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Brunswick County NC December 2021 Housing Market Statistics Update

Brunswick County NC Real Estate Housing Market report for decemebr 2021

Southport Oak Island Realty Group:

Just released – December 2021 housing and real estate market statistics for the Brunswick County, North Carolina region.

Highlights from the December 2021 Brunswick County local housing and real estate market update:

  • Pending and closed home sales continue to outpace new real estate listings.
  • Home, Condominium and Town-home inventories continue to decrease.
  • The average “days on market” before a home goes under contract continues to rise from early 2021.
  • Home prices in the Brunswick County, NC region are increasing.

So what does all of this mean?

If you were thinking of selling your home you have NOT MISSED THE BOAT!

While yes, it is on average taking longer to sell homes, they are selling at a higher price then even last month. We are still struggling with real estate inventory here in the coastal Brunswick County, NC region and this is resulting in sellers receiving their asking price 99% of the time!

Contact us today if you are thinking about selling your home, as we are STILL offering FULL SERVICE listings for just 4%.

Source: Cape Fear Realtors

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Is it Time to Sell Your Oak Island Beach Real Estate Property?

homes in the coastal region of north carolina brunswick county nc are selling at an unbelievable price! now is the time to sell your beach home in north carolina

Is This the Best Time to Sell Your Oak Island Beach NC Property?

Four reasons to consider selling your Oak Island Beach NC real estate right now.

  1. Oak Island and Southport’s real estate property values continue to see an upward trend.
  2. The number of for-sale Oak Island homes is minimal, creating competition among buyers and greater demand.
  3. There is a lot of interest in relocating to Oak Island as it’s close to major cities and towns like Wilmington, NC, New Bern, NC, and Jacksonville, FL, but it still maintains its small-town feel.
  4. The Oak Island infrastructure is developing rapidly, with new commercial projects being built just outside the city limits all the time, providing more job opportunities in the area.

It’s no secret that the North Carolina beach real estate market is hot. Are you ready to talk about selling your Oak Island Beach home? Start with Oak Island real estate’s most trusted experts.

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SOI Realty is now offering 4% commission rates WITH THE SAME SERVICES AND RESULTS as other higher priced firms!

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Your house may be worth more than you know.

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Closing Process Slow?

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10 Factors That Can Dramatically Slow The Closing Process On A New Home

1. Lack of Communication with Your Realtor 

Your realtor can be your number one asset in the home-buying process, especially when you factor in the complications of escrow. During this time, they will need copious amounts of information and documentation from you to ensure that everything goes smoothly with your purchase. By not being available and keeping an open line of communication, you are delaying your closing procedures. Don’t be the reason your closing process is stalled.

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2. Property Location

Different states have different rules governing real estate. For example, “non-attorney” states, where individuals who aren’t attorneys are allowed to conduct home closings, tend to have sales close more quickly than their attorney state counterparts. (A difference of 30-40 days, compared to 40-50 days) Also, on average, home sales on the West Coast tend to close more quickly than the East Coast.

3. Contingencies

Know what your contingencies are when you make your offer. Contingencies are conditions agreed upon between you and the seller that need to be met prior to the closing transaction being completed. For example, a popular contingency among buyers is a home inspection. You’re spending hundreds of thousands on a home, you want to make sure you’re getting what you pay for.

In this case, if a buyer submits an offer with a home inspection contingency, this would allow the buyer to back out on their offer if any major structural defects were found. Some other common contingencies are home appraisal and title contingencies. If these aren’t met, this could drastically slow down (or even completely derail) the closing process.

4.  Financing Doesn’t Go Through

Before starting your home search, you should always obtain a pre-approval letter. While it does not guarantee a home loan, it does show realtors and sellers that you are a serious potential buyer. The pre-approval includes several pieces of important info such as the loan type, amount and the interest rate. It basically tells you and the property owners how much house you can comfortably afford. If you wait to get pre-approved until after you’ve started your home search, it can delay the closing process.

5. Changes to Your Credit Report

You don’t want to make any big moves financially while you are in negotiations on a home. Any mistakes or additional debt found on your credit report can send a red flag to your lender and potentially cause you to lose your financing. Make a conscious effort to pay all your bills on time, comb through your credit report prior to starting your home buying and dispute any negative aspects you may find.

6. Lack Of Title Insurance 

Depending on your lender, title insurance may be required in order for you to sell your home. Essentially, this form of insurance protects the lender’s interest during the escrow process. Without the policy in place, the lender can refuse to give you a mortgage, thus further pushing back your final closing until an agreement is made.

7. Failure to Secure Homeowners Insurance

You’ll need homeowner’s insurance before you close on your property. Anticipate this and begin your search early, around 2-3 week prior to closing, but not before your home inspection and appraisal is complete. You just want to make sure you have it before the day of your closing in order to avoid any setbacks.

 8. Problems in The Final Walk Through

Your final walk- through is typically done 3-7 days prior to closing, and allows you to perform a last check on the property. You want to make sure your home is exactly as it was when you made your initial offer. Plus, if any repair requests were made, you want to ensure they’ve been carried out to your specifications. You’ll also want to double check that everything that was listed as included in the sale (refrigerator, washer and dryer, etc.) are in place.

9. Issues with Closing Costs

As your closing date nears, get ready for large sums of money to begin changing hands… If something goes wrong during a wire transfer, or verification of account information, it could not only delay your purchase, but also leave you tied up financially. Make sure that the bank you’re wiring to is able to accept your wire in the timeframe you’ll need it. Also make sure the amount you are wiring is the full amount agreed upon between you and the seller.

10. Seller Having Second Thoughts

Home buying is a big decision, but so is home selling. It’s uncommon for a seller to have second thoughts and ultimately want to kill the deal as a result, but it can happen. While this is unfortunately out of your hands as a buyer, it is important to note their rights as well. The seller can back out on one of two occasions. One, if the final contract has not been signed, or during the five-day attorney review period. Now after that five-day window has passed, the worry is over. Again, it’s exceptionally rare for a seller to want to back out, but it’s something to keep in mind. Thankfully, they’re usually eagerly anticipating the closing date just as much as you are.

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It’s Not Just About the Price of the Home

When most of us begin searching for a home, we naturally start by looking at the price. It’s important, however, to closely consider what else impacts the purchase. It’s not just the price of the house that matters, but the overall cost in the long run. Today, that’s largely impacted by low mortgage rates. Low rates are actually making homes more affordable now than at any time since 2016, and here’s why.

Today’s low rates are off-setting rising home prices because it’s less expensive to borrow money. In essence, purchasing a home while mortgage rates are this low may save you significantly over the life of your home loan.

Taking a look at the graph below with data sourced from the National Association of Realtors (NAR), the higher the bars rise, the more affordable homes are. The orange bars represent the period of time when homes were most affordable, but that’s also reflective of when the housing bubble burst. At that time, distressed properties, like foreclosures and short sales, dominated the market. That’s a drastically different environment than what we have in the housing market now.

The green bar represents today’s market. It shows that homes truly are more affordable than they have been in years, and much more so than they were in the normal market that led up to the housing crash. Low mortgage rates are a big differentiator driving this affordability.It’s Not Just About the Price of the Home | Keeping Current Matters

What are the experts saying about affordability?

Experts agree that this unique moment in time is making homes incredibly affordable for buyers.

Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist, NAR:

“Although housing prices have consistently moved higher, when the favorable mortgage rates are factored in, an overall home purchase was more affordable in 2020’s second quarter compared to one year ago.”

Bill Banfield, EVP of Capital Markets, Quicken Loans:

“No matter what you’re looking for, this is a great time to buy since the current low interest rates can stretch your spending power.

Mortgage News Daily:

“Those shopping for a home can afford 10 percent more home than they could have one year ago while keeping their monthly payment unchanged. This translates into nearly $32,000 more buying power. 


Homeowners are the clear winners. Low mortgage rates mean the cost of owning is at historically low levels and who gains all the benefits of strong house price appreciation? Homeowners.”

Bottom Line

When purchasing a home, it’s important to think about the overall cost, not just the price of the house. Homes on your wish list may be more affordable today than you think. Reach out to a local real estate professional to discuss how affordability plays a role in your local market, and your long-term homeownership goals.