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Checking The Pulse Of The Kansas City Real Estate Market

The latest released KAR state-wide stats (January’s stats) show the state of Kansas had further improvements in both volume of homes sold (closed) and in average home sales prices. Home sales volume jumped 11.6% in January compared to January 2011 market stats. This is another in a long line of monthly jumps and follows up a 15.9% increase in last month’s update.

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Average home sale prices rose 9.7% compared to January of last year and follows up last month’s 6.5% increase. There was an influx of new inventory during the month and January’s sales rate compared to the volume of homes for sale, resulting in 7.7 months of inventory on the market. There was 5.4 months of inventory in last month’s stats and the current volume of inventory represents a slight buyer’s market. This ends a run of 10 months of a balanced real estate market, but is likely more of a sign of the stats crossing the holiday season than a long-term trend. I expect by next month’s check the stats will have moved back into a balanced real estate market.

Locally here in Johnson County Kansas, the real estate market remains solid for home sellers. In the past 30 days there were 544 homes sold and comparing this sales rate against the current volume of homes for sale, there’s 3.8 months of inventory on the market. This is an improvement over last month’s 5.0 months of inventory and represents a seller’s market in Johnson County Kansas.

Posted by Jason Brown

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