Las Vegas Real Estate News and Tips

Popular Architectural Styles for HomesMuch like the residents in the United States, the home architectural styles that can found throughout the country are diverse and varied. Each style offers insight into the time period during which it was built and the distinct culture of the region. These are a few of the common home architectural styles that can be found throughout the United States:

Craftsman Style Home

During the dawn of the 20th century, the Arts and Crafts movement took hold of Americans across the country. This movement emphasized the importance of handmade products made with natural materials, and followed in the footsteps of the Industrial Revolution. During this moment in history, the Craftsman home architectural style was born. Simplistic floor plans are common in

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How to Have a Smoother Escrow PeriodWhen buying or selling a home, some states handle the transaction process through Escrow. Nevada is an escrow state. Escrow refers to the period between when the seller accepts the buyer's bid and when the buyer takes control of the property. During this time, the buyers are expected to settle and confirm everything from the condition of the house to the structure of their loan.

Because there are so many details that need to be addressed, it's not uncommon for an escrow to run far longer than the buyer ever anticipated. In most cases, the escrow process is successful with no problems, though there are some things to watch for.

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Major Safety Problems in the Home and How to Handle ThemHomeowners often forget about the safety of their home while they're living in it. They may assume that if the home was safe when they first moved in, then it's still safe now. And even though they may see the property every day, it's easy to miss minor changes that can lead to bigger problems down the line. For a better idea of how to identify the safety hazards in the home, keep the following common problems in mind before doing a routine inspection.

Slips and Falls

It may not take long before a homeowner remembers near misses when it comes to almost falling down. From an unsecured staircase railing to the slippery tiles in the bathroom, many homeowners play with fire everyday without even realizing it. And while children and the elderly

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Buying a Home From A Home BuilderBuying an existing home is something most people are familiar with, but what about buying a home that hasn't been built yet? Here are 11 things you need to know about buying new construction homes.

Many buyer's find it exciting to purchase a home no one else has lived in before, but what are the things you might need to consider before buying a new construction home?

This article will give you the top 11 tips you need to consider before taking the plunge.

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1. Work With A Real Estate Agent

This is a good rule of thumb generally, but with a house, having a real estate agent represent you keeps you

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How to Get Rid of Mold In the HomeMold can be a serious problem for homeowners. It can be dangerous to humans and even to pets. Because it puts people at risk, a home that is affected by mold could drop in value and may even be hard to sell. The best way to prevent mold from devaluing a home is to remove it as soon as it becomes a problem.

Why Is Mold So Dangerous?

Mold is a fungus that can have a serious impact on the health of anyone who is exposed to it. Mold can cause respiratory problems, eye irritation, skin irritation, coughing, wheezing and other problems. People who are exposed to mold over a long period of time may develop chronic lung problems and infections. People who are most at risk for problems from mold are those with chronic lung issues like asthma and

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Choose Home Improvements Wisely and Avoid Overspending to Realize the Best ROIWhether an owner is updating a home to enjoy it more or whether upgrades are being done in order to better “flip” it, homeowners want to get their best return on investment (ROI). Of course, improvements make a home easier to sell as well, but the more one can anticipate getting back from their home improvement investment, the easier it is to spend the money improving it.

While some homeowners may anticipate getting everything they put into their home back someday, every home improvement has its own likely ROI. Some are higher than others. Which are the ones that historically bring back higher returns upon resale?

Landscaping

Various professional organizations place landscaping at the top of the home improvement ROI list including the

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Why Use a Drone to Help Market Your Home?A drone can be an effective marketing tool in real estate when used correctly. The video drones capture can inspire more buyers to come to an open house or set up a private showing. While drones have been used in the past to sell luxury homes with acreage, the technology is beginning to look more promising for other types of real estate. There are many ways a home seller can use a drone to their marketing advantage.

The Legalities of Drones

While drones have been the subject of many debates, the FAA declared that they were allowed to be used by real estate agents in 2016. However, there are some restrictions placed on drone use though that sellers must adhere to. For example, the drone can only fly during daylight hours and it cannot fly more

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Getting the Best ROI Out of Bathroom RemodelingWhile the bathroom is one of most of the most vital parts of the home, it is has often been overlooked concerning ambiance and decor. However, when it comes to renovation projects, bathroom remodeling is second only to kitchen upgrades these days—and for good reasons. Not only can current owners enjoy this updated space, but certain bathroom improvements including those discussed here can offer a high return on investment (ROI) when the time to sell arrives. According to expert's research, smart midrange and upscale bathroom remodels can allow sellers to see an average ROI of 62 percent of their investment costs.

Invest in Timeless Flooring

There are many types of flooring for homes, though some work better for bathrooms and kitchens due to

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What Sellers Should Know Before Agreeing to a Short SaleSelling a home for less than what is owed is called a short sale. While homeowners may choose to sell their homes underprice for a variety of reasons, there are a number of restrictions and considerations to keep in mind before selling a short sale. With this information, sellers will understand what a short sale means and what to expect from one.

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Why Do People Choose a Short Sale?

Sometimes, homeowners need to sell a home, but they owe more on the mortgage loan than what the home can sell for. Selling a home for less than what is owed on the loan is called a short sale.

Although homes tend to

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What Are the Benefits of HOAsWhile some may see the restrictions when living in a Homeowner Association (an HOA) community, others often appreciate the advantages of an HOA community. There are many reasons people choose to live in a community governed by a specific set of rules. Home buyers often choose a home located in an HOA community when first looking for a home or when looking to downsize from a larger home.

It's important for home buyers to understand and learn about an HOA's health before buying a home. Not all HOAs are alike, with some being poorly managed by board members while others are very strong. HOAs can have effects on a homes property values, as well as offer homeowners within the HOA amenities other neighborhoods may not have.

HOAs and A Homes

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