LouisvilleKY Area Home Sales Up

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Data shows a sales increase of 5.9% and Median Price Up 3.9% Year to Date vs 2015

Louisville, KY (September 16, 2016) – The Greater Louisville Association of Realtors® (GLAR) reported year to date (“YTD”) sales up 5.9% compared to the same time last year. Sales in August 2016 were up 2.9% vs August 2015, with 1,622 homes and condos sold. The median price was up 3.9% YTD and the average price was 2.3% higher YTD.
GLAR releases monthly statistics mid-month to allow for the most accurate and comprehensive reporting possible. Local REALTORS report their residential sales totals to GLAR, and publishing the statistics mid-month allows for the activity that takes place late in the month to be counted. This ensures that the totals reported show the truest depiction of the local housing market.
In Jefferson County, the average price in August 2016 was $207,520 and the median was $170,000. For all MLS areas, the inventory of available properties was 19.2% lower than at the same time last year. In Jefferson County the inventory of homes and condos for sale was 21.1% lower than August 2015.
GLAR President Greg Taylor commented that, “The number of homes placed under contract in August 2016 increased 1.9% vs August 2015, which is above the national statistic of 1.3%.”  He added that, “Our members are continuing to see quick sales of homes under $250k, at the same time that showings of higher end homes have slowed a bit.”
The National Association of Realtors® (NAR) Chief Economist Lawrence Yun commented last week that, “Amidst tight inventory conditions that have lingered the entire summer, contract activity last month was able to pick up at least modestly ina majority of areas. More home shoppers having success is good news for the housing market heading into the fall but, buyers still have few choices and little time before deciding to make an offer on a home available for sale.”
The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Chairman Ed Brady recently remarked that, “While labor shortages and regulatory burdens remain…lot shortages are preventing our builders from responding to growing demand for housing.” Although Louisville does not have a lot shortage per se, the price of landand rising development costs mean that most new subdivisions will not feature new homes for first time buyers.
All MLS Areas
Aug-15
Aug-16
% Change
Jan. 1- Aug 31, 2015
Jan. 1-Aug 31, 2016
% Change
Houses Sold
1,576
1,622
2.92%
11,023
11,679
5.95%
Averages Selling Price
$200,086
$206,175
3.04%
$191,877
$196,288
2.30%
Median Selling Price
$162,000
$172,250
6.33%
$156,450
$162,500
3.87%
# of Active Listings Placed into Pending Status During Aug
1591
1622
1.95%
Active Listings at Aug 15
6036
4879
-19.17%
Jefferson County
Aug-15
Aug-16
% Change
Jan. 1- Aug 31 , 2015
Jan. 1-Aug 31, 2016
% Change
Houses Sold
1,076
1,088
1.12%
7658
7972
4.10%
Averages Selling Price
$200,229
$207,520
3.64%
$190,827
$196,277
2.86%
Median Selling Price
$158,250
$170,000
7.42%
$153,000
$160,000
4.58%
# of Active Listings Placed into Pending Status During Aug
1069
1098
2.71%
Active Listings at Aug 15
3558
2804
-21.19%
Oldham County
Aug-15
Aug-16
% Change
Jan. 1-Aug 31, 2015
Jan. 1-Aug 31, 2016
% Change
Houses Sold
97
97
0.00%
717
756
5.44%
Averages Selling Price
$292,104
$296,503
1.51%
$292,722
$298,943
2.13%
Median Selling Price
$268,000
$255,000
-4.85%
$259,900
$266,645
2.60%
# of Active Listings Placed into Pending Status During Aug
116
75
-35.34%
Active Listings at Aug 15
417
350
-16.07%
Bullitt County
Aug-15
Aug-16
% Change
Jan. 1- Aug 31, 2015
Jan. 1-Aug 31, 2016
% Change
Houses Sold
107
110
2.80%
746
817
9.52%
Averages Selling Price
$182,003
$187,085
2.79%
$168,330
$175,572
4.30%
Median Selling Price
$167,000
$162,700
-2.57%
$153,500
$160,000
4.23%
# of Active Listings Placed into Pending Status During Aug
93
118
26.88%
Active Listings at Aug 15
322
292
-9.32%
The Greater Louisville Association of REALTORS® (GLAR) is the “The Voice for Real Estate” in the Greater Louisville Area.  As the local arm of America’s largest trade association, the National Association of REALTORS®, GLAR represents more than 4,000 members involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real estate industries. For more information, contact President Greg Taylor at (502) 599-1700 or CEO Lisa Stephenson at (502) 894-9860.

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