Joyce, Home Buyer in Michigan

Is now a good time to buy rental property in the Las Vegas area? What area is best for rentals and do condos or houses rent better?

Asked by Joyce, Michigan Thu Jan 6, 2011

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Steve Quinta…, Agent, Albuquerque, NM
Fri Apr 6, 2012
Compare your projected monthly income with your projected monthly expenses and you will know.
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Beth A.Mitro, Agent, Henderson, NV
Mon Mar 14, 2011
Yes, Now is the time. Really! Vegas is 50% off. You can get a home dirt cheap right now, and with so many people out a home due to short sale and foreclosure they need to rent. If I had the cash or better credit I would scoop up a few and live off the positive cash flow. Go with a home where the schools are desired. That's usually a good bet. I live in Green Valley and love it. Been in the business since 04, call or email me if you want me to do a search for you.
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Lisa Lundt, Agent, Henderson, NV
Thu Jan 6, 2011
It is a good time to buy income property in Las Vegas. With prices so low, the return on investment can be quite good. Properties which are renting the most quickly are those priced at or below $1000. I would suggest focusing on the Henderson and southeast area in Las Vegas. We recommend single family over condo for greater return on investment.

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Ernie Gonzal…, Agent, Henderson, NV
Thu Jan 6, 2011
In short the answer is yes. Las Vegas offers many businesses the renters are attracted to such as Nellis Air Faorce Base on one end of the valley and The Sprip on the other. In addition there are ammenities that attracted renters like Lake Mead and Red Rock National Park. While houses vs condos both have their pro's and con's, it really depends on your individual financial goals.
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Deborah Dall…, , Henderson, NV
Thu Jan 6, 2011
In my many years of experience, houses rent better than condos as you are not competing with apartments; and Las Vegas has had so many foreclosures and short sales, many of the people who lost their homes are now forced into the rental market since their credit will no allow them to buy.
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Larry Roede…, Agent, Henderson, NV
Thu Jan 6, 2011
Hi Joyce, rental properties should be evaluated by their net return on your investment. All categories and price ranges are potentially profitable. My experience has been lower priced condos/townhouses may have a higher turnover rate, leaving them unoccupied at times. Single family homes offer some stability because owners short selling their home are needing to find a home for their family and unable to purchase for several years. Generally these people have reasonable income but unable to support the previous inflated mortgage payment. I would be available for more specific information and dialogue.


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Louie Frias, Agent, Henderson, NV
Thu Jan 6, 2011
Anthony makes some great points. The advantage of owning multiple units is that income still arrives when another is vacated. The advantage to a SFR as an investment is the better appreciation. The disadvantage? It's either 100% rented, or 100% vacant.

My investment portfolio consists only of SFR's on the realty side.

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Anthony Rick…, , Henderson, NV
Thu Jan 6, 2011
Yes, many investors are purchasing 4-plexs now. With 4-plexs there is usually deferred maintenance and can be an expensive proposition. The next best bet would be the single family home. Any and all areas can work. Your decision should be based on how many properties you would like to purchase and how much you are willing to invest.

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