Las Vegas Real Estate News and Tips

The Importance of Location Within a NeighborhoodWhen looking at a neighborhood, it is important to consider more than the look of the other houses and access to amenities. With these tips, buyers can take an analytical eye to an area’s layout and how it might affect the way you live in it.

Where Are the Roads?

Most people have probably been in a number of shopping or business complexes that looked like they had been designed by a small child. Getting into a lot is a hassle, and driving out requires making an unprotected turn on a six-lane road. Though most time in the neighborhood will be spent at home, consider the impact that getting into and out of the neighborhood will play in overall satisfaction. Invest the time to learn the major cross streets for the neighborhood, and try out all

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Maintaining the HVAC System in Summer for Home Selling When buyers come to see your home, one of the first things they’ll notice is whether or not they feel comfortable after walking into your house. Your HVAC system and air conditioner will play a big role in the level of comfort that potential buyers feel. Keeping your A/C working properly when selling a house in the summer will help you market your home to potential buyers. 

Clean Out and Around the Condenser

Your home’s air conditioner requires good air flow in order to expel the hot air from your home. Weeds around the the condenser and dirt inside the condenser will force your air conditioner to work harder than necessary in order to cool your home. In some cases, this could even result in poor functioning of your air conditioner. To

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Las Vegas Housing Market Update - April 2017

Las Vegas Home Buyers have 5571 options available today.  Condos, Town Homes and High Rise Condos add another 1210 options for buyers who don't want a detached home to maintain.  Total inventory of homes available in Las Vegas, North Las Vegas and Henderson is 6781.  Down slightly from 6822 last month.  That's a big drop from the 9242 homes for sale in May 2016.  May 2015 had 9751 homes for sale.  

We sold 2868 single family homes last month.  Condos and town homes added 740 transaction.  Total homes sold was 3608 up from 3475 this time last year.  At this rate of sales, today's inventory would only last two months.  The extremely low inventory is driving prices up.  Homes in the lowest price ranges are

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Staging an Older Home to Compete with New Models For those who own and enjoy living in an older home, it can be disappointing to discover that many buyers, especially younger ones, often shy away from these stately beauties. Even when an older home offers features that are hard to find in newer construction, such as large pantries, plenty of storage space and large rooms with high ceilings, it can still lose out to newer homes that offer more open floor plans or more light. Owners of older homes who want to help their homes compete more effectively with newer construction homes can use the following tips to help level the playing field and score the sale!

Conduct a Pre-Inspection to Find Lurking Issues

Buyers who love the thought of living in an older home but hesitate to purchase one due

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Las Vegas High Rise News - April 2017

The number of luxury high rise condos for sale has dropped to 374.  That's lower than our high rise inventory has been in years.  Down from 408 last month and 424 the prior month.

We sold 54 high rise condos in April.  That was also a drop from 73 in March but higher than both February and January.  Sales activity was strong at a handful of buildings.  Highest number of sales in April was at Palm's Place where 12 units changed hands.

Trump was second with 7 condos closing.  Signature at MGM, The Ogden and Turnberry Place all tied for third place with 6 units changing hands in each of those communities.

Only two condos sold for more than $1 Million in April.  Both were at The Mandarin Oriental.  Unit 3204

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Tips for Buying a Desert Home A desert can be a harsh place, with scorching hot summers and freezing cold winters. The lack of water and wild temperature extremes can make home desert ownership complicated. Home buyers seeking desert property will need to know what building materials fare best in the desert, what kind of landscaping is easiest to maintain and which homes are most efficient.

Stucco Exteriors, Tile Roof

Wooden homes may be common in other parts of the country, but for a variety of reasons, many of the best desert homes are made of stucco or adobe. Stucco and adobe have many advantages over wood. Adobe’s thermal mass heats up and cools down slowly. This characteristic helps prevent temperature swings in the house and can help the homeowner save money on

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Housing Market for Sellers Homeowners in some areas of the country planning to sell in 2017 may find themselves worrying about something potentially worse than finding the right buyer for the home they are selling. In fact, real estate market trend reports are currently indicating that in many areas of the country, home sellers should be able to find a buyer for their home with relative ease.

Unfortunately, these same trends show that the more pressing problem many of these sellers will face is likely to revolve around finding their next home in a market where prices rise as inventories continue to shrink. Sellers who take time to consider their situation and come up with a viable plan will fare better during as these types of trends continue.  

Option One: Sell as

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How to Take Advantage of Technology When Selling a Home Prior to the Internet, a real estate agent's effectiveness hinged on their ability to make and maintain relationships with other agents, clients, and community members. While these relationships are still important, the agent's ability to harness the power of technology has become increasingly important. From social media to 3-D virtual tours, the Internet is selling homes at a greater rate than ever before.

Give Them a (Virtual) Tour

Given the nature of the Internet, potential buyers from any part of the world can see a home online. How better to invite them through the front door than a virtual tour? Pairing a high-quality 360 camera with a mapping program like Matterport creates an immersive 3-D experience. Creating a video is as simple

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questions to remember when interviewing real estate agents Home buying can be an arduous process with many variables and pit-falls. Because of that, most buyers choose to work with an agent in order to ensure that they find the right home, represent their interests, and make certain that the legal aspects of the transaction are handled correctly. Before hiring a real estate agent, what should a buyer ask?

Key Questions to Ask When Vetting an Agent

Seven out of ten buyers contract with the first agent they talk to about home buying. Buyers find these agents online or through recommendations from family and friends. Buyers, especially those new to the home-buying process or those searching for a new agent, should interview a few agents from different companies to find an agent who is the right fit for

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kitchen renovations to help sell As a place where families come together to cook and eat, the kitchen is the heart of the home. Perhaps this is why buyers scrutinize the kitchen when looking at potential properties. Many home buyers seek spacious kitchens offering energy efficiency, proper lighting, up-to-date appliances and overall attractiveness. Emphasizing these features in your kitchen can help your home sell and increase your property value. If you're a homeowner thinking about selling your home in the next few years or months, one of the ways that you can prepare your home to sell is by upgrading the kitchen. Picking the right projects is important.

Re-finish the Cabinets

Newly refinished cabinets can give the kitchen a fresh new look without requiring a giant

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