Kentwood Michigan is a large suburb of Grand Rapids with a population

under 50,000. It has manufacturing, shopping centers, and lots and lots

of residential housing. Kentwood Public Schools are one of the largest

school systems in the area with over 9000 students and 16 buildings

within a 24.25 square mile area.

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Kentwood home sales are still on a general downward trend

in price. Over 1/3 of Kentwood Homes Equity has dissolved in

the last 3 years, according to the current stats.

We are still seeing a small price erosion from last month’s figures,

again this month, though the spring activity is high.  Foreclosures are

still affecting the average market price here as Grand Rapids has seen

jobs disappear.

The homes under $ 150K in Kentwood are seeing about 70% of  the

overall sales of Kentwood homes.  The homes over $150K may be

priced too high for today’s timid buyers (many of them think prices

will erode still further) or it could be condition.  Your list price has to

be close to the sale price or your home just doesn’t get serious

buyer activity.  And if you still have the light blue carpeting,

you will need to upgrade or lower your price if you want to see a

sold sign this year.

In 2006, Kentwood has 495 home sales:avg sold price:$159,788

In 2007, Kentwood had 434 homes sales: avg sold price:$151,009

In 2008, Kentwood had 722 home sales:avg sold price: $115,127

In 2009, Kentwood has had 462 home sales: avg sold price:$ 102,268


Home sales for Kentwood – Up to $149,999:

150 Active Listings with Avg price $ 126,875

139 sold since January 2009

66 Pending sales

Avg sold price   $96,722

Avg Days on Market – 88


Home sales for Kentwood$150,000 UP:

74 Active Listings with avg price of $ 189,463

25 sold since January 2009  Low: $150,000  High: $925,000

7 Pending Sales

Avg sold price $150K+  $204,449

Avg Days on Market – 143

66 Expired Listings with Avg DOM of 192 days


Kentwood Absorption Rate for this price range is 5.67 months,

at the current rate of sale (which means if no new listings come

on the market, it will take 5.67 months to sell the active listed

homes). This is down from last month, which is good news, though

the average prices on the lower end are still going down.  I would

assume this is due to bank foreclosures and short sales which have

driven down home price averages for most of Kentwood.


Kentwood Michigan Top Best Buy Homes June 2009

Kentwood Michigan Absorption Report May 2009


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