January 2019 Loudoun County Market Trends Report: Inventory Tightest in Over a Decade

Overview

  • Active listings in Loudoun County reached a decade low in January after declining 17.1 percent from January 2018 to just 727 homes in January 2019.
  • The number of active listings in January was the fewest active listings of any month over the past ten years.
  • Active listings in January declined among all home types and in five of the seven zip codes with 20 or more sales in January.
  • The decade-low inventory experienced for the past three months has resulted in a continued decline in the number of closed sales, which declined 9.8 percent from January 2018 to January 2019.
  • There were only 286 closed sales in Loudoun County in January, the fewest closed sales since January 2015.
  • The number of closed sales is unlikely to rise in the coming months as the number of new pending sales has also continued to decline; the number of January new pending sales declined for the second consecutive year.
  • Furthermore, inventory is unlikely to grow; the number of new listings declined 18.6 percent from 586 in January 2018 to 477 in January 2019.
  • Tight inventory has coincided with the median sales price of homes sold in the county increasing 10.0 percent from $450,000 in January 2018 to $495,000 in January 2019.
  • The median sales price of sold homes in January was the highest January median sales price of sold homes in over a decade.
  • Sellers are also selling their homes faster and for nearly full asking price. In January, the median DOM continued decreasing and the SP to OLP ratio continued increasing.

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