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Las Vegas Home Prices Continue Inching Up to All-Time High in May 2024, According to New Report

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Las Vegas Home Prices Continue Inching Up to All-Time High in May 2024, According to New Report

LAS VEGAS, NV – They’re not quite there yet, but according to a new report released by Las Vegas Realtors (LVR), the prices of homes in the Las Vegas Valley this past May continued to inch up to their all-time high point, illustrating the fact that demand is still exceeding supply in Southern Nevada.

LVR’s report, which acquires its data from Multiple Listing Services, noted that during May the median sale price for an existing, single-family home in Las Vegas was $473,000, representing a 7 percent jump year-over-year and moving that number ever closer to the all-time record high achieved in the valley, which was $482,000 during May 2022.

The MLS showed that there were 3869 homes for sale in the valley without any offer at the end of May, which is a 6.1 percent increase year-over-year. In addition, compared to one year prior, new listings in Las Vegas surged 19.9 percent in May, an 8.7 percent increase from the previous month.

LVR President Merri Perry Issued a statement on this development, saying that “although the demand for housing here in Southern Nevada continues to outpace our supply, increased sales and inventory are positive signs for consumers and for our members.”

Meanwhile, the median sales price for brand new homes listed for sale in the valley reached $500,000 in May, which represents a 5.3 percent jump from the same period of time one year ago; while high, this number nonetheless falls below the all-time record for new home listings in the region, which was $525,000 in May 2022.

However, it remains to be seen how much longer home prices continue to swell in Las Vegas, given the growing national trend of lowering housing costs in several major markets – including Austin, San Antonio and Fort Worth, Texas, and Portland, Oregon – as buyers back off in response to high home prices and mortgage rates.

It is expected that this phenomenon will spread to other parts of the country as well as the situation continues, eventually driving home prices down again, says real estate company Redfin in a recent report.

“Nationwide, prices rose 4.4 percent from a year earlier to an all-time high during the four weeks ending June 2,” report said. “But there are early indicators that national price growth could soften soon: 6.4 percent of U.S. home sellers cut their asking price, on average, the highest share since November 2022. And the typical active listing has been on the market for 46 days, up 2.3 percent year over year – the biggest increase in nine months, suggesting home listings are growing stale faster than they were a year ago.”

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