Pending home sales are up for the fifth consecutive month, the first time in six years for such a streak, according to the National Association of Realtors®.

The Pending Home Sales Index, a forward-looking indicator based on contracts signed in June, rose 3.6 percent to 94.6 from an upwardly revised reading of 91.3 in May, and is 6.7 percent above June 2008 when it was 88.7.  The last time there were five consecutive monthly gains was in July 2003.

Lawrence Yun, NAR chief economist, said a combination of positive market factors is fueling the gains.  "Historically low mortgage interest rates, affordable home prices and large selection are encouraging buyers who've been on the sidelines.  Activity has been consistently much stronger for lower priced homes," he said.  "Because it may take as long as two months to close on a home after signing a contract, first-time buyers must act fairly soon to take advantage of the $8,000 tax credit because they must close on the sale by November 30."

Let’s take a look at the July sales statistics to see how the Montgomery AL real estate market looks: 

Montgomery AL real estate sales statistics for July show pending sales decreased by 33% in 2009 compared to July 2008. The average sales price decreased by 10% to $131,554 while sold listings were down 42% from 2008.  Market times showed a increase of 1 days or 1% from 2008.





Market Times

Sales Price

July 2009





July 2008






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Information is provided by the Montgomery Area Association of Realtors and is deemed accurate but not guaranteed.