Lacey WA / Hawks Prairie area real estate update for January 2016

Here is the Lacey WA / Hawks Prairie area real estate update for January 2016.

The 2015 year in the Hawks Prairie area of Lacey, WA for real estate was phenomenal. 2015 was the most sales this area has seen in the last 10 years. The second highest year for sales was in 2006.  Here is a comparison of the numbers for all of 2014 compared to 2015.

Hawks Prairie Lacey WA real estate homes for sale

All the numbers look great for the North Lacey / Hawks Prairie area!

  • Sales Prices are up.
  • Number of home sales is up.
  • Inventory numbers have improved.  Between the buyer activity and the fewer listings on the market, this has pushed Lacey / Hawks Prairie into a strong seller’s market.
  • Number of listings has improved with fewer homes on the market, leaving buyers with fewer choices and sellers with less competition.

What does all this mean? In a nutshell, the market has improved and is still improving for sellers, who are able to sell their home and in many cases, seeing a profit.

Buyers should be prepared to make decisions quickly, be willing and able to write a compelling offer, and be financially qualified with a reputable local lender.

Prices are still below what they should be, and there is still pent up demand.  That means there are still buyers and sellers waiting on the sidelines to make their next move.

Why live in the North Lacey / Hawks Prairie WA area?

Hawks Prairie is aptly named as hawks, eagles, woodland birds, and wetland birds make this area their home.  You can see bald eagles soaring through the skies above neighborhoods in Hawks Prairie.  The Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge is nearby, which is a rich home for the birds and other wildlife.

North Lacey is a fast-developing part of the county, with lots of residential and commercial new construction, the completion of Cabela’s, and other major retailers coming soon.

This area is preferred for northward I-5 commuters as one of the northern-most I-5 Exit 111 in Thurston County is easily accessed here. This area is approximately 20-30 minutes from JBLM (Joint-Base Lewis McChord).

North Lacey offers lots to do with several golf courses (one interspersed between Jubilee, a high-end 55+ community), Tolmie State Park, and the newer Regional Athletic Complex with soccer and baseball fields.

Schools: Most residents are in the North Thurston School District.

Types of Homes: North Lacey offers lots of new construction, waterfront and golf properties, and mid-century homes. Neighborhoods include Beachcrest, Johnson Point, Meridian Campus and Nisqually. Search homes for sale in North Lacey / Hawks Prairie.

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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.

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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