Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2008 | 11:05 a.m.
- Street-level view of the foreclosure problem (12-17-2008)
- Their dreams shattered, investors left to wonder (11-28-2008)
- City works to prevent foreclosures (11-13-2008)
- Those empty homes for sale are harming communities (10-28-2008)
- State plan could ease pressure of ‘tsunami’ (10-23-2008)
- Reid, Goodman tour foreclosed homes, present remedy (10-22-2008)
- Bill to protect renters in foreclosure cases (10-20-2008)
The price of existing homes sold in Las Vegas in November plummeted to their lowest level since August 2003 and the new-home and condominium market continued its dismal performance, according to statistics released by SalesTraq.
The median price of the 2,737 existing homes sold in November was $170,500, a decline of $9,500 from October. The November prices are 33 percent below the same month a year ago.
The reason for the decline was the continued impact of foreclosure homes. Some 62 percent of the existing home closings were bank-owned with a median closing price of $160,000. The other 38 percent of closings had a median price of $198,000.
The one bright spot is there were 2,028 foreclosures in November, the fewest number since March.
In the new-home market, the 622 closings were the fewest this year and means sales won’t top 10,000 for the year. There were 19,446 sales in 2007.
The 187 new-home permits issued in November was the fewest this year.
Prices of new homes, meanwhile, held steady. The median price was $244,000, up $1,000 over November.
The high-rise and mid-rise market was dismal with 13 closings in November. There were 69 in November 2007.