My family is moving to Las Vegas in the end of November or early December and we need to find and buy a house before Christmas.

Asked by Monica.welch, Las Vegas, NV Sat Oct 13, 2012

We have been looking at options online but could use some help. We need something with at least 4 bedrooms and two baths, at least 2500 sq ft., and a yard would be great. We also need to be in a decent elementary school distric. Being in a coldesac would be icing on the cake. There are so many listings out there I don't even know where to start.

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Eugene Prosp…, Mortgage Broker Or Lender, Las Vegas, NV
Fri Oct 19, 2012

Thank you for posting your question here in Trulia.

We are the largest privately owned Mortgage Brokerage here in Las Vegas, NV.

If you need assistance with financing, I am available to assist you.

You can reach me at 702.324.2377.

Eugene Prospero
Mortgage Consultant
All Western Mortgage
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Jimmy Balsano, Agent, Las Vegas, NV
Mon Oct 15, 2012
Hi Monica

Please check my web sites below for New & Resale Homes & email or call me
for more details,

If I can be of further assistance and answer
Any of your other questions please contact me

Jimmy Balsano
Realty One Group
Fax 1-866-371-8421

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Wendi Willia…, Agent, Las Vegas, NV
Sun Oct 14, 2012
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Lilly Ruiz, Agent, Las Vegas, NV
Sun Oct 14, 2012
Monica,looking for homes online can be very deceiving ,as many of those homes have already been sold,or in Contingent status!I would like to send you a list of Available homes,that fit your criteria!Feel free to call or if more convenient e-mail me !!!
Have a wonderful day!!!

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Suzie Marqua…, Agent, Las Vegas, NV
Sun Oct 14, 2012
First I would suggest you get financing in place . I have a great lender that I have worked with for 16 years if you need to get prequalified and look at financing options. That way we know what price range to shop I would set up your personal property search page. That way we are only looking at available properties. When we find a potential property that fits your criteria my partner ( who is a licensed Realtor also) can usually video the property and send you the link. Photos are great but video is awesome when it comes to viewing a potential home long distance. I have a great team and have been a resident of Las Vegas since 1971. Our team is up to date on all the cutting edge technology in the industry and are available to assit you. We have allot to talk about and from your time frame I think we need to get started. Contact me and let's go over the details and get everything implemented to find that home.
Thank You
Suzie Marquardt
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David Cooper, Agent, Los Angeles, CA
Sun Oct 14, 2012
Start with your FICO score and provable income. It will reduce the number of available homes to what a lender will finance.
If you are seriously looking for a realistic assessment of your credit qualifications and verifying what help you need to make you credit worthy, I would email or phone for a private, no obligation consultation to Sharon @Southern Fidelity Mortgage 702-862-6775 email

David Cooper Investor 702-499-7037
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Diggity, Agent, Las Vegas, NV
Sun Oct 14, 2012
The first place to start is at the beginning. First of all , it is tempting to look at listings , but just like looking for a job or a spouse , you have to know what all of the facts are. You have to do your homework ! Most consumers get frustrated because they start off by looking at listings then try to make the properties fit their needs . Without knowing all of the facts it is difficult to answer this question. I'm not certain if you have another property that needs to be sold before you move. The inventory is very low here and there s a lot of competition to contend with .
First and foremost , financing is the key . It makes a difference if you are a first time homebuyer using a down payment assistance program with an FHA loan or a Conventional LAN ,a VA loan or paying cash . Would you consider an FHA 203k loan if the home needs some work ? What about energy efficiency ? Are you concerned with your energy bills and if so would you consider an EEM mortgage which would help you upgrade appliances or an HVAC unit should the home be outdated? Financing is key and you should get pre approved before you look at any home . You can waste a lot of time looking on websites that don't update the listings .You can't write an offer on a property and compete with others if you don't have your financing in place . If you find the house first then try to get financing you may miss out in the deal because you weren't ready .
As far as choosing a home in a "decent" area . Decent is subjective . Please consider using the website for the school district in Las Vegas which is http://CCSD.Net . You may also want to visit for crime statistics in neighborhoods . If transportation is of concern and proximity to shopping , ect . , you can get the neighborhoods walk ability score
Lastly , your best bet is to choose a Realtor who can access the current inventory . The Realtor can put your criteria in and pull up all available listings that fit your criteria and financing . Some properties can only be purchased with conventional or cash . The realtor will also help you with inspections , lenders and other pertinent information . There is much more to purchasing a home than just finding the property . Hope this info helps you . Best to you and your move .
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Christina Ri…, Agent, Las Vegas, NV
Sun Oct 14, 2012
I, myself, live in Southern Highlands which is located in SW Las Vegas, and am quite partial to that area, although I represent buyers and sellers across the entire valley. It is true, as another agent responded, that the housing inventory is extremely low currently, so it is important to make a strong offer on any property of interest, as you will likely be competing with multiple offers. With that being said, Frias Elementary (located in Southern Highlands) is an exceptional public elementary school and is one of few that offers "all day" kindergarten. The students are given many "extras" that I have yet to see any other public schools provide. I see Southern Highlands as quite quaint in comparison to Summerlin, which is also considered a nice area. There is a supermarket (Smiths) in close proximity, a Starbucks, several restaurants, a new Boy's and Girl's Club, great parks, and walking/jogging paths everywhere that really make it a nice place to be! I would love to assist you in finding a new home if I may. Please feel free to contact me directly at (702)300-3058 or email me at if I can be of any further assistance. You have many choices when it comes to selecting a Realtor, I am confident you will find that working with me, means having an advocate for you! Whatever you decide, I wish you the best of luck on this new chapter in life! ;)
Christina Rivera
RX Realty
2688 S Rainbow Blvd, Suite D
Las Vegas, NV 89146
Direct: (702) 300-3058
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Rena Levy, Agent, Las Vegas, NV
Sun Oct 14, 2012
Hi Monica,

I would love to help you find a house in Las Vegas and talk to you about different areas and schools.
We have great neighborhoods, schools and subdivisions to choose from.
My phone number is 702-612-7099 and my email is
Please contact me so I can provide you with any information that you need. You can also visit my website at to search for homes, schools and local business.

I have lived in Las Vegas for 20 years and can help you find your special home! Also if you need financing to purchase your house, I'll be happy to refer you!

Rena Levy
Realty Executives
Web Reference:  Http://
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RelocationPro, Agent, Las Vegas, NV
Sat Oct 13, 2012
To start, I definitely recommend by selecting an experienced agent that knows the CURRENT market. This will prevent you from losing any time spinning your wheels. You need to get an updated list of homes that meeting your criteria and financing right away. The two most important things to know right now are:

1. Inventory is EXTREMELY limited, so be sure to submit a strong offer the first time.
2. Many of the homes you see advertised online are "contingent" status which means they have an accepted offer, but all contingencies have not been satisfied. Basically they are not truly available.

I would be happy to assist you in purchasing your next family home in time to bring in the holiday!


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James Bellile, Agent, Las Vegas, NV
Sat Oct 13, 2012
Hello Monica,

My website is My resume is under the ABOUT US section. Also on my website is a link for other useful websites including websites for school district information. You can view test scores and school ranking on them. I can help you find a nice place. Please contact me.


James Bellile
iProperties International
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Jason Schiel…, Agent, Las Vegas, NV
Sat Oct 13, 2012
Good Evening Monica,

I would be more than happy to assist you. Feel free to contact me anytime or you may visit my website for school rankings and descriptions of the different neighborhoods Las Vegas and Henderson have to offer.
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