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Boise Real Estate Market Statistics-May 2016

Ada County May Market Statistics

Available Homes

# Available: 2033

# Vacant: 1187 (58%)

# Short Sale: 29 (1%)

# Bank Owned: 17 (<1%)

Median Asking Price: $290,000

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Pending Sales

# Pending: 1814

Median Asking Price: $267,900

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Closed Sales—May 2015

# Closed: 933

# Short Sale: 11 (1%)

# Bank Owned: 20 (2%)

Median Sales Price: $228,000

Median Days on Market: 13

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Closed Sales—May 2016

# Closed: 1062

# Short Sale: 11 (1%)

# Bank Owned: 13 (1%)

Median Sales Price: $240,000

Median Days on Market: 10

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Seller’s Market Continues!

Normally by May we see a fairly significant increase in available homes on the market. Currently we are just over the 2000 mark. This low inventory is continuing to fuel the seller’s market and I don’t see any big changes in that as we head into the summer market.

The number of Pending Sales is up yet again, month over month. The Asking Price for the pending sales is up by $13K month over month as well. I am expecting this trend of increased Pending Sales to continue through out the summer.

Closed Sales were up by another 126 pushing it over the 1000 mark. Distressed Sales now make up less than 2% of the market. This is true for the Available homes as well. The Closed Sales price was flat though from last month but year over year it is up by $12K. Median Days on Market are down to 10 days!

I don’t want to sound like a broken record but I can’t emphasize this enough: if you are thinking of selling, now is the time! There is basically no competition! Yes, you would also have to buy at the peak of the market. However, if you plan on staying in your home for at least the next 5-7 years, it won’t matter! Give me a call if you want to see what you could get for you home in this market! We can discuss your buying options as well!

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

Brokerage: Silvercreek Realty Group, 1099 S Wells St. , Meridian, ID 83642

 

 

 

 

 

Boise Real Estate Market Statistics-April 2016

Ada County April 2016 Market Statistics

Available Homes

# Available: 1848

# Vacant: 1080 (58%)

# Short Sale: 32 (2%)

# Bank Owned: 16 (1%)

Median Asking Price: $299,900

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Pending Sales

# Pending: 1706

Median Asking Price: $254,900

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Closed Sales—April 2015

# Closed: 831

# Short Sale: 9 (1%)

# Bank Owned: 30 (4%)

Median Sales Price: $217,000

Median Days on Market: 18

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Closed Sales—April 2016

# Closed: 936

# Short Sale: 7 (1%)

# Bank Owned: 20 (2%)

Median Sales Price: $239,450

Median Days on Market: 12


Sellers Market!

The real estate market here is showing no signs of pullback just yet. Pricing is now back at the levels it was at during the 2006-2007 time frame. What is different now is the inventory level. It is still very low. In July of 2007, Ada County hit a high of 5198 homes on the market and in 2013 we hit a low of 1664. Currently, we are at 1848, just barely off of that low number.

We are in a very strong sellers market! A balanced market is 4-6 months of inventory supply. Currently we are under 4 months supply for homes that are $500K or less. By this time of the year we should see a significant rise in inventory and we are not. The biggest issue I am finding with potential sellers is not whether they can sell their home quickly, it is the fear that they will not be able to find a home to move to. And that is keeping many sellers from putting their homes up for sale and thus continuing the inventory shortage. It’s sort of a Catch-22!

Recently I have been asked by many potential sellers, should they wait until next year? I do not have a crystal ball! I do know the market is good for sellers right now but next year may prove to be very different. We are in the midst of an election cycle and we know how that can go! So my advice is if you are wanting to sell, do it now!

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

Boise Real Estate Market Statistics – December 2014

Ada County December Market Statistics

Available Homes

# Available: 1931

# Vacant: 1317 (68%)

# Short Sale: 83 (4%)

# Bank Owned: 42 (2%)

Median Asking Price: $250,000

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Pending Sales

# Pending: 692

Median Asking Price: $248,832

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Closed Sales—December 2013

# Closed: 594

# Short Sale: 30 (5%)

# Bank Owned: 38 (6%)

Median Sales Price: $198,076

Median Days on Market: 35

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Closed Sales—December 2014

# Closed: 610

# Short Sale: 14 (2%)

# Bank Owned: 39 (6%)

Median Sales Price: $215,850

Median Days on Market: 40

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Looking Ahead to 2015!

December 2014 closed out the year very strong! Available inventory pulled back to under 2000 homes and the asking price remained flat. That may not seem like a big deal but the fact that we are in the winter months and there has been no pull back in pricing, indicates what should be a strong spring market.

2014 Closed Sales ended on a strong note as well! The number of closed sales was up month over month and year over year. The Sold Price remained flat. Once again, might not seem like an indicator but the fact is that the prices are not coming down. They are in a kind of “holding” pattern.

The next few months (January to May) should see a very strong sellers market. This is due to low inventory and buyer demand. Prices will start to trend up come the end of February and I am expecting to see Days On Market start to trend down.

What does this mean for buyers and sellers? Sellers need to get ahead of the market and have their homes ready to list by March. Inventory will peak around May and so will your competition! Buyers need to be decisive when making an offer. If you want it to be accepted quickly, make your first offer your best!

If you are thinking about buying or selling (or both) and would like more information regarding our current market please contact me or go to my website: http://www.BoiseRealEstateChick.com

Brokerage: Silvercreek Realty Group, 1099 S Wells St Ste #200, Meridian ID 83642

 

Boise Real Estate Market Statistics-September 2014

Ada County September Market Statistics

Available Homes

# Available: 2726

# Vacant: 1597 (59%)

# Short Sale: 40 (1%)

# Bank Owned: 59 (1%)

Median Asking Price: $249,900

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Pending Sales

# Pending: 927

Median Asking Price: $229,889

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Closed Sales—September 2013

# Closed: 720

# Short Sale: 36 (5%)

# Bank Owned: 24 (3%)

Median Sales Price: $195,000

Median Days on Market: 21

 

Closed Sales—September 2014

# Closed: 672

# Short Sale: 12 (2%)

# Bank Owned: 34 (5%)

Median Sales Price: $204,900

Median Days on Market: 27

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Fall Is Upon Us!

The leaves aren’t the only things dropping this month! Inventory saw a little bit of a pull back. It is down by over 200 homes from last month. This is good news because it would not have been healthy for the market to head into the winter months with high inventory. Builders are still busy with 32 percent of the market being new homes. (Of the 1597 vacant homes more than 54 percent are the new homes.) As we head into the colder, wetter months we should see a substantial pullback on new build jobs though.

Pending Sales were down again by about 29 homes and the asking price remained flat. With the activity that I have seen personally in September, I am thinking the number of Pending Sales will actually go up for October. The market had about a three week surge of activity!

Closed Sales were down month over month but so was the Sales Price. That was down by $14K month over month but was up by $10K year over year. Item of note was distressed sales in Eagle, down to zero! That is correct! Closed Sales for Eagle had not a single distressed property in the mix. Now that is what I call a “traditional” market!

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

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

 

 

 

Boise Real Estate Market Statistics – July 2014

Ada County July Market Statistics

Available Homes

# Available: 2887

# Vacant: 1569 (54%)

# Short Sale: 109 (4%)

# Bank Owned: 62 (2%)

Median Asking Price: $249,000

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Pending Sales

# Pending: 997

Median Asking Price: $235,000

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Closed Sales—July 2013

# Closed: 910

# Short Sale: 57 (6%)

# Bank Owned: 47 (5%)

Median Sales Price: $206,898

Median Days on Market: 19

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Closed Sales—July 2014

# Closed: 849

# Short Sale: 12 (1%)

# Bank Owned: 35 (4%)

Median Sales Price: $213,600

Median Days on Market: 23

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Dog Days of Summer!

Well the dog days of summer are upon us! The real estate market is definitely showing the signs of leveling off for the season. However, inventory is continuing its rise and I am thinking we will see the available inventory go over the 3000 mark before years end. Something we have not seen for several years! The Median Asking Price has been doing a see-saw for the past several months, with July pulling back by $8k from June.

Pending Sales continues to decrease, now under 1000 and I am expecting to see this trend at least until December. Median Asking Price did rise slightly so we will see how that translates for August Closed Sales Prices.

Closed Sales were up but only by 30 homes month over month. We continue to see that year over year, 2013 was a much stronger year. The Median Sales Price saw a $4K decrease month over month and was only $7K more than last year. The Median Days on Market is slowly increasing and should be back in the 30’s by October. Overall, even though it feels like a slow market, relative to last year, this year is actually what is considered a normal or healthy market.

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

Brokerage is Silvercreek Realty Group- 1099 S Wells St, Suite #200, Meridian ID 83642

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 – 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

 

 

 

 

 

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