Short sales have dropped significantly this year in Meridian by about 49%. In total, there were 306 short sales last year compared to only 144 sold to date in 2013. Short sales peaked last year in May at 38, and then dropped to their lowest in the last couple of months; 6 in October and 7 in November. The significant decline started last fall and continued to decrease with various peaks, but started to fall dramatically in the late summer of ’13.
Not only have the number of short sales declined in Meridian this year, but we are also seeing the same drop in the number of bank-owned and HUD home sales. As you can see in the graph below, in the last two years, bank-owned and HUD homes peaked at 35 in March of 2012, however in just one year they dropped to just 2 in March of this year. That is a 94% decline in 12 months short months. On average this year, bank-owned and HUD homes have dropped by 39%. This is slightly lower than the drop in short sales which have dropped by 49%.
The graph below gives a snap shot of the drop we’ve been seeing this year on the foreclosure rate in general. The most recent foreclosure rate in November was 10.2% of real estate sales. This reflects a 52% drop in just one year, compared to a 21.7% foreclosure rate in November the previous year. The decline shows the increased stability we’ve been seeing this year in the market not only in Meridian but also through the entire county. Also, the low rate has only varied slightly since early summer, varying between 10.3% and 6.7%.
The number of Meridian ID short sales has gone down compared to one year ago. In fact, according to the chart below, most months this year have either been under or posted the same number as in 2011, with a couple exceptions. For example, during the month of July there were 28 short sales; there were 20 in July 2011. Still, last year there was an average of 30 short sales in Meridian each month. And while the year isn’t quite over yet, the average for 2012 is 26.
While data shows Meridian ID short sales have gone down compared to one year ago, these types of sales exceed Meridian bank-owned and HUD properties. The graph below shows that most months had similar numbers, except for the summer months. It’s interesting to point out, though, that foreclosure sales were significantly down compared to traditional sales.
The foreclosure market share is also significantly smaller because Meridian ID short sales and bank-owned homes have slowed since 2011. You can see that since the month of June, foreclosures have consistently made up less than 25% of total sales. Those are numbers we haven’t seen since IMLS started collecting data in 2009.
Meridian Idaho short sales for 2011 were higher than 2010 for most of the year. The exceptions were June and July when 2011 short sales dropped below 2010 levels for the first time since January; and December 2011, when the number of Meridian Idaho short sales equalled 2010 totals.
In 2011, Meridian bank-owned properties declined from a high of 59 in May to a low of 31 in December. This is vastly different from 2010 when the number of bank-owned properties increased dramatically during the last two months of the year.
The market share of Meridian Idaho short sales and bank-owned properties (foreclosure properties) for 2011 were above 50% for January through April, dropping below 50% in May 2011 for the first time since November of 2010. The percentage of foreclosures stayed below 50% from May through the remainder of the year.
This trend in bank-owned and short sales in Meridian Idaho is dramatically illustrated in the graph below. As can be seen, beginning in May 2011, non-foreclosure sales vastly outnumbered foreclosures, sometimes by more than double.
Meridian short sales & bank-owned homes continue to have a strong influence in the market. In August, 51.9% of the real estate sales were foreclosure properties. This is about average for what we’ve seen over the last 8 months. The graph below shows the market share of Meridian foreclosures for 2010.
Meridian bank-owned sales continue to outpace Meridian short sales. The graph below breaks down the monthly sales between short sale, bank-owned, and non-foreclosure properties.
Existing home sales make up the bulk of the market activity. In August ’10, there were 36 new home sales verses 95 existing.
The overall median home price in August $161,004, this is down just slightly from a year ago ($163,099).