New Mexico bucks national downward trend in housing sales

New Mexico bucks national downward trend in housing sales

A 45 percent increase in home sales reported in August compared to the same month a year ago

(Photo: Dianne L. Stallings/Ruidoso News) Nationally, home sales numbers are on the decline as prices rise and inventory remains low, but New Mexico continues to buck the trend with monthly increases in the number of sales reported to the REALTORS Association of New Mexico.

The state association report shows 447 sales in Lincoln County year to date in 2018 with a median price of $220,500, meaning 50 percent sold higher and 50 percent sold lower. Active August listing were 3,720 with 87 sales for a volume of $30,232,500. The average number of days on the market for a home was 194 and the average sale price was $347,500. One hundred and one listings were pending.

"Three thousand one hundred fifty-five sales were reported to RANM in August 2018. This is an increase of over 45 percent from the number of sales reported in August 2017,” Connie Hettinga, RANM President, said. “With less than 800 sales to go, 2018 is on its way to surpassing 2017 year-end number of sales during the first three quarters of 2018."

“New Mexico median home prices also continue to hover around the $200,000 mark,” Steven Anaya, RANM chief executive officer, said. “August’s median of $206,950 is the second highest monthly median reported this year. The year to date median of $200,000 has remained steady since June.”

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