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November Stats

Ok, here are the stats for the last couple of weeks.  First we’ll start with the Inventory chart

Resale Inventory as of Nov 30 2009

I actually expected a bigger spike in the under contract numbers as buyers cashed in on the $8000 tax credit available.   You can see the number of under contract properties starting a slight downward trend already.  Might just be a seasonal holiday thing.  Anecdotal evidence points to more traffic in the mid price ranges of $300-$400,ooo.  That is welcome news if that price point is starting to move.

Now let’s look at absorption rates:

Absorption Rate as of Nov 30 2009

I thought the rate would have come down a little reflecting the decline in the active inventory number, but I guess it doesn’t take much in the way of change of number of under contract properties to impact this.

Overall, the market seems busier.  We are getting more calls for appointments, and there are more sign and ad calls.  These are good things!  Let’s hope this is a trend beginning and not another spurt!

Anytime you want to see more of what is happening in the market, just go by BeaufortHomeTeam.com and search the current map or sign up for the market update.


Happy Thanksgiving!

Count your blessings

From my family to yours, Happy Thanksgiving!

Again this year, I find my self overwhelmed with the blessings all around me.  True, the market is down; true, things are tight; but I am surrounded by a wife and kids that love me and that I love and that are healthy, friends that are like family, and a warm, dry home.   We live in the greatest country the world has ever seen, no one is shooting at us, and we have optimism and hope for the coming year.  Truely, the Lord’s lovingkindness surrounds us, inspite of ourselves.  How can we not be thankful?

To my customers and clients, thanks for making the year what it has been, couldn’t do it without you.  To readers, ditto, I’ll be a better contributor in the coming year.  Keep those FRIENDLY tips coming!  Thank you all from the bottom of my heart!

Eggs are supposed to be for breakfast

But I sure am wearing some now-  All over my face!  I tried sending a link  a little earlier to some friends, and DOH!!  it didn’t work.  How hard is it to send a link?  I do it all the time, but this one was apparently still born, and I look like a dofus.  Sorry if you were annoyed, but thanks for clicking here anyway:<)!

If you are still interested, here is the link!

Have a great weekend!

Why I need a man cave….

Right now there are about 30 women, friends of my wife, in my family room.  There are a bunch of 9-12 year old girls in my daughter’s room, other rooms, and the front yard.  They are talking about coupons.  Coupons.

Don’t get me wrong… Sue does a great job with coupons… no kidding!  Usually she spends as much as she saves on groceries.  Sometimes she spends say $40 and walks out with $90 or more worth of groceries.  She has all the tricks down.  She does great and I love the way she stretches our money.

But 30 women talking coupons in my living room?  Marshall and I are the only males for maybe the whole block!  That’s OK, we’ll get by.  Think maybe we’ll go play Call of Duty on the X-Box or something…

Ok, here we go!

Ok, new format for my blog, which has been neglected and forlorn of late… I am thinking this one will go better…

So I will be posting some stats on here later, but just had to get something on.

BTW, it is such a BEAUTIFUL day here in Beaufort, high of 78, clear.. Why am I in the office?!?!?

I did manage to find a new dirt road and maybe a cool little camping place for my kids and I on an island that has a new causeway to it… no, I’m not telling you where.  Just hope it’s not in the impact area for the rifle range… better check that!