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Home Buying in Laughlin : Real Estate Advice

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Sun Jul 16, 2017
Scott Godzyk answered:
Trulia does not list or sell homes. They are a site that you can post homes for sale or rent on. They are not a real estate company
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Sat Dec 5, 2015
Marneil asked:
Mon Jul 6, 2015
Canneree asked:
3 bedroom home on Alba Dr. for 35,900. What will this home be worth in 3 years
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Mon Jun 22, 2015
Karen Peyton answered:
130 degrees is a bad location for "anyone" who does not seek (the) refuge of air conditioning and water. I live in the Phoenix area and it will be roughly 110 degrees today. Am I outside? Of course not! And to be honest.....the view from my window looks like a picture.....the birds don't even dare to fly.

Your question is best asked of a medical professional who is actually "qualified" to answer. Real estate agents are not.
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Sun Jan 26, 2014
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Mon Jan 6, 2014
Gary asked:
Does anyone know about the Laughlin Bay Village condos on Desert Marina st in Laughlin. I see several units for sale. Is there any HOA issues or known structural defects? Is this a good…
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Thu Nov 28, 2013
Donaldak13 answered:
There are some great buys in BHC/Laughlin right now, but if you plan on spending the summer months there, be prepared for heat like you can't imagine. This is desert area and gets to 130 degrees in full sunlight. Winter gets colder than you would think, but mostly it's light jacket weather. I lived there, and worked there for 2 1/2 years and loved it, about fifteen years ago. Went back for a visit, it's changed(BHC) quite a bit for the worse from what I saw, but Laughlin is still nice. Some of the hotels have let the rooms get run down because their business has waned, but Harrah's and the golden nugget have held their standards high. The casino's in general have better paying slots than most, I didn't win much $400, but it was better than loosing. There are a lot of brand new condo's in Laughlin for under $100,000.00. If you're looking for a mobile home, you might want to buy your own property and have it placed on it; there is plenty of inexpensive land there in BHC.
Hope this helps you. Good luck.
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Sat Jun 8, 2013
Gene answered:
We live across the river in Bullhead City from Oct to May. Our electric bill is in the $180 - $200 range every month. It would be substantially higher in the summer when AC usage is high. If it were just me, I could get by in the $100 - $120 range but my wife keeps the heat on because of her Reynaud's illness which keeps her extremely cold even in warm weather. We have all electric appliances, hot water tank and furnace. We do not have gas service. Hope this helps. ... more
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Fri May 3, 2013
Donald Draper asked:
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Sun Sep 25, 2011
Happy In Laughlin answered:
We worked with Randy Williams of Kevin Barbarita Real Estate. Randy knows the area is patient and honest. He has offered support since we closed on this home.

Over the years I have bought and sold a fair amount of residential real estate, and Randy is one of the best I ever worked with !!! ... more
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Tue May 3, 2011
Dawn Barrier answered:
I agree with the answers below and Ask your Friends, Family and Neighbors as well.

If you are buying, I would suggest you need to ask the agent, "Do you show short sales?"

Many agents still tell me they won't show "short sales" to buyers, so hence the reason I put the above.

Remember not all short sales are "short" in Time Frame...some may close in 2 months, but..many can take months to close, so hopefully you are prepared to wait.

Good Luck!
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Wed Apr 13, 2011
Deluxe Realty answered:
Hello Troutinc2,

You must check the the Home Owner's Association; the answer can be found in the CC&R's.

It does vary from community to community.

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Sat Apr 9, 2011
Heather Peck answered:
Without running comps to see how the property is priced, there is no way to advise you. Laughlin is a different market than Las Vegas.

I do a lot of short sales and find the strategy of list price varies widely depending on the listing agent. Some agents price low to get lots of offers, knowing the bank will determine the sale price. Some agents price at market to try to get real buyers and then lower the list price if there are no offers. Some agents still don't understand how to price a short sale.

If you'd like comps run on the property, email me the address and i'll tell you what is on the market for sale, under contract and what has closed in the last 90 days to determine what price would be a good starting point.

Heather Peck
Realty 360
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Thu Sep 23, 2010
Terry Bell answered:
Keep in mind what that figure doesn't tell you. It doesn't compare size of parcel, it doesn't compare any additions that may not have been done to code or garage space. It doesn't allow for upgrades and improvements. That's why you are best to work with a Realtor that is trained to compare comps and be able to help you find the best overall deal. Terry Bell, Realtor, Santa Rosa, CA ... more
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Thu May 13, 2010
retired answered:
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

Best regards in your search for a new home.

Rae McKinney, SFR, Realtor
Licensed in Nevada and Arizona
Nevada Notary
River City Realty
3030 S. Needles Hwy Ste 500
Laughlin, NV 89029
Chris Elder, Broker - Email - Website
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Sat Apr 17, 2010
Kent Gagon answered:
Visit for information on flood plains and maps good luck
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Wed Aug 12, 2009
retired answered:
The first of the two new buildings is almost completed and pending sales should be closing in the very near future.
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Tue Jun 3, 2008
Jeffrey Schnabel answered:

Call your agent and simply ask them for the title company contact info that they have been dealing with. Tell your agent you really appreciate all of their work, but you really want to get the story from the horses mouth. When you talk with the title company contact, in addition to getting the straight scoop, ask them for a timeline that they are working towards and what recourse you have if the timeline isn't met.

Then, before you get off the phone with the title company, ask the title company for the bank contact that they are dealing with. Then make the same call to the bank and get the straight scoop from them. They may not want to talk to you, but at least you can give it a shot.

Good luck,

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Tue Jun 3, 2008
Debt Free Dave answered:
Has the lender funded the loan? There may be a final condition that they wont sign off on to release the funds for settlement. Something is off, I would start asking different questions to get to the bottom of it. ... more
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