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From Housing Boom to Glittering Events: Vegas Eyes Banner Year in 2024

By TheNevadaGlobeStaff, January 16, 2024 11:06 am

Las Vegas, known for its dazzling lights and pulsating energy, is gearing up for a year of economic fireworks in 2024. From a buzzing housing market to a calendar packed with world-class sporting events, optimism is filling the air, promising a year of prosperity for Sin City.

Leading the charge is the real estate scene. Local expert Mike PeQueen of Hightower Las Vegas sees potential for a banner year, fueled by anticipated interest rate cuts. “Lower rates, possibly dipping below 5%, could unlock affordability for buyers and boost seller demand,” he explains. Realtor Heidi Holly of Lifestyle LV Realty agrees, anticipating increased new home sales driven by attractive builder incentives.

More than just financial gain, Las Vegas is witnessing a shift in perspective. “The arrival of the NHL and our own Golden Knights has transformed the housing market,” Holly says. “People are no longer just visiting, they want to live here. Las Vegas is becoming a global name, synonymous with excitement and opportunity.”

This newfound allure is fueled by a calendar brimming with high-profile events. Super Bowl LVIII kicks things off in February, promising to fill all 152,000 hotel rooms and generate an economic earthquake. But the party doesn’t end there. The National Finals Rodeo, the Las Vegas Grand Prix, and a slew of other major events guarantee a steady stream of visitors and revenue throughout the year.

Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority president Steve Hill is particularly excited about November, traditionally a lull for the city. “The Grand Prix turned it into one of our best months ever, and 2024 promises to be even bigger,” he predicts.

Beyond individual sectors, the overall economic picture bodes well. Experts see a positive ripple effect, with increased tourism boosting jobs, businesses, and overall tax revenue. This virtuous cycle can fuel further development and solidify Las Vegas’s position as a thriving economic hub.

Of course, challenges remain. Inflation and potential global economic fluctuations are concerns. However, with a diverse economy, resilient spirit, and an unrelenting drive to entertain, Las Vegas is well-positioned to weather any storm.

So, buckle up, Vegas. 2024 promises to be a year of exhilarating highs, economic windfalls, and a renewed sense of possibility. The lights may already be bright, but expect them to shine even brighter in the year to come.

Credits: News3LV

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One thought on “From Housing Boom to Glittering Events: Vegas Eyes Banner Year in 2024

  1. the housing market is not booming,there are plants all over town that make drywall,pavers for driveways,and alot of other things that have had orders collapse in the last year,I have lived here for 38 years and built houses the whole time, this is not a booming market

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