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Boise Real Estate Market Statistics -June 2014

Ada County June Market Statistics

Available Homes

# Available: 2750

# Vacant: 1470 (53%)

# Short Sale: 117 (4%)

# Bank Owned: 61 (2%)

Median Asking Price: $257,995

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Pending Sales

# Pending: 1072

Median Asking Price: $229,900

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Closed Sales—June 2013

# Closed: 843

# Short Sale: 56 (7%)

# Bank Owned: 44 (5%)

Median Sales Price: $210,000

Median Days on Market: 15

 

Closed Sales—June 2014

# Closed: 819

# Short Sale: 17 (2%)

# Bank Owned: 37 (4%)

Median Sales Price: $217,000

Median Days on Market: 20

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Summer Market Has Arrived!

While technically June is reflective of May sales and therefore, the Spring market; things are slowing down a bit. The June numbers are decent, but you can see that sales are leveling off. Inventory is still rising, as is the Median Asking Price. We currently have 32 percent more inventory available then we did last year. This increase is expected to continue until September.

Pending Sales were down not only month over month but year over year as well. And actually, Pending Sales have been trending behind last years numbers for eleven straight months now. The leveling off indicates to me that even with more inventory and great interest rates, prices may have jumped too quickly.

Closed Sales were up but only by 19 homes month over month. Once again, when comparing year over year, 2014 is behind 2013. For Ada County, 2013 was an exceptionally strong market, and would not have been sustainable if it were to have continued at that pace for two years. And as many have seen, property taxes reflected those increases. However, the good news is that next years tax bill should not be much higher than this years!

For more information regarding the Boise Real Estate Market, please go to my web site: www. BoiseRealEstateChick.com

Silvercreek Realty Group, 1099 S Well St, Ste 200, Meridian, ID 83642

 

 

 

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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

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

Boise Real Estate Market Statistics- May 2013

Below are the Boise Real Estate Market Statistics for May 2013. These numbers are from the Intermountain Multiple Listing Service for Available, Pending and Closed sales, single family/single family with acreage in the Boise, Idaho area.

Ada County May 2013 Market Statistics

Available Homes

# Available: 1880
# Vacant: 918 (49%)
# Short Sale: 229 (12%)
# Bank Owned: 49 (3%)
Median Asking Price: $239,900

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Pending Sales
# Pending: 1458
Median Asking Price: $216,530

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Closed Sales—May 2012
# Closed: 625
# Short Sale: 115 (18%)
# Bank Owned: 71 (11%)
Median Sales Price: $179,688
Median Days on Market: 35

Closed Sales—May 2013
# Closed: 822
# Short Sale: 59 (7%)
# Bank Owned: 40 (5%)
Median Sales Price: $194,995
Median Days on Market: 17

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Spring Market Ends Strong!

As the spring market comes to an end, it did so with strong numbers. The number of homes that sold in May are numbers that we have not seen since 2005/2006. As long as we can avoid the housing bubble of those years we should be alright!

Available inventory barely inched up by 76 homes. Not near enough to help meet buyer demand. The worrisome detail is that due to the lack of inventory many buyers are waiting for the “perfect” home and in the meantime interest rates are on the rise. For some, this could price them out of the market within the next few months.

As expected, the Pending Sales continued to do well. So did the median Pending Sales price! Up another $7500!

The number of Closed Sales are at historical highs. The percent of distressed homes fell by 10 percent month over month (22 percent in April and 12 percent in May). Only 40 homes that sold in May were Bank Owned and currently there are only 49 Bank Owned homes available for sale! We are getting to the point where I may not have to have the number of distressed homes in my statistics anymore! Now wouldn’t that be nice?!?

For more information regarding the Boise Real Estate Market or to contact me, please go to my website: www. BoiseRealEstateChick.com

 

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