There are seasonal variations in home sales

As we head into Fall we should see fewer houses on the market not that there are all that many on the market now. I mention this because the number of houses sold and the prices does fluctuate by season and we don’t want to confuse seasonal fluxations with those due to a changing economy.

These charts always look like roller coasters and this one shows how many houses are on the market or were on the market at any time during the last five years.  There are peaks and valleys. The local market is past the peak for the year and headed for the valley.

This seasonal fluctuation can mean opportunities for home buyers because they may be competing with fewer home buyers. Sellers can still count on a quick sale and prices are still going up.

Chart - MLS data
Homes for sale by month
Print Friendly, PDF & Email