Louisville Market Watch

March 2019 Louisville Real Estate Report

Welcome to our March 2019 version of the Louisville real estate report. There is nothing like this analysis anywhere else in the city. I truly hope you enjoy them! This work is published free-of-charge so that you can see the benefit of having Louisville’s real estate expert as your personal Realtor. If I can help you in any way, please contact me. I’d love to help you buy or sell your next house.

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There were 911 homes sold in Jefferson County during the month of March. It’s clear that we’re in a downturn from the highs of 2017. Compared to last March, this is a decline of 5.2 percent. There still exists a large housing inventory shortage. Until this situation changes, it’ll likely be difficult for Louisville real estate to match those record years.

When we look at home sale prices for the month of March there’s a decent increase. The median sales price was $177,000. This is up $2,000 over February and $8,000 over March 2018. That’s big!

The average sales price for Louisville, Kentucky during March 2019 was $222,371. That’s a 5.6% increase year-over-year.

Map of Louisville MLS Areas
Louisville is divided into 10 MLS areas. There are also two for Oldham County and one each for Shelby, Spencer, and Bullitt. (Click map to enlarge)

As expected, we’re seeing some increases in prices as we enter the Spring. Not every part of the city is experiencing the same thing though so read on.

Interest rates are still moving higher in 2019 but they continue to be at historical lows. The opportunity for saving money is there. Happy to help if you have any questions.

March 2019 Louisville Real Estate Analysis

Our city is divided into smaller MLS areas that also give you a snapshot that part of the city. Here’s a link to the Louisville MLS areas map. Below are the MLS areas we update each and every month.

Home sales chart and home prices chart for Highlands neighborhood in Louisville Kentucky for the 12 months ending March 2019 - MLS Area 2

Area 2 saw a big improvement in both home sales and sales price. If it goes much higher I’ll need to revise my chart’s y-axis.

Home sales chart and home prices chart for St. Matthews neighborhood in Louisville Kentucky for the 12 months ending March 2019 - MLS Area 3

Decent month for this MLS area but nothing spectacular. After strong sales in January, both February and March failed to beat the previous year. Prices hold steady.

Home sales chart and home prices chart for Okolona neighborhood in Louisville Kentucky for the 12 months ending March 2019 - MLS Area 6

Area 6 is the real MVP. That price trend-line is simply stunning. Then take a look at sales! Those are big numbers and it points to the number of buyers looking in the $150,000 to $200,000 range.

Home sales chart and home prices chart for Jeffersontown neighborhood in Louisville Kentucky for the 12 months ending March 2019 - MLS Area 7

Where exactly are these prices going? It’s almost like last Summer didn’t happen. What it means is that only the least expensive homes in this part of Louisville area selling which brings the median price down.

Home sales chart and home prices chart for Middletown neighborhood in Louisville Kentucky for the 12 months ending March 2019 - MLS Area 8

Looking at the price chart it’s almost like February was a mistake and March is just moving things forward. Sales aren’t keeping up with the previous year, which is common across most of the city.

Home sales chart and home prices chart for Prospect neighborhood in Louisville Kentucky for the 12 months ending March 2019 - MLS Area 9

Really bad month for home prices. Attack of the bargain hunters! It will get better as we move into Spring.

Home sales chart and home prices chart for North Oldham County Kentucky for the 12 months ending March 2019 - MLS Area 20

Great month for home sales in North Oldham county beating the previous year by a decent number of units. Prices remain flat as fewer and fewer buyers want to be closer to that $400,000 mark.

Home sales chart and home prices chart for South Oldham County Kentucky for the 12 months ending March 2019 - MLS Area 21

South Oldham basically copied North Oldham (or vice versa) for the month of March. It’s just a slightly lower price point.

Quarterly Housing Reports MLS Areas

All of the quarterly Louisville real estate reports are now completed thru the end of the year. Check out the links below or find them all in the drop-down menu at the top of each page.

If you’re asking, “What is my Louisville home worth?” Please contact me! I’m always happy to help!

About the author

Tre Pryor, Editor-in-Chief

Tre Pryor is the recognized expert Louisville Realtor who can:
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