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Luxury Real Estate Report – March 2022

North American Luxury Market Report

A significant increase in wealth in 2021 has supported the strength of the luxury market throughout North America. My colleagues in Toronto, for instance, do not see any slow down of the escalated prices and competition within their luxury market. Prime destinations in the US have had the same dynamics. If you’d like the detailed statistics for each metropolitan area, please contact me.

“The global population of individuals with a net worth of $5 million+ reached more than 3.6 million globally in 2021. That was an increase of 19.8% over 2020 and a notable difference from 2020, which saw only a 2.2% gain over 2019. This extraordinary wealthy population growth led to a real estate expansion like we’ve never seen before. A new map for luxury opened up new locations and multiple homeownership in greater numbers. Home as safe haven became the rallying cry for our time.”

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Philadelphia and Main Line Luxury Trends – 2022

Statistics for the luxury market in Philly and on the Main Line are challenging due to two factors. First, record low inventory and second the small number of properties in each micro-market. One or two sales can skew statistics dramatically which isn’t indicative of trends, more of an anomaly for that month.

Overall, when we look at average sold price by area, there is a drop in February. That doesn’t necessarily mean values are declining. It shows more buyer activity in the under $1M price range.

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Main Line Luxury Market Summary YTD

Using the YTD statistics below we are still at incredibly low inventory levels, an average of 1.15 months. While multiple offers are still common, you can see average days on market for sold properties is trending from 50-65 and current listings are far beyond that at 125 DOM. Sales are tracking at or just slightly above asking price – 100.65%. Some of the news about hot luxury markets can be misleading for our area.

5Coming Soon
80ActiveAvg DOM 125
28A/C – Under contract with active contingencyAvg DOM 61
78Pending – Under contract no contingenciesAvg DOM 51
167Closed; Closed Price to List Price Ratio 100.65%Avg DOM 65
YTD as of March 22, 2022

We are definitely seeing a slowdown in demand, and a shift away from estate homes with pools that we saw in the initial post-COVID buying phase. While people want larger homes with plenty of flex space, they also want to be close to cosmopolitan amenities – restaurants, shopping, and transportation. To gain the best sales results reaching our current global market an aggressive, sophisticated sales plan is needed for success.

Highest Main Line luxury sale YTD – 799 Grubbs Mill Road, Berwyn SOLD for $11.5M cash, listed for $17.5M

Philadelphia Luxury Market Summary YTD

The summaries below include ALL luxury listings in the county of Philadelphia. Condo sales fall slightly behind, with 2.3 months of inventory, average DOM for sales YTD at 114, and a closed price to list price ratio of 97.42%.

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192ActiveAvg DOM 144
24A/C – Under contract with active contingencyAvg DOM 61
115Pending – Under contract no contingenciesAvg DOM 92
186Closed; Closed Price to List Price Ratio 97.42%Avg DOM 88
YTD as of March 22, 2022

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Susanna Kunkel

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