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Chandler Reports Opens Online Store

May 20th, 2013 Comments off

We receive a lot of requests for reports on new housing, foreclosures, lending and residential and commercial sales activity which is why we have launched a new online store that provides you immediate access to pertinent real estate data for Memphis and Shelby County.

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February Home Sales Update

March 11th, 2013 Comments off

Shelby County home sales slipped a bit in February but average sales prices were up considerably.

A major decline in bank sales activity decreased overall sales totals but bumped up average sales prices. Non-bank sales prices were also up contributing to the increase in sales price. 

920 home sales were recorded for the month, down 7% from 994 recorded in February 2012. 

Average home sales prices were up 18% from last year and were up 1% from January 2013 to $115,764.

Year-to-date home sales are up 18% and average sales prices are up 11% from the same time last year.

20 out of 33 zip codes in the county had an increase in average sales prices.

Bank sales were down 32% from last February with 211 recorded accounting for 23% of total home sales. 

The average price for non-bank sales were up 13% to $129,772 compared to $114,495 last February.

60% of all home sales were valued under $100,000.

Home sales over $300,000 were up 16% with 58 filed for the month compared to 49 last February. 

Click here to review our February Market Trends reports.

Real Estate Recap: February 28, 2013

February 28th, 2013 Comments off

The University of Memphis has filed a $43.5 million permit for a 285K square foot residence hall to be built on campus. Click here to read the full details from Eric Smith with The Daily News.

According to the National Association of Realtors, pending home sales rose 4.5% in January to the highest level since April 2010. Click here to read the full story.

Eric Barnes, Publisher for The Daily News will be on Fox 13’s Good Morning Memphis show on Monday, March 4th at 8:45AM to discuss the 2013 Shelby County Tax Reappraisal and Chandler Reports’ 2013 Tax Appeal Kit. Click here for more information.

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Master Your Market Seminar Recap: Uncertainty Pervades Real Estate

February 18th, 2013 Comments off

Seminar: Uncertainty Pervades Real Estate

Article by: Sarah Baker, Real Estate Reporter for The Daily News

2013 will be a big year on many real estate fronts – foreclosures, property taxes and property values.

That was the message industry professionals heard Thursday, Feb. 14, at real estate information company Chandler Reports’ 2012 year-end “Master Your Market” seminar at the Holiday Inn University of Memphis.

Attendees learned about two ongoing issues that affect every homeowner and taxpayer – the 2013 Shelby County reappraisal and the Shelby County school consolidation.

Although separate but related topics, one word was used throughout both presentations from Andy Raines, property tax attorney with Evans Petree PC, and Eric Barnes, publisher of The Daily News and The Memphis News – uncertainty.

“We don’t really know what’s going to happen with the schools yet,” Barnes said. “From a really callous real estate point of view … if the schools are a big driver of where people buy and sell their homes, all of this uncertainty isn’t helping a market move forward. From a somewhat civic point of view, the only people it helps is the private schools.”

Despite the uncertainty with the ongoing legal and legislation situation, Barnes said one thing is almost certain: county taxes are going to go up, perhaps considerably.

“It is a strange dynamic, even if they get a separate municipal school district, county taxes, I think in general, are going to up,” Barnes said. “The city of Memphis, the City Council is committed, and they really mean this, to lowering property taxes in the city. That’s interesting from a real estate point of view. People who say, ‘I want to get out of that really high double taxation in the city of Memphis,’ you could envision over the next four to eight years, a time when that difference isn’t quite as dramatic.”

To that end, Raines said the 2013 county reappraisal is very crucial because, generally speaking, as property taxes go up the value of property goes down. With commercial property, that affects buyers because when taxes are higher, net operating income is lower. With residential property, buyers look at property taxes as a component of what they’re going to pay for the house.

“Taxpayers need to be aware and very diligent about keeping an eye on the property taxes,” Raines said. “In Tennessee, with no state income tax, the property tax and the sales tax has to make a break. In Shelby County, you have unique issues such that the city of Memphis and Shelby County combined rate is significantly higher than any other rate in the state.”

But what value is it that the Shelby County Assessor of Property is trying to put on the property every four years? Raines said under state law, Jan. 1, 2013, is the date at which the fair market value – what a willing buyer would pay for the property and what a seller would be willing to sell it for.

“For a number of years, especially back in the 70s and 80s, the assessor’s values were usually less than you could really sell it for,” Raines said. “But over time, as reappraisals became every four years, that gap has narrowed. Now, the game is really what is the 100 percent fair value?”

Raines said for the first time in history, the value of a reappraisal is going down. How much the value decreases won’t be official until April 20.

“Typically in a reappraisal, because it’s every four years, values were going up, up, up – you would expect that the overall appraised value to go up, perhaps go up significantly,” Raines said. “The best indication we have now is that the overall value of the property will go down.”

The assessor uses a mass appraisal technique and it’s different for residential and commercial. This is because there are 350,583 parcels in the county. For commercial property, various appraisers use an income-approach model based on market data and then tailor it to each property type.

For residential, values come down to neighborhood comparable sales – hence the relevance of a homeowner’s proximity to foreclosures. Raines said the assessor uses “a common sense test” – if a neighborhood has 10 sales and eight of them are foreclosures, deeper analysis is directed at those foreclosures. But if there were only two foreclosure sales out of 10, it’s not as applicable.

Barnes said foreclosure attorneys and trustees are predicting foreclosures will jump about 20 percent – a result of two recent settlements with Bank of America and Wells Fargo.

Barnes said statewide, “the seriously over 90-days delinquent number” is down from the 2008 and 2009 peak. But it’s still historically very high.

“Even though we had this really bad housing recession/depression, there are a lot more loans out there now than there were back in 2005,” Barnes said. “The unemployment rate is better, but it’s still high; lending is happening, but the requirements on buying homes is still difficult. So the foreclosure mess isn’t going away, but it has come down from its real peak. There’s a lot of problematic homes still under the radar.”

Back in 2004 and 2005, in a good economy when unemployment was low and “people were feeling good,” Barnes said there were still 7,500 homes in Shelby County that went into the foreclosure process. Last year, there were 8,000 homes foreclosed in a much worse housing market.

“To some extent, we’re coming down,” Barnes said. “I think it’s going to level out. Even if the economy is booming, there are going to be 7,000 to 8,000 homes that go into foreclosure.”

 

Shelby County January Home Sales Report

February 8th, 2013 Comments off

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.

Attend our Master Your Market seminar on Thursday, February 14th to review all of our 2012 Market Trends reports in detail and hear from guest speakers about local real estate topics. Register here.

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.

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.

November 2012 Real Estate Update

December 18th, 2012 Comments off

Home Sales

Shelby County had another great month for residential real estate as home sales and sales prices continue to increase.

Sales were up 16% from last November with 1,187 home sales recorded compared to 1,024 last year.

While 56% of home sales were valued under $100,000, average home sales prices were up 5% for the month to $123,756.

Home sales over $500,000 were up 60% from last November with 27 recorded.

Year-to-date virtually every zip code in the county has an increase in sales activity. 18 out of 33 zip codes (55%) have year-over-year improvements in average sales prices.

Overall home sales activity is up 18% year-to-date with 13,772 sales recorded through November and average sales prices are up 2% from the same period last year. 

Bank sales accounted for 20% of all home sales for the month, with 236 recorded, down 15% from last year. Year-to-date bank sales are up 11% from 2011.

Non-bank sales were up 28% from last November with 952 recorded averaging $137,379, an increase of 2% from last year.

Click here to review our November Market Trends reports.

Commercial Sales

Through the end of October commercial sales activity is unchanged from last year with 595 sales recorded compared to 594 recorded during the same period in 2011. 

The average sales prices for commercial properties remain high, up 40% through the end of October at $1.5 million.

Office sales are up 22% from last year with 89 recorded averaging $1.3 million and Industrial sales are up 35% with an average sales price of $2 million.

Vacant Land Over 1 Acre (114), Warehouses (85) and Apartments (63) have the most sales recorded through the first ten months of the year.

Click here to review our November Market Trends reports.

Foreclosure Analysis

Foreclosures of residential properties were down 14% from last November with 280 recorded compared to 327 last year.

The average amount of a foreclosed home was $86,706 and the average tax appraisal value was $121,233.

The majority of foreclosures were within the city limits with 204 total, a decrease of 21% from November 2011. Foreclosures in unincorporated areas were down 13% from last year with 41 recorded.

Year-to-date residential foreclosures are up 9% from last year and average foreclosure amounts are down 3% to $85,147.

Foreclosure notices were up 25% in November with 564 recorded compared to 749 last year.

Click here to review our November Market Trends reports.

New Housing & Builder Activity

New housing continues to show signs of improvement. Nationally,  housing construction spending was up 3% in October. 

New home sales were up 1% in November with 75 sales recorded compared to 74 in November 2011.

The average sales price of a new home was up 39% to $293,415. 

Year-to-date new home sales are up 3% and average sales prices are up 15%.

Collierville had the most new home sales for the month with 21 total averaging $396,263.

762 new home permits have been filed through the end of October, up 28% from the same period last year. Arlington has the most new home permits filed with 178 total averaging $228,634.

Regency Homebuilders continue to rank as Shelby County’s top builder with 172 new home starts and 133 new home sales through the end of October averaging $220,223.

Click here to review our November Market Trends reports.

Mortgage Trends & Lending

594 residential loans were filed at time of sale, up 5% from last November.

The average mortgage amount was $155,590 with an average sales price of $177,344 making the average loan to value ratio 88%.

306 loans filed were conventional fixed rate, 166 were FHA fixed rate, 29 were VA fixed rate and 22 were short term 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 61 loans followed by Magna Bank with 49 and Patriot Bank with 33 loans. 

Click here to review our November Market Trends reports.

Read the latest article on local housing from Sarah Baker with The Daily News here.

September Pulse Report

October 23rd, 2012 Comments off

Home Sales

1,273 home sales were recorded in Shelby County up 19% from last year, closing out the 3rd quarter with a 17% increase in sales compared to the 3rd quarter of 2011. 

Average home sales prices in September were $127,912 up 2% from $125,114 in September 2011.

Year-to-date sales activity is up 16% and average sales prices are up 2% from the same period last year.

23% of total home sales in September were bank sales, up 12% from last year.

Non-bank sales were up 21% from last year and averaged $147,533, an increase of 3% from $142,626.

Investors continue to increase home sales activity while keeping average prices low with properties changing hands multiple times on one day.

Commercial Sales

Commercial sales activity is up 2% through the end of August with 479 sales recorded. Average sales prices for commercial properties are up 54% to $1.62 million.

So far this year, Industrial sales are seeing the most improvement, up 40% from the same time last year with 87 sales recorded.

Average prices for Retail ($1.6M) and Office ($1.2M) properties are both up over 175%.

Vacant Land Over 1 Acre (91), Warehouses (75) and Apartments (49) have the most sales recorded through the first eight months of the year.

Foreclosure Analysis

Residential foreclosures were down 16% with 294 recorded compared to 351 last September. 

The average amount of a foreclosed home was $92,932 and the average tax appraisal value was $124,254.

The majority of foreclosures were within the city limits with 204 total, a decrease of 18% from last September. Properties located in the unincorporated areas had 71 foreclosures, down 23% from last year.

Year-to-date residential foreclosures are up 12% and commercial foreclosures are down 19%.

New Housing Activity

New home sales were down 7% in September with 66 sales recorded compared to 71 in September 2011.

The average sale price of a new home was up 16% to $251,437. 

Arlington had the most new home sales for the month with 14 total averaging $223,468.

586 new home permits have been filed through the end of August with Arlington claiming the most with 140.

Subdivisions with the most new home permits filed this year include: Gerland Creek in Southeast Shelby County with 31, Kensington in Arlington with 26 and Wolf River Ranch in Collierville with 25.

There were 37 lot sales recorded in September, with the majority being sold in Schilling Farms in Collierville.

Mortgage Trends & Lending

691 residential loans were filed at time of sale, up 23% from last September.

51% of the mortgages filed were between $100,000-$250,000.

The average mortgage amount was $152,182 with an average sale price of $177,265 making the average loan to value ratio 86%.

The majority of mortgages taken at time of sale were conventional fixed rate loans averaging $171,219. 194 loans were FHA fixed rate loans averaging $140,804.

The top lender based on the total number of residential loans filed at time of sale was Community Mortgage with 81 loans followed by Magna Bank and Guild Mortgage Company with 43 loans each. 

Click here to review our September and 3rd Quarter Market Trends reports.

Join us Thursday, November 8th from 3:00PM-4:30PM as we review all of our third quarter Market Trends reports. Guest speaker Dr. Phyllis Betts, with the University of Memphis Center for Community Building and Neighborhood Action will share her department’s latest study on lending activity in Shelby County with an analysis of loan activity from 2004-2010 showing how foreclosures and investor purchases have impacted neighborhoods. Click here to register!

Announcing our New “Pulse Report”!

September 7th, 2012 Comments off

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We are excited to announce the premiere of our new “Pulse Report”, hitting Inboxes Monday, September 10th!

This complimentary report provides a snapshot of local real estate activity keeping you informed of trends across Memphis and Shelby County.

Derived from our Market Trends reports, this monthly report provides you an update on residential and commercial sales activity, foreclosure trends, new housing analysis and mortgage and lending trends.

You can subscribe to this free report on our homepage, www.chandlerreports.com.

June Lender Analysis Report

July 30th, 2012 Comments off
743 residential loans were filed at time of sale, up 7% from last June, totaling $126 million.
 
The average loan amount at time of sale was $169,163, up 12% from $150,767 in June 2011.

 

377 loans were conventional fixed rate with an average mortgage amount of $185,734.
 
196 loans were FHA fixed rate with an average mortgage amount of $145,318.
 
There were 35 loans where 2 mortgages were taken at time of sale, averaging $257,737.

The average sale amount on a residential loan was $197,316 making the average loan to value ratio 86%,  unchanged from last year.

The majority of loans (23%) were between $50,000-$99,999.

There were six residential loans filed at time of sale that were over $1 million.

The Top Lenders by total number of residential loans at time of sale were: Community Mortgage (71 loans), Magna Bank (51 loans) and BancorpSouth (45 loans). 

The Top Lenders by total number of all residential loans, including refinances, were: Wells Fargo (161 loans), Regions Bank (110 loans) and Magna Bank (105 loans).

Commercial loans at time of sale were also up, by 56%, with 28 filed averaging $5.5 million and totaling $155 million. 

The largest commercial loan at time of sale was filed by CWCapital LLC for $25.7 million.

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