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Las Vegas resales show staying power

The existing single-family house sales in Southern Nevada in August were 2,545 which is a slight drop from July at 2,592, reported GLVAR, the Greater Las Vegas Association of Realtors. This number actually breaks a string of increases dating back six or seven consecutive months. When a comparison is made to August of 2007 at a paltry 1,316, it represents, however, a serious leap higher, 93.4% in all that can be called a significant improvement. Resales, although still heavily flavored by foreclosures, do remain healthy and need to stay that way to help this weakened market turn around.

Another positive statistic GLVAR released, and is based on its MLS figures, is the inventory level of single-family houses. It has been edging higher for months and now it finally experienced a much-awaited drop to 22,710, an acceptable 3% decrease from July and down a nice 6.7% from August of last year. It continues to be historically high but at least it's now on a downward slope. The preference throughout Southern Nevada is that it stays on that course for the duration and give the coming recovery some needed punch.

The area that keeps everyone on their toes is the price. The median price decreased again, this time 4.5% from July and a painfully large correction of 30% from last year. It sank to $210,000 in August and if it maintains this pace before the year is over it'll punch below the $200,000 barrier. If that happens the price structure in Las Vegas will be back to roughly were it was in the early years of the decade. Good value? Definitely. Costly to the homeowner? Yes.




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Esko Kiuru
Mortgage, real estate and apartment industry analyst - syndicated mortgage, housing and property management blog
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Comment balloon 6 commentsEsko Kiuru • September 11 2008 09:53PM


Hang in there.  We just have to ride out the storm! Good luck and best wishes!

Posted by Scott Hutchinson, Round Rock Real Estate (Keller Williams Realty-The Romere Team) about 10 years ago

Glad to hear there is light at the end of the tunnel.  Those that buy now are going to be jumping up and down in a few years I am sure!

Posted by Chris Canzano, Billion Dollar Broker - Cape Coral, FL (Villa Realty Group, Inc.) about 10 years ago

Esko, looks like you guys are finally experiencing some positive news again.  Hopefully next month there will be another increase in the positive side for you to blog about.

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) about 10 years ago


What a storm it has been, too.


Posted by Esko Kiuru about 10 years ago


Excellent buyer's market being featured here right now.

Posted by Esko Kiuru about 10 years ago


The vital signs are gradually improving.

Posted by Esko Kiuru about 10 years ago