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Housing Market

Las Vegas Housing Market Experiences Brief Lull in August Before Skyrocketing Yet Again

LAS VEGAS, NV –  The housing market in Las Vegas has been enjoying a year of success amid skyrocketing home prices that has resulted in all-time records being set while sellers are often offered more than their asking prices by desperate buyers. However, August appeared to buck that trend – albeit only slightly, with prices appearing to stabilize – before the market resumed its hot streak in September as if nothing ever happened.

According to a recently-released report, the median sales price of previously owned single-family homes in Las Vegas appeared to plateau after hitting an all-time record in July with $405,000, as that price – which had been steadily climbing for the past year – remained at that exact level in August as well.

Regardless, it illustrated how far the housing market in Vegas has recovered, as that August $405,000 median sales price still represents a 25 percent increase over the same period of time in 2020.

However, it was soon revealed that the housing market in Southern Nevada had not hit a plateau, but simply experienced more of a momentary lull; according to trade association Las Vegas Realtors, rising prices in the region had taken a “momentary pause” during August while the market prepared for a pre-holiday surge.

Once the holiday season hits, the market can be expected to temporarily flatten once again, as it did from November 2020 to January 2021 when the median sales price of pre-owned homes remained at $345,000; in January, prices began climbing once again.

However, it remains to be seen if the market flattens as much – or for as long – this upcoming holiday season, as one of the reasons for the intense house-buying activity that Vegas has been experiencing as of late is being driven by historically-low mortgage rates, which are driving buyers to snap up every property they can.

What that being the case, there remains the possibility that this holiday season may not slow down as much as in previous years.

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.

Las Vegas Cosmopolitan

Investment Management Company, Blackstone Group, Looking to Sell Las Vegas Cosmopolitan for at Least $5 Billion

LAS VEGAS, NV – The Blackstone Group, an investment management company based in New York City, is reportedly going to be putting the Cosmopolitan resort of Las Vegas up for sale, and their hefty asking price is said to be at least $5 billion, if not more.

Two years ago, Blackstone had attempted to sell the Cosmopolitan for a $4 billion asking price, but at the time found no takers, yet as time went by and the COVID-19 pandemic took hold of the country, prices of casinos have nonetheless continued to rise as investment firms have often bought them and then split the costs with management firms they bring in to run things.

Some real estate experts have speculated that a potential taker for Blackstone’s offer may be Apollo Global Management Inc., which has been purchasing casinos globally; MGM Resorts International is also being talked about as a possible partner and property manager, although there have been no official statements from either organization confirming this.

The Cosmopolitan, which encountered financial difficulty during its $3.9 billion construction phase due to the mid-2000’s recession, finally opened its doors for business in 2010; it was later sold by owner Deutsche Bank AG who would then sell the resort for $1.73 billion to Blackstone in 2014.

The Cosmopolitan is located just south of the Bellagio on the west side of Las Vegas Boulevard, between CityCenter and the Blackstone-owned Bellagio casino. The resort consists of two high-rise towers – the Boulevard Tower and the Chelsea Tower – and features 3,027 rooms, a 110,000 square-foot casino, 300,000 square-feet of retail and restaurant space, a spa and fitness facility, a 3,200-seat theater, and 150,000 square-feet of meeting and convention space.

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.

Fabulous Downtown Las Vegas Sign

Atlanta Real Estate Firm Purchases Two Las Vegas Valley Apartment Complexes for $163.25 Million

LAS VEGAS, NV – A real estate firm from Atlanta, Georgia has gotten into the highly competitive Southern Nevada rental marketplace with the recent announcement they have purchased two large apartment complexes located in the east-side of the Las Vegas Valley.

The firm, known as Carroll, noted that they had acquired the Emerald Springs, a 436-unit complex, in addition to The Meadows, a 383-unit building situated only three miles away and located on the very same road, which is Nellis Boulevard; Emerald Springs is near Bonanza Road, and The Meadows is near Desert Inn Road.

While Carroll did not mention the amount the firm paid for the two apartment complexes, public records from Clark County reveal that the properties sold for a combined total of $163.25 million.

Investors have been buying rental properties in Las Vegas in droves as of late, fueled by low borrowing costs and a demand from consumers moving to the city for its flourishing job market and relatively low cost of living. Records indicate that 10,424 Las Vegas apartments were purchased by investors in 2021 through the month of July, in comparison with the same period of time in 2020, was only 3,065 acquired. 

David Perez, Carroll’s chief operating officer, confirmed in a statement to media that both Emerald Springs and The Meadows are currently 96 percent occupied when the purchases took place, ending a three or four-year quest on the part of the firm to find the right rental space in the Las Vegas area to invest in.

Carroll also has rental holdings in the western region of the U.S. and that Las Vegas has proved an especially attractive city to invest in as its economy is still in the process of recovering from the pandemic and tourists – which are a driving force of Vegas’ financial well-being – are finally starting to coming back.

Also, in contrast to the rising rent rates in Vegas as of late – the average rent jumped 22.7% year over year in July – Perez noted that while maintenance will be improved at the two properties, the firm is not looking to raise rates for tenants in an effort to provide affordable housing.

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.

House with Two Car Garage

Las Vegas Home Prices Set All-Time Records, But Still Below Pre-Recession Value Levels Due to Inflation

LAS VEGAS, NV – As the months go by and the economy continues to improve emerging – ever-so-slowly – away from the COVID-19 pandemic, records continue to be broken on a regular basis in Las Vegas’ housing market. But according to experts, while home prices are the highest they’ve ever been in Southern Nevada, there’s at least one way that home values are still underneath their pre-recession levels.

According to local media reports, signs that the Vegas housing market is on fire can be plainly seen in the numbers, with buyers for homes in Spring Valley and Summerlin last week paying a whopping $22,000 and $75,000 over their respective asking prices. And if you don’t think that’s a sign of intense competition, let’s not forget about the Henderson home that recently sold for approximately $160,000 more than its owner had paid for it just a few short years ago.  

But while real estate records are falling by the wayside with increasing regularity as of late in Las Vegas, one way experts note values remain in question is that they are still shy of the levels achieved prior to the burst of the housing bubble in the mid-2000’s, and that’s due to inflation.

In July 2021, the median sales price of previously owned single-family homes in Vegas was an all-time high of $405,000, representing a 22.7 percent jump from the same period of time in 2020. But the previous peak of median house prices in the region was in the middle of 2006, when they reached $315,000… which, in 2021 dollars, would come to $423,834.

Experts say that factor alone illustrates a great many things about Las Vegas real estate, such as the extreme bloat of the pre-recession marketplace and how circumstances today – despite prices rising again to the point of creating affordability concerns – are far more stable overall, leading to less risk of another hosing bubble pop and subsequent financial disaster.

Many analysts predict that the current boom in Vegas will eventually level off as developers continue to construct new homes and rental properties to satisfy demand, although exactly when that will happen is anyone’s guess.

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.

Housing Market

Las Vegas Housing Prices Set All-Time Record, Shoot Past $400K for First Time Ever

LAS VEGAS, NV – The Las Vegas housing market continues to astound, as a unique, all-time record was set last month; the price of previously owned single-family homes shot past the $400,000 mark, a boon for sellers but a sign that has some buyers worrying that they may be priced out of the market if this trend continues.

In July, the median sales price of pre-owned, single-family houses in Las Vegas – making up the vast majority of the real estate marketplace – hit $405,000, which represents a 2.5 percent increase from the last record high achieved in June, and a 22.7 percent jump from July 2020, reports say.

3,352 houses were sold in July, which was a drop of 5.4 percent from the month before, but a small increase of 0.8 percent from July 2020. And while the amount of available homes on the market increased from June to July, the overall inventory remained low, leading to a continuing increase in prices.

Reports indicate that 3.007 houses were available for sale on the open market at the end of July, representing a 22.5 percent increase from the previous month but a 37.4 percent decrease year-to-year.

The housing market in Las Vegas has been a hotbed of activity in recent months, with demand essentially outstripping inventory and leading to skyrocketing prices, fueled by low interest rates on home loans that have allowed buyers to indulge themselves at times. Competition has been fierce as a result, with interested parties – many coming from neighboring states – dog-piling on attractive home prospects and routinely paying over the asking price in order to get the upper hand on other potential buyers.

As a result of this activity, home builders and sellers alike have regularly been increasing their prices in order to take advantage of the intense demand, often putting interested buyers on waiting lists and sometimes even accepting bids for properties, experts say.

However, this highly-competitive marketplace is unfortunately serving to price some first-time buyers out of the running for home purchases, forcing them to make do with rentals homes or lower-priced condos.

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.

Burnt-Out House

Las Vegas Real Estate So Hot Even Burnt-Down Houses Are Flying Off The Market

LAS VEGAS, NV – It seems that that real estate in Las Vegas is getting so in-demand that even the shell of a burnt-out house will sell in near record-setting time. A scorched and gutted one-story home, located off Cheyenne Avenue east of Interstate 15,  features numerous boarded-up windows and no roof, back door, or many walls to speak of, but that didn’t stop a buyer from swooping right on in and picking it up as if it was a brand-new luxury condo.

After the (former) residence was listed on the open market on July 22, six buyers almost immediately submitted offers for it, and while four of them attempted to low-ball the owner – who listed the property as an “investment opportunity” – two agreed to his asking price of $90,000 for the burnt-out wreck of a house. Currently, the owner is under contract to sell to one of the investors.

Thanks to low interest rate home loans, investors have been snapping up homes in the Southern Nevada region for months, with 3,000 having been sold in the second quarter of 2021; this represents a whopping increase of 280 percent from the second quarter of 2020, when sales dropped during the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The owner of the burnt-out house, which was constructed in 1963, had originally acquired the property last September several months after it had burnt down due to a fire. Originally, the man planned on using the remains of the home – which are still in usable condition, and building a new home upon them. However, the owner said he found himself with too many other projects at the time, coupled with the fact that contractors are in high demand right now.

Finding himself on a waiting list for rebuilding the home that could have taken months, he instead decided to take his chances on listing it in hopes that individuals who specialize in rebuilding homes would be interested in picking it up, which is exactly what happened.

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.

Housing Market

Experts Say End of Eviction Moratorium Could Help Las Vegas Housing Market

LAS VEGAS, NV – As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to wind down as vaccination rates increase, the Las Vegas housing market has been skyrocketing, with inventory continuing to shrink as prices correspondingly continue to climb higher and higher. It’s a matter of supply and demand, and currently the demand is outpacing the supply.

It’s a situation that’s starting to prove to be problematic – median home prices in Las Vegas have increased more than 20 percent from 2020 – and many first-time and entry-level homebuyers are finding themselves being priced out of the market.

However, real estate experts are predicting that the end of the federal eviction moratorium – which occurred on July 31 – and the resulting repercussions could result in a stabilizing effect upon housing supply and prices.

The end of the moratorium – which was keeping people behind on their rent in their homes during the height of the pandemic – means that potentially scores of tenants may be facing eviction proceedings for failure to pay rent. As a result, experts say, numerous homes will eventually be making their way into the Southern Nevada marketplace.

However, it will take some time – at least 30 to 90 days, if not more – for the effect of these new homes joining the Las Vegas inventory to be truly felt, as evictions can take some time to play out. In addition, a new law passed by the Nevada legislature will put evictions on-hold if tenants have applied for federal rental assistance money, and the process of awaiting the approval or denial of those funds can take months.

A big shift could be seen by the end of 2021, experts say, as many evictions will have been completed by that time, coinciding with the time of year when FHA loan limits are increased. Currently, FHA loans are limited to $378,000, and the median price for a single-family home in Las Vegas is $420,000; by the end of the year, however, that could all change in the buyer’s favor, opening the doors for a more stable, affordable Las Vegas housing market.

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.

Cadence community, located in Henderson

Delving Into Growing Area of Las Vegas’ Rental Business: Newly Built Single-Family Houses

LAS VEGAS, NV – Amid a white-hot real estate marketplace, one of the fastest-growing areas of the Las Vegas rental business is turning out to be newly built single-family houses, and a local developer is jumping into it with both feet.

With plans for two projects already drawn up for a total of approximately 450 homes, The Calida Group is planning on constructing these rentals in the Cadence community, located in Henderson. Just over 400 of the homes are slated to be free-standing, while the remaining ones will be attached to townhouses, according to city records.

Calida has plans to break ground on the projects in Cadence – a 2,200-acre community off Lake Mead Parkway east of Boulder Highway – in the third quarter of 2022, and the planned homes will represent the company’s first-ever foray into newly-built, single-family rental tracts in the Southern Nevada region, with more to come in the future, co-founder Eric Cohen noted.

“We are planning many more,” he said.

With the recovery of Las Vegas’ economy and housing market after the mid-2000’s recession, the local rental marketplace exploded, and investors snapped up as many low-cost single-family houses as they could to turn into rental units. The market stalled temporarily during the COVID-19 pandemic, but as vaccination rates steadily grow the economy has continued to bounce back, making the demand for rentals in Vegas stronger than ever.

To satiate rental demand, developers such as Calida have been erecting as many apartments as they can; however, newly built single-family homes have been growing in popularity, and several companies have been jumping on the bandwagon as of late; Cohen noted that they are “one of the biggest requests we received” from his renters.

The demand for rental homes has – along with the rest of Las Vegas’ rental market – driven up rent prices across the board; according to reports, the average rent of a Vegas-based house jumped 17 percent from May 2020 to May 2021, and only continues to grow as more people flock to Nevada for an overall cheaper lifestyle.

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.

Shaquille

NBA Legend Shaquille O’Neal Reportedly Purchases Estate in Las Vegas for $2 Million

LAS VEGAS, NV – Shaquille O’Neal, legendary professional basketball player, actor, and current sports analyst on TNT’s Inside the NBA has purchased a private 1-acre estate in the southeast valley for $2 million, right after previously having sold the Southern Highlands residence he had bought prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.

O’Neal, regarded as one of the greatest basketball players and centers of all time, has business dealings in Las Vegas, so owning a home in the region makes perfect sense. However, confusion surrounded the sale after the listing agent, Zar Zanganeh, initially issued a Facebook post on July 9 congratulating O’Neal and his realtor on the acquisition, only to turn around and later delete the post.

Upon being contacted by local Southern Nevada media, Zanganeh reportedly said that she was unable to disclose the buyer of the property, only saying that it was a long-time client and friend; however, neither she nor O’Neal’s personal realtor would deny that the basketball great was the buyer when asked.

The home, a 5,980 square-foot, two-story, five bedroom residence located east of Sunset Park, closed on July 9 for $1.95 million, and according to Clark County records, the buyer was Lester J. Knispel Trust and Chexy Trust, which has been previously utilized for Las Vegas real estate deals by O’Neal.

Meanwhile, O’Neal’s Turnberry Place condo – which was also listed under the trust’s name – was sold in February 2020 for $677,000, after previously being purchased for $670,000 in January 2019, records say.

While O’Neal spends the majority of his time working in Atlanta, Georgia on TNT’s Inside the NBA, the listing agent did note that her client intends to live in the southeast valley residence, confirming that it was not purchased for a relative or as a rental.

Other real estate deals that can be attributed O’Neal include a two-story, 5,440-square-foot Southern Highlands home that he bought in September $765,000, featuring a swim-up bar; Clark County property records listed the Shaquille O’Neal Revocable Trust as the owner, and the home was later sold on June 28 for $1 million.

O’Neal’s other dealings in Las Vegas include co-ownership of Big Chicken sandwich shop east of the Strip.

Photo: Shaquille “Shaq” O’Neal at the ‘Killer Bees’ New York Special Screening at Landmark 57 Theater on November 12, 2018 in New York City. File: Ron Adar, Shutterstock.com, licensed.

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.

thrive edward homes

Housing in Demand: Summerlin Townhouse Complex Sold Out Before Construction Even Begins

LAS VEGAS, NV – Thrive, a new townhouse complex in Summerlin, has exemplified the massive demand for housing options in Southern Nevada in a very eye-opening way- by completely selling out of all its units before the project has even broken ground.

Developer Edward Homes notes that Thrive isn’t actually slated to begin construction until August 1, which is situated along Charleston Boulevard, less than a mile west of Red Rock Resort. The project is anticipated to be finished by the first quarter of 2023, owner Brock Metzka says, but that still hasn’t stopped people from putting their hard-earned money down well in advance of move-in day.

“It was really fast,” Metzka said, noting that prior to the recent real estate boom in Las Vegas, he’s never completely sold out a planned development before it was even built.

The development was originally slated to be completed in phases, with the initial phase consisting of model homes to show off to prospective buyers. However, given the fact that all of the townhome units sold out in less than 90 days, such an approach was no longer necessary; instead, full-up construction of the entire community is now planned to commence in August.

Thrive, which will consist of 43 homes, sits on 2.6 acres of land in the Las Vegas Valley, sold out so quickly due to the massive demand for housing options in Southern Nevada these days, coupled with cheap loan options and a huge influx of out-of-state buyers who are flocking to the region for its blossoming economy, vibrant job market, and low cost of living when compared to many other parts of the country.

Located at the southwest corner of Charleston Boulevard and Plaza Centre Drive near the 215 Beltway, Thrive’s townhouses range in price from $440,000 to $550,000, with the higher-end residences coming in at three-stories. Many of the buyers hail from nearby California, according to Metzka, and most of them are paying cash.

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.

The Summit Club

Wealthy Buyer Breaks Records with $36 Million Purchase of Vacant Land in Vegas’ Summit Club

LAS VEGAS, NV – The recent sale of a vacant plot of land in The Summit Club – a private community nestled between Red Rock National Conservation and the Las Vegas Strip – has raised eyebrows and broken records, as a wealthy buyer from California paid a whopping $36 million for four separate parcels upon which they reportedly plan to construct a lavish estate.

The purchase overshadows even the impressive $25 million sale of a new home in MacDonald Highlands in Henderson this past June by billionaire Loan Depot founder Anthony Hsieh.

The Summit Club purchase, which closed June 15, was traced back to a buyer listed as Sunlight LLC, whose address is registered in both Nevada and California as that of a tax firm in Palo Alto. The individual buyer, if there was one, was not listed by name.

Of the four parcels of Summit Club land sold to the buyer, three of them were purchased from the Discovery Land Company, A company that originally developed the 555-acre Summit Club, as well as the Howard Hughes Corporation, the developer of Summerlin. The three parcels combined features a total of 3.7 acres of land worth $32.25 million, Clark County property records state.

The fourth and final parcel of land purchased in the deal was sold by KAHO 21 LLC, as per Clark County property records, and came in at 0.77 acres and cost $3.75 million.

The Summit Club would not comment on the record-breaking purchase to local Las Vegas media, but a real estate expert noted that it’s practically unheard of for a buyer – most likely a billionaire – to pay such an incredible amount of money for parcels of land that they intended to build a home upon.

The sale caps off an impressive June for the Las Vegas luxury real estate market; according to experts, the highest amount paid in the last 30 years for home and land was $17.5 million, but last month alone Vegas has now seen sales of $25 million for a home and $36 million for land. What will the future bring?

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.

Eviction Notice

Princeton: Clark County Could See Most Evictions in U.S. When CDC Ban Ends July 31

LAS VEGAS, NV – According to the Eviction Lab at Princeton University, Clark County, Nevada is potentially facing more evictions than any other area in the United States when the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) eviction moratorium ends July 31, reports say.

The Eviction Lab at Princeton University, according to their website, “creates data, interactive tools, and research to help neighbors and policymakers understand the eviction crisis.” They analyzed data of the average number of eviction filings in Clark County between the years of 2016 and 2019 and compared them to ones filed between January 2020 and May 2021. This was done in order to see how the COVID-19 pandemic had impacted the impending slew of evictions that are expected to hit once the CDC’s moratorium expires at the end of the month.

The findings were eye-opening, and indicated that between March 15, 2020, and May 27, 2021, landlords and property managers in Clark County had filed a whopping 22,400 eviction cases, which the Eviction Lab noted was the most out of any comparably-sized region they have examined in the country.

One place in the country that comes closer than others to Clark County’s numbers during the same period of time is Dallas County, Texas, which saw 18,600 eviction filings; meanwhile in Clark County, 4,559 evictions were filed in November alone, which the Eviction Lab said was twice the average number for Southern Nevada.

The emotional and financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has caused immeasurable hardship on renters who have been unable to make their monthly payments. However, it could be argued that an even greater one has been shouldered by the landlords and property owners who have been forced by repeated local and federal mandates to essentially provide free room and board for their tenants, even for those who may simply be taking advantage of the system.

One thing is for sure; when the CDC eviction moratorium ends July 31, there will be a massive eviction crisis across the United States.

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.