Saturday, December 17, 2005

Residential sales prices up 11.5% year-to-date

MLS reports for November show an 11.5% average reported sales price for the first 11 months of this year, compared with all of 2004. The monthly reports show November sales at $297,163, down from the monthly reported sales that peaked at $305,530 for August.

This may not reflect an overall market decline, however, because higher-cost new construction jobs were probably part of the mix to a greater degree at the end of the summer. At this time of year one would expect to see more resale properties. There is also a certain amount of discounting that happens now by owners who want to get a property sold and not carry it through the winter.

However, there has not been a pattern in past years of values peaking in late summer, followed by general price declines on a monthly basis in the fall.

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1 comment:

Angus said...

That's great information Niel! Our markets seem to be fairly similiar. Naperville benefitted from a solid appreciation rate of 9% last year, but the overall # of sales slipped 2.6% (a total of 86 fewer units sold)and the average market time increased to 69 days (a 32% increase)
It's your typical good news/ bad news situation, you'll get more... you just need to be a little more patient.