Ridgefield WA Real Estate | Market Trends and Statistics May 2011

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Real Estate Ridgefield WA | A Dynamite Month for May 2011

Ridgefield WA Home Sales show strong improvement in May, with Short Sales and REO's a shrinking part of the mix...

Ridgefield Washington was one of the earliest and hardest hit areas for distressed properties (foreclosures and short sales) in Clark County, and is now showing significantly higher ratios of normal sales vs. distressed property sales when compared to the County overall. We have observed more new-home construction and sales occurring, which is another clear sign of improvement for Ridgefield.

We've logged into the MLS for Vancouver and Ridgefield to obtain a quick snap-shot view of what happened during May with Home and Condo sales within the confines of the Ridgefield zip code 98642, in Clark County Washington. Here is what we have to report:

Ridgefield Washington Real Estate Market Report by John Slocum & Kathryn Alexander REMAX Ridgefield WA

From this brief view we see that the number of Pending transactions this month increased by almost 65% when compared to last month; as well as about six (6) month's supply of inventory (based on Solds) available at the end of the month. This month the 3rd Party + Pre-Foreclosures + Foreclosures combined are about 23.6% of the Active Ridgefield homes listed for sale (still much lower than the County Average and a slight increase from last month), yet they represent about 17.9% of the homes going under contract (a welcome decrease from 31.6% last month!).

The table below is the last 3 months of activity from the Ridgefield MLS
(right-click on the image and follow your browser's instructions to see the full-size image).
Ridgefield WA real estate market trends and statistics

The Chart Below shows Ridgefield Washington Home Sale Prices and Trends over the past 12 months, comparing Average and Median Sales prices compared to List prices (April looks good for firmed-up prices!):

Real Estate Market Chart by John Slocum and Kathryn Alexander of www.ClarkCountyExpert.com

If you are looking to sell your home in Ridgefield, Vancouver or another part of Clark County Washington in this challenging market time please call or e-mail us with the details of your situation and we'll customize a marketing plan to get your Clark County Home Sold!

1) 3rd Party = the sales contract requires the approval of a third party; and includes Short-Sales, Trust Sales, Relocation Company sales, etc.
2) PreForeclosures = aka Short-Sales are homes where the lending bank(s) agrees to take less, allowing a sales transaction to take place.
3) Foreclosures = aka REO's and Bank Owned Homes, already Foreclosed by the Lender(s).
4) PENDING = listed homes that have been marked as under contract by the listing agent during the past 30 days.
5) SOLD = listed homes that have been marked as closed sales by the listing agent in the past 30 days. Note: some of these sold homes may have been "pending sales" for far more than 30 days!

Disclaimer: this information is drawn using custom search parameters from the predominant MLS system covering Vancouver Washington and is not guaranteed to be accurate.

Current Vancouver WA Real Estate Market Reports: Previous Vancouver WA Real Estate Market Reports:

The above information was provided by John Slocum and Kathryn Alexander, recognized as one of the top teams at REMAX Vancouver WA. We hope you enjoy the information in our posts, including videos on real estate and Living in Vancouver Washington and the rest of Clark County.

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For Southwest Washington homes and Real Estate in Vancouver WA visit Real Estate Vancouver WA. If you have an immediate need to search the MLS for Vancouver WA please visit Homes For Sale Vancouver WA , and Real Estate Ridgefield WA.

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