Shaking the Winter Real Estate Blues

I ran comparisons this morning just to see how the Holland, Michigan real estate market did in 2009 as compared to 2008. I also wanted see how I did personally in 2009. I already know I did better this year than last, but I’m slowing down now as the West Michigan real estate market tends to be quite seasonal, and I figured I could use a pick me up. To view all the current Holland, MI real estate listings visit my Holland Michigan Real Estate web site.
 
To date, there have been 1,155 homes sold in Holland and Zeeland, Michigan this year alone. This represents a 4.14% increase in homes sold over last year. There were 1,109 homes sold between January 1, 2008 and December 17, 2008. However, the 2009 Holland-Zeeland home sales volume to date totals $152,959,933 as compared to a volume of $179,462,450 in the same period last year. These numbers represent a 14.8 percent decline from 2008 to 2009.

Of the homes sold in Holland and Zeeland this year, the median home sold was a 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 1,269 square foot home that listed at $114,500 and sold for $106,500. On average in 2009, homes sold for 93 percent of list price. For the same dates in 2008, the median home sold in the Holland, Zeeland area was a 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 1,296 square foot home, that listed at $132,000 and sold for $128,000. Homes sold for 97 percent of list price during this time period in 2008.

This data indicates there was a 16.8 percent drop in the median Holland-Zeeland home sales price in 2009 over 2008. That statistic taken alone is a little discouraging, but the number of homes sold increased overall and this is a positive sign for the West Michigan real estate market. Hopefully this news brings good cheer to all those keeping an eye on the West Michigan market as we head into 2010. To find West Michigan Home Sales in your own neighborhood visit my web site.
 
As for my personal performance in 2009, my numbers outshine the overall West Michigan real estate market. Selling 193% more in volume from January 1, 2009 through December 1, 2009 as compared to that same time period last year, I nearly doubled my home sales in 2009 from 2008. I think this might be enough to shake my winter real estate blues and help me begin work in 2010 with renewed determination.

 

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