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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.

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!

June Home Sales Report

July 16th, 2012 Comments off

Home sales were up 6% in June with 1,327 homes sold compared to 1,247 last year.

The month closed with $188 million in revenue up 17% from $161 million in June 2011.

Average home sales prices were up 10% to $142,341.

2nd Quarter figures are showing major improvements from last year with sales up 11% and average sales prices up 9%.

Year-to-date home sales are up 15% from the same period last year and average sales prices are up 2% to $120,262.

Over 50% of zip codes in the county are seeing year over year increases in average sales prices including:

  • 38017-Collierville up 4%
  • 38103-Downtown up 20%
  • 38104-Midtown, up 4%
  • 38111-University up 23%
  • 38118-Oakhaven/Pkwy Village up 8%
  • 38119-Quince/Ridgeway up 14%
  • 38120-River Oaks up 25%
  • 38133-Bartlett/Brunswick up 7%

Bank sales accounted for 27% of total home sales in June with 352 recorded, up 12% from last year. Year-to-date bank sales are up 13%.

53% of home sales were valued under $100,000. 

Sales over $1,000,000 were up significantly with 11 recorded for the month compared to 1 last June.   

Collierville (38017) had the most home sales for the month and the most revenue with 102 sales totaling $29.4 million.

New home sales were down 25% from last June with 63 recorded compared to 84 last year. New home sales prices were up 12% to $255,464.

Year-to-date new home sales are down 3% from the same period in 2011 and average new home sales prices are up 9%. 

Foreclosures were down 9% from last June with 303 recorded. The average amount of a foreclosure was unchanged at $81,000 and the average tax appraisal value of a foreclosed home was up 11% to $119,000.

Foreclosure starts were down 23% from last year with 638 notices filed compared to 825 in June 2011.

Click here to review all of our complimentary Residential Market Trend reports for June and 2Q 2012.

 
Join us Thursday, August 9th from 3:00PM-4:30PM at The Germantown Great Hall & Conference Center for our “Master Your Market: 2nd Quarter Update” where we’ll review all of our 2nd Quarter market trend reports including residential and commercial sales, foreclosures, mortgages, new housing activity and more! Register today!

May Lender Analysis Report

June 14th, 2012 Comments off
There were 786 residential loans filed at time of sale, up 31% from last May, totaling $117 million.
 
The average loan amount at time of sale was $148,849, up 3% from $144,088 in May 2011.

 

407 loans were conventional fixed rate with an average mortgage amount of $168,138.
 
225 loans were FHA fixed rate with an average mortgage amount of $141,102.

The average sale amount on a residential loan was $169,983 making the average loan to value ratio 88%, virtually unchanged from last year.

The majority of loans (26%) were between $50,000-$99,999.

There were two 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 (96 loans), Magna Bank (55 loans) and Guild Mortgage Co. (43 loans). 

The Top Lenders by total number of all residential loans, including refinances, were: Wells Fargo (166 loans), Regions Bank (111 loans) and Magna Bank (104 loans).

Commercial loans at time of sale were also up, by 38%, with 29 filed averaging $991,103 and totaling $28.7 million. 

The Top Lenders by total number of loans for commercial loans at time of sale were: Renasant Bank (4 loans), Landmark Community Bank (3 loans) and Triumph Bank (3 loans).

Click here to view our complimentary Residential Market Conditions trend reports.
 
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May Home Sales Report

June 8th, 2012 Comments off
Home sales up 25%!
Average sales prices up 4%!
  

May closed with 1,383 total home sales up 25% from last year!

Total sales revenue for the month was $171 million up 30% from $132 million in May 2011.

Average sales prices were up 4% from last year to $123,975.

Year to date home sales prices are up 17% from last year and average sales prices are holding steady at $115,140.

Over 50% of zip codes in the county are seeing year over year increases in average sales prices including:

  • 38017-Collierville up 4%
  • 38028-Eads up 20%
  • 38103-Downtown up 17%
  • 38104-Midtown, up 6%
  • 38111-University up 23%
  • 38118-Oakhaven/Pkwy Village up 13%
  • 38119-Quince/Ridgeway up 18%
  • 38120-River Oaks up 4%
  • 38133-Bartlett/Brunswick up 5%
  • 38134-Bartlett up 3%
  • 38135-Bartlett/Ellendale, up 4% 

Bank sales accounted for 27% of total home sales in May with 368 recorded, up 15% from last year. 

57% of home sales were valued under $100,000. 

Sales over $500,000 were up 23% with 26 recorded compared to 21 in May 2011. There were 4 home sales over $1 million, the same as last May.

Cordova-North (38016) had the most homes sales with 91 recorded totaling $11.4 million. 34% of those sales were bank sales.

Collierville (38017) had the most home sales revenue with $24.5 million across 86 sales. Compared to last May, Collierville had an increase of 39% in total sales and an increase of 9% in their average sales prices ($284,819).

New home sales were up 6% from last May with 51 recorded averaging $237,513.

Year to date new home sales are up 2% from the same period in 2011 and average new home sales prices are up 8%. 

Foreclosures were up 22% from last May with 399 recorded. The average amount of a foreclosure was down 13% to $77,115 and the average tax appraisal value of a foreclosed home was down 15% to $105,387.

Foreclosure starts were up 8% from last year with 716 notices filed compared to 663 in May 2011.

Arlington (38002), Millington (38053) and Downtown (38103) all had large increases in their foreclosure notice activity.

Click here to review all of our complimentary Residential Market Trend reports.
 
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Shelby County April Home Sales Report

May 10th, 2012 Comments off

Home sales up 2%!

Average sales prices up 14%!  

There were 1,116 home sales recorded in April up 2% from last year. Residential sales are up 14% for the first four months of this year compared to the same period last year. 

Total sales revenue for the month was $137 million up 16% from $118 million in April 2011. 

Average sales prices were up 14% from last year and up 5% from March to $122,572. Year to date average home sales prices are down slightly by 1% while overall sales totals are up 14%. 

50% of zip codes in the county are seeing year over year increases in average sales prices including:

  • 38017-Collierville up 2%
  • 38018-Cordova South up 7%
  • 38103-Downtown up 24%
  • 38111-University up 38%
  • 38118-Oakhaven/Pkwy Village up 10%
  • 38119-Quince/Ridgeway up 24%
  • 38120-River Oaks up 11%
  • 38134-Bartlett up 5% 

Bank sales accounted for 29% of total home sales in April with 328 recorded, down 7% from last year.  

57% of home sales were valued under $100,000. 

There were 3 sales over $1 million compared to zero last April. The high-end home sales closed in 38117, 38119 and 38120. 

Arlington (38002) had the most homes sales with 69 totaling $13.6 million. 

Collierville (38017) had the most revenue with $18.3 million across 66 sales. 

New home sales were up 9% from April 2011 and up 2% from March 2012 with 62 recorded averaging $249,905. Year to date new home sales are up 1% from the same period in 2011 and average new home sales prices are up 9%. New housing continues to see positive momentum with an increase in sales activity and the number of permits filed.  

Foreclosures were up 2% from last April with 393 recorded for the month. The average amount of a foreclosure was down 7% to $87,780 and the average tax appraisal value of a foreclosed home was down 6% to $119,342. 

Foreclosure notices were down 24% from last year with 658 filed compared to 863 in April 2011. Only 5 zip codes saw an increase in foreclosure starts.  

Click here to view our complimentary Residential Market Trend reports. 

Chandler Event to Highlight 1Q Housing

April 26th, 2012 Comments off

By Sarah Baker, The Daily News

Shelby County home sales increased 20 percent from January to March compared to last year, but that number requires some reading between the lines.

That’s why real estate information company Chandler Reports is hosting its “Master Your Market: First Quarter Update” event for local agents, appraisers, builders, investors and bankers Thursday, May 3.

Topics of discussion include Shelby County residential and commercial sales, mortgages, foreclosures and new housing inventory.

The event is slated for Thursday from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at The Great Hall of Germantown’s Media Room, 1900 S. Germantown Road, behind City Hall next to the tennis courts.

The keynote presentation will be from John Gemmill, director of the Memphis field office of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Gemmill, who will update the crowd on HUD housing, mortgage activity, foreclosures and rentals, said HUD’s portfolio of foreclosures are drifting downward, a trend he attributes to underwriting standards going up.

“Most foreclosures happen fairly close to the origin of the loan, and the things that we’ve been doing over the last few years are holding up pretty well, so our REO (real estate-owned) portfolio is way down from what it used to be,” Gemmill said. “We used to have more than the banks privately held, and now we’re kind of more of a minor player, which is I guess good news.”

One piece he plans to expand on is the recent $25 billion U.S. Attorney General settlement and how that impacts the state.

“The settlement is a big deal and we hope it might be turning the tide on some of the foreclosure prevention efforts,” Gemmill said. “The state got $141 million that they’re putting into mostly going into the Tennessee HUD agency, a lot of which is going to go to housing counseling and foreclosure prevention.”

Gemmill will also touch on the multifamily situation in HUD’s portfolio, and also with Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr.’s efforts around blight reduction.

“We’re looking particularly at the kind of partnerships that exist between multifamily operators – management companies and owners and social service providers,” Gemmill said. “That’s something that we’re kind of ramping up; one of the key goals of HUD is to try to promote efforts that use our multifamily housing as a platform for improving tenant’s quality of life.”

Following Gemmill’s presentation will be a panel discussion with Joe Spake of inCity Realty and David Umsted, vice president of Merchants and Planters Bank Home Loans.

Spake said a hot topic for his business right now is the impact of syndicated websites like Zillow and Trulia on consumer confidence. Pricing on Trulia, for instance, only reflects one tax rather than including both county and city taxes, which can skew out-of-town homebuyers’ perception of pricing.

“The information that the consumer is getting and something that comes out of a computer in Seattle versus something that comes out of an agent in Memphis,” Spake said.

It all goes back to Spake’s mantra that all real estate is micro-local.

“Consult a professional who knows your community,” Spake said. “The people that are on the ground doing it in the community for me are the people with the credibility.”

Trends Spake is seeing right now are that people aren’t moving unless they have to, such as for a job relocation. In short, if sellers have to bring money to the closing table, they’re staying put.

That, coupled with investors picking up low-end properties in bulk, are keeping inventory levels at historic lows.

“When the inventory was high, lots of houses were selling, so there’s lots of people that bought into the bubble,” Spake said. “Now, even though they might have a great house, it’s not worth what they paid for it.”

The cost to attend the seminar is $10 for Chandler Reports subscribers and $15 for non-subscribers. Cost includes a copy of the presentation and first quarter market trend reports.

Anyone interested in attending can contact Wendy Greenlaw, Chandler Reports business development manager, at 528-5273 or wendy@chandlerreports.com.

March Home Sales Report

April 5th, 2012 Comments off
Home sales up 18%!
  

March home sales were up 18% with 1,264 recorded for the month compared to 1,067 in March 2011.

Year to date home sales are up 20% from last year! We ended the quarter with 3,179 sales compared to 2,657 sales in the first quarter of last year.

Total sales revenue in March was up 14% from March 2011 with $147 million total for the month compared to $129 million.

Average home sales prices in March were down by 4% to $116,399 but were up significantly from February’s average price of $97,704.

Many areas in the county are seeing an increase in average sales prices from 2011 including:

  • Collierville (38017)
  • Cordova South (38018)
  • Downtown (38103)
  • University (38111)
  • Oakhaven/Parkway Village (38118)
  • River Oaks (38120)
  • Bartlett (38133 and 38134)
  • And several others!

 Bank sales accounted for 28% of total home sales in March with 353 recorded, up 10% from 320 last year. 

Collierville (38017) had the most homes sales in March and the most revenue with $26.6 million across 94 sales accounting for 21% of the total revenue for the county.

New home sales were down 16% with 56 recorded for the month, up 44% from February. The average price for a new home sale was $273,468 up 16% from March 2011. 

Foreclosure activity was up 7% from last year with 398 recorded for the month compared to 373 last March. The average amount of a foreclosure was down slightly by 1% to $85,441 and the average tax appraisal value of a foreclosed home was down 1% to $122,519.

Foreclosure notices were down 33% from last year with 709 filed compared to 1,056. Every zip code but 4 saw a reduction in foreclosure starts.

Click here to view our complimentary Residential Market Trend reports.
  
Join us Thursday, May 3rd for our “Master Your Market” First Quarter Update where we’ll review residential and commercial sales, foreclosures, new housing activity and more! Click here for details and to register.

Foreclosures Effecting Home Sales Prices

March 23rd, 2012 Comments off

46% of February home sales were valued under $50,000. The majority of these 472 home sales were bank and investor sales hitting almost every zip code in the county.

The top sellers of these properties were Fannie Mae, Housing and Urban Development, Bank of New York, Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp and Federal National Mortgage Association.

Some of the top buyers of the homes valued under $50,000 included: Memphis Invest, Direct J Home Solutions, Mid South Homebuyers Inc. and Stable Investments.

Year-to-date foreclosures are up 42% from last year. If we continue to see this level of activity we could hit well over 5,000 foreclosures for the year compared to the 4,000 we had in 2011. Last year had the lowest number of foreclosures that we had seen since 2005 before the subprime mortgage crisis hit in 2006.

Recent policy changes have sped up the foreclosure process and we expect to see banks again moving forward with foreclosure starts and home seizures. The activity that had stalled during the foreclosure moratorium has cleared and the paperwork issues and lawsuits seem to be behind us.

The Federal Government has launched several new programs to assist homeowners with modifying their mortgages and these programs are expected to provide relief to about 10% of the total number of homes in jeapordy of foreclosure.

Pilot programs are running in major cities for investors to purchase foreclosures in bulk from Fannie Mae at a discounted rate with guarantees in place that the investors will hold the properties as rental units for a set number of years.

At the end of 2011 Shelby County had 3,767 homes in foreclosure inventory valued at over $351 million. As foreclosure activity picks back up and banks start selling these properties at steep discounts, home sales prices could continue to remain stagnant or fall below 2011 values.

The average home sales price in February was $97,704. The last time average sales prices were under $100,000 was back in 1995 when sales averaged $97,992.