Nevada County Market Observations-February 2021
Lack of inventory in Nevada County continues.
Numbers are consistent with previous months. 339 houses for sale January 2020 vs 163 houses for sale January 2021, 51.9% lower year to year. Houses sold are up 26.5%, 163 Jan last year, 104 houses sold this January.
Inventory reduction is from 4.4 months of inventory last January to 1.6 months of inventory this January.
A very strong SELLER’S MARKET continues, especially considering Nevada County’s attractiveness as one of the premier work-from-home communities.
The average SOLD price per square foot is up 23.3% year to year ($224 vs $274). Average price sold is up 14.6%, from $433,000 to $564,000.
Higher list prices are prevailing.
Nevada County continues to be strongly attractive to buyers looking for safer havens, especially coupled with the myriad lifestyle opportunities and community connections the foothills offer. Days on market have fallen 38%, from 91 days last January to 57 days in January this year. Buyers are energized to jump on good, well-priced houses especially given our current low inventory environment.
The market is rebounding from slower buyer activity over the holidays and elections.
We are seeing robust buyer activity. Good houses are attracting significant attention from buyers and garnering strong offers. While prices are climbing, appraisals tend to lag the market a bit, so some circumspection in pricing is smart.
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