Top Locations What About Investing in the Reno Real Estate Market in 2018? by Heba Baker October 3, 2018February 20, 2019 by Heba Baker October 3, 2018February 20, 2019 Do you want to invest in the Nevada real estate market? Why not invest in Reno real estate in 2018? Reno is the third biggest city in Nevada and has, over the years, proven to be one of the best cities to invest in real estate. The Reno real estate market is one of the fastest growing markets in the country. The Reno housing market has witnessed increased average home prices, equity gains, and yet, it’s at a traditionally strong level of affordability. With massive price gains comes increased appreciation. Reno real estate is only expected to become more valuable with time. Related: Here Are the 3 Best Places to Buy a Vacation Home in Nevada Reno Real Estate Market 2018 The fact is, Reno, Nevada hasn’t always been booming like this. The Reno real estate market was actually affected much more than any other market in the country when the housing market collapsed. Reno real estate investors, however, will be glad to hear that equity appreciation has not only stabilized but has also managed to outpace the national average in recent years. This is a good indicator of a growing, sustainable market. So just like Las Vegas real estate, Reno real estate is now thriving. Other Indicators of a Thriving Reno Real Estate Market There have been many economic indicators favoring the Reno real estate market. One example of this is how the unemployment rate has dropped from 8.4% last year to 7% this year. The city’s job growth rate is also a considerable rate to mention. The 1-year job growth rate of 3.3% is well above the national average. What does employment have to do with Reno real estate? Well, these are the encouraging factors driving people to move to Reno. This, in return, will definitely benefit the Reno housing market. These effects have already shined through on the Reno housing market. There has been a number of new construction permits in the past years. To get a better idea, 1,500 new single-family permits were applied for in one year alone. With construction clearly on the rise, real estate investors can definitely expect to find a good inventory of Reno investment property. Related: Location, Location, Location: What Makes for the Best Place to Invest in Real Estate? What About Airbnb Reno? Before investing in Airbnb in any city, you should always ask yourself: Is Airbnb legal here? In the case of Reno real estate 2018, there doesn’t seem to be any regulations against Airbnb investments. Washoe County, which includes Reno, does not have specific regulations, caps or even license requirements for vacation home rentals. While there hasn’t been official recognition of Airbnb in Reno like there was for New York City or San Francisco, it’s safe to say you won’t be facing any problems by investing in Airbnb Reno. Reno Real Estate – The Data Now that you know what to expect from the Reno housing market 2018 and what to look out for, it’s time to get down to the real estate analytics. Using Mashvisor’s investment property calculator, we have assessed the Reno real estate market based on key real estate metrics. These are the measures and metrics you always want to check on before making a real estate investment anywhere: cap rate, cash on cash return, rental income, and occupancy rate. Our investment property calculator has provided these metrics on the city level for Reno real estate (both traditional and Airbnb investments). Here’s what you need to know. Related: Investment Property Calculator for the Best Real Estate Investments Reno Real Estate Market: City-Level Data Median Property Price: $465,600 Price per Sq/Ft: $232 Monthly Airbnb Rental Income: $2,800 Monthly Traditional Rental Income: $1,492 Airbnb Cash on Cash Return: 4.45% Traditional Cash on Cash Return: 0.81% Airbnb Cap Rate: 4.45% Traditional Cap Rate: 0.81% Airbnb Occupancy Rate: 61.51% Upon first glance, we can clearly see which rental strategy is dominant in the Reno real estate market 2018. The most profitable investments seem to be Airbnb rentals rather than traditional rentals. However, that might not be true for all the neighborhoods in Reno. Let’s get into the best neighborhoods in Reno for real estate investment based on each rental strategy with Mashvisor’s neighborhood analysis. Best Neighborhoods for Airbnb Rentals Here are two of the best neighborhoods for Airbnb real estate investing in Reno, Nevada. Northeast Median Property Price: $256,415 Price per Sq/Ft: $183 Monthly Airbnb Rental Income: $2,505 Airbnb Cash on Cash Return: 5.24% Airbnb Cap Rate: 5.24% West University Median Property Price: $381,545 Price per Sq/Ft: $262 Monthly Airbnb Rental Income: $2,966 Airbnb Cash on Cash Return: 4.01% Airbnb Cap Rate: 4.01% Related: College Towns: The Best Places to Buy a Rental Property Best Neighborhoods for Traditional Rentals Here are two neighborhoods in which traditional rentals perform well in Reno, Nevada. Golden Valley Median Property Price: $332,245 Price per Sq/Ft: $198 Monthly Traditional Rental Income: $1,679 Traditional Cash on Cash Return: 2.21% Traditional Cap Rate: 2.21% North Valleys Median Property Price: $290,989 Price per Sq/Ft: $187 Monthly Traditional Rental Income: $1,321 Traditional Cash on Cash Return: 1.63% Traditional Cap Rate: 1.63% If you still aren’t convinced that Reno real estate is the right investment choice for you in 2018, the following is about to change your mind. We’ve used our Property Finder to locate some top-performing investment properties currently listed for sale in Reno, Nevada. It’ll only take you a couple of minutes; check out these impressive specs. Potential Investment #1 Investment Type: Airbnb Property Type: Condo/Coop Property Neighborhood: Northeast Listed Property Price: $265,000 1,386 Sq/Ft $191 per Sq/Ft 4 Beds and 4 Baths Airbnb Comparable Rental Income: $5,493 Airbnb Cash on Cash Return: 14.24% Potential Investment #2 Investment Type: Airbnb Property Type: Townhouse Property Neighborhood: Northeast Listed Property Price: $97,000 665 Sq/Ft $146 per Sq/Ft 1 Beds and 1 Bath Airbnb Comparable Rental Income: $2,837 Airbnb Cash on Cash Return: 14.10% Occupancy Rate: 98% Potential Investment #3 Investment Type: Traditional Property Type: Single Family Residential Property Neighborhood: North Valleys Listed Property Price: $75,000 2,080 Sq/Ft $36 per Sq/Ft 3 Beds and 2 Baths Traditional Comparable Rental Income: $1,260 Traditional Cash on Cash Return: 6.58% Occupancy Rate: 97% For more details on these properties and others in Reno, Nevada, click here. To start looking for and analyzing the best investment properties in your city and neighborhood of choice, click here. Start Your Investment Property Search! START FREE TRIAL AirbnbAirbnb RegulationsCash on Cash ReturnMarket AnalysisReno NVTraditional 0 FacebookTwitterGoogle +PinterestLinkedin Heba Baker Heba is Content Writer at Mashvisor with a BA in Business Administration. Most of all, she enjoys writing about the constantly changing markets in the US real estate industry. If not writing, Heba is exploring and learning. Previous Post Forced Appreciation: 11 Genius Ideas to Improve the Curb Appeal of Your Property Next Post How Technology Can Transform Your Real Estate Investment Business Related Posts Buying a short-term rental property? Invest in the most Airbnb friendly cities Are These 6 Cities a Buyer’s Market or a Seller’s Market in 2019? 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