The resale home market in Greater Sacramento continued to sizzle through the month of May, according to information provided by Trendgraphix Inc., a Sacramento-based reporting company, and reported by Lyon Real Estate. Specifically, 8,710 new open escrows and 7,321 closed sales over the past three months represent the area’s strongest production activity since the summer of 2011.
“The move-up and upper-end markets have joined the entry level at a record setting pace, making our region a Triple Crown winner for home sales this year,” says Pat Shea, president of Lyon Real Estate. Robust sales activity in all price points pushed May’s closed median price to $335,000. This is the highest median posted since the fall of 2007 and the tail end of non-existent lending standards.
Activity below the $350,000 price point remained frantic with 6,189 new open or pending sales logged for the past three months and inventory 20 percent less than this time last year. The move-up range, between $350,000 and $750,000, enjoyed its best quarterly run since the summer of 2006 with 3,468 new open escrows and ended the month with slightly more than two months of inventory available.
New open escrows in the upper end, often viewed as the $750,000 and above price range, logged in at 372 for the past three months, the highest volume since the summer of 2007. Notably, inventory in the upper-end and move-up markets is currently 50 percent lower than that available during the 2006 and 2007 sales comparisons.
Shea states that “all key market indicators reflect that both first-time and move-up buyers will remain very busy through the summer. The number of active and available homes in all price points is significantly lower than traditional standards and recent history. The region’s median still remains 20 percent below the market peak in the summer of 2005, even with much tighter lending standards. Home values in the Greater Sacramento Region remain exceptional and people get it.”
About Lyon Real Estate
Lyon Real Estate is ranked the number one brokerage in annual home sales in the greater Sacramento region and has served the area for more than 65 years. In 2014, the company closed 7,553 transactions worth a total of $2.61 billion in sales volume. Lyon Real Estate has 961 agents in 17 offices located throughout the region. The company is a member of the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LRE), the largest network of premier locally-branded firms, as well as LRE’s Luxury Portfolio International program. In addition to its real estate services, Lyon Real Estate offers RELO Direct, a global relocation program. For more information about Lyon Real Estate, click to www.GoLyon.com and follow us on Facebook/Lyon.
About TrendGraphix, Inc.
TrendGraphix, Inc. is a real estate reporting company based in Sacramento that uses local Multiple Listing Service (MLS) data to provide highly-visual market statistical graphs to real estate brokers, agents, and MLS/Realtor associations across the country. TrendGraphix’s programs are currently used by tens of thousands of agents in more than 100 brokerages in 18 states. For more information about TrendGraphix, visit www.trendgraphix.com