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Dec. 1, 2022

LAS VEGAS MILLION DOLLAR HOMESFOR SALE | 5 Tips To Buying A Home During The Holidays

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, we'll talk about 5 Tips To Buying A Home During The Holidays

 

 

#1  Applying for a Mortgage First is More Important than Ever

You should first apply for mortgage preapproval. This helps you move quickly when making an offer because it provides you a precise sense of what price range you should be searching in.

The most important activity a buyer can take to guarantee a successful transaction is to get preapproved for a home loan.  With interest rates fluctuating often, it's crucial to know how much house you can afford and what it would mean for your purchasing power if rates rise while you're looking for a home.

 

#2 Less Competition -

The same problems that make relocating during the holidays difficult also deter individuals from looking for homes during that period. While there may be fewer properties on the market, there are also fewer homebuyers, so any home that meets your needs should face less competition.

 

#3 Sellers Are More Motivated During the Holidays  - 

Moving during the holidays is seldom a fun experience for either homebuyers or sellers. People who are selling their homes over the holidays probably have strong motivation to do so. Perhaps they need to move for a new career, or maybe they need to sell their house before the year is over since it has been on the market for a while. You have a lot of leverage to negotiate a lower price when you combine motivated sellers with fewer competitors.

#4 Expect Lower Prices 

A general lack of housing has contributed to the sharp rise in home prices. But historically, December is the month with the lowest property prices, in part because of the factors mentioned above. Although there is no assurance that the pattern will continue this year, it is still worthwhile to examine the costs in our local market where it fits your plans.

 

#5 Motivated Agents

Real estate agents are working with fewer clients since the housing market is less active. They have more time to focus on your issue, and since there aren't as many opportunities for them to make a sales commission, you'll get their full attention to make your transaction as smooth as possible 

 

Always consult with your real estate agent about your home inspection results and the options you have inside the sales contract that you've signed. 

 

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
Nov. 23, 2022

LAS VEGAS MILLION DOLLAR HOMESFOR SALE | What is the Credit Scoring Process When You Purchase a Home?

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, we'll talk about What is the Credit Scoring Process When You Purchase a Home?

 

 

A technique known as "credit scoring" is used by lenders to assist them decide whether to grant you credit and how much to charge you for when you first apply.

 

When you apply for a mortgage, the lender or creditor will request your Equifax, Experian, or Trans-Union credit report and score.

They will obtain your reports and ratings from all three. Your "credit worthiness" is determined by comparing your credit history to a formula known as the Fair Isaac Model. Fair Isaac calculates your score based on a number of parameters, including: your history of paying bills on time, the type and quantity of accounts you have, late payments, debt collection efforts, unpaid balances, and account ages.

Your FICO® score is the result of those calculations as a whole. The bulk of FICO® scores fall in the 600s and 700s, however scores can vary from 300 to 850. A FICO® score of 720 or higher can earn you an even better mortgage rate, saving you thousands of dollars. A score of 700 or above will get you a very good rate. You will have a very tough time acquiring a loan if your credit score is below 580, therefore you should work to raise it prior to thinking about purchasing a home

 

It takes time to fix errors on a credit report in order to raise a credit score, and you are responsible for fixing any errors that might be present. To achieve this, you must routinely request copies of your credit report, get in touch with the major credit reporting agencies, and send letters of protest to any inaccurate information.

Did you know that there is a Federal law that requires each of the three nationwide consumer credit reporting companies - 

Equifax, Experian and TransUnion - to give you a free credit report every 12 months if you just ask for it.

How can you order your free annual credit reports?

The three nationwide credit bureaus have a centralized website, toll-free telephone number, and mailing address, so you can order your free annual reports in one place. 

Do not contact the three nationwide credit bureaus individually. The following are the only ways to order your free credit reports:

 

You can visit AnnualCreditReport.com and follow directions

If you prefer, you can call 1-877-322-8228

Or you can complete a written Annual Credit Report Request Form and mail it to:

Annual Credit Report Request Service

P.O. Box 105281

Atlanta, GA 30348-5281

 

Only one website: www.AnnualCreditReport.com — is authorized to fill orders for the free annual credit report you are entitled to under law.

 

When you are ready to explore possibilities to purchase your next home, 

Give me a call for guidance to obtain a list of approved mortgage lenders who are willing to help you with the best rates possible.

 

Always consult with your real estate agent about your home inspection results and the options you have inside the sales contract that you've signed. 

 

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
Nov. 16, 2022

LAS VEGAS MILLION DOLLAR HOMESFOR SALE | 4 Important Facts To Consider When Selling a House in a Down Market

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, we'll talk about 4 Important Facts To Consider When Selling a House in a Down Market

 

 

It is evident that the real estate market has down in the last months of 2022. This does not imply, however, that homes are not selling.

 

Here are some key areas to concentrate on if you're trying to sell your house hoping for the best results.

 

1. Showcase your house at its best.

Always pay attention to how your property is set up and displayed to potential buyers. With a smaller pool of potential buyers and a wide range of options, it's essential to make sure you take every possible step to make your property stand out from the competition. Your extra efforts to present your house at its best could really make a difference.

 

2. Establish the right price expectations

In the current market conditions, it is essential to start with a reasonable listing price.

 

Homebuyers currently have a wide range of options and do not feel particularly rushed to make a decision. If they think your property is overvalued, they might pass it up in favor to a better deal. Even with an aggressive marketing campaign, the right price is the most important factor when buying a home.

 

In a sluggish market, "chasing the market down" might be a dangerous approach when selling a home. This occurs when a homeowner initially sets their pricing expectation too high and after some time passes without a sale being made, the seller lowers their price to a more reasonable amount. However, the market has now declined even further, making the recently revised price still too high to achieve a sale.

The best approach is to be confident with your listing price from the very beginning...this market is not forgiving for overpriced listings. 

 

3. Apply quality and professional marketing to your listing.

Quality marketing is always crucial, no matter what the state of the market may be. It is also even more important to your outcome if the market is cooling off. When buyers have a variety of listings to choose from, it is paramount for your property to stand out. The investment your listing agent makes for all the marketing efforts to sell your house, has to be substantial and focused.

 If your house does not sell in a reasonable time... the momentum drops and buyers may begin to believe that there is a problem with the house, maybe overpriced, or has many costly defects. 

 

4. Choose the best agent

Most sellers would probably agree that working with a real estate agent that can connect with all possible buyers is crucial when the market is slow.

You'll need someone with experience with plenty of resources that provides proven results, a great marketer across all media platforms, and a strong negotiator. This is the time when a real estate agent's professional services pays off.  The agent you choose will affect whether your property sells or stay stagnated in the market attracting only low bids. 

 

Despite the fact that some sellers may find the real estate market to be a little gloomy and depressing, it is important to keep in mind that buyers and seller always have a need to move, not because of the market but for personal reasons. 

 

Always consult with your real estate agent about your home inspection results and the options you have inside the sales contract that you've signed. 

 

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
Nov. 10, 2022

LAS VEGAS MILLION DOLLAR HOMESFOR SALE | 5 Reasons Why You Should Hire a Real Estate Agent

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, we'll talk about 5 Reasons Why You Should Hire a Real Estate Agent

 

Clients occasionally question me, "Why should we employ a real estate agent?," given the wealth of information that is easily available online, they legitimately ponder whether they couldn't buy or sell a home by just using the Internet and bypassing the hiring of a real estate agent altogether. 

Here are five reasons why it is crucial to have a professional on your side when you are buying or selling a home. 

 

 

#1 Knowledge of the local area

Agents either have first-hand knowledge of your neighborhood or know where to look for it. In addition to identifying similar sales and providing you with this information, they can also lead you to further sources of information on demographics, crime, and schools. An agent's knowledge could be the reason that will keep you from buying the wrong house.

 

#2 Business Networking

Real estate agents collaborate with a variety of experts, many of whom offer the services you'll need to buy or sell a home. Due to potential legal repercussions, many agents will be reluctant to suggest one person or business over another, but they do know which vendors have a track record for effectiveness, competence, and affordable prices. The value of your agent's professional relationships could save you thousands of dollars during your transactions.

 

#3 Negotiations

Whether a client is a buyer or a seller, getting the best outcome for them is of the utmost importance to real estate brokers. For the purpose of negotiating rates and making the best choice, they gather all the data about the neighborhood market and present a compelling case to the other side. 

A good real estate agent working by your side, could be the difference to the final numbers. 

Your agents will always represent your best possible outcome... That's called fiduciary service, to which, they are obligated to give you based on their own license regulations from the state they represent.

 

#4 Contract Management Can Be Difficult

The offer to purchase contract is meant to safeguard you and make sure you can back out of the arrangement if certain requirements aren't met if you decide to buy or sell a home. For instance, if you want to purchase a home using a mortgage but neglect to include finance as a condition of the sale and aren't approved for the mortgage, you risk losing your down payment and potentially facing legal action from the seller for breach of contract. An experienced professional real estate agent knows the conditions should be used, when they may be safely removed, and how to utilize the contract to protect you.

Whether you're buying or selling your home, it pays to be represented by a professional real estate agent. 

 

#5 Risks of Legal Exposure

A property sale involves a lot of legal documentation, all of which needs to be performed appropriately by a professional. The seller's disclosures are among the most crucial components. All home sellers have a responsibility to disclose any circumstances that materially impacts the value or desirability of the property. If a seller fails to make the appropriate disclosures, they may be held accountable for fraud, carelessness, or breach of contract.

You need someone to advise you properly prior to facing a situation that exposes you financially. Knowledge is the best shield for legal exposure. 

 

It doesn't have to be difficult to find the right real estate agent for you. All you have to do is call me, and I'll take care of all the details. 

 

Always consult with your real estate agent about your home inspection results and the options you have inside the sales contract that you've signed. 

 

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
Nov. 3, 2022

LAS VEGAS MILLION DOLLAR HOMESFOR SALE | 5 Crucial Updates and Repairs Prior to Listing Your Home For Sale

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, we'll talk about 5 Crucial Updates and Repairs Prior to Listing Your Home For Sale

 

It takes a lot of work to get your house ready to sell. Furthermore, you will have a variety of decisions to make.   

The first thing you should consider after deciding to sell your house is how to increase its marketability.  You'll need to make some preparations, updates and repairs to your house prior to selling it. 

How do you know what repairs/updates to make on your home? 

It all boils down to the expected worth after improvements and the present market value of your home.

 

The 5 most important updates and repairs prior to listing your home for sale

 

 

 

1) Start in the kitchen.

Inside the kitchen  is the space where you spend the most time. A modern kitchen is a top priority for everyone. And although some purchasers are prepared to make renovations to turn their new house into their ideal home, others are expecting a move-in ready home to buy.

 

What specifically are homebuyers looking for inside a kitchen? They desire a well-designed, roomy, and well-organized cooking area. Talk to your real estate specialist about whether you should replace the hardware, countertops, and fixtures or even knock down a wall to make the room larger if yours appears small, adding more storage will also bring more value.

 

2) Paint Is Important

It will be necessary to conceal any significant flaws in the paint work on your walls, The ability of a prospective buyer to visualize themselves in the space is of utmost importance, and the clarity of that vision is greatly influenced by the cleanliness of the walls. Neutral colors are excellent when repainting with the intention of selling. However, it doesn't follow that everything starts and ends in white. Numerous neutral hues are available, including a selection of calming gray tones that might be just what they're looking for.

 

3) Bathrooms Are Important Too! 

What is the second-most-used room in any house? Of course, the bathroom! Even though bathrooms aren't typically used for attractive things, we all prefer it when they look nice while we are using it.

Before selling, your objective is to make it appear as big, brilliant, and as clean as you can. Remember: Cleanliness sells! 

 

4) Update the outside.

The exterior of your property is important because it creates a first impression. Have you ever seen an internet listing and eagerly drive to the house, only to turn around and continue driving after noticing the neglected exterior?  

There are many ways you can improve the exterior of a house. Start with flower beds, trim bushes and perform any small repairs that your house exterior needs...specially around the front door.

 

5) Put Clutter in Storage

It is necessary to emphasize that hiding your home's positive attributes beneath mountains of junk can make it more difficult for a buyer to fall in love with your house. Anything you won't be using in the coming months, such as old toys, seasonal apparel or sports equipment, or Christmas decorations, should be packed up and sent to a storage facility. While you're at it, look over your furniture and get rid of any items that don't look quite right or are crowding  the space of your home.

 

Always consult with your real estate agent about your home inspection results and the options you have inside the sales contract that you've signed. 

 

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. 26, 2022

LAS VEGAS MILLION DOLLAR HOMESFOR SALE | Ten Reasons Why Purchasing a Home in 2023 Could Be Better Than Ever!

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, we'll talk about Ten Reasons Why Purchasing a Home in 2023 Could Be Better Than Ever!  

 

 

 

Reason #1 The "2/1 Buydown" Program 

Interest rates were at historic lows just a few months ago. Rates have now increased, making it very difficult for new homebuyers to proceed in purchasing their dream homes. 

Despite interest rates being substantially higher than before, there are still opportunities to buy a home today. As you know, increased interest rates translate into increased monthly payments. This is why a brand-new lending program is now available that can help you buy a home at a much lower interest rate. You can get a fixed-rate loan with a 2/1 Buydown, which lowers the current interest rate by 2% in the first year and by 1% in the second.

This program has a premium that can be paid by the seller, allowing you to buy a home with a rate of 2% LESS what others pay!

 

Reason  #2 Price Bargaining

How crucial is it for a real estate agent to negotiate? Extremely. A buyer's agent is going to help you purchase the home at a reasonable price. In the new market conditions, the negotiating angle has once again transferred to the buyers. You can make a lower offer, and they may accept it! 

 

Reason  #3 Seller-Paid Closing Costs

Some sellers are ago, being forced into accepting contracts where they will pay all the closing costs of the buyer(s)

 

Reason  #4 Home Inspection Negotiations

Did you know that a few months ago houses were being sold “AS IS” without home inspections? Not anymore!

 

Let’s have a home inspection and ask the sellers to fix & repair as needed …no questions asked!

 

Reason #5 Appraisal Contingency

Did you know that a few months ago houses were being sold without appraisal contingencies?

The bank or financial institution providing the loan requires an appraisal report to determine the actual value of the house and set the loan amount. If the appraisal of the property comes lower, you're stuck with paying the difference. Not any longer. Buying a home should always be protected by an appraisal contingency. You can now buy it with confidence and peace of mind.

 

Reason  #6 Financing Contingency

A mortgage contingency – also known as a financing contingency or a loan contingency – is a clause that allows buyers to cancel the contract of the home purchase without penalty and receive a refund of their earnest money deposit if they're unable to secure a mortgage. Of course when you are competing with 10, 15 other offers, some buyers were exposing themselves by sending an offer without a financing contingency. Guess what? -- That is not the case now! 

 

Reason  #7 Home Warranty

If you find a house you like, and the seller isn't offering a home-warranty, you can request it as a part of your offer to purchase or walk away...Sellers aren't obligated to agree, but now that the market has changed, they will most likely grant you this provision, no questions asked! 

 

Reason  #8 Relax, Take Your Time.

Just a few months ago, some savvy buyers were sending their offers as fast as the listing became active. Buyers did not have the luxury to fully consider buying the home because they were in the middle of a bidding war. Not any longer, relax, take your time to consider if that house is the one for you. No need to rush.

 

Reason  #9 “I Need To Sell Before I Can Buy”

This protects buyers who need the cash proceeds from the sale of their existing home to be able to afford a new home. With this clause, if the buyer needs to sell their current home first by the deadline indicated in the contract, but they cannot find a buyer, they can escape the real estate contract. This is called: HOUSE SALE CONTINGENCY

A few months ago, sellers would laugh at this type of offer...not anymore!

 

Reason  #10 More Inventory

Current inventory levels in our area are directly affected by rising interest rates. This allows for inventory levels to rise, meaning that you will have more choices when searching for a home in today's market.

 

To recap, 

There are more properties available for purchase, plus there is less competition than in the spring and early summer, when more buyers are looking. Therefore, there is a higher chance that you will find a great deal at the end of 2022 and the first few months of 2023, which could be the best opportunity to buy a home today. 

 

Always consult with your real estate agent about your home inspection results and the options you have inside the sales contract that you've signed. 

 

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. 20, 2022

LAS VEGAS MILLION DOLLAR HOMESFOR SALE | Buying Your First Home in 7 Steps

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, we'll talk about Buying Your First Home in 7 Steps:

 

Few experiences in life are as nerve-wracking as buying your first home. Learning about a variety of professionals that are needed, such as the mortgage, real estate, inspection, appraisal, title, and insurance industries, is part of the knowledge required to purchase your first house. Choosing your new home can be difficult as well. This article will offer you a comprehensive overview of the home buying process and assist in easing any anxiety you may be experiencing as you go through it for the first time.

 

 

7 Steps for Purchasing Your First Home

 

 

 

 

#1 Preparing your Finances.

You must decide how you will pay for a home before you can buy one. Unless you have a lot of cash, you will undoubtedly require a mortgage to pay for your first property.

 

Although it might seem obvious, every REALTOR® has encountered buyers who email them a list of properties before they have given this process a second consideration. Yes, that does occur. Before tackling their finances, people prefer to start house hunting. I also understand that looking at home is more enjoyable than going through a qualification process.  

 

Smart First Time Home Buyers find first a qualified mortgage lender who is easy to work with, comprehends your mortgage options, and communicates properly. It is crucial to pick someone qualified, knowledgeable, and professional because you will be engaging with them frequently when you are under contract to buy a home.

#2 Choosing a REALTOR®

As a brand-new home buyer, a REALTOR® is your best resource. They are the professional who is involved in your transaction the most. They organize every aspect of your transaction to make sure that everything is properly documented, delivered on schedule, and processed. Additionally, they will be familiar with local market information that will enable you to make informed decisions about your property purchase.

#3 Decide Your Price Range

Determine your price range is smart, before looking at homes online, you must complete this step prior to falling in love with houses you cannot afford.

 

Deciding how much debt you are willing to accept when purchasing a home is a very important step for you… apply caution. Simply because you have been given permission to spend a certain amount by your lender, does not necessarily mean you need to accept it. Consider your budget to decide the monthly spending limit you feel comfortable with, then work backwards from there. Everybody leads a unique lifestyle.

#4 Let’s Begin looking for a home!

Most home buyers find that looking for a home is considerably more enjoyable than figuring out financing or finding a REALTOR®.

 

It all starts on the Internet. You could start by limiting your search location if you are unfamiliar with the neighborhoods where you want to buy a house. You should spend time researching schools, crime rates, community amenities, and accessibility to shopping. Furthermore, you can compile your top listings and schedule a time with your REALTOR®.  It's advisable to limit your viewing to 5–6 each day. When you view too many properties at once, all the details inevitably become muddled, and it complicates your home search. Follow your agent’s advice on this. They know the right formula to find that beautiful home you are looking for.

 

#5: Presenting an Offer Should Not Be Scary

It's time to move on to the following step, which involves preparing a sales contract and negotiating the purchase, once you've looked over all the properties you're interested in and picked the one you like most, it is time to put an offer together.

 

An offer is a document with specifics outlined by your offer and conditions, and if agreed, both parties sign it to make it official and legal.

 

Your success in this procedure will be significantly influenced by your agent’s skills. You should be in excellent hands if you have a seasoned real estate agent who has drafted hundreds of similar sales contracts. Take your time, and don't hesitate to ask any questions you may have. No issue is off-limits at this point in the home-buying process.

 

#6 Provide All Your Paperwork to the Mortgage Lender to Finalize The Loan.

Ensure that the title company and your mortgage company have all the necessary paperwork and information from you to complete the transaction. To ensure that the purchase is properly organized, your REALTOR® should be in constant contact with all parties. He or she is the “conductor” of the orchestra that finalizes the transaction to buy a home.

 

Your sale will proceed very smoothly and without any problems if you work with a professional REALTOR® who knows how to work with your mortgage broker, and title company attorney.

 

#7 Signing the Closing Documents and Finally Receiving the Keys  

Most of the documents that need to be signed at closing can be reviewed prior to signing. You will be signing numerous documents pertaining to your house acquisition. Most of the content is produced by your mortgage provider and contain standard language. Ask your REALTOR® for guidance.

 

Closings often last one hour. After you have completed all the paperwork, the title firm will send it to the mortgage company, which will then transfer the money needed to close the deal. Soon after, you can get the keys of your new home!

 

Don’t Worry!

 

You could feel intimidated after going over all the points mentioned above; it's frequently simpler than it seems. Your real estate agent and mortgage lender will guide you through each of these steps and keep you on track.

 

Good luck & Happy House Hunting! 

 

Always consult with your real estate agent about your home inspection results and the options you have inside the sales contract that you've signed. 

 

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. 13, 2022

LAS VEGAS MILLION DOLLAR HOMESFOR SALE | 5 Ways To Prepare Your House To Sell in the Middle of Winter & the Holidays

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, we'll talk about 5 Ways To Prepare Your House To Sell in the Middle of Winter & the Holidays

 

 

Before you know it, winter and the holidays are on their way! 

If you must sell your house during this time, here's some advice for getting your house ready for a "SOLD" sign in the middle of winter. 

 

#1 Stop The Drafts

Whether you live in a single-family house, a townhouse, or a high-rise condo, look for air leaks in your house, especially around windows, doors, and wall gaps. Additionally, check your vents, back patio door, and the grounds around your house. It's also important to look closely at the faucets, electrical panels outside, and a/c house connections. Drafts not only make the house chilly, but they can also drain your finances and significantly raise your heating costs. Think about putting door sweeps or weather stripping under and around exterior doors, caulk any holes; and, if necessary, install storm windows and doors. It is quick and simple to stop drafts coming into your house, it requires a good inspection and fix those areas that need your attention before putting your home for sale 

 

#2 Check the Fireplace

Call a professional chimney sweep to check your fireplace's cleanliness and inside vents before you light the first fire of the year. While a cleaning might cost up to $300, most likely, there will be a fireplace inspection by the prospective buyer prior to purchasing your home. Preventive maintenance always helps sell a home faster. 

 

#3 Depersonalize Your House 

(Except the Christmas tree!)

Removing sentimental items from your home can be difficult, but if you want to live there while it is on the market, you don't want potential buyers to feel like they are intruding when they tour it. You want them to see that they are creating their own memories rather than focusing solely on yours. Personal images may be important to you, but they may deter other buyers. 

#4 Deep Clean

If you were a buyer, you would be put off by entering a house that smells bad or by seeing filthy buildup on the baseboards or countertops. When considering making an offer, a buyer has to feel good about the house; otherwise, there will be no offers. 

#5 Install a Programmable Thermostat.

According to EnergyStar.gov, programmable thermostats can reduce your yearly energy bills by around $180. It is advised to schedule energy-saving temperatures for at least eight hours at a time each day, which is probably how long you are at work. Home buyers have a better feeling about the energy efficiency of your house when they see a modern programmable thermostat on the wall. 

 

Always consult with your real estate agent about your home inspection results and the options you have inside the sales contract that you've signed. 

 

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, 2022

LAS VEGAS MILLION DOLLAR HOMESFOR SALE | Seven Pitfalls to Stay Away From When Purchasing a Home

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, we'll talk about Seven Pitfalls to Stay Away From When Purchasing a Home

 

For the majority of us, a mortgage loan is necessary. Obtaining a mortgage can be challenging. There are many mistakes and pitfalls people make before buying a home.

 

Once the lender has started the procedure for approving your loan. Your application is what the mortgage company relies on to approve or deny a mortgage. If you take any of the following actions before the closing date, it may result in a significant delay or perhaps be denied the ability to obtain a mortgage altogether.

 

 

#1: Get a car:

A car is a significant expenditure that might raise your debt to income ratio. Lenders use this ratio to estimate how much of a mortgage you can afford. Eventually, buying a car may make it more difficult for you to afford a house. Wait until you move in to buy that shiny convertible.

 

#2: Money transfer between accounts

The lender will require statements from all of your accounts with liquid assets in order to determine whether you qualify for a loan. If you transfer money between them, especially in significant sums, they will notice withdrawals and deposits in several accounts. In order to avoid any red flags, it is recommended to leave assets, such as money for the down payment and closing costs, where they are throughout this procedure.

 

#3: Changing banks

This also includes money transfers between accounts. You and your lender will have to complete more paperwork as a result. Keep your current bank account open while you wait for the mortgage to be approved. Both you and the lender will benefit mutually at the end. 

 

#4: Switch Jobs

Your mortgage approval could be impacted by changing employment. Before approving you for a loan, lenders will often want at least two years of employment. Wait till you have funding for your home purchase before starting your own business.

 

#5: Apply for a credit card or cancel one

A query into your credit score won't have an impact on your credit if you have good credit. However, if you want to buy a house, the lender might be concerned about your financial stability.

 

#6: Purchase the furniture before getting the house! 

When purchasing a home, furniture is a must, but a significant rise in your credit limit could raise suspicions. It's best to hold off on purchasing a new sofa set until the home purchase is finalized.

 

Avoid making any purchases that can give the impression that your finances are out of order.

 

#7: Never give up

Since buying a home is such a significant investment, the process will undoubtedly be both thrilling and stressful. You may be tempted to give up and leave because of all the stress you are under. You should be aware, though, that there is light at the end of the tunnel. You will succeed as long as you cooperate with your lender and follow the procedures with your real estate agent to finally close on your new home.

 

Always consult with your real estate agent about your home inspection results and the options you have inside the sales contract that you've signed.

 

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
Sept. 29, 2022

LAS VEGAS MILLION DOLLAR HOMESFOR SALE | 5 STEPS TO BECOME A HOMEOWNER FOR THE FIRST TIME

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, we'll talk about 5 STEPS TO BECOME A HOMEOWNER FOR THE FIRST TIME

 

Being a first-time homeowner is an exciting adventure, but it also requires planning, communicating, and making plenty of decisions. 

This 5-Step Guide to Homeownership for newbies will help you navigate the often intimidating world of the first few stages of homeownership. These five steps should help you lay a strong foundation on which to base your home-buying experience. Let's begin! 

 

1. Consider the Pros and Cons

Are you prepared to spend the next 30 years (in a way)  married to a mortgage? Have you made the decision that now is the right time to be free from renting and have complete control if you want to paint your walls any color you desire without the landlord's dreadful permission? Can you afford to put down money? After careful consideration, you may find that homeownership is, or it's not the right step to take on right now. 

 

There are many advantages and disadvantages to both purchasing and renting, so deciding which option is best for YOU is the first step.

 

This practical advice may assist you in navigating this challenging process, you should consider connecting with a real estate agents whom you can trust...ultimately, you must decide what is best for YOU on your own.

Your real estate agent will help you get all the facts, procedures and requirements...

 

Step #2 should be followed after deciding that homeownership is the best course of action...

 

2. Obtain Pre-Approval

 

Now that you've made the decision to buy, your bank must also make the same determination (are you worthy of trust?). The mortgage lender needs to evaluate your applications, and they will require a few documents from you:

 

  * Your 2 most recent paystubs

  * The last 2 years of your Tax Returns

  * Last 2 years of W2’s

 

The bank will run a credit check on you and eventually give you the magic number printed on very official letterhead.

This document might not seem like much, but it is THE document you must give your real estate agent and any possible sellers in order to begin the property purchase process. 

 

This document is called a mortgage pre-approval letter. 

It will describe the type of loan and how much you can afford based on the amount of money the bank is ready to offer you.

 

 Take your pre-approved letter and head straight into step #3.

 

3. Set a Budget That Is Realistic

 

So the bank says they'll lend you "x" amount, but you want to take a step back and discuss your true housing budget with your spouse, parents, and everyone who is contributing to the purchase of the home. You don't have to accept the entire amount that the bank is willing to loan you just because they are willing to do so. You are the only one who knows how comfortable is paying those mortgage payments every single month.

To determine your true budget for a property, it's critical to calculate expenses at all different price ranges. Do not merely inquire as to how much it will cost you each month. Yes, it's crucial to understand your overall monthly expense (with taxes and homeowners insurance),

But you should also calculate the total you'll pay for the house, including interest, when the loan is paid off. A loan with a shorter term of 15 years, if you can afford it, could end up saving you a ton of money over time. For instance, the same $250,000 house will actually cost you $430,000 if you take out a 30-year loan as opposed to $327,000 if you take out a 15-year loan. Save over $100,000!

 

Your search will become more focused and, hopefully, a little less intimidating later on if you have a range of price points. Once you have YOUR magic number, move on to step #4, It is time for your real estate agent to step in and help...

 

4. Search for a Real Estate Agent

 

You need a real estate agent to find the home of your dreams. Finding that diamond in the rough will be easier and more successful if you locate an agent that understands YOUR NEEDS, your style, and your must-haves and must-nots. Ask your friends, coworkers, and neighbors if they have ever had success working with a real estate agent. Hopefully, you will be able to identify a REALTOR®  who will serve your best interests throughout the process. 

Once you've chosen a realtor, speak with them about your realistic budget, your own style, the demands of your neighbors, and all of your other goals. Once they are aware of what you're searching for, it's time to work together and move on to step #5 ...

 

5. Finding the right home

 

It's time to start looking around for a new house. This procedure resembles dating. It's an emotional roller coaster with lots of ups and downs—some sitting by the phone and being let down, some properties you fall in love with only to discover they're already under contract, some that are awful and a complete waste of time. But eventually you'll find that dream home you were looking for all along.

 

From this point on, your real estate agent will help you navigate the process of contracts, home inspections and documentation that you will need to finally complete the sale

 

Always consult with your real estate agent about your home inspection results and the options you have inside the sales contract that you've signed.

 

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