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By Hank Lauzon | Agent in Las Vegas, NV
  • Sell Your Las Vegas Home Quickly And At The Best Price...!

    Posted Under: Home Selling, How To..., Home Ownership  |  December 15, 2013 5:15 PM  |  101 views  |  No comments
    Posted on December 15, 2013 04:31 PM by Las Vegas Realtor® Hank Lauzon

       


                                       


    For many homeowners in Las Vegas.... trying to price your home can be tricky. There is no exact formula. There is However,.. a range within market value parameters that you can choose from. Depending on current Las Vegas market conditions and your motivation to sell, a quck sale is definitely a possibility.

    Below... I have listed a few items to take into consideration before coming up with a price that is going to move the sale of your home expediently. 

    1) Emotion should not be a factor

         Once you decide to sell your home..... It needs to turn into a business transaction. Your fond memories are not going to figure their way into the price. The prospective buyer is looking for a home where they can make their own memories. Also,.. .don't be caught up with what the neighbors are up to. Don't worry what "Joe Neighbor" paid for his home and how much he made. All transactions are as different as snowflakes. Focus on your situation. Why are you selling.? When do you need to sell by.? How much do you need to make on the deal.?

    2) Do not rely on consumer websites for information
         You will find that the consumer websites such as Zillow and Trulia have outdated information. If you are trying to price your home based on the latest "Zillow Zestimate" you are going to be disappointed. Your best bet is to call a Realtor and have them run a few recent sales in your area from homes that compare to yours. Realtors have tools that are not made available to the public. If you are considering working with a particular Realtor,... They can run a more in depth report for you called a "Comparable Market Analysis". If there are no comparable properties in your neighborhood or sub division... Your Realtor can put together and average Price Per Square Foot to help give you an idea of what your home is worth.                               

    3) Tour Some Of The Las Vegas Homes For Sale In Your Neighborhood

          This will give you a good idea of how your property compares to theirs so that you can ascertain your "home value".  Do you have upgrades that they do not have ? Did you remodel the kitchen and bathrooms.? Did you install a pool or spa..?? 

    4) How Long Have The Other Homes In Your Neighborhood Been On The Market.?

          The longer a property sits on the market,... the more it appears to be in a state of distress. If a home has been sitting for sale for quite some time and it does not have a major deficiency such as structural or legal problems, then there is a good chance that it is overpriced. You now have a number to work with on the high end. You don't want to go there. Homes that start out overpriced have a tendency to lose prospective buyers who may have payed higher then listing if it was priced accordingly...

    Posted By Hank Lauzon - Las Vegas Realtor   http://www.HanksLVRealestate.com 

  • Signature Real Estate - Learn More About This Great Brokerage..!

    Posted Under: Agent2Agent in Las Vegas  |  December 12, 2013 7:39 PM  |  100 views  |  No comments

    Waffles and Mimosas, ...Pancakes and Santa Claus, ....Wine Glass Painting,..... Monthly Socials ( Food & Adult Beverages),.... Lunch and Learns, ....Real Estate Jeapordy....  And thats just some of the fun stuff.

    Now lets get down to Business....!!

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    No Franchise Fees

    3 Brokers On Staff For Your Support...60 Years of Experience at your Fingertips...

    No Hidden Fees

    No Mandated Mentor Splits

    Free C/E Classes

    Company Website

    Technology Training

    and Much, Much, Much more.....!!!!

    Signature Real Estate Group is located in Summerlin on the West Side of Las Vegas. Located right at the cross section of Summerlin Parkway and Town Center. It is a great location. You can catch the 215 or 95 in minutes from leaving the parking lot. Which,... for a Real Estate Agent is very important on busy days.

     I can't say enough about this company. The synergy at this office makes you want to come in to work every day. The people are friendly and helpful. There are 3 brokers who always have their doors open for you. It is hard to turn a corner without bumping into one of them.

    There is always a full calander of events from continuing education to Mastermind Updates as well as social occasions to pick and choose from.   Wether you are a new agent or have years of experience,.. you will enjoy both the professionalism and the friendly atomosphere of this company.

    If your ready to make a change or your are ready to start your new career,......It will be worth your time to take a few minutes to view the video at the bottom of this page.... Then give us a call.....!

    Signature Real Estate Group Video Presentation...!!

    Hank Lauzon III - Recruiting Agent/ Las Vegas Realtor ...702-449-0899  http://www.HanksLVRealestate.com

  • Does It Get Cold In Las Vegas..??

    Posted Under: Quality of Life in Las Vegas, Home Buying in Las Vegas, Investment Properties in Las Vegas  |  December 6, 2013 6:33 PM  |  181 views  |  No comments
    Posted By Hank Lauzon - Las Vegas Realtor http://www.HanksLVRealestate.com

    The Answer Is Yes....!

    Depending on your definition of cold. I come from the east coast. I've seen 35 below zero wind chill factor induced temperatures. By my definition,... Las Vegas is Brisk.  However,  Every Year,... I see the average native Las Vegan dressed up with their scarves, hats, gloves and boots like they are ready to go skiing. As I walk around in my windbreaker because its a little nippy today I find it amusing.  On the flip side of that coin,.... I get strange looks because I'm not bundled up.  30,..35..40 degrees...just isn't that cold to me.

    I understand there will be snow this weekend. This weeks forcast read similar to this. " Old Man Winter is ready to spread some snowy holiday cheer across Southern Nevada Saturday! There's a chance of flurries or even a dusting across the center of town, with possibly even 1-2" in the higher neighborhoods along the west and south side of town."

    I've noticed that the west side of town, in the Summerlin and Mountains Edge area seems to get a little more variety then the rest of Las Vegas. Many of he storms seem to come from Southern and Mid State California. One of the things that I find beautiful about the west side is the views of Red Rock Canyon. It is like looking at a different picture everyday because of the constant weather changes. Sometimes the clouds are rolling over the tops of the peaks. Other days there will be low lying fog. Rays of Sunshine at the end of the day breaking apart the white clouds,.. snow capped peaks. It is a like a new painting every day.

    On the east side of town,.. Sunrise Mountain has a more regulated and mundane weather pattern. A few storms creep in from Arizona in the Spring and Summer and hit on Henderson as it creeps its way north, but for the most part it is a pretty standard setting.

    Long story short......  Although it is typically sunny and blue skies on any given day.,.. it is not always warm ( open to inerpretation of course).

    Posted By Hank Lauzon - Las Vegas Realtor http://www.HanksLVRealestate.com 

  • Las Vegas Buyers Market...???

    Posted Under: Home Buying in Las Vegas, Foreclosure in Las Vegas, Investment Properties in Las Vegas  |  December 2, 2013 6:39 PM  |  205 views  |  No comments

    Posted By Hank Lauzon - Las Vegas Realtor


    Is the Market changing in Las Vegas..?? Absoutely.....!!

    The typical Las Vegas Home that was down 70% from its peak has risen approximately 32% over the past 12 months. However,....conditions are definitely changing.  With the inception of New Legislation in Nevada, the still low record lending rates and the increase in Las Vegas Home Inventory it is becoming quite clear that the market is moving from "Hot Seller Market" towards a more favorable position for the buyers.

    Wether it is Summerlin, Aliante, Henderson or Mountains Edge the trend is pretty much the same. Foreclosure filings picked up in September and the banks have to adhere to certain guidelines that will complete the process in a more expedient manner. It is very possible to see a noteworthy increase in Foreclosure Activity by the second quarter of 2014. Long story short.... for those of you who are trying to time the market. Keep your eyes on Las Vegas. 

    For those Las Vegas Homeowners who are interested in seeing what their home is worth before prices stabilize,... feel free to contact me for a Free Market Analysis.

    http://www.HanksLVRealestate.com  Hank Lauzon - Las Vegas Realtor

  • FORECLOSURE ZOMBIES...!!

    Posted Under: Home Buying in Las Vegas, Foreclosure in Las Vegas, Investment Properties in Las Vegas  |  September 5, 2013 4:08 PM  |  284 views  |  No comments


    Home prices are improving,...recovery is spelled out in the headlines.,

    But Beware.....The New Threat..... "Zombies".......

    When a bank initiates foreclosure proceedings on a home and then abandons the process,..This leaves the property in limbo. It is not for sale but it is vacant.. This is the so-called “zombie” foreclosure.

    , There are an approximate 167,000 properties nationwide that fall into this category.

    There are hundreds of thousands of unlisted REOs and even more properties winding through lengthy judicial foreclosure procedures according to Realty Trac.

    “Unlisted foreclosures and bank walkaways used to be extremely rare, but they have mushroomed recently, ballooning into a large number of homes stuck in foreclosure limbo, sometimes for years,” RealtyTrac stated in its most recent issue of Foreclosure Report News.

    Bank of America has 23,966 foreclosure “zombies,” the most held by any bank, according to RealtyTrac.

    Wells Fargo is not far behind with 22,968, and JPMorgan Chase holds the third-highest inventory of foreclosure “zombies”-16,054 by RealtyTrac’s count.

    With 55,503, Florida is home to the highest number of unoccupied “zombie” properties.

    In total, RealtyTrac estimates there are about 1 million vacant homes that need to be sold but are currently out of reach for most real estate agents.

    Currently,.. Inventory shortages in real estate markets across the country are very common.

    These shortages, combined with high investor activity, have caused price surges in several markets. Some real estate professionals worry that investors have crowded out traditional buyers and artificially inflated property values in some areas. A full 8 percent of single-family homes in the Las Vegas metro-about 40,000 properties-are vacant, according to data from the Lied Institute at the University of Las Vegas.

    Posted By Your Las Vegas Realtor - Hank Lauzon

    http://www.HanksLVRealestate.com

  • Condo In Summerlin - Amber Ridge Gated Community

    Posted Under: Home Buying in Summerlin, Home Selling in Summerlin, In My Neighborhood in Summerlin  |  June 16, 2013 7:28 PM  |  343 views  |  No comments

    Amber Ridge Gated Condos in Arbors Village, Summerlin

    10811 Ultima Ct Unit #201

    Listing Summary By Hank Lauzon – Las Vegas Realtor

     

    Amber Ridge is located in Arbors Village which is in the heart of the popular Master Planned Community of Summerlin. The 215 Freeway and Summerlin Parkway  are in close vicinity to Amber Ridge and makes traveling convenient for downtown employment as well as entertainment  centers.  Going South on the 215 makes getting to UNLV and McCarran Airport fairly easy as there is typically not much traffic on these roads. Amber Ridge is also nearby the Summerlin Hospital, Red Rock Casino & Resort as well as  Retail  establishments, Restaurants, and several Major Golf Courses

    If your looking for a Condo In Summerlin.?......."This Is It..!!"

    This impeccably kept home has been APPROVED FOR FINANCING"

    Built between 2000 and 2002 ,…These Condos  range between approximately 1,235 to 1,690 sq ft with 2 or 3 bedrooms.  The Amber Ridge Condos have 1-2 car garages and the community is a gated. The HOA maintains a clubhouse, exercise facility, park, pool and BBQ Area..
    This particular unit on Ultima Ct is 1,671 sq ft. with a 2 car garage.  It has 2 bedrooms with a 3rd room which can be used for another bedroom, office, den or hobby room. One of the main features that makes this unique is that it is a stand alone building and there are no attached neighbors. Other features include a gas fireplace, Kitchen nook Breakfast Bar, Corian Counters, and a balcony that overlooks the greenbelt. A new five year maintenance free water conditioner was installed last year,.. along with new ceiling fans and Roman Blinds. New appliances include the refrigerator, washer, dryer and freezer.  Both the air conditioner and hot water tank are above capacity for this unit. There is also a home warranty with HWA that is good until March of 2014. This is definitely the one that you have been looking for.

    All of the furniture is new and hardly used….If you like it….feel free to make an offer outside of escrow..

     

     

    If you own a condo at Amber Ridge,…you will be close to the restaurants and shopping of Boca Park as well as all of the amenities that are offered at the Arbors Village.You are also just minutes away from The Red Rock Station Casino Resort and the entrance to Red Rock Canyon.

    Located closer to the mountains The Arbors maintain a  higher elevation in Summerlin, which in turn offers fantastic city views.

    If you enjoy golfing, hiking and tennis,….Then you are looking in the right area.

    Hiking trails are abundant at Red Rock Canyon

    Tennis aficionados will love The Arbors Tennis and Play Park which features five outdoor lighted tennis courts and a tennis pro shop.

    The play park includes a picnic pavilion, children’s play area and T-ball field. 

    Choose from eight different golf courses in Summerlin. All of which are beautifully manicured, fun and challenging. You will have plenty of chances to lower your handicap once you move into Amber Ridge

     

    Please Scroll down for your choice of either a “Slide Show Home Presentation” or a “Full Home Video Tour”


    CLICK HERE FOR A HOME SLIDE SHOW PRESENTATION...!


    CLICK HERE FOR A HOME VIDEO PRESENTATION.......!!!!!!!!!!

    Listing Summary by Hank Lauzon – Your Las Vegas Realtor


  • Sun City Anthem, Henderson 2080 Fort Halifax St #1 Retirement Community HOME VIDEO TOUR..!

    Posted Under: Quality of Life in Henderson, Home Buying in Henderson, Investment Properties in Henderson  |  May 6, 2013 3:25 PM  |  343 views  |  No comments

    Sun City Anthem In Henderson    2080 Fort Halifax St

    Listing Summary By Hank Lauzon – Las Vegas Realtor

    An age restricted community starting at 55 plus, Sun City Anthem is located at the Southern tip of Henderson. It has been rated #1 in the Best 10 Luxurious Active Adult Communities in the U.S with 55places.com.  Henderson is the second largest city in Nevada with almost 300,000 people. Henderson residents profit from a favorable tax structure as well as an outstanding quality of life.

    With over 12,500 residents, Sun City Anthem, is one of the nation’s premier master-planned communities. There are 7,144 recent vintage, single-story energy-efficient homes located here. Some of which are situated on the community’s golf courses.

    If you travel thirty to sixty minutes in most any direction, you will find yourself at several points of interest such as Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, Red Rock Canyon, and Mount Charleston.  Sloan Canyon National Conservation area, Black Mountain, the Colorado River and McCullough Mountains are within a few hours’ drive as well as The Grand Canyon, Zion, Bryce and Yosemite National Parks.

    At $289,900….This upgraded Madison home is well worth it. The kitchen has a built in gas range and double ovens . The breakfast bar and kitchen island are corian countertopped with a large dining area. Plantation Shutters adorn the home and the Great Room has a Gas Fireplace. The master bedroom is completed with a walk in closet and the Master bath has a separate tub and shower with duel sinks. Neutral colors make it easy to adapt to almost any décor. All the appliances areincluded as well as the water conditioner.  The neighborhood is peaceful and the low maintenance landscaping is a compliment to this fine home. Feel free to click on the home tour at the bottom of this blog to get a first hand look.

    Sun City Anthem has  an ideal climate with a stellar location in Henderson, Nevada.  Henderson is a wonderful  oasis retreat in the middle of the Mojave Desert. Residents in this community have access to three recreational centers. These areas include two indoor and two outdoor pools, an indoor track, state-of-the-art fitness equipment, tennis, bocce ball, pickleball, paddle ball, golf and an on-site restaurant.  There are chartered clubs available as well as special interest groups that provide residents with the opportunity to indulge their hobbies and learn new skills.

    It is your choice…… spar intellectually or just sit back and enjoy regularly scheduled indoor and outdoor entertainment. People can live and work while enjoying an abundance of cultural events. There are always  special attractions, miles of trails with open spaces,  great recreational facilities and renowned restaurants, shopping and resorts. Sun City Anthem also has its own TV station, which produces weekly programming; a monthly magazine with a newsletter. Resourceful management strives to keep residents informed and up-to-date on what they need to know in order to enhance their lifestyle, safety and independence.

    Listing Summary By Hank Lauzon – Las Vegas Realtor

    CLICK BELOW FOR A HOME VIDEO TOUR…!!!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a62xd4b74AE




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