Canyon County Real Estate Market Statistics for October 2012

Below are the Real Estate Market Statistics for October 2012. These numbers are from the Intermountain Multiple Listing Service for single family and single family on acreage. Canyon County consists of Caldwell, Nampa, Middleton and surrounding areas.

Canyon County October Market Statistics

Available Homes

# Available: 994

# Vacant: 511 (51%)

# Short Sale: 241 (24%)

# Bank Owned: 40 (4%)

Median Asking Price: $129,900


Pending Sales

# Pending: 418

Median Asking Price: $109,000


Closed Sales – October 2011

# Closed: 285

# Short Sale: 77 (27%)

# Bank Owned: 137 (48%)

Median Sales Price: $82,000

Median Days on Market: 41

Closed Sales– October 2012

# Closed: 285

# Short Sale: 67 (23%)

# Bank Owned: 49 (17%)

Median Sales Price: $107,000

Median Days on Market: 35


Winter Market Coming Soon!

While the October real estate market did not do too badly, we can see that the winter market is coming in. So what does this mean? For the most part we will continue to see a drop in inventory as sellers remove their homes from the market for the holiday months and into February. Normally when inventory shrinks, prices go up but that is not usually the case in the winter months. Prices generally flatten out, mainly because the bulk of the buyers are not looking actively for a home until March.

However, sellers are at an advantage when selling in the winter because the pickings are few and the buyers are definitely serious. Will the seller get at or above asking price? Probably not above (less buyers means no multiple bids) but more than likely closer to asking. Price it well and it will move quick! Buyers have an advantage as well because the homes that are on the market are usually with sellers that really want to sell. There are also less buyers meaning less competition when making offers. Will the buyer get a great bargain? Actually yes, and mainly because the prices are still relatively low as are the interest rates.

 So, if you are thinking of buying or selling a home, winter time may be a great time to consider it! Go to my website:

or you can send me an e-mail: if you have any questions or would like to know the value of your home or how much of a home you can afford.

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