August was a rather pedestrian month for the real estate markets in Door and Kewaunee Counties. Year to date statistics fall much in the same category and this is not all bad. The last 2-3 years have been rather healthy for our industry and we certainly do not want to get involved in run away activity and create another bubble destined to burst and result in bad times!
There were 92 sales in August for a total volume of 17.5 million dollars. August last year generated 102 sales and a volume of 18.6 million dollars. On the plus side we saw median price increase from $143,750 to $151,000.
Year to date numbers are also very close with a slight increase in the number of sales from 581 sales last year to 589 here in 2016. Volume, however, was down from $118 million last year to $107.7 million so far this year. Median price moved downward from $145,000 in 2015 to $137,000 thus far in 2016. That’s a drop of 5.5%
Overall it’s kind of nice to see the market stabilize. Looking back to 2012 we find August numbers rather steady with the number of sales ranging from 88 to 102, and volume $17.5 million to a high of $19.4 million. Median price for one month is an insignificant number, but we do know that the yearly change over the last 4 years has never been greater than 5%. The last three full years showed increases in median price of 5%, 1%, and 3%. So we like the trend!
Here at ERA Starr Realty we experienced a record setting August with 60 transactions for a total volume of $11.8 million. The second leading office registered 12 transactions for $3.1 million. WOW is all I can say and congratulations to all our agents and staff who made this happen. ERA Starr Realty is proud to offer this kind of production to our customers and clients. Need some real estate service? We are….”ALWAYS THERE FOR YOU”!