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Boise Real Estate Market Statistics- April 2014

Below are the Boise Real Estate Market Statistics for April 2014. Numbers reflect single family/single family on acreage that are either Available, Pending or have Sold. All data is taken from the Intermountain Multiple Listing Service.

Ada County April Market Statistics

Available Homes

# Available: 2464

# Vacant: 1293 (53%)

# Short Sale: 113 (5%)

# Bank Owned: 67 (3%)

Median Asking Price: $258,990

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Pending Sales

# Pending: 1116

Median Asking Price: $225,000

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Closed Sales—April 2013

# Closed: 736

# Short Sale: 87 (12%)

# Bank Owned: 68 (9%)

Median Sales Price: $186,370

Median Days on Market: 20

 

Closed Sales—April 2014

# Closed: 669

# Short Sale: 29 (4%)

# Bank Owned: 42 (6%)

Median Sales Price: $209,000

Median Days on Market: 20

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Asking Price on the Rise!

As I put together the April statistics (remember my newsletter reflects the previous month) I am shocked at the Median Asking Price jump. It is up by $16K over March and March was up by $12K over February! That is a $28K price increase, and in my opinion, that is a pretty steep jump in just a few months time. Not sure that trend can continue into the summer without losing quite a few first time buyers though.

Pending Sales are up but only by 106 homes. Interestingly, even though the Median Asking Price has had such a huge jump for Available homes, that has not been the case for Pending Sales. The Median Asking Price only went up $100 since last month. Another item to note is that year over year Pending Sales are actually down.

For Closed Sales we saw a modest increase in the number of sold homes. The Median Asking Price did see a jump of about $11K, that number has been going back and forth for several months, but it has been awhile since we have been over the $200K mark. And look at the Median Day on Market! 20 Days! Now that is a sure sign of a spring market! I do not expect that to get too much lower and actually after our May numbers come in, it should start trending back up.

For additional information please go to my website:  http://www.BoiseRealEstateChick.com

Silvercreek Realty Group, 1099 S Wells Way, Suite 200, Meridian, ID 83642

 

 

 

 

 

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Boise Real Estate Market Statistics – March 2014

Ada County March 2014 Market Statistics

Available Homes
# Available: 2221
# Vacant: 1287 (58%)
# Short Sale: 121 (5%)
# Bank Owned: 64 (3%)
Median Asking Price: $242,990

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Pending Sales
# Pending: 1010
Median Asking Price: $224,900

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Closed Sales—March 2013
# Closed: 575
# Short Sale: 60 (10%)
# Bank Owned: 44 (8%)
Median Sales Price: $186,900
Median Days on Market: 27

Closed Sales—March 2014
# Closed: 583
# Short Sale: 27 (5%)
# Bank Owned: 40 (7%)
Median Sales Price: $198,000
Median Days on Market: 35

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Inventory is on the Rise!

As is typical for this time of year, we are seeing an increase in the available inventory. We are also seeing the Median Asking Price on the rise, up by $18K over the last two months. At the same time the number of Vacant homes decreased indicating an increase in existing homes (traditional seller) versus new (builder).

Pending Sales continue their rise and I expect to see that well into June. The Median Asking Price for pending sales was up by $4K. The bulk (65 percent) of the Pending Sales are in the under $250K price range.

As was expected with the increase in Pending Sales, Closed Sales are increasing as well. The Days on Market are now down to 35 and we can expect to see that number continue to come down over the next few months as the Spring Market takes off. The Sales Price has remained pretty flat for the past several months. Even though the Median Asking Price in Available homes has increased, I don’t see the actual Closed Sales Prices going up too dramatically. Remember, just because sellers are asking more, does not mean they will get more. Buyers determine market price, not sellers. And with the increase in inventory, sellers would be wise to watch market pricing, not wishful thinking!

If you would like additional information regarding the Boise Real Estate Market please feel free to contact me via my website: http://www.BoiseRealEstateChick.com

Silvercreek Realty Group – 1099 S Wells St.,  Ste 200, Meridian ID 83642

 

Boise Real Estate Market Statistics-February 2014

Ada County February 2014 Market Statistics

Available Homes
# Available: 2008
# Vacant: 1303 (65%)
# Short Sale: 152 (8%)
# Bank Owned: 68 (3%)
Median Asking Price: $230,495

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Pending Sales
# Pending: 889
Median Asking Price: $220,000

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Closed Sales—February 2013
# Closed: 491
# Short Sale: 67 (14%)
# Bank Owned: 31 (6%)
Median Sales Price: $178,900
Median Days on Market: 39

Closed Sales—February 2014
# Closed: 431
# Short Sale: 23 (5%)
# Bank Owned: 35 (8%)
Median Sales Price: $199,000
Median Days on Market: 47

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Not Quite a Spring Market…Yet

February’s inventory was down from last month and is normally one of the lower months of the year. Other than a slight increase in the asking price, everything else within the Available market is relatively flat. This year’s market feels a little different than last year’s, to me anyway. I am not getting that same sense of urgency to sell or buy. I think the increase in prices has people looking a lot more carefully at what they may be getting for their money.

The number of Pending Sales was up pretty substantially from last month but the Median Asking Price remained flat. This indicates that we will see higher Closed Sales for March and probably a slight uptick in Closed Sales Price.

Closed Sales were down again but this was anticipated due to the lower number of Pending Sales in January. The Median Sold price was down by about $9K giving back all of January’s price increase. The Median Days on Market has started to come down. Homes that are priced correctly and are move-in ready are generally getting offers within the first week or two.

Of special note: Take a look at Eagle’s number of Short Sales and Reo’s that Sold in February. That is right! The number was zero! Making February a completely traditional sales month!

 

 

Boise Real Estate Market Statistics – January 2014

Ada County January 2014  Market Statistics

Available Homes
# Available: 2030
# Vacant: 1312 (65%)
# Short Sale: 156 (8%)
# Bank Owned: 58 (3%)
Median Asking Price: $224,900

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Pending Sales
# Pending: 785
Median Asking Price: $220,000

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Closed Sales—January 2013
# Closed: 381
# Short Sale: 51 (13%)
# Bank Owned: 31 (8%)
Median Sales Price: $184,990
Median Days on Market: 30

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Closed Sales—January 2014
# Closed: 405
# Short Sale: 14 (3%)
# Bank Owned: 34 (8%)
Median Sales Price: $208,200
Median Days on Market: 47

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2014 Starts in a Mixed Way…

The 2014 real estate market has begun! Inventory inched back up and so did the Median Asking Price. We continue to see the distressed inventory dry up but we are also seeing an increase in new build jobs. This will for sure keep the Median Asking Price on the rise.

The number of Pending Sales went up but there was a slight pullback in Median Asking Price. Even with the winter weather hanging around we should continue to see the Pending Sales go up as many buyers try to take advantage of low interest rates.

Closed Sales saw a big pull back from last month but is still up from a year ago. The Median Sold Price was up both month over month and year over year. The Median Days on Market went up but I do expect to see that  start coming back down as we approach March. As home prices rise I also expect to see short sales disappear from the market as sellers finally come out from underwater.

For additional information regarding the Boise Real Estate Market please go to my website: www.BoiseRealEstateChick.com

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All numbers are based on data from the Intermountain Multiple Listing Service.

Silvercreek Realty Group – 1099 S Wells St. Ste. 200, Meridian, ID 83642

Boise Real Estate Market Statistics-December 2013

Below are the Boise Real Estate Market Stats for December 2013. These numbers reflect Active, Pending, and Sold single family/ single family with acreage homes. All numbers are from the Intermountain Multiple Listing Service.

Ada County December Market Statistics

Available Homes

# Available: 2002

# Vacant: 1286 (64%)

# Short Sale: 161 (8%)

# Bank Owned: 70 (3%)

Median Asking Price: $220,500

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Pending Sales

# Pending: 712

Median Asking Price: $229,900

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Closed Sales—December 2012

# Closed: 477

# Short Sale: 86 (18%)

# Bank Owned: 30 (6%)

Median Sales Price: $179,000

Median Days on Market: 32

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Closed Sales—December 2013

# Closed: 543

# Short Sale: 28 (5%)

# Bank Owned: 35 (6%)

Median Sales Price: $198,000

Median Days on Market: 35

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2013 Year End Numbers are in…

2013 proved to be a very strong market for real estate. Sellers finally saw some daylight as home prices moved upward. Buyers had more options with increased inventory and continued low-interest rates. Will 2014 continue the seller’s market? Will buyers be able to stay in the game or will many have to wait it out?

Our current inventory has had some pull back, going down by 15 percent. This is actually a pretty good indicator of a “normal” market as homeowners of existing homes wait until after the holiday season to list their homes. However, my concern is the number of new build jobs out there. Of all the current available inventory (2002 homes), 739 of them are new build jobs. That is 37%percent of the market! If that trend continues it  could make it difficult for existing home sellers (in the under $400K price range) to compete.

Because interest rates seem to be staying in the 3.75 to 4.75 percent range buyers are still getting good deals on their loans. However, prices are rising and I am expecting a very active spring. Sellers are wanting top dollar and are not making too many (if any) concessions on offers they receive. My advice, if you are thinking of buying do so now and make your first offer your best one.

Thinking of Selling?

If you are considering selling your home, don’t wait until the end of April or May! The time to get your home on the market is in March. This gives you a jump-start on the spring sellers who wait. With less competition your home will sell for more and will sell quicker! If you (or someone you know) is thinking about selling, please contact me and I will do a free Current Market Analysis to show you what your home is worth. My contact info: mary@BoiseRealEstateChick.com or got to my website: www.BoiseRealEstateChick.com

My brokerage is :Silvercreek Realty Group, 1099 S Wells St., Ste #200, Meridian, ID 83642

 

 

 

 

 

Boise Real Estate Market Statistics -October 2013

Boise Area – October 2013
Available Homes
# Available: 2541
# Vacant: 1426 (56%)
# Short Sale: 195 (8%)
# Bank Owned: 68 (3%)
Median Asking Price: $225,000

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Pending Sales
# Pending: 896
Median Asking Price: $219,900

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Closed Sales—October 2012
# Closed: 652
# Short Sale: 90 (14%)
# Bank Owned: 66 (10%)
Median Sales Price: $175,000
Median Days on Market: 30

Closed Sales—October 2013
# Closed: 621
# Short Sale: 31 (5%)
# Bank Owned: 23 (4%)
Median Sales Price: $214,900
Median Days on Market: 26

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Inventory rose a bit again as did vacancies. All due to new home construction! The asking price came down another $5k from last month. I am expecting inventory to level off for the next few months as the holidays and weather slow the market down a little.

The number of Pending Sales continues its downward trend as is typical for this time of year. Pending asking price is down a bit as well. This will probably translate into lower closed sales prices for November closings.

The number of Closed Sales are down not only month over month but year over year. Median sales prices went up though, due to a decrease of homes sold in the under $100k price range and an increase in the over $400k range. I don’t expect that trend to continue!

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Is it time to refinance?

If your mortgage interest rate is higher than 4 percent, you may want to consider refinancing. A fifteen year mortgage is currently going for around 2.75 percent. You may pay more per month but over the life of the loan you will save yourself tens of thousands of dollars. Even if you do not stay in your home another 15 years, you will still pay down the loan faster giving you more equity when you do sell. Contact me for more info by going through my website: www.BoiseRealEstateChick.com or my e-mail: mary@BoiseRealEstateChick.com

 

 

 

Boise Real Estate Market – September 2013

Below are the numbers for Active, Pending and Sold properties in the Boise Real Estate Market area for September 2013. These numbers are based on info from the Intermountain Multiple Listing Service for single family/single family with acreage homes.

Ada County (Boise) September Market Statistics

Available Homes
# Available: 2525
# Vacant: 1350 (53%)
# Short Sale: 180 (7%)
# Bank Owned: 74 (3%)
Median Asking Price: $230,000

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Pending Sales
# Pending: 916
Median Asking Price: $221,839

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Closed Sales—September 2012
# Closed: 580
# Short Sale:92 (16%)
# Bank Owned: 36 (6%)
Median Sales Price: $174,850
Median Days on Market: 23

Closed Sales—September 2013
# Closed: 701
# Short Sale: 37 (5%)
# Bank Owned: 24 (3%)
Median Sales Price: $194,000
Median Days on Market: 21

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Fall is Upon Us!

More than leaves are falling in the Ada County real estate market! The seasonal pullback continues and I expect it to remain flat into early 2014. Although we may see a slight increase in activity towards the end of this year which is historically typical. Even with that I don’t anticipate any major jumps in pricing before next spring.

As you can see inventory is continuing to go up as builders try to take advantage of what was a low inventory market. However, the new inventory is starting to out pace demand and could result in shifting us back into a buyers market as existing homes try to compete with the new homes.

With the cooling off of sales, Pending Sales are now under 1000 for the first time in several months. Expect to see that trend into spring time.

The number of Closed Sales are down again month over month but are still above last year.    For the first time since May of this year we are under a $200K sales price. Meanwhile the distressed sales made up less than 8 percent of sold properties. We may see the number of bank owned homes for sale go up a little as the lenders try to unload inventory before the end of the year.

If you would like additional information regarding the Boise Real Estate Market, please go to my website: www.BoiseRealEstateChick.com

 

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