One of the most challenging aspects of the home-buying process is getting access to financing. Securing a loan can be even more difficult when yoursquo;re planning to build a house from the ground up instead of getting a mortgage to purchase an existing property. If yoursquo;re building instead of buying the home of your dreams,…

The relationship you havenbsp;with your real estate agent can set the tone for the entire home buying process. Your agent is supposed to help you find anbsp;property you can affordnbsp;and work with the seller to negotiate the details of the purchase. But problems could arise if yoursquo;re on different wavelengths. If you want everything to…

Overall availability in the Southern Nevada resale housing market continued to tighten through November 2017, which contributed to rising prices. The single family market posted 1.8 months of effective inventory, while the condo/townhouse segment reported 1.3 months. Median single family pricing reached $261,500 during the month (+9.0 percent from a year ago), while condo/townhouse prices…

The housing market has made some significant strides over the last several years andnbsp;home salesnbsp;have been on a steady climb in most locations. Thatrsquo;snbsp;encouraging if yoursquo;re planning to sell but it doesnrsquo;t guarantee that buyers will come flooding in once your home hits the market. If yoursquo;ve already listed your property and the months have…

A lackluster credit score could bring up your interest rate and set the stage for years of higher payments. But if you work on improving your score, youll end up paying less for your home loan. Many of us dont pay attention to ournbsp;credit scoresnbsp;until the time comes to borrow money. But what you may…

October 2017 Single Family Residential (SFR) closed sales were down 12.8 from October and down 4.6 compared to November 2016. Year to date 2017 closed sales are still up nearly 9 over 2016. The median closed sales price of a SFR dipped to $261,400 while the average closed sales price of an SFR dropped to…

If youre looking to purchase a property in a neighborhood, community or building with shared common areas (like a pool, clubhouse, parking garage, etc.) or even a security gate, its likely the community or neighborhood is maintained by a homeowners association, also known as a HOA. When you move into a community maintained by a…

If yoursquo;re thinking of buying or selling a home in 2018, you should know what to expect the housing markets will look like next spring. Not long ago, before the housing boom and bust, forecasting housing markets was a relatively easy matter for most economists. Real estate prices were a matter of supply and demand.…