Walla Walla Real Estate Update – March 2016

Winter Wheat Field - Walla Walla

March was the most active month yet this year for home sales in Walla Walla.  Total sales for the first quarter ended 6% above last year's pace.  Buyers were lured by low interest rates and a modest uptick in inventory levels.  In spite of the active closing month, March’s listings increased slightly from the previous month.  However, the trend of year-over-year listing declines continued.  Listing inventory dropped 11% below March of last year.  Lawrence Yun, NAR chief economist, says “looking ahead, the key for sustained momentum and more sales than last spring is a continuous stream of new listings.”  For now in Walla Walla, it appears that buyers are more than ready for spring’s busy listing season to begin.

March Listings: 326*

March’s listing inventory grew 1% over the previous month.  However, there were 39 fewer homes listed for sale than were available 12 months ago.

March Home Sales: 60*

March saw an increase of 20 home sales over the previous month.  Pending home sales – under contract, not yet closed – held steady with the previous month.  One third of March's 326 listings are under contract.

March Median Price: $218,250*

Median prices surged 11% over the previous month.  The increase was caused by more homes closing in the upper price ranges and by annual declines in listing inventory.

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*WWMLS WA Data

Photo provided by : Christina Kennell Photography

Posted on April 11, 2016 at 2:43 PM
Firm - Windermere Walla Walla | Category: Market Trends | Tagged , , , , ,

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