Summer is in full swing. We are enjoying the wonderful weather hiking, biking, boating or one of the many outdoor concerts and events. Vail is installing new lifts and building new lodges as part of their one year, $50 million investment combining Park City and Canyons Resort into the largest ski resort in the US. Furthermore, Deer Valley has closed on their purchase of Solitude, and ONE Wasatch effort to unite all six resorts continues to move forward. All in all, its a very exciting time.
Along with that we are happy to announce that the number of closed sales and total dollar volume for this first half of 2015 are the highest since 2007. While prices are certainly not back to the market highs of 2007 our market is steady. The total number of closed sales, year-to-date, for the entire market area was nine percent higher than the first two quarters of 2014 and was the highest first half of any year since 2007. Along with that, the total dollar volume was up 11 percent and the median sales price continued to trend upward on a gentle curve in most areas. In fact today's median sales price is the same as June 2006 and July 2010.
INVENTORY: Following the national trend, inventory levels throughout Park City are still very low, with only 1,170 total listings available as of June 30, down 8.5 percent from 1,270 in 2014. At this current absorption rate we have a 6.6 month supply.
PENDED SALES: For the first 6 months of the year, pended sales reached their highest level since 2006 with just over 900 contracts written.
SINGLE FAMILY HOME SALES: The median sales price for a single family home within the city limits has remained close to $1.34 million over the past twelve months, while the average price has actually come down 11 percent. Overall sales in the Prospector neighborhood increased significantly with an increase of 89 percent in transactions, almost double the number of sales compared to the previous four quarters. Sales price climbed eight percent, reaching $700,000.
CONDOMINIUM TRENDS: Condominium sales are up nine percent over the previous 12 months and we have seen a 14 percent overall increase in median sales price in the entire market area. Again, sales in Prospector had the highest jump in number of sales, also with a median sales price increase reaching $132,000. Lower Deer Valley is showing signs of recovery with more than double the number of sales along with a 15 percent median sales price increase to $735,000. The Canyons area, with its wide-ranging property types, was up 41 percent in the number of sales over the previous four quarters with a median sales price of $389,000. Jeremy Ranch showed an increase of activity with 58 percent more sales than the previous four quarters and a price increase to $535,000.
VACANT LAND SALES: The number of Vacant Land sales for the entire market area was slightly higher than the previous four quarters and lot prices increased 10 percent in median sales price. The Jordanelle area continued to grow with lot sales up 21 percent.
GOLF COMMUNITIES: With 75 closed transactions since January, Promontory had the highest number of sales with a median sales price of about $1.56 million. Red Ledges is also going strong with 43 closed sales.
If you own property, this might be a very good time to get a market analysis to consider your options. Our market is showing a good solid, steady growth. Inventory remains very tight. For those looking to buy, multiple offers are still quite common in high demand neighborhoods so it is important to be well qualified and responsive.