Back To Blog

What are homes selling for at Independence?

With new home communities, not all sales are reported through the Multiple Listing Service. I always go back to the tax records to see exactly what recent homes have sold for INCLUDING ALL OPTIONS AND UPGRADES. The new, to-be-built homes that are listed for sale in the MLS are listed at the Base Model Price, and the final price can be anywhere from $30,000 to $100,000 higher after selections.

So, if you are interested in comparable sales data when you are searching for a new home, make sure your Buyer Agent looks at all the data. There can be a delay of 3 or more months for sales to be recorded in the Tax Records, but we can get a pretty accurate idea of sales prices. The last sale recorded at Independence right now took place on May 1, 2012.

  • In the 12 month period recorded, 17 homes sold and settled between November 16, 2011 and May 1, 2012.
  • The average sales price during that time was $423,057.
  • The highest priced home sold for $532,000. Two (2) other homes sold for more than $500,000 and four (4) homes sold between $450,000 and $500,000.
  • Can you buy a home at Independence under $400,000? Absolutely. Four (4) homes actually sold between $300,000 and $350,000 and three (3) sold between $350,000 and $400,000.

When you compare comps, the challenge is to compare apples to apples. In a community like Independence where the builder offers so many upgrades and options as well as customizations, the price range can be substantial even in the same exact model.

Add Comment

Comments are moderated. Please be patient if your comment does not appear immediately. Thank you.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.


  1. L. FARINACCI on

    Do you have any updated statistics on homes that have sold in the Independence community? Thanks.
    • Kathy Sperl-Bell on

      I do maintain up-to-date statistics to share with my clients. Just ask your Buyer Agent as I recommended in my post. If you are not working with another Agent, please feel free to give me a call.