With interest rates back at historically low levels I am wondering why more people are NOT taking advantage of such a low rate and buying a home!! I know all of us “REALTORS” come off as cheap used car salesman when we say “NOW IS THE TIME TO BUY” but I am here to tell you NOW REALLY is the time to buy a home… I really do not care (and neither should you) on what the market is going to do or not do… If you have a steady job and strong job history than you should own your own home and with interest rates so low NOW is the time to pull the trigger…
What are the biggest reasons potential buyers are not pulling the trigger?
Bad credit? Not enough money saved for down payment? Been burned on the last real estate crash in 2008? Short Sale or Foreclosure on your credit? Scared to buy because this is your 1st home? Waiting to see what happens with the elections? What ever the case we can overcome off of these most of the time pretty easily (sometimes not so easy) but the key thing is to get the ball rolling!! You need to sit down with an experienced loan officer that can sit down with you and develop a strong game plan and make the dream a reality… Bad credit can most of the time be fixed in 1-3 months! No $$ for a down payment? There are grants available from the State of NV that can get you up to 5% towards your down payment and closing costs… I can sometimes get the sellers to give you up to 3% towards your closing costs so that means it is possible to get you up to 8% towards the purchase of your new home… THAT NEVER HAS TO BE PAID BACK!!!! #FREEMONEY #WOW
If you are concerned about the market or if this is your 1st home than call me and lets sit down and talk about it… My doors are always open to anyone who wants to know about the market and what the steps are to buying a new home! We are ALL afraid of what we do not know so the key is to get yourself educated and lets get you into a new home!! Now really is the time to get it done before the rates go back up… And they WILL go back up!!
So the time has come for you to uproot your family and move to a new city. When it comes to moving, there are several things that can be nerve racking. Moving with kids makes it even more difficult. What school district will my kids be in? Where is the closest school? Where are the best schools?
Good thing you came across this blog because I am here to help! Clark County School District is the fifth largest district in the United States. It serves all cities including: Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, Henderson, Boulder City, and Mesquite as well as census-designated places like Laughlin, Blue Diamond and many more smaller Nevada towns.
Moving to Las Vegas and surrounding areas and searching for a school can be overwhelming as there are over 550 schools in the district!!! So… Where are the best schools?
Green Valley is a small community located in the northwest corner of Henderson, NV – an outskirt city of Las Vegas. Green Valley is home to five elementary schools, with the highest rating being Nate Mack Elementary School coming in at number 71/331 in the state. The four remaining elementary schools range between 107 and 229.
Junior High and High School ratings get better for this community. Green Valley is the home to 2 out of 118 junior highs and 1 out of 108 high schools. #13 Greenspun Junior High and #38 Thurman White Junior High while Green Valley High is ranked number 26 in the state.
On the complete opposite side of town, Summerlin is located on the far west side of Las Vegas. It is home to seven elementary schools with the rankings ranging from #8 Linda R. Givens Elementary, down to #58, Richard H. Bryan Elementary.
Summerlin is home to four middle schools and two high schools. Schools include #1 Rogich Middle School down to number #53 Discovery Charter School (K-8). #5 West Career and Technical Academy is a magnet high school that offers nine programs to prepare students for a career in the field selected. Palo Verde High School falls slightly behind ranked at 34/108.
Public school not for you? Clark County is home to over 112 private schools. Summerlin hosts over 10 private schools including Bishop Gorman High School and The Meadows School while Green Valley is home to four, including Green Valley Christian School.
I often get phone calls from past clients I have sold homes to OR from my friends/family looking to sell their homes asking “where would be the best place to invest money in my home that would get me the most return on my investment?”
The answer may surprise you and it all depends on what your game plan is… If your game plan is to sell your home right away a large number of your budget should be spent on the curb appeal of the home… YES the front yard and the front elevation of the home itself… A new home buyer makes up their mind whether they are going to buy the home before they walk in the front door… SO it is VERY crucial that we get that buyer in the right frame of mind before they ever walk in the front door…
First make sure the front yard is clean and free of weeds, trash and over grown foliage… A fresh coat of paint on the home, cleaning the windows and just making sure the yard is clean and presentable goes a long way… Adding some pots with color, a refresh of the rocks (if you have some desert landscaping), making sure your grass is cut & trimmed (and green would be nice) really will go a long way in getting that buyer in the right state of mind… If they have mentally made up their mind that they like the home before they walk in, they will look past MANY issues inside the home… And the opposite is true as well… If they hate the front and they mentally check out, you can have the nicest home on the block and they will pick it apart!!
The Hanna Group is pleased to announce a new listing in the Las Vegas area.
10260 W El Campo Grande Ave
This spectacular one of a kind custom home is on 1/2 acre cul-de-sac in a highly sought after NW area of LV.
Featuring a huge ope n floor plan, granite throughout, upgraded tile floors, brand new upgraded carpet in all bedrooms, window coverings & custom drapes, cathedral ceilings, boat & RV parking, covered patio, and much more!
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IT’S THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS!!
Las Vegas is in the middle of a seller’s market fueled by the lowering of the interest rates a few weeks ago, and the continuing inventory issue… No matter if you are selling light bulbs or real estate, whenever you have high demand and low inventory you will see rising prices.
Most logical buyers would say that this is the worst time to buy a home. Normally I would agree BUT right now in Vegas we have 2 factors that make this the perfect time to buy…. Let me explain!!
I have always said that it is more important to get a good rate than a good price when buying a home! SO… Although prices are going up, taking advantage of the historically low rate will work out much better for you in the end!!
Do not be blinded by rising home values when borrowing money is almost FREE!!
The word FREE brings me to my 2nd reason why it’s an amazing time to buy a home… The State of NV is offering up to 5% towards the purchase of your new home that NEVER has to be paid back…. Yes you heard me right!! FREE MONEY!! And there are NO strings attached!! Add on top of that the 3% I almost always try to get from the seller could mean up to 8% towards the purchase of your new home… On a $250,000 home that would be $20,000 FREE MONEY!!!
If you want to learn more about what is happening in the market and would like to either buy or sell a home call me 702-218-4585
The seller’s market is smoking hot right now in Las Vegas. Some homes are getting over ten offers in less than 24 hours!! Talk about hot cakes! Now is the perfect time to capitalize on your home’s value, and here are a few ways you can…
Keep it Clean
You should want your home to have curb appeal. If that means doing a little landscaping in the front yard or changing the color of your front door; It will all benefit you.
Upgrade the Kitchen
That Bathroom Too
Kitchen and bathroom upgrades can begin to get expensive.. but you do not truly have to spend tons of money to make these rooms beautiful. Switching out frosted glass on the shower for clear glass, swapping door knobs, faucets and cabinet pulls are all simple upgrades.
Be Patient, Trust your Real Estate Agent
What’s the difference between a buyer’s and seller’s market?
The real estate market is one of the more complicated markets with numbers fluctuating constantly. Investing in a home can be scary, but knowing the difference between a buyer’s and seller’s market can do one of two things. (1) Get you the best price for a new home or (2) Sell your home for top dollar.
A buyer’s market is an economic situation in which homes are plentiful and buyers can keep prices down. More home are for sale in the given market than buyers. An advantage is that buyer’s can take their time on offers and weigh all options before purchasing a home. Home prices may go down because sellers may be anxious to sell.
A seller’s market is an economic situation in which homes are scarce and seller’s can keep prices high. An advantage in a seller’s market is prices rise and buyer’s quickly make an offer to secure property.
What determines a buyer’s and seller’s market?
Sales to Listing Ratio: Number of sales is compared to number of listings taken. If the result is 55% or higher, it is a seller’s market. If the results are 35% or lower, it is a buyer’s market.
Another way to gage the type of market… When most homes take more than six months to sell, it is a buyer’s market. When homes are selling in less than 24 hours, it is obviously a seller’s market.
With that being said
Homes are selling like hot cakes out here in Las Vegas, NV! I have been a true native of Las Vegas for over 44 years. I have been ranked in the top 1$ of Vegas Realtors in the last six years.
If you are thinking about selling your home or know anyone interested in selling their home, please do not hesitate to give me a call!!
Your referral would mean the world to me!
702-218-4585 or firstname.lastname@example.org
So you’re thinking about buying a new home, huh? Well here are a couple pointers you should think about before diving into the water. What have you done? What do you need to do to move forward in this process?
- Crunch your numbers – figure out what you can do financially. Are you truly ready to buy a house now? What types of payments do you think you can cover?
- Visit hannagroups.com/Mortgage_info.asp to see if you qualify and to calculate your payments
- Know your credit – you should know your credit because it will determine what your interest rate and mortgage payment will be. The lower your score, the higher your payments will be. If you have credit issues, you should begin fixing them now since it usually takes time.
- Garner a down payment – Your down payment on your home will be anywhere from 5% to 20% of the price of the home. The median home price in Las Vegas is $196,000 which means your down payment would be anywhere between $9,800 and $39,200.
- Get educated – take advantage of the free home buying seminars, typically offered by banks or nonprofits. There you will learn things like what each portion of a mortgage payment goes toward and criteria lenders use to evaluate a buyer.
- Interview at least 3 Real Estate agents – 52% of buyers fin an agent through a friend but these are some good questions to ask:
- How long have you been in real estate? You want someone who knows what they are doing.
- How long have you been in the area? If they lived in the area their entire life, they’re likely to know more about the area versus one who recently moved to the region.
- What’s your schedule? If they’re not full time, you need to know when they will be available.
- Do you have any vacations planned? If they’re heading out of town soon, make sure they have a back up realtor just in case you find the perfect home while they are away.
- Know the difference between a real estate agent, broker, and a REALTOR.
- Real Estate Agent – anyone licensed to sell property, usually completed 100 hours and passed an exam.
- Broker – one who continued his studies and hires agents to work under them
- REALTOR – an agent or broker who is a member of National Association of Realtors. They adhere to a detailed code of ethics. You can consider them an added insurance that they are committed to your cause.
- Mortgage shop – you won’t buy the first house you like, don’t settle with the first mortgage price you get.
- Ballpark closing costs – 3% to 6% of the purchase price of the house goes towards closing costs because of taxes, transaction fees and other expenses.
- Ponder the future – always have an emergency fund to cover at least 3 to 6 months worth of bills. You may face a financial hardship and you should make sure you are prepared.