This week’s real estate headlines

Here are a few national real estate-related stories and news pieces that came across my screen this week…

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April median sales price and other market metrics

April’s median home sales price pulled back a bit from March’s record-setting $375,000. April’s median sales price came in at $373,500. That number is down 0.4 percent from March’s median, and is up 15.2 percent year over year.

Despite the pull back in the median sales price April’s median sold price per square foot (PPSF) jumped to $205.46/sq.ft. This number is 2.4 percent higher than March’s median sold PPSF of $200.73/sq.ft., and is 12.3 precent higher year over year.

Lack of available for-sale inventory is taking its toll on the number of homes sold. Units sales in April totaled a dismal 484 homes sold for the month. While our market typically sees sales increasing this time of year, April’s number is down 11.8 percent from the 549 homes sold in March. Year over year, April sales are down a hefty 7.1 percent.

The good news is currently available inventory shows an increase over the number of homes available this time last month. Presently 638 homes are available for purchase in the Reno-Sparks market. That number is up a whopping 20.6 percent over the 529 homes for sales this time last month, and up 23.2 percent over the 518 homes available for sale in April 2017.

Given current buyer demand, this increase in available inventory should yield higher unit sales in May. Presently there are 891 homes pending sale in the Reno-Sparks Market. That number is up 9.5 percent over the 814 homes pending sale this time last month. Year-over-year, current pending sales are down a slight 0.6 percent from April 2017.

April’s median days on market (DOM) came in at 51 days — an increase of one day over March’s median DOM.

April sales by type, break out as follows:

  • REO sales: 1% – unchanged from March’s 1%
  • Short sales: 0% – down from March’s 1%
  • Equity sales: 96% – down from March’s 97%

April sales by price band, break out as follows in the table below…

Sales by Price Segment
sales price ($000’s) units sold cumulative % of sales
0 – 99 0 0.0%
100 – 199 3 0.6%
200 – 299 98 20.9%
300 – 399 177 57.4%
400 – 499 99 77.9%
500 – 599 40 86.2%
600 – 699 19 90.1%
700 – 799 14 93.0%
800 – 899 11 95.2%
900 – 999 3 95.9%
1M+ 20 100%
total 484

A whopping 20 homes sold for over $1,000,000 in April. Last year a total of 143 homes sold for over $1,000,000 — for an average of 12 per month. Thus far, year-to-date, 72 $1M+ homes sales have occurred. If this pace continues, 2018 will see over 200 sales of $1M+ homes.

April’s median sold price for houses and condos combined was $355,000 — up 1.4 percent over March’s median sold price for combined sales of houses and condos.

The table below contains the past 13 months of data…

Past 13 Months of Home Sales Data
Month Year # Sold Median Sold Price Sold Price per Sq Ft Median DOM # of Actives # of Pendings
Apr 2018 484 $373,500 $205.46 51 638 891
Mar 2018 549 $375,000 $200.73 50 529 814
Feb 2018 443 $370,000 $194.48 61 528 796
Jan 2018 405 $360,000 $191.42 68 514 782
Dec 2017 494 $345,000 $194.36 69 605 578
Nov 2017 534 $353,000 $197.03 61 767 713
Oct 2017 555 $345,000 $191.48 64 851 843
Sep 2017 613 $336,900 $194.62 59 925 889
Aug 2017 721 $347,900 $190.53 61 952 1,032
Jul 2017 641 $355,000 $192.15 57 1,002 1,034
Jun 2017 763 $340,000 $188.82 56 963 1,127
May 2017 680 $334,950 $182.46 60 903 1,240
Apr 2017 518 $324,287 $183.03 60 896 1,149

Note: The medians table above is updated on a monthly basis. The median home price data reported covers the cities of Reno, Nevada and Sparks, Nevada [NNRMLS Area #100]. Residential data includes Site/Stick Built properties only. Data excludes Condo/Townhouse, Manufactured/Modular and Shared Ownership properties. Data courtesy of the Northern Nevada Regional MLS – May 10, 2018. Note: This information is deemed reliable, but not guaranteed.

Related post: March median sales price and other market metrics

Click here for historical data back to 1998.

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This week’s real estate headlines

Here are a few national real estate-related stories and news pieces that came across my screen this week…

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This week’s real estate headlines

Here are a few national real estate-related stories and news pieces that came across my screen this week…

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A few of my recent Facebook posts

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In addition to posting on this blog, I also maintain a Facebook Page where I post daily content on the Reno and Sparks, Nevada real estate market and economy.

Below are a few recent posts from my Facebook Page.

Regarding the first post below, it’s a link to a recent Reno Gazette-Journal piece regarding Reno’s median home price hitting the $400,000 milestone. Keep in mind that the $400,000 median home price is for Reno, NV only, and does not include Sparks, NV. The median home price in Sparks is $344,000. Combined, the Reno-Sparks median home price is $375,000 (March 2018).

As always, please Like my FB Page to see my posts in real time as I post them.

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RSAR Monthly Market Report for Fernley, Nevada – March 2018

The Reno/Sparks Association of REALTORS® (RSAR) has released its Fernley Market Report for the month of March 2018.

From March’s report…

Prices continue to inch up, but still remains 9% off the peak of the market in March 2006.” said Doug McIntyre, 2018 RSAR President. “Fernley is still an affordable option with the majority of inventory priced under $400,000.

  • The median price at $243,600, up 1% from February and up 20% from March 2017.
  • Fernley’s unit sales at 58 are up 16% from February and up 26% from March 2017.
  • February’s new listings at 82 are up 71% from February and up 7% from March 2017.
  • The Fernley market has 1.7 months supply of inventory, a seller’s market.

Click on the graph below to see the entire RSAR market report for March.

Related post: RSAR Monthly Market Report for Fernley, NV – February 2017

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RSAR Monthly Market Report for Reno-Sparks, Nevada – March 2018

The Reno/Sparks Association of REALTORS® (RSAR) has released its Market Report for Reno-Sparks the month of March 2018.

From March’s report…

The lack of inventory continues to drive sales price up. First quarter new listings were up 1% compared to the same period 2017,” said Doug McIntyre, 2018 RSAR President. “While this is not keeping up with demand, it’s a positive early indicator as we approach the spring selling season.

  • The March median price at $375,000 is up 2% from February and up 18% from a year ago.
  • March unit sales at 528 are up 19% from February and down 6% compared to March 2017.
  • March new listings are down 3% at 551 compared to February and down 20% from one year ago.
  • The Reno market is a seller’s market, at 1.1 months supply of inventory. Months supply of inventory is the time it would take to exhaust the active inventory at the current rate of sales.
  • The March median sales price at $375,000 reached a new record high for the Reno/Sparks area since the boom and bust twelve years ago.

Click on the graph below to see the entire RSAR market report for March…

Related post: RSAR Monthly Market Report for Reno-Sparks, Nev. – February 2018

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