August turned out to be a respectable month for Belmont sales with at 16 it was just one sale shy of last year.
You might notice a few oddities in the Days on Market stat. First, our MLS did away with Original Days on market vs. Days on Market as they felt it was simply too confusing. Original Days on market counted from when the home was first listed for sale and the old DOM stat simply kept tract of the most recent listing. Now, the DOM stat is for as long as the home was listed for saleâ€”even with various brokersâ€”with the caveat that if a home was de-listed for more than 30 days it resets to zero.
Percent of Asking
True to form homes that languish on the market received less than their faster selling counterparts. Note that of the ten homes that sold in their first 25 days of being listed did not have to lower their price with six selling on average for $23,000 over their asking and the remaining four for $22,000 under.
Of the six homes that were listed for more than 25 days ALL sold for under their ORIGINAL asking priceâ€”on average the seller received $86,000 less or 97% of asking as compared to well priced homes which received 104% of asking (Read was originally listed at $1,125,000 and Arroyo at $769,000 before being re-listed at a lower number that skews the results).
The median price of homes selling in August was $837,500 and the median size home sold was 1655 square feet. Last month the median price was $917,000 but the home sold were larger at a median point of 1,860 square feet.
Last year in August the Median price was $947,000 but the size home was also much larger at 2,030.
If you work out the numbers the values really haven't changed much at all over last August, though for the entire year they are down closer to 12%.
The fall selling season is just getting started with another full quarter soon to review. If you are thinking of selling this year nowâ€™s the time to take actionâ€”the best time is between now and Thanksgiving.