The numbers are in and December finished as the strongest December since the implosion of 2008.  December 2015 finished with nearly 300 residential closings for the month.  From a low of only 137 closings in December 2008, December closings have averaged in the low to mid 200's over recent years.  Over the last 6 months, inventory has continued to decline with a drop of 17.3% in the home inventory while average sales prices have continued to climb with an increase of 4.2% over the last 6 months.  As existing home inventory continues to decline, new home construction continues to boom with building permits increasing 20.6% in the last 6 months.  As the lowered priced existing inventory continues to decline, sales will gravitate more to the higher priced new construction so the average sales price will continue to move up.  We are now moving into one of the most active sales periods of the year as snowbirds and people from "snow country" continue to flock year.  If you are interested in getting into a second home or relocating here, please give me a call or email me.