September 2019

Found 5 blog entries for September 2019.

Everything You Need to Know About Choosing a Home TypePeople live in all different types of homes. Some people prefer to live close to their neighbors, in small, efficient condos. Other people prefer townhouse life, where they can have an upstairs and downstairs on a shared property with others. Knowing the difference between each type of residence can help home buyers decide which type of home is right for them. If you're a property buyer, here's what you need to know.

Differences by Type

Before home buyers can decide what kind of homes are right for them, they must first understand the various options. Below are the different homes by type.

Single-Family Homes

Single-family homes are standalone structures, often with a yard and a garage or car port. Single-family homes sometimes have

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Difference Between Wood and Brick HomesWhen the time comes to select a home to buy, especially for those on a home buying budget, many buyers look for what is available in their area, rather than looking for a home made from a specific type of material. However, in markets where many homes are available, buyers may have their choice of stick or masonry homes. Before a decision can be made, homeowners must consider the pros and cons of each type of house.

Stick Home, Pros and Cons

"Stick" is the word that people use to describe homes made of wood. Stick homes are common in all areas of the country, as wood is a relatively inexpensive and easy-to-use material. There are many pros and cons of stick homes.

Pros:

  • Budget-friendly. Stick homes are often preferred by people who have
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Las Vegas Housing Market Update - August 2019

We currently have 7677 Single Family Homes for sale in the Greater Las Vegas MLS.  Condos, high rise and town homes add 2483 options for today’s buyers.  Total inventory of homes for sale in our MLS is 10,160 today.  That’s a tiny drop from the 10,296 we had last month and the 10,432 the month before.  It’s a huge increase compared to the 5822 listings we had in August 2018. 

We sold 3046 single family homes in August, slightly below the 3064 we sold in July.  It’s up from 2991 homes sold in August 2018.  Another 819 condos and town homes were sold in August.  Total homes sold was 3865, up from 3821 in July.  It’s almost the same number as the 3887 homes that sold in August 2018.  Although if you only

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Las Vegas High Rise News - August 2019

Las Vegas High Rise buyers have 496 luxury condos for sale this month.  That’s a steady increase from 432 last month and 416 from the month before.  That’s a huge increase from 311 the same month last year. 

Good news is the number of condos sold in our top buildings bounced back a bit last month.  We sold 54 condos in August.  Up from 38 in July and 37 in June.  It’s still a drop from the 78 condos sold in August 2018.

Top sellers in August - First place for the month was a tie between Waldorf Astoria and Panorama Towers.  Each of those properties sold 6 condos in August.  Considering that Waldorf prices ranged from $985K to $5.75M, I would give them first place.  Closing prices at Panorama Towers ranged

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How to Keep Your Fireplace as Efficient as PossibleA fireplace can be a major benefit for any home, especially for those homes that might be for sale. However, a fireplace can also be a potential hazard that can end up causing headaches or even a rapid-spreading disaster. To keep the fireplace functioning the way it was intended, homeowners will need to commit to regular maintenance and safety guidelines.

Limit the Smoke

A fireplace may have been the home's primary source of heat at one time, but homeowners should not be treating it as their furnace anymore. Experts recommend no more than five hours of continuous burning. Homeowners can also limit the amount of smoke by cracking the window. Even in cold weather, the majority of the air from the window should travel up the chimney rather than

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