Note: The data in The Lora Company report do not include Angel Fire, Black Lake, Cimarron, Eagle Nest, Red River, Raton, Chama, Miami, Mora, San Miguel, Vallecitos, and “Other” areas that are included in the Taos County Association of Realtors MLS but that are not part of the main Taos market. Those areas do not…
Since bottoming out in 2011, the total market (all categories of property) through 2018 has gained 117% in unit sales, and 164% in dollar sales. Single-family home unit sales are now 20% below the level recorded in 2005. Inadequate inventory of homes for sale is limiting sales. Prices are rising, and homes are selling faster than they used to.
2018 sales are tracking about equal to 2017’s. The main factors that have been affecting the market for the past two years remain in place: a strong national economy, rising demand for single-family homes, and an inventory shortage of good homes available for purchase.
Single-family home sales are still tracking slightly below last year’s pace, while condo, land and commercial sales are ahead. There were 3 homes sold over $1 million last month. And there may be a huge sale in December: the 190-acre Blackstone Ranch is going to be auctioned on Dec. 6, with a minimum bid of $19 million (see the related article posted on our web site).
BIG NEWS! New air service this winter between Dallas DFW airport and Taos. See related post in our website. This should have a major positive impact on the Taos economy–and on Taos real estate–over time. Meanwhile, this weekend is the annual Taos Balloon Rally–another way to travel!