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Nov. 8, 2017

Las Vegas Homes For Sale | 5 Reasons Homeownership Makes ‘Cents’

Las Vegas Homes For Sale | 5 Reasons Homeownership Makes ‘Cents’

 

When looking for homes in Las Vegas consumers search for the latest listings using our local Las Vegas MLS (Multiple Listing Service). We understand that you have many choices and this is why we thrive by bringing excellence to your buying experience. Our website LasVegasFindaHome.com provides you with the latest listings including the most recent MLS houses for sale. You can save your favorite search and you can also subscribe to an email alert to receive automated real estate updates emailed directly to your mailbox.

We give you full access to the newest listings in Las Vegas including, foreclosures, auction properties, distressed properties, short sales , REO’s and private sales. 

When you’re looking for your dream home or an investment property, make sure you visit LasVegasFindaHome.com and allow us the opportunity to service your Real Estate needs.

Today, I want to touch on an important subject that affects all Home Buyers: 5 Reasons Homeownership Makes ‘Cents’

 

The American Dream of homeownership is alive and well. Recent reports show that the US homeownership rate has rebounded from recent lows and is headed in the right direction. The personal reasons to own differ for each buyer, but there are many basic similarities. 

Today we want to talk about the top 5 financial reasons you should own your own home.

 

1.- Homeownership is a form of forced savings – Paying your mortgage each month allows you to build equity in your home that you can tap into later in life for renovations, to pay off high-interest credit card debt, or even send a child to college. As a renter, you guarantee that your landlord is the person with that equity.

2.- Homeownership provides tax savings – One way to save on taxes is to own your own home. You may be able to deduct your mortgage interest, property taxes, and profits from selling your home, but make sure to always check with your accountant first to find out which tax advantages apply to you in your area.

3.- Homeownership allows you to lock in your monthly housing cost – When you purchase your home with a fixed-rate mortgage, you lock in your monthly housing cost for the next 5, 15, or 30 years. Interest rates have remained around 4% all year, marking some of the lowest rates in history. The value of your home will continue to rise with inflation, but your monthly costs will not.

4.- Buying a home is cheaper than renting – According to the latest report from Trulia, it is now 37.4% less expensive to buy a home of your own than to rent in the US. That number varies throughout the country but ranges from 6% cheaper in San Jose, CA to 57% cheaper in Detroit, MI.

5.- No other investment lets you live inside of it – You can choose to invest your money in gold or the stock market, but you will still need somewhere to live. In a home that you own, you can wake up every morning knowing that your investment is gaining value while providing you a safe place to live.

 

Bottom Line 

Before you sign another lease, let’s get together to help you better understand all your options.

 

Source.. KCM Bill & Fran Jenkins Blog

 

To purchase your dream home or a great foreclosure property, is about being educated, thorough and patient with the process. The most important aspect of finding the perfect home is working with a real estate agent who is highly skilled in negotiation and understanding of your expectations!

For more information or assistance to help you find a home in the Las Vegas and Henderson area please call us at 702–845–8540.    

 

 

Posted in Henderson, Las Vegas
Nov. 1, 2017

Las Vegas MLS Houses for Sale | Thinking About Buying? Know Your Credit Score

Las Vegas MLS Houses for Sale | Thinking About Buying? Know Your Credit Score

 

When looking for homes in Las Vegas consumers search for the latest listings using our local Las Vegas MLS (Multiple Listing Service). We understand that you have many choices and this is why we thrive by bringing excellence to your buying experience. Our website LasVegasFindaHome.com provides you with the latest listings including the most recent MLS houses for sale. You can save your favorite search and you can also subscribe to an email alert to receive automated real estate updates emailed directly to your mailbox.

We give you full access to the newest listings in Las Vegas including, foreclosures, auction properties, distressed properties, short sales , REO’s and private sales. 

When you’re looking for your dream home or an investment property, make sure you visit LasVegasFindaHome.com and allow us the opportunity to service your Real Estate needs.

Today, I want to touch on an important subject that affects all Home Buyers: Thinking About Buying? Know Your Credit Score

 

Knowing your credit score or getting a recent copy of your credit report is one of the first steps that you can take toward knowing how ready you are to start the home buying process. 

Make sure all the information listed on your report is accurate and work to correct any mistakes. The higher your credit score, the more likely you will be to receive a better interest rate for your mortgage, which will translate into more ‘home for your money.’ 

Many potential buyers believe that they need a 750 FICO® Score or higher to be able to purchase a home. The truth is that according to Ellie Mae’s Origination Report, over 53% of loans were approved with a FICO® score under 750 last month!

 

Here are some tips for improving your credit score: 

*Make payments, including rent, credit cards, and car loans, on time.

*Keep your spending to no more than 30% of your limit on credit cards.

*Pay down high-balance credit cards to lower balances, and consider balance transfers to free up credit.

*Check for errors on your credit report and work toward fixing them.

*Shop for mortgage rates within a 30-day period — too many spread-out inquiries can lower your score.

*Work with a credit counselor or a lender to improve your score.

 

Once you know your score, your next step will be finding a lender and getting pre-approved for a mortgage. Doing this will ensure that you know your budget before you start looking for your dream home.

 

Source.. KCM Bill & Fran Jenkins Blog

 

To purchase your dream home or a great foreclosure property, is about being educated, thorough and patient with the process. The most important aspect of finding the perfect home is working with a real estate agent who is highly skilled in negotiation and understanding of your expectations!

For more information or assistance to help you find a home in the Las Vegas and Henderson area please call us at 702–845–8540.   

 

 

Posted in Henderson, Las Vegas
Oct. 25, 2017

Las Vegas Henderson | The #1 Reason to List Your House, NOW!

Las Vegas Henderson | The #1 Reason to List Your House, NOW!

Did you know that you can find condos, highrise condos, townhomes, and investment properties real estate listings quickly and with very little effort by visiting our website www.LasVegasFindaHome.com Our easy-to-use home search tools allow you to search the latest listings and give you access to all the homes available for sale in Las Vegas Nevada. 

LasVegasFindAHome.com is your complete Las Vegas real estate guide that will find your dream home quickly and accurately.

Today, I would like to talk directly to sellers, and "The #1 Reason to List Your House in Las Vegas Henderson NOW!"

 

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) released the results of their latest Existing Home Sales Report which revealed that sales rose 0.7% month-over-month, but remain 1.5% lower than they were a year ago. Some may look at these numbers and think that now is not a good time to sell their house, but in fact, the opposite is true. 

The national slowdown in sales is directly tied to a lack of inventory available for the buyers who are out in the market looking for their dream homes! The inventory of homes for sale has fallen year-over-year for the last 28 months and has had an upward impact on home prices. 

NAR’s Chief Economist Lawrence Yun had this to say, 

“Home sales in recent months remain at their lowest level of the year and are unable to break through, despite considerable buyer interest in most parts of the country. 

Realtors® this fall continue to say the primary impediments stifling sales growth are the same as they have been all year: not enough listings – especially at the lower end of the market – and fast-rising prices that are straining the budgets of prospective buyers.” (emphasis added)

The houses that are on the market are selling fast, too! According to NAR’s Realtors Confidence Index, the median number of days it took for a house to go from listed to under contract over the past three months was 34.

 

Bottom Line 

If you are one of the many homeowners who is debating listing your house for sale this year, the time is now! Let’s get together to discuss the specifics of our market!

 

Source.. KCM Bill & Fran Jenkins Blog

 

Bill & Fran Jenkins and their team are devoted true professionals. They are committed to keeping you informed through regular, detailed communication through the whole process. The Jenkins use the latest technology to provide you with daily updates, price reductions and the best buys in Las Vegas Nevada.

If you are ready to hire an imaginative, passionate, confident real estate consultant to help you sell or buy a home in Las Vegas Nevada, call Bill Jenkins @ 702–845–8540  

 

 

Posted in Henderson, Las Vegas
Oct. 18, 2017

Short Sale Experts - Las Vegas and Henderson / 5 Reasons to Hire a Real Estate Professional When Buying or Selling!

Short Sale Experts - Las Vegas and Henderson / 5 Reasons to Hire a Real Estate Professional When Buying or Selling!

 

In today’s market keeping up with the changes in short sales, lender approval options, short sale contract stipulations and negotiations on behalf of the seller has become a necessity if you want success in your short sale 

Staying on top of new regulations, documentation and negotiation practices to represent sellers, should be an important condition before you hire the professional who will represent you in your short sale 

I would like to invite to our FREE Consultation and discuss your current situation about your short sale options 

Today I would like to speak to you about  5 Reasons to Hire a Real Estate Professional When Buying or Selling!

 

Whether you are buying or selling a home it can be quite an adventurous journey, which is why you need an experienced real estate professional to guide you on the path to your ultimate goal. In this world of instant gratification and internet searches, many sellers think that they can For Sale by Owner or FSBO. 

The 5 reasons you NEED a real estate professional in your corner haven’t changed, but have rather been strengthened by the projections of higher mortgage interest rates & home prices as the market continues to pick up steam.

 

1. What do you do with all this paperwork? 

Each state has different regulations regarding the contracts required for a successful sale, and these regulations are constantly changing. A true real estate professional is an expert in his or her market and can guide you through the stacks of paperwork necessary to make your dream a reality.

 

2. Ok, so you found your dream house, now what? 

There are over 180 possible steps that need to take place during every successful real estate transaction. Don’t you want someone who has been there before, someone who knows what these actions are, to make sure that you achieve your dream?

 

3. Are you a good negotiator? 

So maybe you’re not convinced that you need an agent to sell your home. After looking at the list of parties that you will need to be prepared to negotiate with, you’ll soon realize the value in selecting a real estate professional. From the buyer (who wants the best deal possible), to the home inspection companies, to the appraiser, there are at least 11 different people who you will need to be knowledgeable of, and answer to, during the process.

 

4. What is the home you’re buying/selling really worth? 

It is important for your home to be priced correctly from the start to attract the right buyers and shorten the amount of time that it’s on the market. You need someone who is not emotionally connected to your home to give you the truth as to your home’s value. According to the National Association of REALTORS, “the typical FSBO home sold for $185,000 compared to $245,000 among agent-assisted home sales.” 

Get the most out of your transaction by hiring a professional.

 

5. Do you know what’s really going on in the market? 

There is so much information out there on the news and the internet about home sales, prices, and mortgage rates; how do you know what’s going on specifically in your area? Who do you turn to in order to competitively, and correctly, price your home at the beginning of the selling process? How do you know what to offer on your dream home without paying too much, or offending the seller with a lowball offer? 

Dave Ramsey, the financial guru, advises: 

“When getting help with money, whether it’s insurance, real estate or investments, you should always look for someone with the heart of a teacher, not the heart of a salesman.”

Hiring an agent who has his or her finger on the pulse of the market will make your buying or selling experience an educated one. You need someone who is going to tell you the truth, not just what they think you want to hear.

 

Bottom Line 

You wouldn’t replace the engine in your car without a trusted mechanic. Why would you make one of the most important financial decisions of your life without hiring a real estate professional?

 

Source.. KCM Bill & Fran Jenkins Blog

 

Bill and Fran Jenkins are short sale experts, they bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise about buying and selling real estate in Las Vegas and Henderson. It’s not the same when you need an approval for a short sale, you need someone you can trust for up-to-date information. Someone who knows the area and knows how to negotiate and close short sales.

Contact us: 

Nevada Realty Connection

170 S. Green Valley PKWY Suite 300

Henderson, NV 89012

Bill Jenkins: (702) 845–8540

Fran Jenkins: (702) 860–5432  

 

 

Posted in Henderson, Las Vegas
Oct. 11, 2017

Las Vegas MLS | Builder Offering to Pay Off Student Loans for Buyers

Las Vegas MLS | Builder Offering to Pay Off Student Loans for Buyers 

 

When looking for homes in Las Vegas, consumers search for the latest listings using our local Las Vegas MLS (Multiple Listing Service). We understand that you have many choices and this is why we thrive by bringing excellence to your buying experience. Our website LasVegasFindaHome.com provides you with the latest listings including the most recent MLS houses for sale. You can save your favorite search and you can also subscribe to an email alert to receive automated real estate updates emailed directly to your mailbox.

We give you full access to the newest listings in Las Vegas including, foreclosures, auction properties, distressed properties, short sales , REO’s and private sales. 

When you’re looking for your dream home or an investment property, make sure you visit LasVegasFindaHome.com and allow us the opportunity to service your Real Estate needs.

Today, I want to touch on about  an important subject: Builder Offering to Pay Off Student Loans for Buyers 

 

Millennials are on track to become the most educated generation in history. This means they are also the generation with the most student debt. Depending on the type of degree earned, as well as the prestige of the institution attended, there are some millennials who graduate college with what equates to a mortgage payment.

For those first-time buyers, and even some move-up buyers, who took advantage of the First-Time Homebuyer Tax Credit in 2008, there is an interesting program being introduced by Lennar Home Builders and Eagle Home Mortgage.

“Borrowers with Eagle Home Mortgage’s Student Loan Debt Mortgage Program can direct up to 3% of the purchase price (up to $13,000) to pay their student loans when they buy a new home from Lennar, one of the nation’s largest homebuilders. The contribution doesn’t directly increase the purchase price of the home or add to the balance of the loan.”

The program allows borrowers, whose credit and income requirements qualify, to put down as low as 3% and have a maximum loan amount of $424,100. At the time of closing, Lennar contributes up to 3% to pay down student loans incurred while attending universities, colleges, community colleges, trade schools and other certificate-granting programs.

Jimmy Timmons, President of Eagle Home Mortgage, gave more context about the reasons behind the creation of the program,

“Americans are more burdened than ever by student loans, with $1.3 trillion in outstanding student loans spread out among 42 million borrowers.  

Particularly with millennial buyers, people who want to buy a home of their own are not feeling as though they can move forward. Our program is designed to relieve some of that burden and remove that barrier to owning a home.”

According to the Wall Street Journal, “housing observers said other builders are likely to look to mimic the program, which could help lure more of the critical first-time-buyer segment into home purchases.”

 

Bottom Line

If you are one of the many millennials who may have delayed purchasing your first home, or feel stuck in a house that no longer fits your needs, there are programs and options available to help you achieve your dream!

 

Source.. KCM Bill & Fran Jenkins Blog

 

To purchase your dream home or a great foreclosure property, is about being educated, thorough and patient with the process. The most important aspect of finding the perfect home is working with a real estate agent who is highly skilled in negotiation and understanding of your expectations!

For more information or assistance to help you find a home in the Las Vegas and Henderson area please call us at 702–845–8540.

 

 

Posted in Las Vegas
Oct. 6, 2017

Henderson - Las Vegas Nevada / The Mortgage Process: What You Need to Know [INFOGRAPHIC]

Henderson - Las Vegas Nevada / The Mortgage Process: What You Need to Know [INFOGRAPHIC]

 

You can find condos, highrise condos, townhomes, and investment properties real estate listings quickly and with very little effort by visiting our website www.LasVegasFindaHome.com Our easy-to-use home search tools allow you to search the latest listings and give you access to all the homes available for sale in Las Vegas Nevada. 

LasVegasFindAHome.com is your complete Las Vegas real estate guide that will find your dream home quickly and accurately.

 

Today, I would like to talk to you about The Mortgage Process: What You Need to Know

 

Some Highlights:

* Many buyers are purchasing a home with a down payment as little as 3%.

* You may already qualify for a loan, even if you don’t have perfect credit.

* Take advantage of the knowledge of your local professionals who are there to help you determine how much you can afford.

 

Source.. KCM Bill & Fran Jenkins Blog

 

Bill & Fran Jenkins and their team are devoted true professional. They are committed to keeping you informed through regular, detailed communication through the whole process. The jenkins use the latest technology to provide you with daily updates, price reductions and the best buys in Las Vegas Nevada.

If you are ready to hire an imaginative, passionate, confident real estate consultant to help you sell or buy a home in Las Vegas Nevada, call Bill Jenkins @ 702–845–8540  

 

 

Posted in Henderson, Las Vegas
Oct. 2, 2017

Henderson - Las Vegas Nevada / Which Homes Have Increased in Value the Most?

Henderson - Las Vegas Nevada / Which Homes Have Increased in Value the Most? 

 

Home sellers have lots of options when is time to sell their properties, however there is no magic formula that will guarantee in achieving the best and highest price possible for their homes. This is why I like to partner with my clients to guide them through the complexities of selling their homes. I assembled a team of true professionals with experience, dedication and strong communication skills to help ensure a successful and profitable sale of your home.

 

Today I want to bring a very important point that relates to the sale of your home, Which Homes Have Increased in Value the Most?

 

Home values have risen dramatically over the last twelve months. The latest Existing Home Sales Report from the National Association of Realtors puts the annual increase in the median existing-home price at 5.6%. CoreLogic, in their most recent Home Price Index Report, revealed that national home prices have increased by 6.7% year-over-year. 

CoreLogic broke appreciation down ever further into four price ranges which gives a more detailed view than simply looking at the year-over-year increases of the national median home price.

The chart below shows the four tiers and each one’s growth from July 2016 to July 2017 (the latest data available).

It is important to pay attention to how prices are changing in your local market. The location of your home is not the only factor in determining how much it has appreciated over the course of the last year. Lower priced homes have appreciated at greater rates than homes at the upper ends of the spectrum, due to demand from first-time home buyers and baby boomers looking to downsize.

 

Bottom Line

If you are planning on listing your home for sale in today’s market, let’s get together to go over exactly what’s going on in your area and your price range.

 

Source.. KCM Bill & Fran Jenkins Blog

 

We know that technology alone won’t sell your home. Face-to-face interaction provides the advantage to sell your home-and you won’t have to worry about a thing. The details will be handled with care and constant communication, to ensure the marketing and sale of your home go smoothly.

Let’s get started and find the actual value of your property by visiting My Las Vegas Home Value and/or call Bill Jenkins directly to 702–845–8540 

 

 

Posted in Henderson, Las Vegas
Feb. 16, 2017

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