Delphi / Black Hills WA real estate update for September 2014

Here is the Delphi / Black Hills WA real estate update for September 2014.

Why live in the Delphi / Black Hills area?

Delphi / Black Hills residents are in an area of homes on larger parcels of land. Buyers can find their coveted horse properties here! There are also some high-end neighborhoods including Field of Dreams and Cougar Ridge as well as the neighborhoods of Alpine Hills, Black Lake, Littlerock, Mud Bay, and Waddell Creek. This area also includes part of the Capitol State Forest.

Schools: Many residents in this area are in the Tumwater School District.

Types of Homes: There are a wide variety of choices between homes on a golf course, horse properties and larger acreage homes with mountain views. Buyers can also find unique, custom-built homes along with manufactured homes and homes in subdivisions. Search homes for sale in the Delphi / Black Hills area.

Delphi / Black Hills Real Estate Market Snapshot for the third quarter 2014.

Delphi / black hills real estate average sales pricesAverage Sales Price for Q3 2014 is $274,265. This has gone down since last year at this time when the average sales price was $304,149.  But 2014 saw nice gains, especially since the beginning of the year.

Number of Home Sales is 26 vs. 22 last year at this time.

Months of Inventory has remained in a balanced market at 6 months of inventory now, which is an improvement over last year at this time when it was 8 months of inventory (a solid buyer’s market).

How fast are homes selling in the Delphi/Black Hills area? On average, homes were on the market for 68 days, which is a balanced number to see.  (A hot market is about 30 days.)

What does this mean for Sellers?

More sellers are finding they can sell now and see a profit.  Right now there are 48 homes currently listed for sale. Last year at this time there were 42. The average listing price is $289,141.

Interest rates are still low and buyers can still take advantage of purchasing a pricier home for a lower monthly payment, but time is running out. Sellers need to price right in order to sell and then take advantage of these low interest rates if they choose to buy again.

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What does this mean for Buyers?

Pay attention to where interest rates are heading. This year may be the last of the 4% interest rates.  Inflation, upcoming elections and the overall welfare of the economy may negatively affect interest rates in 2015.  Buyers will need to stay on top of where interest rates are heading.

Be prepared. Buyers need to be prepared financially to purchase a property. That means working with a quality local lender and getting pre-approved. Buyers also need to be prepared that a seller may not agree to pay a buyer’s closing costs.

Find homes for sale in Delphi / Black Hills, WA.

Visit my website to search Delphi / Black Hills, WA homes for sale, or sign up and get notified when homes that meet your criteria come up on the market. Be the first to know of a new listing! Also click here to learn what NOT to do when buying a Delphi / Black Hills, WA home.

If you’d like to learn more about how your home fits into this market and would like a personalized home evaluation, feel free to email me (francine.viola@cbolympia.com) or call me today at (360) 359-0689. With no obligation, I can give you straight-forward, fact-based information so you can decide if the time is right to make your next real estate move.

Click here to see the market updates for other areas of Thurston County.

Local statistics compiled by Francine Viola from NWMLS data. Statistics not compiled or published by NWMLS (Northwest Multiple Listing Service).

Originally posted and written by Francine Viola at her blog site: www.InTuneRealEstate.com, where you can learn more about the real estate market in Thurston County and get tips and advice for a smooth real estate transaction!

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