Strong Selling Continues Locally with 7% Increase from May to June

INCREASE 7% June 2018 vs June 2017 (annual monthly comparison)
INCREASE  7% June 2018 from May 2018 (one month change)
INCREASE  5% Year to Date Closings – 2018 vs 2017
Total Inventories are up 6% for June 2018 verses June 2017.


YTD Closings up 5%, Prices 7% higher & Inventories 6% higher than a year ago…

Year to Date: Total 4 counties closings up 5% June 2018 vs June 2017

Closings are up 7% June 2018 vs June 2017

Closed Prices are up 7%

June sees another nice jump in Closings as Pendings start to level off

One month change from May 2018 to June 2018.

▪ Rutherford Closings up 11%
▪ Williamson Closings up 8%
▪ Davidson Closings up 4%
▪ Wilson Closings up 9%
▪ Total 4 Counties are up 7%

▪ Rutherford Closings up 0%
▪ Williamson Closings up 7%
▪ Davidson Closings down 2%
▪ Wilson Closings down 2%

The Red Forecast – June 2018

While the National home sales seem to be cooling just a little bit, the local real-estate market continues to be hot as ever. National home sales are 3% lower for the year to date totals for 2018 vs 2017 compared to Locally, we are 5% higher for the year to date totals for 2018 vs 2017. I would contribute the difference in inventories. Locally, we have seen inventories increase so the sales have followed. Nationally, the inventories continue to be lower than previous years and the sales have followed with a slight decrease as well.

Some economists have the opinion that higher prices and mortgage rates increasing have kept those on the lower end from being able to afford a home. Locally, we have such a low supply and high backed up demand for the lower end that is will take more price increases to slow down the lower end/first time buyer home sales. Most of the lower end listings continue to sell in days if not hours with multiple offers. We all guessed the sales would follow the inventories so that opinion continues to have validity by looking at the local and national trends.

I am most excited about our new announcement of “Boro Blessings”. Red Realty is partnering up with to give away cash & prizes to an organization or person who is giving to others in our community. It’s a cool twist to our Red Charity Challenge we did last year, except its every month and it will be a way to pay back to someone who is already giving of their time/resources in our community. The first winner will be a Teacher since we are a month away from the back to school excitement. So please nominate a teacher you think should win at this link: 

Be on the look-out as we surprise the winner at their school in August!!

Thank you,
Steven Dotson

1574 Medical Center Parkway
Suite 202
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Direct: 615-896-1400
Office: 615-896-2733

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