The Vegas real estate market is hot right now.
Like, off-the-charts hot. Like, Vegas summer hot. Like . . . you get the idea.
And here’s why:
Per our real-time data, since 2013 the median sale price of homes in greater Las Vegas has nearly doubled – from $139,100 (Q1, 2013) to $257,200 (Q3, 2018). Moreover, the number of homes sold overall is up over 20% and rising – from 3,633 in 2013 to 4,674 this year so far.
And Vegas homes are closing fast!
In 2017, the average DTC (days to close) in greater Las Vegas was 56. In 2018 to date, it’s 43. And Vegas residents that chose Offerpad for an immediate move in 2017 and 2018 closed in just 25 days on average.
In fact, Las Vegas just may be a seller’s market at the moment.
According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Vegas “home values are rising at the second-fastest rate in the US.”
So, then again, it may also be time to settle into Vegas for the long haul.
The city is vibrant, vital, and its best days seemingly lie ahead.
This should come as no surprise to some, who might have witnessed Vegas’s steady ascent as a contemporary lifestyle and entertainment hub, beyond the bright lights of Las Vegas Boulevard.
Food, arts, sports, outdoors, entertainment, fashion, culture, and a healthy dash of vintage Vegas glamour – you name it, Las Vegas has it!
Las Vegas is not only one of America’s hottest real estate markets, but also thriving culturally.
Whether you’re taking a closer look at Vegas as a viable place to buy or sell a home – or simply your next great vacation destination – these 10 incredible Las Vegas blogs will show you that Vegas is far more than just another high roller of real estate.
1. Travel Vegas
A premier online destination for all things Vegas, Travel Vegas’s blog covers a wide array of local topics in the arts, entertainment, culture, and news arenas. Great starting point for an up-to-date lay of the land with an insider edge.
Today downtown Las Vegas is a fun mixture of modern and historic Vegas. The visitors are also a different mixture than you’ll find on the Vegas Strip.
2. Vegas Magazine
Catering to an urbane readership, Vegas Magazine features a sleek, minimalistic design which makes finding quality articles centered on Las Vegas restaurants, events, fashion, and real estate easy to find – and easier to digest.
Their Home & Real Estate section features key pieces on lavish hotel renovations and maverick architects, among other areas of local intrigue.
The whole area is basically transforming before our eyes.
I love the ground-level, raw creative process of starting something new.
3. 52 Stories
Brought to you courtesy of the one-and-only Cosmopolitan Las Vegas, 52 Stories takes a refreshing approach to blogging via user-submitted storytelling spanning: travel, dining, style, “diversions,” recreation, and culture.
Their “about” section states:
““52 Stories” is a digital art installation at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, featuring a series of elevators in which a cast of curious characters pass through the lobby. Guests of the resort witness only a brief glimpse at each story, leaving the rest to the imagination – and setting the stage for a story of their own.
Likewise, the 52 Stories blog provides a starting point for visitors to create stories of their own. By sharing the most compelling information about travel, dining, culture, design, music and much more, we hope to not only entertain and inform, but also inspire readers to craft new experiences and explore more.”
Suffice it to say, this is one fresh blog you’re not going to want to miss.
. . . there’s no denying that culture is not only alive and well in Las Vegas, but in fact, the city is rolling in it.
4. Eater Vegas
As its name might imply (oh, does it ever?), Eater Vegas wields all the foods that’s fit to print, and then some. Las Vegas Foodies both present and future can surely revel in Eater Vegas’s delectable write-ups on Vegas restaurant openings, neighborhood specialties, and in-depth profiles of local chefs.
VEGAS FOODIES UNITE!
Look for the big rig that serves as a deejay booth at this downtown joint.
It’s branded as a “travel guide,” but we found it super useful for a variety of local-level knowledge as well. Featuring articles penned by season journalists, 10Best sidesteps the typical “best things to do in Las Vegas” in favor of meatier material – such as rare finds on local Arts & Culture.
Dinosaurs, marine creatures and animals native to Africa and the Nevadan Mojave Desert are highlighted at this family-friendly museum.
6. Las Vegas Sports Network
If you followed NHL hockey this past season (don’t worry, we didn’t either), you might have heard of a little up-and-coming team called the Vegas Golden Knights, who in their first season as a team made it all the way to the Stanley Cup Finals. Not bad for an inaugural season!
Combine that with one of the NFL’s most storied franchises – the Oakland Raiders – kicking off their 2020 season in Vegas, and guess what you have on your hands, folks – a bonafide sports town!
LV Sports Network has been at the forefront of the Vegas sports scene for years, and it appears they’ll have plenty of exciting material to work with in the years to come.
Watching a game live – the energy the crowd puts out and the speed of the game . . . how fast the guys move; it’s unbelievable.
7. Las Vegas Golf
One might argue that golfing in Las Vegas is some of the nation’s finest. And one would likely be right. From courses like Shadow Creek that cater to high rollers to more old-school everyman gems from the Rat Pack days, Vegas golf sure covers a lot of green.
Las Vegas Golf streamlines expert knowledge on Vegas’s larger-than-life golf scene in a highly-readable format, so you can cut straight to booking tee times in no time flat.
Don’t forget to pack your Caddyshack quotes!
It’s a great idea: Let’s go . . . hit a few golf balls and relax. Well, that’s all well and good, but it’s getting dark out, and you certainly can’t hit golf balls at night — can you?
8. Vintage Las Vegas
Few towns exude more alluring Americana than Las Vegas. And who doesn’t love an endless photographic scroll of bygone Vegas glamour + 20th century highlights.
Vintage Las Vegas does just that, and does it very, very well.
All of it. Seriously.
9. Las Vegas Review-Journal
In operation since 1909 (no, that’s not a typo), the Las Vegas Review-Journal’s housing section outlines the ins and outs of Vegas’s modern real estate market. Coverage is unbiased, and they report thoroughly on disparate issues ranging from home prices to detailed leadership profiles.
A must-read for anyone interested in learning more about Las Vegas housing and real estate trends + predictions, and their prospective impact on greater Las Vegas culturally.
A pretty new home or a fantastic-looking resale presents itself, but they can’t move until their current home is sold. For many people, waiting to sell a home and then closing on another can seem like a time-consuming, stressful nightmare.
10. Las Vegas Sun
Another Las Vegas institution, owned and operated since 1950, Las Vegas Sun has been one of the city’s go-to resources for news, sports, politics, opinion, and real estate since the time when the best hotels in Vegas would cost you a whopping $7.50 tops for the night.
Things sure have changed, but the Sun’s commitment to consistently relevant reporting hasn’t. Which makes it a great resource for virtually anything and everything under the Las Vegas “sun.”
In their decades together they’ve operated a motel, sailed the seas on about 60 cruises, explored the U.S. wilderness in a motorhome and visited places like Hong Kong, Thailand, Mexico, and Turkey to name a few.
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