Faris Team CEO and Broker, Mark Faris, says there's been a consistent decrease in sales and new listings across the boards this week, as a result of the seasonal slowdown. Months of inventory stayed somewhat flat in most areas, demonstrating that new listings are being balanced by sales. Barrie and area saw an increase in listings and fewer homes sold, which will make active buyers happy. Specifically, Adjala-Tosorontio saw a slow down in sales as homes with large properties come with higher price tags that generally take longer to sell.
Some traditions look different this holiday season, but one that remains the same is the joy and wonder that stems from seeing twinkling, festive lights. Whether they're strung along your home, or hung from boughs of trees inside and out, Christmas light displays across our communities are just the dose of merriment we need this winter.Here is a selection of light displays taking place across Simcoe County you and your loved ones can safely enjoy.
Faris Team CEO and Broker, Mark Faris, says that buyers should take note: even though new listings in Barrie and area are once again down this week, New Tecumseth saw an increase in supply. More inventory gives a margin of breathing room to buyers here as well as in Southern Georgian Bay, where Midland and area markets are also averaging more new inventory than sales in the past week.
People sell for a variety of reasons, but one thing all sellers have in common is they want to sell their home fast and for top dollar. Pricing a home incorrectly is one of the biggest road blocks to achieving this goal. Here are three strategies to remember when working with your Realtor® to arrive at the perfect list price.
Faris Team CEO and Broker, Mark Faris, says that overall, solds were up a touch this week over last, with the amount of new listings consistent with the week prior. Months of inventory declined again in most areas and, as a result, list-to-sale ratios are high in all areas, exceeding 100%. Midland and surrounding area in particular saw a 6% jump in list-to-sale ratio, with sellers in that market getting more than 103% of their asking price.
It's that time of year! This weekend Christmas tree farms are open for business across Simcoe County, hosting an outdoor activity the whole family can safely enjoy. Remember to call ahead to find out each location's operation policies during Covid-19.Here's a selection of places to choose-and-cut a fresh Christmas tree this holiday season:
Faris Team CEO and Broker, Mark Faris, says the market is showing no signs of relief when it comes to demand vs. availability of homes. Pressure continues in the entry-level price points but we're seeing it in higher price points as well.
Faris Team CEO and Broker, Mark Faris, says that stats more obviously ebb and flow when reporting on market performance weekly. This week we see a dip in most key stats, but if you look back over 2020, this trend oscillates consistently every two weeks. Midland and surrounding area satisfies both buyers and sellers this week in reporting more new listings and a spike in average selling price. In our other core areas, the lack of new listings coming on the market continues to drive market behaviour, making this season of real estate a hot one.
Faris Team CEO and Broker, Mark Faris, says there was a significant increase in solds in most areas last week, bouncing back from a slower market the week prior. By reporting on market performance weekly, some stats can vary considerably one week to the next, as we see in South Georgian Bay's average sale price: $827K last week due to multiple $1M and above listings selling firm. This week it has returned to a more stable $507K.Demand for inventory is not going anywhere, which is evident in all areas' list-to-sale ratios sitting at over 100%.