The latest statistics from the Southern Indiana Realtors Association are hot off the presses. Here is the latest comparison of residential homes sold & closed from January 1 - October 31, 2006 vs. the same time period in 2007.
Residential Sold & Closed 3,053 3,074
Average Sales Price $140,216 $138,413
Median Sales Price $123,000 $124,295
A number of areas in the United States are suffering from terrible real estate markets. SOUTHERN INDIANA IS NOT! While we would prefer to have exlposive growth in the number of sales and sales prices, we are very thankful to have a real estate market with such stability. For months at Schuler Bauer, we have maintained the opinion, in spite of reports to the contrary, that it's still a great time to buy and sell Southern Indiana real estate. We too could buy in to the misconception that the market is down, however, the numbers do not lie. If it's all the same, we'll just stick by the facts.
COO, Schuler Bauer Real Estate Services
When the local media had questions about the real estate market in our area, who did they call? Our own D.J. Hines, of course! It should come as no surprise. In addition to being a Schuler Bauer owner, our CFO, an Indiana Real Estate Commsissioner, real estate developer and entrepreneur, D.J. has spent the past 27 years observing our local real estate market.
The news story aired on Friday, November 2, 2007. The story below appeared on WAVE3.com:
WAVE 3 Investigates: Home foreclosures rates in the Louisville area
By Shayla Reaves
LOUISVILLE (WAVE) -- The mortgage crisis is hitting parts of Kentuckiana extremely hard. Even though you might be on time with your payments, foreclosures in your neighborhood means that your property value goes down. WAVE 3's Shayla Reaves investigates the ripple effects.
It doesn't matter if you've got a good rate and follow the rules. Foreclosure can hit home for anyone. Carol Richardson always dreamed of owning her own home. But after 11 years, she's about to lose the home she shared with her husband Jack. He died unexpectedly and now Carol can't afford the mortgage payment on her own. Carol estimates she's two months away from foreclosure and losing it all. In the latest U.S. market statistics, Kentucky ranks 36th in the country when it comes to foreclosures -- that's one for every 809 homes in the state. It's a number that doesn't compare at all to Indiana. The Hoosier state ranks in the top ten with one...