Brookside Home Sales Report-March 2022

The number of available homes for sale in Brookside keeps shrinking. New listings priced under $500K are barely on the market for 48 hours. And with rising interest rates, some potential sellers may decide to stay put instead of buying something else with a much higher monthly payment due to rising rates. So, let’s take a look at the numbers:

March 2022March 2021
Median list price:$481,000$427,400
Median sales price:$512,500$430,000
No. homes sold: 20 26
Days on market: 2 2

The lowest closed price last month was $276,000 and the highest was $1,075,000–and that was $25K over the list price! Prices are up 19% compared to March 2021.

Here are the year-to-date stats:

Jan-March 2022Jan-March 2021
Median list price:$500,000$400,000
Median sales price:$535,000$410,000
No. homes sold: 49 55
Days on market: 4 2

There have been five $1,000,000+ sales this year so far; 30 homes sold over $500K. Buyers regularly pay over asking price and values are up 30% over 2021. Currently there are only seven listings in the main Brookside zip code of 64113, and four of those homes are priced over $1,000,000..so the average list price is $1,099,000!

(All numbers taken from Heartland MLS; deemed reliable but not guaranteed.)

Brookside Home Sales Report-February 2022

Last month’s snow storms seem so far away, as Spring is here! I hear the birds chirping in the early morning hours–wake up everyone! Home prices aren’t falling like the snow did, interest rates creeping up like the tempertures–it’s going to be another hectic spring for homebuyers and sellers. Here are the stats for single family home sales in Brookside, using the main zip code of 64113:

FEbruary 2022February 2021
Median list price:$550,350$380,000
Median sales price:$538,575$392,350
No. homes sold: 16 16
Days on market: 54 2

Last month there were two $1,000,000+ sales; one of those homes had sat on the market for almost a year. There were several homes that closed over $500K+ last month, so that accounts for the big jump in median sales price and longer days on market. Here are the year to date numbers:

Jan-Feb 2022Jan-FEb 2021
Median list price:$570,800$395,000
Median sales price:$550,000$397,200
No. homes sold: 29 29
Days on market: 46 3

Just looking at the numbers, you could say home prices are up 38% over last year. But the several, higher closed sales prices in February pushed the median price up. The same number of homes sold; days on market longer as a few of the homes took a while to go under contract.

Currently there are just five homes for sale in Brookside’s zip code of 64113, at a median price of $1.1 million! Two of the homes are just over one million dollars; one is $4,000,000. Those new, moderately priced listings that go on the market every week are getting snapped up so fast in bidding wars. Hence, not enough inventory for buyers.

(All stats taken from Heartland MLS; deemed reliable but not guaranteed.)

Celebrate St Patrick’s Day Early in Brookside This Saturday

*UPDATE!* Due to weather conditions, the Parade has been rescheduled for Saturday March 19 at 1pm. The route remains the same.*

It’s been two years since the parade happened in Brookside (and you know why) so this year’s celebration will be extra special: people want to get outside and socialize! Plus this is the 40th anniversary of the event, officially called the St. Patrick’s Day Warm Up Parade.

One of the things I like best about this parade is you can get pretty close to see all the floats, musicians, dancers, cars and participants along the route. Over 100 businesses and organizations are participating, so there is a lot to see! This is a family affair and everyone is welcome. The parade starts at 2pm Saturday March 12; be aware that several Brookside streets will be blocked off before 2pm for staging and crowd control. Watch for strollers and pedestrians! I’m posting the parade route below.

Plan on spending Saturday in Brookside! Support our local businesses by coming early for breakfast or lunch; stay after for a beverage, dinner or shopping. It will surely be a festive atmosphere all day Saturday in Brookside!

Brookside Home Sales Stats-January 2022

We are starting off the year with….just crumbs out there for homebuyers! The lack of inventory is startling! As we get into the warmer months, more listings will pop on. In the meantime, as usual, any new listings get snatched up very quickly. Let’s take a look at the stats for what sold last month in Brookside, using the zip code 64113, single family homes.

January 2022January 2021
Median list price $585,000$399,000
Median sales price$585,000$432,000
No. homes sold 13 6
Days on market 14 13

There was a 35% increase in the median price of a home compared to a year ago! However, note that we had two million dollar plus sales last month, and the lowest sales price was $370,000; the highest was $2.25 million. Buyers still paying at or over list price.

Currently there are just five homes for sale in Brookside, with a median asking price of $575,000. Two of the five homes are over $1,000,000; all are over $500K. Days on market is 49–primarily due to one very overpriced listing (in my opinion) that’s been lingering on the market for over a month, priced just over $1 million.

If you are thinking of selling-or buying-in Brookside this year, I can help!

(All stats taken from Heartland MLS; deemed reliable but not guaranteed.)

Brookside Home Sales Report–2021

So we made it to another year, welcome 2022! From all indications, the housing market for Brookside and Waldo will be just as competitive as it was last year. Not enough inventory for all the wanna be homebuyers. In this blog, I’m giving you sales stats for 2021 with a comparison to the previous four years, for single family homes in the main Brookside zip code of 64113. . You’ll see home values took the biggest jump in 2021:

Zip code 6411320212020201920182017
List Price$459,950$419,000$389,950$405,000$395,000
Sales Price$475,000$415,000$380,000$397,000$387,000
Days on Market 3 8 23 18 20
No. Homes Sold 338 327 300 285 287

In the past five years, Brookside homes have jumped 22.7%, with the largest increase from 2020 to 2021: 14%. The number of homes sold per year has been rising steadily. And you’ll note in 2021, the median sales price was higher than the list price. Last year the highest sold price was $4.2 million, and the lowest was $212,000.

If you are thinking of buying or selling in Brookside this year–start getting prepared now! Sellers can make a plan for decluttering, repairs, paint touch ups and deep cleaning; buyers can get finances and budget in order while talking to agents/lenders and get familiar with the process. It’s going to be another busy year!

(All stats taken from Heartland MLS; deemed reliable but not guaranteed.)

Brookside Home Sales Report-October 2021

Brookside in the Fall….a messy palate of bright and vibrant colors on trees, bushes, lawns…it’s my favorite time of year in the  neighborhood!  Of course, Brookside homes are attractive any time of year and although last month there was a dip in values, the YTD numbers are still very strong.  Let’s look at the statistics for single family home sales in Brookside, using sales figures from the main Brookside zip code of 64113:

October 2021                                              October 2020

Median list price:     $485,000                       $489,000

Median sales price:  $472,000                       $492,450

No. homes sold:           27                              34

Days on market:          3                                22

Prices dipped 4% compared to last year; homes went under contract much faster. Fun fact:  the highest sale last month was $1,135,000–$40K over the list price.  Below are the year-to-date numbers:

Jan-Oct 2021                                                  Jan-Oct 2020

Median list price:     $475,000                       $415,000

Median sales price:  $480,263                       $412,500

No. homes sold:          280                             262

Days on market:          3                                8

Compared to last year, Brookside home values are up 16% and most homes sell for list price or above.   Currently there are 23 active single family homes for sale in Brookside with a median list price of $565,000 and 23 days on market. The majority of listings–17-are priced over $500,000.

(All stats taken from Heartland MLS; deemed reliable but not guaranteed.)                   

Brookside Home Sales Report-September 2021

We are seeing double digit increases in Brookside home values; houses continue to sell very fast and at over the list price.  This is the same news I have been delivering for the past several months!  Here are the stats for Brookside, using the main Brookside zip code of 64113:

September 2021                                                                September 2020

Med list price:      $484,900                                             $415,000

Med sales price:   $480,000                                            $408,000

No. homes sold:       39                                                        25

Days on market:       4                                                           9

Last September we were still pretty much hunkered down due to COVID-19 pandemic spread; this year things have loosened up as more people are vaccinated and that affects everything.  Last month we had one sale over $1,000,000.  There was a 17% increase in values compared to Sept 2020.

Here are the year-to-date numbers:

Jan-Sept 2021                                                                     Jan-Sept 2020

Med list price:      $475,000                                             $394,950

Med sales price:    $482,763                                           $400,000

No. homes sold:    252                                                        230

Days on market:     3                                                            8

Most buyers pay over the list price for Brookside homes this year; also we’ve had several multi-million dollar sales:  12 so far in 2021.  Year-to-date, home values up 20.6% over last year.  Currently there are 20 single family homes for sale in Brookside, with an average price of $549,975 and 63 days on market. 

(All stats taken from Heartland MLS; deemed reliable but not guaranteed.)

Brookside Home Sales Report-August 2021

Greetings, neighbors! In today’s report, some interesting news: it’s not just the moderately priced homes that have multiple offers and sell over asking price–as last month’s stats show, big spenders in Brookside are willing to spend way, way over the list price when they want a home. These are the sales figures for Brookside, using the main Brookside zip code of 64113, single family homes:

August 2021                                                                               August 2020

Median list price:     $507,450                                                   $417,500

Median sales price: $507,500                                                   $440,000

Days on market:              3                                                            3

No. homes sold:               30                                                        38

Home values were up 15% compared to August 2020. The median sales price is high because eighteen homes sold at or over the list price, including at least two homes that sold for over $100K beyond the list price! The lowest closed price last month was $247,000.

Here are the year-to-date numbers:

Jan-Aug 2021                                                                             Jan-August 2020

Median list price:      $467.748                                                  $392,450

Median sales price:  $482,763                                                  $400,000

Days on market:              2                                                            8

No. homes sold:               226                                                     190

More homes have sold at this point in the year as compared to 2020, and overall, prices up 20%! Most homes go under contract within 48 hours of listing. I think as we get into the colder weather and even less inventory, prices may stabilize. Currently there are 26 homes listed in Brookside, with a median price of $535,000. Over half the homes are priced over $500K, including 5 that are over $1,000,000.

(All stats taken from Heartland MLS; deemed reliable but not guaranteed.)

Brookside Home Sales Report-March 2021

If you know someone trying to purchase a home in Brookside…you’ve probably heard stories about how just trying to look at a new listing can be all consuming! These Brookside home sales stats for March 2021 show again how frenzied this market is for buyers. I’ve researched single family home sales that closed last month, using the main Brookside zip code of 64113:

March 2021                                                                                   March 2020

Median list price:     $427,400                                                   $350,000

Median sales price: $430,000                                                   $345,000

No. of homes sold:      26                                                             15

Days on market:            2                                                             15

Home values are up 24% compared to last March; about twice as many homes closed. Those new listings went under contract within 48 hours. Wow! Last month there were nine sales over $500K in Brookside, and one $1.185 million closed sale.

Here are the year-to-date numbers:

Jan-March 2021                                                                          Jan-March 2020

Median list price:     $427,400                                                   $350,000

Median sales price: $430,000                                                   $345,000

No. of homes sold:      26                                                             15

Days on market:            2                                                             15

That’s a double digit increase in home prices from same period last year–14%! Buyers are consistently paying over list price for houses. I don’t know when the bidding wars will end–there is just so much demand. Currently there are just ten homes listing in Brookside, with a median price of $514,975 and eight days on market. Six homes are priced at or over $500K, four of those are well over one million dollars.

(All stats taken from Heartland MLS; deemed reliable but not guaranteed.)

Brookside Bungalow For Sale

One of the reasons I love Brookside is this: all the homes are unique and charming in some way; you can buy a $250K fixxer upper or a mini mansion for $800K. My new listing at 5824 Central sits in the pricing middle and offers the best of both worlds: lots of original charm with today’s updates!

Such a beautiful front porch! Just imagine enjoying a warm summer evening, relaxing on the porch swing with a cool beverage, waving at the passers-by. Or, walk a few blocks south to the Brookside shops for browsing, dinner, happy hour or a quick grocery run.

This house is just as attractive on the inside. Step inside the front door to an open floor plan: the living room flows into the dining room, and the dining room opens into the newly remodeled kitchen. Notice the gas fireplace with new mantle and arched tile!

On to the kitchen..totally renovated by award winning Deatherage Home Designs! Plenty of cooking space here, with lots of cabinets, gas stove, new appliances and eat in curved countertop. Newer windows throughout most of the house!

There are three bedrooms and two full baths in this home; one bedroom and bath on first floor; second floor has master suite, and another bedroom that opens to an office nook. Outside the back door, sellers have built a new deck with dining and lounge area, hot tub, and pergola. Private drive and two car garage as well!

Pride of ownership shows in this house–sellers have meticulously maintained it through the years. Offered at $425,000. Contact me for more information! 816 510 1262.