Kansas City’s difficult market conditions

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KC For Your Information

Appraisal Richard Cunningham Informs.
Kansas CityMetropolitan AreaKansas Cityis experiencing difficult market conditions. Residential inventory levels remain high and new construction has slowed dramatically. Property values have stabilized from 2010. Job losses and declining consumer confidence have contributed to a general contraction in the real estate market.  Inventory levels are at historic highs and are still increasing as the absorption gradually decline.  Markets in most areas priced below $250000 had flat to slightly depreciation trends for the last two years. Real estate markets from $250,000 to $500,000 had experienced declining sales activity but stable prices for the last two years. The markets above $500,000 had the lowest sales activity, along with a steady decline in sales prices. The historically low mortgage rates, have created a favorable buying environment for those with a job and good credit Consumer confidence and job security are at a low point not witnessed in years.STATISTICAL SNAPSHOT

Today                     One year ago                        Change

Unemployment                              8.2                               9.2                                   -10.9%

Months of Supply                           9.6                           12.74                                 +24.6%

Annual Sales Volume                14227                          16803                                 -16.4%

Average Sales Price               $130383                      $131902                                -0.01%

Average Days on Market              109                               111                                -0.02%


Looking Forward

It is anticipated thatKansas Citywill remain a buyer’s market for the foreseeable future. The low prices are attracting more buyers and this includes investors. The key ingredient to this market recovery will be job growth.  MetroKansas Cityis a diversified economy including trade, transportation, utilities, education and health services.

This is 2011 year end update on the Kansas Cityeconomy and quarterly updates will be sent in the future. Cunningham Appraisal can provide market value appraisals for your undecided clients, reducing the PMI and protesting the valuation with the county.

If we can be of assisstance please call 913-339-9321 or email rick@cunninghamappraisal.com




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