How did July, 2009 stack up to July, 2010 in your neighborhood?
(Click on the cities below to see real estate trends for the past 5 years. You’ll find the median pricing for each city and whether the number of homes for sale and the number of sales went up or down. The odds of selling a home in each area is a result of the number of homes for sale divided by the actual number of home sales.)
The odds of selling a home were 12.5%.
Median sales price increased from $525,000 to $539,950.
The number of homes for sale increased by 2% and sales were down by 24% from last year.
The odds of selling a home were 16%.
Median sales price dropped from $470,000 to $422,475.
The number of homes for sale increased by 8% and sales were down 27%.
The odds of selling a home were 16.5%.
Median price decreased from $617,000 to $599,475.
The number of homes for sale dropped by 16% and sales were UP by 5%.
The odds of selling a home were 14%.
Median price dropped by 2%, from $460,000 to $449,950.
The number of homes for sale declined by 9% and sales were down by 13.5%.
The odds of selling a home were 15%.
Median price decreased to $549,900 from $599,000.
The number of homes for sale declined by 16.5% and sales were UP by 3%.
The odds of selling a home were 11.5%.
Median pricing was UP from $950,000 to $1,299,000.
The number of homes for sale decreased by 24% and sales decreased by 31%.
The odds of selling a home were 17%
Median pricing increased from $499,000 to $548,000.
The number of homes for sale increased by 1% and sales decreased by 5%.
Although real estate numbers are mostly down on Seattle’s eastside, 3 areas, similar to last month, showed an increase in median prices while the others all showed a reduction. Most likely, this was a result of more high end sales than seen previously this year. Many of the first time buyers bought because of the tax credit, so there are fewer first time home buyers making entry level purchases.
The high end real estate market is performing better than it was earlier this year. In July, West Bellevue had a 37% increase in the median pricing, a direct result of the homes that sold that month. This number greatly influenced the trend in the eastside showing the median pricing to increase in July. Median pricing is a function of the actual homes that sell during that particular month.
So I’d recommend not getting too excited if the median pricing went up this past month in your neighborhood. It will be important to see if the trend continues and it’s not just because more high end homes are selling.
The number of home sales were down in almost all of the Seattle eastside neighborhoods, which follows a typical pattern for summer when people choose to do other things, like go on vacation, than look for a home. Slower sales may also be impacted by the fear about jobs and the economy.