NOW HERE’S SOME MARKET NEWS ABOUT THE RENO/SPARKS HOUSING MARKET FROM THE EXPERTS AT DICKSON REALTY.
There were 1,359 available listings for January 2016, which is a new 6-month low dating back to 2015. The number of available listings has decreased each month since August, which posted an available listings mark of 2,158. Typically, in our market the number o favailable listings decline in the fall and winter months before an increase over the spring months and peak in summer months. Whether that will happen this year remains to be seen.
The 6-month trend of sold properties has fluctuated more than the total number of available listings. There were 375 sold properties for January; a 22 percent decrease from December 2015. The low number of sales is largely attributed to the inventory shortage that we have been experiencing for many months.
January recorded a median sales price of $277,000, which is a low mark for the past six months. The drop-off may be due to the slow-down in activity from the winter months, but the median sales price is still trending at a healthy rate compared to recent years. The median sales price has not dipped below the $200,000 mark since March 2013, and the market has trended above the $270,000 mark since March 2015.
The 6-month trend for the average days on market is more of an inverse of the trends for available listings and median sales price. January 2016 witnessed a mark of 105 days on market, eclipsing the previous high of 104 from December. This is still significantly less than the 141 days on market from November 2010.
All the ups and downs when buying or selling a home can be a challenge to understand. Having a market expert on your side is an invaluable asset. Your Dickson Realty agent can provide you with up to the minute information about local prices and trends to help you negotiate the best deal.
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