Following a significant increase in single family home prices over the summer, recent price growth is more tempered and flattening. In our opinion, this pause in price growth is welcome since we do not want to see prices exceed the basic fundamental measures that drive the market long-term. We typically see closings subside this time of year and 2015 continues this pattern, however, both escrows opened and the number of closed ho... read more
As we enter fall, there are a few things that we typically observe. One is a buildup in inventory which is often the result of slower sales rates. Another market feature that we often observe is an increase in days on market. This market mechanism, which manifests as strong seasonal patterns, often results in more moderate price changes during the fall months, as demand softens and available supply expands. August figures, which are revealed be... read more
Looking year-over-year, the number of single family escrows opened and homes closed have been more than respectable. Closings are up nearly 20% year-over-year when measured in July and the year-to-date numbers are solid also. Price increases have moderated and we believe this is a welcome pause after the consistency in vibrant price increases. We have already experienced more price amplification than we expected back in Ja... read more
Buying a newly constructed home is exciting. You get to design your dream home from the ground up; from choosing your home site, your model, interior finishes and upgrades. You don’t have to drive far to see newly constructed homes and neighborhoods popping up across the Las Vegas valley. There are a variety of builders, neighborhoods and models to choose from.
Like any home purchase, buying new construction is serious business--an expensive transaction with many financial implications. You may have heard ... read more
“Is the market still struggling?” If we had a nickel for every time that question was asked, we could….go buy a piece of real estate. The answer to that question is a resounding, “no!”
The Las Vegas real estate market has been resurging for the last three years or more with strong sales, a drastic decrease in distressed inventory and steady home price gains in both the residential and the commercial markets. This trend is not stopping any time soon and is ... read more