There are mixed signals in King County with average sales price up and average list price down but is the same true in Denny Blaine and the surrounding Central Seattle area? According to the Northwest Multiple Listing Service (NWMLS), the average residential list price in King County is down from May 2013, while the average sales price has increased. The average residential list price last month was $792,925, down from $813,502 in May of 2013, while the average closed sales price was $541,294 up from $501,145 in 2013. There were 3,789 new residential listings that hit the market in May 2014 compared to 3,521 in 2013. This recent uptick in inventory may be one of the factors causing the average asking price to decrease, but the Denny Blaine and its surrounding area does not seem to support this theory…
When looking at Central Seattle, the area that includes not only Denny Blaine real estate but homes for sale from Montlake to Leschi and everything in between (including Capitol Hill), the active residential listings are down from last May from 150 to 140 this May. As in the rest of King County, the average list price is also down from $1,746,083 to $1,609,493, but unlike King County the average sales price is also down in the area that includes Denny Blaine: dropping $975,857 to $784,780. Looking deeper in the numbers, last May was a exceptionally strong month for luxury home sales and this alone is the major cause of the large swing in average sales price. Six homes sold in May 2013 for over $2,500,000 while there was zero sales for over $2,500,000 in May 2014. Last May’s sales in Central Seattle are even more impressive considering there were only 17 sales over $2,500,000 for the entire year and six of them were in May. Last May’s real estate sales included the highest sale of the year: a 8,000+ sq ft view home in Denny Blaine that sold for $6,500,000 (pictured below). Despite a very strong May last year, luxury sales are still stronger in 2014 (9 sales in 2014 vs 8 sales in 2013 through May over $2.5 million).
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Statistics in blog were gathered from the NWMLS, but the: Statistics not compiled or published by the Northwest Multiple Listing Service.