It is taking a little bit longer for homeowners to break even on their investments. Overall, buyers can expect a relatively quick return according to a recent Las Vegas Review Journal article. “Home-sales website Zillow set the Las Vegas Valley’s ‘break-even horizon’ at 1.5 years in the fourth quarter, up from 1.2 years in the same period a year earlier, ” says Review Journal reporter Jennifer Robison.

According to Robison, Des Zillow found that it is much better to buy a house than rent by looking at a number of components, from maintenance costs to home-equity growth. Despite the quick return the majority of people are not buying due to financial reasons.

Although, the housing market is still picking up slightly, according to a recent Vegas Sun article. Median closing rates saw a 6% improvement. Builders were selling one home per week per subdivision in December, as claimed by Home Builders Research President Dennis Smith’s article: “That’s on par with early 2014 and ‘not at any type of record pace’ for the area, but it is a very positive turnaround from the lackluster activity during the last two quarters of 2014.”

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