15
FEB
2016

2015 Log Home Sales Update

log home salesAs we saw in 2014, log home sales are coming back. They would be even stronger in 2015 if there were more log homes and cabins available for the buyers to choose from.

In 2015 there were 36 log homes on the market compared to 50 in 2014. The lack of inventory may also be the driving force behind the increase in the average sale price; $223,894 in 2014 vs. $314,222 in 2015. We also saw the homes on the market about 25 days longer in 2015 than 2014.

A rare sale over $2 Million also took place in 2015. This log lodge included over 5,000 sq ft and 270 acres of Michigan’s pristine wooded acreage, private waterfront and fenced pastures.

Log Home Sales  2014 SOLD 2014 Available 2015 SOLD 2015 Available
 Number:  25 50 22  36
 Average Price: $223,894  $341,783  $314,222  $384,137
 Low Price:  $53,900 $53,900  $80,000 $34,900
 High Price:  $555,000 $2,595,000  $2,172,600  $2,595,000
 Average DOM: 74 N/A  99 N/A
 Average Acres: 13 22 20 24.4
Barry County: 13 32 13 21
Calhoun County: 9 11 1 4
 Kalamazoo County: 3  7  8  11

Note: Information based on Barry County, Calhoun County and Kalamazoo County MI data. All information deemed materially reliable but not guaranteed. Interested parties are encouraged to verify all information. As with any purchase or sale you are encouraged to discuss your particular needs with a real estate professional.Log Stairway

Popular features that help sell a log home would include useable acreage, privacy is a must, loft areas, and the half log steps. For sellers looking to sell their log home lighting becomes an essential tool considering the dampening effect of the wood. Add soft and natural lighting with added lamps throughout the house.

fireplaceBuyers that start their search online are usually discouraged with the photography as it is a special talent to properly photograph the wood tones and the darker rooms. So don’t let a good home pass you by – get  out there and take a look in person!

 

United Country Real Estate specializes in log home and cabins for sale and is one of the leading sources both locally and nationally to handle your log home real estate needs.

About the Author
Leslee is an associate broker of United Country Michigan Lifestyle Properties based in Richland Michigan, just outside of Kalamazoo. Learn more about Leslee at http://www.MichiganCountryHomes.com

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