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More Home Buyers Qualifying for a Home Loan, Good News for Real Estate Market:

Now that seven years have passed since the beginning of the housing market meltdown in 2007, home owners who lost their home to foreclosure or short sale, can now qualify for a home loan. Real estate analytics company RealtyTrac says the Las Vegas metropolitan area should benefit from the resurrection of “boomerang buyers.” They represent […]

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The Pros and Cons of Guard Gated Communities

There are several Pros and Cons to buying a home in a Guard Gated Community. A guard gated community has many benefits, but may not be for everyone. There are nice homes in Las Vegas located in safe neighborhoods, but many are located on the outskirts of the city. However, there are some hidden communities […]

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Las Vegas leads all cities with 24.9 percent home-price gain – By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — U.S. home prices rose 12.1 percent in June from a year earlier with Las Vegas leading all cities with a 24.9 percent gain. But month-over-month price gains slowed in most markets, a sign that higher mortgage rates may weigh on the housing recovery. The Standard &Poor’s/Case-Shiller […]

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Home Buyer Traffic Increases in September:

Residential Real Estate Purchase activity has picked up in September.  Buyers who sat on the sidelines this summer expecting prices to fall even further have come back in the market.  The record low interest rates and low prices has motivated buyers to start buying again before rates go back up.  I have seen many cases where […]

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Selecting the Right Las Vegas Realtor for the Job

Before you decide on any Las Vegas realtor to assist you in buying or selling a home you should talk with a few agents first to find the right one to suit your specific needs. To do this, get recommendations from family, friends or neighbors and find out whose name keep coming up in conversation. […]

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What to Look for in a Good Las Vegas Realtor

Look for a Las Vegas realtor with experience. The real estate business is a profession with a high turnover. This means you’re likely to find many newcomers within the workforce and while a new realtor may come armed with ambition and good intentions, do you really want to trust what could potentially be one of […]

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The Las Vegas Realtor Commission

A good Las Vegas realtor means more than just someone that provides you with the latest from the Multiple Listing Service (MLS), takes you around to view available homes or sticks a “For Sale” sign on your front lawn if you’re selling. You need someone who will take the time to sit down with you, […]

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How to Find a Reliable Las Vegas Realtor

The process of buying or selling a home can often be a little scary. After all it’s a huge investment that represents a lot of hard work and money. So working with a reliable realtor is important. Most people don’t understand the complexities involved in buying or selling a home and having a reliable Las […]

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Are You Ready for a Lower Mortgage Payment?

Are you or someone you know considering a foreclosure? You may want to consider a short sale to save your credit! Loan Modification Verses Refinance Verses Short Sale: What is the best option for you? Loan modifications are becoming easier to obtain, but still require a “financial hardship”.  This could be defined simply as loss of income.  […]

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Foreclosures

What is a Foreclosure? A foreclosure is defined as the legal process by which an owner’s right to a property is terminated, usually due to default. Typically, a foreclosure will involve a forced sale of the property at a public auction with the proceeds being applied to the mortgage debt. Timeline of a Foreclosure What […]

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