Seattle Residential: I Do That: Ravenna-Roosevelt May 2011 Market Report

Ravenna-Roosevelt May 2011 Market Report

Ravenna-Roosevelt May 2011 Market Report

The 16 closings in May was double that of the 8 closings of residential property in the Ravenna and Roosevelt neighborhoods of Seattle during April. Surely a good sign that the people who took the plunge actually made it to the closing table.  Active listings have been pretty steady for the past three months coming in currently at 33 . We still could use more inventory in these neighborhoods. There are buyers out there looking for homes.



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Last month there were 25 listings pending inspection or otherwise resolved and just waiting to close. Now there are 29 such properties, so expect June totals to be up slightly.

For in-city Seattle north of the ship canal the statics include 219 closed sales in April, 469 pending sales (up 130) and 912 active listings up 121 since last month. Absorption rate is now 4.2.Still a sellers market.

Sold in April for $629,950

This report includes single family homes, townhomes and condominiums.

If you live in the Seattle area, and in particular the North Seattle and the Ravenna or Roosevelt areas, give me a call and let’s discuss how to resolve your real estate issues.





Glenn Roberts



Comment balloon 12 commentsGlenn Roberts • June 01 2011 05:37PM


Gorgeous image and nice, big. Super run down of the local real estate market pulse too!

Posted by Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker (MOOERS REALTY) over 9 years ago

Andy, I'm happy we still have a pulse after todays Case-Shiller report.

Posted by Glenn Roberts (Retired) over 9 years ago

Glenn, Nice clear summary of the local neighborhoods!  Keep up the great work!

Posted by Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton) (RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 over 9 years ago

Bilz - I'd like to see a few more sales but we'd need more inventory for that. No on seems to want to leave these two neighborhoods.

Posted by Glenn Roberts (Retired) over 9 years ago

Glenn, really informative report of your area...things seem to be moving along in your market...the DOM seem very reasonable.

Posted by Nick T Pappas, Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource (Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, @HomesBirmingham & Providence Property Mgmnt, LLC Huntsville AL) over 9 years ago

Nick - Those that have sold quickly were almost always priced right. The others are living with false hopes.

Posted by Glenn Roberts (Retired) over 9 years ago

Glenn, That no one leaving can make it a challenge for comps!  You know what it SHOULD be worth, but the buyers agents go low because they can't "prove" it! :)

Posted by Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton) (RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 over 9 years ago

Bliz - Marjie and are working on a CMA for another area near here and the home is $700K-750K but there are no sold comps. Some things not as nice that aren't/didn't sell, some better homes over $800K, and some smaller homes under $600K. I'd pull my hair out (if I had any) for some valid comps. Who knows what an appraiser will use?

We just need more people who want to move. Then we'll have some comps.

Posted by Glenn Roberts (Retired) over 9 years ago

Glen, just another example that buyers and sellers shouldn't be believing everything they here in the news.  It sounds like your market is picking up. 

I like the picture of the trees in bloom. 

Posted by Sondra Meyer:, See It. Experience It. Live It. (Star View Real Estate) over 9 years ago

Seems like things are moving!  Love the Cherry trees!!!  My daughter just enjoyed a week up in your area - went to a folk festival, the wharf and market, the University district, countless restaurants.  She's all ready to move...except she's not old enough.  Ha!

Posted by Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY (Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ) over 9 years ago

Glen very informative market report for Ravena-Roosevelt.  Homes seem to be selling fast can't remember when last the DOM was 30 days for sold properties.

Posted by Jennifer Fivelsdal, Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection ( JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571) over 9 years ago

Sondra - People should operate in terms of what timing is good for them and stop playing market games.

Cara - Hope you daughter had a good time., Sounds like it.

Jennifer - 30 DOM is a darn good average.

Posted by Glenn Roberts (Retired) over 9 years ago