Boise Real Estate Market Statistics -March 2017

Ada County March Market Statistics

Available Homes
# Available: 1557
# Vacant: 1015 (65%)
# Short Sale: 10 (<1%)
# Bank Owned: 10 (<1%)
Median Asking Price: $329,900

Pending Sales
# Pending: 1486
Median Asking Price: $283,950

Closed Sales—March 2016
# Closed: 841
# Short Sale: 6 (1%)
# Bank Owned: 15 (2%)
Median Sales Price: $236,775
Median Days on Market: 15

Closed Sales—March 2017
# Closed: 826
# Short Sale: 4 (<1%)
# Bank Owned: 6 (1%)
Median Sales Price: $251,199
Median Days on Market: 12

Spring has Sprung!!!

Inventory finally saw a slight uptick, picking up another 170 homes. This is still not enough to meet buyer
demand. Ask any Real Estate agent or buyer how the bidding war is going as soon as a new listing comes on. Homes are going with multiple offers and usually at least $5K-$10K over asking.
While that is great news for sellers there is a word of caution here. Just because the homes are going quickly does not mean that way overpricing it is the way to go. Appraisers are starting to push back on the numbers. Particularly if they are being financed through VA or FHA. Restrictions are a little tighter for these types of loans and what can be accepted as a comparable property is a little different as well. Also, because these loans usually require as little as 3.5% as down-payments, the appraisal value has to come in at the contract price. And that is where the problem of over bidding comes in. Most homes are priced at the top of the market right now, so bidding higher than that leaves appraisers unable to find comparable sold properties with higher values.  Honestly, I think it is a good thing that appraisers are giving the market a reality check. I, for one, do not want to see a repeat of the 2006 market that came crashing down and bottomed in 2011. If you need help with pricing your home, give me a call!

Brokerage: Silvercreek Realty Group – 1099 S Wells St Suite 200, Meridian ID 83642


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