’s no secret that the real estate market has had a tough go of it these past few years here in Southern Nevada. But now, all the data and statistics are gathering to indicate that the housing marketing in Las Vegas is back in action. If you’re wondering what the local perspectives are as to what’s in store for both new and resale homes in the valley, here are some of the notable highlights:

Las Vegas Home Prices Are Up 8% Over Last Year

The Greater Las Vegas Association of Realtors (GLVAR) reports that local home prices and sales stabilized in May 2015 – with the median price of homes sold through MLS rising from last year’s $195,000 to the current median of $211,250. According to GLVAR President Keith Lynam, “Overall, home prices have been stable this year, and demand is steady in our housing market.”

New Home Prices, Sales, and Permits Up This Year In Southern Nevada

As reported by Vegas, Inc. recently:

  • New home sales have risen over last year by 8.9%.
  • Builders pulled 680 new home permits in May – for a total of 3,289 year-to-date – a jump of 23.3%.

Clark County Unemployment At Its Lowest Level Since 2008

Few things will drive down a housing marketing like unemployment. If people don’t have jobs, they can’t buy. That’s now changing in Southern Nevada, as recent statistics show that area unemployment rates fell to 6.6% – and that’s music to everyone’s ears.

Available Home Inventory Is the Current Challenge

While new home builders are racing to meet demand, it’s clear that one thing needed to balance the market is additional inventory. It wasn’t too long ago that such a statement would have been considered wildly optimistic for Las Vegas. But in a move to address the issue, banks are finally beginning to take action on eliminating one of the last dark clouds on the Southern Nevada horizon – cleaning up the books on foreclosures. In doing so, yet another obstacle to the housing market will be eliminated – and it’s a step in the right direction for the Las Vegas economy.

Indeed, even as prices are stabilized and beginning to climb, consumers are seeing the value in returning to homeownership. With mortgage loans becoming more readily available and low interest rates playing a key role, it’s clear that the housing crisis now in the rear-view mirror and the Las Vegas valley’s economy is once more on the rise.

New Home Resource helps current and future homeowners with all of their Las Vegas real estate needs. Whether your preference is for a newly-built home from a local builder, or a resale property in just the right location, a New Home Resource Realtor® is here to find the perfect property for you. Please contact a New Home Resource Realtor® today at 702-365-1000 or at Broker Joanna Piette, and agents Denise Moreno Thrasher, Jessica O’Brien, Evelyn ‘Beng’ Kern, Lance Partin and Kathy Paterniti are all here to help!