2017 Mat-Su Real Estate So Far…

440 Caribou

We are only 1 1/2 months into 2017 but I want to take a look at a few trends and show how they are different from 2016.

I do the Market Memo each week.

Here it is from yesterday.

I noticed while doing the memo that fewer people than I expected have been putting their homes on the market . I also noticed that there seemed to be fewer houses going into contract, (pending). So I took a look at the last five years to compare.

Here is the table below showing those five years.


Year Pending New List
2017 189 229
2016 224 271
2015 229 287
2014 183 270
2013 175 237


As you can see, the total pendings for this year are lower than the last two years but not really out of line for the last five years.

What is different is the amount of new listings. Why have so any people kept their homes off the market compared to the last five years? I don’t have a good answer to that…do you?