Home Sales & Prices
The total number of homes sold in the last 12 months was 534 compared to 556 the prior 12 months. Within the Park City city limits, homes increased by two sales, or 1%, with 166 homes sold in the last year compared to 164 sales the year before. Homes sold in the Snyderville Basin were down by 7%, or 26 sales, from 394 to 368.
The comparison of median sold prices shows us that home prices deceased 5% within Park City city limits, but went up a whopping 25% in the Snyderville Basin. Median prices in town went from $2,000,000 to $1,907,750, and from $954,475 to $1,195,000 in the Snyderville Basin. That means there was an average uptick of approximately 10% for our areas.
Condo Sales & Prices
The total number of condos sold increased from 649 sales between August 2016 and July 2017 to 653 between August 2017 and July 2018. Condominium sales within the city limits were up by 6%, or 20 sales, while condo sales in the Snyderville Basin fell by 16 sales, which is a 5% decrease from the previous year.
Median prices of condos had a healthy increase of $117,000 or 17% in town and a more modest increase of 6% (about $27,500) in the Basin. That makes for an average of about 11.5% between Park City and the Snyderville Basin.
Land Sales & Prices
The totals of Park City and Snyderville Basin vacant land sales went up the last 12 months compared to the prior 12 months -- a very modest 3 sales/2%. But, when we break it down, there was a remarkable upsurge in sales in the city limits, from 18 to 31; a 72% increase! Lot sales in Snyderville Basin decreased 6% or 10 sales.
Overall, median lot prices showed a marked increase of 13% -- both 13% in city limits, and 13% in the Snyderville Basin. This roughly translates to an increase of median lot price in Park City of $98,000 and about $55,500 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 101 days, on average. Meanwhile, the current inventory of properties for sale in Park City is staying on the market an average of seven and a half months without selling. So what’s going on?
Left side graph: The silver bar shows that homes that are selling are taking 101 days on average to sell. The red bar shows the average days on the market of the actively listed homes in the Park City is 158 days. From this we may conclude when property owners price their properties correctly, they can expect to sell them in approximately 100 days, on average. However, when they over-price them, they can reasonably expect that their properties will be on the market for at least five months without selling. But that's only part of the story . . .
Right side graph: The red bar on this graph shows the cumulative days on the market when properties are relisted (either with the same Realtor or a different one), after not selling during their initial and, in some instances, subsequent listing periods. When you add up the total days on the market of properties that have not sold, considering multiple listing time frames, when applicable, the days on the market without selling climb to 228 days, on average. That is almost eight 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.