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May 21st, 2019 By Goody
April Building permits Down
With the decline in property avaialable for new builds in Mesquite the number of permits for single family residences declined from 22 permits issued this year vs 29 permits issued a year ago.  The market is still strong with some new projects coming on soon.  Stay tuned.
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April 25th, 2019 By Goody
April Market Report
Click the blue link below for April's Market Report

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April 25th, 2019 By Goody
Royal Vista 3 Car Garage just became available
Royal Vista quality.  Joshua Floorplan.  1732/sf home.  3 car extended garage.  Entire length of home back Patio with pavers.  Upgraded kitchen cabinets.  All of this for $351K.  Talk to Goody on more specifics.  2x 6 construction and just about everything you want is standard.  This won't last.  Call now to reserve.
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April 16th, 2019 By Goody
Sun City Mesquite Projected New Village Openings
Here are the projected roll out dates for the newest Sun City Mesquite Villages.
Tortoise Mountain     Phase 1   September 2019         Phase 2 December 2019
Crimson Ridge   April/May 2020
Horseshoe Ridge  Late May 2020

 
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April 15th, 2019 By Goody
Mesquite March 2019 Building Permits

The number of single-family residence permits in Mesquite had 30 issued last month vs 35 permits last year.  The dollar volume is higher however. Sun City Mesquite took out 14 permits for new homes compared to 26 in March 2018. Nevada Residential Construction was issued seven permits (Boulder Heights-The Reserve-Hilltop Townhomes) while Catamount Development, Jackson Contracting and two private builders were issued permits. One permit each were issued to Leishman Construction, Davis Construction, and View Point Contractors.

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February 21st, 2019 By Goody from Mayor Al Litman
Mesquite Nevada State of the City
Mesquite Mayor Allan Litman gave his annual State of the City address at a Mesquite Chamber of Commerce luncheon held Wednesday, Feb. 13.  “Much like a president’s State of the Union address, a State of the City speech should celebrate the community, recognize areas for improvement and set the policy agenda for the year based on the goals and agendas of it’s leaders,” he said. “I believe this address will cover these areas today.”  Litman introduced a general good state of health as his theme for the year. “Mesquite is fine. Mesquite is good and getting better. Mesquite is a great place to live and enjoy life as I do,” he said.  Litman credited the city’s rising success to those who live and work there. He praised residents’ hard work, love of community, generosity, belief in the future, respect for law and order and faith in local government.   Litman gave a brief history of he city explaining that the early pioneers who attempted to settle the area were wiped out by floods twice in just a few years.  “They persevered and came back,” he said. “Six young families from Bunkerville rebuilt the destroyed canals and finally made a permanent settlement.”  Litman said that about 100 years later Mesquite was officially incorporated as a city with 1,110 residents at that time.  “Mesquite persevered throughout the years,” he said. “We will continue to move forward.”  He noted that the current full-time population is now 22,500.  “A city does not run itself,” Litman said. “If it is to run correctly and smoothly, the staff must be dedicated to the betterment of the city.”  He described the intense dedication and loyalty to the city required by city staff and city council members as well as the city’s various departments.  He praised the fire department and recognized new Fire Chief Jason Andrus. He noted that a new fire engine was placed into service and that reserve staff grew from two to 10.  Litman discussed the undertaking of a natural gas project and said that the department will be working with Southwest Gas to provide tactical procedures in responding to any natural gas emergency.  Regarding the Department of Athletics and Leisure Services, Litman commended Director Nick Montoya on a job well done. He noted that the department has moved the city’s parks and facilities to a new water control system, saving the city water, money and time.  Litman described the completion of the Town Square Park and noted that the city has acquired a Silver Sneaker Contract that will pay the city to keep seniors healthy and active.  He noted that the department has plans to refurbish the S.E.C. Splash Pad in 2019 as well as obtain grant money for new park  projects. Regarding the police department, Litman noted the designation of Mesquite as the safest city in Nevada.  “This honor reflects the department’s strong relationship with the community and the combined effort of our citizens and officers in creating a proactive policing policy,” he said.  The mayor detailed the many achievements accomplished by the Public Works Department under the direction of Billy Tanner including the upcoming installation of two new traffic signals.  Litman spoke about many other invaluable departments and employees prior to noting recent city growth. In 2018, the city issued 338 single family residential building permits.  “That is the highest since 2008,” he said. “Our growth is about 4.25 percent annually.”  Litman said that an additional 19 commercial building permits, 40 commercial remodel permits and 52 new business permits were issued for a total of just under $100 million. He said that 339 new businesses licenses were issued last year which was the most in any year ever.  Due to population growth the mayor said that the goal is to create a planning and zoning commission and that the city council will start that process.  In conclusion, Litman detailed his goals for the city including improved public safety regarding better planning and action for future power outages and city-wide emergencies.  “I don’t want us to just talk about this and hope we do not have an emergency beyond our control,” he said. “We need a real plan that will be in place and publicized to every home in the city.”  He spoke about improvements he hopes to make in community health care, job creation, political leadership and stability, planned, quality growth, financial sensibility and more.  “I conclude as I began today,” Litman said. “Mesquite is fine. Mesquite is well. Our future is bright. Embrace it for all it has to offer.”
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February 14th, 2019
Are you thinking of buying or selling a home this spring? Keep these things in mind:

1. Prices won’t skyrocket.
The last few years have seen massive jumps in home prices, especially during the busy spring buying season. This year price growth is likely to slow down a bit in most markets. We may see higher prices at the height of the buying season, but they’re unlikely to be drastically higher than those seen at the end of 2018.

2. Year-over-year inventory will likely remain stagnant.
Because mortgage rates are rising, many homeowners are staying put. New home construction continues to grow, but it still lags behind buyer demand. This means we are unlikely to see an increase in listings from previous years. 

3. Bidding wars will lessen.
The days of sight-unseen offers and heated bidding wars are mostly over. Except for a few hotter markets, most buyers will enjoy a slower-paced market and a little more leverage than in years past. 

4. Sellers might have to make some concessions.
As mortgage rates rise, fewer buyers are looking to get in on the market, and that means sellers will need to do more to get their attention. This could mean more concessions and more room for negotiations.

Having a knowledgeable agent on your side is crucial to effectively navigating 2019’s changing housing market. If you’re considering buying or selling this year, get in touch today for personalized advice and guidance.

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February 6th, 2019 By Goody
Median home price climbs to $300K in Las Vegas Area

The median sales price for existing single-family homes sold in Southern Nevada in January was $300,000, according to a report released today by the Greater Las Vegas Association of Realtors. That’s up 13.2 percent from $265,000 in January 2018.  “Just when you thought these double-digit increases might become a thing of the past, it’s interesting to see the median home price go back up again,” GLVAR President Janet Carpenter said.  The median sales price of condos and townhomes in January was $170,000, or up 13.4 percent from last January.  The spike in sales prices is encouraging because January is traditionally one of the slow months in the Las Vegas housing market, Carpenter said.
Other highlights from January’s report include:
• Cash transactions accounted for 24.9 percent of purchases. That’s significantly below the 59.5 of cash buyers in February 2013 at the height of the recession, signaling investors are still active in the market but playing a smaller role.
• Homes and condos are selling at a slower pace, with 72 percent of existing local homes and 71.2 percent of existing condos selling within 60 days. One year ago, 76.8 percent of homes and 83.1 percent of condos sold within 60 days.

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February 1st, 2019 By Goody
Mesquite Real Estate Statistics January 2019
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/my_files/Jan%202019%20Stats.pdf
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January 30th, 2019 By Goody
Southern Nevada home prices up double over national average
Prices in Southern Nevada (Mesquite) were up 12 percent year-over-year in November, more than double the national rate of 5.2 percent, according to the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller index released Tuesday. Las Vegas’ price growth was fastest among the 20 markets listed in the report for the sixth straight month, and it was the only metro area with double-digit year-over-year price gains in November.  In December, 142 single-family houses traded hands, down 18 percent from the same month in 2017, according to the Greater Las Vegas Association of Realtors.  At the same time, the median sales price of single-family homes was $295,250 last month, up 10 percent year-over-year, the trade group reported. (did I say it was 72 degrees here yesterday during the Polar Vortex?)
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