Kansas City Property Values Edge Upward in April 2024 Amid Market Flux

Kansas City’s real estate market is cautiously progressing with slight increases in property values, despite a decrease in listings and sales suggesting a possible market cooling.

authorWritten by Manuel MartinezMay 13, 2024

As we have seen in our latest market reports, real estate markets tend to fluctuate, and Kansas City, Missouri, is no exception. As we move through April 2024, the average property values in the city show signs of modest volatility. Over the past year, homeowners and investors have seen house prices ebb and flow, with property values peaking mid-2023. As of today, the average value of a property in Kansas City is around $253k, marking a subtle uptick from the previous month. The average value per square foot also aligns with this slightly upward trajectory, at $154.

YoY view of property values

As we can see, average listing prices have dropped -10% from 2023.

May 2023 April 2024 Change
Median Listing Price $260K $233.4K -10.23%
Median Sold Price $226.6K $233.4K 3.00%
Homes For Sale 998 1,172 17.43%
Homes Sold 5,319 4,932 -7.28%

The average sale price of homes stands at $233,4k  with an average sale price per square foot of $175.

The number of homes of sales have grown to 1,172:

Comparative Market Analysis

Next, let’s take a look at the nearby cites.

In Riverside, MO, average values sit at $440,000 and an the average sale price is $333,900. The average value per square foot in Riverside is $161, and for the sale price per square foot, it’s notably higher at $217. However, it’s worth mentioning that are only 3 homes for sale at present.

Independence, MO, presents as a more accessible market, with average values sitting at $214,975 and an average sale price at $186,530. The affordability extends to values per square foot, with the average value at $130 compared to $155 for average sale price per square foot. With a property count of 236 and a considerably higher sold count of 1,324, Independence depicts a more bustling market environment, potentially offering more opportunities for buyers and sellers alike.

The real estate terrain across these cities shows the variability in market appeal and accessibility. Riverside’s premium pricing points to a niche market segment that, while smaller in scale, commands a higher monetary threshold. In contrast, Kansas City’s market indicates steady demand with a balance of incoming and outgoing properties, while Independence signals a more vibrant, buyer-friendly marketplace.

Understanding the Current Market

Kansas City’s trajectory, with generally forward-moving average house values, prompts consideration of its stability and growth potential. The market here is neither surging uncontrollably nor stalling trepidously—it’s cautiously pacing ahead.

Investors and homebuyers examining the latest trends need to consider not just the numerical fluctuations but also what lies beneath them. Decreasing property listings and slowly sliding sold counts can often be interpreted as a gradual shift in market sentiment—potentially towards a seller’s market as supply constraints emerge or, conversely, as a sign of buyer hesitancy in the face of economic uncertainties.

To sum up, Kansas City’s real estate market doesn’t exist in isolation. Its fluctuations, when observed in concert with nearby markets such as Riverside and Independence, provide a comprehensive landscape view, suggesting diverse opportunities tailored to varied investment appetites and lifestyle aspirations.

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