January 18, 2021

New Mexico Home Sales Numbers Up in July

Posted on 18. Aug, 2012 by Stephan Helgesen in Economy

The number of sales in July 2012 reported to the REALTORS Association of New Mexico (RANM) is higher than the number reported during both July 2011 and July 2010.  This year, 1,366 total sales were reported for July.  In 2011, there were 1,201 sales reported; in 2010, 1,130 sales were reported.

Median prices still continue to drop.  According to RANM President Debbie Rogers, “The July 2012 median of $170,000 reflects the number of distressed properties still being included in the market.  In July of 2011, the reported median was $177,000; July 2010 reported median was $180,000.”   Median price indicates half the properties sold for more and half for less.

The July numbers also mean the year-to-date number of sales and median prices reflect an increase in sales and a decrease in price compared to the same period during 2011 and 2010.  8,420 sales have been reported during the first seven months of 2012.  7,591 sales were reported for January through July of 2011 and 8,195 sales were reported during this period in 2010.

The 2012 year-to-date median price is reported at $165,000.  2011 January through July median was $167,500; 2010 median for same period was $172,500.

The silver lining is that sales numbers continue to climb and median prices are dropping at a slower pace than previously.  From 2010 to 2011 (for the first seven months of the year) median prices dropped 2.9 percent; from 2011 to 2012, median prices dropped 1.5 percent.

Steven Anaya, Executive Vice President of RANM, offers more optimism, citing the July REALTORS Confidence Index Report, which indicates time on the market when a property is sold has been declining.  “Approximately a third of REALTORS nationally noted that recently sold properties were on the market for less than a month when sold, and 59 percent were sold within 3 months.”

The trends and numbers reported are only a snapshot of market activity.  If you are interested in buying or selling, consult a REALTOR familiar with your market area; he/she can provide information on specific trends in your neighborhood.

Statistical information and trends are based on information furnished by New Mexico Member Boards and MLSs to U. S. House Stats. Current reporting participants are: Greater Albuquerque Association of REALTORS, Las Cruces Association of REALTORS MLIS, New Mexico Multi-Board MLS (Artesia, Carlsbad, Clovis/Portales, Deming, Gallup, Grants, Hobbs, Las Vegas, Sierra County areas), Otero County Board of REALTORS, Roswell Association of REALTORS, Ruidoso/Lincoln County Association of REALTORS, Santa Fe Association of REALTORS, San Juan County Board of REALTORS, Silver City Regional Association of REALTORS, and the Taos County Association of REALTORS. Reports represent single family residential data only.  Information does not necessarily represent all activity in any market/county.  Figures based on reports run 8/16/12.  Visit www.nmrealtor.com (housing trends) for county and board statistics.

This article was submitted by the REALTORS Association of New Mexico which is one of the state’s largest trade associations, representing over 5,500 members involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real estate market.



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