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Are You Ready To Become a Homeowner?

Shopping for a new home is always fun, but it can also leave you with many questions -- that's where I come in.  I can help you with any questions you may have and provide  you with straight answers.


Buying A Home In Las Vegas 

Existing vs. New Home

Buying new home or previously owned? "Bank Owned" Pre-Foreclosures, Foreclosed Homes vs. "Short Sale" in Las Vegas or Henderson Nevada? That is, perhaps, one of the first questions you may ask yourself in your home search process. Perhaps you've fantasized about purchasing a fixer-upper and giving it an extreme makeover. Or maybe you've always dreamed of building a home from the ground up and making all new color and appliance choices.

For many home buyers, choosing a neighborhood is the most difficult part of the decision to buy a home. This is true even if you already own a home and are trying to decide where to live next. When you tackle the “location, location, location” question, it’s smart to prioritize various neighborhood features, then start looking for homes in areas that match most of your criteria. Here are some things to consider:

Check the length of your commute to work from your neighborhoods of choice. Do streets get clogged at rush hour? Is mass transit within walking distance? In a consumer study, 79 percent of respondents said that a top priority in deciding where to live is having a commute time under 45 minutes. Seventy-five percent also wanted easy access to highways.

What’s close by:
Research nearby schools, restaurants, places of worship and parks. Seventy-two percent of survey respondents ranked sidewalks and places to walk as a top priority when considering where to live.

In addition to the costs of mortgage, insurance and home maintenance, consider local property taxes and homeowner association fees, if applicable. If homes in your preferred neighborhoods are out of your price range, consider condominiums.

Try to imagine what the neighborhood will look like in 10 years. Will you still want to live there, or do you expect to move before then? Will it be desirable to future buyers? 

Once you’ve prioritized all your neighborhood amenities and features, you’ll find it’s much easier to focus your home search. Remember, the neighborhood is usually as important to the value of a home as what’s under its roof.

I encourage you to contact me about the choice that’s best for you. I'll help you consider your personality, lifestyle, budget and personal preferences, as well as show you both new and existing homes that may be of interest to you. If you would like for me to get to know you better or if you just have questions, please schedule a complimentary telephone conference.  Get email alerts of all the hottest new listings!

House Hunting Dress Code: 

When heading out to see homes, you'll likely notice that many sellers prefer that you take off your shoes.  This is especially true when the carpets have just been cleaned and/or new carpets installed.  After all, what potential buyer/new owner wants to mess up their own future home with dirt from the outside. 

Many homeowners selling their homes post signs admonishing potential buyers to "Please Remove Your Shoes"

Wear comfortable slip-on shoes as to avoid the repeated tying and untying of shoelaces during a lengthy home search. 

Until recently, I had never thought to warn my clients and present them with a dress code.  However, I felt very sorry for one of my clients who had to remove her shoes at the 5 homes we visited and walk around with bare feet on cold marble, tile, and wood floors!



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 Las Vegas Real Estate, New Homes, Resale Homes, Multiple Listing Service, MLS, Homes For Sale In Las Vegas, Foreclosed Homes, Pre-Foreclosures, New Homes, Resales within Anthem Country Club, MacDonald Highlands, Foothills, Seven Hills, Green Valley Ranch, Legacy, Master Series, Southern Highlands, Siena, Sun City, Sun Colony, Lake Las Vegas, Red Rock Country Club, Summerlin, Aliante located in Las Vegas and Henderson, Nevada