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September 2011 Ann Arbor Condo Market Update

It's A Great Time to Purchase an Ann Arbor Condo!

The fall real estate market is here and we are seeing things level out for Ann Arbor condos overall. Condo inventory dropped even farther in September and is now at its lowest point for 2011. There are currently 243 units listed for sale, which is down 11% when compared to the end of August. We saw a high of 341 condos listed for sale at the end of April, which is a reduction of 29% when compared to the end of September. The number of condos under contract decreased slightly, while sales for the past 12 months increased slightly. With a 5.6 month supply of condos available, we continue to be in a balanced market.

Ann Arbor Condo Market Statisticsq

The $400-500k range has seen the biggest change, having 4 condos close in September and only 1 new condo listed. This dramatically affected the months supply of homes, which dropped 40% to 7.1, putting this price range almost into a balanced market. The $500k-$1M price point had big changes in August, but in September has seen no change at all. The $1M mark lost 1 listing due to it expiring and not being relisted, otherwise things have remained unchanged with no sales and no new condos coming to the market.

In the real estate market, if there is less than a 5 month supply of homes on the market, you are in a seller's market. A 5-7 month supply of homes is a balanced market. Anything over 7 months is a buyer's market. The under $100k market is still in a seller's market, with the $100k-200k and $300k-400k in a balanced market, and the remaining price ranges in a buyer's market.

The Ann Arbor rental market also saw another large decrease in inventory, 21%, and the number of rentals under contract dropped by 22%. It continues to be very strong, as sellers are choosing to rent their units, and the month’s supply is at a very low 1.5.

Now is a great time to get your Ann Arbor condo listed for sale! Inventory is at the lowest point of the year and interest rates are at historic lows allowing condo buyers to get even more for their money. To learn more about condo values in Ann Arbor or about the excellent opportunities available to purchase a condo for yourself or as an income property, contact us today at 734-761-3060 or info@bouma.com. We'd love to talk with you about your Ann Arbor condominium!

Posted Friday, October 21, 2011 by Martin Bouma
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