Brookside Home Sales Report-December 2022 and Year End Recap

Another year of home buying in Brookside has come to a close…and even though our neighborhood is 100 years old, it remains quite popular! They don’t build houses like this anymore….

The first graph below outlines December 2022 single family home sales stats for Brookside (using the 64113 zip code); in the second graph, I’ve outlined sales for the past five years for comparison. Home values in Brookside…just keep rising!

December 2022December 2021
Median list price:$490,000$441,750
Median sales price:$501,000$436,750
Days on market: 15 4
No. of homes sold: 22 28

Last month, we had six homes sell for over $1,000,000- the top sales price was $1,395,000 (cash!) and the lowest was $290,000. Although some houses sat on the market a little longer, most buyers are paying at or over list price–even with higher interest rates. Now let’s look at the five year trend:

20222021202020192018
Median list price:$495,000$465,000$419,000$389,950$405,000
Median sales price:$500,000$475,000$417,000$380,000$397,000
Days on market: 3 3 8 23 18
No. of homes sold: 293 337 325 300 285

Home values in Brookside have risen just under 26% since 2018; the number of homes that turn over each year is fairly consistent. Fewer homes sold in 2022 than the past two years, most likely due to the rapid rise in interest rates and the persistent problem of not enough inventory.

As a Realtor, I am asked quite often: what’s happening with home sales? Here’s something that is always true: buyers want updated, well maintained homes that are priced at market value. The higher interest rates have affected some buyers’ purchasing power, but there is still a great demand for homes in the Brookside/Waldo neighborhood. Owning a home can be an excellent long term investment!

Brookside Home Sales Report-November 2022

Home sales are definitely slowing down in Brookside as we head towards the end of the year; however, prices are still rising–just not quite as much as earlier in 2022. Let’s take a look at single family home sales for last month in Brookside, using the main zip code of 64113 for the stats:

November 2022November 2021
Median list price:$475,000$425,000
Median sales price:$472,500$425,000
Days on market: 8 4
No. of homes sold: 19 31

The lowest closed price last month was $200K and the highest was $1,055,000–which was over the asking price. Fewer homes sold compared to November 2021 and the median price was just under list price. Here are the year-to-date figures:

Jan-Nov 2022Jan-Nov 2021
Median list price:$492,450$467,725
Median sales price:$500,000$475,000
Days on market: 3 3
No. of homes sold: 272 310

For the year, most homes have been selling over the asking price and go under contract in a very short amount of time. Sales have slowed–12% fewer homes have sold this year so far. There is still a shortage of updated homes priced under $350K in Brookside–those days may be gone forever! Currently there are 15 active listings, with a median list price of $565,000. Most of the homes are priced over $500K, with three homes over $1,000,000.

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

Brookside Home Sales Report-October 2022

These things are true: sales of single family homes are slowing, and Brookside homes are generally defying the trend. Those sellers who have well maintained homes in a desirable location, and priced right–buyers are still out there, purchasing in Brookside! Let’s look at the numbers. I’m using the main Brookside zip code of 64113 for the report:

October 2022October 2021
Median list price:$584,475$485,000
Median sales price:$622,500$472,000
Days on market: 3 3
No. of homes sold: 18 27

Last month, of the 18 homes that closed, four homes were over $1,000,000 and 12 closed over $500K. That accounts for the higher median sales price-31% over October 2021! As you can see, most buyers paid over the list price. Houses continue to go under contract within a few days. . Here are the year-to-numbers:

Jan-Oct 2022Jan-Oct 2021
Median list price:$499,000$475,000
Median sales price:$505,500$480,525
Days on market: 3 3
No. of homes sold: 252 279

Comparing the YTD figures, Brookside home values are running 4.84% higher than last year even though less homes have sold. As interest rates have risen this year, some would-be sellers are sitting tight on their fixed low rates rather than have a new mortgage at a much higher price. Less inventory usually pushes prices up. Currently there are 19 homes for sale in Brookside, with a median list price of $525K and 38 days on the market. Four homes are priced over $1,000,000.

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

Brookside Home Sales Report – September 2022

Neighbors, in this month’s report, we see the affect rising interest rates are having in our area: median sold prices are lower and some homes stay on the market longer. However, for the year, home values have risen in Brookside! Let’s take a look at the specific numbers; I’m pulling these stats based on sales in the main Brookside zip code of 64113:

September 2022September 2021
Median list price:$439,900$484,900
Median sales price:$437,900$480,000
No. homes sold: 25 25
Days on market: 19 4

The lowest closed price last month was $315,000 and the highest was $1.7 million. We had two million dollar+ sales last month. Median sales price was just under list price; compared to the same period last year, prices fell 8.7%. Here are the year-to-date numbers:

Jan-Sept 2022Jan-Sept 2021
Median list price:$489,700$475,000
Median sales price:$500,000$482,763
No. homes sold: 236 252
Days on market: 3 3

So far this year, prices are up 3.5% over 2021, and although fewer homes have closed, sales prices are ahead of last year. Currently there are 30 single family homes for sale in Brookside, with a median list price of $512,450 and 27 days on market.

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

Brookside Home Sales Report – August 2022

The home sales market is balancing out a bit since interest rates keep rising…for only the second time this year, most closed sales prices are less than list price–meaning buyers have some negotiating power. Let’s take a look at the stats, using the main Brookside zip code of 64113 for this report:

August 2022August 2021
Median list price:$525,000$524,900
Median sales price:$510,000$510,000
Days on market: 4 3
No. of homes sold: 29 31

Comparing the numbers from August 2021, the list price and sales price are the same; in 2022, every month except August and February, most buyers were paying list price or over. Last month, the ratio from list to sales price dropped almost 3%. The highest closed sale last month was $1,287,000 and the lowest was $255,000. Below are the year-to-date numbers:

Jan-Aug 2022Jan-Aug 2021
Median list price:$499,000$469,995
Median sales price:$510,000$485,000
Days on market: 3 2
No. of homes sold: 209 227

Overall this year, buyers were paying about 2% over the list price; sales prices are up 5% over last year. Interest rates have doubled since the beginning of the year however the well priced, well maintained and updated homes are still selling quickly!

Currently there are 24 active single family homes listed in Brookside, ranging in price from $250K-$4,000,000. The median list price is $502,000; half the listings have prices over $500K.

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

Brookside Home Sales Report-June 2022

Here we are at the halfway point of home sales this year…and my, how the market has changed since January! Primarily regarding the higher interest rate. There is still quite a bit of demand though, and prices are still rising. Let’s take a look at last month’s stats first for Brookside, using the primary zip code of 64113:

June 2022June 2021
Median list price:$459,950$482,000
Median sales price:$485,000$500,000
No. homes sold: 26 38
Days on market: 2 2

The highest sale last month (and so far for 2022) was $2.85 million, which was $101K over the list price! The lowest closed price was $340,000. Final sales prices were about 3% below last June.

Here’s a look at year-to-date numbers:

Jan-June 2022Jan-June 2021
Median list price:$489,250$470,250
Median sales price:$500,500$482,763
No. homes sold: 146 168
Days on market: 2 2

Overall, buyers are still paying just under 4% over the asking price; and home values are up 6.74% compared to the first half of 2021. We’ve had fewer sales this year; most Brookside houses are still going under contract within 48 hours of listing. Currently there are 14 active single family home listings in Brookside, with an average list price of $487,500 and nine days on the market. Prices range from $300K to $4,000,000.

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

Brookside Home Sales Report-May 2022

May is one of the busiest months for home sales–and although Brookside had fewer closed transactions last month, prices are still way up. Here are the stats for single family home sales in Brookside, using the main Brookside zip code of 64113:

May 2022May 2021
Median list price:$462,000$509,000
Median sales price:$487,400$530,000
No. homes sold: 36 47
Days on market: 2 2

Although overall, home values were down compared to May 2021, buyers still paid about 5% over asking price. The lowest closed sale last month was $360K and the highest was $1,575K ($75,000 over list price!). Here are the year-to-date numbers:

Jan-May 2022Jan-May 2021
Median list price:$489,900$450,000
Median sales price:$515,000$464,000
No. homes sold: 121 130
Days on market: 2 2

Following the YTD trend, buyers are paying about 5% above asking price and values are 10% higher over last year. We will see in the coming months if the higher mortgage rates slow down the Brookside market and/or affect the prices. I am seeing some price reductions in Brookside and homes staying on the market longer…one thing for sure, the market is always changing!

Currently there are 17 active listings in Brookside, ranging in price from $365K-$4,000,000. Five homes are priced over $1million; only three are listed under $400,000.

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

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!