Monthly Archives: June 2016

May Nevada Gaming Win Down 4.53% Over 2015 But Up For Fiscal Year

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Nevada’s nonrestricted gaming licensees reported a total “gaming win” of $958,055,897 for the month of May 2016.  This amounts to a 4.53% decrease compared to May 2015, when licensees reported a gaming win of $1,003,479,007. For the fiscal year (July 1, 2015 through May 31, 2016), gaming win has increased 0.16%. (Click the table to… Read more »

Washoe Median House Prices Up 9% Over Last Year

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During May 2016, Washoe County had 584 sales of existing single-family homes, an increase of one percent from a year ago (May 2015) and a three percent increase from one month ago (April 2016), according to a release from The Reno/Sparks Association of REALTORS (RSAR) The report listed the median sales price for an existing single… Read more »

Number of Nevada Businesses Up By 5K Year Over Year

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Nevada has set records for six consecutive quarters for the total number of employers, increasing by 1,240 or 1.9 percent in the fourth quarter of 2015, according to a release from the Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation (DETR). This brings the total to 66,900 as of the first quarter of 2016. Additionally, the state… Read more »

Early Voting Numbers in Clark County

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ICYMI Jon Ralston has helpfully posted the latest voting stats on his blog. As of yesterday, June 10: 5,593 voted in Clark County on Monday Add in mail ballots and the total who have voted in Clark is now 58,727 The % total is 6.6% Ralston observes that the raw numbers are still above those… Read more »

S Nevada Median Home Prices Up 8.5% Over 2015

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The median price of existing single-family homes sold in Southern Nevada during May increased to $229,250, according to a release today from The Greater Las Vegas Association of REALTORS® (GLVAR). That was up 8.5 percent from $211,250 one year ago. The median price of local condominiums and townhomes, including high-rise condos, sold in May was $118,000. That was up 5.4 percent from $112,000… Read more »

Study Finds Nevada Ranks 13th for State Fiscal Health

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On the basis of its fiscal solvency in five categories, Nevada ranks 13th overall among the U.S. states and Puerto Rico for its fiscal health, according to a new analysis by the Mercatus Center at George Washington University. The moderately good ranking is owed primarily to Nevada’s service-level solvency, a measure of how high taxes,… Read more »