Realtor: Portales area housing market still reasonably strong

The local housing market is slower than in the past but doing better than most of the nation, people involved in that market have said.

“Compared to the rest of the country, we’ve really been blessed in Curry and Roosevelt counties,” said Wanda Graham of Kiva Realty in Portales.

The area has seen foreclosures, but not as many as in other parts of the country, she said. People continue to buy and sell homes, although less than in the past.

According to information from Graham, Kiva Realty has sold 52 homes this year. They ranged in price from $16,500 for an 1,848-square-foot house to $257,295 for a 2,179-square-foot house.

Source: CNJ