Q1 2020 Fauquier 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.

 

Fauquier Home Sales

KEY RESIDENTIAL MARKET INDICATORS

NUMBER OF TRANSACTIONS There were 270 transactions in 2020 compared to 206 in 2019, an increase of 31%.
 AVERAGE HOME SALES PRICE The average home sales price increased 9% from $424,863 to $461,481.
AVERAGE DAYS ON MARKET Average days on market for properties sold was 75 compared to 83, a decrease of 9%.
ACTIVE RESIDENTIAL LISTINGS There was a monthly average of 435 homes on the market in 2020 compared to 544 in 2019, a decrease of 20%.
SALES PRICE TO LIST PRICE On average, homes sold for 97.6% of the list price as compared to 98.1%, an increase of 0.6%.

In the 1st quarter of 2020, 270 properties sold as compared to 206 properties in the 1st quarter of 2019. All segments increased.

There are currently 460 residential properties for sale which is about a 5 month supply. The active listings have an average days on market of 110. The average list price of homes currently on the market is $946,264.

2019 RESIDENTIAL TRANSACTIONS  2020 RESIDENTIAL TRANSACTIONS

 

Fauquier Land & Farm Sales

KEY LAND AND FARM MARKET INDICATORS

NUMBER OF TRANSACTIONS There were 26 transactions in 2020 compared to 23 in 2019, an increase of 13%.
 AVERAGE PRICE  PER ACRE The price per acre for raw land over 25 acres increased 4% from $6,855 to $7,156.
AVERAGE DAYS ON MARKET Average days on market for properties sold was 119 compared to 234, a decrease of 49%.
ACTIVE LAND LISTINGS There was an average of 254 properties on the market every month compared to 199 in 2019.
SALES PRICE TO LIST PRICE Land and farms sold for 94% of the list price as compared to 97% in 2019, a decrease of 3%.

Twenty-six properties sold in the 1st quarter of 2020 compared to 23 properties in the 1st quarter of 2019.

There are currently 217 properties for sale which is about a 17 month supply. The properties currently on the market have an average days on market of 262.

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