Buying a Home in Las Vegas

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MLS 2144035 - The Lakes, Las Vegas

$314,900 - MLS #2144035
3124 CLAMDIGGER Lane, Las Vegas, Nevada 89117

This 3-bedroom home in the waterfront community of The Lakes is perfect in every way. The layout is extremely functional with a separate living room for private seating, but a nice open kitchen and family room area. New tile flooring is found throughout the home. Both bathrooms have been completely upgraded and feature extensive tile work. View complete listing here

Quick Facts

  • Single Story, 1,450 sq. ft.
  • 3 Bedrooms, 2 Full Baths
  • Stainless Steel Appliances and interior blines included
  • 2-Car Garage

Home in The Lakes, Las Vegas - entry

 Family Room & Kitchen

The open kitchen, dining area and family room feature a "wall of glass" overlooking the covered patio and back yard. 

Home in The Lakes, Las Vegas - living space

The

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Good factors for buying a home

In spite of the doom and gloom we hear on the news every day, this could not be a better time to purchase a home or condo in Las Vegas. If you're an existing home owner, maybe uncertain about selling, you'll find the current market is extremely active with serious buyers.

If you're looking to buy a home, there is about 3 months supply of new listings, a stable price market and better interest rates than we've seen in some time. 

If you're currently renting and haven't yet ventured into Las Vegas home ownership, we've provided suggestions below that could help with your decision.

Las Vegas Real Estate Stats

We know this is a great time to purchase real estate in Las Vegas, but don't take our word for it, here are the current stats for

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Aliante home for sale, North Las Vegas

$420,000 - MLS #2142782
1909 Crown Lodge Lane, North Las Vegas, NV 89084

There are so many reasons to love this home in Aliante in North Las Vegas. Inside and out you'll find custom upgrades at every turn. The huge chef's kitchen with upscale appliances and a huge marble island will surely capture the heart of the family cook. Plus, there is enough space for a huge family to spread out and enjoy their private space. 

This North Las Vegas home has a rare asset, something that doesn't come along often. The house borders a protected area that will not be developed; you'll never have another house behind you. That means no obstructions to get in the way of the incredible mountain views you'll enjoy from many rooms in the house. View complete listing

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Home for sale at 2940 McCoig Avenue, Las Vegas, NV 89120

$399,000 - MLS #2135477
2940 McCoig Avenue, Las Vegas, NV 89120

It's not often that you see a home on a lot this big in an urban neighborhood in Las Vegas. Situated on a lot almost half an acre in size, this Las Vegas home features a basketball court, fire pit, RV parking and fruit trees. The area is also zoned for agricultural and livestock, which means you could keep a horse on your property. All this, just minutes to the Strip!  View complete listing here

Quick Facts

  • 3 Bedrooms, 3 baths
  • Living Area: 2,320 sq.ft. Lot Size: 21,344 sq.ft. (.49 of an acre)
  • 1-Story, ranch-style home
  • Corner Lot
  • 2-Car Garage
  • RV Parking
  • Zoned for agricultural & livestock

Kitchen

You'll love the huge kitchen with bright windows and more

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Where to Retire in Las Vegas & Henderson, Nevada

Regency at Summerlin 55+ community

Retirement or 55+ communities in Las Vegas and Henderson, NV are among the hottest sellers right now. In the past 6 months there were 756 homes in age restricted communities sold in Las Vegas and Henderson alone. Prices range from $120,000 to $905,000, so basically retirement properties to fit every budget.

Here are the median and average sale prices for Las Vegas and Henderson home sales in age restricted communities for the past 6 months:

Stats for Las Vegas retirement home prices

 

Top Selling 55+ Communities

These are some of the best places to retire in Las Vegas and Henderson. Not only are they top selling 55+ communities, but they are convenient, bursting with amenities and offer lifestyle choices for several income

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5584 ORCHARD Lane, Unit #153, Las Vegas, Nevada 89110

MLS# 2128354 - $119,500 SOLD!

You could own this great little loft-style condo in Las Vegas for less than the cost of renting. This one-bedroom condo in Arbors is ideal for a first-time buyer, or empty nester.

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 Arbors condo in Las Vegas

Directions: East on Charleston from the 95 freeway, left on Portico (just past Christy), left on Orchard

Interior

Inside, this super clean, move-in-ready condo features a spacious and bright living room and dining room. The rooms are freshly painted with new carpet and new electric A/C.

Arbors condo in Las Vegas - living room

Kitchen

The kitchen features a breakfast bar, new appliances and a dishwasher that has never been used. 

Arbors condo in Las Vegas - kitchen

Upstairs

A single staircase

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Clark County, NV tax rates for 2019-2020

The chart below indicates the 111 tax districts in Clark County and the individual tax rates since 2017. You can see the rates vary only slightly from year to year. The taxes are used to subsidize services such as schools, police, fire, parks, libraries, and capital projects, such as flood control and transportation.

View Clark County tax rates as a PDF

Clark County tax rates and districts for 2019-2020

This chart was obtained from the Clark County, Nevada  website

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Latest New Home Construction Projects in Las Vegas

new home construction

The following Las Vegas builders have just announced homes are now selling or coming soon in these subdivisions. Click through to get details on specific models and pricing.

Beazer Homes

Cielo Vista, North Las Vegas

North Las Vegas homes starting from the high $200,000s with up to 4 bedrooms. A covered patio and balcony option is also available. Cielo Vista has a large community park with tot lot.

Century Communities

Cottonwood, North Las Vegas

Cottonwood is a new gated community in North Las Vegas. Century homes is offering three floor plans ranging from 1,603 to 1,941 square feet, priced from the high $200,000s. Homes include stainless steel appliances, cabinetry, with

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Quick Las Vegas home sales in July 2019

There's nothing better than listing a home and having it sell in under a month. These two listings, sold in about two weeks; now the sellers can get on with their lives and finding new Las Vegas homes.

Charleston Heights, Las Vegas | Sold In 12 Days

This energy efficient, single-story ranch home with many new upgrades and no HOA sold after being listed for only 12 days. View current listings for sale in Las Vegas, NV

Sold home in Charleston Heights, Las Vegas, NV

Mission Horizon, Henderson | Under Contract in Just 15 Days!

This charming, single story home in a quiet Henderson neighborhood has a very low HOA for Henderson, $36/mo. It's a no wonder the home went under contract in just 15 days. View current listings for sale in Henderson, NV

Henderson home sold in Mission Horizon

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Las Vegas real estate stats

It's summertime in Las Vegas and the homes are selling like hotcakes!

We've got the stats for Las Vegas real estate up to May 2019 and we're seeing some incredible growth. 

Las Vegas Single-Family Homes

Wow, May showed some huge gains in the Las Vegas single-family home market. Average sale prices for homes currently sit at $352,426, up 3.9% from last year. Closed sales are up 3.6%, but up almost 18% from April 2019. View all single-family homes currently for sale in Las Vegas

May 2019 Las Vegas single-family home stats

Stats provided by GLVAR, the Greater Las Vegas Association of Realtors.

Las Vegas Condos & Townhomes

Condo sales in Las Vegas have been increasing by leaps and bounds since January, and now appear to be leveling off. Closed sales are down 2.5% from last

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