Prices in Las Vegas Rental Market Continue to Rise with Ongoing “Incredible” Demand
LAS VEGAS, NV – When you combine a relatively small amount of rentals with ever-increasing demand, only one thing is certain: princes are going to go up and up, and that’s exactly what they’re doing in Las Vegas, Nevada, according to recent reports.
A new study indicates that rental prices in the Southern Nevada region are rising at one of the highest rates in the United States, with real estate professionals noting that demand is the strongest it’s been in years, while the amount of rentals feeding that demand is shrinking by the day; “unprecedented” is the word that is being utilized the most recently in terms of the Las Vegas rental marketplace.
Home rental prices in Las Vegas in April 2021 have increased by over 11 percent from the same period of time one year ago, with an average rent rate of $1,460 per month, as per a Zillow report.
Las Vegas ranks fourth nationally in terms of rent growth, behind only Memphis, Phoenix, and Riverside; these four cities far outpace the year-over-year national average rental growth of three percent, reports say.
The COVID-19 pandemic, and the subsequent “work from home” culture that it spawned amid lockdown orders, have fueled a very real need for rental units and homes in the Southern Nevada region, especially among those who have required a temporary place to stay while awaiting availability among the fierce competition for Vegas’ limited for-sale home inventory.
In response to demand, at least 50 percent of landlords have raised their rental rates in recent weeks, as opposed to pre-pandemic levels, where that number would typically hover only in the 20 percent range at most.
Landlords are not concerned about tenants leaving due to high rents as they would have been before the advent of COVID-19; after all, with the faster-than-expected revival of the local economy and job market, a rental unit staying vacant for long is not something any local landlord worries about any more due to the “incredible” demand.
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