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    Wesley Chapel Home Sales Q2 2017 – Tampa Market Monday

    Happy Monday!

    Today I’m going to overview how the Wesley Chapel housing market fared in Quarter 2 (April-June) of this year compared to Q2 of 2016.

    Wesley Chapel is comprised in three zip codes and the 33543 area saw the greatest amount of increase, as Sold Dollar Volume outpaced Q2 of 2016 by 34.42 and 22.83% more homes sold. Sold Dollar Volume was up 22% in the 33545 area as the Number Of Homes Sold jumped by 15.08%. The 33544 area lagged behind these two areas but still did better than in Q2 of 2016. Sold Dollar Volume increased by a solid 11.23% and 5.52% more homes changed hands in the second quarter of 2017.


    Median Prices* also moved upwards in all three areas, as 33543 led the way with a 13.19% jump, followed by 33545 at +11.13% and 33544 at +2.59%. The 33543 area had the highest Median Sales Price ($253,500), while 33544 came in at $235,692. The 33545 area had the lowest Median Price of $229,900.

    (MEDIAN SOLD PRICE – Median means “in the middle,” meaning that half of the homes sold above the Median Sold Price and half sold below it. For example, if 5 homes sold in a zip code for $200,000, $250,000, $300,000, $400,000 and $800,000, the Median Price would be the one in the middle. In this case, that would be the $300,000 home. In contrast, average selling price would just be the sum of the selling prices of the 5 homes divided by 5, or $330,000. Many real estate statisticians prefer median price as a better indicator of the “typical” price within an area or zip code. Why? “Outliers” or homes sold at an extremely high or low price — like the $800,000 home in our example — do not affect it as much.)


    The 33544 area saw the biggest decline in inventory (25.83%), as Active Listings dropped from 131 (Q2/2016) to 98 (Q2/2017). The 33544 area also had a 2.21% decline in the number of Homes for Sale — from 226 (Q2/2016) to 221 (Q2/2017) Active Listings. In contrast, 33545 had a huge gain as 110 homes were listed for sale compared to 82 in the second quarter of 2016 — a 34.18% increase.

    See the tables below for a more detailed comparison of Q2 2016 and Q2 2017




    Now, I hope you enjoy some of the best articles, blog posts, etc. that we’ve found this week to help you with your home buying or selling decision. Enjoy!


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    Trulia reported that “U.S. home inventory has tumbled 8.9% over the past year and has now fallen for nine consecutive quarters.” There is now 20% less inventory than there was five years ago.

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    American Homebuyers Wish They Had Done These Things Differently

    If only buying a home was as simple as taking a BuzzFeed quiz, as in: Choose your aesthetic — classic boho or modern chic? Pick a backyard fantasy — patio with a fire pit or luxe infinity pool?

    Unfortunately, it’s rare that you ever get everything you want in a home — and a good number of homebuyers seem to make decisions they come to regret down the road. According to a new survey out from Trulia, 44% of Americans say they have a regret about their current home or the process they went through in choosing it.

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    Unfortunately, it’s rare that you ever get everything you want in a home — and a good number of homebuyers seem to make decisions they come to regret down the road. According to a new survey out from Trulia, 44% of Americans say they have a regret about their current home or the process they went through in choosing it.

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    • 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) averaged 3.92 percent with an average 0.5 point for the week ending July 27, 2017, down from last week when it averaged 3.96 percent. A year ago at this time, the 30-year FRM averaged 3.48 percent.
    • 15-year FRM this week averaged 3.20 percent with an average 0.5 point, down from last week when it averaged 3.23 percent. A year ago at this time, the 15-year FRM averaged 2.78 percent.
    • 5-year Treasury-indexed hybrid adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM) averaged 3.18 percent this week with an average 0.5 point, down from last week when it averaged 3.21 percent. A year ago at this time, the 5-year ARM averaged 2.78 percent.

    Average commitment rates should be reported along with average fees and points to reflect the total upfront cost of obtaining the mortgage. Visit the following link for the Definitions. Borrowers may still pay closing costs which are not included in the survey.

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    Thanks for reading Tampa Market Monday. We’d love to help you buy or sell your home, so please get in touch! You can reach me, Doug Bohannon or Dale Bohannon at 813-979-4963 or by completing this contact form.

    Have a Fantastic week!

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    Team Bohannon, Keller Williams, 813-431-2840

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