Archive for June 8th, 2005

NAR Says it Looks Like a Record in 2005!

Wednesday, June 8th, 2005

Housing industry economists raised their forecast for home sales this year, noting that demand remains strong due to lower-than-expected mortgage rates. Economists at the National Association of Realtors said they expect home sales to total a record 8.13 million units in 2005, up 1.8% from last year. Of that total, sales of previously owned homes are expected to reach 6.89 million units, up 1.6% from 2004. Sales of newly built homes are expected to total 1.24 million this year, up 3.2% from 2004. The trade group also estimates that home builders will have started construction on 2.02 million home units this year, up 3.4% from 2004 and the highest level of new-home starts since 1973. The NAR also estimates that home prices will continue to climb. The national median existing-home price for all housing types is expected to rise 8.8% in 2005 to $201,500, while the typical new-home price will increase 5.7% to $233,600. Contact MS Las Vegas Real Estate at 888-349-2595 for specific information on the market for Las Vegas homes.

Introducing The Ardiente Age-Qualified Community

Wednesday, June 8th, 2005

Centex Homes designed its Ardiente age-qualified community of North Las Vegas real estate to meet the changing requirements of buyers ages 55 and older. Community highlights are to include a 13,000-square-foot recreation center with two heated swimming pools. The center also will have areas for activities such as pilates and yoga. All North Las Vegas homes in the community will carry the Environmental Protection Agency’s Energy Star label and use at least 30 percent less energy than federal standards require. Contact MS Las Vegas Real Estate for more information.

Las Vegas Homes: Energy Star Leaders!

Wednesday, June 8th, 2005

The efforts of Nevada Energy Star Partners have boosted Las Vegas homes to a leading position nationally in energy-efficiency programs. Nevada Energy Star Partners helps valley residents to save more than just energy. The cooperative group offers cash savings on Energy Star-qualified appliances and electronics available through its Energy Star coupon booklet. The booklets, which are free to the public, offer savings on select products at RC Willey Home Furnishings, as well as rebates from Nevada Power, both of which are members of the partnership. The coupon booklets are a great way for the builders of Las Vegas homes and retail industries to join forces in promoting energy conservation. The partnership has effectively made Las Vegas the national Energy Star leader! The Energy Star coupon booklet is ideal for helping owners of Las Vegas real estate who are interested in saving money on environmentally friendly products.