The Institute for Luxury Home Marketing has released their June 2022 monthly trend report, CLICK HERE to download the full report. We are happy to share this information to you from our personal resources! The following is per the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing June 2022 Market Report:
According to our analysis of North America’s top 140 luxury markets, the new listings entering the market in May 2022 increased by 61.3%, resulting in the single-family home inventory level rising by 27.5% compared to May 2021.
Overall, the median price for properties in the Top 10% of the market rose approximately 16% year over year. Although this is still a substantial percentage increase, it is smaller than May 2021, which reported a 24% increase over May 2020.
Despite the rising inventory levels, the market remains extraordinarily strong; the sold price to list price percentage rose by 1% in May 2022, above an already unprecedented 100% ratio in May 2021, and days on market for sold properties fell by 30%.
Of the 140 markets researched, 129 remain seller’s markets – not surprisingly, the markets that are either balanced or become buyers’ markets are seasonal markets, such as ski resorts and winter sunshine destinations, whose main buying season has finished.
The current market has offered many a homeowner the opportunity to sell far above pre-covid expectations; however, it has also come with its own challenges. In the first four months of 2022, many homeowners were hesitant to put their property on the market, fearing that they would not find a new property because of the lack of inventory or that prices would continue to escalate, and they would find themselves priced out.
But as prices began to level out over the last two months, sellers started to feel more comfortable putting their homes on the market, and the level of inventory in many luxury locations throughout North America increased significantly in May.
This “sudden” upward shift of inventory has already started the rumor that the housing market is ready to burst its bubble – and indeed, some highly inflated markets and overpriced properties may well be impacted – but most experts acknowledge that this is simply the market finally starting to cool.
No one could expect the luxury housing market to continue accelerating at the velocity seen over the two years; the epic run had to end one day. Economic uncertainty, rising interest rates, volatile stocks, supply issues, and increased cost of living are all aspects that, even for the ultra-wealthy, could start to impact property purchase decision.
It is important to put everything into context as it will still take a lot more inventory to see a truly meaningful impact on the rate of price increases, especially in the low to mid-price luxury ranges. Homes are still selling quickly, spending four days less on the market than this time last year. Moreover, even with the current increases in supply, inventory remains nearly 50% below its pre-Covid levels, keeping competition tight for now.
"Nevertheless, a slow but steady increase in inventory could signal the start of market trends that will finally work in buyers’ favor. With more options, home shoppers may see a bit more negotiating room and time to make decisions, even as market conditions continue to favor sellers,” Realtor.com chief economist Danielle Hale stated in a report dated June 4.
See the 13 Month Market Trend below on Luxury Homes:
Raleigh-Durham Single Family Home June 2022 Luxury Market Review stat are below:
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