Southern Nevada Home Prices Stall to Start Fall, Though Still Higher Than Last Year



LAS VEGAS – A report released Wednesday by the Greater Las Vegas Association of REALTORS® (GLVAR) shows home prices in Southern Nevada stalled to start fall, with fewer homes selling so far this year compared to last year.

GLVAR reported that the median price of existing single-family homes sold in Southern Nevada through its Multiple Listing Service (MLS) during October was $307,000. That’s down 1.0% from September but up 4.1% from $295,025 in October of 2018. Meanwhile, the median price of local condos and townhomes sold in October was $171,250. That was down 1.6% from $174,000 in October of 2018.



“Local home prices are as stable as they’ve been in years and appreciating at a much more gradual pace, more like what was considered a normal and healthy rate of appreciation for many years,” said 2019 GLVAR President Janet Carpenter, a longtime local REALTOR®. “We realize that many prospective buyers still face challenges finding homes that are both available and affordable for them. But at least buyers are benefiting from more stable prices, more homes on the market than we had at this time last year and historically low mortgage interest rates.”

Just as prices have been rising more gradually, Carpenter said fewer homes have been selling this year compared to the previous few years. According to GLVAR, a total of 36,665 existing local properties were sold in Southern Nevada from Jan. 1, 2019 through Oct. 31, 2019. That’s down from 38,248 total properties sold during the same 10-month period in 2018. For all of 2018, GLVAR reported a total of 42,876 local property sales. That was down from 45,388 in all of 2017.



The total number of existing local homes, condos and townhomes sold during October was 3,571. Compared to one year ago, October sales were up 7.9% for homes and up 3.5% for condos and townhomes.

As for inventory, by the end of October, GLVAR reported 7,210 single-family homes listed for sale without any sort of offer. That’s up 4.2% from one year ago. For condos and townhomes, the 1,808 properties listed without offers in October represented a 15.7% increase from one year ago.

While the local housing supply has increased over the past year, Carpenter said it’s still well below the six-month supply that is considered to be a more balanced market. At the current sales pace, she said Southern Nevada has less than a three-month supply of homes available for sale.

About the GLVAR: GLVAR was founded in 1947 and provides its more than 14,000 local members with education, training and political representation. The local representative of the National Association of REALTORS®, GLVAR is the largest professional organization in Southern Nevada.

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Posted on November 19, 2019 at 12:36 am
DAWIT WOLDE | Category: Blog

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