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9/21/2015 August 2015 Preston Report

Another good closing month for August with 431 transaction closed. We are up 16 transactions from last year record numbers. But that is not even a full percentage increase. While on the other hand the number of active listing is up 19.49% from this time last year. And Pending contracts is at the exact number of last year with 649 contracts waiting to close.

New homes on the market are up 15% from this time last year but up 28.8% from two years ago.

We are on track for another record year, but sellers will have to watch what they are asking for their house with more competition out there for them. Pending contracts are still good, but more house will be sitting with the new inventory.

Prices are up with an average of $284,138 and a median price of $239,900.

The lower prices ranges are still hot with hot much to choose from. And even the $300,000 to $350,000 is having great numbers. We will have to watch to see how the extra inventory effects us. But all other numbers are still good and slightly ahead of record setting pace.

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9/14/2015 July 2015 Preston Report

After being behind last years record setting pace we caught up and are ahead eight transactions through July. 2533 closed transactions over 2014's 2525.

The average and median prices are both up from this time last year. The average and median price for year to date are both up, with an average price of $284,919 and a median price of $239,000. Last year they were $268,826 for average and $226,000 for median prices.

The active inventory is up 16% over this time last year. More inventory then we have had the last two years but better than we had for the previous years before that.

Pending lists are holding steady and they are still less than we had a few years ago but still closing more so more are still making it to the closing table.

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July 2015 Preston Report

8/2/2015 June 2015 Preston Report

June was a good month for Edmond Real Estate. 477 Closed Transactions up 21 from last June. That still puts us 34 transactions behind last years Year to date sales. But average sales price keeps climbing. A lot of that is the number of large transactions with 21 homes over a Million dollars already closed this year. That is the same number of closings in that price range we had for all of 2014.

Active listings is up again. This is the largest total of listing we have had since 2011. We are not at the active listing totals we had in 2008-2010 at almost 2000 but is a large increase compared to what we have had the last couple years. The lower price range is the exception with fewer homes to choose from if any. The $150,000-$175,000 had more pending contracts and even more closed homes than active listings.

Our Pending are down as they have been for a while but compared to previous years the closing rate is still better.

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JUNE 2015 Preston Report

7/28/2015 May 2015 Preston report

Sales are down for May 2015. Year to date sales are 1590. Behind 2014 (1645) and 2013 (1622). Listing inventory is up as well. the homes that are not selling.

The number of pending contracts are down also.

We are still having a good year and thinks are moving. Good houses have multiple offers on them and as soon as they come on the market. in the lower price ranges buyers have trouble finding a houses to buy for this reason. Some of our upper ranges have seen the best pending contracts they have seen in years. Prices along with, of course the average price, keeps rising.

We are not on track for a record year but it is still a good market, better than previous years of 2012 and earlier.

We will have to see how the summer months do


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6/11/2015 April 2015 Preston Report

April made a nice rebound from March and we are only off pace from last years record start by 7 transactions.

Inventory is still down overall but the higher priced homes inventory is increasing. The silver lining to that is that so are the pending numbers.

We also have already had three closings of over one million dollar new homes this year, Spec houses. which the last few years two has been our top number for the year. And there is another one under contract.

I would like to see some of these make it to closing. The sold numbers are still off from the pending numbers but not as bad as they were in the past.

The lower price ranges gap between pending sales and active listings keeps growing. A couple of years ago we had no price ranges where we had more pending sales than active listings. Under $150,000 we have three times as many more now.

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4/24/2015 March 2015 Preston Report

we saw a drop of 5.31% in sales for the first quarter. down 45 transactions from last year. most of which we saw in March. But march of 2014 was a big record breaker. We also see a rise of pending contracts over last year so hopefully we will see those numbers get back to a record setting pace. Even if they do not it looks like another good year for Edmond.

Pending numbers are up across the board. All the price ranges under $200,000 have more homes under contract than active inventory. We also see an increase in the number of bigger homes under contract. We have three new construction homes over a million dollars under contract. A first, we have not had that many close in a year. I hope they all make it to the closing table.

New home inventory is up and pending and closed numbers are down from previous years. But the good side is inventory is down and pending numbers are up from February. Just the opposite. not as good as it was previous years but better than last month. Improvement.

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3/18/2015 Februarry 2015 Preston Report

Back on track!!

February Sales were up 13% over last years. Bringing us back on track after a down January. Year to dates sales are up nine transactions over last year. Our best February in last six years.

New homes also the best February in years. Matter of fact the $150,000 to $200,000 price range for February saw more sales in then either month for the last fifteen months. Even better then last summers months.

We have about the same number of homes under contract so we should keep on track next month.

We are off on a roller coaster year, but on track for another great year.


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2/27/2015 Preston Report for January 2015

It is January, so you never know what to expect.

Edmond sales start off sluggish, down 9% from last January. But Pending contracts is right at last years numbers.

Inventory is up 8.68% from this time last year but matches 2013 numbers.

Average sales price was way up for January with an average price for the month of $290,000 and an average of $331,000 for new homes. The upper price ranges had a good January.

The four price ranges under $175,000 are keeping up the trend of more homes under contract than active on the market. And the $275,000 to $300,000 price range had a big spike in pending contracts this month.

It will be interesting to see how the year goes. Makes you wonder if Oil prices are effecting our sales. Or is it just January as usual. unpredictable


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1/23/2015 2014 Preston Report

For the second year in a row Edmond has set a new record in residential home sales. topping last years record by 189 closed sales with 4284 closing for 2014. We also set a new Volume record with 1.155 Billion dollars of sales for the Edmond market area.

November had fallen way short of previous Novembers. But December was the highest in years to help us break the record.

Our pending contracts have been behind the previous years numbers all year. But that is a very good sign being our closed deals are up. Showing we are getting more of these contracts to the closing table. With a few price ranges having more closing then pending contracts. Great ratio.

The number of active listings are still down. Not to an all time low but way down for the demand compared to then. If a house is priced right and more important updated and good shape it is selling like hot cakes.

December also saw the most home under contract in the over million dollar price range. going to be a great start for that price range in 2015. made me remember an interview I did in 1995 as President of the board talking about 1994 sales. Saying we had properties sell from $15,000 as a low to the high price that year was around $750,000. A big difference in 20 years.

You can still see a big difference in listings versus sales as price ranges go up. The cap in the charts get wider. Under $200,000 Pending out paced active listings almost all year long. Even one month Closed out paced pending and active houses. I would like to see that more often.

So I would say lets celebrate a great 2014, but we are all to busy working on a busy start to 2015. Good Luck all


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11/21/2014 October 2014 Preston Report

Well October was another great month. With 71 more closings than October of 2013 for an increase of 23.5% over last October.

That brings our year to date sales up to a 4.8% increase.

That also makes my statement last month false! I said we should hit the one billion dollar sales volume sometime in November. Thanks to this great month we passed that number in October! Way to go Edmond.

New homes followed suite and also had a great two months.

listings are up a bit from this time last year, more so for new homes. The biggest increase in total listings came in the $250-275,000 price range. with a 26.5% increase in the number of homes on the market.


We can go into the holidays knowing we are on track for a record year.


Happy Thanksgiving!!

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