First Quarter Stats, 2009…Compared

I thought it would be interesting to compare the first quarter sales numbers to the previous three years. The table is below with 2009 at the bottom.

Year Total
2006 157 205,481 191,000 72
2007 137 231,876 216,000 95
2008 127 210,960 199,900 112
2009 95 218,541 205,000 88

I would have liked to go back further but beyond 2006 the MLS numbers become somewhat unreliable for Mat-Su statistics because the Anchorage and Valley had separate MLS systems at that time.

I don’t know quite what to make of these numbers…but it is what it is…

Total sales are definitely down, but average prices are up and DOM, (days on market), is shorter. Anyone else care to make sense of these numbers for me?

This representation is based in whole or in part on data supplied by, and to, the subscribers of Alaska Multiple Listing Service, Inc. (AK MLS, Inc.). AK MLS, Inc. does not guarantee nor is it in any way responsible for its accuracy. Data maintained by AK MLS, Inc. is for its own use and may not reflect all real estate activity in the market.