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For the Colorado Springs Area
LISTING AND SALES SUMMARY
For the Colorado Springs Area
October 2008
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
                                                       All Homes
 
 
 
                                            Existing Homes
 
MONTHLY SUMMARY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sept 2008
Oct 2008
% +/-
Oct 2007
% +/-
 
Sept 2008
Oct 2008
% +/-
Oct 2007
% +/-
SINGLE FAMILY/PATIO HOMES:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
New Listings
1,315
1,302
(1.0)
1,514
(14.0)
 
1,217
1,210
(0.6)
1,368
(11.5)
 
Sales
734
649
(11.6)
723
(10.2)
 
674
585
(13.2)
657
(11.0)
 
Ave. Sales Price
$239,385
$230,012
(3.9)
$243,160
(5.4)
 
$225,121
$216,759
(3.7)
$227,594
(4.8)
 
Median Sales Price
$200,000
$189,000
(5.5)
$205,000
(7.8)
 
$194,500
$181,500
(6.7)
$199,900
(9.2)
 
Total Active
6,030
5,841
(3.1)
6,470
(9.7)
 
5,346
5,167
(3.3)
5,632
(8.3)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CONDO/TOWNHOMES:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
New Listings
201
166
(17.4)
167
(0.6)
 
154
146
(5.2)
148
(1.4)
 
Sales
99
83
(16.2)
105
(21.0)
 
79
69
(12.7)
86
(19.8)
 
Ave. Sale Price
$151,296
$149,204
(1.4)
$154,737
(3.6)
 
$135,397
$146,128
7.9
$144,996
0.8
 
Median Sale Price
$142,500
$132,000
(7.4)
$139,900
(5.6)
 
$134,000
$118,297
(11.7)
$128,000
(7.6)
 
Total Active
941
889
(5.5)
1,036
(14.2)
 
727
689
(5.2)
793
(13.1)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CUMULATIVE YTD SUMMARY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jan-Oct 2008
 
Jan-Oct 2007
% +/-
 
 
Jan-Oct 2008
 
Jan-Oct 2007
% +/-
SINGLE FAMILY/PATIO HOMES:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
New Listings
 
15,936
 
18,525
(14.0)
 
 
14,775
 
16,925
(12.7)
 
Sales
 
7,345
 
8,685
(15.4)
 
 
6,651
 
7,762
(14.3)
 
Ave. Sales Price
$241,752
 
$260,618
(7.2)
 
 
$230,071
 
$247,211
(6.9)
 
Volume
 
$1,775,668,440
 
$2,263,467,330
(21.6)
 
 
$1,530,202,221
 
$1,918,851,782
(20.3)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CONDO/TOWNHOMES:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
New Listings
 
2,278
 
2,640
(13.7)
 
 
1,874
 
2,242
(16.4)
 
Sales
 
964
 
1,280
(24.7)
 
 
766
 
1,009
(24.1)
 
Ave. Sales Price
$159,790
 
$175,239
(8.8)
 
 
$146,963
 
$160,572
(8.5)
 
Volume
 
$154,037,560
 
$224,305,920
(31.3)
 
 
$112,573,658
 
$162,017,148
(30.5)
 
 
For the Colorado Springs Area
What Does This Mean?
We are seeing a 10.2% decrease in the number of sales from this time last year, however there are 9.7% less listings on the market which means the market is correcting.  The average sales price has decreased again by 5.4% compared to October 2007, however the median sales price is down by 7.8%.  The statistics still show a market lull, but our local market is still beating the national average and seems to be somewhat improving. Buyers still have more choice and can be more selective.  Sellers need to make sure their homes are priced correctly and are in excellent condition to be competitive.  Homes in great condition with competative prices are still selling relatively quickly.  It's a beauty contest and price war for Sellers.  Sellers who really need to sell are dropping their prices in line with the market.  If you need to sell now, don't wait until  next spring as there will be more inventory to compete with as well as possible continued downward pressure on prices.  Those who don't need to sell might want to wait a couple of years, unless they want to buy up and get a big discount on a move-up home.  It's also a great time to invest in real estate and expand your retirement portfolio..
 
Now is still a great time to buy with more selection and interest rates still at all time historical lows.  If you would like a list of homes available within your criteria visit www.allcoloradospringslistings.com
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