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How did real estate perform in the 1st quarter of 2015?

Let’s look at how 2015 1st quarter did vs 2014 1st quarter.
The following is for all sales on the GJ area MLS by reporting agents/companies.
This is for single family homes excluding modular and manufactured built homes.

1ST QUARTER:
# of Sales 2015:   455               # of Sales 2014: 392
Median Sales Price 2015: $186,900
Median Sales Price 2014: $180,000

Median Days On Market 2015- 109 days
Median Days On Market 2014- 104.5 days

REO/HUD/Short Sales 2015- 16.47% of total sales
REO/HUD/Short Sales 2014- 23.7% of total sales

Areas with Median Sales Price for 2015 for 1st Qtr Sales
Redlands- $277,500
North- $242,250
Fruita- $219,900
NE- $179,900
SE- $167,450
Orchard Mesa: $171,450
GJ City: $147,650
Clifton: $139,150

Observations:
*# of sales in the 1st quarter of  2015 vs 2014 was up 15.82%.  This will be interesting to see if demand stays strong for the remainder of 2015 or if this uptick in sales in the 1st quarter was somewhat aided by our warmer temperatures over the winter.
*The number of REO (bank owned), HUD, & Short sales dropped from roughly 1 in every 4 sales in 2014 to 1 in every 6 sales in 2015.  This is a positive in my opinion as the fewer bank, hud, short sales that are on the market, the less competition for the average homeowner that is selling that might have to compete against a bank pricing a tad lower than market to sell their inventory.
*With the positive news of a big uptick in # of sales and fewer REO/HUD/Short Sales, the median sales price only increased by 3.83%.  Not bad but a lot lower when you compare to the Front Range (Denver, Ft. Collins…) where real estate appears to be hot, hot, hot over there.
On the flip side, good news for those that are or will soon be in the market to buy as they can take advantage of low interest rates and still find a home at an affordable price.

Have specific real estate questions or are considering buying or selling?
Please give me a call or e-mail me.

Matt Eilers
C#970-445-8227
E-mail: MattEilers@aol.com

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Here is a look at how real estate sales in September 2014 did.  For this we are looking at real estate sales in the 9 major areas in and around the valley.  Fruita, Redlands, Grand Junction City, North, SE GJ, NE GJ, Clifton, Orchard Mesa & Clifton.

We will also look back and see how September 2014 Grand Junction real estate sales did vs September 2013 real estate sales.

 

  2014 September Sales Figures  
Area # of Sales Med Sales Price Avg Sales Price Median Days On Market
Fruita

26

$190,800

$240,886

92

GJ City

24

$138,000

$149,946

106.5

NE GJ

24

$166,250

$164,443

79.5

SE GJ

20

$154,450

$154,287

95

Redlands

23

$350,000

$346,948

89

North

25

$265,000

$293,117

136

Orchard Mesa

18

$179,950

$184,996

74

Palisade

3

121

Clifton

12

$142,250

$139,517

50

In September, the Sold Price to List Price came in at 98.27%

 

  2013 September Sales Figures  
Area # of Sales Med Sales Price Avg Sales Price Median Days On Market
Fruita

25

$212,000

$214,947

85

GJ City

22

$122,673

$130,641

80

NE GJ

22

$164,500

$175,764

71

SE GJ

19

$156,000

$147,854

86

Redlands

23

$290,000

$346,916

92

North

22

$287,250

$336,712

99

Orchard Mesa

30

$172,500

$178,490

72.5

Palisade

12

$186,250

$252,368

92

Clifton

10

$75,500

$84,041

74

In September, the Sold Price to List Price came in at 98.04%

OVERALL SALES through end of September for 2014

OVERALL for 2014- Using the areas above

2014

 
 

# of Sales

Med Sales Price

Avg. Sales Price

Median Days on Market

Jan.1-Sept. 30

1741

$185,000

$211,858

89

Median Sold Price to List Price as a percentage:  98.27%  

 FOR 2013

 

2013

     
  # of Sales Med Sales Price Avg. Sales Price Median Days on Market
Jan.1-Sept. 30

1751

$179,000

$201,782

82

Median Sold Price to List Price as a percentage:  98.25%  

 OVERALL ANALYISIS:
*# of Sales has remained the same in 2014 vs 2013
*Median Sales Price is up 3.35%
*Median Days on Market is ~7 days longer vs 2013

 

 

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With the first quarter behind us, let’s take a look at how the Redlands real estate market performed with regard to single family homes.  Keep in mind that traditionally the 1st quarter is the slowest of the year.

Redlands 1st Quarter 2014:
# of Sales: 38
*This represents the lowest number of sales in the past 4 years.

Average Sales Price:   $297,243
*This is also below the past 6 year average. In 2013, the average sales price was just over $326K

Average Days on Market: ~151 Days
*This also represents an uptick as compared to 2013 when the average days on market was ~126 days.

All in all, Jan-March has started slow for the area BUT this does represent the slowest selling time of the year and can be influenced by what is on the market as well as weather conditions.  Not always fun to get in the mood to look at real estate when it is cold outside.

As a reminder, 2013 represented the highest number of sales over the past 6 years with 290 sales for the year.  This helped clear much of the inventory on the market which could also lead to the slower 1st quarter as much of what was on the market was the remnants of what the market in 2013 did not buy.

As an example, I brought on a very nicely presented home in the Redlands on Feb. 26th of this year and we were under contract by April 4th.  When the home came on the market, there were a few showings here and there in the 1st few weeks but near the end of March, there was a dramatic search in showing activity.  So, if this holds, it could indicate the Buyers are coming out of their winter slumber and with the nice spring time temperatures setting in are out and about looking to buy.

Check back for more updates or contact me directly with questions.

 

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Sunrise in the Redlands

Sunrise in the Redlands


The Redlands area of Grand Junction is a great place to live and I myself live in this wonderful area.  With easy access to great hiking trails at the Colorado National Monument, playing golf at Redlands Mesa or Tiara Rado golf courses and access to some of the best schools in Mesa County, the Redlands has something for everyone in your family.

If you are thinking of moving to or selling in the Redlands, you may find the following information useful.
*For informational purposes only.  The following data is provided to the best of my knowledge but cannot be fully verified.
We will take a look at 2013 Sales information for the Redlands to give you an idea of this area.  All of the following information is for single family homes.
# of Sales: 290
Average Sales Price: $326,732
Median Sales Price: $305,000
Average Days On Market (DOM): 126 days
Median Days On Market: 94 days
Average Bedroom Size: 3.42
Average Square Feet: 2,438 Square Feet
Average Year Built: 1988

In positive news, the average & median Sales price was up in 2013 vs 2012 by ~8%.
If you are looking at buying or selling a home in the Redlands, please call or e-mail me.

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