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How Will Absorption Rates Affect Your Real Estate Transaction in Barrington?

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An absorption rate is the inverse of months of supply. For example, if there are 100 homes listed for sale in a certain area, and 10 condos sold over the last month, the absorption rate is 10/100=10%. An absorption rate of 20% or higher means that homes are selling quickly and the market favors sellers.

A good absorption rate for buyers would be 12 months, and sellers will always prefer less time, like one or two months.

We currently have a 5.4% absorption rate in Lake County, so it will take about 5 months to sell all the properties out there. This is about as low a level of inventory as I’ve seen in the past few years. This places us squarely in a seller’s market, so put your home on the market now if you’ve been thinking of doing so.

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