We turned another page over on the calendar. It's time to check our sales numbers for September 2009.
September was down to minus 62% from this same time last year. There were 3 sales closed this year in Shell Knob, versus the 8 sales closed in September 2008.
Average sale price for those 3 sales was $174,000. It took about 245 days on the market to sell those homes.
But.... the evening news reported an increase in housing sales nationally.
Year- to- date, we have 37 properties closed. 2008 for the first 9 months reported 56 sales. That makes Shell Knob down by -33.93%.
These continued low numbers do not reflect reports being given on the major communication outlets, because we are a retirement and second home market. We rarely get the First Time Home Buyers, where incentives are being given to stimulate the market.
Due to our retirement community, we also do not have many foreclosures or short sales, which are also stimulating house sales in large cities.
2006 was a high point sales-wise in the Tri-Lakes area. September of '06 135 homes were closed. That dropped to 199 in 9/07; then 96 last year.
Call Joan for Shell Knob/Table Rock Lake Real Estate Information - 417-846-7128
Tri-Lakes Realtors 417-858-3344