Now may very well be the best time to buy a home in the Laughlin, NV/Bullhead City, AZ area. There is a great selection of homes, prices are down as a result of the current economic situation in the country, and interest rates are on the rise.
Since you are 10 years away from retirement, you may want to consider renting your new home out until you are ready to occupy it yourself. There are several different rental options available in this area. You can either rent your home out on a yearly basis to a long-term tenant, or you can use place your home in the winter rental program. There is a very high demand for winter rentals in our area due to our moderate winter climate. The winter visitors will generally stay anywhere from 3-6 months. The home must be furnished with all the necessities for day to day living as some of our winter residents fly in with only a suitcase! This type of rental can command a premium rental rate.
If you have any other questions regarding property in Bullhead City, AZ or Laughlin, NV, please email me. I am licensed in both states and I am here to answer any questions you may have.
Rae McKinney, Realtor
River City Realty
Laughlin, NV 89029
Chris Elder, Broker... more
I was looking to purchase a vacation home in the laughlin area last year and asked my realtor the same question. He said with a 2000 square foot home you were looking around $350 a month during the hot summer months. This relator lived in the Laughlin area during this time so I would think he would have an idea on the power costs during the summer. However, I would be nice to hear from someone who currently lives in the area. I live in Comifornia so I'm not sure if this is an accurate number or not. I guess, depending on your thermostate settings and the size of your home would also make a difference.... more
Here is a good link to search for. If you find something we can issue you a pre-approval within an hour.
thank you very much for answering my question,we made an offer in Laughing in the South Bay,like you said before we went and we think is a very nice place.I have a friend and she told me the same thing you did avoid portofino,to try Sout Bay and we liked it.What do you think?.We saw Portofino and we didn't like at all
I'm Adelina Fernandez Armando's wife once again thank you for the information... more
That's a good question! You should work directly with the listing agent who can help you learn more about that specific property (and probably will know a lot about similar properties in the area). To find an agent, just click on the yellow button on the property's Trulia listing and you will be able to start a dialogue.
Please let me know if you have any questions or if I can help with anything else. I am happy to be a resource for you. Good luck with the search!
Ali, Trulia Voices Community Manager... more
How quite the neighborhood is... At what time of day or night, standing at what compass point of the neighborhood, and are you asking how quite the neighborhood is with all of this in factor now or before the new renters with the dogs move in next month? lol... more
I suppose its possible to get someone to do this work here, but it would be more productive to engage a local Realtor first. Try here http://www.trulia.com/voices/directory/89029-broker--75872
I'm sure there are local agents willing to help you--consider interviewing as many agents as needed from different realty companies and choose the one you like best--ask that you be e-mailed suitable listings--do keep in mind that it is in your best interest to be involved when choosing a property, therefore don't rule out any trips before contract--after all what may be good for one is not necessarily the case for another--... more
Check for designations in the short sale area, such as, SFR, CDPE, CSSN. SFR is a NAR recognized designation that stands for Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource. This shows that the agents has been through some short sale training. Also, see if there is website such as our Arizona Department of Real Estate website that allows for consumers to search for an agent's continuing education classes. This will show you if they have any additional education related to short sales.
Interview and ask the agents if they have successfully closed short sale transactions. Ask them to explain the process to you. You should be able to get a good feeling about an agent's knowledge of short sales after some discussion.
Best of luck!... more
It depends on your community, but most 55 and older developments allow for a certain percentage of residents who are younger. You need to check the documents that you received when you purchased your home to be sure.... more
The answer very much depends on the situation and how much you want the property. If there are multiple offers on a property then obviously you should submit your best and final offer. If there are no competing offers, then it is typically a good idea to offer less than asking. Hope this info was helpful!... more
Yes, home prices in Laughlin have dropped nearly 50% of where they were at the height of the market!!
Our homes may be higher in price than homes in Mesa, AZ because Nevada has many tax advantages over Arizona. We have no personal income tax to the state of Nevada. No inheritance tax, no inventory tax, No estate tax, no gift tax, etc.. We are also a small community with approximately 4500 year 'round residents and out population swells to about 8500 during the winter months when our winter residents return. We have great schools, small class sizes, Las Vegas Metro Police services and low crime. Life is lived well in Laughlin! To peruse some of the great recreational andentertainment activitesLaughlin has to offer,visit my website at www.LaughlinRealEstateAgent.com
Best regards in your search for a new home.
Rae McKinney, SFR, Realtor
Licensed in Nevada and Arizona
River City Realty
3030 S. Needles Hwy Ste 500
Laughlin, NV 89029
Chris Elder, Broker
Rae@LaughlinRealEstateAgent.com - Email
www.LaughlinRealEstateAgent.com - Website... more