Median home sale prices are hitting post-Recession highs, and that’s resulted in slim pickings for homebuyers. Local realtor William Process is taking me in his truck to go look at homes that exemplify the sellers market we’re in right now, all of them in Sparks.
Process is the president of the Reno-Sparks Realtors Association and knows the ups and downs of the market. He got his license in 2008, at the very start of the housing collapse.
We pull up to a modest, one-story white home on a shaded street. It has three bedrooms, one bath and was built in 1961.
“It’s a smaller home; it’s a little over 1,000 square feet. This is very typical of a home in a nice, clean neighborhood that someone with that average income can buy.”
Washoe County’s median household income is $54,000 a year. Process says this house is listed for a little more than $200,000, and admits it’s a bit of a fixer-upper.
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