Buying a Home in Las Vegas

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What a spring for home sales in Las Vegas. The summer is a popular time for moving, with families wanting to get settled before September. Congratulations to these happy home sellers whose houses were listed for less than one month.

Recent homes sold by Las Vegas realtor Leslie Hoke

Recent Las Vegas Home Sales by Leslie Hoke

The following Las Vegas homes sold in under 1 month, with 80% selling in under 2 weeks!

MLS #1981897 - 8832 Ashley Park Avenue, Las Vegas

Days on Market: 4 days

Sold for $293,000, over $13k over the asking price!

MLS #1981897 - 8832 Ashley Park Avenue, Las Vegas

MLS #1984246 - 7212 Fairwind Acres Pl, Las Vegas

Days on Market: 5 days

List Price: $299,900

MLS #1984246 - 7212 Fairwind Acres Pl, Las Vegas

MLS #1991807 - 2801 Pinkerton Dr., Sun City Summerlin, Las Vegas

Days on Market: 11 days

List Price: $269,900

MLS #1991807 - 2801 Pinkerton Dr., Sun City Summerlin, Las Vegas

MLS #1991549

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Las Vegas Market Stats from January to March 2018

Las Vegas 2018 real estate stats

The spring home sellers market has taken off with a vengeance in Las Vegas. The average price for single-family homes has increased by 18% in the first quarter. Townhomes and condos have increased an average of 27.4%! In both cases listings are selling for an average 98.9% of the asking price.

The only downside to these encouraging stats is the supply. At the end of March there was just over 1 months of inventory on hand. This is great for sellers who are getting a quick turnaround for their properties. But there are a lot of buyers out there who would appreciate a bit more selection when they're shopping for a home.

Las Vegas ytd real estate stats

Top Selling Las Vegas Neighborhoods

Here are some of the top selling

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Leslie quick sales in March

If you see a home on the Las Vegas market that you like - don't wait long to make an offer. These three houses sold in 4, 5 and just 10 days. Needless to say, the sellers were very happy.

Here were the listings:

MLS #1981897: 8832 Ashley Park Ave., Las Vegas
SOLD after 4 days

MLS #1981897, 8832 Ashley Park Ave., Las Vegas

MLS #1963240: 1575 Warm Springs Road, Verde Jiejo, Henderson
SOLD after 5 days

MLS #1963240, 1575 Warm Springs Road, Verde Jiejo, Henderson

MLS #1977692: 5864 Lazy Creek Avenue, Highland Ranch, Las Vegas
SOLD after 10 days

MLS #1977692, 5864 Lazy Creek Avenue, Highland Ranch, Las Vegas

There are similar homes for sale that you might be interested in. If you've considered selling your home, the current SELLER's market could not be better. Don't hesitate to contact Leslie for more information, or call (702) 321-1763.

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custom closet in new Las Vegas homes

Whether you're a fashionable dresser, or a homeowner seeking an organized and trendy storage solution, everyone deserves to own the closet of their dreams. Las Vegas builders are turning that into an easy task with the inclusion of master-designed closets in their new home construction in Summerlin.

Recognizing the Las Vegas homeowners’s growing desire for more than just the usual storage solutions, Summerlin builders offer custom-designed closets that maximize storage space and elegance with features such as:

  • Leather, metals, natural wood grains
  • Upscale lighting options
  • Custom shelves and racks
  • Personalized decorative items and photos
  • Dressers, mirrors, seating

Summerlin Builders

For homeowners who purchase a home at

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home financing options

Mortgage & New Home Financing Considerations

Are you considering a move, or new home purchase in Las Vegas? If you're a new home owner, or looking to sell an existing house, unless you will be paying cash, you'll be looking at getting a new mortgage.

Before you do anything, make an appointment with the mortgage representative at your bank, or with a recommended mortgage broker, or advisor. They'll be able to help you get the answers you need.

Here are some tips, just to get you thinking of the types of questions to ask, or options to consider:

1. Get Your Rate Quote in Person

There are so many websites that allow you to research mortgage rates online and give what they promise is the best rate quote. Mortgage pricing is based on several

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9292 La Mancha Avenue, Las Vegas NV - $875,000 NOW REDUCED, ONLY $796,500!

Centennial Hills is one of the top selling neighborhoods in Las Vegas and with homes like this one, we can see why. A previous model home, this semi-custom is like brand new and comes with many desirable features. Where else will you find a grotto-style pool with a solar heating system, or RV garage complete with lift! This is a home that was well-cared for and obviously well appreciated. It was thoughtfully designed for luxury, comfort and practicality.

 

The Kitchen

This kitchen is truly over-the top with tons of custom cabinetry with soft close drawers and thick granite counters. The island has a veggie sink and a three-seat breakfast bar.

MLS 1967345 kitchen in Centennial Hills home, Las Vegas

The kitchens

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We looked at the top selling neighborhoods in Las Vegas and Henderson for the last 60 days and have come up with the list below. It's interesting to see that they vary in average selling prices from the high $200,000s to almost $600,000. Summerlin is the front runner for number of homes sold, followed by Mountains Edge and Green Valley. Whether you're a buyer or considering selling an existing home in Las Vegas, this information should be helpful.

top selling Las Vegas neighborhoods in 2018

Top 20 Selling Las Vegas Neighborhoods

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Neighborhood # of Sales in last 60 Days Average Selling Price
Summerlin 207 $451,726
Mountains Edge 97 $315,337
Green Valley 79 $361,999
Southern
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2017 was an interesting year for real estate in Las Vegas. The market for condos, townhomes and single-family homes saw sizable increases in number of sales, prices and total dollar volume sold. The number of days properties remained on the market dropped drastically, 50% for condos and 37% for houses. So why weren't people jumping at selling their homes? Not sure, but due to the lack of sellers, the months of on-hand inventory dropped substantially as well. 

What can we learn from this? Well, if you're considering selling - prices are up, listing times are down, and selection of pre-owned homes is sparse. In otherwords - what are you waiting for!!!

For home buyers - if you're not seeing what you want due to lack of inventory, consider buying a new

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Anyone choosing the perfect active adult community in Summerlin has no easy task.

At one time, Sun City was the only choice, and is still an incredibly popular development. But now there are so many new 55+ retirement communities in Summerlin, Las Vegas that it can be a challenge going through them all and finding that perfect one that meets all your needs.

Here are some of the NEW Summerlin retirement communities currently available. Hopefully this guide will help you find the right one to call home in Las Vegas!

Regency at Summerlin

If you are looking for a luxury 55+ community, look no further than Regency at Summerlin, which is in southwest Summerlin, in Cliffs Village.

Regency at Summerlin pool

Toll Brothers has three incredible home designs to choose from

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Rooftop Decks are Growing in Popularity

Las Vegas rooftop decks

For years, rooftop decks have been a key and popular feature of hotels, large pubs, office towers and high rises. Now they are making a big splash in newer suburban single-family homes in and close to Las Vegas.

It seems homeowners love the idea of sundowner cocktails and morning yoga on the roof of their home, and why not? It’s a fantastic addition to have a rooftop deck from where you can sit and watch the sun set slowly over the mountains.

In a community like Summerlin in Las Vegas, you can enjoy the stunning mountain and valley views from up on high. One company to that designs several homes with amazing rooftop decks is CalAtlantic, who popularized them in Sin City.

The modern idea of rooftop

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