Residential Home Price Discovery In Tallahassee
I have been posting the Tallahassee real estate market charts on the Tallahassee real estate web site for the past week. In doing so, I and many readers were observing that the following chart is a bit baffling.
As we can see above, it appears that prices are rising.... yet we know inventory has risen and unit sales have fallen. What we expect to see is some downward movement on prices. I asked readers of this blog (and others) for opinions on why this was happening and really none of us had a good answer.....
Gooch recommended we look at price per square foot. He reasoned that maybe consumers were able to buy more expensive homes due to falling interest rates, but that maybe they were getting more house. So, this next chart is what Gooch requested. It shows residential home sales in Leon County by price per square foot, across different price ranges.
Gooch, prices are indeed falling. While this is not the best news in the world, it certainly makes sense with unit sales being down.
So, how are the current asking prices for Tallahassee homes reflecting this?
As we can see from this, with few exceptions, there are many price ranges that have a majority of their homes over-priced. It appears that homes priced between $150K and $200K are priced very reasonably, while homes in higher price ranges seem to be off the mark quite a bit.
Just remember, in every market, their are unrealistic Sellers who ask more for their home than the market is willing to bear. They make the "average" asking price much higher than it would be if only serious sellers were in the market. Today, you can definitely find the serious sellers out there. They are the ones that have their homes priced well below their competition.
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