The Long & Foster Market Minute

Focus On: New Castle County Housing Market March 2021

Units Sold
580
Active Inventory
408
Median Sale Price
$261,000
Days On Market
25
Down -4%
Vs. Year Ago
Down -66%
Vs. Year Ago
Up 7%
Vs. Year Ago
Down -49%
Vs. Year Ago

Units Sold
There was an increase in total units sold in March, with 580 sold this month in New Castle County Real Estate versus 493 last month, an increase of 18%. This month's total units sold was lower than at this time last year, a decrease of 4% versus March 2020.

Active Inventory
Versus last year, the total number of homes available this month is lower by 788 units or 66%. The total number of active inventory this March was 408 compared to 1,196 in March 2020. This month's total of 408 is lower than the previous month's total supply of available inventory of 507, a decrease of 20%.

Median Sale Price
Last March, the median sale price for New Castle County Homes was $245,000. This March, the median sale price was $261,000, an increase of 7% or $16,000 compared to last year. The current median sold price is 1% higher than in February.

Median sale price is the middle sale price in a given month. The same number of properties are above & below the median.


New Listings
747
Current Contracts
758
Sold Vs. List Price
100.0%
Months of Supply
0.7
Down -3%
Vs. Year Ago
Up 24%
Vs. Year Ago
Up 1.1%
Vs. Year Ago
Down -65%
Vs. Year Ago

Months of Supply
In March, there was 0.7 months of supply available in New Castle County, compared to 2.0 in March 2020. That is a decrease of 64% versus a year ago.

Months of supply is calculated by dividing current inventory by current sales. It indicates how many months would be needed to sell all of the inventory available at the current rate of demand.

New Listings & Current Contracts
This month there were 747 homes newly listed for sale in New Castle County compared to 768 in March 2020, a decrease of 3%. There were 758 current contracts pending sale this March compared to 613 a year ago. The number of current contracts is 24% higher than last March.

Sale Price to List Price Ratio
In March, the average sale price in New Castle County was 100.0% of the average list price, which is 1.1% higher than at this time last year.

Days on Market
This month, the average number of days on market was 25, lower than the average last year, which was 49, a decrease of 49%.

The Long & Foster Market Minute
*Detached, Attached, and Condo varies by local area Multiple Listing Service (MLS) definition. For more information regarding your specific market, contact one of Long & Foster's knowledgeable and experienced sales associates.
REALTOR, Equal Opportunity HousingInformation included in this report is based on data supplied by BRIGHTMLS and its member Association(s) of REALTORS, who are not responsible for its accuracy. Does not reflect all activity in the marketplace. Information contained in this report is deemed reliable but not guaranteed, should be independently verified, and does not constitute an opinion of BRIGHTMLS or Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.