Carson Valley Real Estate – Homes Sold in January 2010
We had 26 homes sell in the Carson Valley in January 2010, compared to 21 sales in January 2009. January historically is a slow month for home sales, so this is not altogether surprising, and certainly nothing to be alarmed over. Most escrows take 45 days to close and that means home buyers would need to be out shopping for homes in December. Instead, people were enjoying their Winter Holidays.Â
Here is a snapshot of our market indicators for January:
- 26 homes sold
- Median asking price is $236,400
- Median selling price is $233,000
- Average days on market is 120
So what is the absorption rate for the Carson Valley?
- There are 377 homes available for sale in the Carson Valley as of 2/4/2010
- 25 homes sold in January
- 377/26 = 14.5 months of inventory
Since sales slowed in January, our absorption rate slipped a few perentage points. The key indicator we need to inquire is how many homes are pending right now? As of January 4, 2010, we had 84 homes under contract in the Carson Valley. As of today, there are 115 homes under contract. That’s an increase of 37% and clearly demonstrates that as soon as the holidays ended, the buyers came back out into the marketplace. Of the 115 pending home sales, 57 are pending short sales and 23 are bank owned properties.
Of the 377 homes on the market, 43 are bank owned, 53 are short sales, and an additional 4 are Subject to Court Approval. That means that 25% of our market is distressed.
(Data provided courtesy of the Northern Nevada Regional Multiple Listing Service and excludes manufactured and shared ownership housing for Area 300, known as the Carson Valley which includes Gardnerville, Genoa, Minden, Indian Hills area of Carson City, China Springs, Spring Valley, Topaz Ranch Estates and outlying areas.)