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Statistics that Matter when Timing your Real Estate Move

by Liz Nitz

I want to start this blog by saying that not everyone has the flexibility to time a move or a real estate transaction.  Sometimes, you just have to move and buy or sell your home; Sometimes you find the house of your dreams without really looking.

But for many people trying to decide whether it is time to move to a bigger home or to downsize into a smaller one, whether it is a good time to move to Bozeman or whether it is time to take advantage of favorable interest rates, some market knowledge is imperative to making an informed decision.

To take a quick temperature of the market, I look at Median home sales price, Days on Market, Inventory and Asking price ratio to Sales Price.  There are lots more numbers out there but I find that watching these particular ones roll from month to month gives a pretty accurate picture of what to expect when listing a home for sale or looking to purchase a home.

Recent statistics about Gallatin County only –

Year to Date though September Single Family Median Sales Prices rose 6.3% over 2018.

(From 414K to 440K)

YTD through September Condo and Townhome Median Sales Price rose 8.5% over 2018

(From 295K to 320K)

YTD Days On Market (DOM) Single Family Home rose 6.9% over 2018 from 58 to 62 Days

YTD DOM Condo and Townhome is 53 days down from 64 days in 2018 or -17.2%

As one might expect, these DOM numbers are very different during the prime selling season of May – August where Single family homes sold in 37 Days and Condo/Townhomes sold in 36.

So one may ask how much negotiating of the prices is going on?  Not much as both Single Family and Condo/Townhome are getting 98.7% of their asking price and Higher!

As we head into winter, Single family home inventory has already decreased by 7.5% but Condo Townhome has increased by 31% due to new developments coming on line in Bozeman and Belgrade.

Typically the next few months see a slow down in sales, median price stabilization but also lower inventory.  After a very rapid fire summer in buying and selling, we are approaching a more balanced market but I would still expect that there is pent up demand because mortgage rates are still below 4% after being above 4% for a long time earlier this year and last year.  We are getting tight on inventory of Single Family homes.

Predictions for 2021 Economy and Real Estate Market

My advice to Buyers and Sellers of Single Family homes would be for Sellers to take advantage of the low choice on the market and for Buyers to take advantage of a slower market and really low interest rates.  I am happy to discuss these statistics with you or dive in a little deeper.

Give me a call or send an email and let’s time your best move!

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67 Wickwire Way, Bozeman, Montana 59718

67 Wickwire Way, Bozeman, Montana 59718

3Bedroom(s)
2Bathroom(s)
0.19Acre
2,067Sqft
Settle into new construction at Black Bull. Located steps away from club amenities and backing to open space, "The Bungalow" offers single level living at its finest. The Bungalow is just over 2,000 sq feet, with 3 beds and 2.5 bathrooms.
$849,000

1995 Buckrake Avenue, Bozeman, Montana 59718

1995 Buckrake Avenue, Bozeman, Montana 59718

3Bedroom(s)
2Bathroom(s)
0.12Acre
1,757Sqft
This townhouse is a rare find, with a fully fenced back and side yard, large wraparound deck, and bordering park space on two sides. Surprisingly good Bridger mountain views from the deck, living room and master suite. Main living areas are on the first floor, with all bedrooms and laundry area on the second floor.
$460,000

5756 Westmorland Drive, Bozeman, Montana 59718

5756 Westmorland Drive, Bozeman, Montana 59718

4Bedroom(s)
2Bathroom(s)
0.10Acre
1,986Sqft
Oh yes, the Lakes of Valley West; a highly sought after community located in Bozeman, MT! This lovely home features 4BR/2.BA & will knock your socks off with its contemporary look and feel w/ large southern exposure windows, located at the end of a cul-de-sac and adjoins the community walking trail.
$599,900

71 Ridge Line Lane, Bozeman, Montana 59718

71 Ridge Line Lane, Bozeman, Montana 59718

3Bedroom(s)
2Bathroom(s)
0.20Acre
3,286Sqft
Here is your opportunity to own a beautiful home in North Star Subdivision. As you enter the home you will notice the main level provides a functional open-concept floor plan throughout the living, dining, and kitchen area. This home is accented with wood trim, vaulted ceilings, a beautiful gas fireplace, stainless steel appliances, built-in speakers, and the kitchen features granite countertops.
$595,000

1297 Thomas Drive, Bozeman, Montana 59718

1297 Thomas Drive, Bozeman, Montana 59718

2Bedroom(s)
2Bathroom(s)
1,075Sqft
Newly constructed condominiums offering a combination of 1 BD/1.5 BA units along with 2BD/2BA units and 2BD/2.5BA properties. GE appliance package with including electric range, dishwasher, disposal, microwave, exhaust hood, washer/dryer, refrigerator. Quartz countertops, natural gas forced air and AC. Walk-in closets with storage, some condos have decks with additional storage.
$360,000

2929 Texas Way, Bozeman, Montana 59718

2929 Texas Way, Bozeman, Montana 59718

4Bedroom(s)
1Bathroom(s)
4Acre
2,348Sqft
Hard to find small ranchette property in SW Bozeman. Though only four acres this property has it all. The home was originally built in 1969, but has been completely remodeled with Anderson wood windows, hardwood floors, upgraded cabinets, granite counter tops, plumbing, lighting, etc.
$1,250,000

606 Park Place, Bozeman, Montana 59715

606 Park Place, Bozeman, Montana 59715

5Bedroom(s)
3Bathroom(s)
0.31Acre
3,530Sqft
Welcome to the charming SE Bozeman neighborhood of Westfield & this fabulous (currently being remodeled) home at 606 Park Place that features a versatile floor plan with mature landscaping that makes this property great for years of living, growth & memorable gatherings. This home includes 5 bedrooms & 3.
$821,010

3138 Annie Street, Bozeman, Montana 59718

3138 Annie Street, Bozeman, Montana 59718

3Bedroom(s)
2Bathroom(s)
0.16Acre
1,918Sqft
Welcoming home in Harvest Creek! Built in 2011, this home is lightly lived in! It features 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths with a total of 1918+/- square feet including a massive bonus room upstairs! Master bedroom and ensuite bath on the main level. Covered front and rear patios with a fully fenced back yard. Great location and close to parks! On the interior of the subdivision and a quiet street.
$564,900

1419 S 3rd Ave, Bozeman, Montana 59715

1419 S 3rd Ave, Bozeman, Montana 59715

4Bedroom(s)
3Bathroom(s)
0.21Acre
2,632Sqft
This charming home located just minutes from MSU is move in ready. Too many updates and upgrades to list, but some include an open, modern floor plan, upgraded kitchen with stainless steel appliances, new light fixtures, and more! The master suite features a spacious and upgraded bathroom. The back yard is an oasis, perfect for entertaining on the spacious deck.
$899,000
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