Canyon County Real Estate Market Statistics – August 2012

Below are the real estate market statistics for Canyon County – August 2012. These numbers reflect the data taken from the Intermountain Multiple Listing and are based on single family/single family with acreage. Canyon County consists of Nampa, Caldwell, Middleton, and surrounding area.

Canyon County August Market Statistics

Available Homes

# Available: 989                    

# Vacant: 495 (50%)

# Short Sale: 303 (31%)

# Bank Owned: 39 (4%)

Median Asking Price: $129,240


Pending Sales

# Pending: 490

Median Asking Price: $109,900


Closed Sales – August 2011

# Closed: 291

# Short Sale: 64 (22%)

# Bank Owned: 133 (46%)

Median Sales Price: $78,500

Median Days on Market: 37


Closed Sales– August 2012

# Closed: 292

# Short Sale: 79 (27%)

# Bank Owned: 51 (17%)

Median Sales Price: $105,960

Median Days on Market: 29


            Here Comes Fall!

August seems to have brought the real estate market back to life! I am also currently seeing the same increased activity for September. Fall time is historically the second surge of the year for buying and selling.

 With the decrease of distressed properties on the market, we are seeing more homes that are generally in move in condition. This is great for buyers because prices are still relatively low, allowing for some great deals. Cash buyers are still in the driver’s seat though, with many sellers preferring the cash deals even if they are the lower bid. This is because cash deals close quicker and do so without the need of an appraisal.

Have you wondered why we are seeing an increase in the number of vacant homes on the market even though the number of distressed properties is decreasing? Looking at the data, I have concluded that the increase is coming from a certain builder, (no names mentioned but you know who he is!) who has increased the number of homes he is building. This is both good and bad. Good because building new homes employs more people, gives more choices for home selection but bad because this particular builder is able to sell below market price, hurting existing home prices. Hopefully during this building boom, he will not over build!

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