Mammoth Lakes Real Estate Market Update – May 1, 2014

May 1, 2014

Real Estate

Mammoth Lakes Real Estate Market Update – May 1, 2014

housing marketThere are several different data points to review when answering this question including median price, days on market and total inventory sold.   Below is a snapshot of the last three years closed transactions in Mammoth Lakes and January through April 2014.

Condos 2014 (as of 5/1) 2013 2012 2011
Median Price $292,500 $265,000 $244,000 $242,000
Median Days on Market  


105 123 98
Total Condos SOLD 70 345 299 309
Single Family Homes 2014 (as of 5/1) 2013 2012 2011
Median Price $661,000 $575,000 $575,000 $560,000
Median Days on Market  


103 181 120
Total SF Homes SOLD 23 91 91 75


In summary for the condo market in 2013, there was a significant increase in the number sold and they sold more quickly and at a higher price than the previous two years.   So far in 2014, the price of condos is steadily increasing and is higher than the median for the previous three year period.    The median days on market dropped yet again the condo category in April.  Keep in mind the median days on the market is calculated from the date of the listing to the close of escrow — with an average escrow being 30 days, properties are under contract in a little over two weeks.

In summary for the single-family home market in 2013, while the number sold and the median price remained relatively flat, the days on market reduced.  In April the days on market stayed flat as compared with March while the median price dropped (too few sales to call this a trend).

While this information is useful in observing trends, the current inventory must also be considered.  Below is a snapshot of the available properties available today:

CURRENTLY LISTED Condos Single Family Homes
Median Price $339,000

Down from $379k in March


Down from $754k in March

Median Days on Market 71

Up from 69 in March


Up from 80 in March

Total Available as of May 1 134

Up from 121 in March


Down from 68 in March


Inventory is slowing increasing in both categories.  This increase is expected to continue as historically inventory increases in the spring.  The message to buyers is to be ready to make an offer as the properties are not on the market long.

If you are interested in buying or selling, a qualified Realtorâ can provide the relevant data for your specific neighborhood or area of interest.

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