Townhomes, Condos Become Serious Alternatives for Buyers Priced Out of Las Vegas House Market
LAS VEGAS, NV – With the housing market – both in Las Vegas and nationwide – breeding affordability concerns and pricing many out of the market altogether, buyers have been turning to more affordable options such as townhomes and condominiums. Southern Nevada developers, in turn, have sat up and taken notice, with more of them focusing on building these dwellings in order to produce denser developments and larger returns on their respective investments.
In May 2023, 29.1% of new home sales consisted primarily of townhomes and other such attached products, and this newfound attention from buyers on these housing options are not showing any sign of slowing its current momentum.
Skyrocketing interest rates on home mortgage loans have been the primary factor driving this increased interest in townhomes and condos, as single-family houses are currently outside of many people’s price range. Density in the form of two-story condominium projects are now starting to become a greater emphasis for many developers in the Las Vegas area.
In the first half of 2023, closings for new homes were down 12% year-over-year, with 4,106 single family homes closed on during that span of time. In contrast, 1,237 attached homes were closed on during that same time period, which represents a 6% increase from the first six months of 2022.
Of the new homes sold during the first six months of 2023, 23% of them were attached, including 29.1% in May and 25 percent in June. According to Touchstone Living’s Tom McCormick – one of the main townhome developers in the region – the number of townhomes and condominiums being sold in Las Vegas are on their way to reaching an all-time record high if these trends continue.
I’ve been here since the 1990s, and we’ve never seen it this high.” he said. “It’s about affordability and lifestyle. Land is so expensive and driving housing unaffordability, but with town homes, you can put more homes on the same amount of land. That makes the land cost per home lower and leads to a lower sales price.”
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