Reno-Tahoe Real Estate Market Update - Feb 2010

Posted by Mitch Argon / CalNeva Realty on Thursday, February 18th, 2010 at 7:26pm.

Reno-Tahoe Real Estate Market Update - February, 2010

Review a quick summary of real estate market statistics for key cities in the Reno-Tahoe region. If you are not a subscriber to The Greater Reno-Tahoe Real Estate Report, you can find complete details and charts behind the market statistics outlined below. Feel free to subscribe to The Greater Reno-Tahoe Real Estate Report here - yes, it is free.

  • Reno - For January, home sales were up 60% over January, 2009 - 229 homes sold. January's median sold home price was $170,000 - down 15% form January, 2009. This median price represents a recent low - down from $180,000 in December, 2009. Reno Months of Inventory for February is at 6.7 months - down 39% from February, 2009.
  • Sparks - Sparks homes sold in January totaled 107 (up 23% over one year ago January sales); median home price equals $ 166,000 - a shade up over the prior recent low of $165,000 in October, 2009. Months of Inventory, at 6.0 months, is down 39% from this time last year.
  • Carson City - January homes sold totalled 26 which represents a 189% increase from January, 2009. Carson City's median home price was $196,000 in January. At 8.6 Months of Inventory, Carson City's key metric of buy/seller market is down 18% from one year ago.
  • Carson Valley - Homes sold in January 2010 totaled 26 - a 37% increase over January, 2009. This represents the fourth month in a row with a 30% or more increase on a year over year basis. Carson Valley median home price at 233,000 is 2% above January, 2009. At 10 Months of Inventory, this market, like Carson City, will remain in 'buyer market' territory for a while longer than other local markets.
  • Lake Tahoe - With 7 homes sold in January, the Tahoe market (Douglas county only) continues to have an extremely high Months of Inventory (15.2 months) but is trending down - 34% lower than February, 2009. Due to the small sampling size of homes sold and the wide range of home prices at Lake Tahoe, the median price shows wide fluctuation on a monthly basis. January's median home price was $535,000.
  • Dayton - Dayton home sales in January, 2010 totaled 10 homes - a 17% decrease from January, 2009. Months of Inventory is 7.2 months - down 55% from one year ago. Median home price, at $142,000, is down 17% from one year ago.
  • Fernley - The median home price for Fernley in January, 2010 was $118,000 - a 3% increase over the median home Fernley home price in January, 2009 (yes, a year over year price increase). Fernley saw 37 homes sold representing a 37% increase over January, 2009. Months of Inventory is at 4.4 months which continues to be the lowest in the region. While the median price in Fernley may dip a bit lower, it will likely not be by much due to the current Months of Inventory should buying activity continue at the same rate.

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Mitch Argon
CalNeva Realty

Mitch Argon
Broker - CalNeva Realty

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