What happened in September?
After seeing an unprecedented number of sales in August, September continued the historic trend with 98 monthly sales - a 72% increase over sales in September 2019. Total dollar volume in September eclipsed the record-breaking volume of August, recording nearly $300 million in real estate sales. This is nearly 3x the volume from September 2019 last year ($102 million), which at the time, represented the second highest monthly dollar volume in an overall strong year. September now marks the third month in a row of record sales volume starting with $164 million in July, $278 million in August and $291 million in September - a staggering total of $735 million in sales volume over the past 3 months. This is more than the annual sales volume of the entire year of 2017. Wow!
The average sale price remained strong at $2.9 million for the second month in a row. The median sale price was right around $1.5 million, thanks to a third of sales occurring between $500,000- $1,000,000 in September - a hot spot for local buyers and out of town buyers alike. The luxury end of the market ($3+ million) had another record-breaking month with 27 sales in September, representing nearly 30% of all monthly sales. There's been 69 sales in this price point in the last 3 months alone compared to a combined 34 sales in the first 6 months of 2020. To put this in further perspective, the last two years saw an average of 75 sales per year in this price point. Through September we have had over 100 - and things don't seem to be slowing down!