The Academy School District 20 Real Estate Market October 2018
By Murray & Associates – Keller Williams Colorado Springs
There is a lot of red arrows on the summary for Academy District 20 for the month of October. Some may represent normal seasonal slowdown or a possible shift in the market. I’m not convinced it is a shift, I believe it is seasonal. My reasoning is that we are not seeing a big increase in the seller concessions and sales price to list price ratio is still 98-100% for most of the D20 neighborhoods. This means that sellers are still getting close to their list price and aren’t having to pay in concessions to do so.
From one month ago, Active listings are down 2.3%. Pending sales are down 12% and sold properties are up 17%. Average sales price is up 1.4% and median sales price is down 5%. Average days on market is still good at 47 days.
Distressed properties continue to be very low with no significant impact to the market. Pending ratio is still strong at 37%, meaning that 37% of the homes currently on the market are under contract with a buyer. This is the same as only a 2% difference from September.
From one year ago active listings are up 11%, pendings are down 11%, sold properties up 8% with average sales price up 9.24% and median sales price up 1.8%.
The average days on market for all of D20 was 47 in October. Months of inventory is down to 2.3 months which is the amount of time to sell all active properties at the same rate as of October.
With the slowing market, buyers have more inventory to pick from but should still act fast when they find the right home. Sellers need to price to sell based on comparable sold properties and be prepared to negotiate on sales price if they need to sell quickly.
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By Nancy Murray
Murray & Associates, Keller Williams Colorado Springs