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75% of Renters Have Been Misinformed

Recently, multiple headlines have been written asserting that homeownership is less affordable today than at any other time in the last decade. Though the headlines are accurate, they lack context and lead too many Americans to believe that they can’t partake in a major part of the American Dream – owning a home. In 2008, the…

Five Tips When Buying a Newly Constructed Home

The lack of existing inventory for sale has forced many homebuyers to begin looking at new construction. When you buy a newly constructed Las Vegas home instead of an existing home, there are many extra steps that must take place. To ensure a hassle-free process, here are 5 tips to keep in mind if you…

Two Myths Holding Back Home Buyers

Urban Institute recently released a report entitled, “Barriers to Accessing Homeownership: Down Payment, Credit, and Affordability,” which revealed that, “Consumers often think they need to put more money down to purchase a home than is actually required. In a 2017 survey, 68% of renters cited saving for a down payment as an obstacle to homeownership. Thirty-nine percent of renters believe that…

How Will Home Sales Measure Up Next Year?

There are many questions about where Las Vegas home sales are headed next year. We have gathered the most reliable sources to help answer this question. Here are our sources: Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) – As the leading advocate for the real estate finance industry, the MBA enables members to successfully deliver fair, sustainable, and responsible…

Thinking of Selling Your Home? Here’s Why You Need A Pro in Your Corner

With home prices on the rise and buyer demand still strong in Las Vegas, some sellers may be tempted to try and sell their homes on their own without using the services of a real estate professional. The Heuser Team real estate agents are trained and experienced in negotiation and, in most cases, the seller is not.…

Buying a Home Can Be Scary… Until You Know the Facts

Some Highlights: Many potential Las Vegas homebuyers believe that they need a 20% down payment and a 780 FICO® score to qualify to buy a home which stops many of them from even trying! Here are some facts: 72% of buyers who purchased homes this year have put down less than 20%. 76.4% of loan…

Will Home Prices Continue to Increase?

There are many unsubstantiated theories about what is happening with home prices in Las Vegas. From those who are worried that prices are falling (data shows this is untrue), to those who are concerned that prices are again approaching boom peaks because of “irrational exuberance” (this is also untrue as prices are not at peak levels when they are adjusted for inflation), there…

Six Reasons to Own a Home

Happiness Owning your own Las Vegas Home is great. Fix it up, get a dog, plant a tree; make it your own! Tax Savings Get excellent tax benefits and deduct the interest paid on your mortgage and other home-related expenses. Appreciation Home values usually go up over time which becomes equity when you sell. Equity…
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Least and most tax friendly states

The states with the highest sales tax include New York, California, and Illinois, with each of them above 8% when combining local and state taxes.  On the other side of the spectrum are states like Alaska, Wyoming, South Dakota, Florida, and Nevada, none of which even have state income tax. Las Vegas, NV residents greatly…

20 Tips for Preparing Your House for Sale This Fall

When listing your Las Vegas house for sale, your top goal will be to get the home sold for the best price possible! There are many small projects that you can do to ensure this happens! Your real estate agent will have a list of specific suggestions for getting your house ready for market and…

The Home Buying Process Explained

MEET WITH AN AGENT FROM THE HEUSER TEAM Discuss the type of Las Vegas home you’re looking for, including style, price, and location. GET PRE-APPROVED You will need pay stubs, W2s, and bank statements. Knowing what you can afford is critical to a successful experience. SEARCH FOR LAS VEGAS HOMES The fun part! Your agent…
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Buying VS Renting a home

BUY VS RENT   Are you ready for your FIRST HOME? Here are some perks of owning a Las Vegas Home! *Paint the walls any color you want. Redo any room you want. *Pay toward your mortgage. BUILD EQUITY! *Throw parties your friends will talk about for years. BUYING GIVES YOU FREEDOM!

The True Cost of NOT Owning Your Home

Owning a Las Vegas home has great financial benefits, yet many continue to rent! Today, let’s look at the financial reasons why owning a home of your own has been a part of the American Dream for the entirety of America’s existence. Realtor.com reported that: “Buying remains the more attractive option in the long term – that…

5 Reasons Homeownership Makes ‘Cents’

The American Dream of homeownership is alive and well. Recent reports show that the Las Vegas homeownership rate has rebounded from recent lows and is headed in the right direction. The personal reasons to own differ for each buyer, but there are many basic similarities. Today we want to talk about the top 5 financial reasons you should own…

SHORT SALE AND FORECLOSURE: HOW ARE THEY DIFFERENT?

As unfortunate as it can be when homeowners fall behind on mortgage payments and must face the possibility of losing their Las Vegas homes, short sales and foreclosures provide them options for moving on financially. The terms are often used interchangeably, but they’re actually quite different, with varying timelines and financial impact on the homeowner.…
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