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carlastjohn, Home Buyer in Las Vegas, NV

How to buy in Rhodes Ranch?

Asked by carlastjohn, Las Vegas, NV Tue Jan 29, 2013

My son is a first-time home buyer. He lives in LV, has a very good salary, good credit and the same employer for almost 2 years. He wants to buy in Rhodes Ranch because it is close to his work, he perceives it as being safe (gated) and he has not seen other areas that he likes as well. I live in Oregon, and have looked at several real estate websites but rarely see homes in RR. I will gladly come to LV to help him select a home. Are there brokers who specialize in this area?

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I have been working Rhodes for many years now. I currently have 14 homes for sale. Please email me what you're looking for as far as size, type, price and I'll send you matching homes. We've been in Vegas since 1976 so if there are any other areas you want to know about let us know. Thanks, Kim and matt

Matthew D’Ercole
Prominent Realty Group, LLC
Buyer / Seller / Property Management
Cell - 702.501.0973
Website - http://matthewsellslasvegas.las.mlxchange.com
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I like Rhodes Ranch also. I have a new listing that is just west of that area. I would be happy to set up,a personal search page for you. It is a great tool. All I need is your criteria. I will set it up and send you and your son a link. Another service that I provide is Video of potential properties. My partner who is a full time Realtor loves to do video walk throughs of homes. Photos are great but sometimes you just can't get a good perspective of the home and the floor plan. This would be great for you to be able to look at potential homes long distance. I also can recommend a good lender . I have worked with Dorothy for over 14 years. I hope my input has helped. If you have any questions feel free to contact me.
Thank You
Suzie Marquardt
http://www.FastNevadaShort Sales.com
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Way to go Suzie!!!
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Follow the link below to find property for sale in Las vegas and Realtors there who are always there to help home buyers.
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Available Homes in Rhodes Ranch


Trulia has over 400 homes for sale in Rhodes Ranch
Type 89113 iat the top line next to trulia. search

I can find you a "motivated" seller to get you a great deal
David Cooper Personal Investment Coach
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I thought Rhodes Ranch is zip 89148 -- ?
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Yes there are homes available although they are going fast (usually only on the market a week or so if priced correctly).

You will need your financing lined up ahead of time so if you find a property you like you can move on it immediately. Will this be a cash deal or will you require financing? If this is a cash deal we will need the Proof of Funds in hand so we can submit it with the offer and show the listing agent and seller we are capable of buying the home. If this is a finance deal we will need to get your preapproved. I have lenders that can help you with this should you need them. Once you pick a loan officer have them supply you with a preapproval letter. We will submit this to the seller along with our offer to show them you are ready and able to get a loan for the home. We can not submit any offers without one of these 2 documents.

Secondly, while you are getting approved or getting the POF (proof of funds) we can start sending you homes that match your search criteria. This will give you an idea of what type of homes are available at what price range and you will also be able to get a feel how long these properties are staying on the market. This way once you get your documents in order you will have a good feel for the market and be ready to make your move. The best way to get me your home search criteria is to fill out the "Buyer's Form" at this link: http://lvrealestatehelp.weebly.com/buying-real-estate.html

If you would like to learn more about why the inventory is low, the effects of Assembly Bill 284, and how to prepare a strong offer, then read this link: http://lvrealestatehelp.weebly.com/index.html#/20130115/how-…

If you want to hear about the possible softening of the market when the Legislature meets next month then read this link: http://lvrealestatehelp.weebly.com/index.html#/20121218/more…

I hope this is informative and helpful! If myself or my team can be of assistance to you please let me know.

Best Regards,
Robert Adams
Founder of The Adams Team at Rothwell Gornt Companies
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You and your son can learn more about the buying process in Vegas here:
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Get the home inspected. My inspectors check and test everything in and around the home. We will walk through the home with him to point out any areas of concern or that need attention. We will educate him on any special features and check installed items with the Consumer Product Safety Commission recall list for your safety.

You are welcome to call or email me with any questions.

Lee Taylor
Valley Property Inspections, LLC
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Thanks to all the fast answers -- it is very helpful. Another question: Although my son lives in Las Vegas, his bank is in Oregon (it is with a credit union) and does not have a Las Vegas bank. So when it comes time to see a lender, should he think about applying at his credit union (which he could not do in person) , or should he consider other lenders?
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Don't give out your credit information till you shop lenders that ofer the best rate, and make sure they can lock the rate they quote you. You might be better off connecting with a Las Vegas Bank to make the transaction easier. Lots of paperwork with all transactions Matt D'Ercole is my agent 702-501-0973.
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He can certainly do his application for a loan through his Credit Union in Oregon. Once qualified and approved he can look for the home he can afford. Let me help you! LorenaP@RealtyOneLV.com
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Just so you all know, the zip code in Rhodes Ranch is 89148 - if you are looking properties or comps by zip code....
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Hi Carla,

Rhodes Ranch is Guard Gated, is a desireable location and offers fine amenities. There are 34 houses on the market. 31 of the 34 are under contract with Buyers.

Below is a link to a sampling of 4 houses in Rhodes Ranch which are either available or under contract with Buyers.

If your son is patient, and he has an Agent watching the listings as they come online - or back on the market - he should become a homeowner this year.

Good luck!

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RHODES RANCH The median sales price for homes in ZIP code 89113 in Las Vegas from Oct 12 to Dec 12 was $153,000 based on 197 sales. Compared to the same period one year ago, the median sales price increased 29.4%, or $34,800, and the number of sales decreased 46.3%. Average price per square foot for homes in 89113 was $91, an increase of 15.2% compared to the same period last year. There are currently 113 resale and new homes in ZIP code 89113 on Trulia, including 284 homes in the pre-foreclosure, auction, or bank-owned stages of the foreclosure process. The average listing price for homes for sale in 89113 was $528,822 for the week ending Jan 23, which represents a decrease of 2.7%, or $14,613, compared to the prior week.
David Cooper Investment Consultant and Trainer - 35 Years Experience 702.499.7037
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Dear Sir,

I am glad your son likes RR. My son lived in RR for similar reasons. He was very happy with the location and amenities the area has to offer, a very well kept community. There are homes available to buy, but you need an agent that can help you out locate exactly what he needs, wants, and afford. I would be happy to help you out. First of all, I would qualify your son if need be, and sit down at my office to discuss the process. Please send me an email and I will be happy to contact you as soon as possible.
Best Regards,

Lorena Petersen
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he can call any realtors - myself included who will help him buy in Rhodes Ranch. There are resale homes there as well as new homes. FYI - some of the lots in RR are quite small so there isn't much backyard.
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I'm closing on a property in Rhodes Ranch in about 45 days....I'd be happy to give you any help you need. I absolutely LOVE Rhodes Ranch!!!

Karen Lotter
Urban Nest Realty
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Hi Carla,
You must be a very proud parent with your son doing so well. He picked a wonderful neighborhood. Rhodes Ranch is truly a master planned family community. Located at the base of the Spring Mountains, in the southwestern region of Las Vegas and not too far from the Strip and McCarran International Airport, RhodesRanch is a real oasis in the desert!
I am very familiar with the community and feel confident in my ability to help you and your son. Currently there are 23 homes available today with a price range between $140,000 and $635,000
If you would be so kind to send me your criteria and a comfortable price range I would be happy to send the available listings.
I look forward to your response. Best wishes, Ida
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You give me a call at 702-348-8121
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Hi Carla,

I do live in Rhodes Ranch myself, it's actualy a golf course, guard gated community with
lots of amenities for, which I can confirm that this coomunity is a great neighborhood.
I'd love to assist you and your son, in finding the right home for him.
Below is my contact info, please email or call me directly, I gladly would go over it with you
if possible over the phone to discuss and inform you much more about it.
I can also forward you all currentlyavailable homes in Rodes Ranch, just provide me your
email address and you can have it within the next hour*!
Below is my contact info.

Warmest regards,

8363 W SUNSET RD #100

CELL: 702-241-6110
EMAIL: Denny@PropertiesofLasVegas.com
WEB: http://www.PropertiesofLasVegas.com
WEB: http://awp208099.las.mlxchange.com
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