Southeast Raleigh New Home Listings Down 32% to December 2008
Choices Getting Slimmer for New Home Buyers in 2009
Looking for a new home in the Garner NC area? Thinking the choices have gotten a little thinner? You're right....
New Home inventory in Southeast Raleigh NC was down 32% in December 2009 versus December 2008.
New Home Listings by Price Point in Southeast Raleigh NC
There were fewer new home listings in Southeast Raleigh NC in every price point - the only exception was new condos, which increased by eight units.
There were 21 single family homes were listed in the Garner NC/Southeast Raleigh area under $150K, making Southeast Raleigh NC one of the more affordable areas in Wake County. There were also 32 new homes listed between $150-199K.
The $200-299K, $300-399K, and $400-499K price ranges all had significant percent reduction of Southeast Raleigh NC new home choices - from 60 homes in December 2008 to only 31 homes in December of 2009.
Garner NC area new homes in the $150K and under range saw a 46% reduction in inventory levels, from 39 to 21 new homes.
Garner NC area new homes in the $150-199K range saw a 47% reduction in inventory levels, from 60 to 32 new homes.
Overall New Home Listings in Southeast Raleigh NC - December 2009
In third quarter 2008, there were 205 new homes listed in Southeast Raleigh NC.
In third quarter 2009, there were only 139 new homes listed in Southeast Raleigh/Garner NC.
Builders are building fewer "speculative" homes, and more home buyers are opting for completely custom packages, in every price point (which means the homes are not listed, but completed to the buyers exact specifications).
On the bright side, if you're looking for a new home, there are many more choices of available lots in Garner/SE Raleigh NC, so it is easier to match up your floorplan, budget, and location (browse available communities here).
What Price Points are getting the most showings in Southeast Raleigh?
If you're looking to purchase in these price points, you'll have more competition for your new home.
$150-199K new homes in Garner NC area saw the most overall showings - 32% of all showings were for Garner new homes in this price point, while only 23% of inventory was in this price point.
Condos in Garner NC saw a surge in interest, with more than 4 times the number of showings as seen in September 2009.
$300-399K new homes in Southeast Raleigh were also very busy. These homes represented 12% of the available new home inventory in Garner NC, but saw 19% of the Garner new home showings.
New Homes in Garner - Overall Showings
In September 2009, Garner new homes had a total of 94 showings. In November of 2009, Garner NC new homes saw 124 showings. Showings in November were up 32% to September, in a time of year that is typically much slower.
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