Home Sales & Prices
The total number of homes sold in the last 12 months was 523 compared to 517 the prior 12 months. Within the Park City city limits, homes increased by 19 sales, or 12%, with 160 homes sold in the last year compared to 179 sales the year before. Homes sold in the Snyderville Basin experienced a decrease; from 357 to 344.
The comparison of median sold prices shows us that home prices increased 3% within Park City city limits and went up 5% in the Snyderville Basin. Median prices in town went from $1,922,750 to $1,975,000, and from $1,200,000 to $1,265,000 in the Snyderville Basin. That means there was an average uptick of approximately 4% for our areas.
Condo Sales & Prices
The total number of condos sold remained steady at 626 sales between October 2017 and September 2018 and between October 2018 and September 2019. Condominium sales within the city limits dropped from 333 to 318, but in Snyderville Basin they went up from 293 to 308.
Median prices of condos had an decrease of $29,500 or 4% in town and an increase of 4% (about $20,000) in the Basin. That makes for an average 0% change average between Park City and the Snyderville Basin condominium median sold prices.
Land Sales & Prices
Vacant land sales in Park City city limits had a significant drop of 38%. The period of October 2017 to September 2018 saw 32 sales, while the more recent 12-month period saw 20. Lot sales also went down in Snyderville Basin, going from 152 to 99, which is -35% or 65 fewer sales.
Overall, median lot prices showed an average increase of 3.5% -- a 7% increase in city limits, and an 0% increase in the Snyderville Basin. This roughly translates to an increase of median lot price in Park City of $67,500 and and no change in Snyderville Basin.
Average Time on the Market of Closed Home Sales vs. Active Home Listings
When properties are priced correctly, based upon recent comparable sales, they sell in an average of 112 days. Meanwhile, the current inventory of properties for sale in Park City is staying on the market an average of almost 8 months without selling. So what’s going on?
The silver bar on this graph shows that homes that are selling are taking an average of 112 days to sell. The red bar shows the cumulative days on the market for listed homes that have not sold. The average number of days on the market without selling is 238. That is almost 8 months on the market without selling.
Many factors impact why one property sells over another. They include location, views, the age, and condition of a property, upgrades, and so forth, but the number one factor is price. After more than 30 years of selling real estate in Park City, I have learned that there is a buyer for every property, at a certain price.
If you’re thinking of selling your property, realize that selling a home is a hassle. You must keep your home clean and in "ready to show" condition at a moment's notice. Nobody wants to be inconvenienced for eight months or more, especially with no sale to show for all the effort. When you decide to list your property, choose a price that will result in a sale within a reasonable time.