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By Greg Fleischaker | Agent in Louisville, KY

Market conditions for St Matthews Ky homes for sale in December 2010

As usual, I start my analysis of the St Matthews real estate marketplace by studying the median asking prices of properties presently for sale. If I were basically to tell you the figures, or should you were to take a look at a graph featuring the last year's worth of asking costs, a person may be shocked at just how a lot more affordable this year's numbers are when compared with where we had been by the end of 2009. Nonetheless, I need to point out that last year's prices had been in all probability an outlier and had been extraordinarily high. Even at that time, I reported how the asking costs appeared high and that it was probably affected by a somewhat few homes coming off and available on the market.

But despite the presence of that caveat, we need to still check where we are these days in contrast to last year's numbers, even if it is painful! One calendar year before, the median asking price of St Matthews properties on the market in Louisville was effectively at $320,000 and right now that quantity has decreased to $275,000. Should you like looking at trend lines as opposed to regular information points, the identical fundamental narrative dominates, but maybe not with as much horror. The trend line moves from $300,000 last calendar year to it's current price of nearly $275,000. So in whatever way you look at it, the current asking prices are well below last year's.

If it allows you to really feel any far better, I remember looking last calendar year, and there were numerous high priced residences in the marketplace at the end of last calendar year, and many of the cheaper houses sold, leaving a greater amount of the extra costly houses than we would normally see. In my thoughts, that's why we had such high numbers last year, and why our current prices are so reduced in comparison.

Let's proceed to the next figure, which can be the number of houses on the market in 40207. 1 12 months ago, we had been checking out 165 properties, with a trend line rating just above 180 units. Those quantities have shifted and both of them are currently higher than they had been in December of 2009. But the superior news is that they are lower than they were just several months ago. As of a week ago, Louisville St Matthews real estate on the market now numbered 200, with the trend line rating coming in correct at 230 homes. Quick wrap up, it's not a great time to be a seller in 40207, there's just too a lot competition out there!

Lastly, the last number I typically examine for any neighborhood when executing a market summary, DOM, or days on market. This element isn't as easy as the other 2 we have previously evaluated. St Matthews homes in Louisville are taking more time to sell today than they were most of this year, but measurements are fairly close to where they were as we entered winter months in 2009. The worst aspect about looking at present numbers is the direction of the trend line, which appears to be headed inside the wrong route. Last 12 months, looking only at the trend line, Louisville St Matthews real estate available for sale had been taking an average of 147 days to depart the marketplace. That number rose all the method to 180 days prior to falling inside the spring and summer, but continues to be tracking higher since that time. Currently we are seeing DOM scores of 160 with the expectation of rising figures.

There ought to be plenty of data in this post for the pessimists out there! But in case you require to sell your residence and you live in 40207, don't fret too a lot. With a reasonable price and a quite aggressive advertising campaign, you may still get your residence sold. You'll find still a few buyers out there, just not as several as there once had been.


By Wes Black,  Fri Jan 28 2011, 21:50
I love everything about St. Matthews from visiting the Mall and Oxmoor and the shops at Vogue Center. I can't imagine living too far away from Plehns Bakery, Lotsa Pasta and Equus/Jack's. This is the convenience and charm of St. Matthews. While market conditions and decreased prices have impacted all areas of the east end, without doubt, St Matthews has held its home prices better than other neighborhoods. No surprise that the things I find exciting, many others do also. It remains a buyers market but realize the demand for those cute, quaint and renovated homes remains high and afford a lifestyle many choose to pursue. Old fashioned neighbors are ready to socialize and come to your aid when asked. Keep St. Matthews in your home buying sights and the challenge is to find just the right house for just the right price. And yes, it can be done! Give me a call and put me on your team of researchers. Sincerely, Wes Black Semonin 468-8445 You are welcome to view my profile.

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