St. Croix Realtors Joe & Julie San Martin

 

July 2019

 

14 year look at the St Croix Real Estate Market for the 12 month period ending 30 June

 

The last real estate boom on St Croix was 14 years ago –

The 2005 / 2006 period

 

Total number of properties sold

 

·         Residential – More homes sold during this period than any other period during the 14 year look back! At 231 home sales, the past 12 months exceed the height of the market (2005/2006) by 30 homes!

·         Condominiums – Excellent sales activity (139 condos sold), exceeded only by 2016/2017 (142 condo sales) and 2005/2006 (220 condo sales).  

·         Land – Land sales are increasing. At 152 land sales, this is the highest number of lots sold since 2008/2009.

 

Average sales price

 

·         Residential – Average home sale price has decreased. At $359,384 for the current period, only the three year period of 2012/2015 produced lower average home sale prices. The lowest was 2013/2014 with a $336,195 average home sale price.

·         Condominiums – Average condominium sales price for this 12 month period ($205,401) exceeded 8 of the previous 14 years. Highest average condominium sales price was $238,359 for the period 2007/2008.

·         Land – Average lot sales price ($64,651) was lower than any of the previous 14 years except for the 2017/2018 period with a $63,069 average sales price.

 

Total Market

Number of properties sold x Average sales price

 

·         Residential – The total residential market ($83 million) was the highest since the boom of 2005/2006 ($93.6 million)!

·         Condominiums – The total condominium market ($28.5 million) was the highest since the boom of 2005/2006 ($40.1 million)!

·         Land – This total land market ($9.8 million) was the highest since the 2008/2009 period ($18.0 million) but still way below the height of this market in 2005/2006 ($45.6 million).

 

Conclusion

 

Compared to 14 years ago, total St Croix real estate sales have decreased by about 1/3 ($58 Million Dollars)

 

Compared to the previous 12 month period, total

St Croix real estate sales increased $47 million (39%) for the period of July 2018 through June 2019

 

 

Information is from MLS and deemed to be reliable, but is not guaranteed.

Prepared by:

Julie San Martin

Team Manager

 

 

 

 

June 2019

 

 Changes in the St Croix Real Estate Market

Inventory levels by price range reflect the seller’s expectations.

The attached graphs compare changes in asking prices over the past decade, using 15 May inventory levels.

 

Residential

·         The lowest price range (under $200,000) has accounted for about one third of the St Croix residential inventory for the past 5 years. Last year saw a big decrease, from 33% of the inventory to just 17% of total, and much smaller, inventory. Homes sold for $200,000 or less accounted for 37% of St Croix residential sales over the past 12 months.

·         The second tier ($200,000 to $400,000) has consistently comprised nearly one third of all homes for sale on St Croix over the previous 9 year period. This segment is now about one quarter of the inventory. 31% of St Croix home sales over the past 12 months were between $200,000 and $400,000.

·         Homes listed for more than $400,000 account for 56% of the inventory, as they did 10 years ago. Homes listed for more than $1,000,000 increased to 23% of the inventory over the past 12 months; during this same period homes sales of $1,000,000 or more accounted for 3% (6 sales) of the total 235 homes sold.

 

Condominium

·         The lowest price range (under $100,000) is now 11% and approaching the 2010 level of 9% of inventory, after more than tripling in 2014, when this price range represented 30% of condominium inventory.

·         The second tier ($100,000 to $200,000) has consistently included between one-third and one-half the inventory over the 10 year period.

·         Condominiums listed for more than $200,000 are nearly 60% of the inventory, almost a 20% increase over the 10 year period.

 

Land

·         The lowest price range (under $50,000) nearly doubled over the 10 year period, from 20% of total inventory in 2010 to 35% of all lots for sale in 2019.

·         The middle tier ($50,000 to $300,000) decreased by 15% over the 10 year period, as lot prices were reduced to reflect market conditions.

·         Lots listed for more than $300,000 have remained constant at about 12% of the inventory over the 10 year period.

 

Information is from MLS and deemed to be reliable, but is not guaranteed.

Prepared by:

Julie San Martin

Team Manager

 

 

 

 

May 2019

 

Inventory Levels and Sales Projections

 

May Inventory Levels

9 Year Review

 

Residential

 

Residential inventory peaked in 2012 at 330 homes for sale and has steadily declined since then. Current inventory of 144 homes for sale is 56% lower (186 homes) than May 2012 residential inventory.

 

Condominium

 

Condominium inventory also peaked in 2012, at 230 condominiums for sale, and has steadily declined since then. Current inventory of 44 condos is less than one fifth of the May 2012 condominium inventory.

 

Land

 

Land inventory peaked in 2011 at 575 lots, steadily declining until 2014, then began to again increase. Current inventory of 492 lots is 86% of the 2011 inventory.

 

 

May Pending Sale Levels

9 Year Review

 

Residential

 

Residential pending sales peaked in May 2016, at 85 pending residential sales, and have been robust since, at nearly twice the level of earlier in the decade.

 

Condominium

 

The condominium inventory has continuously declined since May 2012. Meanwhile the number of pending condo sales has steadily increased and is currently at 86% of the inventory!  
 

 

Land

 

Pending land sales remained relatively constant over the first 8 years. The 2019 figure of 48 pending land sales is the highest for the 9 year period.

 

 

2019 Sales Predictions

 

Using the assumption that the first 4 months of 2019 is a valid predictor for the entire year.

 

Residential

 

The first four months predict there will be exactly the same number of homes sold during 2019 (207) as were sold during 2018. This number represents a 25% increase in the number of home sales, compared to the 2014 through 2017 periods.

 

Condominium

 

The first four months predict there will be 141 condominium sales during 2019. With a current inventory of only 35 condominiums for sale, this is unlikely.

 

Land

 

Using the first 4 months sales as a predictor, 117 land sales are forecast for 2019. During 2018, 120 land sales closed, the highest number of land sales since 2009. The land market is definitely improving!

 

 

Information is from MLS and deemed to be reliable, but is not guaranteed.

Prepared by:

Julie San Martin

Team Manager

 

April 2019

1st Quarter Sales as Predictor for the full year

 

2019 is the 11th year of the St Croix real estate market “recovery” from the real estate boom years of 2006 through 2008. The two Category 5 hurricanes in September 2017 were not helpful.

 

The question is – what do the 1st quarter statistics predict about market prospects for the rest of the year?

 

First, a look at inventory trends over the

11 year period:

 

·         Residential inventory peaked in 2012, at 340 homes for sale, and has continually declined each year since. Current residential inventory levels are at only 36% (121 homes) of the 2012 level, a significant decline.

·       Condominium inventory peaked in 2010, with 265 condominiums on the market. The current level of 46 condominiums for sale is only 17% of the 2010 inventory.

·       Land inventory also peaked in 2010, at 610 lots for sale. First quarter 2019 inventory is the only segment of the real estate market with increasing inventories, currently at 82% (501 lots) of the 2010 inventory levels.

 

Residential Sales & 2019 Predictions

 

With the exception of 2017 (Irma Maria Hurricanes), the actual number of homes sold annually has exceeded the prediction based on 1st quarter sales. However, it will be difficult to sell 204 homes when there are only 121 homes listed for sale and average days on the market of 10 months.

 

With the exception of 2009 through 2011, the 1st quarter average sales price was a fairly accurate predictor of the annual home sales price. The 2019, 1st quarter average sales price predicts a $100,000 increase in average homes sale price, from $329,272 for 2018 to $429,671 for 2019.

 

Here is the prediction for 2019 overall:

·         Total number of homes sold will be fewer than predicted, around 120, representing about a 40% decreased from total number of homes sold during 2018.

·         Average sales price will most likely be in the $400,000 range.

 

Condominium Sales & 2019 Predictions

 

This is a much smaller market, with just a few units built since the 1980s. It is more difficult to identify trends, because the sample is significantly smaller.

 

Beginning in 2014, there have been more than 100 condominium sales annually on St Croix. This level of sales will be difficult to sustain, with only 46 condominiums for sale and an average days on the market of 7 months.

 

1st quarter average sale price has, in most cases, overestimated the average annual condominium sales price.

 

Here is the prediction for 2019 overall:

·         Total number of condominiums sold will be in the 80 condo range. Put another way, approximately twice as many condos as are currently listed for sale (46) should sell in 2019.

·         Average sales price will most likely be in the $180,000 range.

 

Land Sales & 2019 Predictions

 

Both predicted and actual number of lots sold are trending in the right direction, at last! A sign of market recovery!

 

Since 2014, the average lot sales price has consistently been in the $70,000 range. With the exception of 2017 (Irma Maria), predications based on 1st quarter land sales prices for this period have been accurate.

 

Here is the prediction for 2019 overall:

·         Total number of lots sold will be about 120, similar to 2018.

·         The 2019 average lot sales price will be in the $70,000 range, similar to the previous 5 years.

 

 

Information is from MLS and deemed to be reliable, but is not guaranteed.

Prepared by:

Julie San Martin

Team Manager

 

 

March 2019

 

Home Sales

St Thomas vs St Croix

A 16 Year Look

 

Total Number of Properties Sold

·         Over the 16 year period, more homes sold every year on St Croix than on St Thomas.

·         During 2018, more homes sold on both St Thomas (133) and St Croix (207) than had sold during any of the previous 15 years.

·         Over the 16 year period, the fewest number of homes sold on St Croix (88) was during 2012, the fewest number of home sold on St Thomas (53) was during 2011.

·         During 2018, 74 more homes were sold on St Croix, compared to St Thomas.

·         Compared to 2017, 45 more homes were sold on St Thomas during 2018 and 51 more homes were sold on St Croix during 2018.

 

Average Sales Price

·         At the beginning of this 16 year period (2003), average sales prices for St Thomas and St Croix were nearly identical, at an average of $415,823.

·         For the past 15 years (since 2004), the annual average home sales price on St Thomas has exceeded that of St Croix.

·         For 2018, the average St Thomas homes price was 28% higher, at $533,800, than the 2003 average sales price. The average annual home sales price on St Croix for 2018 was 21% lower, at $329,272, than the 2003 average sales price.

·         For 2018, the average sale price of a home on St Croix ($329,272) was 62% of the averages sales price of a home on St Thomas ($533,800).  

 

Total Market in Millions of Dollars

·         This measurement is a combination of total homes sold multiplied by average sales price; it gives the best overview of annual market performance.

·         During this 16 year period, the total St Thomas residential market exceeded the total St Croix market during six years: 2008, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2018.

·         During 2018, the total St Thomas residential market exceeded the total St Croix residential market by about $3 Million.  

 

Information is from MLS and deemed to be reliable, but is not guaranteed.

Prepared by:

Julie San MartinTeam Manager

 

 

 

February 2019

 

The St Croix Real Estate Cycle

A 16 Year Look

 

Total Number of Properties Sold

·         More homes sold on St Croix during 2018 than were sold during any of the previous 15 years! The next highest number of homes sold was 188 during 2006, the height of the real estate boom.

·         During 2018, 111 condominiums sold on St Croix, very similar numbers to the previous 4 years. Nearly twice as many condos sold during 2005 (208 condos). The fewest condos sold in 2012, when only 34 condominiums sold.

·         There were 119 lots sales in 2018, the highest number of lots sold on St Croix since 2009.

Average Sales Price

·         The average 2018 home sales price ($329,559) was $83,880 lower than the 2003 average home sales price of $413,439. The only lower average home sales price during the 16 year period was in 2013 ($319,459).

·         The 2018 average condominium sales price ($196,971) is $52,148 higher than the average condo price in 2003 ($144,823). The 2018 average condo sale price is similar to the average condominium sales price for the previous three years.

·         The average 2018 lot sales price ($68,045) is $23,270 lower than the average lot sale price for 2003 ($91,315). Over the 16 year period, only 2013 saw a lower average lot sales price ($50,290).

 

Total Market in Millions of Dollars

·         The 2018 total residential market ($67.9 million) was about $5 million higher than the 2017 total residential market ($62.8 million) and about $4 million lower than the total 2003 residential market ($71.9 million).

·         The 2018 total condominium market ($21.9 million) was $4.2 million higher than the total 2017 condominium market ($17.7 million) and $1.6 million higher than the total 2003 condo market of $20.3 million.

·         The 2018 total land market ($8.1 million) exceed the previous year by $1.6 million. But the total land market is still $9 million below our total land market of 16 years ago ($17.1 million) and $33.2 million below the height of the market during this 16 year period (2006 with a total land market of $41.3 million).

 

Information is from MLS and deemed to be reliable, but is not guaranteed.

Prepared by:

Julie San Martin

Team Manager

 

 

 

 

January 2019

 

 

7 Year St Croix Home Sales Price Trends

 

The average sales price of a home on St Croix decreased by $63,061 over the 7 year period; this is a 16% decrease.

 

Total number of homes sold increased 130% (116 homes) since 2012.

 

All areas of the island did not perform the same.

 

East End B

Far East End

 

Compared to 7 years ago, the average sales price of a home decreased 31% ($210,979).  

The number of homes sold in a year increased by 4 homes compared to 7 years ago;

12 homes sold in 2012, 16 homes sold in 2018.

 

 

East End A

Christiansted East to Coakley Bay

 

Compared to 7 years ago, the average sales price of a home decreased 50% ($432,185) from $859,500 for 2012 to $427,315 for 2018.

Nearly 5 times as many homes sold in 2018 (48) compared to 7 years ago, when 10 homes sold.

 

Company

Christiansted West to the East Side of Judiths Fancy

 

Compared to 7 years ago, the average sales price of a home increased 59% ($119,518), from $202,367 for 2012 to $321,885 for 2018.

The number of homes sold in a year increased by 9 homes,  

from 15 home sales in 2012 to 24 home sales in 2018.

 

Queen

Constitution Hill West to La Reine, includes southwest

Judiths Fancy

 

Compared to 7 years ago, the average sales price of a home increased 13% ($31,995) from $242,003 for 2012 to $273,998 for 2018.

The number of homes sold in a year has doubled since 2012, from 22 homes sold in 2012 to 45 home sales in 2018.

 

 

Northside A & B

North Shore from North Judiths Fancy to Hamms Bluff

 

Compared to 7 years ago, the average sales price of a home increased 22% ($101,794), from $458,576 for 2012 to $560,370 for 2018.

The number of homes sold in a year is unchanged from 2012; 13 homes sales closed in both 2012 and 2018.

 

King

South Shore from La Reine West to UVI

 

Compared to 7 years ago, the average sales price of a home increased 44% ($41,506), from $94,750 for 2012 to $136,256 for 2018.

More than 4 times as many homes closed in 2018 (9 home sales), compared to 2012 (2 home sales).

 

Prince

South Shore from UVI West to Williams Delight

 

Compared to 7 years ago, the average sales price of a home decreased 13% ($33,100), from $256,000 for 2012 to $223,500 for 2018.

More than twice as many homes sold during 2018 (13 home sales) as compared to

 2012 (5 home sales).

 

West End

South Shore, South from Mahogany Road,

East to Williams Delight

 

Compared to 7 years ago, the average sales price of a home increased 15% ($30,563), from $203,500 for 2012 to $234,063 for 2018.

Three times as many homes sold during 2018 (30 home sales) than during 2012

(10 home sales).

 

Observations

 

Average home sales prices in three areas of the island consistently exceed the

island wide “average” home sales price:

·         East End B

·         East End A

·         Northside A & B

 

Average home sales prices in three areas of the island are consistently much lower than the island wide “average” home sales price:

·         King

·         Prince

·         West End

 

Center island average home sales prices are about “average”:

·         Company

·         Queen

 

More homes sold in all quarters during 20187, when compared to 2012, except for Northside A & B, where the same number of homes sold as did 7 years ago (13).

 

Compared to 2017, the island wide average home sale price decreased 16%.

These quarters experienced decreased average home sales prices:

·         East End B

·         Queen

·         Northside A  & B

·         King

 

Compared to 2012, these quarters had higher average home sales prices:

·         Company

·         Queen

·         Northside A & B

·         King

·         West End

 

Compared to 2012, these quarters had lower average home sales prices:

·         East End B

·         East End A

·         Prince

 

 

 

 

 

Information is from MLS and deemed to be reliable, but is not guaranteed.

Prepared by:

Julie San Martin

Team Manager

 

 

 

 

 

December 2108

 

Inventory Level Trends

 

Current Annual supply represents the number of years it will take at the current rate of sales to sell all the properties listed in a specific area (Quarter) of St Croix.

[Active Listings + Pending Listings] /

Number of Listings Sold During the Previous 12 Months

For example:

In November 2018, there were 23 active and 4 pending home sales in East End B, with 16 home sales in the previous 12 months, for a 1.7 year supply of homes for sale

 

[23 + 4] / 16 = 1.7 Years or 20 months

 

East End B

Far East End

Residential

Compared to 7 years ago, home inventory decreased by 1 year and average sales price is 46% ($410,533) lower

(from $888,908 to $478,385)

Compared to last year, average time on the market increased by 9.6 months; average sales price decreased 28% (from $668,759 to $478,385)

 

Condominium

            Compared to 7 years ago, condominium inventory decreased by 23 months (from 2.6 years to 0.7 years); average sales price decreased by 35%

(from $370,846 to $241,246)

Compared to last year, average time on the market decreased by about 5 months;

average sales price decreased by 5% (from $253,785 to $241,246)

 

Vacant Land

Compared to 7 years ago, land inventory levels are unchanged at 8.2 years;

average sales price decreased 10% (from $79,929 to $72,308)

Compared to last year, land inventory increased by 3.5 years;

 average sales price decreased 6% (from $77,138 to $72,308)

 

 

East End A

Christiansted East to Coakley Bay

Residential

Compared to 7 years ago, home inventory decreased by nearly 2 years;

 average home sale price increased by 41% (from $307,597 to $434,085)

Compared to last year, residential inventory decreased by about 10 months;

average sales price increased 21% (from $357,604 to $434,085)

 

Condominium

            Compared to 7 years ago, condominium inventory has decreased 2.7 years (from 3 years to 0.3 years);

average condominium sales price decreased 1% (from $242,556 to $240,244)

Compared to last year, condominium inventory increased by 2 years,

to less than a 4 month supply;

average sales price increased 58% (from $152,129 to $240,244)

 

Vacant Land

Compared to 7 years ago, land inventory is about the same at 5.1 years;

average lot sales price increased by 61% (from $54,421 to $87,433)

Compared to last year, land inventory decreased by 8 months;

average lot sales price decreased 14% (from $101,464 to $87,433)

 

 

Company

Christiansted West to the East Side of Judiths Fancy

Residential

Compared to 7 years ago, residential inventory decreased by 6 years;

average home sales price increased 14% (from $275,571 to $314,009)

Compared to last year, residential inventory decreased by 2 months;

 average home sales price increased 14% (from $275,274 to $314,009)

 

Condominium

            Compared to 7 years ago, condominium inventory decreased by 18 months (from 2.3 years to 0.8 years);

average sales price increased 22% (from $124,992 to $153,172)

Compared to last year, condominium inventory is unchanged at about 10 months; average sales price has increased 8% (from $142,067 to $153,172)

 

Vacant Land

Compared to 7 years ago, land inventory increased by 2 years

(from 3.8 years to 5.8 years);

average sales price increased 170% (from $66,433 to $179,580)

Compared to last year, land inventory increased by 11 months,

 while average sales price increased 74% (from $103,000 to $179,580)

 

Queen

Constitution Hill West to La Reine, includes southwest

Judiths Fancy

Residential

Compared to 7 years ago, residential inventory decreased by 22 months

(from 2.9 years to 1.1 years);

average sales priced decreased 38% (from $427,342 to $265,994)

Compared to last year, residential inventory decreased by 1.5 years (17 months);

average sales price decreased 32% (from $390,012 to $265,994)

 

Condominium

            Compared to 7 years ago, condominium inventory decreased by more than 6 years (from 6.8 years to 7 months);

average condominium sales price increased 14% (from $102,250 to $116,673)

Compared to last year, condominium inventory increased by 2 months;

 average sales price increased 8% (from $108,263 to $116,673)

 

Vacant Land

Compared to 7 years ago, land inventory decreased by 12.5 years

(from 16.2 years to 3.6 years);

average lot sales price decreased 3% (from $61,000 to $59,357)

Compared to last year, land inventory decreased by nearly 3 years;

 the average lot sales price decreased 12% (from $67,314 to $59,357)

 

 

Northside A & B

North Shore from North Judiths Fancy to Hamms Bluff

Residential

Compared to 7 years ago, residential inventory decreased by 2 years;

average home sales price decreased 3% (from $592,312 to $575,818)

Compared to last year, residential inventory increased by 6 months;

 average home sales price decreased 9% (from $632,294 to $575,818)

 

Condominium

            Compared to 7 years ago, condominium inventory decreased by 3.7 years (from 4.7 years to 1 year);

average sales price decreased 52% (from $440,000 to $212,400)

Compared to last year, condominium inventory decreased by 1 year;

average sales price decreased 42% (from $369,167 to $212,400)

 

Vacant Land

Compared to 7 years ago, land inventory decreased by 11 years

(from 14 years to 3 years);

average lot sales price increased 32% (from $59,333 to $78,542)

Compared to last year, land inventory decreased by 3 years;

average lot sales price increased 13% (from $69,333 to $78,542)

 

King

South Shore from La Reine West to UVI

Residential

Compared to 7 years ago, residential inventory decreased by 2 years 

(from 4 years to 1.9 years);

average home sales price decreased 45% (from $247,800 to $135,644)

Compared to last year, residential inventory decreased by 5 years

(from 7 years to 1.9 years);

average residential sales price decreased 31% (from $196,667 to $135,644)

 

Condominium

            There are no condominium complexes in King Quarter

 

Vacant Land

7 years ago, no land sales were reported in King Quarter during the 12 month period ending November 2011.

Compared to last year, land inventory decreased by 4 years

(from 7.5 years to 3.6 years);

average lot sales price increased 36% (from $20,500 to $27,940)

 

 

Prince

South Shore from UVI West to Williams Delight

Residential

Compared to 7 years ago, residential inventory by 1 year

(from 2.6 years to 1.7 years);

average residential sales price decreased 9% (from $239,519 to $217,227)

Compared to last year, residential inventory is unchanged at 1.7 years;

average residential sales price increased 4% (from $208,115 to $217,227)

 

Condominium

            Compared to 7 years ago, condominium inventory decreased by 2.8 years (from 3.7 years to 0.9 years);

average condominium sales price decreased 28% (from $288,333 to $208,129)

Compared to last year, condominium inventory decreased by 4 years

(from 5 years to 0.9 years);

average condominium sale price increased 30% (from $160,000 to $208,129)

 

Vacant Land

Compared to 7 years ago, land inventory decreased by 6 years

(from 9.3 years to 3.4 years);

average lot sales price decreased 34% (from $50,714 to $33,375)

Compared to last year, land inventory is unchanged at 3.4 years;

average lot sales price increased 30% (from $25,690 to $33,375)

 

West End

South Shore, South from Mahogany Road,

East to Williams Delight

Residential

Compared to 7 years ago, residential inventory decreased by more than 2 years

(from 2.9 years to 0.7 years);

average home sale price increased 53% (from $157,512 to $241,535)

Compared to last year, residential inventory decreased by 17 months

(from 2.1 years to 0.7 years);

average home sale price increased 36% (from $177,647 to $241,535)

 

Condominium

            Compared to 7 years ago, condominium inventory decreased by 1.5 years (from 2.3 years to 0.8 years);

average condominium sale price increased 5% (from $146,250 to $153,375)

Compared to last year, condominium inventory increased by 2 months;

average condominium sales price is unchanged at $153,375.

 

Vacant Land

Compared to 7 years ago, land inventory decreased 2 years

(from 10.9 years to 8.8years);

average lot sales price increased 119% (from $32,222 to $70,727)

Compared to last year, land inventory increased by 3.3 years

(from 12.1 years to 8.8 years);

average lot sales price increased 118% (from $22,214 to $70,727)

 

Information is from MLS and deemed to be reliable, but is not guaranteed.

Prepared by:

Julie San Martin

Team Manager

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

November 2018

 

 

Which St Croix Price Ranges are Selling?

First 10 months of 2014, 2105, 2016, 2017, and 2018

 

Residential

2014

134 home sales closed January through October; there were 308 homes for sale

2.3 sellers for every buyer

2015

111 home sales closed January through October; there were 273 homes for sale

2.5 sellers for every buyer

2016

143 home sales closed January through October; there were 240 homes for sale

1.7 sellers for every buyer

2017

130 home sales closed January through October; there were 200 homes for sale

1.5 sellers for every buyer

2018

166 home sales closed January through October; there were 143 homes for sale

0.86 sellers for every buyer

 

Condominium

2014

101 condominium sales closed January - October; there were 154 condos for sale

1.5 sellers for every buyer

2015

88 condominium sales closed January - October; there were 127 condos for sale

1.4 sellers for every buyer

2016

106 condominium sales closed January - October; there were 79 condos for sale

0.75 sellers for every buyer

2017

92 condominium sales closed January - October; there were 81 condos for sale

0.88 sellers for every buyer

2018

94 condominium sales closed January - October; there were 47 condos for sale

0.5 sellers for every buyer

 

Vacant Land

37 land sales closed January through October; there were 522 lots for sale

14.1 sellers for every buyer

2015

62 land sales closed January through October; there were 490 lots for sale

7.9 sellers for every buyer

2016

64 land sales closed January through October; there were 551 lots for sale

8.6 sellers for every buyer

2017

75 land sales closed January through October; there were 486 lots for sale

6.5 sellers for every buyer

2018

90 land sales closed January through October; there were 445 lots for sale

4.9 sellers for every buyer

 

SALES BY PRICE RANGE

Residential

2017

% of Sales

2017 Sales

2017

% of Sales

2017 Sales

2016

% of Sales

2016

Sales

2015

% of Sales

2015 Sales

2014

% of Sales

2014 Sales

Sales Price

40%

66

41%

53

41%

58

41%

45

31%

42

Under $200K

28%

46

25%

32

31%

45

31%

34

36%

48

$200K - $400K

19%

31

15%

18

14%

20

13%

14

18%

24

$400K - $600K

8%

13

8%

11

6%

8

9%

10

10%

14

$600K - $800K

3%

5

5%

7

5%

7

3%

3

3%

4

$800K - $1 Million

3%

5

7%

9

3%

5

5%

5

1%

2

Over $1 Million

 

Condominium

2018

 % of Sales

2018 Sales

2017

% of Sales

2017 Sales

2016

% of Sales

2016

Sales

2015

 % of Sales

2015 Sales

2014

% of Sales

2014 Sales

Sales Price

14%

13

28%

26

26%

28

23%

20

38%

38

Under $100K

46%

43

49%

45

40%

42

45%

39

43%

43

$100K - $200K

24%

23

15%

14

19%

20

17%

15

13%

13

$200K - $300K

15%

14

6%

6

13%

14

13%

11

6%

6

$300K - $500K

1%

1

1%

1

2%

2

4%

3

1%

1

Over $500K

 

Vacant Land

2018

% of Sales

2018 Sales

2017

% of Sales

2017 Sales

2016

% of Sales

2016

Sales

2015

 % of Sales

2015 Sales

2014

% of Sales

2014 Sales

Sales Price

64%

58

62%

62

48%

31

52%

32

68%

25

Under $50K

18%

16

10%

10

30%

19

23%

14

22%

8

$50K - $100K

16%

14

 

0

20%

13

21%

13

8%

3

$100K - $300K

2%

2

3%

3

2%

1

5%

3

3%

1

Over $300K

 

Information is from MLS and deemed to be reliable, but is not guaranteed.

Prepared by:

Julie San Martin

Team Manager

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

October 2018

 

Ten Year Comparison

St Croix Real Estate Inventory Levels

 

TOTAL INVENTORY

 

Residential

49% lower (129 homes) than ten years ago.

Highest inventory during this period was 9/15/12 with 336 homes on the market

(200 more homes for sale than on 9/15/18)

 

Condominium

GIGANTIC decrease over the ten year period!

Ten years ago, there were five times as many condominiums on the market (236) as were for sale on 9/15/18 (46)

 

Vacant Land

23% lower (135 lots) than ten years ago.

Land inventory has slowly declined over the ten year period;

now at its lowest level, with 440 lots for sale on 9/15/18

 

 

INVENTORY BY PRICE RANGE

 

Residential

 

Under $200,000 listings have more than doubled (from 13% to 31%) as percentage of total inventory, compared to ten years ago.

$200,000 to $400,000 listings decreased by 5%, from 29% of inventory ten years ago to currently 24% of total inventory.

$400,000 to $600 listings have remained constant at about 15% of total inventory over the ten year period.

$600,000 to $800,000 listings have declined from 15% of total inventory to just 6% over the ten year period.

$800,000 to $1,000,000 listings remain unchanged over the ten year period at about 8% of total inventory.

Listings over $1,000,000 also have remained unchanged at about 19% of total inventory, with a decline to just 11% of total inventory in 2011.

Condominium

 

Under $100,000 listings are again 11% of total condo listings, as they were ten years ago. In 2013, this price range accounted for 29% of all condo listings.

$100,000 to $200,000 listings have decreased by 8% of total inventory, to about 39%, compared to ten years ago (47%).

$200,000 to $300,000 listings have increased by 4% as percentage of total inventory, at about 21%, compared to ten years ago (7%).

$300,000 to $500,000 listings have also increased by about 3%, from 17% to 20%, compared to ten years ago.

Listings over $500,000 again represent about 9% of the total condominium market, as they did ten years ago. In 2016, this segment of the market was only 3% of total condominium market.

 

Vacant Land

 

Under $50,000 listings have nearly doubled (from 21% to 40%) as percentage of total inventory, compared to ten years ago.

$50,000 to $100,000 listings have decreased by 5% as percentage of total inventory, from 30% to 25%, compared to ten years ago.

$100,000 to $300,000 listings have decreased by 7%, from 33% to 26%, compared to ten years ago.

Listings over $300,000 have decreased by 6% of the total inventory over the ten year period, from 16% on 9/15/09 to 10% on 9/15/18.

  

 

 

 

Information is from MLS and deemed to be reliable, but is not guaranteed.

Prepared by:

Julie San Martin

Team Manager

 

 

September 2018

 

A Tale of Two Islands

St Croix and St Thomas Real Estate Sales

Six Year Comparison Year to Date

2017 Data reflects the market prior to Irma Maria

2018 Data reflects our market after the storms

 

Number of Sales

Residential

Residential sales after the storm were robust. St Croix showed a slight increase in number of sales. St Thomas sales were nearly twice as numerous, compared to six years ago.

% increase

(decrease)

St Croix

% increase

(decrease)

St Thomas

Number of Homes Sold

 

82

 

46

Jan – Aug 2013

+39%

114

+46%

67

Jan – Aug 2014

(-25%)

85

(-19%)

54

Jan – Aug 2015

+38%

117

+37%

74

Jan – Aug 2016

+5%

123

+4%

77

Jan – Aug 2017

+3%

127

+9%

84

Jan – Aug 2018

 

Condominium

Condominium sales were more affected by Irma Maria than residential sales. Compared to six years ago, condominium sales on both islands increased significantly.

% increase

(decrease)

St Croix

% increase

(decrease)

St Thomas

Number of Condos Sold

 

54

 

52

Jan – Aug 2013

+52%

82

+35%

70

Jan – Aug 2014

(-16%)

69

(-6%)

66

Jan – Aug 2015

+16%

80

+38%

91

Jan – Aug 2016

+11%

89

+7%

98

Jan – Aug 2017

(-19%)

72

(-28%)

71

Jan – Aug 2018

 

Vacant Land

 Vacant land sales declined significantly on St Thomas after the storms, St Croix land sales fared better.  

% increase

(decrease)

St Croix

% increase

(decrease)

St Thomas

Number of Lots Sold

 

41

 

21

Jan – Aug 2013

(-27%)

30

+43%

30

Jan – Aug 2014

+57%

47

+27%

38

Jan – Aug 2015

+15%

54

(-29%)

27

Jan – Aug 2016

+30%

70

+59%

43

Jan – Aug 2017

(-12%)

62

(-33%)

27

Jan – Aug 2018

 

Residential

Average Sales Price

Both islands experienced a decline in average sales price after the storms. Not unexpected, given the damage sustained.

% increase

(decrease)

St Croix

% increase

(decrease)

St Thomas

Average Home Sales Price

 

$287,762

 

$665,130

Jan – Aug 2013

+16%

$332,572

+16%

$772,334

Jan – Aug 2014

+28%

$426,719

(-11%)

$689,658

Jan – Aug 2015

(-18%)

$350,076

(-14%)

$594,317

Jan – Aug 2016

+12%

$393,754

(-2%)

$583,676

Jan – Aug 2017

(-32%)

$342,041

(-10%)

$524,735

Jan – Aug 2018

 

St Thomas Home Sales Prices

 

Lowest

Highest

Jan – Aug 2013

$100,000

$3,300,000

Jan – Aug 2014

$34,000

$4,400,000

Jan – Aug 2015

$85,000

$6,000,000

Jan – Aug 2016

$49,000

$2,990,000

Jan – Aug 2017

$9,000

$3,200,000

Jan – Aug 2018

$55,000

$3,150,000

 St Croix Home Sales Prices

 

Lowest

Highest

Jan – Aug 2013

$35,000

$800,000

Jan – Aug 2014

$35,000

$1,680,000

Jan – Aug 2015

$31,000

$6,250,000

Jan – Aug 2016

$40,000

$2,500,000

Jan – Aug 2017

$17,000

$2,212,500

Jan – Aug 2018

$37,500

$1,600,000

 

 

Median sales price is the midpoint - half of all homes sold for more than this price, half sold for less.

For St Thomas, the median sales price consistently decreased over the 6 year period. On St Croix, the median sales price remained at $280,000 for the last two years, after decreasing to just $220,000 for this period in 2016.

The St Croix median residential sales price is $100,000 lower than the current median residential sales price for St Thomas

 

 Median Home Sales Price

% increase

(decrease)

St Croix

% increase

(decrease)

St Thomas

Median Home Sales Price

 

$270,000

 

$515,000

Jan – Aug 2013

+11%

$299,000

(-5%)

$490,000

Jan – Aug 2014

(-15%)

$255,000

No change

$492,000

Jan – Aug 2015

(-14%)

$220,000

No change

$492,500

Jan – Aug 2016

+27%

$280,000

(-18%)

$405,000

Jan – Aug 2017

No change

$279,000

(-6%)

$380,000

Jan – Aug 2018

 

Average Sales Price

Condominium

St Croix average condominium sales prices increased significantly after the storms. St Thomas average condo sales price was nearly the same as before the storms,

% increase

(decrease)

St Croix

% increase

(decrease)

St Thomas

Average condo Sales Price

 

$169,563

 

$223,604

Jan – Aug 2013

(-8%)

$155,356

(-2%)

$219,512

Jan – Aug 2014

+30%

$202,402

+3%

$227,064

Jan – Aug 2015

(-17%)

$168,023

+21%

$274,901

Jan – Aug 2016

(-2%)

$164,630

(-7%)

$254,416

Jan – Aug 2017

+23%

$203,095

(-1%)

$252,387

Jan – Aug 2018

St Thomas Condominium Sales Prices

 

Lowest

Highest

Jan – Aug 2013

$38,000

$550,000

Jan – Aug 2014

$39,000

$770,000

Jan – Aug 2015

$55,000

$940,000

Jan – Aug 2016

$30,000

$1,690,000

Jan – Aug 2017

$24,000

$665,000

Jan – Aug 2018

$320

$780,000

St Croix Condominium Sales Prices

 

Lowest

Highest

Jan – Aug 2013

$40,000

$545,000

Jan – Aug 2014

$30,000

$775,000

Jan – Aug 2015

$22,500

$1,150,000

Jan – Aug 2016

$22,500

$700,000

Jan – Aug 2017

$33,000

$570,000

Jan – Aug 2018

$34,000

$570,000

 

Over the six year period, the median condominium sales price on both St Thomas and St Croix increased about $25,000.

 

Median Condominium Sales Price

% increase

(decrease)

St Croix

% increase

(decrease)

St Thomas

Median Condo Sales Price

 

$144,500

 

$173,750

Jan – Aug 2013

(-18%)

$119,125

(-5%)

$165,000

Jan – Aug 2014

+26%

$150,000

+9%

$180,000

Jan – Aug 2015

(-10%)

$135,000

+19%

$215,000

Jan – Aug 2016

+7%

$145,000

+2%

$220,000

Jan – Aug 2017

+17%

$170,000

(-10%)

$198,562

Jan – Aug 2018

 

Average Sales Price

Vacant Land

The average St Thomas land sales price is about the same as it was six years ago.

On St Croix, average land sale price increased by about $25,000.

 

% increase

(decrease)

St Croix

% increase

(decrease)

St Thomas

Average lot Sales Price

 

$43,425

 

$108,357

Jan – Aug 2013

+85%

$80,162

+16%

$126,172

Jan – Aug 2014

(-3%)

$78,055

(-26%)

$91,737

Jan – Aug 2015

(-2%)

$76,518

+97%

$181,144

Jan – Aug 2016

(-7%)

$71,529

+24%

$225,455

Jan – Aug 2017

(-6%)

$67,655

(-51%)

$110,830

Jan – Aug 2018

 

  

St Thomas Land Sales Prices

 

Lowest

Highest

Jan – Aug 2013

$35,000

$250,000

Jan – Aug 2014

$15,000

$900,000

Jan – Aug 2015

$20,000

$370,000

Jan – Aug 2016

$8,000

$900,000

Jan – Aug 2017

$20,000

$2,100,000

Jan – Aug 2017

$30,000

$600,000

 

St Croix Land Sales Prices

 

Lowest

Highest

Jan – Aug 2013

$10,000

$120,000

Jan – Aug 2014

$8,000

$370,000

Jan – Aug 2015

$13,000

$348,000

Jan – Aug 2016

$16,000

$335,000

Jan – Aug 2017

$12,000

$500,000

Jan – Aug 2017

$1,200

$350,000

 

Median Land Sales Price

On both islands, the median lot sales price is nearly the same as 6 years ago.

 

% increase

(decrease)

St Croix

% increase

(decrease)

St Thomas

Median Lot Sales Price

 

$34,500

 

$84,500

Jan – Aug 2013

+14%

$39,500

+1%

$85,000

Jan – Aug 2014

+1%

$40,000

(-35%)

$55,000

Jan – Aug 2015

+64%

$65,500

+78%

$98,000

Jan – Aug 2016

(-43%)

$37,250

(-13%)

$85,000

Jan – Aug 2017

+7%

$40,000

(-6%)

$80,000

Jan – Aug 2018

 

Total Market (Millions)

The 2018 St Thomas and St Croix total residential markets were nearly the same.

 

 Residential

% increase

(decrease)

St Croix

% increase

(decrease)

St Thomas

Number of Homes Sold

 

$23.6

 

$30.6

Jan – Aug 2013

+61%

$37.9

+69%

$51.7

Jan – Aug 2014

(-4%)

$36.3

(-28%)

$37.2

Jan – Aug 2015

+13%

$41.0

+18%

$44.0

Jan – Aug 2016

+18%

$48.4

+2%

$44.9

Jan – Aug 2017

(-10%)

$43.4

(-2%)

$44.1

Jan – Aug 2018

The St Thomas total condominium market declined by seven million dollars between 2017 and 2018. On St Croix there was no change in total condo market for this period.

 

Condominium

% increase

(decrease)

St Croix

% increase

(decrease)

St Thomas

Number of Condos Sold

 

$9.2

 

$11.6

Jan – Aug 2013

+38%

$12.7

+33%

$15.4

Jan – Aug 2014

+10%

$14.0

(-3%)

$15.0

Jan – Aug 2015

(-4%)

$13.4

+67%

$25.0

Jan – Aug 2016

+9%

$14.6

No change

$24.9

Jan – Aug 2017

No change

$14.6

(-38%)

$17.9

Jan – Aug 2018

 

The St Thomas 2017 total land market was skewed by one large sale. For the first 8 months of 2018, the St Croix total land market exceeded that of St Thomas by $1 Million.

 

Vacant Land

% increase

(decrease)

St Croix

% increase

(decrease)

St Thomas

Number of Lots Sold

 

$1.8

 

$2.3

Jan – Aug 2013

+33%

$2.4

+65%

$3.8

Jan – Aug 2014

+54%

$3.7

(-8%)

$3.5

Jan – Aug 2015

+11%

$4.1

+40%

$4.9

Jan – Aug 2016

+24%

$5.1

+102%

$9.9

Jan – Aug 2017

(-18%)

$4.2

(-70%)

$3.0

Jan – Aug 2018

Information is from MLS and deemed to be reliable, but is not guaranteed.

 

 

 

 

 

Prepared by:

Julie San Martin

Team Manager

 

 

 

August 2018

 

Sales Price and Marketing Time on St Croix

 

“Annual Supply” represents the number of years it will take at the current annual rate of sales to sell all the properties for sale

in a specific area.

 

East End B

Far East End

 

Inventory

Six years ago (July 2012), there was a 4.7 year supply of homes and a 4.3 year supply of condominiums on the market.

Inventory has decreased for both homes and condominiums, 

There is now a 19 month supply of homes and an 11 month supply of condominiums in this quarter.

 

Average Sales Price

Compared to six years ago, both homes and condominiums have experienced a decrease in average sales price.

The average sales price of a home in this quarter ($560,938) is $15,000 less than it was six year ago ($575,667).

Condominiums experienced a larger decrease in average sales price ($152,000), from $383,500 for the 12 months ending July 2012 to $230,538 for the 12 months ending July 2018. 

 

East End A

Christiansted east to Coakley Bay

 

Inventory

Six years ago (July 2012), there was a 4.2 year supply of homes and a 4.8 year supply of condominiums on the market.

Inventory has decreased for both homes and condominiums.  

There is now an 18 month supply of homes and a 10 month supply of condominiums in this quarter.

 

Average Sales Price

Average residential sale price ($458,335) decreased about $22,000, compared to six years ago.

Condominium average sale price ($245,190) increased by about $40,000, when compared to six years ago ($204,667).

 

Company

Christiansted west to east side of Judiths Fancy

 

Inventory

Six years ago (July 2012), there was a 3.7 year supply of homes and a 5.9 year supply of condominiums on the market.

Residential inventory decreased by more than 2 years, to a 17 month supply of homes.

Condominium inventory sell off was dramatic, from a 5.9 year supply of units six years ago to a current 1 year supply of condominiums for sale.

 

Average Sales Price

Homes and condominiums both experienced average sales price increases, compared to six years ago.

Average home sale price increased the most ($72,000), from $191,269 in 2012 to $264,498 for the 12 months ending July 2018.

Average condo sale price increased $37,000, from $$101,250 six years ago to $143,896 for the 12 months ending July 2018.

 

Queen

Constitution Hill west to La Reine, includes southwest Judiths Fancy

 

Inventory

Six years ago (July 2012), there was a 3.1 year supply of homes and an 8.3 year supply of condominiums on the market.

Home inventory has decreased by 16 months, to 1.8 years, over the six year period.

Condominium inventory decreased by more than 7 years over this period, to an 8 month supply for the 12 months ending July 2018.

  

Average Sales Price

Decrease in inventory levels also resulted in an increase of average sale price over the six year period, for both homes and condos.

Average residential sale price increased by $37,000 over the six year period, from $291, 29 in 2012 to $328,725 from the 12 months ending July 2018.

Average condo sale price increased by $44,000 over the six year period, from

$75,125 in 2012 to $119,408 from the 12 months ending July 2018.

 

 

Northside A & B

North shore from north Judiths Fancy west to Hamms Bluff

 

Inventory

Six years ago (July 2012), there was a 4.6 year supply of homes and a 6.5 year supply of condominiums on the market.

Residential inventory decreased by 3 years, to a 1.5 year supply of homes.

The condominium supply decreased by nearly 4 years, to a 2.7 year supply of condominiums in this quarter.

 

Average Sales Price

Average home sale price ($549,333) increased by $90,000, compared to six years ago ($459,110). Current average sale price is, however, $210, 00 lower than the highest average sale price during the six year period, which was $753,188 for the 12 months ending July 2016.

Average condominium sale price decreased by about $30,000 over the six year period, from $345,000 for the 12 months ending July 2012 to $316,500 for the 12 months ending July 2018.

 

King

South shore from La Reine west to UVI

 

Located near the closed refinery, this is the worst performing segment of our market.

 

Inventory

Six years ago (July 2012), there was a 3.8 year supply of homes;

there are no condominiums in King Quarter.

Residential inventory increased slightly, to a 4 year supply of homes, compared to six years ago. For the 12 months ending July 2013, only one home sold in King Quarter.

 

Average Sales Price

Average home sale price decreased $81,000 over the six year period, from $207,400 for the 12 months ending July 2012 to $126,450 for the 12 months ending July 2018.

 

Prince

South shore from UVI west to Williams Delight

 

Inventory

Six years ago (July 2012), there was a 5.8 year supply of homes and an 11.0 year supply of condominiums on the market.

Residential inventory decreased by 2 years, to a 3.7 year supply of homes.

Condominium inventory decreased by nearly 11 years, to a 1.3 year supply of condominiums.

 

Average Sales Price

Homes saw a sale price increase of nearly $70,000 when compared the six years ago, from $208,430 for the 12 months ending July 2012 to $275,750 for the 12 months ending July 2018.

Condominiums experienced a $214,000 decrease in average sale price over the six year period, from $415,000 for the 12 months ending July 2012 to $200,625 for the 12 months ending July 2018.

 

West End

South from Mahogany Road, East to Williams Delight

 

Inventory

Six years ago (July 2012), there was a 4.6 year supply of homes and a 7.0 year supply of condominiums on the market.

Over the six year period, residential inventory decreased by 3.4 years, to a 1.2 year supply of homes for the 12 months ending July 2018.

Condominium inventory decreased by 5 years, to a 2 year supply of condominiums.

 

Average Sales Price

Average home sale price increased $74,000 over the six year period, from $164,300 for the 12 months ending July 2012 to $238,158 for the 12 months ending July 2018.

Average condominium sale price increased $45,000 over the six year period, from $62,500 for the 12 months ending July 2012 to $107,067 for the 12 months ending July 2018.

 

Conclusion

 

Over the seven year period, average home sale prices were highest, usually more than double those of other quarters, in these quarters:

·         Northside A & B

·         East End B

·         East End A

Over the seven year period, the average condominium sale price decreased by about $35,000. These quarters experienced an increase in average sale condo sale price:

·         East End A

·         Company

·         Queen

·         West End

Residential and condominium inventories decreased island wide over the past seven years, with the exception of King Quarter, where residential inventory increased about 2 months.

 

Information is from MLS and deemed to be reliable, but is not guaranteed.

Prepared by:

Julie San Martin

Team Manager

 

July 2018

 

13 year look at the St Croix Real Estate Market for the 12 month period ending 30 June

 

The last real estate boom on St Croix was 13 years ago –

The 2005 / 2006 period

 

Total number of properties sold

 

·         Residential – Fewer homes sold in the past 12 months than were sold during the past 4 annual cycles. But there was that weather event - Irma / Maria, the likes of which we have not seen for 100 years!

·         Condominiums – 40% fewer (84) condominiums sold than were sold during the previous 12 month period (142).  

·         Land – Land sales performed the best. During the current period, 80 lots sold compared to 89 for the previous 12 month period

 

Average sales price

 

·         Residential – The one bright spot! The “average” sales price of a home on St Croix ($382,435) increased by $12,000 over the previous 12 month period ($370,340).

·         Condominiums – Average condominium sales price for this 12 month period ($173,977) was about $15,000 less than the previous period ($189,240).

·         Land – Average lot sales price ($63,069) also decreased, by about $11,000, for this 12 month period, when compared to the previous period ($75,822).

 

Total Market

Number of properties sold x Average sales price

 

·         Residential – The total residential market ($54.7 million) was $10 million less than the previous 12 month period (($64.8 million).

·         Condominiums – This 12 month period ($14.6 million) was $12 million less than the previous 12 months ($26.9). Many fewer condominiums sold, at a lower average sale price.

·         Land – This total market experienced the smallest decrease ($1.7 million). The total market for July 2017 through June 2018 was $5 million. For the previous 12 month period, the total land market was $6.7 million.

 

Conclusion

 

Compared to 13 years ago, total St Croix real estate sales have decreased by $105 Million Dollars (59%)

 

Compared to the previous 12 month period, total

St Croix real estate sales have decreased by $24 million (24%) for the period of July 2017 through June 2018

 

 

Information is from MLS and deemed to be reliable, but is not guaranteed.

Prepared by:

Julie San Martin

Team Manager

 

 

 

 

 

June 2018

 

Changes in the St Croix Real Estate Market

Inventory levels by price range reflect the seller’s expectations.

The attached graphs compare changes in asking prices over the past nine years, using 15 May inventory levels.

 

Residential

 

·         The lowest price range (under $200,000) has accounted for about one third of the St Croix residential inventory for the past 5 years. In 2010, this price range was only 14% of the inventory, increasing to about 25% for the next three years.

·         The second tier ($200,000 to $400,000) has consistently comprised nearly one third of all homes for sale on St Croix over the 9 year period. Nearly two thirds of all homes for sale on St Croix are currently listed for $400,000 or less.

·         Over the 9 year period, homes listed for more than $400,000 have decreased by 18%, from 56% of the inventory in 2010 to 38% of all homes for sale on St. Croix in May 2018.

Condominium

 

·         The lowest price range (under $100,000) is now 12% and approaching the 2010 level of 9% of inventory, after more than tripling in 2014, when this price range represented 30% of condominium inventory.

·         The second tier ($100,000 to $200,000) has consistently included between one-third and one-half the inventory over the 9 year period.

·         Condominiums listed for more than $200,000 have consistently comprised about one third of the inventory over the 9 year period.

 

Land

 

·         The lowest price range (under $50,000) has more than doubled over the 9 year period, from 20% of total inventory in 2010 to 42% of all lots for sale in 2018.

·         The second tier ($50,000 to $100,000) has decreased from one third of the inventory to one quarter of all lots for sale over the 9 year period.

·         Lots listed for more than $100,000 have decreased from approximately 45% of total inventory to about one third of all lots for sale over the 9 year period.

 

Information is from MLS and deemed to be reliable, but is not guaranteed.

Prepared by:

Julie San Martin

Team Manager

 

May 2018

 

Inventory Levels and Sales Projections

 

May Inventory Levels

8 Year Review

 

Residential

 

Residential inventory peaked in 2012 at 330 homes for sale and has steadily declined since then. Current inventory of 173 homes for sale is 37% lower (100 homes) than May 2012 residential inventory.

 

Condominium

 

Condominium inventory also peaked in 2012, at 230 condominiums for sale, and has steadily declined since then. Current inventory of 72 condos is less than one third of the May 2012 condominium inventory.

 

Land

 

Land inventory peaked in 2011, steadily declining until 2014 and is now at its lowest level of the 8 year period with 411 lots for sale, nearly 30% lower than 8 years ago.

 

 

May Pending Sale Levels

8 Year Review

 

Residential

 

Residential pending sales peaked in May 2016, at 85 pending residential sales, and have been robust since, at nearly twice the level of earlier in the decade.

 

Condominium

 

The condominium inventory has continuously declined since May 2012. Meanwhile the number of pending condo sales has steadily increased and is currently at 50% of the inventory!  
 

 

Land

 

Pending land sales have remained relatively constant over the 8 year period, but now represent a higher portion of the inventory, which has significantly declined.

 

 

2018 Sales Predictions

 

Using the assumption that the first 4 months of 2018 is a valid predictor for the entire year.

 

Residential

 

The first four months predict there will be approximately the same number of homes sold in 2018 as were sold during the previous 4 years. The average number of homes sold for years 2014 through 2017 was 154 homes annually; looks like a trend!

 

Condominium

 

The first four months predict there will be about half as many condominiums sold as were sold during the 2014 through 2017 period, which averaged 115 condos a year. This prediction might be accurate, due to the low condominium inventory?

 

Land

 

Land sales have nearly returned to 2011 levels! This is the segment of the St Croix real estate market showing the most improvement, but there is a lot of inventory to sell; the current rate of sales predicts about 20% of the inventory should sell during 2018.

 

 

 

 

Information is from MLS and deemed to be reliable, but is not guaranteed.

Prepared by:

Julie San Martin

Team Manager

 

 

 

April 2018

 

1st Quarter Sales as Predictor for the full year

 

2018 is the 10th year of the St Croix real estate market “recovery” from the real estate boom years of 2006 through 2008. The two Category 5 hurricanes in September 2017 were not helpful.

 

The question is – what do the 1st quarter statistics predict about market prospects for the rest of the year?

 

First, a look at inventory trends over the

10 year period:

 

·         Residential inventory peaked in 2012, at 340 homes for sale, and has continually declined each year since. Current residential inventory levels are at only 52% (176 homes) of the 2012 level, a significant decline.

·       Condominium inventory peaked in 2010, with 265 condominiums on the market. The current level of 85 condominiums for sale is only 32% of the inventory 2010.

·       Land inventory also peaked in 2010, at 610 lots for sale. First quarter 2018 inventory is again the lowest level of the 10 year period at 74% (454 lots) of the 2010 inventory levels.

 

Residential Sales & 2018 Predictions

 

From 2009 to 2016, the number of homes sold during the first quarter consistently under predicted the total number of sales for the year. The average of the under prediction over the 8 year period was 20%. 2017 was a trend reverser; sales predictions based on the number of 1st quarter homes sold was 5% higher than the actual number of home sold.

 

For the period 2012 through 2016, the average 1st quarter sales price was within 12% of the actual annual average sales price. The 2017 prediction, based on 1st quarter average home sales price, was 28% below the actual average 2017 home sales price of $402,507.

 

Here is the prediction for 2018 overall:

·         Total number of homes sold will be as predicted, around 120, representing about a 20% decreased from total number of homes sold during 2017.

·         Average sales price will most likely be in the $350,000 range, about the same as 2016.

 

Condominium Sales & 2018 Predictions

 

This is a much smaller market, with just a few units built since the 1980s. It is more difficult to identify trends, because the sample is significantly smaller.

 

For the period of 2012 through 2016, the 1st quarter condo sales have underestimated the annual total number of condos sold by about 13%. 2017 was a game changer; the predicted number of condos sold (144) was 26% higher than the actual number of condos sold (107).

 

1st quarter average sale price has, in most cases, overestimated the average annual condominium sales price.

 

Here is the prediction for 2018 overall:

·         Total number of condominiums sold will be in the 80 condo range, even though only 10 condominiums sold during the 1st quarter. Put another way, all of the 85 condominiums currently listed for sale should sell.

·         Average sales price will most likely be in the $180,000 range, about 85% of the 1st quarter average 2018 condominium sales price.

 

Land Sales & 2018 Predictions

 

Both predicted and actual number of lots sold are trending in the right direction, at last! A sign of market recovery!

 

For the past 4 years, 2014 through 2017, the average lot sales price has consistently been in the $70,000 range. Predications based on 1st quarter land sales prices for this period varied as much as $30,000 off the actual annual lot sales price; this statistic does not appear to be a good predictor for the rest of the year.

 

Here is the prediction for 2017 overall:

·         Total number of lots sold will be about 100, similar to 2017 and the highest number of lots sold since 2009.

·         The 2018 average lot sales price will be in the $70,000 range, similar to the previous 5 years. Land asking prices have adjusted downward.

 

 

Information is from MLS and deemed to be reliable, but is not guaranteed.

Prepared by:

Julie San Martin

Team Manager

 

 

 

March 2018

Home Sales

St Thomas vs St Croix

A 15 Year Look

 

Total Number of Properties Sold

·         Over the 15 year period, more homes sold every year on St Croix than on St Thomas.

·         The number of homes sold on both St Thomas and St Croix declined slightly in 2017, when compared to 2016; not surprising.

·         Over the 15 year period, St Croix has seen a high of 188 homes sold (2006) and a low of 88 homes sold (2012). During this same period, St Thomas saw a high of 118 homes sold (2004) and a low of only 46 homes sold (2009).

·         Nearly twice as many homes were sold on St Croix during 2017 (156) as were sold on St Thomas (88).

·         Compared to 2016, 7 fewer homes were sold on St Thomas and 13 fewer homes were sold on St Croix during 2017.

 

Average Sales Price

·         At the beginning of this 15 year period (2003), average sales prices for St Thomas and St Croix were nearly identical, at an average of $415,823.

·         From 2004 until the present (14 years) the annual average home sales price on St Thomas has exceeded that of St Croix.

·         For 2017, the average St Thomas homes price was 51% higher, at $627,079, than the 2003 average sales price. The average annual home sales price on St Croix for 2017 was 3% lower, at $402,507, than the 2003 average sales price.

·         The average sale price of a home on St Croix for 2017 ($402,507) was 64% of the averages sales price of a home on St Thomas ($627,079).  

 

Total Market in Millions of Dollars

·         This measurement is a combination of total homes sold multiplied by average sales price; it gives the best overview of annual market performance.

·         During this 15 year period, the total St Thomas residential market exceeded the total St Croix market during four years: 2008, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015. For the past two years, 2016 and 2017, total St Croix residential market has exceeded the total St Thomas residential market by about $6 Million.  

 

Information is from MLS and deemed to be reliable, but is not guaranteed.

Prepared by:

Julie San Martin

Team Manager

 

 

February 2018

The St Croix Real Estate Cycle

A 15 Year Look

 

Total Number of Properties Sold

·         Fewer homes and condominiums sold in 2017 than were sold in 2016; not a big surprise, given the two major 2017 hurricanes. There was, however, a slight uptick in number of lot sales – 12 more lots were sold in 2017 than in 2016.

·         The number of homes sold during 2017 (156) exceeds all years since 2008 (125 home sales) except 2016, when 169 homes sold.

·         The number of condominiums sold during 2017 (106) exceeds the number of sales for the seven year period of 2007 through 2013, but falls short of the previous three years sales numbers (2014 – 2016).

·         The number of lots sold during 2017 (88) exceeds all years since 2009, when 128 lots sold.

Average Sales Price

·         The 2017 average home sales price ($402,507) exceeded the average 2016 average homes sale price by $50,000! However, the 2017 average home sales price is $10,000 lower than the average home sale price of 15 years ago ($413,439).

·         The 2017 average condominium sales price ($182,412) is about $6,000 lower than the 2016 average condominium sales price. It is, however, nearly $40,000 higher than the average condominium sales price 15 years ago ($144,823).

·         The average 2017 lot sales price ($89,914) is the highest average lot sales price since 2012 ($108,952).The 2017 average lot sale price is nearly identical to the 2013 average lot sales price of $91,315.

 

Total Market in Millions of Dollars

·         The 2017 total residential market ($62.8 million) was about $3 million higher than the 2016 total residential market of $59.5 million. But the total residential market is still $9 million less than the total residential market of 15 years ago ($71.9 million).

·         The 2017 total condominium market ($17.7 million) was $5.6 Million lower than the total 2016 condominium market ($23.3 million). The 2017 total condominium market was also $2.6 million below the total condominium market in 2003 ($20.3 million).

·         The 2017 total land market ($6.5 million) exceed the previous year by $1 million. But the total land market is still more than $10 million below our total land market of 15 years ago ($17.1 million).

 

Information is from MLS and deemed to be reliable, but is not guaranteed.

Prepared by:

Julie San Martin

Team Manager

 

 

 

January 2018

 

 Year Home Sales Price Trends

 

The average sales price of a home on St Croix increased by $12,239 over the 5 year period; this is a 3% increase

 

Total number of homes sold increased 73% (65 homes) since 2012.

 

All areas of the island did not perform the same.

 

East End B

Far East End

 

Compared to 6 years ago, the average sales price of a home increased 1% ($4,208).  

The number of homes sold in a year has more than doubled;

12 homes sold in 2012 compared to 28 in 2017.

 

 

East End A

Christiansted East to Coakley Bay

 

Compared to 6 years ago, the average sales price of a home decreased 59% ($505,672) from $859,500 for 2012 to $353,828 for 2017.

The number of homes sold in a year more than doubled since 2012;

10 homes sold in 2012 compared to 25 in 2017.

 

Company

Christiansted West to the East Side of Judiths Fancy

 

Compared to 6 years ago, the average sales price of a home increased 46% ($92,392), from $202,367 for 2012 to $294,759 for 2017.

The number of homes sold in a year has almost doubled since 2012,

from 15 home sales in 2012 to 27 homes sales in 2017.

 

Queen

Constitution Hill West to La Reine, includes southwest

Judiths Fancy

 

Compared to 6 years ago, the average sales price of a home increased 58% ($141,683) from $242,003 for 2012 to $383,686 for 2017.

The number of homes sold in a year increased by 3 homes since 2012, from 22 homes sold in 2012 to 25 home sales in 2017.

 

 

Northside A & B

North Shore from North Judiths Fancy to Hamms Bluff

 

Compared to 6 years ago, the average sales price of a home increased 44% ($201,986), from $458,576 for 2012 to $660,562 for 2017.

The number of homes sold in a year increased by 3 homes since 2012, from 13 homes sales in 2012 to 16 sold during 2017.

 

King

South Shore from La Reine West to UVI

 

Compared to 6 years ago, the average sales price of a home increased 69% ($65,250), from $94,750 for 2012 to $160,000 for 2017.

Twice as many homes sold when compared to 6 years ago,

from 2 homes in 2012 to 4 homes in 2017.

 

Prince

South Shore from UVI West to Williams Delight

 

Compared to 6 years ago, the average sales price of a home decreased 15% ($37,392), from $256,000 for 2012 to $219,208 for 2017.

More than twice as many homes sold during 2017 (12 homes) as compared to

 2012 (5 homes).

 

West End

South Shore, South from Mahogany Road,

East to Williams Delight

 

Compared to 6 years ago, the average sales price of a home decreased 13% ($25,853), from $203,500 for 2012 to $177,647 for 2017.

Five more homes sold during 2017 (15 homes) than during 2012 (10 homes).

 

 

 

Observations

 

Average home sales prices in these two quarters of the island consistently exceed the

island wide “average” home sales price:

·         East End B

·         Northside A & B

 

Average home sales prices in these three quarters of the island are consistently much lower than the island wide “average” home sales price:

·         King

·         Prince

·         West End

 

Center island average home sales prices in these areas are about “average”:

·         East End A

·         Company

·         Queen

 

More homes sold in all quarters during 2017, when compared to 2012.

 

Compared to 2016, the island wide average home sale price increased 15%.

All quarters saw increased average home sales prices with the exception of:

·         Company

·         West End

 

Compared to 2012, these quarters had higher average home sales prices:

·         East End B

·         Company

·         Queen

·         Northside A & B

·         King

 

Compared to 2012, these quarters had lower average home sales prices:

·         East End A

·         Prince

·         West End

 

 

 

Information is from MLS and deemed to be reliable, but is not guaranteed.

Prepared by:

Julie San Martin

Team Manager

 

 

 

 

 

December 2017

 Inventory Level Trends

 

Current Annual supply represents the number of years it will take at the current rate of sales to sell all the properties listed in a specific area (Quarter) of St Croix.

[Active Listings + Pending Listings] /

Number of Listings Sold During the Previous 12 Months

For example:

In November 2017, there were 20 active and 4 pending home sales in East End B, with 27 home sales in the previous 12 months, for a 0.9 year supply of homes for sale

 

[20 + 4] / 27 = 0.9 Years or 10.8 months

 

East End B

Far East End

Residential

Compared to 6 years ago, home inventory decreased by nearly 2 years and average sales price is about 25% ($220,149) lower

(from $888,908 to $668,759)

Compared to last year, average time on the market has decreased by 9.6 months; average sales price has increased by about 10% (from $609,950 to $668,759)

 

Condominium

            Compared to 6 years ago, condominium inventory has decreased by 18 months (from 2.6 years to 1.1 years); average sales price decreased by 32%

(from $370,846 to $253,785)

Compared to last year, condominium inventory is unchanged at 1 year;

average sales price decreased by 9% (from $279,538 to $253,785)

 

Vacant Land

Compared to 6 years ago, land inventory decreased by 3.5 years

(from 8.2 years to 4.7 years); average sales price decreased by 4%

(from $79,929 to $77,138)

Compared to last year, land inventory decreased by 2 years;

 average sales price decreased by 29% (from $108,800 to $77,138)

 

 

East End A

Christiansted East to Coakley Bay

Residential

Compared to 6 years ago, home inventory decreased by a year;

 average home sale price increased by 16% (from $307,597 vs $357,604)

Compared to last year, residential inventory decreased by about 2 months;

average sales price decreased by 1% (from $361,979 to $357,604)

 

Condominium

            Compared to 6 years ago, condominium inventory has decreased by 8 months (from 3 years to 2.3 years);

average condominium sales price decreased 37% (from $242,556 to $152,129)

Compared to last year, condominium inventory increased by a year

(from 1.4 years to 2.3 years); average sales price decreased by 32%

(from $222,786 to $152,129)

 

Vacant Land

Compared to 6 years ago, land inventory is about the same at 5.8 years;

average lot sales price increased by 86% (from $54,421 to $101,464)

Compared to last year, land inventory is unchanged;

average lot sales price increased by 49% (from $67,900 to $101,464)

 

 

Company

Christiansted West to the East Side of Judiths Fancy

Residential

Compared to 6 years ago, residential inventory decreased by more than 6 years (from 7 years to 0.8 years);

average home sales price is the same as 6 years ago ($275,274)

Compared to last year, residential inventory decreased by 1 year;

 average home sales price decreased 17% (from $333,239 to $275,274)

 

Condominium

            Compared to 6 years ago, condominium inventory decreased by 17 months (from 2.3 years to 0.9 years);

average sales price increased by 14% (from $124,992 to $142,067)

Compared to last year, condominium inventory is unchanged at about 10 months; average sales price has increased by 5% (from $135,559 to $142,067)

 

Vacant Land

Compared to 6 years ago, land inventory increased by 1 year

(from 3.8 years to 4.9 years);

average sales price increased by 55% (from $66,433 to $103,000)

Compared to last year, land inventory decreased by more than 4 years

(from 9.2 years to 4.9 years) while average sales price decreased 3%

(from $106,500 to $103,000)

 

Queen

Constitution Hill West to La Reine, includes southwest

Judiths Fancy

Residential

Compared to 6 years ago, residential inventory decreased by about 4 months

(from 2.9 years to 2.6 years);

average sales priced decreased by 9% (from $427,342 to $390,012)

Compared to last year, residential inventory is unchanged at 2.6 years;

average sales price increased by 17% (from $296,020 to $390,012)

 

Condominium

            Compared to 6 years ago, condominium inventory has decreased by more than 6 years (from 6.8 years to 5 months);

average condominium sales price increased by 6% (from $102,250 to $108,263)

Compared to last year, condominium inventory decreased by 7 months;

 average sales price increased by 10% (from $98,462 to $108,263)

 

Vacant Land

Compared to 6 years ago, land inventory decreased by nearly 10 years

(from 16.2 years to 6.5 years);

average lot sales price increased by 10% (from $61,000 to $67,314)

Compared to last year, land inventory decreased by nearly 14 years;

 the average lot sales price decreased 7% (from $72,625 to $67,314)

 

 

Northside A & B

North Shore from North Judiths Fancy to Hamms Bluff

Residential

Compared to 6 years ago, residential inventory decreased by 2.5 years;

average home sales price increased by 7% (from $592,312 to $632,294)

Compared to last year, residential inventory decreased by about 5 months;

 average home sales price decreased 7% (from $677,762 to $632,294)

 

Condominium

            Compared to 6 years ago, condominium inventory decreased by 2.5 years (from 4.7 years to 2 years);

average sales price decreased 16% (from $440,000 to $369,167)

Compared to last year, condominium inventory increased by more than 20 months

(from 0.3 years to 2 years);

average sales price increased by 34% (from $276,125 to $369,167)

 

Vacant Land

Compared to 6 years ago, land inventory decreased by 8 years

(from 14 years to 6 years);

average lot sales price increased by 17% (from $59,333 to $69,333)

Compared to last year, land inventory decreased by 1.2 years

(from 7.2 years to 6 years);

average lot sales price increased by 4% (from $66,667 to $69,333)

 

King

South Shore from La Reine West to UVI

Residential

Compared to 6 years ago, residential inventory increased by 3 years 

(from 4 years to 7 years);

average home sales price decreased by 20% (from $247,800 to $196,667)

Compared to last year, residential inventory increased by nearly 5 years

(from 2.3 years to 7 years);

average residential sales price increased by 23% (from $159,250 to $196,667)

 

Condominium

            There are no condominium complexes in King Quarter

 

Vacant Land

6 years ago, no land sales were reported in King Quarter during the 12 month period ending November 2011.

Compared to last year, land inventory increased by 6 months

(from 7 years to 7.5 years);

average lot sales price decreased by 52% (from $42,500 to $20,500)

 

 

Prince

South Shore from UVI West to Williams Delight

Residential

Compared to 6 years ago, there is about 10 months less residential inventory

(from 2.6 years to 1.8 years);

average residential sales price decreased by 17% (from $239,519 to $208,115)

Compared to last year, residential inventory decreased by about 7 months

(from 2.4 years to 1.8 years);

average residential sales price decreased by 1% (from $210,846 to $208,115)

 

Condominium

            Compared to 6 years ago, condominium inventory increased by 1.3 years (from 3.7 years to 5 years);

average condominium sales price decreased by 45% (from $288,333 to $160,000)

Compared to last year, condominium inventory increased 3.2 years

(from 1.8 years to 5 years);

average condominium sale price decreased by 6% (from $170,625 to $160,000)

 

Vacant Land

Compared to 6 years ago, land inventory decreased by 5.7 years

(from 9.3 years to 3.6 years);

average lot sales price decreased by 49% (from $50,714 to $25,690)

Compared to last year, land inventory decreased by 6.2 years

(from 9.8 years to 3.6 years);

average lot sales price decreased by 2% (from $26,249 to $25,690)

 

West End

South Shore, South from Mahogany Road,

East to Williams Delight

Residential

Compared to 6 years ago, residential inventory decreased by about 10 months

(from 2.9 years to 2.1 years);

average home sale price has increased by 13% (from $157,512 to $177,647)

Compared to last year, residential inventory increased by about 7 months

(from 1.6 years to 2.1 years);

average home sale price decreased 12% (from $200,875 to $177,647)

 

Condominium

            Compared to 6 years ago, condominium inventory decreased by 1.3 years (from 2.3 years to 1 year);

average condominium sale price increased by 4% (from $146,250 to $152,740)

Compared to last year, condominium inventory decreased by 3 years;

average condominium sales price decreased by 12% (from $172,500 to $152,740)

 

Vacant Land

Compared to 6 years ago, land inventory increased by 1.2 years

(from 10.9 years to 12.1years);

average lot sales price decreased by 31% (from $32,222 to $22,214)

Compared to last year, land inventory increased by 2.6 years

(from 9.5 years to 12.1 years);

average lot sales price decreased by 64% (from $61,750 to $22,214)

 

Information is from MLS and deemed to be reliable, but is not guaranteed.

Prepared by:

Julie San Martin

Team Manager

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

November 2017

 

Which St Croix Price Ranges are Selling?

First 10 months of 2014, 2105, 2016, and 2017

 

Residential

2014

134 home sales closed January through October; there were 308 homes for sale

2.3 sellers for every buyer

2015

111 home sales closed January through October; there were 273 homes for sale

2.5 sellers for every buyer

2016

143 home sales closed January through October; there were 240 homes for sale

1.7 sellers for every buyer

2017

130 home sales closed January through October; there were 200 homes for sale

1.5 sellers for every buyer

 

Condominium

2014

101 condominium sales closed January - October; there were 154 condos for sale

1.5 sellers for every buyer

2015

88 condominium sales closed January - October; there were 127 condos for sale

1.4 sellers for every buyer

2016

106 condominium sales closed January - October; there were 79 condos for sale

0.75 sellers for every buyer; condos are selling in less than 1 year on the market

2017

92 condominium sales closed January - October; there were 81 condos for sale

0.88 sellers for every buyer; condos continue to sell in less than 1 year on the market

 

Vacant Land

37 land sales closed January through October; there were 522 lots for sale

14.1 sellers for every buyer

2015

62 land sales closed January through October; there were 490 lots for sale

7.9 sellers for every buyer

2016

64 land sales closed January through October; there were 551 lots for sale

8.6 sellers for every buyer

2017

75 land sales closed January through October; there were 486 lots for sale

6.5 sellers for every buyer

 

 

 

SALES BY PRICE RANGE

 

Residential

 

 

Condominium

 

 

Vacant Land

 

 

Information is from MLS and deemed to be reliable, but is not guaranteed.

Prepared by:

Julie San Martin

Team Manager

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

October 2017

 

Eight Year Comparison

St Croix Real Estate Inventory Levels

 

TOTAL INVENTORY

 

Residential

15% lower (41 homes) than eight years ago.

Highest inventory during this period was 9/15/12 with 336 homes on the market (33% higher than 9/15/17)

 

Condominium

GIGANTIC decrease over the eight year period!

Eight years ago, there were nearly three times as many condominiums on the market (236) as were for sale on 9/15/17 (87)

 

Vacant Land

16% lower (89 lots) than eight years ago.

Land inventory has varied little over the eight year period, with the lowest inventory level on 9/15/17 (486 lots)

 

INVENTORY BY PRICE RANGE

 

Residential

 

Under $200,000 listings have more than doubled (from 13% to 34%) as percentage of total inventory, compared to eight years ago.

$200,000 to $400,000 listings have increased to 1/3 of the total inventory from about 28%, compared to eight years ago.

$400,000 to $600,000 listings decreased by 3% of the total inventory over the eight year period.

$600,000 to $800,000 listings have decreased from 15% to just 3% of total inventory over the eight year period.

$800,000 to $1,000,000 have decreased by 50% over the eight year period, from 8% of total inventory on 9/15/09 to 4% on 9/15/17.

Listings over $1,000,000 have decreased by 6% of the total inventory over the eight year period, from 20% on 9/15/09 to 14% on 9/15/17.

 

Condominium

 

Under $100,000 listings have nearly doubled (from 11% to 21%) as percentage of total inventory, compared to eight years ago.

$100,000 to $200,000 listings have decreased by 11% of total inventory, to about 36%, compared to eight years ago.

$200,000 to $300,000 listings have increased by 2% as percentage of total inventory, at about 19%, compared to eight years ago.

$300,000 to $500,000 listings have also increased by about 2%, from 17% to 19%, compared to eight years ago.

Listings over $500,000 have decreased by 3% of the total inventory over the eight year period, from 8% on 9/15/09 to 5% on 9/15/17.

 

Vacant Land

 

Under $50,000 listings have nearly doubled (from 21% to 44%) as percentage of total inventory, compared to eight years ago.

$50,000 to $100,000 listings have decreased by 5% as percentage of total inventory, from 30% to 25%, compared to eight years ago.

$100,000 to $300,000 listings have decreased by 11%, from 33% to 22%, compared to eight years ago.

Listings over $300,000 have decreased by 7% of the total inventory over the eight year period, from 16% on 9/15/09 to 9% on 9/15/17.

 

 

Information is from MLS and deemed to be reliable, but is not guaranteed.

Prepared by:

Julie San Martin

Team Manager

 

 

 

September 2017

 

A Tale of Two Islands

St Croix and St Thomas Real Estate Sales

Five Year Comparison Year to Date

Number of Sales

 

Residential

Both islands experienced a similar phenomenon, a significant increase in the number of units sold in 2014, a return to nearly the 2013 figure the next year (2015), and then an increase of about 1/3 for total units sold during this period in 2016 and 2017

% increase

(decrease)

St Croix

% increase

(decrease)

St Thomas

Number of Homes Sold

 

82

 

46

Jan – Aug 2013

+39%

114

+46%

67

Jan – Aug 2014

(-25%)

85

(-19%)

54

Jan – Aug 2015

+38%

117

+37%

74

Jan – Aug 2016

+5%

123

+4%

77

Jan – Aug 2017

 

Condominium

Very similar to the home market for both islands except the reduction in units sold during this period in 2015 was not as severe as experienced by the housing market.

% increase

(decrease)

St Croix

% increase

(decrease)

St Thomas

Number of Condos Sold

 

54

 

52

Jan – Aug 2013

+52%

82

+35%

70

Jan – Aug 2014

(-16%)

69

(-6%)

66

Jan – Aug 2015

+16%

80

+38%

91

Jan – Aug 2016

+11%

89

+7%

98

Jan – Aug 2017

 

Vacant Land

Vacant land is not selling well on either island. During this period in 2014, exactly the same number of lots were sold on both islands – this was a significant up tick for St Thomas and a big down tick for St Croix. 2017 saw a significant increase in lot sales on both islands.

% increase

(decrease)

St Croix

% increase

(decrease)

St Thomas

Number of Lots Sold

 

41

 

21

Jan – Aug 2013

(-27%)

30

+43%

30

Jan – Aug 2014

+57%

47

+27%

38

Jan – Aug 2015

+15%

54

(-29%)

27

Jan – Aug 2016

+30%

70

+59%

43

Jan – Aug 2017

 

Average Sales Price

Residential

Comparatively, St Croix has performed better than St Thomas, but we still have a long way to go; the average home sale price on St Thomas is about 50% more than on St Croix. 

% increase

(decrease)

St Croix

% increase

(decrease)

St Thomas

Average Home Sales Price

 

$287,762

 

$665,130

Jan – Aug 2013

+16%

$332,572

+16%

$772,334

Jan – Aug 2014

+28%

$426,719

(-11%)

$689,658

Jan – Aug 2015

(-18%)

$350,076

(-14%)

$594,317

Jan – Aug 2016

+12%

$393,754

(-2%)

$583,676

Jan – Aug 2017

 

St Thomas Home Sales Prices

 

Lowest

Highest

Jan – Aug 2013

$100,000

$3,300,000

Jan – Aug 2014

$34,000

$4,400,000

Jan – Aug 2015

$85,000

$6,000,000

Jan – Aug 2016

$49,000

$2,990,000

Jan – Aug 2017

$9,000

$3,200,000

 

St Croix Home Sales Prices

 

Lowest

Highest

Jan – Aug 2013

$35,000

$800,000

Jan – Aug 2014

$35,000

$1,680,000

Jan – Aug 2015

$31,000

$6,250,000

Jan – Aug 2016

$40,000

$2,500,000

Jan – Aug 2017

$17,000

$2,212,500

 

 

 

The median sales price is the midpoint - half of all homes sold for more than this price, half sold for less. For St Thomas, the median sales price has decreased by $110,000 over the 5 year period. On St Croix, the median sales price is $10,000 higher than 5 years ago, but still only 70% of the St Thomas median sales price.

 Median Home Sales Price

% increase

(decrease)

St Croix

% increase

(decrease)

St Thomas

Median Home Sales Price

 

$270,000

 

$515,000

Jan – Aug 2013

+11%

$299,000

(-5%)

$490,000

Jan – Aug 2014

(-15%)

$255,000

No change

$492,000

Jan – Aug 2015

(-14%)

$220,000

No change

$492,500

Jan – Aug 2016

+27%

$280,000

(-18%)

$405,000

Jan – Aug 2017

 

Average Sales Price

Condominium

Average condominium sales price has increased by about $30,000 for St Thomas over the 5 year period. On St Croix, average condominium sales price has decreased by $5,000, compared to this period 5 years ago.

% increase

(decrease)

St Croix

% increase

(decrease)

St Thomas

Average condo Sales Price

 

$169,563

 

$223,604

Jan – Aug 2013

(-8%)

$155,356

(-2%)

$219,512

Jan – Aug 2014

+30%

$202,402

+3%

$227,064

Jan – Aug 2015

(-17%)

$168,023

+21%

$274,901

Jan – Aug 2016

(-2%)

$164,630

(-7%)

$254,416

Jan – Aug 2017

 

St Thomas Condominium Sales Prices

 

Lowest

Highest

Jan – Aug 2013

$38,000

$550,000

Jan – Aug 2014

$39,000

$770,000

Jan – Aug 2015

$55,000

$940,000

Jan – Aug 2016

$30,000

$1,690,000

Jan – Aug 2017

$24,000

$665,000

 

St Croix Condominium Sales Prices

 

Lowest

Highest

Jan – Aug 2013

$40,000

$545,000

Jan – Aug 2014

$30,000

$775,000

Jan – Aug 2015

$22,500

$1,150,000

Jan – Aug 2016

$22,500

$700,000

Jan – Aug 2017

$33,000

$570,000

 

 

 

 

The median condominium sales price on St Thomas increased 24% over the 5 year period. St Croix showed no change, compared to 5 years ago. The median St Thomas sales price is $70,000 higher than St Croix.

 

Median Condominium Sales Price

% increase

(decrease)

St Croix

% increase

(decrease)

St Thomas

Median Condo Sales Price

 

$144,500

 

$173,750

Jan – Aug 2013

(-18%)

$119,125

(-5%)

$165,000

Jan – Aug 2014

+26%

$150,000

+9%

$180,000

Jan – Aug 2015

(-10%)

$135,000

+21%

$218,000

Jan – Aug 2016

+7%

$145,000

(-1%)

$215,000

Jan – Aug 2017

 

Average Sales Price

Vacant Land

The worst performing segment of our real estate market has mirrored the home market with the exception that the average sale price is now nearly twice that of 5 years ago, for both islands.

% increase

(decrease)

St Croix

% increase

(decrease)

St Thomas

Average lot Sales Price

 

$43,425

 

$108,357

Jan – Aug 2013

+85%

$80,162

+16%

$126,172

Jan – Aug 2014

(-3%)

$78,055

(-26%)

$91,737

Jan – Aug 2015

(-2%)

$76,518

+97%

$181,144

Jan – Aug 2016

(-5%)

$72,574

+27%

$229,535

Jan – Aug 2017

 

St Thomas Land Sales Prices

 

Lowest

Highest

Jan – Aug 2013

$35,000

$250,000

Jan – Aug 2014

$15,000

$900,000

Jan – Aug 2015

$20,000

$370,000

Jan – Aug 2016

$8,000

$900,000

Jan – Aug 2017

$20,000

$2,100,000

 

St Croix Land Sales Prices

 

Lowest

Highest

Jan – Aug 2013

$10,000

$120,000

Jan – Aug 2014

$8,000

$370,000

Jan – Aug 2015

$13,000

$348,000

Jan – Aug 2016

$16,000

$335,000

Jan – Aug 2017

$12,000

$500,000

 

Median Land Sales Price

On both islands, the median lot sales price is almost exactly the same as 5 years ago.

% increase

(decrease)

St Croix

% increase

(decrease)

St Thomas

Median Lot Sales Price

 

$34,500

 

$84,500

Jan – Aug 2013

+14%

$39,500

+1%

$85,000

Jan – Aug 2014

+1%

$40,000

(-35%)

$55,000

Jan – Aug 2015

+64%

$65,500

+78%

$98,000

Jan – Aug 2016

(-43%)

$37,250

(-13%)

$85,000

Jan – Aug 2017

 

Total Market (Millions)

For the first time in this 5 year period, the St Croix total residential market exceeded that of St Thomas, by 1%.

 

Residential

% increase

(decrease)

St Croix

% increase

(decrease)

St Thomas

Number of Homes Sold

 

$23.6

 

$30.6

Jan – Aug 2013

+61%

$37.9

+69%

$51.7

Jan – Aug 2014

(-4%)

$36.3

(-28%)

$37.2

Jan – Aug 2015

+13%

$41.0

+18%

$44.0

Jan – Aug 2016

+18%

$48.4

+2%

$44.9

Jan – Aug 2017

The St Thomas total condominium market was 2 ½ times that of 5 years ago, for this period. The St Croix figure was 1 ½ times that of 5 years ago, and only about 60% of the St Thomas total market

 

Condominium

% increase

(decrease)

St Croix

% increase

(decrease)

St Thomas

Number of Condos Sold

 

$9.2

 

$11.6

Jan – Aug 2013

+38%

$12.7

+33%

$15.4

Jan – Aug 2014

+10%

$14.0

(-3%)

$15.0

Jan – Aug 2015

(-4%)

$13.4

+67%

$25.0

Jan – Aug 2016

+9%

$14.6

No change

$24.9

Jan – Aug 2017

 

The St Thomas total land market quadrupled over the 5 year period and their total market is twice that of St Croix. On St Croix the total market is about 2 ½ times that of 5 years ago for this period.

 

Vacant Land

% increase

(decrease)

St Croix

% increase

(decrease)

St Thomas

Number of Lots Sold

 

$1.8

 

$2.3