Las Vegas Realtors are reporting this week the median price of existing single-family homes sold in Southern Nevada during October 2022 was $440,000. That's down 2.2% from September 2022, and down from the all-time record price of $482,000 in May. The median home price is still up 7.3% from $410,000 one year ago.
The median price of local condos and townhomes sold in October was $266,000. That's down 1.5% from the previous month, and down from the all-time record price of $285,000 in May. Condo and townhome prices are still up 12.7% from $236,000 in October 2021.
"Ever since mortgage interest rates started rising this summer, we've seen the housing market cool down," said LVR President Brandon Roberts. "Prices have been going down slightly since we hit our all-time peak in May. We're seeing more homes on the market, and fewer homes are selling. Through October, local home sales are down about 22% from this time last year."
Roberts added that local home prices are still nearly four times higher than during their post-recession bottom in January of 2012, when the median single-family home price in Southern Nevada was $118,000.
By the end of October, LVR reported 7,906 single-family homes listed for sale without any sort of offer. That's up 140.5% from the same time last year. Likewise, the 1,775 condos and townhomes listed without offers in October represent a 204.5% jump from one year earlier.
LVR reported a total of 2,192 existing local homes, condos and townhomes sold in October. Compared to October of 2021, sales were down 44.0% for homes and down 41.9% for condos and townhomes.
With more homes available and fewer selling, the sales pace in October equates to more than a four-month supply of properties available for sale - about four times more supply than one year ago.
Roberts said this is a significant change from 2021, which was a record year for existing home sales in Southern Nevada, with 50,010 homes, condos, townhomes and other residential properties selling. That was the first time LVR reported more than 50,000 local properties changing hands in a year, and it topped the previous record set in 2011 by nearly 2,000 sales. By comparison, LVR reported 41,155 total sales during 2020.
During October, LVR found that 25.5% of all local property sales were purchased with cash. That's down from 29.6% one year ago and is well below the March 2013 cash buyer peak of 59.5%.
Aided by restrictions on evictions and foreclosures during the pandemic, the number of so-called distressed sales remains near historically low levels. LVR reported that short sales and foreclosures combined accounted for 0.3% of all existing local property sales in October. That compares to 0.3% one year ago, 0.9% of all sales two years ago, 2.4% of all sales three years ago, 3.0% four years ago and 5.2% five years ago.
These LVR statistics include activity through the end of October 2022. LVR distributes statistics each month based on data collected through its MLS, which does not account for all newly constructed homes sold by local builders or homes for sale by owners.
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