Alexandria (City) Va Real Estate Sales and Market Report for October 2011

For the month of October 2011, there were 138 homes that sold in Alexandria City, with sales totaling $59,725,362.  The median sales price for homes was $385,500 and the average sold price was $432,792.  On average homes stayed on the market for 67 days and were sold at 95.1% of their asking price.

Mouse over the interactive chart below and you'll see that sales in October 2011 came back from a three month decline.  In July there were 186 homes sold, in August 166, and in September there were 124 homes that sold.  Distressed sales (Alexandria foreclosures and short sales) continue to play a minimal role in the overall market.  In October, there were only 13 foreclosures that sold, and 9 short sales.

What was the effect of the median sales price for homes in Alexandria City for October 2011?  Since April, the median sales price of homes has been teeter-tottering.  It been up one month, down the next.  In May, the median sales price peaked at $493,000; in October, the median sales price was down to $385,500.

Did homes in Alexandria City stay on the market longer in October 2011?  Aleaxandria VA homesellers have reason to smile.  The average days on the market continue to improve.  After the spike in August at 80 days, September's numbers improved to 73 days, and in October came down to 67 days.


Did Alexandria City homeowners just give their properties away in October 2011? Traditional homeowners didn't, but in transactions that involved the banks, the buyers were able to negotiate the prices down.  In October, home sellers received 95.10% of their original asking price.  Properties that were bank owned foreclosures got 93.32% of the original asking price, and short sales were sold at 89.37% of the original asking price.  This supports that the 'deals' are still in the Alexandria short sales and foreclosures.