Each quarter the MLS compiles year to date sales statistics that compare the current market to previous years. The 3rd quarter statistics have been released. The MLS breaks the statistics into groups including single family homes, townhomes/condos, manufactured homes, single family homes on acreage, manufactured homes on acreage, and bare land/lots. For this post, I focused on single family homes and bare land/lots. In summary, the number of single family homes sold in Bend is up 20.39% compared to this time last year but the median sales price is down 29.1%. For homes on acreage, the number of sales is up 27.85% but values are down 41.7% compared to this time last year.
Bare land has taken a much bigger hit. The number of lots or parcels sold is up 20.9% compared to this time last year but the median sales price is down 60.54%. The minimum sales price was $15,000 and the max was $1,099,000. There are some incredible deals on bare land and lots right now. A 10 acre lot in The Highlands at Broken Top that sold for $1,395,000 in 2006 recently sold for $425,000. One acre homesites in North Rim on Awbrey Butte that were listed at around $700,000 are now selling for around $300,000. Lots in unfinished subdivisions are selling at really low prices. 53 lots sold in the $20,000 – $30,000 price range.