Palestine Real Estate Market Report– April 2016

Palestine Real Estate Market Report– April 2016

Palestine Real Estate Market Report– April 2016

How is the Palestine, TX Real Estate market, anyway? In a nutshell—bustling! There is quite a difference in the Palestine, TX real estate market from this same time last year, as well as a difference from just last month! Sure, math is boring, but it is the only way to study the real estate market trends. Let’s see some stats!

Local Palestine, Texas Real Estate Market Activity in the Month (March 13th – April 14th, 2016)

In the last 30 days, the Palestine Association of REALTORS® MLS had the following activity:

  • Total # of Active MLS Listings: 132
  • New Listings Added in last 30 days:  34
  • Total Properties Sold in last 30 days:  23
  • Average List Price: $134,365 (of homes sold in last 30 days)
  • Properties under contract / pending sale as of April 14, 2016:  54
  • List Price to Sales Price Average: 92.26% (This means that if the property listed at $100,000 the average final sales price was $92,260.  Keep in mind this is an average and not typical for every sale.)
  • Average Days on Market was 101 Days
  • Average Price Per Square Foot for Homes Sold was $73.05 per square foot
  • The average list price of new listings in the last 30 days is $145,271 with a median list price of $124,7000.

2015 vs. 2016 Historical Market Comparisons

Check out the differences in the same 30-day segment of this same 30-day period a year ago vs. today. Highlights include:

  • In 2015, the average sale price was $132,255 and in 2016 was $125,747.
  • There was 1 more home sold in 2016 than in 2015.
  • 2016 Average days on market to sell was 101 days compared with 139 days in 2015.
  • The average price per square foot has gone from $78.36 in 2015 to $73.05 in 2016.

What Kind of Market Is It?!!

As of today, the market absorption rate (at the time of this posting) is 5.73.  Whatever does that mean?!  It means that if no other properties were listed for sale in Palestine, it would take 5.73 months to deplete the housing inventory in Palestine, Texas.  An absorption rate between 3-6 months is generally considered a balanced market. We are in a fairly balanced market, with slightly more inventory than last month.

Will the pendulum continue to swing towards favoring sellers next month? We shall see! The market is always changing and watching the statistical data is a great way to keep an eye on the trends. As always, we will see what next month’s data has in store.

UNFORTUNATELY REQUIRED DISCLAIMER: This data was compiled from Palestine Area Association of REALTORS® Multiple Listing Service by Lisa Priest, Agent with Picket Fence Realty for informational purposes only.  Please note that this data does not include commercial properties or unimproved acreage and includes properties with a 75801 or 75803 zip code only. This data is current as of 4-14-2016 and is not a warranty of future market conditions of any kind.  This information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.

Lisa E. Priest loves a healthy market 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 at