MARCH 15, 2019
The average sale price for the Western Region was $508,899, up 9.3% from February 2018. With inventory across the region remaining at near historic lows, combined with the ongoing population growth in the area, prices have continued to increase over the past 10 years. New listings were down 5.1%, with 188 residential properties coming to market in February 2019 vs 198 last February. Active listings were up 16.2% year over year with 496 properties available in February 2019 vs 427 in February 2018. Sales showed a significant increase of 29.1%, with 111 sales reported in February 2019 compared to 86 last February.
February 2019 reported 4.5 Months of Inventory (MOI) down from 5.0 months for February 2018. An MOI under 5 months is considered a Seller’s market, meaning less supply available, creating tighter market conditions. With the snow and ice melting away and Spring right around the corner, more Sellers will likely be ready to bring their homes to market offering patient Buyers more choices.