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Carson Valley Real Estate - Home Sold in December 2009

Here is a look at what the December Carson Valley Real Estate Market looks like from a terrific Carson Valley Real Estate agent by the name of Christianne Gordon!  From her report you can see the number of homes sold in December and for the 2009 year increased from the previous month and year! Let's hope 2010 will continue to see the number of homes sold increase.

Thank you Christianne for this market update!

Carson Valley Real Estate - Homes Sold in December 2009

Carson Valley Real Estate

We had 48 homes sell in the Carson Valley in December 2009, compared to 38 sales in December 2008. We ended the year on a high note with a higher than historical average of home sales in December 2009. We ended the year with 557 sales for all of 2009, substantially higher than the 474 sales in all of 2008. Indicators show that our market has moved through the low point in sales volume. When volume begins to pick up, elementary economics will show that price appreciation typically follows. We'll continue to watch 2010 trends closely to see if this indeed is the case in the Carson Valley.

Here is a snapshot of our market indicators for December:

  • 48 homes sold
  • Median asking price is $251,000
  • Median selling price is $251,000
  • Average days on market is 143

The median asking and selling price for Carson Valley Real Estate was EXACTLY the same in December. What does this mean? It means that buyers and sellers are exactly aligned when it comes to asking and selling prices. Barring any unforeseen market shake-ups (like a glut of bank owned foreclosures being thrown on the market) it appears that we have officially stabilized and modest appreciation will begin to occur in homes priced under the median of $251,000.

So what is the absorption rate for the Carson Valley?

  • There are 388 homes available for sale in the Carson Valley as of 1/4/2010
  • 48 homes sold in November
  • 388/48 = 8.08 months of inventory

The absorption rate has remained essentially the same in December when compared to the previous month. As of January 4, 2010, we have 84 homes under contract in the Carson Valley. Of the 84 homes under contract, 43 are pending short sales and 19 are bank owned properties.

Of the 388 homes on the market, 43 are bank owned, 53 are short sales, and an additional 3 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.)


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Christianne Gordon, REALTOR®, CDPE, SFR is a Northern Nevada Real Estate Specialist that can assist you with the purchase or sale of real estate in Gardnerville, Minden, Genoa, Carson City, Dayton, and Reno/Sparks

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Comment balloon 2 commentsTerrie Leighton • January 04 2010 01:51PM


Terrie - Thanks so much for the reblog! I hope you had a fantastic New Year's and am looking forward to working with you in 2010!

Posted by Christianne O'Malley, Exceptional Service - Delivering Results in Reno! (RE/MAX Realty Affiliates) about 8 years ago

Thanks Christianne! I am looking forward in working with you as well.

Posted by Terrie Leighton, Reno Real Estate Agent ~ Selling Homes in Reno (Ferrari-Lund Real Estate ) about 8 years ago

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