Stay up to date with our Las Vegas housing reports for September 2017
For the week ending September 17th, new home traffic and sales activity in southern Nevada held on to respectable numbers after dipping slightly for two weeks. Builders averaged 0.7 net sales per subdivision overall, while buyer traffic remained basically similar to levels reported for the majority of 2017. KB Home led all builders with 25 total net sales while American West Homes and Del Webb reported strong average numbers (over 1.0 per project). Corresponding to this, Jones Crossing from American West and Oxford Commons at Providence from KB Home were the top selling projects for the week with six net sales apiece. Burson Ranch in Pahrump from Beazer Homes continued its strong performance with five net sales.
Beazer also began reported one of the three new projects added to our Weekly Traffic & Sales Watch this week. San Gregorio in Henderson contains 27 lots and has base prices in the mid $300s. Lennar Homes has opened another project in North Las Vegas called Crescent Hill with 151 homesites and plans ranging from 1654 to 2510 square feet. Finally, William Lyon Homes has opened the last of four product lines at its Affinity community in Summerlin. Plans in the Revo collection range from 2047 to 2492 square feet and are priced in the $400s.
As we head into autumn, we will be continuing to watch the decreasing number of standing unsold inventory homes as well as the weekly cancellation rate which has remained steady between 16% and 20% for most of the year. You can track these numbers as well by subscribing to the Weekly Traffic & Sales Watch today.
For the week ending September 3rd homebuilders reported the lowest net sales totals for 2017. Not since week ending January 15th have overall net sales dipped below 160. Buyer traffic did not register the same drop off, actually remaining at the high end of what we have seen this year.
No single builder reported 20 or more net sales for the first time in recent memory as KB Home and Lennar Homes both posted 17 net sales to lead the way. American West Homes, Century Communities, Del Webb, Harmony Homes, and Storybook Homes averaged more than 1 net sale per project for the week.
We reported four new projects in the Weekly Traffic & Sales Watch this week, including two attached products in Summerlin. CalAtlantic Homes has opened Santa Rosa in the Paseos, a gated townhome community with two different product lines, Alameda and Bellamar. William Lyon Homes has begun reporting two of the four product lines at their Affinity community near Charleston and 215. The Evoke and Savu lines have base prices ranging from $326,000 to $483,000.
Pardee Homes opened their second product line at the Skye Canyon masterplan in the far northwest. Cobalt now accompanies Keystone which opened one year ago with slightly lower base prices starting at $360,000. Summit Homes continues to branch out into larger and pricier homes, opening Mountain Terrace, a 12 lot project in the northwest sub-market priced around $500,000.
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For the week ending August 27th, homebuilders rebounded from a tough week in our previous Weekly Traffic & Sales Watch to report 18% more sales and return to 2017's "normal" levels. We are also noticing a 5.6% decline in the number of active subdivisions in the report since a high of nearly 270 back in February. This should help temper the talk of over-building that many seem to be worried about. While builders are certainly opening new projects as quickly as possible, they are also successfully closing out existing projects at higher rate. There are surely some deeper points that can be examined here, but we'll leave that for another time and state that, in general, one can say this is a truth in the current environment.
DR Horton and KB Home once again led the way in overall sales, but American West Homes, Beazer Homes, Century Communities, Del Webb, and Storybook Homes also performed well when looking at the average sales per project. Beazer's Dorado Skies in North Las Vegas was the top performing subdivision with seven net sales for the week. Of the projects reporting 4 or more net sales (14), 3 were in North Las Vegas, 5 in the southwest, 4 in Henderson, and 1 each in Mesquite and Pahrump.
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For the week ending August 20th the new home segment of the Las Vegas housing market was again slightly below the consistent average sales figures we have reported for the vast majority of 2017. The overall net sales figure for the week was the lowest reported since early January. Buyer traffic has also dropped slightly over the past four weeks after spiking in early July. Overall though, these changes are not drastic and are consistent with seasonal trends. We shall see if builders are able to stretch out the summer selling season before the drop off that naturally occurs in the fourth quarter.
KB Home, Lennar, and DR Horton unsurprisingly led the way in overall net sales (they combine to account for over 35% of the active subdivisions in the valley). Looking at average sales per subdivision, Beazer Homes, Del Webb, Pulte Homes, and Storybook Homes also reported strong weekly numbers.
The only new project in the Weekly Traffic & Sales Watch this week was Encore at Cadence by Richmond American Homes. With their initial communities in the Henderson master plan nearing sell-out, the Denver-based builder has continued to acquire land and Encore is the latest project to open. Encore offers four of the five plans from the Crescendo neighborhood also in Cadence that has averaged just under three sales per month since opening in June of 2015.
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For the week ending August 13, 2017, home builders' sales numbers slowed down slightly, dipping below 0.8 net sales per project for the first time since February according to our Weekly Traffic & Sales Watch. Lennar Homes and DR Horton accounted for 26% of all sales while reporting the same percentage of active communities. One place we see the "slow down" this week is that only four builders achieved an average of 1 or more net sales per project. Another is in the fact that the extremely steadily selling Sun City Mesquite reported zero (or fewer) net sales for only the forth time in 2017.
The top selling projects reported this week were Peregrine Point from Woodside Homes in the southwest and Granite Falls from Richmond American Homes in North Las Vegas. Looking at Master Planned Communities (MPC), the top ten performers included projects in Skye Canyon, Summerlin, Inspirada, and Mountains Edge.
We reported one new community this week, which is actually an extension of the existing "Groves" product line of townhouses in Inspirada from KB Home. They added 93 units to the collection in Pod 4-3, which is currently the southern-most active parcel in the MPC.
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Subscribers have just received in their inboxes Volume 358 of the Las Vegas Closing and Permit Report with data from July 2017. Clark County home builders recorded slightly less than 700 new home closings and pulled over 800 building permits. These numbers put closings up 21% and permits up 4.5% year-to-year. Ten projects reported their first closings in July.
Expressions by DR Horton (unsurprisingly when considering net sales figures from our Weekly Traffic & Sales Watch), led all communities with nearly 20 closings. Seven of the top ten performing communities have overall average prices under $300,000.
% of New Home Closings by Price Range
For those who are unaware, the Closings part of this tandem report contains a list of all communities in Clark County recording a closed sale over the past 12 months, with totals for each month. Also, basic information for each project is listed including Area, Total Avg. Sales Price, Current Month Avg. Sales Price, Product Type, Avg. Lot Width, Avg. Lot Size, Total Lots, Zoning, Planned Community, and ZIP Code. Finally, Avg. Closings Per Month for the past 12 months, Total Closings, and yearly totals for the past two years as well as monthly builder totals and averages are also included. Wow, what a jam-packed report! One of the best features of the report is that it is published as a spreadsheet allowing you to sort and dissect the data on your own for your own purposes, instead of being stagnant charts or graphs in a .pdf file.
Looking at permits, 16 projects pulled 10 or more in July with North Peak from Pardee Homes in North Las Vegas leading the way.
% of Permits Pulled by Sub Market Area
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We have recently published the monthly updates with July 2017 data for a couple of our popular Las Vegas housing reports.
Our Monthly Area Traffic & Sales Summary Chart is a handy snapshot of activity around the valley by sub-market area (East, Henderson, North Las Vegas, Northwest, South, Southwest). The report tracks the following data points:
- Number of active projects
- Total Traffic & Traffic per Project
- Gross Sales, Cancellations, and Net Sales
- Net Sales per Project
- Cancellation %
- Conversion % and Conversion Ratio
- Inventory of Released Lots (Total and per Project)
- Months of Inventory (Inventory/Net Sales)
In the submarkets that had the same number of reported projects or more year-to-year we report net sales increases across the board. Cancellation % was fairly steady with some increases but mainly decreases.
We also released the updated "Interactive Traffic & Sales Summary" which overlays monthly totals onto a map for easy point and click visualization of current market activity. These files are invaluable to those that use them and offer a great alternative to our basic spreadsheet reports.
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For the week ending August 6th, the new home market in southern Nevada again remained steady, hovering around 200 net sales across 250+ reporting projects. The cancellation rate however, broke the 20% mark for only the second time in 2017. Earlier this year we suspected that we may see a steady uptick in cancellations but this has failed to materialize thus far.
Lennar Homes led all builders with over 30 net sales with American West Homes, Century Communities, Beazer Homes, Storybook Homes, Warmington Residential, and Del Webb Communities also averaging over 1.2 net sales per project. The two product lines from Century Communities at the Skye Canyon Master Planned Community in the northwest combined to lead all subdivisions with eight net sales for the week. We did not report any new projects in our Weekly Traffic & Sales Watch this time around. As July is now in the rearview mirror, let's look at the top selling builders and subdivisions from that month:
TOP 5 BUILDERS - NET SALES - JULY 2017
TOP 5 NEW HOME PROJECTS - NET SALES - JULY 2017
An interesting note here, Bilbray Ranch Square by DR Horton in LAUGHLIN finished just outside the top 5 with 13 net sales.
As an added bonus this week let's look at the July totals for the major master planned communities in the Las Vegas Valley which accounted for 38% of all reported net sales...
JULY 2017 NET SALES BY MASTER PLAN
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