Carson Valley Real Estate – January 2011 Home Sales Report

    Carson Valley Real Estate – January 2011 Home Sales Report

    The Carson Valley real estate market typically is pretty quiet in January. Winter is upon us, and most people are bundled up, storing away holiday decorations, and trying to live up to all those New Year’s Resolutions! However, in January 2011, we saw a phenomenon from long ago come back around…home sales! That’s right, the Carson Valley area saw 44 home sales in January 2011. That is really big news when you consider sales volume for January’s of the past. In 2009, we saw a mere 22 home sales. In 2010, we had 27 homes sell in January. Home sales volume is UP, and that is really good news.

    Here are Carson Valley homes sales numbers for January 2011:

    • 44 homes sold
    • Median asking price is $171,900
    • Median selling price is $169,950
    • Median days on market is 129

    So what is the absorption rate for the Carson Valley?

    • There are 340 homes for sale in the Carson Valley as of February 22, 2011
    • 44 homes sold in January
    • 340 / 44 = 7.73 months of inventory

    It’s official – We are officially having a normal real estate market in the Carson Valley. Of the 340 homes available for sale, 84 are short sales, and 33 are bank owned. That means 34% of our market is distressed. However, 12 of the 44 sales in the Carson Valley during January were short sales, accounting for 27% of the sales. That’s good news. Short Sales in the Carson Valley are getting approved more and more quickly, and buyers are coming to understand that short sale listings are not impossible.

    (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.)

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    Christianne O'Malley

    I am an award winning top-producing Realtor with over $300 million in lifetime sales. I represent buyers and sellers across Northern Nevada including Reno, Sparks, Carson City, Dayton, Virginia City, Minden, Gardnerville, Genoa and beyond.

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