There were some good pointers in the latest Salt Lake County housing sales data for August 2011. First of all the number of homes sold topped the 1000 mark for the forth month in a row. There were 1,086 homes sold, that’s an increase of 38.52% from Aug 2010, and an increase of 7.12% from last month. The other positive data was the Average Days on Market (amount of time it takes to sell a home), which dropped to 81, the lowest level seen since Mar 2010.
Helping to boost home sales this summer was a rebound in Utah’s job market, which over the past 12 months has added 30,000 new jobs, a nearly 3 percent increase, according to the Utah Department of Workforce Services.
More jobs means more people able / wanting to buy a home.
Total Sales 1,086
Average List Price $226,218
Average Sale Price $219,684
Sale Vs List 97%
Average Sq. Ft. 2,479
Price Per Sq. Feet $89
Days on Market 81
You can read this post about Salt Lake County August 2011 Housing Sales and other posts on my real estate blog.