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Coeur d’Alene Real Estate Market Update – September

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Coeur d’Alene Real Estate Market Overview – September

The Coeur d’Alene Idaho Real Estate Market continues to be healthy. Here in North Idaho prices increased, albeit at a slower pace than in years past. Mortgage interest rates remain low. Our biggest challenge is keeping enough inventory to keep up with demand. New construction is booming, but the lack of skilled labor and the number of developed lots have capped growth. New construction accounted for 22% of local home sales through Sept 2019, which is unchanged from this time last year.

NATIONAL UPDATE

On the National level, the August Existing-Home Sales increased 1.3% from last month and 2.6% from this time last year. Similarly, we saw a year-over-year increase in the Median Sales Price of 4.7% and inventories dropped to just a 4.3 month supply. A 6-month supply of homes for sale is considered a “Balanced Market” anything less is considered a “Seller’s Market” and anything more a “Buyer’s Market”.

KOOTENAI COUNTY UPDATE

The Coeur d’Alene Idaho Real Estate Market has witnessed similar trends. In comparison in the number of Coeur d’Alene Home Sales have stabilized with no growth over the last year. Median Home Prices increased more than the National Trend with a 9% increase year over year. Currently, the Median Home Price in Kootenai County (exiting home on less than 2 acres) is $305,000. Local inventories are down roughly 14.6% from this time last year with a 4.14 month supply available. Similar to the National Market, we remain firmly in a “Seller’s Market” currently.

COEUR D’ALENE WATERFRONT UPDATE

Lakefront sales have improved as well this year. The number of sales through September were down, but the Average Sold Prices increased by 4.9% to $823,290. These sales include all of the Lakes in the Coeur d’Alene Multiple Listing Service. (Coeur’dAlene Lake, Hayden Lake, Hauser Lake, Lake Pend Oreille, Fernan Lake, Spirit Lake, Spokane River, Twin Lakes …)

Call The Bennett Realty Group Today for any additional questions you may have or request one of our FREE Coeur d’Alene Relocation Guides or to a FREE analysis to find out what your home is worth. We look forward to hearing from you, and you are always welcome to Search ALL Current Area Listings on our website www.kbennett.com

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Kevin Bennett

Prior to moving to North Idaho in 2005, I spent over 15 years in commercial banking, specializing in Personal Trust and Investment Management. As a Vice President and Senior Trust Officer, I negotiated, on behalf of my clients, both purchases and sales of all types of real estate. My focus on proactive client communication and customer service earned me numerous awards in the field. My family and I had the good fortune to return to the area where I joined my father, Frank Bennett in what became a strategic partnership to deliver a high level of customer service to our real estate clients. At the Bennett Realty Group, we look forward to coming to work every day and meeting new people anxious to learn more about what North Idaho has to offer. Whether we are marketing a home to sell or finding the perfect fit for one of our Buying clients, they know that they can count on us to pay special attention to the details to a smooth transaction. We have developed a world class marketing initiatives and special Buyer tools to help our real estate clients achieve their goals. One's home usually represents a significant investment and with this in mind we take special care to educate, communicate and follow-up to ensure and reinforce a sound decision. Keller Williams Platinum Award - Bennett Realty Group - 2017 Coldwell Banker's President's Elite Award - 2007, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016 Coldwell Banker's President's Circle Award - 2008, 2010 & 2011 2007 Star Performer Award - #1 Sales Coldwell Banker Associate Locally #1 Sales Associate in Idaho for Coldwell Banker in 2010

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