December 2017 homes sales in the Indian Land, South Carolina area of the Charlotte metro region continued the trends we've been seeing since 2016 with both home prices and sales increasing.
The average sale price of homes in the Indian Land area (29707 zip code) increased 6.5% to just under $316,000, while average days on market for property listings remained flat at 49 days compared with December 2016. Median days on market were just 22 days in December 2017.
Price per square foot also increased by 3.3% to an average of $126/square foot during December. The days when homes in Indian Land in Lancaster County versus adjacent Fort Mill in York County were much less expensive are essentially gone for good.
Closed sales of homes in Indian Land were up 1.0% versus the same period last year. Meanwhile, pending sales in December 2017 were up 5.3% versus December 2016. Much of this somewhat anemic performance in closed sales can be attributed to the lack of inventory in homes priced under $235,000 where there are less than two months of inventory and where the number of homes in this price range available for sale were down 20.0% compared with one year ago.
The average percent of original list price that sellers received for their homes was 96.7%, showing minimal negotiating room for Indian Land homes.
The Indian Land area's months supply of homes in December 2017 increased 12.9% to 3.5 months versus one year ago -- continuing to indicate a seller's market in Indian Land, South Carolina. Inventory of resale homes is lower at 2.9 months. New listings were up 8.8%, but it's worth pointing out that new listings of affordable homes prices under $235,000 were down 20.0% compared with one year ago with only 0.8 months of inventory... clearly putting pressure on closed sales despite the overall increase in new listings.
It's worth pointing out that the average sale price of a resale home in Indian Land in December 2017 stood at $302,572 (up 8.2% versus December 2016), while the average sale price of a new construction home stood at $387,784 (up 5.0% versus December 2016). No wonder it's so hard to find homes in Indian Land under $250,000 (new or resale). For those looking for new construction, the difference in average price for resale homes versus new homes is over $85,000. Any one looking for new construction bargains in Indian Land, South Carolina will be disappointed.
Indian Land, SC Area Local Market Update - December 2017
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