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Las Vegas Sales Prices Rise YET Lower Sales
Las Vegas and our every changing market... We are beginning another shift.  Prices for homes rose, however due to pullout of investors we are seeing a trend of lower sales. &n...

Las Vegas Home Values Rising Faster Than US Average Report Shows
Interesting article.  Market is still going strong.  We all saw a slow period through August and mid September and a slight median (lower) price drop.  NEW home sale...

GLVAR Reports A Dip In Median Price In Las Vegas For October
Greater Las Vegas Association reports that our home prices dipped to 1.3% for September.  On the flip side we are still up from last year 8.1%.Were heading into the winter m...

What Does Investors Retreating From The Market Mean To Las Vegas
UH OH - we are heading away from our sellers market into more traditional - however if inventory continues to rise with less sales - Folks we are headed into a buyers market!!!What...

Real Estate Millions Ascaya Scoop
luxury market here go..half acre home sites just opened in Ascaya.. WOW... what beautiful home sites.. Ascaya, a custom-home community in Henderson, officially opened its lots for ...

Pre Sales Nothwest Centennial Springs Area New Townhomes
Get in the ground floor of pricing with these new beautiful town homes with 1 or 2 car garages.up to 1600 sq feet prices mid 150's.. NO HOA!!!!  Floor plans are available.We r...

April Stats On US New Home Sales Rise 64 Percent
After a slump of the last two months - we are seeing a recovery in the new home market.  People are still buying home just a slower pace.   Good Article to read:  h...

Helpful Tips To Begin The Process Of You Qualifying For A Home
Buying a home is a Huge  commitment, with  buyers making important decisions, especially in our area of Las Vegas.I am hoping some of the info below can be helpful for ...

Traditional Market Here We Come Right Back Where We Started From
There were 2,979 Single Family, Condos & Townhome closed transactions in the month of March 2014.   Resale 2269- 76%       S...

10 Commandments Of Buying A Home
With even stricter mortgage guidelines it is become more and more important for borrowers to understand that they need to be VERY careful with their finances. I would like to sha...

Total Foreclosures Fall Zombie Foreclosures Pose Challenges
Foreclosure filings are down to record lows, but a more sinister-sounding problem may be on the rise—"zombie foreclosures."RealtyTrac released its U.S. Foreclosure Market Report ...

Protecting Your Vegas Vacation Home When Youre Away
Great Article from Allstate BlogSecond homes in Las Vegas are a respite for retirees or seasonal residents. These residents, sometimes called “snowbirds...

Do You Really Need A Realtor When You Buy New Construction
Would you go court without being represented by an attorney? Of course not.  Buyers are represented without charge by a Realtor®A common misconception when purchasing new con...

Trulia Article Las Vegas Is 34 Percent Cheaper To Buy Than To Rent
http://trends.truliablog.com/vis/rentvsbuy-winter-2014/ - Interactive map on where rent vs buy per state.http://trends.truliablog.com/category/rent-vs-buy-index/ - blog from Trulia...

Fannie Mae Offers Money Back Excludes Investors
Great deal - call us today!!!!!  3.5% closing costs paid if Fannie Mae Homepath property.LAS VEGAS -- One of the biggest complaints homebuyers have had about the real estate...

Las Vegas Home Prices Defy National Trend Show Increase
U.S. home prices fell for the second straight month in December as brutally cold weather, tight supply and higher costs slowed sales. But home prices in Las Vegas and five o...

DragonRidge Sale Allows MacDonald To Focus On Residential Development
http://m.reviewjournal.com/business/commercial-real-estate/dragonridge-sale-allows-macdonald-focus-r... By ALAN SNELLAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL Developer Rich MacDonald plans to u...

Can You Outsmart Your Mortgage Lender Forbes Article
Can You Outsmart Your Mortgage Lender?http://www.forbes.com/sites/markgreene/2014/02/14/can-you-outsmart-your-mortgage-lender/No.  You cannot outsmart your mortgage lender, pe...

New Housing Starts Fall 16 Percent Thanks To Cold Wave Winter Forbes Article
New Housing Starts Fall 16%, Thanks To Cold Wave WinterGroundbreaking on new U.S. homes dropped 16% in January compared to December, and dipped 2% lower than their level one year e...

Las Vegas Home Prices Rise Sales Fall In January
LAS VEGAS - Las Vegas home prices rose in January, according to the Greater Las Vegas Association of Realtors (GLVAR). Despite the positive news, home sales fell last month. ...

Interesting Tidbits Las Vegas Facts You Might Not Know
http://www.vegastodayandtomorrow.com/tidbits.htm - Great Site click on link so you can see photo's///84.4% of Nevada's land is owned by the federal government - more than any ...

10 Real Estate Predictions For 2014
Interesting article from our Lender Southern Fidelity.   10 Real Estate Predictions for 2014 Searching for a comprehensive li...

10 Coolest Things You Didnt Know You Could Do In Las Vegas
http://www.forbes.com/sites/larryolmsted/2013/03/13/10-coolest-things-you-didnt-know-you-could-do-in...Nearly 40,000,000 people visited Las Vegas in 2012, and by most accounts th...

New Home Developments
call us to today and get a realtor to take you to a new home.  WOW - the incentives they are giving to realtors for their buyers are incredible..... we have our VIP reps c...

Traditional Home Sales Now Dominate Foreclosures And Short Sales
For several years, banks held an iron grip on Las Vegas’ weak housing market, as most sellers either were bankers unloading foreclosed properties or underwater locals who nee...

Nevada Leads Nation In Short Sales BankOwned Home Sales
LAS VEGAS -- Nevada posted the nation's highest percentages of residential sales in December that involved both bank-owned property and short sales, RealtyTrac reported Wedne...

Las Vegas Realtors Look Ahead To 2014
LAS VEGAS - Real estate professionals say the valley's housing market is recovering, but there is still room for improvement. According to the Greater Las Vegas Association of Rea...

Home Flipping Remains Strong In Nevada
LAS VEGAS -- Nevada remains one of the most popular states for flipping homes based on 2013 data released Wednesday night by RealtyTrac. The real estate analytics company from Irv...

60 Things To Know About Henderson Nevada
http://www.lasvegasweekly.com/news/2013/may/16/60-things-know-about-henderson/ Las Vegas Weekly Staff Thu, May 16, 2013 (midnight) Some call it Hendertucky. Th...

Top 7 Reasons To Buy A New Home
Great Article from Richmond American Homes.  Call your Realtor Today!!!!  With a realtor you can get many more incentives than you would normally get going yourself. ...

Foreclosures Hit Sixyear Low In 2013
http://money.cnn.com/2014/01/16/real_estate/foreclosure-crisis/index.html?hpt=hp_t3 Last year was a banner year in the fight against foreclosures, with filings hitting their lowes...

Coming UP Brenkus Teams Homeowners Protection Workshop For January 2014
Please join us for our monthly Homeowners Protection workshop in January.  The dates are Tuesday January 21 at our Green Valley Location and Wednesday January 22 at our Summ...

Top Ten Tips For First Time Home Buyers
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Brenkus Teams Homeowners Protection Workshop For January 2014
Please join us for our monthly Homeowners Protection workshop in January.  The dates are Tuesday January 21 at our Green Valley Location and Wednesday January 22 at our Summ...

Vegas Home Prices Dip In November Break 2year Streak
Posted: Dec 10, 2013 11:31 AM PST Updated: Dec 10, 2013 11:47 AM PST Written by Matt Guillermo - bio | email LAS VEGAS (FOX5) - After 19 mon...

The Days Of Living For Free In A House Awaiting Foreclosure May Be Numbered
Countless Las Vegans fell behind on their mortgages when the housing market collapsed, but many stayed put in their homes, living for free as banks struggled to seize the prope...

Happy Thanksgiving And Chanukah To All
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Congrats To My Buyer Team
We had over 20 sales/acceptances this month!!!!  You guys Rock!!!!All that hard work has paid off!!! ...

Las Vegas Among Cheapest US Cities For Home Rentals
ill recovering from the housing bust, Las Vegas is the second-most affordable big city in the country for home renters, a new ranking says. Kiplinger, a financial news publis...

The Shift Is Happening
Wow - here we are again... another Shift!!!  Some areas are getting hit pretty hard with some extreme drops in prices....  Has it become a buyers market... NOT quite yet!...

Run Of Rising Las Vegas Home Prices Reaches An End
After a nearly two-year hot streak, Las Vegas home prices have started to cool off. But only a little. The median price of previously owned single-family homes sold in Southern ...

Paperwork Hassles Red Tape The Target Of New Homeowners Bill Of Rights
Nevadans who are late on their mortgage payments could find it easier to deal with their bank and possibly avoid foreclosure under a law that takes effect today. State Senat...

Banks File Largest Oneday Total Of Defaults For Region Monday
Just one day before a law kicked in making it easier to avoid foreclosure, banks unleashed a torrent of filings to seize homes from delinquent Las Vegas borrowers. A total o...

LVRJ Article Strip Condo Market Makes Comeback
ou already know your neighborhood real estate market is going crazy. But did you know the Strip is catching up? The last six months have brought a sales frenzy to the luxury high...

LVRJ Article Housings Hot Streak Continued In June And July
 Two new reports showed double-digit gains in local existing and new homes as supplies remained tight. The median price for a single-family resale topped out at $180,000 in ...

Nevada Foreclosure Rate Down To No 7 In US
Nevada foreclosure rate down to No. 7 in US Posted: Aug 15, 2013 3:25 AM PST Updated: Aug 15, 2013 3:25 AM PST LAS VEGAS (AP) - Nevad...

Market Is Shifting Again
A shift is happening in our market... we are up tp 6600 homes on the market.  What does this mean.Are we still seeing multiple offers... YES - on turn key homes - price ranges...

Vegas Median Home Prices Jump Again 180K In July
WOW!!!!!  LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Las Vegas housing market continues to sizzle, with a new report putting the median sale price of existing single-family homes at $180,000...

Thinking Of Buying Or Selling Heres How Rising Mortgage Rates May Affect You
Good article for the LV sun - http://www.vegasinc.com/news/2013/jul/05/thinking-buying-or-selling-heres-how-rising-mortga/A recent, sharp rise in mortgage-interest rates has raised...

Mortgage Rates Reach Highest Level In 2 Years Cnn Article
http://money.cnn.com/2013/07/11/real_estate/mortgage-rate-rise/index.html?hpt=hp_t2uhhhh!!!!  people don't wait to buy...  I would love to see some comments on this? ...

Calling All Sellers Out There
we are having an incredible sellers workshop coming up next week July 17th and 18th from 6-8.  Two days both sides of town - Green Valley and Summerlin locations.  See at...

Median Home Price In Las Vegas Up To 175k In June
Median home price in Las Vegas up to $175k in June Posted: Jul 09, 2013 7:31 AM PST Updated: Jul 09, 2013 7:31 AM PST LAS VEGAS (AP) - Home prices in...

NV Home Prices Jump By 26 Percent In May Lvrj Article
NV home prices jump by 26 percent in May Posted: Jul 02, 2013 7:08 AM PST Updated: Jul 02, 2013 7:08 AM PST   WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. home price...

So I Ask Again How Serious Are U About Buying A Home
ahhh.. the shift!!! most real estate agents dread this.  They want to keep the momentum going, and BAM!! a shift happens.  The professionals expect, know and shift with...

Nevada Again A Top Homeprice Leader Board Lvrj Article
http://www.reviewjournal.com/business/housing/nevada-again-atop-home-price-leader-board By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABERTHE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — U.S. ...

Surging Home Values In Las Vegas Expected To Keep Their Momentum
After bottoming out a year ago, Las Vegas home values have soared and are expected to rise further, boosting the region’s fragile economic recovery. The Las Vegas Valley’s m...

Las Vegas Among Top Spots To Flip Homes
Flipping homes in Las Vegas is not as common as it used to be, but it’s still a lucrative business. The Las Vegas Valley is the second best place in the country to “flip” ...

Las Vegas Sun Article On North Las Vegas Homes
http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2013/may/01/nlv-vote-june-controversial-rescue-underwater-home/ The North Las Vegas City Council will decide in June whether to endorse a controver...

2012 A Great Year For Las Vegas Flippers
Shrewd real estate investors made Las Vegas the nation's second most profitable metropolitan area to flip homes in 2012, RealtyTrac.com reported Thursday. The real estate analyt...

Market Recap Report May 2013
What an incredible market!!!! Prices are higher, the deals under 100k are getting scarce. We have 3 people now on our team that our door knocking for more inventory. Wow Door Kn...

Article on LAND purchases in LVRJ
By HUBBLE SMITHLAS VEGAS BUSINESS PRESS Las Vegas is seeing “extraordinary market conditions” with a 90 percent increase in residential land prices from a year ago an...

U.S. home prices rise Nevada leads Western states
Good Article in LVRJ WASHINGTON — U.S. home prices rose in February by the largest amount in seven years, evidence that the housing recovery strengthened ahead of the all-i...

wow we had 16 sales
this month.. and not all cash - we had conventional and fha acceptances... Kudo's to my agents!!!!!  We are in a sweet spot.. the time to buy is now.....

Half of NV foreclosed homes are vacant
Delays in the foreclosure process are leaving thousands of Nevada homes vulnerable to vandalism and deterioration, an executive for RealtyTrac said Thursday. Roughly half of forecl...

Home Prices Rise Sales Fall in February
LAS VEGAS - The Greater Las Vegas Association of Realtors reports home prices rose in February. Channel 8 reports GLVAR says the median price of single-family homes sold in Februa...

Update on or Market
Well.  Lets see inventory still low and high supply of buyers.  Meaning we are moving up in prices.  New Homes are on a lottery system now.. although not all of them...

NV report on underwater mortgages
LAS VEGAS -- Nevada exited the final quarter of last year with 52.4 percent of its residential mortgages still underwater, by far worst in the nation, according to a report releas...

Recap of the our market
As agents all we here right now - OMG we need more homes to sell.  Our buyer market is incredible, however with the low inventory it is a sellers market.  What does that ...

Asking prices for local homes rise in February
Trulia reports the following: Las Vegas had a 20.7 percent year-over-year gain in home asking prices in February, and inventory is no longer in a free fall, online listing firm Tru...

MLS Statistics on Inventory in Las Vegas
As of 3/9/2013 - Available Inventory In the areas of Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, Henderson and Boulder city Single family homes = 3171 Condo's, townhomes, manufactured homes = 1049...

The Brenkus Team Your Real Estate Specialists
The Brenkus Team has maintained its strive in the housing market with over 400 closings in 2012 alone, and has been awarded as one of the top teams in the Southwest Region for Kell...


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