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3rd Quarter New Housing Update for Memphis & Shelby County

November 20th, 2013 Comments off

Despite a strong first half of the year, Shelby County’s new housing market appears to have hit a bump in the road in the 3rd quarter of the year with new home sales falling by 17%. During 2013’s third quarter the market saw just 197 new home sales compared to 2012’s third quarter with 238 new home sales. With the drop in sales and with builders continuing to try to balance unsold inventory1 levels, the market also saw a 14% drop in new home starts for the quarter with 199 new home starts in this year’s third quarter compared to 231 in last year’s third quarter. On a positive note, new home sales prices continue to outpace last year’s prices with 2013’s third quarter price of $267,400 being up 5% from 2012’s third quarter price of $253,882. Unsold inventory levels have remained relatively steady through out the year with the 3rd quarter being no exception. There were 883 houses in inventory as of 9/30/2013, compared to 882 houses as of 9/30/2012. The current unsold inventory accounts for 3.3 quarters, or 11.1 months, supply2 of new housing. At the end of last year’s third quarter, there were 4.5 quarters, or 11.7 months, supply of new housing. Regency Homes continues to be Shelby County’s top builder with 50 new home starts and 56 new home sales during this year’s third quarter. 

Click here to download our complete 3rd Quarter analysis of new housing data for the most active zip codes in Memphis & Shelby County including new housing charts with trends for the past 10 years.

New Housing Inventory Analysis & Charts - Shelby County

 

2013 Commercial Real Estate Review: Seminar Recap

November 14th, 2013 Comments off

Commercial Real Estate Market Reawakens

Article by: Amos Maki, The Daily News

After suffering through a prolonged slump, the Memphis commercial real estate market this year began to shake off the rust that gathered during the “Great Recession,” and brighter days could be ahead for the prime markets in the apartment, retail, office and industrial sectors, according to local experts.

However, to make sure the commercial real estate market continues its rebound, civic and business leaders must maintain a laser focus on job creation.

Those themes emerged during the 2013 Commercial Real Estate Review & Forecast hosted by The Daily News on Thursday, Nov. 7, at the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art.

Click here to read the full article from The Daily News.

You may review the presentations delivered by speakers Wyatt Aiken, Brad Kornegay, Blake Pera and Jason Polley by clicking the links below:

Office Real Estate  – Wyatt Aiken, Commercial Advisors 

Industrial Real Estate – Brad Kornegay, Colliers International

Multifamily Real Estate – Blake Pera, CB Richard Ellis

Retail Real Estate– Jason Polley, Stonecrest Investments