Good News for Real Estate in Otter Tail County

Our Lake Region Multiple Listing Service just released the real estate stats for 2017 and they were good. Our region which encompasses most of Otter Tail County saw improvement in almost every category over 2016.


2016 2017 Percent Change
New Listings 1405 1770 +26%
Closed Sales 948 1176 +24.1%
Days on Market 103 87 -15.5%
Median Sales Price $142,500 $162,000 +13.7%
Pct. of Orig. Price Received 93% 94.2% +1.3%

The stats above include residential homes from city, rural and lakeshore.


2016 2017 Percent Change
New Listings 390 338 -13.3%
Closed Sales 310 309 -0.3%
Median Sales Price $130,000 $135,450 +4.2%
Months Supply 3.4 2.0 -43.3%

These numbers show that in Fergus Falls there were fewer new listings, yet just as many sales. Buyers were out there purchasing homes even in the tight market. A two-months supply of inventory is very low.

Bottom Line 

If you are thinking of selling, now may be the time. Demand for your house will be strong at a time when there is very little competition. That could lead to a quick sale for a really good price.

Source:  Data pulled January 7, 2018 from the Lake Region Association of REALTORS Multiple Listing Service.

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