February 22nd, 2021 6:57 PM by Gabriel Leyba
2021 Housing Market Off to Great Start
More sales were reported to the New Mexico Association of REALTORS (NMAR) for January 2021 than
in January 2020 - pre COVID-19! “1,681 sales were reported for this January,” according to Danny Wm
Vigil, 2021 NMAR President. “This is just over 50 sales more than reported for the same month last year.”
“A new high in median prices for January and a 20% drop in average days-on-market from January 2020
reflect the continuing low inventory in most areas,” adds M. Steven Anaya, NMAR CEO. “Median sales
prices rose gradually in 2020 and January 2021’s $250,000 median is over 12% higher than January
2020’s $219,500.” Median price means half the properties sold for more, half sold for less.
During January 2021 properties were on the market for an average of just 60 days. Both Bernalillo and
Sandoval Counties reported just 23 average days-on-market last month.
“January pending listings give a glimpse into what we can expect as far as sales during February, says
“December 2020’s 1,699 pendings resulted in 1,681 sales in January 2021. There are a reported
2,005 pending listings in January 2021.”
Record low mortgage rates along with extra lean inventories are prompting a buying frenzy across the
nation. The number of homes for sale was down 43% in January year over year, a record low,
realtor.com® reports. About 40% of potential buyers who’ve been searching for a home say they haven’t
bought a house yet because they keep getting outbid, according to a new survey by the National
Association of Home Builders.
Buyers and sellers of properties in New Mexico have adapted to virtual tours, social distancing, mask
wearing, and other features implemented by REALTORS to keep up safe practices in the home buying
process. 2021’s real estate industry should continue to be a bright spot in New Mexico’s economy.
The trends and numbers reported are only a snapshot of market activity.
Current reporting participants are: Greater Albuquerque Association of REALTORS, Las Cruces Association of
REALTORS MLIS, New Mexico MLS (Artesia, Carlsbad, Clovis/Portales, Deming, Gallup, Grants, Hobbs, Las Vegas, Sierra County areas), Otero
County Association of REALTORS, Roswell Association of REALTORS, Ruidoso/Lincoln County Association of REALTORS, Santa Fe Association of
REALTORS, San Juan County Board of REALTORS, Silver City Regional Association of REALTORS, and the Taos County Association of REALTORS.
Reports represent single family residential data only. Information does not necessarily represent all activity in any market/county. Figures based on
reports run 2/14/2021. Visit www.nmrealtor.com (housing trends) for county statistics.
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