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Las Vegas Real Estate in December: Sales Down 17% YoY, Inventory up 82% YoY

This is a key former distressed market to follow since Las Vegas saw the largest price decline, following the housing bubble, of any of the Case-Shiller composite 20 cities.

The Greater Las Vegas Association of Realtors reported Southern Nevada housing market slowed down in December, GLVAR housing statistics for December 2018

The recent cooling trend continued through December for the local housing market, with stable home prices, fewer properties changing hands and more homes on the market than one year ago. So says a report released Tuesday by the Greater Las Vegas Association of REALTORS® (GLVAR).

The total number of existing local homes, condos and townhomes sold during December was 2,658. Compared to one year ago, December sales were down 18.2 percent for homes and down 11.8 percent for condos and townhomes. GLVAR reported a total of 42,876 property sales in 2018, down from 45,388 in all of 2017.

While the number of local homes available for sale is still below what would normally be considered a balanced market, Southern Nevada now has more than a three-month housing supply. By the end of December, GLVAR reported 6,615 single-family homes listed for sale without any sort of offer. That’s up 72.9 percent from one year ago. For condos and townhomes, the 1,528 properties listed without offers in December represented a 132.9 percent jump from one year ago.

The number of so-called distressed sales continues to drop each year. GLVAR reported that short sales and foreclosures combined accounted for just 2.9 percent of all existing local property sales in December, compared to 3.6 percent of all sales one year ago and 11 percent two years ago. emphasis added

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