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Moving to Las Vegas with Little Ones?

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

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.


Summerlin

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.


Private Schools

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.


Are you relocating to Las Vegas and still unsure of where you want to be? Contact me NOW 702-218-4585 darylhanna@gmail.com and I will be more than happy to help you with your home search!

DH

Thinking About a New Home?

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?

  1. 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?
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Interview at least 3 Real Estate agents – 52% of buyers fin an agent through a friend but these are some good questions to ask:
    1. How long have you been in real estate? You want someone who knows what they are doing.
    2. 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.
    3. What’s your schedule? If they’re not full time, you need to know when they will be available.
    4. 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.
  6. Know the difference between a real estate agent, broker, and a REALTOR.
    1. Real Estate Agent – anyone licensed to sell property, usually completed 100 hours and passed an exam.
    2. Broker – one who continued his studies and hires agents to work under them
    3. 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.
  7. Mortgage shop – you won’t buy the first house you like, don’t settle with the first mortgage price you get.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.

 

Another happy client!!!

The Hanna Group closed a home today for a true 1st time home buyer!! I just love closing first time home buyers!! To see the excitement in their eyes is truly priceless… This particular closing meant a lot cause it was for my brother in law and sister!! Such an amazing family!! I am so happy for my niece’s and nephew (and upcoming nephew… I know it is a boy sis)… Truly an amazing home located in the Northwest part of town… 11181334_1137154182980957_6845011430747497519_n

They are truly so happy now that we are past all the hard work!! Buying  a home is not easy but when you have a Realtor that knows that they are doing it sure does make it much easier to deal with!! If you want to buy a new home and are 100% committed I WILL get you into a new home… Just look at how happy they are = )

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If you or anyone you know is thinking about buying or selling a home your referral would mean the world to me… 702-218-4585

DH