Palestine TX Real Estate Market Trends Report – July 2015

Palestine TX Real Estate Market Trends Report – July 2015

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Palestine TX Real Estate Market Trends Report – July 2015

Interested to know how the Real Estate Market is in Palestine, Texas?  Check out these highlights from the last 30 days – Market Trends Report for July 2015. So without further fanfare, let’s see some math!

New Activity in July 2015

In July 2015, the Palestine Association of REALTORS® had the following activity in our area for Residential & Farm/ Ranch Properties (please note that this data does not include commercial properties, unimproved acreage or vacant lots and is for Palestine addresses ONLY):

  • Total # of MLS Listings:  208 (This includes ONLY Residential & Farm/Ranch Properties with a Palestine, TX 75801 or 75803 Address)
  • New Listings Added in July 2015:  52
  • Total Properties Sold in July 2015:  32
  • Average List Price: $136,733 (of homes sold in July)
  • Average Sale Price: $127,078 (of homes sold in July)
  • Properties under contract / pending sale as of July 31, 2015:  63
  • List Price to Sales Price Average for July sales: 91.22% (this means that if the property listed at $100,000 the average final sales price was $91,220.  Keep in mind this is an average and not typical for every sale.)
  • Average Days on Market for Homes Sold in July was 91 Days
  • Average Price Per Square Foot for Homes Sold in July 2015 was $69.63 per square foot with a Median of $68.00 per square foot

Palestine TX Real Estate Market Trends Report – July 2015


Homes Under Contract or Pending Sale Status for July 2015

There were 63 properties in Palestine, TX that were under contract or sale pending through July 31, 2015.

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Palestine TX Real Estate Market – July 2014 vs. July 2015 Historical Comparisons

I was surprised to see the differences in July 2014 vs July 2015 Palestine, Texas real estate sales.  These stats are for Residential & Farm/Ranch Properties with a Palestine TX address ONLY and do not include Acreage or Commercial Listings.

Highlights include:

  • In July 2014, the average list price of homes sold was $128,689 and in July 2015 was $168,748.
  • There was 1 more house sold in July 2014 than in July 2015.
  • July 2015 Average days on market to sell was 91 days compared with 129 days in 2014.
  • The price per square foot has gone from $68.49 in 2014 to $69.63 in 2015.

Currently Available Palestine, TX Homes For Sale – Inventory Levels in Palestine, TX

  • There are currently (as of this posting) 208 houses for sale in Palestine, Texas.  This number includes only those residential & farm properties with a Palestine, TX address.
  • The average list price is $168,748 with a median list price of $138,750.
  • The market absorption rate (at the time of this posting) is 6.5.  What the heck does that mean?!  It means that if no other properties were listed for sale in Palestine, it would take 6.5 months to deplete the housing inventory in Palestine, TX.  For comparison, the absorption rate value is calculated in months and can generally be read as:
    • Less than 3 months: Seller’s Market
    • 3-6 months: Balanced Market<—-WE ARE HERE! GREAT NEWS FOR BUYERS AND SELLERS! (If the trend keeps up, will turn to buyer’s market…we shall see!)
    • Greater than 6 months: Buyer’s Market

DISCLAIMER: This information was compiled from Palestine Area Association of REALTORS® Multiple Listing Service by Lisa Priest, Agent with Picket Fence Realty for informational purposes only.  These are market statistics from our area MLS and do not include unimproved property or vacant lots, residential and farm/ranch data with a Palestine, Texas address was the only data used for this comparison.  This data is current as of 8-4-15 and is not a warranty of future market conditions of any kind.  This information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.

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Lisa E. Priest is not typically a math fan and is a Palestine, Texas REALTOR® with Picket Fence Realty, Inc. You can reach her via phone or text at 903-948-3343 or read more articles here.