Tuesday, April 30, 2013


RE/MAX National Housing report for April, 2013


The housing recovery continues, with both home sales and prices rising in each month of 2013. The March RE/MAX National Housing Report, a survey of MLS data in 52 U.S. metropolitan areas, shows a positive trend with sales 2.9% higher than the same month last year and median prices rising 8.4%. However, strong price gains are likely due to fewer homes listed for sale. In many metro areas, low inventory is preventing some buyers from closing on the home of their choice, and may also be limiting the growth of sales. The March inventory of homes for sale remains 29.5% lower than the inventory in March 2012. This has created a Months Supply of just 3.8, the lowest inventory supply since the RE/MAX National Housing Report began in August 2008. Real estate agents across the country report that interest in the market is high and home sales should remain strong into the summer. While home prices have not returned to their pre-crisis levels, increasing numbers of homeowners are finding they now have a much better equity position.
"Home sales remain strong, and rising prices are a positive trend, but the shrinking inventory is starting to be a concern," said Margaret Kelly, CEO of RE/MAX, LLC. "Hopefully, higher prices will result in more homeowners gaining increased equity, and feeling comfortable putting their home on the market."

Falling Inventory Forces Home Prices Higher  
The March RE/MAX Housing Report showed a 27.8% increase in closed transactions over February and a 2.9% increase over sales in March 2012. This makes March the 21st month in a row reporting higher sales than the same month in the previous year. Like last year, the 2013 selling season has started strong, and with reports of increased traffic, the spring and summer months should see a trend of rising sales. Of the 52 metro areas surveyed in March, 31 reported higher sales than March 2012, and 15 reported double-digit gains, including: Honolulu, HI +43.5%, Albuquerque, NM +28.7%, Nashville, TN +26.1%, Raleigh & Durham, NC +25.4%, Chicago, IL +19.6% and Denver, CO +16.0%.

MARCH 2013   $170,000  8.4% increase year over year

MARCH 2012   $156,750  2.9%

In March, the median price for all homes sold in the survey’s 52 metro areas was $170,000. This price was 6.2% higher than the median price in February and 8.4% higher than the price in March 2012. For 14 months in a row, the median price has been higher than in the same month of the previous year. As inventory continues to fall, prices should continue to rise. Of the 52 metro areas surveyed in March, only two saw their median price drop below last year’s price: Hartford, CT

-2.7% and Little Rock, AR -7.9%. Prices in Wilmington, DE were unchanged from March 2012. However, a total of 49 metros saw year-over-year price increases, with 19 reporting-double digit increases, including: Atlanta, GA +41.9%, San Francisco, CA +41.4%, Las Vegas, NV +32.7%, Phoenix, AZ +29.2%, Detroit, MI +28.6% and Trenton, NJ 26.1%.

Of all homes sold in March, the average Days on Market was just 85. This is four days lower than the average in February, but a significant 16 days below the average of 101 seen in March 2012. The 85 day average in March is the 10th time in the past year that the Days on Market average has been below 90. A reduced Days on Market is the result of low inventory and high demand. Days on Market is the number of days between when a home is first listed in an MLS and when a sales contract is signed.

With the inventory loss of 3.3% in March, a month-to-month loss has now occurred for 15 straight months. March inventory also fell 29.5% from March 2012. Low inventory is impacting more metro areas and is likely resulting in fewer sales. Of the 52 metro areas survey in March, only two reported a rise in overall inventory from last year: Manchester, NH +1.9% and Phoenix, AZ +1.1%. Extremely low months supply levels continue to be seen in cities like: San Francisco, CA 0.8, Denver, CO 1.3, Washington, DC 1.7, San Diego, CA 1.7, Seattle, WA 1.7, Orlando, FL 2.0, Boise, ID 2.0, Detroit, MI 2.1, and Raleigh & Durham, NC 2.3.

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The RE/MAX National Housing Report is distributed each month on or about the 15th. The first Report was distributed in August 2008. The Report is based on MLS data in approximately 53 metropolitan areas, includes all residential property types, and is not annualized. For maximum representation, many of the largest metro areas in the country are represented, and an attempt is made to include at least one metro from each state. Metro area definitions include the specific counties established by the U.S. Government’s Office of Management and Budget, with some exceptions.

Transactions are the total number of closed residential transactions during the given month. Month’s Supply of Inventory is the total number of residential properties listed for sale at the end of the month (active inventory) divided by the number of sales contracts signed (pended) during the month. Where "pended" data is unavailable, this calculation is made using closed transactions. Days on Market is the number of days that pass from the time a property is listed until the property goes under contract for all residential properties sold during the month. Median Sales Price is the median price of all residential properties sold during the month.

MLS data is provided by contracted data aggregators, RE/MAX brokerages and regional offices. While MLS data is believed to be accurate, it cannot be guaranteed. MLS data is constantly being updated, making any analysis a snapshot at a particular time. Every month the RE/MAX National Housing Report re-calculates the previous period’s data to ensure accuracy over time. All raw data remains the intellectual property of each local MLS organization.

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Contact Wayne "SHORTY" Short for specific information for the Grand Lake, OK real estate market.
Cell: 918-218-6011, wayne.short@remax.net, www.Move2GrandLake.com

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Grand Lake, Oklahoma real estate update, spring 2013

NE Oklahoma MLS
Real Estate data for the four months of 2013
Delaware County, OK (Grand Lake area)


04-24-2013 Post:

The first four months of 2013 show 318 homes were listed with a total of 471 residential homes on the market.  There are 27 homes pending/under contract and 90 homes have sold/closed so far this year.  The average sales price of the 90 homes was $177,329.  This compares to an average sales price of homes in 2012 of $140,111.  The average home was on the market 194 days and sold for 92% of their last price.  This is higher than 2012 where the average discount was 10 to 14%.  2/3rds of the homes were sold by an a co-op agent not in the listing agent's company.

Price ranges with the most inventory of homes on the market in the entire MLS:
There were 152 active residential properties on the market above $500,000 at the time of this report.
127 homes were for sale between $300,000 and $400,000.
92 homes were for sale between $250,000 and $300,000.
90 homes between $120,000 and 149,000.
89 homes between $60,000 and $70,000.
88 homes between $140,000 and $160,000.
And 88 homes for sale between $200,000 and $250,000.

National sales slowed a bit in March but were still higher than 2012. The reason is the lack of new inventory from the public. It seems they do not want to sell unless they have found the new home they want to buy.  New home sales and starts were also higher than 2012.

Interest rates still are at historic lows with 30 year fixed rates at or be low 3%.

Contact Wayne "Shorty" Short at 918-218-6011 to get a current market analysis on your home or to see what is available at Grand Lake.  WWW.Move2GrandLake.com.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Indian Hills Marina Spring Crappie Tournament 4-13-2013

Indian Hills Marina & Resort
Spring 2013
Crappie Tournament
Saturday April 13. 2013
$44 per team
Most register by 5:00 pm on 4-12-2013
Tournament starts at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, 4-13-2013
Weigh-in starts at 3:00 p.m. and finishes at 4:00 p.m.
Crappie must be 10 inches long or longer
Crappie must be alive and red gilled
Crappie limit is 10 fish per team
Two person teams
100% Payback
1st Place gets 60%
2nd Place gets 25%
3rd Place gets 15%
Call Indiana Hills Marina at 918-256-6954 to register.
Fisherman goodie bags with hats given out. 
Free coffee and minnows
Wayne "SHORTY" Short with RE/MAX Grand lake will be a goodie bag sponsor.
Cell: 918-218-6011