Keller Williams Greater Seattle, Ben Kakimoto, Seattle Condo Agent

September 2018 Seattle Condo Market Update

By on October 17, 2018 in Market Updates, Real Estate with 0 Comments

Seattle Condo Market Update September 2018

While news reports extol falling Seattle home prices, and to an extent that is true, Seattle’s condo market bucked the trend in September. The citywide median sales price rose 10.52% year-over-year and 2.1% over the prior month to $515,000.

With the exception of the Queen Anne area, condo prices rose throughout the city (compared to the same period last year) with West Seattle, South Seattle and NW Seattle increasing by double-digits.

Though, that is not likely to last as we’re moving towards the slow season and inventory is increasing considerably.

Seattle Condo Median Price Change Percentage Sept 2018

Seattle Condo Median Sales Price Sept 2018

The number of active Seattle condo listings for sale in the MLS increased by 164% over last September to 616 units. To provide some perspective, this is the most units for sale since April of 2012…the condo market had bottomed out in February 2012.

As a result, the inventory supply rate rose to 2.8-months of supply, on the cusp of transitioning from a seller’s market to a balanced / neutral market environment. Typically, a market with 3-6 months inventory is considered a balance market, while a buyer’s market would exhibit more than 6 months of inventory.

Seattle Condo Market Activity Sept 2018

Seattle Condo Inventory Supply Rate Sept 2018

The number of pending sales transactions, or listings with accepted offers, improved over August by 11% to 233 units. Though, that still trails last September by 21.8%.

Seattle Condo Pending Sales Sept 2018

The number of closed Seattle condo sales dipped to 170 units reflecting a 32.3% year-over-year and 23.4% one-month reduction, respectively.

Seattle Condo Closed Sales Sept 2018

With a greater number of listings available, it could portend continued sales velocity as we close out the year. And, with increased inventory, the market will reflect lower prices providing buyers with better purchase opportunities.

Seattle Condo Market Update Stats Sept 2018

Source: NWMLS. Some figures were independently compiled by SeattleCondosAndLofts.com and were not published by the Northwest Multiple Listing Service.
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About the Author: Ben Kakimoto is a Seattle condo and urban real estate marketing & listing specialist. Contact Ben to learn more about the Seattle condo and loft real estate market or about buying or selling a Seattle area condo. Find Ben on Google+, Twitter and Facebook. .

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