An article in the RJ suggests that the demographics of people purchasing homes in Las Vegas has not changed. However, the number of overall buyers has. Whether they are first-time-home buyers, couples, families, bachelors or bachelorettes, retirees, etc. they are still making purchases.
Buyers realize they can be very selective and are touring homes before making a purchase. The article provides some interesting stats on who is buying what and it suggests that groups that had not purchased as much in the past are now.
As the residential landscape continues to change in Las Vegas it will be interesting to see how the demographics of home buyers shifts. While Realtors are not allowed to discriminate based on many of these factors, they do recognize shifts in demand and they need to tailor their professional interactions to cater to many backgrounds and people.