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Snohomish County monthly real estate stats
September 20, 2016| Snohomish County Homes INC.
Snohomish County Statistics as of August 2016
Active Inventory: +13% Aug 2016 vs. Aug 2015
2009 available homes currently on market -46 vs. last month.
Pending Transactions: Up 14% Aug 2016 vs. Aug 2015
2071 units +94 vs. last month
Sold Transactions:+7% Aug 2016 vs. 2016
1748 units +75 than last month
Days on Market
Snohomish County Active to pending 26 days vs. 35 a year ago up 2 days from last month.
Median home price in Snohomish County is at a record high of $395,000!!! +9% last year. Down $3,000 from last month.
Area price % based on last Quarter
Bothell + 11%, Edmonds/Lynnwood +7%. Everett/Mukilteo +7%
Snohomish/Monroe+ 13%. Lake Stevens/Granite Falls +6%.
The Home Connection Newsletter~ March is here!
National Real Estate News
|Posted: 24 Jul 2014 09:31 AM PDT
The new home sales report for June – combined with the downward revisions for previous months – was very weak.
The Census Bureau reported that new home sales this year, through June, were 225,000, Not seasonally adjusted (NSA). That is down 4.3% from 235,000 during the first half of 2013 (NSA).
Maybe sales will move sideways for a little longer, but remember early 2013 was a difficult comparison period. Annual sales in 2013 were up 16.3% from 2012, but sales in the first four months of 2013 were up 26% from the same period in 2012!
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This graph shows new home sales for 2013 and 2014 by month (Seasonally Adjusted Annual Rate).
The comparisons to last year will be a little easier in Q3, and I still expect to see year-over-year growth later this year.
And here is another update to the “distressing gap” graph that I first started posting several years ago to show the emerging gap caused by distressed sales. Now I’m looking for the gap to close over the next few years.
The “distressing gap” graph shows existing home sales (left axis) and new home sales (right axis) through June 2014. This graph starts in 1994, but the relationship has been fairly steady back to the ’60s.
Following the housing bubble and bust, the “distressing gap” appeared mostly because of distressed sales.
I expect existing home sales to decline or move sideways (distressed sales will slowly decline and be partially offset by more conventional / equity sales). And I expect this gap to slowly close, mostly from an increase in new home sales.
Note: Existing home sales are counted when transactions are closed, and new home sales are counted when contracts are signed. So the timing of sales is different.
|New Home Sales decrease to 406,000 Annual Rate in June
Posted: 24 Jul 2014 07:13 AM PDT
The Census Bureau reports New Home Sales in June were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR) of 406 thousand.
May sales were revised down from 504 thousand to 442 thousand, and April sales were revised down from 425 thousand to 408 thousand.
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The first graph shows New Home Sales vs. recessions since 1963. The dashed line is the current sales rate.
Even with the increase in sales over the previous two years, new home sales are still close to the bottom for previous recessions.
The second graph shows New Home Months of Supply.
The months of supply increased in June to 5.8 months from 5.2 months in May.
The all time record was 12.1 months of supply in January 2009.
This is now in the normal range (less than 6 months supply is normal).
On inventory, according to the Census Bureau:
Starting in 1973 the Census Bureau broke this down into three categories: Not Started, Under Construction, and Completed.
The third graph shows the three categories of inventory starting in 1973.
The inventory of completed homes for sale is still low, and the combined total of completed and under construction is also low.
The last graph shows sales NSA (monthly sales, not seasonally adjusted annual rate).
In June 2014 (red column), 38 thousand new homes were sold (NSA). Last year 43 thousand homes were also sold in June. The high for June was 115 thousand in 2005, and the low for June was 28 thousand in 2010 and 2011.
This was well below expectations of 475,000 sales in June, and sales were down 11.5% year-over-year.
|Information obtained from http://www.calculatedriskblog.com
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Just for fun! Take a look at this Everett Home listed for Sale.
What a view of the Cascades and the entire Snohomish Valley! Can you imagine waking up each morning and having coffee on the deck to this? Its one of the very many scenic views our community offers and is the reason I call this area home.
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And just for fun do you know its the Great American Backyard Campout this weekend? If its not raining this weekend try it and have some fun!
Tuesday Tid Bit Real Estate News
Whew! A bit late I guess Tuesday evening for the news but its end of the School Year fun and with two boys all these events are making for one tired mom who is up working late.
So if your up as late as me here is your Tuesday Tidbit Real Estate News.
From Fannie Mae: Spring-Summer Buying and Selling Season Sputters Despite Drop in Mortgage Rates
“Consumers’ lukewarm income expectations and reticence about the economy seem to be holding back housing demand,” said Doug Duncan, senior vice president and chief economist at Fannie Mae. “This year’s spring and summer home buying season has gotten off to a slow start, even as mortgage rates have trended lower over the past two months. Our National Housing Survey data show that economic conditions continue to be the top concern among consumers who think it’s a bad time to buy or sell a home. While recent housing activity suggests that the worst of the housing slump may be behind us, this caution among consumers supports our expectation that the rebound in home sales will likely be too modest to pull sales for all of 2014 ahead of last year.”
As a reminder: a decline in existing home sales this year is not “bad news”. With fewer distressed sales and less investor buying, it is no surprise that existing home sales are down. I expect housing starts and new home sales (the key for GDP and employment growth) to increase this year and also in 2015.
Other news included the research data that demand for purchase mortgages in the last three months gained a cumulative 9%. On the pricing front, a national listing site said prices are beginning to stabilize. Their chief economist explained: “…home price changes are looking more balanced, sustainable and widespread than at any point since the price recovery began.” With home prices still rising, but in a more controlled fashion, there are now more than 43 million homes with equity. This should encourage more people to put their properties on the market, improving the inventory situation.
I know buyers will like to hear this. I just secured a home for a buyer of mine that had 5 offers! Since it was the only Rambler in that zip code for sale you can imagine how happy they are.
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