2016 Las Vegas Real Estate Market in Review

Even in light of the increased number of new construction sales in our market; resales closings have increased by 9% in 2016:

 

Resale Closings             Year

34,525                            2014

36,422                            2015

40,028                            2016

 

The increase in the number of closings between 2014 and 2016 was 5,503; a 16% increase.  This is a sign of a healthier economy and therefore a healthier Real Estate market.  More residents of Southern Nevada were able to buy a home in 2016 than in 2014 or 2015.
At the end of 2015, the average sales price was $254,159.  December, 2016 the average sales price was $274,710 and increase of 8%.  Still prices are very affordable but inching their way up with a healthy level of appreciation.

 

The Crystal Ball for 2017 is a continued increase in pricing, and perhaps an increase in interest rates as well.  Our recommendation is to purchase as soon as you can as you will see additional increases in pricing this year.  If you would like to sell but you are still under water, the next year could bring good news for you.

Posted on January 11, 2017 at 6:29 pm
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Preparing for a Showing

Preparing for a showing

 

There is some preparation for your showing that will set you up for a more successful showing.  Here are a few tips:

 

  • Open all the shades and curtains to let in light.
  • Turn on enough lights so the home is well-lit.  Yes, even in the middle of the day.
  • Remove clutter from tables and bookshelves.  Neatness makes rooms seem larger.
  •  Remove pets.  Take them with your or keep them penned in the yard or garage.
  • Put away items in the yard such as garden tools, bicycles and toys.
  • Turn on gas fireplaces to create a cozy atmosphere.
  • Grind up part of a lemon in the disposal to add a fresh smell to the kitchen.
  • Turn on soft music on your home sound system to create a relaxed, pleasant atmosphere.

Remember, you only have one chance to make a first impression.  

 

Want to more about all things Real Estate?  Just ask!

Posted on August 23, 2016 at 6:44 am
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