The Long & Foster Market Minute

Focus On: Ocean City Housing Market August 2018

Zip Code(s): 8226
Units Sold
60
Active Inventory
537
Median Sale Price
$590,000
Days On Market
78
Down -8%
Vs. Year Ago
Up 6%
Vs. Year Ago
Up 14%
Vs. Year Ago
Down -15%
Vs. Year Ago

Units Sold
There was a decrease in total units sold in August, with 60 sold this month in Ocean City Real Estate versus 63 last month, a decrease of 5%. This month's total units sold was lower than at this time last year, a decrease of 8% versus August 2017.

Active Inventory
Versus last year, the total number of homes available this month is higher by 29 units or 6%. The total number of active inventory this August was 537 compared to 508 in August 2017. This month's total of 537 is higher than the previous month's total supply of available inventory of 509, an increase of 6%.

Median Sale Price
Last August, the median sale price for Ocean City Homes was $518,000. This August, the median sale price was $590,000, an increase of $72,000 compared to last year. The current median sold price is higher than in July.

Median sale price is the middle sale price in a given month. The same number of properties are above & below the median.


New Listings
159
Current Contracts
89
Sold Vs. List Price
95.7%
Months of Supply
9.0
Up 28%
Vs. Year Ago
Up 11%
Vs. Year Ago
Down -0.6%
Vs. Year Ago
Up 15%
Vs. Year Ago

Months of Supply
In August, there was 9.0 months of supply available in Ocean City, compared to 7.8 in August 2017. That is an increase of 15% versus a year ago.

Months of supply is calculated by dividing current inventory by current sales. It indicates how many months would be needed to sell all of the inventory available at the current rate of demand.

New Listings & Current Contracts
This month there were 159 homes newly listed for sale in Ocean City compared to 124 in August 2017, an increase of 28%. There were 89 current contracts pending sale this August compared to 80 a year ago. The number of current contracts is 11% higher than last August.

Sale Price to List Price Ratio
In August, the average sale price in Ocean City was 95.7% of the average list price, which is 0.6% lower than at this time last year.

Days on Market
This month, the average number of days on market was 78, lower than the average last year, which was 92, a decrease of 15%.

The Long & Foster Market Minute Ocean City are defined as properties listed in zip code/s 8226.
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