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Oxford MI Home Sales- Trend or Anomaly?

Trend!

You can see from the charts below, the average sales price every month in 2013 beat the same month from the previous year.

oxford average sales price by month 2012 and 2013

When you compare 2012 to 2011 you can see the lines criss crossing, but 2012 prices were higher than 2011 more times than not.

oxford average sales price by month 2011 and 2012

When you compare 2010 and 2011 (below) you get a criss crossing but with 2010 coming out on top more than 2011 indicating 2010 through 2012 were stabilizing with improvement.

oxford average sales price by month 2010 and 2011

Prices have been increasing and more higher dollar homes have been selling. There has also been a huge reduction in distressed home sales (short sales and foreclosures). Distressed sales only made up about 25% of the total sales in 2012; in 2009 distresses sales made up 58% of the total sales in Oxford MI. Low inventory is also contributing to the rise in home prices. On Feb. 20, 2014 there were only 103 active listings- that’s about a 3 month inventory.

Prices have continued to escalate into 2014. January sales are up by a couple units, over a half million in volume and the average sales price is up a little over 3 1/2%. Hopefully this continues through the year and beyond.

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Oxford MI home sales – units, prices and total sales volume were up significantly (2013 over 2012). Unit sales in 2013 were up 16% from 2012. The average sales price was up 21% from 2012 and up 26% from 2011. Volume sales were up almost 22 million from 2012 and distressed sales were down significantly.

The lack of short sales and foreclosure sales have helped with the price increase as well as a very low inventory. On Jan. 18, 2014 there were only 116 active listings in Oxford and Oxford Township. In Jan. 2007 there was an average of 283 listings in Oxford.

I believe the prices will stabilize a bit as more home owners have enough equity to sell. But the inventory needs to probably triple. There are also more buyers than in the past- many who lost their home a few years ago are back in the market to purchase. Interest rates are still very low, qualifying many who might not be able to afford to live in Oxford if the rates were at 6 or 7%.

For a more accurate look at what your house may be worth you need to look more locally; I have a handful of subs and several lake communities linked below with current sales data.

Oakland County Neighborhoods

Oakland County Lakes

Below are some charts and graphs with Oxford MI/Oxford Township sales data.

Jackie Hawley
ReMax Encore, Clarkston MI
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Residential sales data from Realcomp MLS excluding lease transactions, condo and vacant land

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