The sky is not falling! The Juneau real estate market is NOT crashing.
Right now there are 76 single family homes on the MLS in Juneau. That is a LOT for this market. Most of 2006 there were only about 35 single family homes available at any given time. Everywhere you look there are “For Sale” signs. It makes a person wonder.
What I’ve noticed is a noticeable lack of “FSBO” signs. There are a few, but not like what we saw during 2005 and 2006. Sellers didn’t even want to talk to a real estate professional. Most agents were begging for listings. In the seller’s eyes, they didn’t need us. Maybe a small percentage managed just fine on their own, but in my talks with appraisers and title officers, it wasn’t always smooth sailing. Many deals had problems… the kind a real estate professional sees coming and knows how to handle.
Back to the reality of TODAY, March 7, 2007. Here are the statistics from the MLS as of 9:00 PM
There are 76 single family homes, ranging in price from $185,000 – $1,200,000.
The average asking price is $386,031. The median is $354,900.
<250,000 – 8 listings
<300,000 – 16 listings
<350,000 – 13 listings
<400,000 – 14 listings
<450,000 – 9 listings
<500,000 – 5 listings
<600,000 – 6 listings
>600,000 – 5 listings
There are currently 19 listings under contract, meaning they have an accepted offer and are heading to closing. They range in price from $135,000 – 499,900. The average asking price is $336,439 and the median asking price is $338,000.
This means at this time there is about a four month supply of homes on the market. National statistics indicate that a six month supply of homes is an indicator of a balanced market. If you take out the high end homes (those over $500,000) we really only have about 3.5 months worth of homes on the market.
In February and March of 2006 there were 24 homes sold, prices ranging from $150,000 – 561,500.
Chicken Little, rest easy. The sky is NOT falling.