My perspective: The Chico, CA Real Estate Market is not THAT bad!

Call me a hopeless optimist if you like, but I don’t think the Chico CA real estate market is half as bad as everyone makes it out to be!

Blog pics Glass half fullThe power that the media has on people’s perception of reality is both amazing and frightening.Considering the facts stated below, can anyone really argue that the Chico CA real estate market is all that horrible?

These numbers represent all class of property including single family homes, residential income, commercial, manufactured homes, vacant land, ranches and farms, year to date as reported by the Sierra North Valley MLS.

Year Listed Sold % Listed Sold Avg List Price Avg Sold Price List/Sold DOM

2007 6498 2067 31.81% $303,327 $289,171 95.33% 92

2006 7401 2430 32.83% $302,084 $290,848 96.28% 73

I’m thinking the numbers look pretty gosh darn good! My biggest caution to sellers would be to expect an extra 20 days on the market for a reasonably priced house to sell.

To sum it up, approximately 40 less properties per month have sold in 2007 than in 2006. Nearly 400 Chico Realtors have closed at least one transaction this year!

Compared to the statistics that are being posted for other regions in the United States, I really think that Chico CA has faired very well. Take Ponciana, FL for instance. Only 1.77% of their total inventory is actually selling! It appears that Chico CA property is a safer investment than you might find somewhere else.

Am I really the only one seeing this glass half full?

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