LVR Reports Rising Home Prices, More Homes Available for Sale – Nevada Business Magazine

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2024 LVR President Merri Perry
2024 LVR President Merri Perry

LAS VEGAS – A report released Thursday by Las Vegas REALTORS® (LVR) shows local home prices continuing to heat up with more homes now available for sale.

LVR reported that the median price of existing single-family homes sold in Southern Nevada through its Multiple Listing Service (MLS) during May was $473,000. That’s up 7.0% from $442,120 in May of 2023. However, local home prices are still below the all-time record of $482,000 set in May of 2022.

The median price of local condos and townhomes sold in May was $295,000, up 7.3% from $275,000 in May 2023. That’s an all-time high, surpassing the $290,000 mark set in April.

LVR President Merri Perry, a longtime local REALTOR®, said local housing prices have been rising this year despite recently rising mortgage interest rates. At the same time, she was encouraged to see increases in both the number of homes being sold and the number of properties available for sale.

“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,” Perry said.

By the end of May, LVR reported 3,869 single-family homes listed for sale without any sort of offer. That’s up 6.1% from one year earlier. Meanwhile, the 1,324 condos and townhomes listed without offers in May represent a 43.1% increase from one year earlier.

LVR reported a total of 3,091 existing local homes, condos and townhomes sold in May. Compared to May 2023, sales were up 3.7% for homes and up 0.9% for condos and townhomes. The sales pace in May equates to less than a two-month housing supply, which is similar to one year ago and still considered a tight supply by historical standards.

Home sales have been rebounding from 2023, which was the slowest year for existing local home sales since 2008. LVR reported a total of 29,069 sales of existing local homes, condos and townhomes in 2023. That was down from 35,584 total sales in 2022. That followed a record year for existing local home sales in 2021, when LVR reported 50,010 total properties were sold.

During May, LVR found that 25.7% of all local property sales were cash transactions. That’s up from 21.9% one year ago but well below the May 2013 cash buyer peak of 59.5%.

The number of so-called distressed sales remains near historically low levels. LVR reported that short sales and foreclosures combined accounted for 1.1% of all existing local property sales in May. That compares to 1.2% one year ago, 0.6% two years ago, 0.7% three years ago, 1.5% four years ago and 2.0% of all sales five years ago.

These LVR statistics include activity through the end of May 2024. 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. Other highlights include:

  • The total value of local real estate transactions tracked through the MLS during May was more than $1.4 billion for homes and nearly $216 million for condos, high-rise condos and townhomes. Compared to one year earlier, total sales values in May were up 10.6% for homes and up 9.6% for condos and townhomes.
  • In May, 85.7% of all existing local homes and 85.6% of all existing local condos and townhomes sold within 60 days. That compares to one year earlier, when 77.1% of all homes and 79.1% of all condos and townhomes sold within 60 days.

About LVR
Las Vegas REALTORS® (formerly known as GLVAR) was founded in 1947 and provides its nearly 17,000 local members with education, training and political representation. The local representative of the National Association of REALTORS®, LVR is the largest professional organization in Southern Nevada. Each member receives the highest level of professional training and must abide by a strict code of ethics. For more information, visit

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