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Mon Jul 24, 2017
Alan May answered:
My crystal ball doesn't reach all the way to Vegas, and it's been broken for years.
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Wed Jan 4, 2017
June Buerkle answered:
How do you know it is FSBO? The sign or the add should have a contact number?
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Tue Mar 22, 2016
Renodude35 asked:
For over a year, I have been coming onto your sight to search for homes, and up until 3 weeks ago, I haven't been able to view your photos. This is the second time I've asked this…
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Thu Feb 12, 2015
Lovely Prescott answered:
Recent update feb. 12, 2015:
Currently there are a little over 200 listings for sale which shortsale are only (15), foreclosure(6) . The rest are traditional There are approx 9,500 homes located here in Southern highlands. Median Price range is $321,000. Average days on market is 139 days. Recent price decrease on listing avaialble is 28% means homes listed are over priced and it is why average days on market is about 5 months. Avg bedroom 4 bed. Seller's advantage in the market is 31%. In the whole las vegas price is up 16%. Hope this helps

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Mon Nov 4, 2013
Myra Gouger answered:
We have had small lots in Las Vegas probably since time began. I see no relevance to the survey since we have always had big, medium and small homes on small lots.
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Wed Jun 26, 2013
Robert Adams answered:
The market is very strong. You should have no problem getting it in escrow within a week if it is priced correctly.

Did you get your property sold?

If you are looking for someone to help get it sold for you please let me know. We have an extensive marketing plan for our listings in addition to putting it on the MLS. If you would like to discuss it further please feel free to contact me directly at the info below.

Best Regards,
Robert Adams
The Adams Team at
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Thu Jun 20, 2013
Meir Aloni answered:
Just curious, Your Realtor, who will get paid for working with you (once you find the property you like and close) could not answer this question for you?...
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Sun May 26, 2013
Phil Scheinman answered:
It is going to be difficult to find New construction in that price range. The minute the new home builders saw the opportunity to raise their prices and lower their freebies they did!

Keep at it with the Bank owned because the market goes through ebs and flows. You will eventually get the one that was meant to be.

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Sun Oct 7, 2012
Michele Dutchess answered:

You should also check into new homes at Harmony Homes Bella Fiore & Tremezzo Communities in the Lake Las Vegas Master Plan. They are a little above your stated price range but are well worth the look. Starting at $298,990 plans go from 2307 sq ft thru 4615 sq ft. - both communities are gated with security patrol included.

Lake Las Vegas is a peaceful Master Plan Community only 15-20 minutes from the strip. You can check out the community specific websites at and or contact me direct at 702-324-9281 or email

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Fri Sep 21, 2012
Robert Adams answered:
Get your own buyer's agent.

The bank pays the commissions on short sales so you get professional representation at no cost to you the buyer. There really is no negative consequences of having a buyer's agent represent you.

If you use the listing agent to represent you as well you have to hope they are honest and ethical and look out for your best interests as well as the seller's at the same time. Just eliminate this risk by going with your own agent. My 2 cents.

Hope this helps!

Best Regards,
Robert Adams
The Adams Team at
Rothwell Gornt Companies
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Thu Dec 1, 2011
Rena Levy answered:
Hello buyer,
since your partner is a foreign buyer,the property falls under the FIRTA tax withholding. what dose this mean to you? when you are ready to sell the property, the title company will hold 10% of the total sale price
(not profit), and send to IRS until all taxes are paid and filed by accountant to the IRS. Usually it takes around three month to receive the remaining balance check from IRS. also depending on your agreement with your partner and % share.
I would contact your real estate agent or CPA or the title company. Also it would be in your best interest to make sure that all taxes are paid and withhold at trust account until all taxes are filed and paid.
My specialty is foreign national investors who are buying in the U.S.A. if you need any further assistance, please call me at 702-612-7099

Withholding of Tax on Dispositions of United States Real Property Interests

The disposition of a U.S. real property interest by a foreign person (the transferor) is subject to the Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act of 1980 (FIRPTA) income tax withholding. FIRPTA authorized the United States to tax foreign persons on dispositions of U.S. real property interests. A disposition means “disposition” for any purpose of the Internal Revenue Code. This includes but is not limited to a sale or exchange, liquidation, redemption, gift, transfers, etc. Persons purchasing U.S. real property interests (transferees) from foreign persons, certain purchasers' agents, and settlement officers are required to withhold 10 percent of the amount realized on the disposition (special rules for foreign corporations). In most cases, the transferee/buyer is the withholding agent. If you are the transferee/buyer you must find out if the transferor is a foreign person. If the transferor is a foreign person and you fail to withhold, you may be held liable for the tax. For cases in which a U.S. business entity such as a corporation or partnership disposes of a U.S. real property interest, the business entity itself is the withholding agent.


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Mon Apr 18, 2011
Deluxe Realty answered:
Hello Lme,

Some top Analysts suggest that 2021 is the year when water will stop pumping, saying "While Hoover is an important source of clean, cheap energy, utilities would be able to replace the power if the generating facility was unable to operate, he said."

Here's a great article:

Another consideration; we cannot predict the weather as great as the mass population believes, and therefore, we can't really say if there will be some terrible drought for the next 10 years, just because we're in a drought today. I believe many recent natural occurences has reminded us of this.

How about building som more efficient sources of energy, like a plant that turns salt water from the ocean to pure H2O.... that'd be everlasting for generations. However, "along with recycled water this is one of the only non-rainfall dependent water sources. "

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Sat Oct 23, 2010
Damon Botticelli answered:
Nevada does not have state income tax. Scott mentioned the transfer tax when selling a property, but got the decimal in the wrong's 0.51% not 5.1%.

Still, you should speak to a cpa. I expect they'll tell you the best place to "claim" residency is where you live most of the year. I work closely with a cpa who can advise. I suggest a free consult for some tax planning before you make any decisions. ... more
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Thu Oct 21, 2010
Renee Burrows answered:
Comps are always a good start!

It is typical for servicers to have this "hurry up and wait" attitude (we get to wait then you get to hurry). If homes are selling currently at $115K then yes, it's a good deal. If homes are selling for less than $115K, not so good. Make sure you add all the extra fees you are paying to that $115K amount.

Below is a tutorial on public searching for comps.
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Mon Oct 4, 2010
Christopher Pagli answered:
Hi, the answer depneds on how long you plan to own the home. You have to figure out your overall costs and subtract the rent you will receive. Figure out how many years it will take to make your money back. Factors such as the underlying economic condition of the area, amenities, and typical appreciation rates, are all very important when deciding if something is a good investment.


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Accredited Buyer Representative
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Tue Aug 17, 2010
Megan Trumbauer answered:
How to Invest in Properties

For the past 10 years, it has been a very profitable activity to invest in property. Plenty of investors have been rewarded from buying flats to industrial parks. And even if the residential and commercial property markets tumbled in the last 12 months, there’s still a lot of profit to gain if you’re willing to choose your investments carefully. Here are things to get you started:

1. Good Planning – in any investment, you should think it thoroughly before jumping into one. For example, do you plan to keep your property longer or only for a short period of time? If you will keep it for more than 20 years, you would have to spend more on improvements, repairs, and maintenance compared to keeping it only for five years. Therefore, make sure that you can recover your investment during this period before you transfer it to another owner.

2. Develop a Network – if you want to generate profit from property investments, you would benefit from networking with a lot of people. You can always have friends in the bank or city hall to hunt for foreclosures. It’s also good to know plenty of real estate agents who always keep their eyes open for better deals.

Read the full article:
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Sat Sep 26, 2009
Roberta LaRocca answered:
Hi Judith,

5863 Tuscan Hills Ct is actually a bank owned home that was listed for $185,000. It is in pending status from an FHA offer from 9/16. It's estimated closing date is 10/30.

As I mentioned in other similar questions, you can save yourself a lot of time and aggravation from chasing home listings that are either under contract, aren't listed, or listed somewhere on the internet at an incorrect price.

A good local REALTOR® can provide you with the correct up-to-date information with new listings fitting your specific search criteria sent to your email as they are entered. You'll also have a variety of other information available by working with an agent.

Hope that helps, and if you have any other questions just get in touch.

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