5 Vegas communities among top 50 in US for new-home sales

By Eli Segall Las Vegas Review-Journal
January 5, 2018

Five Las Vegas Valley communities cracked the top 50 nationally for new-home sales last year, a new report shows.

Leading the pack locally was Summerlin, where builders sold 1,052 homes, up 37 percent from 2016, according to John Burns Real Estate Consulting.

Buyers also picked up 837 new homes in Inspirada last year, up 48 percent, as well as 456 in Cadence, up 36 percent; 345 in Mountain’s Edge, up 9 percent; and 315 in Skye Canyon, up 93 percent.

Summerlin’s sales tally was fourth-highest among U.S. master-planned communities. Inspirada came in at No. 8, while Cadence ranked 23rd, Mountain’s Edge was 41st and Skye Canyon was in a three-way tie for 47th, the consulting firm reported.

Overall in Las Vegas, homebuilders’ sales totals are climbing but remain a fraction of what they were during the mid-2000s bubble and in the 1990s. But they fetched record prices last year amid rising demand, plunging inventory of previously owned homes, higher development costs and a focus on building bigger, pricier houses.

In master-planned communities, landowners draw up which sections will have homes, retail, parks and other components, and they often sell land in pieces to developers who build housing tracts and other projects.

Summerlin spans 22,500 acres along the valley’s western rim and has more than 100,000 residents. It is the largest master-planned community in Las Vegas and is being developed by The Howard Hughes Corp.

Inspirada, in Henderson on the southern edge of the valley, is being developed by builders Beazer Homes, KB Home, Pardee Homes and Toll Brothers.

Cadence, off Lake Mead Parkway east of Boulder Highway in Henderson, is being developed by The LandWell Co.

Mountain’s Edge, in the southwest valley, is being developed by Focus Property Group, and Skye Canyon, in the northwest valley, is being developed by the Olympia Cos.

Contact Eli Segall at esegall@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0342. Follow @eli_segall on Twitter.


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