In the Know February 20, 2024

Aging in Place what it means and the effect on home availability in the Las Vegas Area


As baby boomers age, many are choosing to remain in their homes rather than moving to retirement communities or assisted living facilities. This trend is known as “aging in place” and it has several implications for the real estate market.

One consequence is that there is a lack of homes for sale, particularly in areas with a high concentration of baby boomers. When these homeowners decide to stay put, it reduces the inventory of available homes for potential buyers, which can drive up prices and make it more difficult for younger generations to enter the market.

Additionally, past advantageous interest rates may have incentivized baby boomers to stay in their homes rather than selling and purchasing new ones. When interest rates are low, homeowners with existing mortgages may be less inclined to move since they are benefiting from lower monthly payments.

The Federal Reserve’s decision not to drop interest rates can further impact the real estate market. If rates remain steady or increase, it may make it more expensive for potential buyers to finance a home purchase, which could suppress demand and contribute to the shortage of homes for sale.

As for Las Vegas and Henderson, Nevada, the aging-in-place trend coupled with the lack of homes for sale and interest rate dynamics could lead to continued tightness in the housing market. Buyers may face challenges finding affordable options, and sellers may see continued appreciation in home values. It’s essential for buyers and sellers in these areas to stay informed about market trends and work with a knowledgeable real estate agent to navigate the complexities of the local market.

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