Group One Sotheby’s International Realt

Group One Sotheby’s International Realty April Market Report http://ow.ly/tzCp50bnX9f

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Group One Sotheby’s International Realt

Group One Sotheby’s International Realty Market Report – FIRST QUARTER COMPARISON     It’s hard to predict the future from the first quarter results.  Sales were tepid, although slightly (2%) higher than in the first quarter last year.  Snow, ice, and frigid temperatures took their toll on the market but, thanks to longer closing times in new home sales, we survived our worst winter weather in decades.  Resale closings were almost 5% lower than they were in the first qu… http://ow.ly/A1ix50aKfiX

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Group One Sotheby’s International Realt

Group One Sotheby’s International Realty February Market Report http://ow.ly/2nsq50a6CGa

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Group One Sotheby’s International Realt

Group One Sotheby’s International Realty Market Report – EARLY RETURNS SHOW PROMISE January results for the Ada County residential market have continued the trends in 2016.  Unit sales this January were up almost 14% over last January.  Average sales prices for the trailing twelve months increased 6.5%. Inventory was slightly lower than it was at the end of last January, which was the low mark for the year. New construction is making headway: 22% of all homes sold this … http://ow.ly/NFso509sw3f

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Group One Sotheby’s International Realt

Group One Sotheby’s International Realty Market Report – 2016 YEAR END MARKET REPORT Would you have believed it if, at the beginning of the year, we had predicted that Ada County home sales would increase by14% and yet prices would increase by only 6%?  Wouldn’t it make more sense that a double-digit increase in demand would produce a double-digit increase in price? And what about inventory? If we had said that we would go through the year with little more than one mont… http://ow.ly/wZ5O508w2Tm

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Group One Sotheby’s International Realt

Group One Sotheby’s International Realty Market Report – A BUMP IN NOVEMBER Ada County results in November took a huge jump with 40% more units sold than last November, 38% in resale homes and 41% in new homes.  The market for the trailing twelve months is up in unit sales by 13.5%, 8.5% in resale properties and 41% in new home sales. As a result, there are only 32 days of resale and finished new home inventory.  At this point, it looks like the only thing that will slo… http://ow.ly/5lt1507myHF

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Don’t Live With the Blinds Closed #TalkToEachOther

Thanks, Laurie, for putting into words what has thus far eluded me. Our common ground seems so far away right now. As I open to the necessary dialog in search of this basis I will remind myself that ‘we the people’ have the power and obligation to find our true selves. Is this still a strong nation by virtue of our diversity, our freedom of thought? Will we find a willingness to retrieve the responsibility to protect and help our neighbors, as well as strangers? Are the weak, the young and the old still valued as the very fabric that makes us great?

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I always smile when I think about what inspires me to write about each week. Right now, I am in Seattle for a few days, staying at a friend’s house in a lovely, wooded neighborhood. The blinds are closed. I don’t get it, either. The backyard is a beautiful, lush environment that would inspire an artist to paint, a poet to write, a person to take up meditating.

But the blinds are closed.

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I don’t know about you, but I feel as if this past week has shown the world that America lives with the blinds closed. Many Americans clearly did not and do not understand the concerns of other Americans in different regions of our country.

I think we are going to open the blinds now.

We must take a long, deep look at what happened. We must make sure America remains a safe place to live, to speak…

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October 2016 Market Report – A LITTLE BI

October 2016 Market Report – A LITTLE BIT SLOWER NOW? The chart below shows the percentage improvement this year-to-date over last year-to-date for each month of closings (blue line) and pendings or contracts in escrow (green line). As you can see, the level of closings has ended up about where we started in January with most months higher than the beginning and ending points. Pendings, or future closings, were higher every month until trending down at the end of Octobe… http://ow.ly/QURC506nC24

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September 2016 Market Report – THIRD QUA

September 2016 Market Report – THIRD QUARTER REPORT September’s closings in Ada County were up 23% over the same month last year, one of the largest same month gains this year. Pending contracts, signed and in escrow, were 22% higher than they were at the same time last year, an optimistic note for the future. Inventory is down 11% compared to this time last year, leaving us with 2.4 months of homes: 1.9 months of resale homes and 4.4 months of new homes. However, as we… http://ow.ly/yoGR505oaqT

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August Market Report – AUGUST IS EVEN HO

August Market Report – AUGUST IS EVEN HOTTER Ada County closings this August topped closings last August by 16%, considerably higher than the year-to-date improvement of 11%, primarily due to a surge in new homes sales: resale closings were 6% higher and new home closings were 77% higher than they were last August. Pending contracts – or contracts in escrow – were 25% higher at the end of this August than they were at the end of last August, mainly because pendings on n… http://ow.ly/K0BD504ho6t

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