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Home Buying in Gardnerville : Real Estate Advice

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Jayrogers1306, Both Buyer and Seller in Carson City, NV
Tue Dec 15, 2015
Jayrogers1306 answered:
Current new average new construction price per square foot in Gardnerville is vary between $125 t0 $150.
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Rachel Alexa…, Real Estate Pro in Gardnerville, NV
Sun Apr 13, 2014
Rachel Alexander answered:
Thank you for confirming that Jim & Lisa, you guys are The BEST! I thought so! But am surprised how often I see 'right of survivorship' spelled out (unnecessarily) on deeds around here. It's amazing how the SIMPLE vesting of Joint Tenants on a deed can avoid probate for the surviving owner if one dies. Such a simple thing to do if one doesn't have a Trust in place yet (me but I'm working on one!). It doesn't seem like vesting a property 'as husband & wife' is ever appropriate, is it?? Unless the deed says 'as joint tenants' after 'husband and wife', right? Probate isn't hard in NV but it seem SO simple to avoid completely. ... more
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Rachel Alexa…, Real Estate Pro in Gardnerville, NV
Mon Nov 18, 2013
Rachel Alexander answered:
Megan did her job and did her job WELL. She was looking out for the best interests of her clients...she's well respected in this town where I also work. And I know she knows the law and that forcing a client to use a certain lender, inspector, title co etc is illegal in NV UNLESS the buyer signed an 'affiliated relationship disclosure'. And I am certain Megan's company has such disclosure and that she knows this law to the tee. I won't even recommend inspectors anymore......I have a huge notebook with many sample inspections that I loan out to a buyer to peruse and pick one on their own. But with all that said, I do have some lenders that know the rules better than others and escrow officers that make no mistakes on final I prefer to work with them? You bet! But I don't FORCE anyone too. Nor would Megan. Nor would there be any financial gain from it. Sometimes clients come to you with their cousin lender that's been on the job and licensed for all of 20 minutes and that's who you're stuck working with.....I even had a SBA lender trying to write his cousin's residential primary residence loan! He didn't even have a residential license! Needless to say, another lender closed that deal after a 30 day extension and approx $2K immediately released to the sellers (I had the sellers)....I figured the cousin owed the buyer that much to donate to the escrow! And the deal closed. In this Original Poster instance, Meeeegan is haters! And Megan is far from vengeful......the notion is absurd and I have had dealings with her and they have ALL been pleasant and professional!! I'm curious if you did waste money on an attorney and how that worked out for you? ... more
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Mary Cioffi, Real Estate Pro in Minden, NV
Wed Oct 30, 2013
Mary Cioffi answered:
The location of the house would determine the source of drinking water. Our area of Gardnerville has a combination of wells and community water, septic and sewer. Do you have an address? ... more
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Kenneth Garb…, Real Estate Pro in Gardnerville, NV
Mon Aug 12, 2013
Kenneth Garber answered:
Good evening....
In response to your question the property is listed at $439,000 and went in to escrow with an accepted offer on 7/30/2013. The current status is Pending-No Show which would seem to indicate the Buyer's are working on their financing or it is a cash offer pending inspection reports. We are unable in MLS to know what the offer value is prior to closing.
Thank you for the inquiry...If there is additional information you need please let me know.
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Sheree, Home Buyer in Gardnerville, NV
Wed Mar 27, 2013
Sheree answered:
Thank you all very much! I would prefer to stick to a local mortgage lender as I am anti big-banks (I'm a little bias as I work for a credit union) :) I will continue to work on my credit in the meantime. Although I have another question, if I find a job before I move and it is in the same field, would I still need to be working for that institution for a year? ... more
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Ib4law, Home Buyer in Gardnerville, NV
Tue Mar 5, 2013
Ib4law asked:
This question was asked from this property:
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Lisa Wetzel…, Real Estate Pro in Gardnerville, NV
Mon Aug 6, 2012
Lisa Wetzel and Jim Valentine answered:
There is such a thing as Allodial Title
Here's a link about it

It used to be a means to pay a lump sum in advance and not pay yearly taxes. I understand it was discontinued. It is very very rare and I personally have never dealt withit in the 36 years that I have been selling real estate.

Lisa Wetzel
RE/MAX Realty Affiliates
1320 Hwy 395
Gardnerville, NV 89410
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askpre, Home Buyer in Minden, NV
Mon May 7, 2012
askpre answered:
Drew Kondo, Real Estate Pro in Zephyr Cove, NV
Sat Apr 10, 2010
Drew Kondo answered:
Property taxes are a little over 1%. However, one's tax base is determined much differently than in CA. The assessor reassesses every 4-5 years. He always assess much lower than the property is actually worth. I have a Tahoe condo listed on the NV side that's worth over $200,000. Annual property taxes are $512.

All that said, it will depend greatly upon what the property is assessed at.
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Ultimateresp…, Home Buyer in Nevada
Sun Jan 17, 2010
Ultimateresponse answered:
I am familiar with the area you are looking at, the Pineview Estates area. From what I understand it is VERY had to find financing for that neighborhood, because the property is all lease-locked...essentially you own the house, just not the land it is built on, which leaves you in a tough situation if something goes awry with the land. I was able to get pre-approved for a loan that neighborhood through Greater Nevada Credit Union. Speak to your realtor, they generally know who finances the neighborhood. Also, half of the houses are stick-built, others are manufactured; you will not be able to get financed for a manufactured home out there. Yes you can buy and rent it out, and you can buy and re-sell. There is a deeding option in about 13 years.

Another thing about the neighborhood, it is on a community propane well(read as $$$$$$$) and water well; no public utilities, it is all privately maintained. There is natural gas nearby and thus should be available for hook-up at the home you are looking at.

I hope this covers it...I am house-shopping in that area, and also live and work nearby, and have done a lot of research into buying there. If you have any questions, by all means e-mail me at and I will do my best to find you an answer.
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