You’ve probably heard recent national news reports on how much better the housing market did in 2012 over 2011. Figures for the Kansas City area are up as well. This blog will focus on sales stats for the Brookside area, zip code 64113. Good news all around!
In 2012, 296 single family homes sold. The average list price was $354,974 and the average sales price was $337,524. Average days on market: 114.
In 2011, 211 single family homes sold. The average list price was $321,574 and the average sales price was $303,076. Average days on market: 139.
It’s worth noting six homes sold for over $1,000,000, in 2012, with the highest sales price at $2.5 million. The lowest sold home price was $72,000. In 2011, four homes over $1 million sold, with the highest sales price being $1.6 million.
Figuring the percentages, home sales were up in Brookside 30% over 2011, and the average sales price was up 10%.
The higher priced home sales push up the average price, and it’s encouraging to see so many more homes sold. Brookside is back on the upward curve for increasing home values! This is important for sellers as well as buyers. Sellers are recouping more of the equity lost in the housing crash, and buyers can be confident they are purchasing a home in a desirable area with increasing home values.
There is a lack of inventory right now, and buyers are actively searching for properties. If you are thinking of selling your Brookside home…prepare it now for the busy spring market!
And if you would like detailed information on sales in your area, contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org) for a personalized report.
(All figures taken from Heartland MLS and deemed reliable but not guaranteed.)