This past year homes sold in higher numbers but at lower prices in Ham Lake, Minnesota a community synonymous with acreage properties. In this eastern Anoka County city home sales were up a whopping 36.8% in 2009. No doubt the first time home buyer credit got things moving after 2 years of lackluster sales activity. New listings were down pretty significantly at 12.7% less than in the previous year showing progressive movement toward a balanced market. The average days on the market dropped a few days to just below from 184 to 176, which is not significant. The average price of a home sold did drop quite a bit again this year. It is 15.8% lower than in 2008, combine that with an 11.7% drop in 2007, Ham Lake values have decreased over 25% in two years. Sellers need to be aware that buyers are looking for and buying acreage homes but don’t want to pay 2003-2007 prices.
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