55+ Market Insights: A New Tool for Market Research From 55places.com

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What You’ll Gain From Reading This Article: This article provides details about the newly launched real estate data tool by 55places.com as well as how that data can help 55+ homebuyers.


Buying or selling a home is an exciting journey! But with so many factors to consider, you may be wondering where to start. 55places is here to provide you with data-driven resources and expert guidance to assist you on your journey.

55places is proud to announce the launch of an advanced real estate data tool that will better equip 55+ homebuyers to make confident decisions about the next chapter of their lives. By combining our in-depth knowledge of 55+ communities with comprehensive MLS data, this innovative tool will transform the decision-making process for prospective buyers, sellers, and real estate professionals.

“It could be challenging to understand the trends on the real estate market. Market Insights is a simple solution to understand how real estate market performs over time. Market Insight will provide you with the most important information by using the following metrics: Number of Listings, Median Listing Price, Median Days On Market, Number of Homes Sold and Median Sale Price.”

Krisz Hollo, Data Analyst at 55places.com

55places is providing unparalleled market insights and data trends about the 55+ real estate market. With plans to provide continuous enhancements to this groundbreaking tool, 55places will empower users with access to comprehensive and accurate real estate information. As you begin your search for the perfect 55+ community, harness the power of our new real estate data tool to gain insights into the latest market trends, listings, and pricing in your desired area.

Let’s delve into five key metrics included in our real estate data tool. This information will help you to make informed decisions, ensuring your next move is the best one yet!

Number of Listings

"Number Of Listings" circled on the 55places.com real estate data tool.

The number of listings available in a given area helps illustrate the state of supply and demand in the market. A low number of listings might suggest a seller’s market. With fewer homes for sale, the value of these listings may increase. This can result in bidding wars and fewer alternative options for homebuyers.

A high number of listings indicates a buyer’s market. A buyer’s market is favorable to homebuyers because there are more homes to choose from which may drive down prices. If the number of available listings is high, you may find a home at a lower price point.

Median Listing Price

"Median Listing Price" circled on the 55places.com Market Insights tool.

The median listing price reflects the typical asking price of homes for sale. This metric reflects the midpoint of all listed prices in your target area. It’s a great starting point for understanding the overall price range of the market. It can also help you manage your budget as you begin your homebuying search.

An important factor to remember about this metric is the median is less susceptible to outliers compared to the average. This can give you a more accurate picture of the overall state of the market.

Median Days on Market

"Median Days On Market" circled on the 55places.com real estate data tool.

This valuable metric illustrates how fast homes sell. Understanding how quickly homes are selling can give you an idea of the current pace of the market. It can also help you plan your overall strategy.

Many days on the market means you may have more time to work when touring homes or negotiating with sellers. On the other hand, only a few days on the market may require you to act quickly to secure your dream home.

Number of Homes Sold

"Number Of Homes Sold" circled on the 55places.com Market Insights tool.

The number of homes sold illustrates the overall market activity for a given time. This metric can help you gauge the current state of the market. It indicates whether or not other homebuyers are deciding to purchase or stay on the sidelines.

High sales numbers suggest a healthy, robust real estate market. In contrast, low numbers might indicate lower inventory or undesirable market conditions, such as high interest rates. If this is the case, prospective buyers may wait for more favorable conditions before buying.

Median Sales Price

"Median Sale Price" circled on the 55places.com real estate data tool.

The median sales price reveals the typical closing price of homes. This metric is critical for deciding how much to offer and understanding the true market value of homes for sale.

The median sale price may differ significantly from the median listing price due to price changes and negotiations. If homes are typically closing at lower prices than the asking price, this may reflect an opportunity for buyers to negotiate a better price point.

There are many factors to consider when beginning your homebuying journey. Luckily, 55places now provides up-to-date market insights to help you make the most informed decisions possible. With our new real estate data tool, 55places is your go-to resource for valuable data regarding the 55+ real estate market at both a national and local level.

“The idea is that we’re going to help consumers understand the trends in these markets over time, and we’re going to be adding more information so that they can make good decisions.”

Marston Gould, Vice President of Growth at 55places.com

In the future, we hope to provide even more market insights to better equip you in your homebuying search. This data is an important tool for your homebuying journey, but it’s not the only tool available. 55places is here to provide you with a network of hand-picked local real estate agents to interpret the data in the context of your specific needs and preferences. Our team of dedicated real estate experts has the latest 55+ market information, ensuring you receive knowledgeable and data-driven assistance as you explore 55+ communities.

With expert guidance and the most up-to-date market insights, you’ll be well-equipped to navigate the housing market and find the next place you’ll love to call home.

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55+ Housing Market Insights

Our new real estate data tool is here to make your search easier.

Can you spot the $207,744 difference between these identical homes?

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Get the details in The 62+ Loan Homebuyers Guide.

55places Mortgage is a joint venture between Mutual of Omaha Mortgage and 55places.com.
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