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As we enter September 2021, the Mammoth Lakes real estate market continues to be hot seller’s market. What does that mean?  Simply put, it means there are more buyers than sellers.  The difference I see today as compared to the last few months is buyers are getting tired.  Buyer fatigue is caused by losing out more than once in multiple offer situations.   Many buyers have decided to take a break and re-enter the market at a later time.  This could be seen as good news for both buyers and sellers.  For buyers, there are fewer people competing for the same few properties.   The good news for sellers is inventory is nowhere near normal levels so if your property is priced right, there are still buyers looking.

This article highlights the numbers you need to know about the Mammoth Lakes real estate market, what it means if you are thinking about buying or selling, and where to get help moving toward your real estate goals this year. 

What’s Happening in the Mammoth Lakes Real Estate Market?

It is helpful to look at the current market in two different segments:  single family homes and condos/townhomes.  This data is through the end of August 2021.

Mammoth Lakes Condos

  • The YTD median sales price for condos through August 31, 2021 is $599,000 which is up approximately 1% over last month and up 26% over 2020.
  • The median days on market is 51 days which is down 16 days from 2020.  This time period begins on the day the property is listed and ends when it closes escrow.
  • 305 condos have closed escrow through August 31 (average of 38.1 per month) as compared to 2020 where 442 condos sold (average of 36.83 per month).
  • There are 27 active condos listed for sale as of September 1 as compared to 41 last month.
  • There are 75 pending sales which is the same as the previous month.

Mammoth Lakes Single Family Homes

  • The YTD median sales price for single family homes through August 2021is is $1,227,500 which is down 6% over the previous month and up 40% over 2020.
  • The median days on market is 60 days which is down 22 days from 2020.  This time period begins on the day the property is listed and ends when it closes escrow.
  • 92 single family homes have closed escrow through August 31 (average of 11.5 per month) as compared to 2020 where 133 sold (average of 11.08 per month).
  • There are 21 active single-family homes listed for sale on September 1 which is two more than last month.
  • There are 19 pending sales as compared to 20 last month.

What Does This Mean for Mammoth Lakes Area Homeowners and Sellers?

If priced right, properties are selling quickly in Mammoth Lakes area.  Note the median days on market for sold properties includes the entire escrow period (30 days on average).  As the numbers indicate, this is a great time to sell.  No one can predict how long this seller’s market will last.  The inventory levels have not increased as expected keeping competition high for the few active listings.  If you are even remotely thinking about selling, contact me for a free consultation and evaluation of your property.  This will include a recommendation for pricing as well as suggestions for preparing your property for sale.  I am reminding sellers that just because this is a seller’s market, we still need to price right.  The properties that price slightly below the current market value are receiving multiple over list price offers.  The properties that are priced too high are just sitting with no showings and no offers.  Not to be harsh, although it is a great time to sell it is not a time to be greedy.  

What Does This Mean for Mammoth Lakes Area Home Buyers?

With such low inventory available in Mammoth Lakes, buyers need to be ready to act quickly when they find a property they are interested in.  Do you have your financials in order?  Do you need a pre-approval letter?  I can connect you with lenders who have a proven track record of success in our area.  Many buyers do not know that not all lenders can lend in certain projects in Mammoth Lakes.  I can help you increase your chances of securing the property of your dreams in this tough market so reach out to me for a free consultation to set you on the right path for achieving your goal of owning property in Mammoth Lakes. 

Conclusion

Many have asked if the real estate market is going to crash.  Specifically, how is today’s market different than the one that caused the 2008 meltdown.  Check out my blog post which directly addresses this question.  

Whether you are a seller or a buyer, there is no doubt you will benefit from teaming with an educated and experienced Realtor® to help you navigate this hot market.  I have created guides to help with both the buying and selling process.  You can access the guides on my website:

Ultimate Mammoth Lakes Sellers Guide

Ultimate Mammoth Lakes Buyers Guide

Notes:

  1. All data are sourced from the Mammoth Lakes Board of Realtors. Data for Mammoth Lakes ONLY and not the surrounding areas.
  2. *Median price = middle value.  This is used as a good indicator when there is significant data as it minimizes the impact of unusually high or low values and provides a better perspective of the big picture.
  3. **Total Available excludes properties under contract/pending which have not yet closed.

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