Many posters often ask about Santa Fe housing prices, so I thought I'd give information on the most recent stats comparing the first quarter of 2012 with the same period for 2011. These figures were released last week by the Santa Fe Association of Realtors, and the excerpts below are from the Santa Fe New Mexican.
The median sales price of a single-family dwelling in both the city and county -- was $352,000. That's down less than 1 percent from $355,000 in the first quarter of 2011.
Within the city limits, the median price was $290,000 -- up 4.5 percent from $277,500. The biggest jump -- 51.7 percent to $442,500 -- was in the northwest part of the city. The only decrease -- 4.5 percent to $195,700 -- was in the southwest.
Outside the city limits, it was $385,000 -- down 8.8 percent from $422,000. But in the moderately priced community of Eldorado, the median price fell nearly 13 percent -- to $298,000 from $342,000. [My personal observation: Buying activity in Eldorado has really picked up. Inventories are down and I think this area is poised for the average price increasing a tad this year. Today there are a total of only 48 homes for sale in Eldorado - and the median price is $382,000 - with 11 priced under $300K, 17 priced between $300-400K, and 20 listed for over $400K]