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Report finds Vegas-area home prices setting monthly records

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                                The Las Vegas skyline glowed at dusk, in May 2013, as a motorist pulled into the driveway of a home, in Henderson, Nev. Home prices in the Las Vegas area are setting monthly records, according to an industry survey putting the median price of existing single-family houses at $375,000 in April.

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    The Las Vegas skyline glowed at dusk, in May 2013, as a motorist pulled into the driveway of a home, in Henderson, Nev. Home prices in the Las Vegas area are setting monthly records, according to an industry survey putting the median price of existing single-family houses at $375,000 in April.

LAS VEGAS >> Home prices in the Las Vegas area are setting monthly records, according to an industry survey that found the median price of existing single-family houses was $375,000 in April.

A report released today by the organization Las Vegas Realtors said local home prices have never been higher and the housing supply has rarely, if ever, been tighter.

LVR President Aldo Martinez said statistics benefitted from a comparison with last year, when the Las Vegas housing market was hit hard and the coronavirus pandemic took hold.

April’s median home price was up 3.3% from March and up 21% from $310,000 a year ago.

Analysts say out-of-state buyers are boosting the Nevada market; almost 28% of all purchases last month were for cash; and homes are selling faster than in previous years.

Cash sales were more than double the 13% in April 2020, while 89% of existing homes and 86% of condominiums and townhomes sold within 60 days.

The association reports that only about 1,800 houses were on the market without offers at the end of the month. That was up 3.1% from March but down almost 70% year-over-year.

The Las Vegas-area housing market hit its post-recession bottom in early 2012. Since then, it has experienced steady growth.

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