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Shelby County January Home Sales Report

February 8th, 2013

Home Sales

If January home sales are any indication of what’s to come in 2013 it’s going to be a banner year for residential real estate!

1,344 home sales were recorded for the month, up 46% from January 2012 and up 14% from December. 

Average home sales prices were up 4% from last year to $114,120 compared to $109,716.

28 out of 33 zip codes in the county had an increase in overall sales activity and 79% of the zip codes had improvements in average sales prices.

Bank sales were up 12% from last year with 317 recorded accounting for 24% of total home sales. The average price of a bank sale was up 13% to $72,438 compared to $63,905 in January 2012.

61% of all home sales were valued under $100,000.

Home sales over $1 million were up 300% with 3 filed for the month compared to zero last January. 

Click here to review our January Market Trends reports.

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Commercial Sales

Commercial sales were up slightly in 2012 with 743 sales recorded for the year compared to 725 in 2011, a change of 2.5%.

Average sales prices for commercial properties were up 32% to $1.5 million and total revenue was up 36% with $1.1 billion in total sales compared to $798 million last year.

Sales of Churches and Schools saw the most improvement, up 29% from last year followed closely by Industrial sales with 28% improvement from 2011.

Vacant Land Over 1 Acre (150), Warehouses (95) and Apartments (80) had the most sales recorded for the year. Click here to review the top 5 commercial transactions for 2012.

Commercial bank sales were up 12% from last year with 55 recorded compared to 49 in 2011. Foreclosures on commercial properties were down 14% for the year with 100 recorded averaging $1.1 million.

Click here to review our Year-End Commercial Market Conditions reports.

Residential Foreclosure Analysis

Residential foreclosures were down 9% with 402 recorded compared to 443 last January.

The average amount of a foreclosed home was $84,464 and the average tax appraisal value was $114,717.

Foreclosure activity was down in every city except Bartlett, Lakeland and Germantown. Memphis claimed the most foreclosures with 286 total, down 9% from January 2012.

Foreclosure notices were down 15% for the month with 627 recorded compared to 741 last year.  

Frayser (38127) had the most foreclosure inventory at the end of the month with 235 homes valued at $12.7 million.

Fannie Mae owned the most homes in foreclosure inventory with 391 valued at $50.6 million.

Click here to review our January Market Trends reports.

New Housing & Builder Activity

New home sales were up 20% in January with 71 sales recorded compared to 59 last year.

The average sales price of a new home was up 6% for the month to $247,094. 

Bartlett (18), Collierville (12) and Arlington (12) recorded the most new home sales.

884 new home permits were filed in 2012, up 26% from 2011. Arlington had the most new home permits filed with 206 total averaging $227,109.

Regency Homebuilders ended the year as the top builder with 208 new home starts and 167 new home sales averaging $222,506.

Click here to review our January Market Trends reports.

Mortgage Trends & Lending Analysis

624 residential loans were filed at the time of sale, up 34% from last January.

The average mortgage amount was $148,310 with an average sales price of $169,955 making the average loan to value ratio 87%.

365 loans filed were conventional fixed rate, 169 were FHA fixed rate, 21 were VA fixed rate and 24 were short term loans, loans due within one year.

The top lenders based on the total number of residential loans filed at time of sale were Community Mortgage with 62 loans followed by Magna Bank with 37 loans and Regions Bank with 32 loans. 

Click here to review our January Market Trends reports.

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