Home Buyers

A Guide To Seller Concessions 

The real estate market in 2023 has been predicted to be flat as we go into 2024 according to the National Association of Realtors. Which means the current Buyers market that hit between May and April of 2022 will keep heading forward to 2024. One of the reasons it is a buyers market is because the interest rates were not as favorable to buyers compared to the year before and it slowed down demand. Going...

My Favorite 2022 Real Estate Highlights

It wasn’t a great record breaking sales year for many Las Vegas realtors. Inventory is up 463% from last year with 4.8 months of availability per LVR data from November 2022. Home prices have been declining about 2% monthly for the last couple months as interest rates have risen to fight inflation. I personally had a great year for getting good reviews but I did not break any sales records. The...

Understanding the CC&Rs When Buying a Home in a HOA Community

The Details You Should Know If you’re buying a home in a HOA community there are a lot of rules and regulations along with rewards and responsibilities. When I say there are a lot of terms and abbreviations we use in the Real Estate industry, this is why. The HOA has CC&R’s in the CIC... An HOA is a homeowners association and the CC&Rs are the condition, covenants and restrictions. and is...

What is EMD? How much is it and how you can protect it.

Another Las Vegas guide for protecting your money or losing it all. EMD is short for Earnest Money Deposit also known as the good faith deposit but it doesn't have to be something you gamble. The Nevada Law and Reference Guide says “Earnest money is not consideration - it is an inducement to negotiate. Earnest money is presented with an offer to indicate the genuineness of the offer.” So what this...

The Sellers Real Property Disclosure (SRPDs) Forms And What You Need To Know

What Are The SRPD's And How Can It Impact My Deal? In Nevada we have a form called the Sellers Real Property Disclosure (click the link for your example). By law a home seller must provide this form to the Buyer to disclose any and all known conditions and aspects of the property which impact the value or use of the property in an adverse manner, such as faulty pipes or water damage. It’s a...

Closing Costs And What You Need To Know

A break down for the proactive buyer and seller Closing costs are the costs associated with buying or selling a home. They will be different depending on if you are a buyer or seller. Typically buyers will need to save 2–3% of the purchase price to properly plan for their closing if they are not negotiating any seller concessions. Which means the seller will also pay for the buyers closing costs...

How Do We Know If We Are In A Buyers Market, Sellers Market or a Balanced Market?

In a balanced real estate market demand matches the supply of for-sale homes in the marketplace and is usually between 3-6 months of inventory, a buyers market is usually more than 6 months of inventory and a sellers market is less than 3 months of inventory. Since 2020 we've had an average of a .5 inventory, so we've been in a historically high sellers market, but the market is cyclical, so for Las Vegas...

Home Price Deceleration Doesn’t Mean Home Price Depreciation

To fight inflation the FED has raised the interest rate again. The hot sellers market could cool down which will decrease competition for buyers and impact rising home prices. Experts in the real estate industry use a number of terms when they talk about what’s happening with home prices. To help clarify what’s happening with home prices and where experts say they’re going, here’s a...

10 Things To Know If You’re Closing A Home Deal For The First Time

#1. Open an Escrow The first step to closing the deal and unlocking the front door of your own house is to open an escrow. An escrow is a contractual arrangement in which a third party receives and disburses money or documents for the primary transacting parties, with the disbursement dependent on conditions agreed to by the transacting parties. Escrow, on average, will last approximately one month....

How Real Estate Agents Help Home Buyers

I’ll come right out at the start and tell you I’m a real estate agent — proudly so! Nice to meet you! I’m not trying to sell you anything, but I’m pleased to be of service. In fact, generally, real estate agents for buyers are paid for out of the listing agent’s commission. So, I’m not looking to part you from your money. Instead, I’m giving you the benefits of experience and advice I have...

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