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For Second Year in a Row, Nevada Shows Decrease in Number of Housing Permits


For Second Year in a Row, Nevada Shows Decrease in Number of Housing Permits

LAS VEGAS, NV – As per a new study from online real estate search portal Point2, Nevada has experienced a decrease in the number of housing permits being applied for by developers for the second year in a row.

In 2023, Nevada issued 18,473 new housing permits, made up of single-family homes and apartment units; according to the report, which noted that it acquired its data from the U.S. Census Bureau, this represents an 8 percent decrease year-over-year.

However, once you pick apart the data, some interesting notes surface. While the overall number of housing permits issued last year decreased, the number of single-family home permits increased, whereas permits for apartment complexes and other associated projects took a whopping 32 percent dive.

According to the report, the decrease in apartment project permits in 2023 indicates less emphasis being placed on the multifamily housing market by Nevada developers, which could have the effect of “limiting options for residents seeking affordable housing.”

When specifically looking at development activity in the Las Vegas Valley, the Point2 report stated that 13,073 new permits were issued in 2023, a number that remains approximately on par with the year before. But once again, the particulars in the Valley mirrored those of the state as a whole, with permits for single-family homes increasing but those for apartment projects dropping by 23 percent.

The Point2 study said that this is “suggesting a shift in the region’s housing stock, with implications for the variety of housing in the area.”

While there had been an increase in multifamily units entering the market in the Valley recently – which has served to help stabilize rents – the Point2 report indicates that fewer apartment projects are currently in development than in recent years, with the surge in building brought about by the pandemic now finally slowing down.

Earlier in March, Nevada Governor Joe Lombardo sent a request to President Joe Biden to allow the Bureau of Land Management to release more of the land that it owns in Nevada for housing; currently, the agency owns 48 million acres in Nevada, or approximately 67 percent of the state.

Shelter Realty is a Real Estate and Property Management Company specializing in the areas of HendersonLas Vegas and North Las Vegas, NV. Feel free to give us a call at 702.376.7379 so we can answer any questions you may have.

About the Author

Christopher Boyle is an investigative journalist for SEARCHEN NETWORKS® and reports for independent news and media organizations in the United States. Christopher helps keep a keen-eye on what's happening in the Las Vegas Nevada community on behalf of Shelter Realty Inc.

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