Whittling Down Housing Inventories

Posted by Joe Manausa on Monday, January 4th, 2010 at 12:50pm.

The important thing for both home buyers and home sellers in Tallahassee to understand is that "the market" covers all areas and all price ranges of homes for sale in Tallahassee, so the prudent consumer will study the Tallahassee Housing Supply and

If you saw the new Tallahassee Home Inventory Report for January 2010, then you saw some some mixed news in the Tallahassee real estate market! The good news is that we saw a reduction of the glut of homes for sale in our area, but the bad news is that relative supply (the supply of homes on the market relative to the current rate of sales) rose from 12.5 months of supply to 13.0 months of supply.

Fewer Homes For Sale In Tallahassee

When we look at the inventory of homes on the market in Tallahassee, we see the total inventory dropping. The following real estate graph shows a clear compaction in the number of homes for sale in Tallahassee.

Homes For Sale In Tallahassee By Price Range

Relative Supply Of Homes On The Rise

The relative supply of homes rose last month, which was the first time the direction of this trend had changed. We had seen relative supply drop from over 15 months of supply in June, down to 12.5 in November. We must see this number (represented in the vertical blue columns below) drop to roughly 6.0 months of supply in order to see stabilization in home prices in Tallahassee.

Real Estate Graph of Relative Supply of Homes For Sale In Tallahassee

Supply And Demand For Homes In Tallahassee

The important thing for both home buyers and home sellers in Tallahassee to understand is that "the market" covers all areas and all price ranges of homes for sale in Tallahassee. But each area and each price range is operating with varying influences, so the prudent consumer will study the Tallahassee Housing Supply and Demand Report each month in order to know the strength of their individual market segment.

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Joe Manausa, MBA is a 26 year veteran of real estate brokerage in Tallahassee, Florida and has owned and managed his own company since 1992. He is a daily blogger with content that focuses on real estate analytics and providing his clients with a tactical advantage in today's challenging market.

4 Responses to "Whittling Down Housing Inventories"

tim wrote: looking for condo in 150k range

Posted on Monday, January 4th, 2010 at 8:59pm.

Joe Manausa, MBA wrote: Hey Tim,

Did somebody from my office help you with this? Have you seen the <a title="Great Condo Value In Downtown Tallahassee" href="http://830EastParkAvenue.com" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">condos in downtown Tallahassee</a>?

Posted on Tuesday, January 5th, 2010 at 8:40am.

Tom wrote: Did the fact that the market appeared to be a bit better inspire more people to put their homes up for sale? In other words, can we expect to see this trend continue: more sales sparking a higher inventory rate?

Posted on Tuesday, January 5th, 2010 at 3:50pm.

Joe Manausa, MBA wrote: Tom, this is a very wise question to have asked .... Thus far, no. Real inventories are dropping during a time of year when they normally rise on the short-term trend. The next 30 to 60 days will show us the real answer to your question. Keep an eye on the 30 day trend of <a title="Supply and Demand For Housing In Tallahassee" href="http://www.manausa.com/market-report/tallahasse-housing-report" target="_self" rel="nofollow">Current Supply and Demand For Homes In Tallahassee</a></p> and you will be the first to know!

Posted on Tuesday, January 5th, 2010 at 7:39pm.

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