February Property sales were 198, down 8.3% from 216 in February of 2014 and 0.5% lower than the 199 sales last month. February 2015 sales were at their lowest level compared to February of 2014 and 2013. February YTD sales of 397 are running 5.7% behind last year’s year-to-date sales of 421.
The Median Sales Price in February was $239,250, up 5.2% from $227,500 in February of 2014 and down 3.1% from $247,000 last month. The Average Sales Price in February was $271,918, up 5.9% from $256,870 in February of 2014 and down 1.5% from $275,957 last month. February 2015 ASP was at the highest level compared to February of 2014 and 2013.
Inventory and MSI
The Total Inventory of Properties available for sale as of February was 1,647, up 12.3% from 1,466 last month and up 8.0% from 1,525 in February of last year. February 2015 Inventory was at its highest level compared with February of 2014 and 2013.
A comparatively lower MSI is more beneficial for sellers while a higher MSI is better for buyers. The February 2015 MSI of 8.3 months was at its highest level compared with February of 2014 and 2013.
‘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 February was 89, down 13.6% from 103 days last month and down 11.9% from 101 days in February of last year. The February 2015 DOM was at its lowest level compared with February of 2014 and 2013.
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 February 2015 Selling Price per Square Foot of $136 was down 1.0% from $138 last month and up 7.3% from 127 in February 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 February 2015 Selling Price vs Original List Price of 96.6% was down from 96.9% last month and down from 97.0% in February of last year.
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