Roberta's Las Vegas Real Estate Blog: Las Vegas Housing Shortage??

Las Vegas Housing Shortage??

There is not a housing shortage in Las Vegas......yet, but according to an article in "In Business Las Vegas"   the local and respected consulting firm Applied Analysis is predicting there will be a work force housing shortage by 2009.  The report was done for the Southern Nevada Home Builder Association last month, and may partially explain a 114% jump in residential and a 211.9% in commercial permits in November.
Another analyst firm, Restrepo Consulting, is also doing a study on this same scenario to see if it will really unfold. With the $30 billion in construction just on the Vegas Strip, I'd imagine they'll come to the same conclusions.
According to Greater Las Vegas Association of Realtors®, there are a little over 30,000 homes, townhouses and condos on the market today.  Some analysts predict that because of all the resorts opening on the Strip, the tens of thousands of jobs created will cause people to migrate to Las Vegas.  This will obviously create the need for more homes.
Despite all the talk of Las Vegas foreclosures that have been in the media, there's another interesting sign that the local market may have bottomed out or is close to it. Inventory has been slowly shrinking for several months in spite of a sluggish market with these REO's added to it.

That being said, now is the time to buy especially if you are looking for a good deal!  There is still a large selection of homes at great prices......but they may not last long.
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Comment balloon 12 commentsRoberta LaRocca • December 17 2007 01:05PM


That would be very good for Vegas and would help to show the rest of the country the market is slowly returning.


Posted by Jeff Kessler, Broker,CLHMS,GRI (Austin Homes, Realtors over 12 years ago

I posted a blog recently talking about what to believe and what not to. Isn't it funny how one "report" says one and another has the opposite opinion?  I wish I could run around and steal the bad articles so that buyers know NOW IS THE TIME TO BUY! :)


Have a good day!

Posted by Heather Paulette-Cooper (keller williams realty) over 12 years ago
Roberta- Here in Central Florida prices have started to level off. I think the bottom is near. Buyers need to get off the fence. It's not getting any better.
Posted by Mark Horan, "The Resident Chef" - Resident Team Realty LLC & (Resident Team Realty, LLC & Toni's Property Management LLC) over 12 years ago
Its all about hype. The worse things are, the better the ratings are with news outletts. Where are the "lowest rates in 2 years" articles? Buy when everyone is selling, sell when everyone is buying... makes sense to me!
Posted by Jeff Fullmer, Real Estate Investor/Financier (FM Properties) over 12 years ago

Jeff:  I agree, it would be great!

Heather:  That sounds like a wonderful plan! :)

Mark:  You are right, buyers do need to make a move now.

Jeff:  That is so true.

Posted by Roberta LaRocca, REALTOR®, Broker, Salesperson, NV. Lic BS.507 (Simply Vegas Real Estate) over 12 years ago
Roberta - Sounds like a wonderful market to be in. Hopefully the rest of us will be right on your heels!
Posted by Tom Plant ( over 12 years ago
Tom:  I hope we all have a prosperous 2008!
Posted by Roberta LaRocca, REALTOR®, Broker, Salesperson, NV. Lic BS.507 (Simply Vegas Real Estate) over 12 years ago

Not only will that bring construction jobs, but when the resorts open there will be thousands of jobs with the resort. Have they announced when they expect to open them?

Posted by Respect Realty LLC, Brokers - Oregon / SW Washington Real Estate (Respect Realty LLC) over 12 years ago
Todd:  Palazzo has their grand opening in Jan 2008, and other resorts will be opening 2008 through 2010.  The estimated workforce in just hospitality is over 110,000 by the year 2012.
Posted by Roberta LaRocca, REALTOR®, Broker, Salesperson, NV. Lic BS.507 (Simply Vegas Real Estate) over 12 years ago
I hope that is true!  My brother lives in Vegas and I'm always trying to talk him into buying something and stop throwing his money away with renting!  He's just not ready yet!
Posted by Mike Klijanowicz, Associate Broker @ Cummings & Co. Realtors (Cummings & Co. Realtors) over 12 years ago
Michael:  I have a cousin here in the same situation as your brother.  I keep trying to talk him into buying but he's just not ready.  I'm afraid if he waits too long, he won't be able to afford it! 
Posted by Roberta LaRocca, REALTOR®, Broker, Salesperson, NV. Lic BS.507 (Simply Vegas Real Estate) over 12 years ago

Your real estate market seems to be more interesting than the real estate market in Nashville. Are you guys seeing a devaluation of homes there? I can tell you that homes and condos in Nashville are starting to reach that point!

Posted by Grant Hammond, Nashville Homes (Metropolitan Brokers, LLC) over 12 years ago