Wasilla Real Estate Statistics for August 25-31, 2009

Echo Lake, Palmer Alaska

I couldn’t help posting this view of Echo Lake taken on my way home tonight. The cranberry leaves are turning red and the moon is full. OK…lets talk about numbers now.

The following table shows the statistics for the last week of August, 2009. Activity is relatively high. People want to get into homes before winter, they also want to lock in the low interest rates, and they want to close before November 30 to get their tax rebate.


Average Price Median Price DOM
New 29 $265,266 $224,000 .
Total Active 925 $286,744 $239,000 141
Pending 26 $201,437 $186,750 105
Closed 31 $225,713 $205,000 109</strong

The inventory is dropping while people snatch up the good houses with low interest rates. I had a couple buy a house this week because they are leaving for a three year overseas assignment. They are sure that interest rates will not be favorable when they return so they want to lock them in now.

Another client was quoted 5.25% today for a 30 year fixed conventional loan. That is a very good rate. If interest rates go up to 6.25% they will only be able to buy a $180,000 house instead of a $200,000 home. If you don’t think interest rates are going up, read this. It’s only a matter of time.

Based on information from AK MLS, Inc. for the period but not compiled or published by AK MLS, Inc. Data maintained by AK MLS, Inc. may not reflect all real estate activity in the market.