Home sales have clearly slowed from the pandemic-fueled frenzy of 2020-2021, with July marking the fourth consecutive month the number of homes sold trailed 2021 sales figures.

Western Nevada County saw 18.6% fewer homes sold in July than in June, the second time this year home sales dropped on a monthly basis as February’s 89 homes sold represented a 22.6% decrease from January sales.

Brian Hamilton: Slowing sales, growing inventory and median price for homes sold in July

In July, a total of 127 homes were sold locally, down from 156 in June and 36.1% lower than the 199 homes sold in a year-over-year comparison with July 2021 — which, should be noted, posted the most homes sold in a single month of last year.

Brian Hamilton: Slowing sales, growing inventory and median price for homes sold in July

July sales also marked just the third time that western Nevada County sales dipped below the pre-pandemic norms of 2019, which posted 136 homes sold in July of that year, or 7.1% more than sold last month.