Saturday, July 26, 2008

Coon Rapids, MN Real Estate Market Statistics Mid-Year 2008

In spite of the real estate slow down Coon Rapids continues to evolve as it has for over 150 years. It has changed from the community’s humble beginnings of a dirt road farm community to the 9th largest city and 5th largest suburb in the state of Minnesota. The affects of the real estate market change on Coon Rapids is tempered by its convenient location to downtown Minneapolis and its easy access to Interstate 35, Hwy 65 and Hwy 47/10 for a commute to a lakeside cabin. Coon Rapids is a community with something for everyone: encompassing 23 square miles it boasts several neighborhood and regional parks, indoor and outdoor ice skating rinks, softball and baseball fields, tennis courts, hiking and biking trails, swimming pools, a golf course, and two major regional shopping developments.

Like its neighbors Blaine and Andover, the residential real estate construction boom in Coon Rapids during the past decade has slowed but not stopped making new and existing home purchase opportunities very affordable. Conveniently between Anoka and Blaine, it is connected by Highway 10 just north of the Twin Cities, Coon Rapids is an attractive location for both business and residential development. The entire community of Coon Rapids is served by one school district; Anoka Hennepin District #11.

Real estate in Coon Rapids, MN in Anoka County is affordable and selling—though admittedly at a slower pace than most sellers would like. In the first six months of 2008, numbers show single family homes are staying on the market an average of 143 cumulative days or just under 5 months. But when broken down to single family homes versus townhomes/ condos, the single family homes have a 127 average CDOM while townhomes/condos are taking nearly two months longer with a 180 CDOM.

Cumulatively inventory levels of single family homes in Coon Rapids are selling in a reasonable timeframe and approximately 9-10 months of inventory. Inventory levels for homes under $200,000 are a much more manageable 7 months. While the total town homes and condos in all price ranges are struggling high inventory levels that won’t sell out for 18 months if no more properties are listed.

As Coon Rapids’ real estate is for the most part moderately priced, it should adjust to the changed market relatively quickly but its significant condo/townhome market will take time to recover as it continues to compete with new townhome developments in the neighboring communities such as Blaine.
1st Quarter Coon Rapids residential real estate statistics for single family homes:

Under $200,000~ 160 Active Listings, 15 Pending Listings, 131 Sold Listings, CDOM 115

$200,000-$300,000 ~ 126 Active Listings, 6 Pending Listings, 59 Sold Listings, CDOM 132

$300,000-$400,000 ~ 31 Active Listings, 1 Pending Listings, 15 Sold Listings, CDOM 210

$400,000 and up ~ 14 Active Listings, 0 Pending Listings, 3 Sold Listings, CDOM 190


1st Quarter Coon Rapids residential real estate statistics for townhomes and condos:

Under $200,000~ 207 Active Listings, 15 Pending Listings, 82 Sold Listings, CDOM 170

$200,000-$300,000 ~ 33 Active Listings, 2 Pending Listings, 7 Sold Listings, CDOM 296

$300,000-$400,000 ~, 6 Active Listings, 0 Pending Listings, 0 Sold Listings, CDOM N/A

**All Statistical information based on information from the REGIONAL MULTIPLE LISTING SERVICE of MINNESOTA, INC. for the period of 1/1/08 through 6/30/08.


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