Economic Conditions for the Las Vegas Valley August 2009

Reblogger Kimberly Dearth
Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX CENTRAL

 

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Economic Conditions for the Las Vegas Valley July 2009

 Housing Conditions:

  • Foreclosure/Short Sale Listings (8/15/2009): Total Listings 11568; Short Sales: 4802, 41.5% of all listings; Bank Owned Listings: 2649, 22.9% of all listings. Short sale and REO listings consume 64.4% of total listings
  • New Home Sales (June 2009, units sold): 448 Year Change -42.3% (excl condo conversions, highrises)
  • New Home Sales (June 2009, median price): $205,490 Year Change -20.7% (excl condo conversions, highrises)
  • Existing Home Sales (June 2009, units sold): 4536 Year Change +66.1%
  • Existing Home Sales (June 2009, median price): $125,000 Year Change: -42.7%
  • New Home Permits (June 2009): 368 Year Change -58.4%
  • Rental Rate (MLS Monthly Average July 2009): $1405/month 

My analysis:  Distressed listings (foreclosures and short sales) are 64.4% of total listings.  THIS IS DOWN FOR THE SECOND MONTH IN A ROW!  Credit markets must be watched.  Resale sold units and pendings remain impressive.  Builders cannot compete with bank owned listing prices, thus sales remain lackluster. The rental market is softening due to all the investor/first time buyer combination of activity.  This adds more supply and creates less demand.

New Residents/Employment Conditions:

  • New Residents (June 2009): 4584, Year Change -15.8%
  • Total Employment (June 2009): 862,700 Year Change -6.5%
  • Unemployment Rate (June  2009) 12.3%, Year Change +95.2%

My analysis: The tourism, gaming and convention numbers need to improve before these numbers improve.  New Resident Count will go down if no new jobs are created.  Unemployment rate is painful.

Tourism/Gaming Conditions:

  • McCarran Airport Total Passengers (June 2009): 3,436,939 Year Change -11.4%
  • Gaming Revenue (May 2009): $747,606,792, Year Change -7.7%
  • Visitor Volume (May 2009): 3,527,794, Year Change -6.8%
  • Convention Attendance (May 2009): 341,846, Year Change  -32.9%
  • Hotel/Motel Occupancy (May 2009): 84.4% Year Change -5.9%

My analysis:   This sector (tourism) needs to see some serious price corrections before we see a comeback.  Corporate credit is not coming back any time soon.  It will be hard to get convention attendance back up without corporate credit.  Glad to see regular tourists are making their way here with the imbalance of the other numbers to replace the convention attendee numbers.  Gaming and convention business is big business and those numbers MUST increase.  A decrease of over 30% is extremely painful to this economy and all the overbuilt convention space.

Sources: Salestraq, Home Builder's Research, Greater Las Vegas Association of Realtors, Nevada State Gaming Control Board, Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles, McCarran International Airport, Las Vegas Convention & Visitor's Authority, Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation.  Information deemed reliable but not guaranteed.  My analysis is my humble opinion.

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