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If you are moving to Las Vegas, there is both good news and bad news. As is well-known, Sin City has experienced quite a blow as Americans began to sin less and save more. Casino business is down, and there is not going to be another major resort or casino construction project in the next decade. So what's the good news? Las Vegas is taking advantage of its other abundance ' sunshine ' in order to become a leader in renewable energy. With over 300 days of sunshine a year, the Vegas cityscape and surrounding environs are a dream locale for solar panels and for people who want to take advantage of the unique opportunities afforded by this incomparable city. While Las Vegas works on diversifying its economy, it is a renter's market. Finding suitable Las Vegas apartments for rent is relatively easy and affordable.
More good news for renters: the vacancy rate for apartments in Las Vegas is higher than almost anywhere else in the country. This is not great if you want to become a Vegas landlord: if you want to become a Vegas tenant, you're in luck. Corresponding with the increasing vacancy rate is a drop in apartment rents. The rent for an average Las Vegas apartment has dropped more than 9 percent in 2009, and shows no sign of increasing soon. Typically, rents go for about $0.84 per square foot, or $760 a month.
An affordable apartment can be had, and your best resource is to use online locator sites. These allow you to search by neighborhood, price, number of bedrooms, and other features. They provide much more information than a traditional classified ad, and often, you can see videos, photos, detailed descriptions, reviews, maps, availability, and more. But even better, you can make your Las Vegas apartment search more affordable still by being able to view move-in discounts and specials being offered by landlords and building owners. For instance, you may find that an apartment is offering a reduced rent for the first month after you sign a lease, a reduced security deposit requirement, free utilities, or a special move-in rate.
There is another way to save as well. Savvy shoppers know they very rarely have to pay retail price and that there are discounts and deals for practically everything. Apartments are no different. In addition to move-in specials, you can find many apartment locator sites that offer a money reward when you find a Las Vegas apt listing and subsequently sign a lease through them. This is an incentive to use their service, yes, but you do not have to do anything that you wouldn't do anyway to find an apartment. It is just a nice extra, and it is certainly helpful when you're moving into a new place.
Las Vegas's identity is tied up in its entertainment industry, which continues to be one of the most robust in the country. But it is also turning to other avenues, like alternative energy, to diversify its future. Now is the perfect time to settle down in an affordable apartment and place your bets on the success of this unique city.