Q1 2020 Culpeper Market Trends Report

It is important to note that most of the first quarter sales in the report are the result of contracts that were negotiated and signed in the months of December, 2019 and January and February of 2020 before the Covid 19 Pandemic was on most people’s radar screen.

Although we are still seeing good interest in country properties, it seems certain that the next several quarters in 2020 will experience sales substantially below the corresponding quarters in 2019. Many people cannot or will not make significant financial decisions during a period of great uncertainty.

However, we believe the longer-term outlook for country properties is robust. Interest rates are likely to remain very low for a good while and buyers will be even more motivated by the safety and sanctuary of country properties.

We hope everyone remains safe and healthy.

Rappahannock County – Fauquier County  –Madison County – Culpeper County

Through March 2020 the number of real estate transactions in the Heart of the Piedmont increased 23% compared to the prior year with 545 properties selling in 2020 while 442 properties sold in the same time period in 2019. The total dollar value of real estate sales increased by 25% with $217 million sold in 2020 and $173 million sold in 2019.

Residential transactions increased in numbers by 27%. On a county by county basis, Madison, Fauquier, and Culpeper transactions increased 33%, 31% and 25% respectively while Rappahannock decreased 11%.

Land & Farm transactions increased by 3%. On a county by county basis, Rappahannock and Fauquier, increased by 175% and 13% respectively while Madison and Culpeper decreased by 33% and 9% respectively.

KEY RESIDENTIAL MARKET INDICATORS

NUMBER OF TRANSACTIONS There were 161 transactions in 2020 compared to 129 in 2019, an increase of 25%.
 AVERAGE HOME SALES PRICE The average home sales price increased 6% from $314,646 to $332,268.
AVERAGE DAYS ON MARKET Average days on market for properties sold was 85 compared to 96, a decrease of 11%.
ACTIVE RESIDENTIAL LISTINGS There was a monthly average of 296 homes on the market in 2020 compared to 410 in 2019, a decrease of 28%.
SALES PRICE TO LIST PRICE On average, homes sold for 98.5% of the list price as compared to 99.3%, a decrease of 0.8%.

In the 1st quarter of 2020, 161 properties sold as compared to 129 properties in the 1st quarter of 2019.

There are currently 297 residential properties for sale which is about a 5 month supply. The active listings have an average days on market of 106. The average list price of homes currently on the market is $400,204.

Q1 2019 LAND & FARM TRANSACTIONS BY ACREAGE    Q1 2020 LAND & FARM TRANSACTIONS BY ACREAGE   

 

Culpeper Land & Farm Sales

KEY LAND AND FARM MARKET INDICATORS

NUMBER OF TRANSACTIONS There were 20 transactions in 2020 compared to 22 in 2019, a decrease of 9%.
 AVERAGE PRICE  PER ACRE The price per acre for raw land over 25 acres increased 42% from $3,178 to $4,511.
AVERAGE DAYS ON MARKET Average days on market for properties sold was 215 compared to 301, a decrease of 28%.
ACTIVE LAND LISTINGS There was an average of 192 properties on the market in 2020 compared to 229 in 2019.
SALES PRICE TO LIST PRICE Land and farms sold for 94% of the list price as compared to 96% in 2019, a decrease of 2%.

Twenty properties sold in the 1st quarter of 2020 as compared to 22 properties in the 1st quarter of 2019.

There are currently 188 properties for sale which is about a two year supply. The lots currently on the market have an average days on market of 419.

2019 LAND & FARM TRANSACTIONS BY ACREAGE 2020 LAND & FARM TRANSACTIONS BY ACREAGE

 

View the 2019 Market Trends Report.

View the 2018 Market Trends Report.

View the 2017 Market Trends Report

Review other Market Trends Reports: Rappahannock County – Fauquier County  – Madison County – Culpeper County