October was a mixed month for Ridgefield single family housing sales. The median sales price
decreased significantly from $680,000 in October 2013 to $560,000 in October 2014, which represents a drop of 17.6% The number of properties that sold also decreased from 23 in October 2013 to 12 during the same time this year – a 47.8% decrease. However, the good news is that the properties entering escrow/under contract rose sharply to 35 from 23 in October 2013 – an increase of 52.2%. Overall, sales and median price are still lagging behind last year’s numbers as we head into the Holiday season.
MEDIAN SALES PRICE and CLOSED SALES
October 2014 saw the median price of a property in Ridgefield decrease significantly from $680,000 in 2013 to $580,000, and the number of properties sold also decreased to 12 in October 2014, compared to 23 during the same time period last year. Overall, on the year-to-date, the median price has increased 3.5% over 2013, rising from $650,000 to $672,500. Closed sales are lower than the same time period last year with a total of 282 properties closing since the beginning of the year compared to 337 by this time least year, a decrease of 16.3%.
PROPERTIES UNDER CONTRACT
Reflecting strong sales, the number of properties under contract in October 2014 increased by 52.2% over the same time last year, with 35 entering escrow compared to 23 last year. In the year-to-date figures, 311 properties have opened escrow since the beginning of 2014, as compared to 324 over the same time period last year.
DAYS ON MARKET and INVENTORY
The days a listed home spends on the market continues to decrease in 2014 with properties spending an average of 152 days on the market during October 2014, as compared to 172 days last year. Overall, in year-to-date figures, the days on market has decreased by 24.2%. The months supply of inventory has also decreased to just 9.5 months, from 14.7 months during the same time last year.
NEW PROPERTIES FOR SALE
The number of new properties listed in September totaled 39, which is down from last year’s 46 properties. In the year-to-date figures, 2013 outpaced 2014 for properties listed 610 to 594, a decrease of 2.6%.
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