Our friends at First Centennial Title Company of Nevada have released their Market Condition Report for April.
From the April report:
"The level of demand relative to supply appears to be insufficient to maintain the current price level or to cause an increase."
- OVERVIEW: Both SFR and Condo supply are very constant in the current range, as they were the month before. This means that as properties are moved off the market by either becoming a sale pending or a failure, those properties are being replaced by new supply. At the same time, properties in escrow continue to build. This implies that the level of closed demand will be increasing in the near term. Prices continue very weak for both types. These declines are somewhat more pronounced than other areas surveyed.
- PERCENT SELLING: Very constant in the current range.
- MARKET SPEED INDEX: The market is moving slowly but the pace is increasing in small steps from month to month. Expect this continue. This increase will be difficult to discern at the street level in the short run.
- PRICES: SFR and Condo price schedules continue to weaken but the pace of decline has increased. SFR has become more pronounced in the short run. Prices are erratic from month to month and seem to gyrate in a narrow range (see History of Median Sale Price Graph). Note in the price graph that the tail end of the trend lines shows a definite decline.
WEEKS SUPPLY GIVEN DEMAND (ABSORPTION RATE): The absorption rate is on the decline indicating that the market is tightening slightly—more so for SFR than Condo. This tightening effect needs to continue for sustained time in order to affect the current trajectory of prices.
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