October property sales were 773, down 11.5% from 873 in October of 2013 and 4.6% lower than the 810 sales last month. October 2014 sales were at their lowest level compared to October of 2013 and 2012. October YTD sales of 8,547 are running 9.2% behind last year’s year-to-date sales of 9,412.
The Median Sales Price in October was $163,900, up 5.8% from $154,900 in October of 2013 and up 1.2% from $162,000 last month. The Average Sales Price in October was $211,232, up 8.1% from $195,336 in October of 2013 and up 4.6% from $201,981 last month. October 2014 ASP was at the highest level compared to October of 2013 and 2012.
Inventory and MSI
The Total Inventory of Properties available for sale as of October was 3,995, down 10.2% from 4,447 last month and down 10.9% from 4,485 in October of last year. October 2014 Inventory was at its lowest level compared with October of 2013 and 2012.
A comparatively lower MSI is more beneficial for sellers while a higher MSI is better for buyers. The October 2014 MSI of 5.2 months was at its highest level compared with October of 2013 and 2012.
The average Days On Market (DOM) shows how many days the average Property is on the market before it sells. An upward trend in DOM tends to indicate a move towards more of a Buyer’s market, a downward trend a move towards more of a Seller’s market. The DOM for October was 89, up 3.5% from 86 days last month and up 8.5% from 82 days in October of last year. The October 2014 DOM was at a mid level compared with October of 2013 and 2012.
Selling Price per Square Foot
The Selling Price per Square Foot is a great indicator for the direction of Property values. Since Median Sales Price and Average Sales price can be impacted by the ‘mix’ of high or low end Properties in the market, the selling price per square foot is a more normalized indicator on the direction of Property values. The October 2014 Selling Price per Square Foot of $111 was up 3.9% from $107 last month and up 6.8% from 104 in October of last year.
Selling Price vs Original Listing Price
The Selling Price vs Original Listing Price reveals the average amount that Sellers are agreeing to come down from their original list price. The lower the ratio is below 100% the more of a Buyer’s market exists, a ratio at or above 100% indicates more of a Seller’s market. The October 2014 Selling Price vs Original List Price of 97.4% was down from 97.6% last month and down from 97.9% in October of last year.
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