West Murrieta Market Report
Inventory: New Listings & Sales
This last view of the market combines monthly inventory of Properties for sale along with New Listings and Sales. The graph shows the basic annual seasonality of the market as well as the relationship between these items. The number of New Listings in August 2018 was 83, down -6.7% from 89 last month and up 9.2% from 76 in August of last year.
August property sales were 55, down from 59 in August of 2017 and equal to 0.0% 55 sales last month. August 2018 sales were at a mid level compared to August of 2017 and 2016. August YTD sales of 465 are running -6.1% behind last year's year-to-date sales of 495.
The median sales price in August was $405,000, up 6.6% from $379,900 in August of 2017 and down -1.2% from $410,000 last month. The average sales price in August was $406,984, up 1.7% from $400,190 in August of 2017 and down -1.0% from $411,098 last month. August 2018 ASP was at highest level compared to August of 2017 and 2016.
The average Days On Market (DOM) shows how many days the average property is on the market before it sells. An upward trend in DOM tends to indicate a move towards more of a buyer's market, a downward trend a move towards more of a seller's market. The DOM for August was 36, up from 28 days last month and up from 19 days in August of last year. The August 2018 DOM was at its highest level compared with August of 2017 and 2016.
Selling Price Per Square Foot
The selling price per square foot is a great indicator for the direction of property values. Since median sales price and average sales price can be impacted by the 'mix' of high or low end properties in the market, the selling price per square foot is a more normalized indicator on the direction of property values. The August 2018 selling price per square foot of $214 was up 2.4% from $209 last month and up 9.2% from $196 in August of last year.
Selling Price vs Listing Price
The selling price vs listing price reveals the average amount that sellers are agreeing to come down from their list price. The lower the ratio is below 100% the more of a buyer's market exists, a ratio at or above 100% indicates more of a seller's market. The August 2018 selling price vs list price of 98.6% was down from 98.7% last month and down from 99.0% in August of last year.