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Raw data sources: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Federal Housing Finance Agency.
Methodology: NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more
With a population of 641,676, 219,187 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $266,535, Las Vegas real estate prices are well above average cost compared to national prices.
Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Las Vegas, accounting for 60.96% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Las Vegas include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 24.39%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 8.69%), and a few row houses and other attached homes ( 4.70%).
The most prevalent building size and type in Las Vegas are three and four bedroom dwellings, chiefly found in single-family detached homes. The city has a mixture of owners and renters, with 51.38% owning and 48.62% renting.
There is a lot of housing in Las Vegas built from 1970 to 1999 so parts of town may have that "Brady Bunch" look of homes popular in the '70s and early '80s, although some of these houses were built up through the early '90s as well. There is also a lot of housing in Las Vegas built between 2000 and later ( 26.42%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from between 1940-1969 ( 13.03%).
Vacant housing appears to be an issue in Las Vegas. Fully 12.97% of the housing stock is classified as vacant. Left unchecked, vacant Las Vegas homes and apartments can be a drag on the real estate market, holding Las Vegas real estate prices below levels they could achieve if vacant housing was absorbed into the market and became occupied. Housing vacancy rates are a useful measure to consider, along with other things, if you are a home buyer or a real estate investor.
Appreciation rates for homes in Las Vegas have been tracking above average for the last ten years, according to NeighborhoodScout data. The cumulative appreciation rate over the ten years has been 27.81%, which ranks in the top 30% nationwide. This equates to an annual average Las Vegas house appreciation rate of 2.48%.
Appreciation rates are so strong in Las Vegas that despite a nationwide downturn in the housing market, Las Vegas real estate has continued to appreciate in value faster than most communities. Looking at just the latest twelve months, Las Vegas appreciation rates continue to be some of the highest in America, at 16.48%, which is higher than appreciation rates in 99.76% of the cities and towns in the nation. Based on the last twelve months, short-term real estate investors have found good fortune in Las Vegas. Las Vegas appreciation rates in the latest quarter were at 3.22%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 13.54%.
Importantly, this makes Las Vegas one of the highest appreciating communities in the nation for the latest quarter, and may signal the city's near-future real estate investment strength.
Relative to Nevada, our data show that Las Vegas's latest annual appreciation rate is higher than 70% of the other cities and towns in Nevada.
One very important thing to keep in mind is that these are average appreciation rates for the city. Individual neighborhoods within Las Vegas differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Las Vegas - or in any city or town - that have the best track record of real estate appreciation, by the latest quarter, the last year, 2 years, 5 years, 10 years, or even since 2000, to assist you in making the best Las Vegas real estate investment or home purchase decisions.
|$1,213,001 - $1,617,000||0.8|
|$808,001 - $1,213,000||2.8|
|$647,001 - $808,000||3.6|
|$485,001 - $647,000||8.6|
|$323,001 - $485,000||20.2|
|$161,001 - $323,000||37.3|
|$81,001 - $161,000||18.8|
|$0 - $81,000||6.9|
|Value Relative to Nation||Value Relative to State|
|Time Period||Total Appreciation||Avg. Annual Rate||
2018 Q2 - 2018 Q3
Last 12 Months:
2017 Q3 - 2018 Q3
Last 2 Years:
2016 Q3 - 2018 Q3
Last 5 Years:
2013 Q3 - 2018 Q3
Last 10 Years:
2008 Q3 - 2018 Q3
2000 Q1 - 2018 Q3
|* 10 is highest|
|AGE OF Las Vegas HOMES|
|2000 or Newer||26.4|
|1970 - 1999||60.1|
|1940 - 1969||13.0|
|1939 or Older||0.4|
|TYPE OF Las Vegas HOMES|
|Small Apt. Buildings||8.7|
|SIZE OF Las Vegas HOMES|
|5 or more bedrooms||4.58|