New Mexico real estate trends (May 2022)
How is the real estate market in New Mexico?
🏠 Average home value: $297,808
📈 0.72% home value increase month over month
💰 Median sale price: $555,000
⏳ 53 days on the market
🔑 Homes on the market: 4,247
📆 1.6 months of housing inventory
🏦 30-year mortgage rate: 5.56000%
💵 Average income: 51243
State of the market: A-
Despite excessively high listing prices, New Mexico’s real estate market continues to maintain an active market. However, the influx of homes being listed and declining home values may cause this trend to slow and cool down.
*Data last updated May 2022
With more than 1,400 hiking trails, New Mexico's mountains, forests, sand dunes, and prairies are both accessible and stunning in the diversity of their natural beauty. Its climate spans arid deserts and high peaks with an alpine climate.
Notable cities include Albuquerque, Santa Fe, and Roswell — but the majority of the state's counties are considered rural areas.
Nicknamed the Land of Enchantment, the state has a rich indigenous history and an active art scene that contribute to its unique culture.
If you're thinking of buying or selling in New Mexico, these New Mexico housing predictions and stats can help you make an informed decision.
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Selling a home in New Mexico
New Mexico real estate market forecast for sellers
⏰ Homes are selling 6 days faster than the annual average
💰 Homes are selling for $42,719 more than the annual average
💸 Average listing commission: 2.760%
💸 Average buyer's commission: 2.83%
How to sell a home in New Mexico
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Cost to sell a home in New Mexico
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- New Mexico Seller Closing Costs in 2021: How Much Will You Pay?
- The Ultimate Guide to New Mexico Real Estate Taxes
Buying a home in New Mexico
How much home you can buy with $300,000 in...
🏠 Albuquerque: 1,523 sq ft
🏡 Santa Fe: 743 sq ft
🏡 Las Cruces: 1,754 sq ft
🏠 Farmington: 2,000 sq ft
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Investing in New Mexico real estate
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Best of New Mexico
Each month, we compare locations in New Mexico based on different criteria. This month, we're looking at levels of happiness and ranking the best counties in the state.
Happiest Counties in New Mexico
1. Los Alamos County
2. Bernalillo County
3. Harding County
4. Eddy County
5. Santa Fe County
Worst of New Mexico
Each month, we compare locations in New Mexico based on a different criteria. This month we're looking at levels of happiness data. These are the counties that ranked the worst in the state.
Least Happy Counties in New Mexico
1. Luna County
2. McKinley County
3. Cibola County
4. Quay County
5. San Miguel County
New Mexico resources
- New Mexico Regulation and Licencing Department
- New Mexico's real estate license verification
- New Mexico's real estate agent code of conduct
- New Mexico's disclosure forms
- Transfer taxes in New Mexico
- Home buying assistance programs in New Mexico
Frequently asked questions about New Mexico real estate
It is currently a seller’s market in New Mexico. The demand for real estate is high, driving prices up and forcing buyers to make quick offers on the market. Although that’s the general situation across the state, each city and town is different, so it’s best to consult with a local real estate agent to understand your area’s trends.
Investing in New Mexico real estate is a good choice, especially in a city with a high population like Albuquerque, where people are always looking for housing. But if you really want to get the most out of your investment, then you’ll need to know where the best neighborhoods are and create a thorough business plan. Read our guide to real estate investing to learn more.
For most people, it might not be the best time to buy a house in New Mexico. Listing prices are higher than normal, and inventory is limited. However, mortgage rates here are lower than in other states, meaning that you could save money in the long run with a locked-in low rate. To understand all your options, you should work with one of the top real estate agents in the state.
Clever's analysis of state market trends is based on local data from Zillow, realtor.com, Redfin, Bankrate, the U.S. Census, and Clever surveys. Our team of over 20 real estate analysts from across the country research local markets and data to compile our "Best" and "Worst" rankings.