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MARKETREPORT Overview of the Methow Valley Real Estate Market | 2016

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MARKET HIGHLIGHTS

YEAR-END 2016 OVERALL MARKET

18%

246

TRANSACTIONS 2016

122

INCREASE FROM 2015

TOTAL DOLLAR VOLUME

37%

114

SINGLE FAMILY TRANSACTIONS

282

VACANT LAND TRANSACTIONS

5%

SINGLE FAMILY/CONDO INVENTORY

AVG DAYS ON MARKET

HIGHEST HOME SALE LOWEST HOME SALE

$3,325,000 $81,500

AVERAGE SALE PRICE

MEDIAN SALE PRICE

SINGLE FAMILY CONDO

SINGLE FAMILY CONDO

25%

8%

TOTAL TRANSACTIONS

8%

$200K – $400K

SINGLE FAMILY

56%

OVER $600K

INTRODUCTION On behalf of our team of dedicated professionals at Windermere Real Estate/Methow Valley, we are pleased to present this market report for the 2016 year-end. In this report you will find information on the market segments making up the Methow Valley area. As a market leader we have developed a more dynamic report that sheds fresh light on the insights and trends that are shaping our real estate market. 2016 was a big year for the Methow Valley real estate market. Average and median home sale prices increased and sold at an average of 282 days on market.

MARKET OVERVIEW BY SEGMENT

Single Family, Condominium & Townhome Segment Northwest Multiple Listing Service reported $62,200,116 total sales during 2016, outgaining the prior year’s volume of $45,221,817 (2015) in total transactions for a 37% increase. Measured by dollars, last year’s sales of single family homes and condominiums/townhouses were valued at more than $45 million. Compared to 2015, that dollar volume represents a gain of nearly 22%. Last year’s completed sales included 122 single family homes and 3 condominiums/townhouses. The area-wide median price for last year’s sales of single family homes, condominiums, and townhouses was $270,000, improving on the previous year’s figure of $250,000 in 2015, (up nearly 8%). The overall market trends continued strong in 2016. The average and median sales prices increased with a 25% and 8% gain respectively. The majority of transactions took place in the $200,000 - $250,000 price range. The area with the most single family home transactions was Twisp. The average sales price for this area was $202,890. The shortage of inventory varied greatly by area and price range, however, single family inventory is up 5% compared to a year ago. Brokers continued to replenish inventory throughout 2016. The market appears to be positioned for continued growth throughout 2017.

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Vacant Land Segment The vacant land segment of the market shows a 39% gain. The MLS reported $10,839,048 in closed sales during 2016 outgaining the prior year’s volume of $7,655,300 (2015). Total vacant land sales consisted of 114 transactions, consisting of 74 sales $0 - $99,000, 27 sales $100,000-$199,000 and 13 sales $200,000-$400,000. The average days on market was 432 days. The area with the most vacant land sales was Mazama, the average price for this area was $94,518.

SALES DISTRIBUTED BY SEGMENT

SALES DISTRIBUTED BY PRICE

SINGLE FAMILY

50%

VACANT LAND

46%

31%

1%

CONDO/TOWNHOME

1%

FARM & RANCH

$100K – $200K

22%

COMMERCIAL

2%

UNDER $100K

32% 9% 6%

$200K – $400K

$400K – $600K

OVER $600K

LUXURY MARKET SPOTLIGHT The luxury segment of the market surged during this past year with an increase in the number of luxury transactions. Sales reported 14 transactions of single family homes priced at $600,000 or more, up 56% from the 2015 total of 9 luxury sales. Luxury inventory increased significantly, about 35%. The highest sale of the year was a single family home/ranch in Twisp and was marketed and sold by Windermere Real Estate/Methow Valley. Average Sale Price Above $600K:

$947,000

Highest Home Sale (2016):

$3.325M

Total Home Sales Above $600K:

62

SOLD l 881806 l List Price: $3,900,000

*The statistics used in this report are from the Northwest Multiple Listing Service (MLS). *This report does not go into detail on every segment of the market, but is intended to offer an overview of the general market conditions. Statistics are cumulative. *All statistics are supplied by sources that have been deemed reliable but are not guaranteed.

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313 E. Hwy 20, Box 1088 Twisp, WA 98856 Phone: 509-997-6562 email: methow@windermere.com www.WindermereMethow.com

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