What’s the Latest From Our Grand Rapids Market?

As we enter August 2017, it’s a seller’s market - but interest rates are keeping homes affordable for buyers.

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What do the latest numbers say about our Grand Rapids market as we enter August?  

First, mortgage interest rates stayed steady at 4.6%. Remember—this is 3.5% lower than the 30-year average. This makes homes way more affordable for buyers. If interest rates rise by just 1%, that can impact your payment by hundreds of dollars—don’t lose sight of that. 

What else is different? Let’s look at some other numbers from this past July and see how they stack up compared to where we were at this point two years ago. 

The median sales price currently stands at $190,000, which is an increase of 23% from July 2015. 

Inventory sits at 3,370 active listings, which is down 37%. 

The average days on market is 24 days, which is a decrease of 34%.

These numbers add up to a very strong seller’s market. Homes are selling quickly out there—some in less than 24 hours with multiple offers being thrown at them. 
Grand Rapids is in a strong seller’s market.
Lastly, our month’s supply of inventory is down 48% to just 1.5 months, which means that’s all it would take to sell those 3,370 active listings if no other new homes came on the market. 

If you have any questions about our market or are thinking of buying or selling a home, don’t hesitate to reach out to me. I’d love to talk with you.

Average 30-Year Fixed-Rate Mortgages

Median Sales Price

Properties for Sale

Average Number of Days on The Market

Months Supply of Inventory