by Calculated Risk on 7/09/2019 11:54:00 AM
Tuesday, July 09, 2019
This is a key former distressed market to follow since Las Vegas saw the largest price decline, following the housing bubble, of any of the Case-Shiller composite 20 cities.
The Greater Las Vegas Association of Realtors reported Local home prices increase slightly after three-month holding pattern, GLVAR housing statistics for June 2019
Local home prices broke out of a three-month holding pattern to post a slight increase during June, according to a report released Tuesday by the Greater Las Vegas Association of REALTORS® (GLVAR).1) Overall sales were down 11.3% year-over-year to 3,626 in June 2019.
The total number of existing local homes, condos and townhomes sold during June was 3,626. Compared to one year ago, June sales were down 11.1% for homes and down 12.0% for condos and townhomes.
At the current sales pace, Carpenter said Southern Nevada still has less than a three-month supply of homes available for sale. While the local housing supply is up from one year ago, she said it’s still below what would normally be considered a balanced market.
By the end of June, GLVAR reported 7,815 single-family homes listed for sale without any sort of offer. That’s up 80.3% from one year ago. For condos and townhomes, the 1,937 properties listed without offers in June represented a 135.6% jump from one year ago.
The number of so-called distressed sales remains near historically low levels. GLVAR reported that short sales and foreclosures combined accounted for just 2.2% of all existing local property sales in June. That compares to 2.6% of all sales one year ago and 6.3% two years ago.
2) Active inventory (single-family and condos) is up sharply from a year ago, from a total of 5,157 in June 2018 to 9,752 in June 2019. Note: Total inventory was up 89% year-over-year. This is a significant increase in inventory, although months-of-supply is still somewhat low.
3) Low level of distressed sales.