Home prices in Las Vegas are keeping up their double-digit climbs.
Las Vegas area home prices, including distressed sales, increased by 25.0 percent in May 2013 compared to May 2012, according to CoreLogic’s May Home Price Index .
Las Vegas home prices showed the second highest increase in the country, jumping 22.3 percent in April compared to one year ago.
A plan to help homeowners avoid foreclosure could be adopted in North Las Vegas.
High demand and low inventory drove Las Vegas home prices up in May.
U.S. home prices soared 12.1 percent in April from a year earlier, the biggest gain since February 2006, as more buyers competed for fewer homes.
Foreclosures are decreasing across the country and bank reposessions are at a 65 month low. Locally, the trend is moving in the opposite direction.
Although Nevada is still one of the top five states where foreclosures are a relatively high percent of all mortgaged houses, the nation’s inventory of homes in foreclosure is down.
The number of new homes sold last month in the Las Vegas area has almost doubled compared with a year earlier.
Las Vegas leads the nation in underwater mortgages, but there are signs of improvement.