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Shelby County’s Top 5 Home Sales of 2012

January 15th, 2013 Comments off

There were 5 home sales recorded in Shelby County in 2012 that were over $2 million. Home sales over $1 million were up 50% from last year with 33 recorded compared to 22 in 2011.

Following are Shelby County’s Top 5 Residential Transactions of 2012:

Chandler Reports 

1335 HERON OAKS CV  – HERON OAKS SUBDIVISION. SOLD FOR $2,000,000($182.40/SQFT) ON 8/31/2012.
6539 COTTINGHAM  – EASTWOOD MANOR SUBDIVISION. SOLD FOR $2,030,000($245.23/SQFT) ON 6/20/2012.


231 CLOISTER GREEN  – RIVER OAKS-8 SUBDIVISION. SOLD FOR $2,375,000($239.29/SQFT) ON 6/8/2012.

2344 JOHNSON RD  – DOGWOOD GROVE/M SUBDIVISION. SOLD FOR $2,200,000($219.65/SQFT) ON 4/26/2012.
298 CLOISTER GREEN  – RIVER OAKS-8 SUBDIVISION. SOLD FOR $2,100,000($194.35/SQFT) ON 2/27/2012.

Shelby County September Home Sales Report

October 14th, 2011 Comments off
Home Sales Up 2%! 


Home sales in Shelby County totaled 1,073, representing a 2 percent boost from 1,053 in September 2010. 

Last month’s totals were also a 13 percent decrease from 1,229 in August. 

Home sales averaged $125,469, a 1 percent dip from $126,446 in September 2010. 

Total sales volume in September reached $134.6 million, a 2 percent jump from $133 million in September 2010, but a 13 percent decrease from $166 million in August.

Like Q3, last month’s bank sales declined. September’s 258 bank sales marked a 25 percent drop-off from September 2010’s 346 sales and were 21 percent lower from August’s 327.

Foreclosure sales in the county averaged $69,998 – up 4 percent from the prior month – and totaled $18 million. 

Meanwhile, nonbank sales in September totaled 815 – a 15 percent increase from 707 year over year – but a 10 percent dip from August’s 902 sales. Traditional sales averaged $143,029 last month and reached $116.6 million in total sales volume. 

Existing home sales totaled 1,006 in September, a 4 percent decrease from September 2010 and a 13 percent increase from August. Home sales in the category averaged $119,032 and totaled $119.7 million.

On the other hand, new home sales totaled 67 in September, down 23 percent from 87 during the same month a year ago. New home sales averaged $222,110 and totaled $14.9 million. 

The highest producing ZIP in September was a tie between Arlington’s 38002 and Cordova North’s 38016, with 66 sales each. Cordova North was also the highest producing for bank sales, with 23 averaging $108,300 and totaling $2.5 million.

Year to date, Shelby County has seen 550 new home sales, down 32 percent from 813 during the previous year-to-date period.

Click here to view our September 2011 and Q3 Residential Market Trend reports.

Home sales report provided by Sarah Baker of The Daily News.  

Shelby County August Foreclosure Analysis

September 22nd, 2011 Comments off

August foreclosures were down 34% from the prior year with 289 recorded for the month. The average foreclosure amount was up 7% to $94,611 compared to $88,138 in August 2010.

Hickory Hill (38115) had the most foreclosures with 24 total, up 33% from last year while areas like Frayser and Raleigh saw a major decrease in foreclosure activity, down by at least 50% from the prior year.

Foreclosure notices were down 6% with 785 filed for the month. Cordova’s (38016 and 38018) had the most notices issued with 55 and 49 respectively.

Fannie Mae leads as highest foreclosure inventory holder with 461 properties in inventory at the end of August valued at over $58 million.

Westwood (38019) leads the county for the most foreclosures in inventory with 240 properties valued at $14 million.

According to an article from Bloomberg Businessweek, foreclosure activity is expected to increase with a 33% surge in default notices being issued to delinquent homeowners in August, a sign that banks are speeding up the foreclosure process after a year of delays. Click here to read the full article.

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August New Housing Analysis

September 15th, 2011 Comments off

Shelby County had 75 new home sales in August up 21% from July but down 6% from the prior year. New home sales accounted for 6% of all sales for the month.

The average sales price for a new home was $206,155, down from July 2011 and August of last year.

Arlington (38002) had the most new home sales with 16 total averaging $255,581 per home and the most new home permits with 18 total averaging $188,969. Gerland Creek in Arlington had the most new home sales with 6 total averaging $137,668.

Cordova’s 38016 and 38018 and Southeast Shelby County 38125 rounded out the list of most new home sales by zip code with 10-11 new home sales each.

Regency Homes had the highest volume of new home sales with 15 total averaging $195,751 and 2,787 sq ft. Regency also filed the most permits for the month, 21 total averaging $214,655 and 3,067 sq ft.

The top subdivisions for new home permits were Wolf River Ranch in Collierville, Grays Creek in Cordova and Evergreen Hills in Arlington. Each subdivision had 5 new home sales with Wolf River Ranch’s averaging the most at $339,800.

Read the latest article from The Daily News about August building permit activity by clicking here.

Click here to review our complimentary Shelby County Residential Market Trend Reports.

July Home Sales Update

August 4th, 2011 Comments off

July closed with 1,266 home sales, the most home sales  since June 2010 and 9% higher than July 2010! 

Average home sales prices for the month were $125,175 just slightly down from June.  

Bank sales were up 1% from July 2010 with 329 total. This is the first month this year that we’ve seen an increase in year-over-year bank sales activity.

New home sales continue to struggle. Only 62 new home sales were recorded for the month, down 22% from June and down 40% from July 2010. The average sales price for new homes was $215,807, virtually unchanged from June. 

Foreclosures were down 26% from last year and down 9% from June with 332 recorded and an average foreclosure amount of $82,204. 

Foreclosure activity was highest in Raleigh (38128), Oakhaven/Parkway Village (38118) and Hickory Hill South (38141). Frayser’s foreclosures were down 60% from the prior year with only 19 recorded for the month. 

718 foreclosure notices were issued in July, down 17% from the July 2010. 

56% of all home sales were sold for under $100,000.   

Click here to view our July 2011 Residential Market Trend reports. 

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Accurate Market Trend Information is Critical for Real Estate Professionals

July 21st, 2011 Comments off

Publishing quality data and market trend information has been our primary focus and goal for over 40 years. We understand the importance of providing accurate market data that real estate professionals and homeowners rely on to make sound financial and business decisions.

Recently several local news stories, blogs, and articles have been published showing positive, upward trends for the Memphis/Shelby County real estate market, one that we believe to be inaccurate. 

Please join us Wednesday, July 27th at our “Master Your Market” event where we will review 2Q11 sales, foreclosures, new housing inventory and more! Click here to register today! 

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2nd Quarter Real Estate Market Update

July 14th, 2011 Comments off

Home sales for Shelby County for the second quarter of the year were down 16% compared to 2Q 2010. While June sales exceeded expectations, they couldn’t make up for April and May sales which fell flat. With the homebuyer tax credit expiring last June, we expect  sales will begin to level out through the remainder of the year.

Foreclosures, foreclosure notices and bank sales all continue to decline. Foreclosures were down almost 16% from the prior year, foreclosure notices were down 21%, and bank sales were down 16% for the quarter with 1,013 recorded compared to 1,200 in 2Q10.

New home sales were down almost 40% with only 193 closed compared to 310 last year. New home permits were down 35% from the second quarter of last year. Regency Homes filed the most permits for the quarter, 36 total averaging 2,889 sqft and $199,007.

Commercial sales were up almost 30% from 2Q10 and commercial sales revenue was up a whopping 77% with $170 million closed in the quarter compared to $75 million closed last year. Year-to-date commercial sales are up 22% from the same time last year. Commercial foreclosures were down 8% with 33 recorded compared to 36 in 2Q10.

Community Mortgage closed the most residential loans at time of purchase with 340 loans averaging $127,000 per loan.

Join us Wednesday, July 27th for our “Master Your Market: 2Q11 Update” where we’ll review all residential and commercial market trends for Shelby County including sales, foreclosures, new housing, lender activity and more! This event will be presented at the Appraisal Institute’s second quarter luncheon. Click here for details or to register.

Click here to read the latest article on the housing market from The Daily News.

June Home Sales Update

July 7th, 2011 Comments off
Highest Home Sales YTD!  

June closed with 1,242 home sales, the most home sales seen since June 2010! Average home sales prices for the month were $128,566, the highest since December 2010!  

Bank sales continue to decline, down 23% from June 2010 and down 2% from May 2011 with 325 closed for the month and an average sales price of $73,168, up 16% from the prior month.

New home sales were up 25% from May with 77 closed for the month averaging $220,335. 

Foreclosures were down 9% from last year with 364 recorded and an average foreclosure amount of $123,373. Foreclosure activity was highest in Frayser (38127), Raleigh (38128), Oakhaven/Parkway Village(38118) and Hickory Hill North (38115). 830 foreclosure notices were issued in June, down 8% from the prior year. 

54% of all home sales were sold for under $100,000. The largest home sale was for a property located on Grandview Ave. The 5,300 sqft home closed on June 1st for $962,500. 

Join us Wednesday, July 27th for a complete review of Shelby County’s 2nd Quarter results in our “Master Your Market” seminar where we’ll cover residential and commercial sales, foreclosures, loan activity, new housing and more! Click here for details.   

Click here to view our June and 2nd Quarter 2011 Residential Market Trend reports.

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May 2011 Lender Analysis Report

June 9th, 2011 Comments off
There were 1,408 loans filed in Shelby County for the month of May totalling $216.7 million.
The average residential loan amount on a new home purchase was $144,451. Of the 602 residential loans filed at time of sale, 28% were between $50,000-$99,999 and 23% were between $100,000-$149,000.
297 of the loans for new home purchases were conventional fixed rate loans, 209 were FHA fixed rate.
Community Mortgage Bank, Magna Bank and Regions Bank rounded out the Top Lenders list for residential mortgages at time of sale.
Regions Bank, Wells Fargo and Community Mortgage Bank made the top three for Top Lenders for all residential loans including loans at time of sale, refinances and second mortgages.
The largest residential loan was filed for a property on Massey Estates Cove for $1.5 million by Triumph Bank. The 7-year loan was filed on May 20 and matures on June 10, 2018.
The largest commercial loan was $6.1 million filed by Lancaster Pollard Mortgage Co. issued to Applingwood Long Term Care Facility located at 1535 Appling in Cordova.  
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The reports include:  
  • Top 25 Residential Lenders-All Loans
  • Top 25 Commercial Lenders-New Purchases
  • Top 30 Residential Lenders-New Purchases
  • Residential Foreclosures By  Mortgage Type
  • Residential Loan to Value at Time of Sale by Zip
  • Residential Loans by Mortgage Type  

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May 2011 Home Sales Update

June 2nd, 2011 Comments off

There were 1,117 home sales in May for Shelby County, down 13% from May 2010. Total home sales revenue for the month was $132 million compared to $166 million last year. Home sales prices were also down from the prior year to $118, 375.

Home sales figures for the first half of this year will be skewed compared to last year’s largely in part to the new home-buyers tax credit that expired last June.

On a positive note, compared to April 2011, home sales were up 2% and average home sales prices were up 10%! Year-to-date, home sales are down 13% and average sales prices are down by only 2%.

Cordova-North (38016) had the most home sales, with 74 total and an average sale price of $137,404. 31% of the total sales in 38016 were bank sales.

Bank sales continue to decline, down 16% from May 2010 and down 8% from April 2011 with 329 closed for the month and an average sales price of $62,192.

Foreclosures were down 22% from last year with 354 recorded and an average foreclosure amount of $87,942. Foreclosure activity was highest in Frayser (38127), Raleigh (38128), Southeast Shelby County (38125) and Cordova-North (38016). There were 665 foreclosure notices issued in May, down 32% from the prior year.

New home sales made up 5% of all home sales for the county with 54 total, down 23% from the prior year and down 4% from April. Average new home sales prices were also down to $209,421.

59% of all home sales were sold for under $100,000. The largest home sale was for a property located on Valleybrook Drive in East Memphis. The 7,200 sqft home closed on May 19th for $1.75 million.

Click here to read an article from The Daily News covering our 1st Quarter “Master Your Market” Update.

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