Nevada County Residential Sales January-February 2008 vs. 2009

This post was written by jd on February 28, 2009
Posted Under: Nevada County Home & Land Statistics,Real Estate
And the real estate market is going to go?

And the real estate market is going to go?

 Residential sales for the period January 1, 2009 to February 28, 2009 compared to the same period last year remained about the same. Eighty homes were sold this year compared to eighty six homes last year. However, average sales prices dropped 12% or about $48,500 per home. The average sale price this two month period was $340,866 compared to the same period last year’s average of $389,350.

Days on the market increased to 158 days compared to 128 days on the market for last year or about 19 percent longer on the marked before they sold.

That’s the long and short of it, but I did an analysis of the entire year of 2008. Sales figures for residential home prices in Nevada County indicate a 12% decline in value.  Prices of residential homes in Nevada County are still higher than our surrounding neighbors and higher than the State average of $281,100 versus our average of $340,866.

A report from the California Association of Realtors states that “The median price of an existing, single-family detached home in California during December 2008 was $281,100, a 41.5 percent decrease from the revised $480,820 median for December 2007, C.A.R. reported. The December 2008 median price fell 2 percent compared with November’s revised $286,850 median price.

“Median prices continued to decline in December, and based on preliminary calculations, the statewide annual median price declined 38 percent for all of 2008 compared with 2007,” said C.A.R. Vice President and Chief Economist Leslie Appleton-Young.  “While the month-to-month decrease in December was considerably smaller than in recent months, it remains too early to determine if prices are beginning to stabilize.  Many distressed sales still must work their way through the system.”

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