Las Vegas Real Estate Blog

Las Vegas home prices for November, December and January are typically a very sluggish time in the Las Vegas real estate market. Real estate takes a back seat as people shift focus to the holidays to spend time with family and friends. But newly released data by the Greater Las Vegas Association of Realtors shows even the holidays couldn’t keep the market from moving forward.

In their monthly report, the median selling price for a home in the Las Vegas market increased to $204,000, that’s an uptick of 1.0% from November (the average price in November was $202,000). Looking back at this time last year, the $204,000 average selling price has increased 10.3 percent. In addition, the Vegas condominium market saw prices fall 5.8% to an average selling price

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Buy Real Estate in Las VegasAs the Las Vegas real estate market place continues to seek equilibrium, savvy real estate investors and home buyers can take advantage of dips and decreases in prices. As a real estate professional with well over a decade in the Las Vegas real estate market, I’ve always relied on utilizing data to help my clients make smart choices. And during my time working for the Disney Corporation in the Consumer Products Division, I constantly leveraged data to help make smart business choices. I guess you can say statistics is in my DNA.

 Real estate is very local. Trends vary from city to city and region to region. For October, 2014, the median price of single-family homes selling through the Multiple Listing Service dipped 1.3% to $199,900. The previous

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10 Best Kept Secrets to Buying Your Home in Las VegasTo say the Las Vegas real estate market is tricky is an understatement. That’s why it’s critical to rely on the expertise of your Las Vegas Realtor as well as knowing the ins and outs of the market yourself. If you want to find the right home and feel great about the deal, take a look at the 10 best kept secrets to buying your home in Las Vegas.

Secret #10: Become a “Tightwad”

Las Vegas lenders want to make sure you’re not a credit risk before they approve you for a home loan. That means no major purchases at least three to six months before you buy. Buying a new car to match your new house or opening up new lines of credit will make it hard for you to get pre-approved.

Secret #9: Get Pre-Approved (Not the same as Pre-Qualified)

Getting

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