Hey, girl, hey! Hey. Yeah, so... I'm a little behind on this here home sales stuff. And yeah, I'm kind of embarrassed about it. But the good news is this: I'm gonna catch you up in a jiffy! First let's take a look at the charts (with info courtesy of the Knoxville Area Association of Realtors, secret service code name, "KAAR." Ready? Set. Go!Read More
I never meant to cause you any sorrow. I never meant to cause any pain. I wanted one time was to see you laughing. I only want to see you laughing about the dotted purple line on these charts for the March 2016 Home Sales Numbers from the Knoxville Area Association of Realtors (the real estate board formerly known as KAAR).Read More
Hey, hey, hey, it's Fall, y'all! And before you get your pumpkin spice EVERYTHING (I know, too late), we have to reach back into the very last part of the summer to see what the Knoxville housing market was doing. How do we do that? By looking at the Knoxville Area Assoicatin of Realtors (pumpkin spice latte up for KAAR!) Home Sales Report numbers. Let's put on a hoodie and do this thing!Read More
Well, my friends the time has come to raise the roof and look at the May Home Sales Report numbers from the Knoxville Area Association of Realtors (stage name KAAR). So let's not waste any time, let's let the charts play on (play on, play on, play on):Read More
Here are a couple of charts to wrap up the year that was 2014. As fun as it is to track sales and pricing on a monthly basis, I think it's also good to pull back a little bit and get the big picture at the end of long, hard year. And even though sales were sometimes down year over year (and month over month) in 2014, you can see by this first chart that still made some nice progress in closed units in 2014. Please to enjoy:
And just so y'all know I'm not talking out of my nether regions when I blog about these numbers, here was my prediction about sales in 2014 (AHEM):
So..yeah. BOO YAH.
This next chart shows the yearly average price of a 3 bedroom home:
As you can see, we had another significant rise in average sales price for 3 BR homes in 2014, almost leveling off with 2009, which is not a bad, slightly pre-bubble, not top of the bubble place to be. So, this chart is something to be happly about. And what did I say about pricing in the 2013 wrap up? I can remember....Wait! I've got it:
BOOM. And I stand by the fact that we still don't want prices to get too high (as much as sellers would love that). What we want, is to get back to a nice, heathly, even market. And I think we're just about there. Seriously.
So what are my predictions for 2015? I see it being a leveling off year on almost all levels. Sales have corrected. Inventory has corrected. Pricing has (mostly) corrected. However, interest rates are still VERY low, which is going to make for an interesting Spring Selling Season with such low housing inventory. I would say expect 2015 to be solidly boring in its minor corrections, but as we know, real estate is NEVER boring :-)
See you in the future! I hope I'm wearing my jet pack.
All data taken from Knoxville Association of Realtors (KAAR).