Home sales down in Clovis in 2010

CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) - Home sales in Clovis dropped about 28% in 2010 but home values remained steady, even inching up a little, and area real estate agents say both indicators show the Curry County area is faring better than other communities nationwide.

Mayor and real estate agent Gayla Brumfield says despite the decrease, the real estate community is pleased with how Clovis has performed.

There were 1,170 Clovis homes sold in 2009 and 841 in 2010.

Agent Kathy Corn says the drop in sales is relatively small, especially considering national housing market woes. She says Clovis home values rose about 2%, showing the local market remains stable.

Information from: Clovis News Journal, http://www.cnjonline.com