In October, 64.5 percent of all home sales in Las Vegas were bank-owned foreclosed homes, a decrease from the 67-percent share in September. This still high percentage of foreclosure sales controlled the increase in the median sales price for all types of homes sold as the median price for bank-owned foreclosed homes in October was $116,900.
The median sales price for all types of homes in Las Vegas in October increased by only $1,100 to $139,100 from the September median of $138,000. Compared to the August median price of $135,500, the increase was bigger, but the median was still lower by almost 27 percent compared to September last year.
The realtor association said that sales of single-family homes climbed up by 30 percent to 3,535 units in October, compared to sales in October last year. Sales also marked more than 5 percent of increase from total sales in September. The number of days that nearly 75 percent of homes stayed on the market also dropped to less than 2 months.
Rick Shelton, incoming president of the realtor association, predicted that home sales and home prices will continue to improve in the coming months because of the expansion and extension of the first time home buyer tax credit.
Sue Naumann, current president of the realtor organization, also predicted that the expansion and extension of the tax credit initiative will push up home sales.
Naumann also explained that the sales figures presented were based on data from the Multiple Listing Service and did not include sales by home builders, owners and other sales not handled by realtors.
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