They look a lot like last year. Here are the numbers. Data is take from the NWMLS.
The biggest difference I see is days on the market, it is up form 139 to 202 – that is two additional months of market time- almost seven months total. That is long haul for sellers.
And yes, prices are down, price per square foot is down and average sale price is down. However, on the island, with such a wide range in sale prices from the 200 hundred thousand up to six million, those numbers are hard to lump together.
What I am hearing from other agents is what I have been feeling “it has been a slow start.” I think we all hoped for a swifter 2009, but even with the low interest rates and first time buyer’s credit, consumer confidence and unemployment still loom overhead.