Real estate in Blaine, MN in Anoka County is affordable and selling—though admittedly at a slower pace than most sellers would like. The third quarter numbers show area homes are staying on the market an average of 162 days. Single family homes are selling faster than townhomes/condos with an average of 154 CDOM (Cumulative Days on Market) verses 183 CDOM. And newly constructed homes are out pacing existing homes with 107 CDOM to 164 CDOM. The overall CDOM statistic for Blaine compares with other areas of the north metro like Lino Lakes with a 151 CDOM, Forest Lake with a 167 DOM and Ham Lake with 210 CDOM. (Links to statistical reports for these communities are listed below.)
Last year, homes in Blaine were selling a bit faster than other areas of Anoka County but the slowdown in existing sales seems to have overtaken this community as well. New Construction is a bright spot with homes selling at a brisk 107 CDOM and in less than 6 weeks in some price points.
Buyers looking at single family homes under $300,000 in Blaine have an inventory over 200 homes to choose from currently on the market. At a rate of 30 per month sold, the inventory is manageable. Looking at current inventory levels and the rate of sales for single family residential homes priced under $300,000, there is about 7 months of inventory as it stands today. This is up a bit from last year at this time when there was about 5-6 months of inventory at the same time period.
Higher price homes are selling faster than last year. Still, they have to compete with new construction for the buyers. Note that one third of the homes sold over $300,000 sold in the 3rd quarter are new construction. If you have a higher priced existing home on the market, be aware of the builder incentives being offered as they do affect your ability to sell.
The townhome and condominium market has exploded in Blaine and builders have pulled out all the stops bringing pricing down. There is considerably less new construction townhome inventory on the market with only about 8 months of inventory compared with nearly 3 years of inventory at this time last year. Existing townhome sellers still must make their prices very attractive even though some of the builders’ inventory is down. There are still a significant number of builders with new townhomes available in the same area and they are making deals as evidenced by their very low 40 CDOM compared with 183 CDOM for existing townhomes and condos.
3rd Quarter Blaine residential real estate statistics for single family homes:
Under $300,000~ 222 Active Listings, 36 Pending Listings, 95 Sold Listings, 152 CDOM (New Construction Subgroup 17 Active, 2 Pending, 6 Sold, 167 CDOM )
$300,000-$400,000 ~ 51 Active Listings, 8 Pending Listings, 28 Sold Listings, 143 CDOM (New Construction Subgroup 15 Active, 5 Pending, 10 Sold, 49 CDOM)
$400,000-$500,000 ~ 26 Active Listings, 3 Pending Listings, 9 Sold Listings, 135 CDOM (New Construction Subgroup 8 Active, 3 Pending, 3 Sold, 44 CDOM)
$500,000-$1,000,000~ 47 Active Listings, 4 Pending Listings, 4 Sold Listings, 285 CDOM (New Construction Subgroup 12 Active, 2 Pending, 2 Sold, 77 CDOM)
$1,000,000 and Up ~ 1 Active Listings, 0 Pending Listings, 0 Sold Listings (New Construction Subgroup 0 Active, 0 Pending, 0 Sold)
3rd Quarter Blaine residential real estate statistics for townhomes and condos:
Under $300,000~ 143 Active Listings, 26 Pending Listings, 64 Sold Listings, 183 CDOM (New Construction Subgroup 36 Active, 5 Pending, 18 Sold, 40 CDOM)
$300,000-$400,000 ~ 33 Active Listings, 1 Pending Listings, 0 Sold Listings (New Construction Subgroup 10 Active, 1 Pending, 0 Sold )
$400,000-$500,000 ~ 11 Active Listings, 0 Pending Listings, 0 Sold Listings (New Construction Subgroup 6 Active, 0 Pending, 0 Sold)
$500,000-$1,000,000~ 11 Active Listings, 0 Pending Listings, 0 Sold Listings (New Construction Subgroup 1 Active, 0 Pending, 0 Sold)
For additional information on any current Blaine real estate listing or for additional information on buying a home in Blaine contact Teri Eckholm directly at 651-336-7073.
**All Statistical information based on information from the REGIONAL MULTIPLE LISTING SERVICE of MINNESOTA, INC. for the period of 7/1/08 through 9/30/08.
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