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Current Market Conditions

Sales volume remains down from 2013, but median price ticks up

(October 2014) September was another mixed bag month, with Sullivan County sales paralleling the national trend of a slowing real estate market. Year-over-year closed sales for the 3 month period ending Sept. 30 was down 13%. The average sales price slipped 5.7%. The "mixed bag" number is the median sales price, which ticked up 5.2% over the previous year. This is the second month in a row that the median sales price has gained, after 7 months of being essentially flat.

The volume slide is disappointing, but not particularly alarming because it's not out of sync with what's being reported around the country. 2013 was a 'mini-boom' year, with double digit sales increases over 2012. A portion of that mini-boom was driven by foreclosure buys, and foreclosure inventory has been way down this year.

There is a bright spot in the data, namely more activity at higher price points. For the latest 3 month period, there were four MLS recorded sales above $500,000. Five more closed during the first few weeks of October, and combined with strong sales in the mid range, next month's price data (which will include Oct. sales) could be the highest we've seen since the recession.

For the latest 3 month period houses, on average, sold for 91.8% of their asking price, which is a jump from last month's 89.9%.

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Sullivan County Single Family Home Sales — Average Prices
  Current Listings** Closed Sales Jul - Sep 2014
All Single Family Homes $240,235 $161,335
Lakefront Homes $481,228 $385,000
Non-Lakefront 10+ Acres $419,917 $299,900

** Current Listings from the Sullivan MLS only. Closed sales includes Sullivan sales compiled from Sullivan MLS and Hudson Gateway MLS.