The Long & Foster Market Minute

Focus On: Newport News City Housing Market February 2020

Units Sold
157
Active Inventory
377
Median Sale Price
$207,500
Days On Market
57
Up 16%
Vs. Year Ago
Down -42%
Vs. Year Ago
Up 18%
Vs. Year Ago
Down -23%
Vs. Year Ago

Units Sold
There was an increase in total units sold in February, with 157 sold this month in Newport News City Real Estate versus 128 last month, an increase of 23%. This month's total units sold was higher than at this time last year, an increase of 16% versus February 2019.

Active Inventory
Versus last year, the total number of homes available this month is lower by 276 units or 42%. The total number of active inventory this February was 377 compared to 653 in February 2019. This month's total of 377 is lower than the previous month's total supply of available inventory of 466, a decrease of 19%.

Median Sale Price
Last February, the median sale price for Newport News City Homes was $175,500. This February, the median sale price was $207,500, an increase of 18% or $32,000 compared to last year. The current median sold price is 12% higher than in January.

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


New Listings
222
Current Contracts
262
Sold Vs. List Price
98.6%
Months of Supply
2.4
Down -8%
Vs. Year Ago
Up 45%
Vs. Year Ago
Up 0.7%
Vs. Year Ago
Down -50%
Vs. Year Ago

Months of Supply
In February, there was 2.4 months of supply available in Newport News City, compared to 4.8 in February 2019. That is a decrease of 50% 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 222 homes newly listed for sale in Newport News City compared to 242 in February 2019, a decrease of 8%. There were 262 current contracts pending sale this February compared to 181 a year ago. The number of current contracts is 45% higher than last February.

Sale Price to List Price Ratio
In February, the average sale price in Newport News City was 98.6% of the average list price, which is 0.7% higher than at this time last year.

Days on Market
This month, the average number of days on market was 57, lower than the average last year, which was 74, a decrease of 23%.

The Long & Foster Market Minute
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