Current home values in Nevada

Home values have been rising throughout Nevada and are up 0.8% from a year ago.

Statewide, the median value for a single-family home — meaning half are worth more, half are worth less — is currently $621,030, Realtor says.

Real estate agents say would-be homebuyers in some parts of the country are starting to overcome the obstacles caused by COVID-19 and are going virtual house hunting to take advantage of today's bargain mortgage rates and the low monthly house payments they provide.

Here's how that works in Nevada: Let's say you want to buy a mid-priced home using a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage at the current average interest, which is a low 3.33%, according to mortgage company Freddie Mac.

A 30-year mortgage for a $621,030 home at 3.33% would give a typical Nevada homebuyer a monthly payment of $2,184, assuming a 20% down payment.

How the Nevada housing market stacks up

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The state's median home value is higher than the U.S. median of $248,948, which is up 5.1% from a year ago.

While the coronavirus is expected to continue hanging over the U.S. economy like a dark cloud, Zillow forecasts that U.S. home values will rise 5.1% over the next year, while in Nevada, they're predicted to rise 3.6%.

Homes right now are going on the market in Nevada at a median price of $185 per square foot, versus $134 per square foot nationwide.

Are you looking to buy? Take a look at today's best mortgage rates where you live.

Nevada home prices over the last 10 years

Year Avg. Price
2020* $307,762
2019 $305,213
2018 $287,075
2017 $255,433
2016 $231,650
2015 $213,633
2014 $195,258
2013 $169,050
2012 $140,475
2011 $140,008
2010 $156,750
2009 $179,325

*2020 price average through March 31, 2020.

How much for an average-sized home?

Here's what a 2,500-square-foot home in Nevada is worth now, and how that's changed over the last decade, based on the Zillow Home Value Index.

Year Avg. Price
2020* $461,910
2019 $427,500
2018 $407,500
2017 $357,500
2016 $320,000
2015 $295,000
2014 $272,500
2013 $242,500
2012 $192,500
2011 $187,500
2010 $212,500
2009 $232,500

*2020 price average through March 31, 2020.

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