: 92 vs. 72 = +27.78 % increase
Please copy and paste link below in your browser to see detailed report for AX zip code 22315:
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Please know that the zip code for Franconia is 22310 and has different $$ numbers. Contact me for detailed info for YOUR preferred zip code.

News for Kingstowne and Franconia, VA - October 15th, 2015 12:49pm
09/2015 Market Statistic Data from MRIS = Metropolitan Regional Information System.
Alexandria, Kingstowne zip codes 22315: average detached = single family home sold price: $ 631,822 = +4.43 % decrease YOY = year over year.
Alexandria, Kingstowne zip codes 22315: average attached = town home sold price: $ 428,927 = +1.06 % increase YOY.
Alexandria, Kingstowne zip codes 22315: average condo sold price: $ 284,625 = -4.53 % decrease YOY.
Days on Market: 40 vs. 35 a year ago = +14.29 % increase YOY.
Average Sold Price to Original List Price: 98 % vs. 97.1 % a year ago = +0.97 % increase YOY.
Most homes sold in less than 10 days on market.
2 cash buyers, 21 conventional loans, 4 FHA loans, 8 VA loans.
Inventory: 92 active listings vs. 108 a year ago = -14.81 % decrease.
Pendings = Properties Under Contract: 52 vs. 39 = +33.33 % increase

http://184.106.219.108/report/mls/1/drp?action=pdf&uid=14064744124996&sid=9c6000a7-c4c8-53f9-762b-53d518e73562&agg_type=MONTHLY&f_id=1000&loc_type=5&loc_id=22315&time_period=201509

News for Kingstowne and Franconia, VA - March 20th, 2015 3:48pm
02/2015 Market Statistic Data from MRIS = Metropolitan Regional Information System

Alexandria, Kingstowne zip codes 22315: average detached = single family home sold price: $ 548,000 = 11.08 % decrease YOY = year over year Alexandria, Kingstowne zip codes 22315: average attached = town home sold price: $ 384,844 = 9.05 % decrease YOY.
Alexandria, Kingstowne zip codes 22315: average condo sold price in 2/2015: $ 254,000 = 15.65 % decrease.
Days on Market: 71 vs. 63 a year ago = 12.70 % increase
Average Sold Price to Original List Price: 95.6 % vs. 96.3 % a year ago = 0.69 % decrease
Most homes sold in less than 10 days on market.
2 cash buyers, 13 conventional loans, 1 FHA loans, 4 VA loans
Inventory: 46 active listings vs. 37 a year ago = 24.32 % increase
Pendings = Properties Under Contract: 45 vs. 50 = 10 % decrease

http://184.106.219.108/report/mls/1/drp?action=pdf&agg_type=MONTHLY&f_id=1000&loc_type=5&loc_id=22315&time_period=201502

News for Kingstowne and Franconia, VA - October 27th, 2014 10:51am
Alexandria, Kingstowne zip codes 22315: average detached = single family home sold price: $ 605,000 = 9.89 % increase YOY = year over year Alexandria, Kingstowne zip codes 22315: average attached = town home sold price: $ 424,444 = 6.90 % increase YOY.
Alexandria, Kingstowne zip codes 22315: average condo sold price: $ 298,142 = 4.93 % increase YOY.
Days on Market: 35 vs. 26 a year ago = 34.62 % increase
Average Sold Price to Original List Price: 97.1 % vs. 98.1 % a year ago = 1.07 % decrease
Most homes sold in less than 10 days on market.
4 cash buyers, 25 conventional loans, 1 FHA loans, 11 VA loans
Please copy and paste link below in your browser to see detailed report for Alexandria / Kingstowne zip code 22315, prepared 10/2014

http://184.106.219.108/report/mls/1/drp?action=pdf&agg_type=MONTHLY&f_id=1000&loc_type=5&loc_id=22315&time_period=201409
National Market Conditions
2017 2nd Quarter Market Report: Home Sales Stall but Prices Rise

The 2nd quarter of 2017 ended on a down note with pending home sales dropping for three straight months. However home prices continue to rise at a rapid pace with median home prices up 6.2% year over year. The primary reason for the slow-down in sales is the limited number of homes for sale, higher prices and less buyers being able to afford to buy a home.

The most notable change in the 2nd quarter was how fast the homes were selling. Our survey showed that in 70% of the markets surveyed homes sold in under 60 days compared to 53% in 2nd quarter 2016, resulting in a whopping 17% increase. Additionally we found that 84% of the markets reported a tight to very tight supply of homes compared to 66% last year...another whopping 18% increase. The tight supply of inventory is causing homes prices to rise with 91% of all markets surveyed reported price appreciation. 34% of the markets reported appreciation over 5% and another 27% reported appreciation in excess of 10%.

According the National association of Realtors (NAR) existing home prices were up 6.2% over last year. The inventory of unsold homes is at a 4.6 month supply and 54% of all homes were sold in under one month. Still home sales dropped overall due to the low inventory of homes for sale.

The data in this report is generated primarily from our survey of HouseHunt.com exclusive member real estate agents across the United States. This grass roots approach to studying the housing market gives us a thorough look at where the real estate market is through the eyes and perspective of the local real estate agents who are living and working in the trenches of each community.

Buyer and Seller Activity
The trend in buyer activity is significantly higher than seller activity. Our Realtors reported increasing buyer activity in 89% of the markets - up 15% from last quarter and 5% over last year. However seller activity increased in only 49% of the markets - down 9% from last year and up 5% over last quarter.

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Fall 2017 Market Update
If you can qualify for a mortgage, now is a great time to buy a home in Alexandria. Interest rates are still low which makes a home purchase a great opportunity especially when considering the tax advantage a home owner might have. Interest rates are supposed to rise in 2016. Financing is still tight, best rates are available with a credit score of 740+. Why rent when you can buy for similar monthly payments? Call the local real estate expert Martina Burns now for more information at 703-650-8533 or toll free at 866-361-6655
Average Sold Home Price: $600,000

Average Time on Market: 10-30 days

Best Selling Price Range: $550,000 - $599,000

Existing Home Prices for the past 90 days: Increasing

Market Trend: Decreasing

Buyer's or Seller's Market: More sellers than buyers

Buyer Activity for the past 90 days: Increasing

Seller Activity for the past 90 days: Increasing

Multiple Offers? Yes

Multiple Offers Commentary: Homes are still selling fast in prime locations but only for up-dated, mint, move-in condition homes, close to public transportation. Those homes are selling in < 10 days on market.

What Percentage of the Current Housing Inventory are Foreclosures and/or Short Sales? 10-15%

Is Financing Available For Qualified Buyers? Yes

Comments on Financing For Qualified Buyers: Northern Virginia’s unemployment rate is only 4.6 %.

Housing Inventory: Limited Supply

Housing Inventory Comments: 06/2016 Market Statistic Data from MRIS = Metropolitan Regional Information System.
Alexandria, Kingstowne zip code 22315: average detached = single family home sold price: $ 596,660 = +4.80 % decrease YOY = year over year.
Alexandria, Kingstowne zip code 22315: average attached = town home sold price: $ 446,952 = +7.83 % increase YOY.
Alexandria, Kingstowne zip code 22315: average condo sold price: $ 300,414 = +5.65 % increase YOY.
Average Days on Market: 26 vs. 23 a year ago = +13.04 % increase YOY.
Average Sold Price to Original List Price: 99.1 % vs. 98 % a year ago = +1.09 % increase YOY.
Most homes sold in less than 10 days on market.
1 cash buyers, 45 conventional loans, 4 FHA loans, 15 VA loans.
Inventory: 98 active listings vs. 89 a year ago = +10.11 % increase.
Pendings = Properties Under Contract: 92 vs. 72 = +27.78 % increase
Please copy and paste link below in your browser to see detailed report for AX zip code 22315:
http://184.106.219.108/report/mls/1/drp?action=pdf&uid=14064744124996&sid=9c6000a7-c4c8-53f9-762b-53d518e73562&agg_type=MONTHLY&f_id=1000&loc_type=5&loc_id=22315&time_period=201606

Please know that the zip code for Franconia is 22310 and has different $$ numbers. Contact me for detailed info for YOUR preferred zip code. Please know that the zip code for Franconia is 22310 and has different $$ numbers. $$ numbers below are for Single Family Homes, the graphs you see on the website include town homes and condos as well This zip codes has lots of really nice town homes, price of most TH sales = $ 400-600 K / min. 3 bed rooms / 2.5 bath

Greatest Activity: Repeat Buyers

Best reason to buy or sell: Good economic news

Nearest Metro Area: Washington DC

Housing Hot Spots: Everything inside the Beltway or within 5 miles and close to Metro or VRE! Most cities within the Fairfax County area are considered �Housing Hotspots�

Average Sold Home Price: $600,000

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