Las Vegas Home Construction Ramps Up With Lower-Cost Offerings; Previously Avoided Land Snapped Up by Builders
LAS VEGAS, NV – Since the end of the recession and the recovery of the Las Vegas housing market after the the mid-2000’s housing bubble, real estate – and prices – have been steadily climbing, fuelled by intense demand as money and businesses continue to flow into the Southern Nevada region to take advantage of the opportunity that lies within.
With demand currently far outstripping demand, Las Vegas is threatened with eventually losing its attractive status as a city with a very affordable standard of living when compared to much of the United States these days. At the moment – and for the foreseeable future – property prices in Las Vegas are among the fastest-rising in the country, and developers have seen rapid and massive profits as available homes have been snapped up in record time.
In order to combat these concerns, local builders have been attempting to ramp up construction in an attempt to increase the available number of homes and apartments on the market; it is hoped that such efforts will stabilise the rapidly climbing costs of real estate in Vegas as of late. And in order address those concerns specifically, builders have begun to place a greater emphasis on lower-cost housing options when it comes to their construction plans, according to reports.
Of the communities that have been completed and opened in 2018, approximately 25 percent of them have advertised base asking prices below $300,000, which represents an increase of 12 percent in projects with such price points over the same period one year ago; the median sale price of a home as of the end of this past May was $369,990 – an 8 percent jump from 2017 – so it’s easy to see that any home that starts under $300,000 can be seen as a boon to new families attempting to get a fresh start in the Las Vegas region.
Part of the business plans that have resulted in these cheaper home prices center around less expensive land prices as areas that had been previously overlooked by developers toughing it out during the recession are being snapped up for bargains today. In addition, greater numbers of apartments and condominiums in circulation – increasing completion for the dollars of those looking for a new place to live – are also helping to stabilise new home prices.
Las Vegas’ skyrocketing economy and real estate market are a large part of what’s putting it back on the map after over a decade of dormancy during the recession; experts are starting to worry that its sudden and rapid growth and expansion may be a case of too much, too soon, so the fact that local developers and builders are taking note of this fact and – adjusting their output accordingly in order to curb this trend and help retain the affordability that Las Vegas has come to be known for – ensures that the region’s upward financial climb will only continue unabated.
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