Year To Date Real Estate Sales Numbers for Lewis County

With the unofficial end to Summer behind us, I thought it might be helpful to offer some insight on what’s happened so far in my Year To Date Real Estate Sales Numbers for Lewis County!

fly fishingFirst off…I hope all of you had a safe & happy Labor Day weekend. And now that all the Summer activities like vacations and those long, lazy days are in our rear view mirror, our mindset magically shifts to the last quarter of the year!

However, to go forward one might want to know what has transpired to so far. So I’ve compile my Year To Date Real Estate Sales Numbers for Lewis County to give you a brief overview of the year we’ve had and to gauge what we might expect for the balance of 2014.

Some real estate brokers may say the “Selling Season” is over…I say, “Hog wash!” Fall is a great time to buy or sell a home, let me explain.

The Year To Date Real Estate Sales Numbers for Lewis County indicate a strong Fall and Winter selling season ahead.

Most of the buyers that enter the market looking for homes in the Fall are serious buyers.

With the Year To Date Real Estate Sales Numbers for Lewis County showing strong sales and sales prices, many homebuyers are quick to get into a house before the sleigh bells begin to ring!

In fact, late Summer and most of the Fall are a busy time of year for most families and they don’t have time to be out home browsing, they are in need of a home and there’s no time to mess around.

Also, in our area the changing season means that dreaded 4 letter word….RAIN. Some buyers hold off until Fall/Winter in order see how a property is affected by the rainy season and our high volume of precipitation. Swamp ground is easily detected after the rains come.

Less Houses on the Market Means Less Competition for Your House

Reviewing the Year To Date Real Estate Sales Numbers for Lewis County, you might be wondering if now is the time right time to list your home for sale, I say “YES”!

The timing couldn’t be better.

As we get later into the season, housing inventories dwindle and low inventory levels are a sellers best friend. It means there is less competition from other houses on the market providing an easy path for your home to rise above other listings and be noticed.

Below you can clearly see in my Year To Date Real Estate Sales Numbers for Lewis County, we are poised for a busy final few months in 2014 so if you’re thinking about dipping your toe in the Chehalis or Centralia Real Estate market and would like a Free consultation, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Year To Date Real Estate Sales Numbers for Lewis County
Market comparison August 2013 VS August 2014
Number of SFR (Single Family Residences) # Sold 89 VS # Sold 83
Average Selling Price $159,073 VS $168,433
CDOM (Comparable Days on Market) 74 VS 150
Vacant Land # Sold 20 VS # Sold 16
Average Selling Price (Price per Acre) $3,321.75 VS $4,714.43

In closing, I feel strongly that the condition of the Real Estate market in Lewis County continues to strengthen. An increased number of building applications are being processed through the community development/permit center and many new homes & businesses are under construction. All of these welcomed signs of an improved economy.

So, whether you’re thinking about selling your home or are ready to realize the American dream and own your own home, I’d be so honored if I could help you achieve your real estate dreams…call me today!


Janet 
SimonsI am passionate about Real Estate and eager to answer all of your real estate questions! Text or Call me at 360-880-2356 or email me directly to ask about Buying, Selling or Investing in today's Real Estate Market - serving Lewis County & Thurston County, WA.

Janet Simons | Certified Residential Specialist | Real Estate Broker
Mountain Valley Real Estate