Home Sales & Prices
The total number of homes sold in the last 12 months was 528 compared to 563 the prior 12 months. Within the Park City city limits, homes decreased by 13 sales, or 8%, with 159 homes sold in the last year compared to 172 sales the year before. Homes sold in the Snyderville Basin were down by 6%, or 22 sales, from 391 to 369.
The comparison of median sold prices shows us that home prices increased 3% within Park City city limits, and went up 23% in the Snyderville Basin. Median prices in town went from $1,900,000 to $1,950,000, and from $970,000 to $1,195,000 in the Snyderville Basin. That means there was an average uptick of approximately 13% for our areas.
Condo Sales & Prices
The total number of condos sold dropped from 649 sales between September 2016 and August 2017 to 644 between September 2017 and August 2018. Condominium sales within the city limits were up by 5%, or 16 sales, while condo sales in the Snyderville Basin fell by 21 sales, which is a 7% decrease from the previous year.
Median prices of condos had an increase of $87,000 or 12% in town and an increase of 12% (about $57,000) in the Basin. That makes for an average 12% increase between Park City and the Snyderville Basin condominium median sold prices.
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 modest 7 sales/4%. 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 4% or 6 sales.
Overall, median lot prices showed a marked increase of 21% -- 26% in city limits, and 16% in the Snyderville Basin. This roughly translates to an increase of median lot price in Park City of $203,000 and about $70,000 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 102 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 102 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 162 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 229 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.