Las Vegas Real Estate Investments in an Ever Changing Market
Las Vegas Investors, small and large, can only prosper when they are totally flexible and adaptable to market changes, and, to be sure, the market is and will always be in a state of flux. Some changes may linger for awhile but to be sure, change is inevitable.
To be successful, the investor must keep up with and take advantage of the global changes brought on by the integration of many international economies. The current value of the U.S. dollar in comparison to the Euro for instance, has continued to attract international investors interested in properties within the United States, particularly Las Vegas.
Tax shelters designed to shield capital gains are less effective when market prices are falling, and sound, fundamental management is what is required to maximize property income during both good times and bad.
The astute investor in real estate must keep up with the way in which advances in communication can affect demands for certain kinds of investments.
Will the ability to complete entire transactions on the world-wide web have serious implications in regard to the demand for office space and traditional brick and mortar retail stores?
There will always be opportunities for the small investor in good times and bad, particularly since larger investment firms are rarely interested in smaller apartment houses, office buildings and single family home properties.
The small real estate investor must be sure of the kinds of investments he/she are most knowledgeable about, and most comfortable with. What are the goals?
What is your risk tolerance? Are you investing for Capital appreciation, current or tax-free income? What are your exit strategies, and time frame?
Additionally, the investor must estimate a time frame for return OF investment (return of the originally invested funds) and the return ON investment (profit.)
Investors in general look for properties which are easiest to convert to cash, (investment liquidity) at market values.
Liquidity is certainly very important, but location is one of THE most important factors in determining a property’s overall performance.
Evaluating trends in the local market and surrounding areas are a crucial part of deciding the worthiness of a particular property as an investment objective.
The investor must also examine possible restrictions as to use of the property, such as zoning laws, how demand for the property may be enhanced or diminished by interest rates, building codes and environmental laws, an oversupply of similar properties in the area, and such.
All of the above constitute greater or lesser risk factors. A certain amount of risk is an unavoidable factor in any investment, whether it be real estate or a new business start-up. However, the successful investor knowingly assumes only “calculated” risks, factors in the investment that have been carefully thought out and investigated before making a commitment.
If you have any questions about investing in Las Vegas Real Estate, feel free to give us a call at 702-376-0088.
About the Author
Tony Sena is broker/owner of Shelter Realty in Las Vegas Nevada. For more than a decade Tony and his partners have provided residential real estate and property management services to sellers, buyers, investors, and property owners in the Las Vegas Valley. A Las Vegas native and former police officer for the City of Henderson, Tony brings to the table a unique local perspective that continues to serve his clients well.