Louisville Kentucky Home Insider: July 2013 - Is the Louisville KY Housing Market Getting Healthier?

July 2013 - Is the Louisville KY Housing Market Getting Healthier?

Hard to believe we're already 50% of the way through the 2013 year. With so many questions buzzing around the national real estate market in regards to rising interest rates, shrinking inventory & the lower # of distressed properties, you're likely wondering how your local market is performing. If you're a Louisville Ky resident then I've got an answer for you!

Is the Louisville KY Housing Market Getting Healthier?

First let me preface my answer with the fact that Louisville never had the big bubble effect like some markets in California, Florida, Nevada, etc. therefore we didn't have a tremendous bust either. Nevertheless we did take a hit as nearly 99.9% of the markets across the county did.

 

Versus 2012:

# of Listings: 5.8 Months of Inventory (17.1% lower from 7.0)

Average Sales Price: $195k (7.7% higher from $181k)

Average Days on Market: 63 Days (19 days less from 82 days)

 

Versus 2009:

# of Listings: 3.3% more Listings

Average Sales Price: 5.7% higher sales price

Average Days on Market: 9 days less on market

Overall Sales Volume: 9.2% higher 

 

While it's obvious the market is healthier from where it was just 1 year ago, it's also important to note it's doing much better than where is was just 4 years ago when our country was in a financial crisis. The market certainly is not near full strength but increasing interest rates should push more serious buyers and off the fence. Also, as more people move into "positive equity" with increased prices you should see more people willing to list their home "For Sale".

So to answer the question, "Is the Louisville KY Housing Market Getting Healthier?"...YES it's definitely getting healthier but...we likely still have another year or two+ (2014-2015) before we are back to near full strength. Patience is a virtue!

 

Sean S. Williams
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Comment balloon 2 commentsSean Williams • July 01 2013 11:02AM

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It's good to hear that Louisville real estate is moving in a healthy direction like many other areas of the country.  May it long continue.  We just need more inventory here.

Posted by Jane Peters, Los Angeles real estate concierge services (Home Jane Realty) over 5 years ago

Jane, Inventory is our biggest issue facing us right now. I am hoping as more people move into a positive equity situation they will begin listing again. 

Posted by Sean Williams, Your Louisville Realtor (AcklesWilliams of Semonin Realtors) over 5 years ago

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