LAS VEGAS, NV – According to a new report released by online real estate brokerage Redfin, somewhere in the neighborhood of 5,000 people relocated from Los Angeles to Las Vegas during the month of August, showing that Southern Nevada is still a very desirable place for people to move to, especially from states with a very high cost of living such as California.
This impressive number of transplants nonetheless represents a decrease year-over-year; in August 2022, 6,800 people moved to the Las Vegas Valley from Los Angeles. Redfin stated they have gathered this data by utilizing an algorithm that tracks searches made by home buyers in markets outside of their local area, indicating a desire to relocate; this algorithm, according to the company, has a 90 percent success rate in predicting moving behaviors.
An interesting fact is that while Las Vegas is one of the most popular cities to move to in the country currently – ranked second nationally behind only Sacramento – Los Angeles is actually at the top of the list of cities that people are moving out of.
Along with Los Angeles, other top cities in the country that people are presently relocating from in large numbers include San Francisco, New York, and Washington D.C., according to the Redfin report; the reasons cited by residents of these cities for leaving include affordability issues, high taxes, crime rates, and the ability to work many jobs remotely becoming more and more commonplace.
Relocations are holding up better than in-metro moves largely because homebuyers are searching for affordability, and remote work gives many Americans the freedom to move,” the report states. “Nine of the 10 most popular migration destinations have a lower median home-sale price than the most common origin of homebuyers moving in.”
Currently, according to the UNLV Center for Business and Economic Research, the population of Las Vegas is swelling by approximately 115 residents on a daily basis.
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