First Quarter Stats, 2009…Compared

I thought it would be interesting to compare the first quarter sales numbers to the previous three years. The table is below with 2009 at the bottom.

YearTotal
Sales
Average
Price
Median
Price
DOM
2006157205,481191,00072
2007137231,876216,00095
2008127210,960199,900112
200995218,541205,00088

I would have liked to go back further but beyond 2006 the MLS numbers become somewhat unreliable for Mat-Su statistics because the Anchorage and Valley had separate MLS systems at that time.

I don’t know quite what to make of these numbers…but it is what it is…

Total sales are definitely down, but average prices are up and DOM, (days on market), is shorter. Anyone else care to make sense of these numbers for me?

This representation is based in whole or in part on data supplied by, and to, the subscribers of Alaska Multiple Listing Service, Inc. (AK MLS, Inc.). AK MLS, Inc. does not guarantee nor is it in any way responsible for its accuracy. Data maintained by AK MLS, Inc. is for its own use and may not reflect all real estate activity in the market.