As of mid-February, the number of listings under contract has come back nicely, up 55% from the January 1 start. In 2018 we saw a 49% growth in listings under contract for this same period. In absolute terms we are still a little behind 2018 with a year-to-date increase in number of units of 3,497 for 2019 versus 3,671 for 2018.
February finds our real estate market still leaning in the seller’s favor but with definite and continued movement toward a buyer/seller balance. Home supply is still below average, and demand for homes is 13% below this same time last year.