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3 Things Zillow, Trulia & Realtor.com Can’t Do For Home Buyers

Zillow, Trulia and Realtor.com (also known as ZT&R) are great tools to research and look at residential listings. You can search for homes for sale, research past sales, and learn about neighborhoods. You can like, and save your favorite listings, get market data, and check out the latest design trends. Simply put, ZT&R are great tools to look at listings and learn about neighborhoods, but that’s it. If you are a home buyer then you will need more than just a listing search engine to buy a home. There is information that ZT&R will never have readily available to home buyers. Continue reading

Woodland Housing Market Q3 2015 Report

The Woodland housing remained strong in the third quarter of 2015. Sales and home value both increased, but homes sold at a slower pace compared to the same quarter a year ago. One hundred and seventy (170)  homes (detached, halfplex, condos) sold in the third quarter, an increase of 10% from the same quarter a year ago. Home value increased 13% percent from $302,723 in the third quarter of 2014 to $341,113 in the third quarter of 2015. Average square foot price increased seven percent from $176 in Q3 of 2014 to $189 in Q3 of 2015. Homes were on the market on average 44 days, a 7% increase from Q3 2014.

Woodland Q3-2014 Q3-2015 Q2Q
Number of Sales 154 170 10%
List Price (Avg) $314,010 $351,806 12%
Sold Price (Avg) $302,723 $341,113 13%
Days On Market (Avg) 41 44 7%
SP%/LP% (Avg) 99.6% 99.0% -1%
SQF Price (Avg) $176 $189 7%
Rent/ SQF (Avg) $0.97 $1.00 3%
Financing
Conventional 55% 48% -13%
Cash 16% 14% -13%
FHA 23% 33% 41%
Other 6% 5% -9%

 Financing

Conventional financing for home purchases continues to dominate the market. Roughly half, or 48% of home purchases were made with conventional financing, a 13% decrease from the same quarter a year ago. Cash sales decreased 13% in the third quarter, making up 14% of total sales. While, FHA financing increased 41% from the same quarter a year ago, making up 33% of sales in the second quarter.

Charts: Monthly Data 7/2014-9/2015

Woodland Housing Market: Listing/ Pendings/ Solds. Source: Trendgraphix

Woodland Housing Market: Listing/ Pendings/ Solds. Source: Trendgraphix

Woodland Housing Market CDOM & Sold/List Price %. Source: Trendgraphix

Woodland Housing Market CDOM & Sold/List Price %. Source: Trendgraphix

Woodland Housing Market: Average Price For Sale & Sold. Source: Trendgraphix

Woodland Housing Market: Average Price For Sale & Sold. Source: Trendgraphix

Woodland Housing Market: Average Square Ft Price. Source: Trendgraphix

Woodland Housing Market: Average Square Ft Price. Source: Trendgraphix

Fourth Quarter Outlook

My outlook for the fourth quarter of 2015 predicts the number of sales will be flat. Inventory will remain neutral. The average days on market will increase as the market tests out the new TRID lending rules. And home value growth will slow. Rates on average on a 30Y fixed mortgage in California are currently hovering around 3.7%. Rates will remain low for the remainder of the year.

Davis Housing Market Q3 2015 Report

The Davis housing market experienced modest growth in the third quarter. Sales and average home value both increased while homes sold at a similar pace compared to the same quarter a year ago. One hundred and sixty nine (169) homes (detached, halfplex, condos) sold in the third quarter, an increase of 3% from the same quarter a year ago. Home value increased six percent from $554,106 in the third quarter of 2014 to $586,386 in the third quarter of 2015. Average square foot price increased eight percent from $312 in Q3 of 2014 to $338 in the third quarter. And homes were on the market on average 28 days, a four percent increase from Q3 of 2014.

Davis Q3-2014 Q3-2015 Q2Q
Number of Sales 164 169 3%
List Price (Avg) $562,773 $600,776 7%
Sold Price (Avg) $554,106 $586,836 6%
Days On Market (Avg) 27 28 4%
SP%/LP% (Avg) 99.6% 99.4% 0%
SQF Price (Avg) $312 $338 8%
Rent/ SQF (Avg) $1.27 $1.41 11%
Financing
Conventional 74% 69% -8%
Cash 21% 24% 14%
FHA 2% 4% 126%
Other 3% 4% 16%

Financing

Conventional financing for home purchases continues to dominate the market. Over two thirds, or 69% of home purchases were made with conventional financing, an eight percent decrease from the same quarter a year ago. Cash sales jumped 14% in the third quarter, making up a quarter of all sales. While, FHA financing remained low, but doubling from the same quarter a year ago.

CHARTS: Monthly Data 7/2014-9/2015

Davis Housing Market: Listings, Pendings, and Solds. Source: Trendgraphix

Davis Housing Market: Listings, Pendings, and Solds. Source: Trendgraphix

Davis Housing Market CDOM & Sold/List Price %. Source: Trendgraphix

Davis Housing Market: CDOM & Sold/List Price %. Source: Trendgraphix

Davis Housing Market: Average Square Ft Price. Source: Trendgraphix

Davis Housing Market: Average Square Ft Price. Source: Trendgraphix

Davis Housing Market Average Price For Sale & Sold. Source: Trendgraphix

Davis Housing Market: Average Price For Sale & Sold. Source: Trendgraphix

Fourth Quarter Outlook

My outlook for the fourth quarter of 2015 predicts the number of sales will begin to decrease as we enter the winter months. Inventory will begin to decrease as sellers with unsold listings pull them off the market. The average days on market will increase as the market tests out the new TRID lending rules. And home value growth will slow. Rates on average on a 30Y fixed mortgage in California are currently hovering around 3.7%. Rates will remain low for the remainder of the year.