Don’t get me wrong, there are certainly scenarios when renting a home or an apartment might be best for your situation (bad credit, not planning on setting “roots” in Southern Nevada, etc.) but with the positives most likely outweighing the negatives….I have to ask, “Why are you still renting?”
My quick video above explains the numbers pretty clearly. Stop throwing your money away each and quit making your landlord rich! With interest rates remaining at record lows and rental prices rising, stop Renting! You can now have a mortgage payment at less than a monthly rent payment.
Take advantage of those record low interest rates, Mortgage Company lenient underwriting, Down Payment Assistant Programs, Tax Deductions and contact me today to get started!
Recently I had the pleasure of representing a Buyer for one of the condo units at The District located at Green Valley Ranch. That’s right, while a number of the buildings are occupied by businesses, a few actually have residential condominiums on the 2nd and 3rd Floors (88 residential units to be exact)! Besides the proximity to the Green Valley Ranch and all it offers, the amenities and advantages of living here are unbelievable! Rooftop Hot Tubs, Private Fitness Center, a Resident Library/Social Area, Subterranean Parking, along with a Concierge and 24 Hour Security makes for quite the unique living experience!
The District has also gone through some changes in the past six-months with new stores and restaurants. You can read all about it on the recent liveinhenderson.com blog here.
It’s a new year so of course a new year full of resolutions and goals to set. While it’s not as common as the standard “go to the gym more” or “quit smoking”, real estate should absolutely be discussed as a goal for the next twelve months.
Homeownership is something quite attainable — especially here in Las Vegas and Henderson — and if you’re currently renting, chances are you could own for less than what you’re paying in rent… not to mention the tax advantages home ownership provides.
Maybe your family is outgrowing the home you’re in now. Not enough space to relax, long bathroom lines in the morning, or too small of a backyard could make it time to consider a move. Looking for a bigger space for the family in a preferred school zone might be a perfect 2016 resolution.
Perhaps you’ve now become an empty-nester… could 2016 be the year you decide to sell your home because you have too much space? Time to downsize?
Luckily our winter climate here in Southern Nevada is pretty tame compared to the rest of the Country. Yes we get to freezing temperatures at night but those daytime highs of 50 degrees are hard to beat! It’s no wonder that tourism doesn’t seem to slow down during the winter here.
Which also means that there are opportunities to sell this time of year too.
As Top REALTORS® we work with Buyers and Sellers ALL YEAR LONG. There’s always a reason for real estate to be bought and sold everyday of every month. From looking to upsize/downsize, a job relocation, low interest rates, tax implications or 1031 exchanges, there are dozens of times when a winter real estate deal has to happen.
When listing a property with us during the winter months we’ve found that there isn’t much of a “Buyer Drop”. Our marketing efforts still bring the Buyers to the home. The same basics that we stress in the spring should be applied in the winter. Keep the home clean and in order, landscaping cared for, have it properly priced, and of course have your home listed by us.
A recent YAHOO REAL ESTATE Article contributed by Zillow supports my point that Buyers are looking all year long. Contact Us Today to get your free no-obligation market analysis of your home. Don’t wait and miss out on the opportunity to Sell!
You may wonder why you need a REALTOR when buying a home from the Builder (after all that Sales Agent at the Model Home was really nice), but Kandis & I come across multiple issues during the home building process. We stay on top of things that our Buying Clients could never have guessed would ever come up. Needless to say they’re glad they have us representing them…and at no cost!
Construction delays, outrageously overpriced lot premiums, removal of features, incorrect installation, upgraded items chosen that are no longer available are all situations that have come up and we’ve rectified with the Builder. In a few of these instances we had to renegotiate the sales price to help offset these issues. That’s right, new home prices are in fact negotiable!
Here are a few other things to keep in mind if considering buying a brand new home from a Builder:
Your Realtor has access to all of the New Home Communities that are either selling or that will be selling. It’s a New Home MLS similar to the resale housing MLS.
If you happen to drive by a New Home Community and decide to stop in, contact your Realtor before doing so. They’ll need to register you with the builder in order to act on your behalf. Remember, the Sales Agent at the home site represents the Builder/Seller.
Your Realtor will run the Active and Sold Comparable homes in the neighborhood to help give you a better sense of pricing for this new home product versus the surrounding resale homes.
There’s a lot of “behind the scenes” situations that come up throughout the building process. Is construction running on time? Does your Lender have everything they need? Did you pick out flooring within the allowed budget? Have you scheduled a day and time to sign your closing documents? Kandis & I help orchestrate and stay on top of these items during the 3-5 month construction period.
You don’t pay us. That’s right, the Builder does. Our help representing you, all of our behind the scenes work, all of our due diligence is paid by the Builder! We don’t charge you a penny!
If you haven’t already, be sure to checkout our video web series about moving into the new Lennar Aventine Community here.
Remember that whether you’re buying a New Home Build or a Resale Home, you need REALTORS that you can count on. We’re here for our clients and have their best interest in mind. The home buying process should be a happy and exciting time. We work to keep your frustration level at a minimum!
One more week of progress and it couldn’t come any sooner….this hotel life is getting really old! Luckily our new home and the Aventine community is nearing the home stretch. Since Episode 2 they’ve installed the drywall, door frames, and added the stucco to the exterior. It looks like a home! Check out the latest video and as always, contact us to BUY or SELL in Southern Nevada!
Week 2 of living with our family of four in a cramped hotel room while our home in the new Lennar Aventine Community in Henderson is nearing completion! Luckily in this last week they’ve wrapped the house prepping it for the stucco! Watch the video to see for yourself how it’s coming along as well as the details on the front and back balcony feature!
For more information on Buying in the Community, be sure to contact us today!
Alright, it’s been 1 week living in a hotel while our new home in Lennar’s Aventine is another week into construction. Check out the progress in the premiere VLOG episode showing a glimpse of the downstairs area! Be sure to contact us for more information on the Community!
What happens when you start selling new home construction in your Seven Hills area? You fall in love with the design, features, and price enough that you decide to move there too! This was the case for us with Lennar’s new Aventine community in the Seven Hills area of Henderson Nevada.
The only hiccup is that we sold our current home a bit faster than anticipated so we’ll be living in a hotel over the next 60 days until the house is done. A cramped hotel room for our family of four and our dog….makes for some great moments! We’ll be doing a weekly series on the progress of the home and all of it’s features. Below is the promo to check out!
Being a REALTOR® that holds a Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE) designation, I’ve helped many hard-shipped homeowners avoid foreclosure by representing them in a short sale. After all, Southern Nevada was arguably the hardest hit area in the Country when the housing bubble burst. Some property values decreased as much as 60% in less than a year! Combine that with record unemployment and it’s no wonder why many homeowners struggled through financial difficulty. While those successful short sales were bittersweet it did allow my Sellers to close a stress filled chapter in their lives.
Fast forward to 2015 and there are new loan programs available welcoming them back to homeownership! Traditional home loans are a reality in as little as 3 years from their short sale date! A recent MSN story is an example of this very situation (link below). While I’m sure it will meet with much criticism, the current guidelines, restrictions, and the thorough underwriting Lenders are practicing will determine who can actually qualify.
To get started, contact me so I can introduce you to my local preferred lender Brad Malkin with Noble Home Loans. He’s well versed and up-to-date with all things lending and has direct access to these loan programs.
Mike Rebarchick (702) 501-8726 or firstname.lastname@example.org