We just received a great question from one of our subscribers, who asked...
"How does current inventory and list prices of Deer Valley condos compare to the last 5 years?"
Quick answer: Inventory is increasing, and average sales prices are dropping. Not surprising, based on national real estate trends.
It's interesting to note that prices of ski-in/ski-out condos are holding their value better than Deer Valley condos with less convenient ski access.
Average sales prices of ski-in/ski-out condos have re-traced back to 2006 levels, whereas Deer Valley condos without ski-in/ski-out access have dropped back to 2004-05 levels.
Why do we see this divergence in the sales numbers?
Are Deer Valley Condos with Ski Access Better Investments?
Time will tell...
Lending probably plays a big role. Cautions lenders have reduced maximum loan amounts, increased documentation requirements, and have generally made condo financing more difficult and more expensive than it was during the real estate boom of 2004-2007 in Park City & Deer Valley.
Buyers of less-expensive resale condos in Lower Deer Valley may be more reliant upon financing for a portion of the purchase price.
Deer Valley Condo Market: The Influence of Financing Changes
As it has become more difficult and more expensive to obtain financing, fewer investors who qualify for loans are active in the current market.
This has caused an increase in inventory, decrease in prices, and we're seeing fewer condos sold.
Don't jump to the wrong conclusion when you see the YTD 2009 numbers.
We'll have to revisit these stats at the year-end, after the long awaited St. Regis Resort & Residences condos close in October/November! That should contribute another 60 condo sales by year end, not to mention whatever other sales transpire between now and Jan 1st.
This is the Time to Get a Great Deal On A Condo In Deer Valley!
One big change in the recent statistics is the change in the list price to closed price ratio. For the first time in 8 years, the ratio dropped below 90%!
True, there's less new construction reflected in the 2009 sales numbers. Over the past few years, it wasn't uncommon for sales prices to be 100% of list price for new construction properties.
But still, there's no denying that there are plenty of motivated sellers in today's marketplace.
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