Las Vegas, NV

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Las Vegas, NV

How Happy Are Las Vegas's Homeowners?

Las Vegas is renowned for its restaurants, entertainment and gambling. And, as luck would have it, the city’s homeowners are the happiest in the nation. Why? In a nutshell, Vegas homeowners have the most of what they want when it comes to home features and completed home projects. Vegas homeowners enjoy large homes with interior updates like updated kitchens and bathrooms, tile flooring and new appliances. And they also enjoy outdoor living spaces complete with patios, in-ground pools and awnings to keep things cool. But even the happiest homeowners could be happier. Half of Vegas homeowners say they’d be happier if they could renovate or remodel their homes. And with home equity soaring in the City of Lights, it’s likely Vegas homeowners will be able to make their desired improvements.

Las Vegas's homeowners told us about the completed home projects that have brought them the most joy - and about the projects they desire that will make them even happier. When projects overlap, it means they make homeowners happy whether they're enjoying them now or aspiring to enjoy them later.

Top Completed ProjectsAlready Making Homeowners Happy

  • Painted interior room/area
  • Replaced/refinished flooring
  • Planted a garden/landscaping
  • Remodeled a bathroom
  • Remodeled the kitchen

Top Projects That WouldMake Homeowners Happier

  • Remodel the kitchen
  • Remodel a bathroom
  • Paint exterior
  • Replace/refinish flooring
  • Plant a garden/landscaping

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Happiest Home Features

Las Vegas's homeowners told us about the home features that have brought them the most joy - and about the features they desire that will make them even happier. When projects overlap, it means they make homeowners happy whether they're enjoying them now or aspiring to enjoy them later.

Top Completed ProjectsAlready Making Homeowners Happy

  • Central air conditioning
  • Up-to-date kitchen
  • Lots of natural light
  • Tile flooring
  • New appliances

Top Projects That WouldMake Homeowners Happier

  • Up-to-date bathrooms
  • Marble or quartz countertops
  • Up-to-date kitchen
  • Improved insulation
  • New appliances

Top Completed ProjectsAlready Making Homeowners Happy

  • Patio or deck
  • Attached garage
  • In-ground pool
  • Space for animals
  • Awning or overhang for shade

Top Projects That WouldMake Homeowners Happier

  • Freshly painted exterior
  • Professional landscaping
  • Built-in outdoor barbecue
  • None
  • A fire pit

It's not just projects and features that make Las Vegas's homeowners happy, but also factors such as equity, community and accessibility.

What Makes
Homeowners Happy?

  • Rising home values & equity
  • Reasonable cost of living
  • Easy access to highways
  • Reasonable property & school taxes
  • Good local services & utilities

Overall Home
Happiness

90%

of homeowners consider themselves at least somewhat happy with their homes.

Impact of Home
Equity on Happiness

To Be Happier In My Home
I'd Like To...

51%

of homeowners say they would be happier if they could remodel or add on to their homes.

The results of our Homeowner Happiness Survey suggest that these characteristics describe the average Las Vegas home:

  • Homeowners have:3.4 bedrooms

  • Homeowners have:2.4 bathrooms

  • Average time living in home:10 years

  • Average square footage:2,100

  • Age of home:30 years

  • Avg. home price (Feb. '18):245,000Powered by Redfin

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