Las Vegas Home Prices Continue to Rise With Lower Sales Recorded- The Las Vegas real estate market continues to see pricing rise as well as demand for homes. Sales did fall from 2019 numbers due to the lack of inventory. Supply of homes did drop to around 2.4 months compared to a supply of 3.9 months in August of 2019.
Currently, the average sales price is at $335,000.00 up from $330,000.00 in July. Demand is still very strong from California buyers as well as out of state buyers. Local buyers are cashing out equity and upgrading to bigger homes. Several of my clients have cashed out their smaller homes that the bought 5-10 years ago to buy a bigger home that they now can afford due to the amounts of equity they have in their smaller home. In addition, I am also seeing more first time home buyers hitting the market. With interest rates still under 3%, renters are now able to get a great mortgage deal and save a lot of money on their new mortgage payment.
Inventory and Demand:
Inventory still remains very low and is a concern for me. I am getting a lot of questions from buyers as to possible foreclosures hitting the market and having some type of pricing correction. Here is my response to this question. 1) Inventory is very low. 2) Demand is still very high. 3) If the supply is low and demand is high, this means that pricing will continue to go up. 4) If pricing comes down, it’s because demand is no longer there. It also means that our market would need to add another 5,000 to 10,000 units for sale in a short period of time. In 16 years of doing this business, I have NEVER seen that happen. 5) The state of Nevada still has an anti-foreclosure law on the books right now which means no bank or servicer can foreclose on a home.
The foreclosure process in Nevada could take at least 6-8 months or longer from the period of when the State of Nevada allows foreclosures again. This means that banks and servicers will have to work with the home owner to avoid foreclosure. 6) Most people will have equity in their homes so why would you not sell your home and cash out your equity? This makes no sense to me. You would give up your home to foreclosure? The only people that would face foreclosure are the people that just recently bought a home within the past year.
In conclusion, I am not saying that the market will never come back down. I welcome some type of pricing correction to happen in the future. I cannot predict the future but I can use facts and data to see that the Las Vegas real estate market right now is strong and is helping people upgrade to new homes and it’s relocating a lot of people from other states to Las Vegas. When you buy a home, you are buying a place to live in. You are not buying a home as an investment. Investors buy into real estate with cash and then do not have to worry about a mortgage payment. They are able to make money on that home as an investment over the long term. As a buyer for a home, you are buying a home for the tax benefits, the pride of ownership as well as future equity results not short term gains.
Check out my foreclosure information page if you need help to avoid foreclosure. Currently, there are plenty of government programs to help you. Here is the link to that page: https://lvrealty4sale.com/how-to-avoid-foreclosure-in-las-vegas/
If you are a buyer looking to purchase a new home, check out my communities page here: https://lvrealty4sale.com/communitiy-pages-in-las-vegas-and-summerlin/
Here is the Fox 5 news article about our current market conditions: https://www.fox5vegas.com/coronavirus/southern-nevada-home-prices-set-all-time-record-though-fewer-homes-sold/article_98563dfe-f29b-11ea-b857-07ebdd3a490d.html?utm_source=FOX5%20Vegnkas&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=Breaking%20News