The Long & Foster Market Minute
Focus On: Fairfax County Housing Market January 2016
Units Sold
763
Active Inventory
2,699
Median Sale Price
$445,000
Days On Market
57
Small Units Sold Small Active Inventory Small Median Sale Price Small Days on Market
Up
Vs. Year Ago
Up 1%
Vs. Year Ago
Up 1%
Vs. Year Ago
Up 4%
Vs. Year Ago
Units Sold
There was a decrease in total units sold in January, with 763 sold this month in Fairfax County Real Estate. This month's total units sold was higher than at this time last year.

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Active Inventory
Versus last year, the total number of homes available this month is higher by 22 units or 1%. The total number of active inventory this January was 2,699 compared to 2,677 in January 2015. This month's total of 2,699 is lower than the previous month's total supply of available inventory of 3,000, a decrease of 10%.

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Median Sale Price
Last January, the median sale price for Fairfax County Homes was $440,183. This January, the median sale price was $445,000, an increase of 1% or $4,817 compared to last year. The current median sold price is 2% lower than in December.

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

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New Listings
1,122
Current Contracts
929
Sold Vs. List Price
97.8%
Months of Supply
3.5
Small New Listings Small Current Contracts Small Sold vs. List Price Small Months of Supply
Down -10%
Vs. Year Ago
Down -2%
Vs. Year Ago
No Change
Vs. Year Ago
Down -3%
Vs. Year Ago
Months of Supply
In January, there was 3.5 months of supply available in Fairfax County, compared to 3.7 in January 2015. That is a decrease of 3% 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.

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New Listings & Current Contracts
This month there were 1,122 homes newly listed for sale in Fairfax County compared to 1,252 in January 2015, a decrease of 10%. There were 929 current contracts pending sale this January compared to 950 a year ago. The number of current contracts is 2% lower than last January.

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Sale Price to List Price Ratio
In January, the average sale price in Fairfax County was 97.8% of the average list price, which is similar compared to a year ago.

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Days on Market
This month, the average number of days on market was 57, higher than the average last year, which was 55, an increase of 4%.

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*Detached, Attached, and Condo varies by local area Multiple Listing Service (MLS) definition. For more information regarding your specific market, contact one of Long & Foster's knowledgeable and experienced sales associates.
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