LAS VEGAS, NV – Many real estate investors poured an enormous amount of capital into Southern Nevada when the housing bubble burst in the mid-2000’s – rendering a great deal of their properties near-worthless in what was called the second-largest blow to a local or national economy of any crisis worldwide in the past four decades – many of them would obviously find it difficult, if not impossible to believe in the region as a money-maker again.
After getting burnt so badly, it’s understandable that many investors have trouble buying-into the recent boom Las Vegas real estate has been experiencing after a decade of dormancy, but it’s been building back consistently enough and long enough that experts have declared that this isn’t simply another bubble waiting to burst yet again; indeed, it’s a solid resurgence exhibiting stability and long-term growth potential that should be putting investors at ease, especially with the recent news that Las Vegas has taken the number two spot nationally at the top real estate market, second only to Seattle, Washington.
Needless to say, if you’ve been holding off on putting money into Vegas, wonder no more.
In January of 2012, the median sale price of a home in Las Vegas was a dismal $118,000, and Nevada in general had the highest rate of foreclosures and delinquent mortgages in the United States for 62 months running; fast-forward to today, and an investor would be shocked to discover that the market has been skyrocketing over the course of the past two years. The current median resale price of a home in the Vegas area in 2017 is now well over $250,000, which is up over 9.1 percent from the same period in 2016.
It’s a trend that experts are saying has the legs to continue for the foreseeable future, and such a positive outlook – both in terms of the real estate scene and the overall economy that is slowly but surely causing investors previously burnt to reconsider the region as a viable area to sink their funds.
The growing market, experts say, is fueled by a continued shortage of both homes and apartments, and as a result, prices have spiked in both categories; contractors and construction companies are attempting to keep up with demand, and supply is expected to finally increase during the winter, typically a period where the market slows a bit before the spring causes it to move upwards once again.
The growth locally is so strong that major businesses, such as Amazon, are building headquarters in Las Vegas, and famous sporting teams – such as the NFL’s Raiders, slated to arrive to a new stadium in 2020 – have uprooted from their homes and transplanted themselves here. So, it’s looking that the Las Vegas real estate market is not only seriously on the mend, but that it’s here to stay as well, and investors who have been on the fence after taking a loss previously – understandably so – are finding less and less to fear and more and more to gain.
With Vegas taking the number two spot nationally as a top real estate market, we are here to help you find out all you need about getting into this hot market, handle your rentals, or buy and sell property locally. Please feel free to give us a call at 702.376.7379 so we can answer any questions you may have.