Although the cold winter weather that won’t seem to leave… house hunters are out, snatching up homes in the Waldo area. In 2014, Waldo home prices rose 2.89%–to a median sales price of $144,000 with 46 days on market, and 330 homes changed ownership. Let’s look at the January 2015 home sales stats for Waldo–I am using the street boundaries of State Line east to Holmes, and Gregory south to 85th St:
In January 2015, 15 homes sold with a median list price of $147,500 and a median sales price of $151,000 with 46 days on market.
In January 2014, 15 homes sold with a median list price of $132,500 and a median sales price of $129,500 with 87 days on market.
Why was the sales price higher than the list price ? A few reasons: there could have been multiple offers on the property; the buyer may have financed some closing costs into the loan by adding to the list price; or some other type of negotiation regarding repairs following inspections. The takeaway here is that buyers are willing to pay the initial list price–or very close to it–for the best homes that come on the market. Comparing the numbers, home values up 11% over last year.
Overall, Waldo homes sales are off to a strong start in 2015! Currently there are 29 single family homes for sale in Waldo (the boundaries I described above) with a median list price of $144,900 and 41 days on market.
(All stats taken from Heartland MLS; deemed reliable but not guaranteed)