Buying a House in Las Vegas: The Pros and Cons


If you are a first time buyer in Las Vegas, Nevada, it can be a bit complicated to choose where you want to purchase your property and if it is really profitable to buy a house or if you are better off renting one. The average price of a house in Las Vegas will cost you about $185,000 at the moment; however you should be aware that the market price in Vegas is always going sharply up or down every year. For the time being, the cost is similar to what you would have paid for the property back in 2004, which is 14 years back before the effect of the recession.

It has been noted that there has been a big drop in sales while there has been an increase in inventory. It is shocking to note that since last year nearly 60% of all sales were under the “all cash” buyer scheme which benefitted only big investors who could afford to pay in cash, while middle-class family are not able to purchase these properties if they are unable to come up with such substantial amount of money in cash. This has resulted in a big drop in sales and more investors purchasing properties so as to rent them out.

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Coming back to the house value in Las Vegas, the location is the key factor determining its price. When a new house comes on the Market in Vegas, its price is relatively low despite the fact that the supply of home is low in this city. However within days there are multiple offers by interested buyers and request for the highest offers. In this way sellers are able to save huge amount of money on various costs such as for home warranty and repairs, while the buyer is without knowing financing these costs by paying for a property above its selling price.

This often happens that buyers find the perfect house, go through the bank and other paperwork associated with the mortgage so as to be able to pay cash for that particular house. Paying cash for a house is becoming very common and can lead to a few downsides such as loss of liquidity, lack of leverage, and no tax deduction.

While it is considered that it is best to pay in cash if you have the ability, not everyone is able to afford to gather such colossal amounts in one go.

About Jennifer Cribsly

I'm a former real estate broker who specialized in helping first time buyers be able to purchase a home. Now full time mom, part time real estate owner/investor.
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