Wilderness Ranch 2015 Report

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The Annual review of Real Estate sales in Wilderness Ranch and East Boise County for the 2015 year and the 2016 Forecast.
By: Paul Heim & Darcelle Sander of The New View Team at Silvercreek Realty Group

News and Headlines: Idaho Ranks #1 in Job growth at 4.7%.  Boise makes headlines again for best places to live.  Want to learn how Boise ranked nationally for 50 various categories such as ‘Most Caring city’, to ‘Most Artistic Mid Size City’ to ‘Healthiest City for Women to live’?

Great article can be found here showing where we ranked. http://www.bvep.org/facts/national-accolades.aspx


Year at a Glance:

graph$0 – $69,999 = 9
$70,000 – $89,999 = 4
$90,000 – $99,999 = 2
$100,000 – $119,999 = 13
$120,000 – $159,999 = 9
$160,000 – $199,999 = 15
$200,000 – 249,999 = 14
$250,000 – 299,999 = 7
$300,000 – $399,999 = 4
$400,000 – $499,999 = 6
$500,000 – $599,000 = 2
$600,000 – 699,000 = 0
$700,000 – $799,999 = 1
$800,000 – $900,000 = 1

graph2East Boise County Statistics
Sales Price VS. List Price 96.5% of list price
Average Days on Market 109•    There were 89 home sales in 2015 out of 143 listings.   That is close to a 63% absorption rate and ahead of 2014 by 13%
•    Of which 3 were Short Sales
•    13 of the homes sold were Foreclosed or HUD Home sales (distressed) on par with 2014
•    5 Current Pending Sales as of Jan 21st 2016
•    Highest priced sale $825,000 in Rocky Canyon and lowest priced $40,000  with 800 sq ft in Clear Creek area
•    31 Active listings as of this report
•    Average Days on Market (DOM) 105 days
•    Average list price to actual sale price was only 3.5% difference

We were privileged to be part of the great sales in Wilderness Ranch in 2015 and we look forward to many more slated to close by Spring 2016.

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Wilderness Ranch Statistics

• There were 15 Home Sales out of a Total of 24 Listings. Plus counting 3 pending sales in 2015 that closed in January 2016 that is a 75% absorption rate
• One Short Sale
• 3 of the homes sold were Foreclosed or HUD (distressed) of which one is pending still
• 3 Current Pending Sales as of Jan 21th 2015
• Highest Priced sale was $389,900 and lowest priced sale was $110,300 (HUD Home)
• Average non distressed home value was $282,927 up from 2014 average of $236,356
• With a average price per square foot of $121.72 up from 2015 average $118.36
• Average list price to sale was around 2.2%
• Currently there are 3 active home listings
• Average DOM, 93 days

bannerGeneral News and Local Economic Forecast:
2016 Forecast:  The Treasure valley is expected to see continued growth in the Real Estate Market but not as robust as the previous year that experienced double digit gains in some areas.  However last year was a pretty exceptional year.  For 2016 expected growth rates of 6 to 7% are predicted for the Treasure Valley, and if that holds true, it validates we are moving into a more stable and sustainable market.

Activity seems to have started early this year.  In January we closed two properties in Wilderness Ranch and put four additional pending. Already seeing some song birds and robins in abundance so maybe nature is predicting an early spring.  That would be welcoming.  If you’re considering Selling we are recommending to start early this year.  If you would like a free evaluation and consultation of your property on how to prepare your home prior to selling then call or write anytime.  Always happy to help.  We invest a lot into the community and want you to get the best back.

Interest rates are still being held low artificially, but consensus is we will see mortgage interest rates climb this year to around 5% to 5.25% which historically is still very low.  However if you were thinking of refinancing, this spring would be a good time if you have been procrastinating.

We are always easy to reach, so write or call. Often we may be driving up in the hills in Boise County but leave a message and we will always respond back quickly.

To stay up to speed remember to visit Idaho Mountain Real Estate and for Boise County in general visit homes in boise county and if you get a chance stop in and please give us a like on facebook www.facebook.com/WildernessRanchHomes .

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