What happened in January?
After an explosive 2018 (read the 2018 Annual Report), 2019 was off to a solid start with 39 sales totaling over $82 million in dollar volume. Both stats exceeded numbers from Dec 2018 by 22% and 24%, respectively. While the average sales price ticked up slightly to just over $2.1 million, the median sales price increased significantly in January, up $300,000 to $1.335 million, representing the third highest median sales price in the past 12 months. Properties that closed in January did so at an average of 95% of their list price, a drop from the 96-98% levels seen throughout all of 2018. Only 5 properties sold at or above list price in January, a number that could reach as high as 20-25 in some months in 2018. January saw an unusually high number of single family homes sales, representing nearly 60% of all sales. Land sales were predictably low, recording just 3 vacant land sales in January. There were 5 sales over $3 million in January, including an 8,300 sq ft house in Indian Springs that was listed for $15.5 million. It’s interesting to note that there have been at least 5 sales/month in this high-end price range ($3MM and above) for the past 10 months.
Thinking of Selling?
In December, more than 3 out of 4 new listings were priced over $1 million. Inventory for the sub million market remains low, with continued high demand. If you are thinking of selling this spring, why wait? Contact me for a opinion of your property's market value.
The New Year was off to a very strong start from an inventory perspective too, as 55 new listings hit the market in January. Unusually high for this time of year (Jan 2018 saw only 39 new listings), January saw the most new listings since Aug 2018. Dollar volume of the new inventory topped $100 million for the second month in a row. After peaking at nearly $2 million in Dec 2018, the median list price dropped back down to $1.12 million in January, closer to typical levels seen in 2018. The average listing price also dipped after a high of nearly $3.3 million in December (thanks to several high end listings entering the market in late 2018). While a similar number of new high-end listings ($3+ million) entered the market in January (11 vs 12 in Dec 2018), the “local’s market” saw the largest surge in inventory as 22 new properties came onto the market. This is the highest level of new inventory seen in this price point since Aug 2018 - great news for local buyers, who struggled with limited available inventory for much of 2018.