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January 2017

Found 4 blog entries for January 2017.

What are the top challenges your home buyers face this year? A recent survey from realtor.com® reveals the following:

1. Low inventories: There aren’t enough homes for sale and inventory woes are expected to worsen this year. Active inventory in December 2016 on realtor.com® dropped 11 percent compared to a year ago. “As a result, the year has started with the lowest inventory of homes for sale at least since the recession, and possibly in decades,” realtor.com® notes. “Inventory was a challenge all year but a stronger offseason in the fall depleted the available homes for sale even more than is typical.”

2. Prices move to record highs: Typically, asking prices decrease in the fall. However, this year, the median list price in December was the

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Following several weeks of decreases, mortgage rates were back on the rise this week.

"The 10-year Treasury yield increased more than 10 basis points this week,” says Sean Becketti, Freddie Mac’s chief economist. “The 30-year mortgage rate moved up as well to 4.19 percent, a 10 basis point jump. This week marks the first increase in the mortgage rate since December 29. The 2.8 percent decline in existing home sales in December is a reminder of the lack of homes for sale. According to the National Association of REALTORS®, supply is at its lowest level since 1999, a factor that should support higher house prices regardless of the oscillations of the mortgage rate."

Freddie Mac reports the following national averages with mortgage rates for the

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There were 3,340Single Family; Condos & Town-homes closed transactions in December 2016.

That’s up by 224 closed transactions compared to November 2016. 

December 2016 #’s- Resale 2,972 -89% Short Sales 162 -4.8% REO 206-6.2%

November 2016 #’s- Resale 2,789 -89.5% Short Sales 128 -4.1% REO 199- 6.4%

 957 Cash Purchases (This is up by 122 from November)

 1,271 Conventional Financing (This is up by 107 from November)

 790 FHA Financing (This is down by 2 from November)

265 VA Financing (This is down by 9 from November)

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Two master-planned communities in the Las Vegas Valley were among the top 10 nationally for home sales last year, a new report shows.

Builders sold 769 new homes in Summerlin in 2016, up 28 percent from 2015. Buyers also picked up 564 new homes in Inspirada, up 45 percent, according to real estate consulting firm RCLCO.

  Among U.S. master-planned communities — sprawling projects with housing, parks and other components — Summerlin was No. 5 for new-home sales and Inspirada was No. 7.

No other Las Vegas Valley community cracked RCLCO’s top-20 list, released Wednesday. The company said it would publish a list of the top 50-selling communities in the next few days.

 

Summerlin runs along the western rim of the Las Vegas

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