July 2010

There are 2 blog entries for July 2010.

I thought it would be interesting to take a look at the homes currently for sale in Ada County and see what kind of percentages the foreclosures make up.

There's 3551 homes for sale in Ada County (Boise, Meridian, Eagle, Kuna, Star).  1029 are short sales (29%) and 348 are bank-owned (10%).

Of that 29% that make up the short sales in Ada County, 31% are "contingent".  That means they have at least one offer on the property and are in the several month time-frame for lender approval.

This first graph shows the percentages of homes that are short sales by MLS area.  The areas with the lowest percentages of short sales are Garden City, NE Boise, N Boise, and SE Boise.  The highest areas are Star, Kuna, and SW Meridian.

Percentage of Homes for Sale that are Short Sales

For bank-owned (REOs)

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As would be expected, Boise Idaho real estate sales surged again in June as the final push for closings came to an end before the tax credit deadline (Note: Congress did approve the closing extension time-frame to 9/30/2010 . The April 30, 2010 deadline for a executed contract is still in place).

Boise Idaho real estate sales were up about 17% with 349 closings in June verses 292 last year.  This is the eighth consecutive month of home sales surpassing the previous year.  Below you can see how monthly home sales in 2010 have compared to 2009.

While there's been more real estate sales in Boise, a larger percentage of those sales have been foreclosures.  In June, 39% of the sales were foreclosures compared to 26% last year.  The graph below charts

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