Belgrade December numbers are in! Let’s take a look at the Belgrade real estate pricing trends of 2019, compare it to trends of previous years of 2017 and 2018 and check the crystal ball for 2020. The following numbers represent all sales in each category for each year and numbers are coming from the Big Sky MLS.
Median Sales Prices
First up are median sales prices. I have divided these sales into Single family, Townhomes, and Condos. We see a not unexpected increase in median sold prices in all three of these categories BUT we also see a slowing rate of increase which is great news for buyers. This statistic bolsters the thought that the real estate market is becoming more balanced.
Median Price Per Square Foot
Second number I checked to confirm the median sales price slow down, was the median price per square foot. And I reached the same conclusion, that prices are indeed slowing their rate of increase.
Days On Market
To help round out the picture of the market conditions, I then took a look at days on market. If days on market is a large number and homes are languishing on the market, then we would have certainly turned the corner to a buyer’s market. But alas, this is not what I found and in fact, homes in all categories are still moving along at a good pace with a decrease in DOM actually found in the townhome category.
Looking Ahead to 2020
So what does this mean for Belgrade real estate pricing in 2020? All indications currently point to a very similar year in 2020 as in 2019. Mortgage rates are now very low (under 3.7% for conventional 30 year fixed!) which will make it attractive for people to consider a home purchase. As seen below, Belgrade remains an attractive alternative to Bozeman, and builders are building new homes, especially single-family, as fast as they can.
Even with that though, there is still less than 3 months of inventory on the market.
I have attached a great listing that is representative of single-family homes in Belgrade. Thanks to Dina Emmert. https://www.windermere.com/listing/MT/Belgrade/1547-Powers-59714/103416383
These numbers reflect sold pricing. Remember that Montana is a non-disclosure state so only licensed realtors can access accurate data. If you would like to dive deeper into market trends, please reach out and let’s have a conversation! Keep an eye on the blog at https://movemetomontana.com/ for more ongoing analysis. I hope you found this helpful – please pass it on!!