Waldo Home Sales Report-December 2022 and Year End Recap

I have some interesting numbers to report regarding last month’s Waldo home sales stats; although home sales are traditionally slower in the last quarter of the year, prices were down compared to December 2021; usually there is an increase year over year. Let’s take a look at the details; as usual, I’m using the street boundaries of Gregory to 85th and State Line to Holmes for the numbers:

December 2022December 2021
Median list price:$240,000$255,000
Median sales price:$235,000$268,000
No. of homes sold: 18 35
Days on market: 25 10

Compared to a year ago, Waldo homes closed at 12% less than the median sales price in December 2021; also 50% fewer homes sold. The lowest closed price was $117,500 and the highest was $540,000. Note this year’s December list price was lower, which accounts for some of the median sales price drop. Overall, though, Waldo home values had a healthy increase overall last year; below are the stats, with a five year comparison.

Median list price:$264,900$249,975$223,000$220,000$200,000
Median sales price:$276,000$260,000$230,000$217,225$205,000
No. of homes sold: 300 412 377 362 381
Days on market: 3 3 4 10 19

You can see the chart indicates that most of the time, buyers are paying over the list price for Waldo homes by about 3-4%, although 27% fewer homes closed last year. And houses are continuing to go under contract quickly. From 2021-2022, Waldo homes gained 6% in value, and 34% since 2018. There is so much demand for housing that I don’t foresee prices drastically coming down in 2023. When I drive around Waldo, I see several new build homes going up–and brand new houses sell for quite a bit over $300K. The old saying is true: it’s all about location, location, location in real estate!

Thanks for reading my blog! Next month I’ll post January 2023 numbers. Here’s to a new year!

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