Archive for the ‘NV’ Category
Tuesday, August 14th, 2018
If you are in the market for a NEW house, you’ll likely want to make sure you have a Realtor with you. Did you know that the sales agent who nicely greets you at the sale office door is working for the builder/ seller? That sales agent is NOT representing you. It cost you nothing to be represented by a Realtor, so give Penny a call to have her assist you with all your New home search needs? There are factors that end up making the biggest impact on your visit to a new home sales track. First of all the sales agent is not going to share with you that you can negotiate the sale price and other expenses involved in buying a new home. Call Penny Now to discuss how she can save you thousands of dollars, she has saved her clients so much money purchasing a home from a new home builder, she’ll make your experience fun for your new home house hunting.
Buying a new home can be a lot of fun and knowing Penny has all the new home builders information on where they are building along with pricing is a great plus for you.
Reasons why people buy a New Home:
They can pick their lot to build on
They love the idea of a fresh and so clean clean home
They pick the colors of everything, walls, cabinets, countertop, exterior paint color
They have so many options to change items to suit their needs
They have never had the opportunity to own a new home and Las Vegas offers many choices
They can pick the floor-plan they like
They have a say so over how much they want to spend on options or not spend on options
They can pick their elevation
To make friends with their neighbors a bit more easily. Everyone is new to the community and so everyone has something in common
The fresh smell of new, the smell of new paint, new everything, just like the smell of getting into your new car
Energy Star-rated appliances
They can Pick a soaker tub vs. a sit down shower
- It’s exciting and fun to watch your house being built from the ground up
The list is endless why people love buying a new home
Who are some of the builders hammering away in the Las Vegas area:
Blue Marble Dev
D R Horton
Trilogy by Shea Homes
Thank you for your time, Call me anytime, Penny O’Brien, RE/MAX Excellence, 702.321.9383
Tuesday, November 21st, 2017
HI there, VA, FHA, Conventional and Cash Buyers, Investors and Section 184 Native American Indian Home Loan Program
as many of you know, I do keep up with all the new home builders and their construction. When I was out yesterday previewing new home builders I came across a new tract home sales person who gave me a little inside information about a new community that is opening up. As far as I can tell right now they are going to be the least expensive new home builder in town.
If you are looking for a wonderful place and want more information call me now so I can help get you into this area and price range before anyone else.
Penny O’Brien 702.321.9383
Tuesday, July 18th, 2017
Are you confused about how the Reverse Mortgages work? I was too, until I dug deep into learning all about Reverse Mortgages. It actually is a great program. Here’s a few reasons why you might consider moving forward to a Reverse Mortgage.
It is a Government Program, it’s legit
Guaranteed by FHA/HUD
BORROWER(s) NEVER MAKES A MORTGAGE PAYMENT
Do I have your attention? Want to know more? Call me NOW,
Penny O’Brien with RE/MAX Excellence
Let’s get moving, I work best with buyers and sellers. I’ll become your Realtor for life
Monday, June 5th, 2017
Have you heard about this new and innovative program. And one of the best things about it is it’s free. No cost to you. The only thing you’ll need if you find necessary is a helmet, they are not supplied.
The Cadence Bike Share Program provides bicycles for residents and guests to ride around the beautiful community of Cadence.
Just sign up at:
Get your access code and get started riding
Take I-215 until it turns into Lake Mead Parkway. Pass through #. Warm Springs Rd. The Home Finding Center is on the left at the intersection of Sunset Rd and Lake Mead Parkway.
It’s really a neat program. If you’ve ever been by gogole in California at their headquarters, you will see bikes all around so that people can get from building to building faster and in a more fun matter.
You can ride from one community to the other and you do not have to be a resident or home owner to use the bikes.
I hope your found this information of value to you. If you or any one you know is looking to buy or sell a home here in Las Vegas or Henderson please keep me in mind. I’ve been helping buyers and sellers for over 19 years full-time. I have very happy clients. Take care and enjoy your life, Penny @ 702.321.9383 or GOWITHPENNY@yahoo.com
Sunday, June 4th, 2017
Have you heard about the new Master Planned Community of Cadence, in Henderson? It has a Central Park that is 50 acres with a pond and of course places for the kids to place etc. It’s absolutely going to be so beautiful. It’s in the works and should be done shortly.
Cadence also is going to offer 450 acres of outdoor activities.
It’s a 15 year plan in building Cadence
There will be 3 schools located throughout, none of which will be a High School.
HOA fees are only $35 a month. Unless you live inside a gated community like Heritage the Active Adult Living.
Some of the communities are:
At the Park in Cadence
Gardens at the Park
Heritage at Cadence
they also participate in the BIKE-Share Program. It’s an amazing free way to ride a bike and have some fun.
I hope this is of this fun assistance to you. Contact me: Penny O’Brien with Re/Max Excellence anytime for more information about this Master Planned Community or any other place in Henderson or Vegas that is of interest to you. Penny
Monday, March 20th, 2017
So, You’ve probably heard all about Real Estate from friends, family, co-workers the Internet or other places that the public has provided information about Real Estate. Let’s talk about Real Estate and here are 10 tips from Penny O’Brien:
- Ask me questions related to Real Estate and Other related vendors.
- Listen to what I have to share about Real Estate.
- Listen and Learn, we are going to have a great experience.
- Let’s Debate about what you’ve heard.
- Realize you are here to learn, ask me questions.
- Maybe you’ve heard things about Real Estate that are not true.
- I am interested in what you do and what you need.
- Let’s take action to help you with your Real Estate Needs.
- Share your weaknesses, there is no such thing as a silly question.
- You help me understand what is most important to you in finding you the right home.
Make it a great day and call me: Penny O’Brien with RE/MAX Excellence 702.321.9383 GOWITHPENNY@yahoo.com
Wednesday, February 8th, 2017
Here’s what I see happening in the Las Vegas housing market, grant you this is my opinion formed from selling Real Estate full-time in the Vegas Valley for over 16 years.
Things are kinda sideways and a few people are scrathing their heads saying hey what’s going on with the FIRTA clause when buying and selling in Vegas. First of all, like any industry there tends to be trends. You know a flow, prices go up then they drop. Well, I’ve seen something escalating and that is sellers selling their property with the FIRTA clause. What is FIRTA? Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax.
FIRTA is the disposition of a United States 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. The meaning of disposition is similar to the action of distributing or transferring property or money to someone, in particular which may include but is not limited to a sale or exchange, liquidation, redemption, gift, transfers,. So buyers purchasing United States real property interests (transferees) from foreign persons, certain purchasers’ agents, and settlement officers are required to withhold 15% (10% for dispositions before February 17, 2016) of the amount realized on the disposition (special rules for foreign corporations).
In a majority of 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/persons and you fail to withhold, you may be held liable for the tax. For cases in which a United States business entity such as a corporation or partnership disposes of a United States real property interest, the business entity itself is the withholding agent. I know this gets a little bit confusing and or complicated.
Here in Las Vegas it’s handled through the title company. Thank goodness they are on top of the changing Las Vegas market.
FIRTA in Las Vegas is on the rise. I am guessing it is throughout the U.S. I have had several buyers buy from FIRTA sellers. The buyer in most cases is required to sign a form stating they will live in the home for 2 years.
This means a big deal when it comes to investors purchasing properties. Cause in my understanding , they can’t buy these properties. So, they are limited to what’s out there for sale that aren’t FIRTA sales and our INVENTORY is so Low. How low can it go?.
Just another learning curve for the general public and everyone involved in the Housing market knowledge department.
Enjoy your day and life, it’s the only one we get here. Dance, sing and have fun.
RE/MAX Excellence 702.321.9383
Friday, January 20th, 2017
How the heck are ya? Very well I hope. If you’re here to know more about tiny homes in Las Vegas and other cities around Vegas then here we go.
First of All, Nevada is very rural, many people if you haven’t visited NV would think of just Vegas and the population of the valley. When you start getting outside of Vegas you will see that it so very rural. You can travel on and on and on and never see a home.
Here’s the kicker, Las Vegas of course like many cities have somewhat strict building codes. I realize they are in place to protect home owners and the public. But, If you’re wanting to live the “tiny house” movement life style, which I personally love the idea, it’s probably not gonna happen in Clark county.
Land in Clark county is not inexpensive either. Living off the grid in Clark County, probably not gonna happen. So, you can see that it’s not gonna happen and if so it surely wouldn’t be easy.
So, where in NV can we do our tiny home living. Many areas. If you’re willing to NOT live in Vegas. Of course, I love Vegas, I’ve been working with Buyers and sellers with their properties for over 15 years buy and sell here in Vegas. I’m just sharing that many people DO NOT want big houses. They don’t want all the maintenance, they want freedom to travel, to live simplistic, they are minimalist.
INTERESTED now? If so, Call me @702.321.9353
I will help you with your dream of having your own tiny house. LET’S do this. It’s exciting. ENJOY your day,
Tuesday, January 10th, 2017
Here is a very interesting article written by the RJ. It’s a short article with valuable information.
Hi there everyone,
NEW HOMES, and more NEW HOMES coming to Vegas. Lots of new master planned communities are coming here and have started to make a name for themselves. Things are looking up for Las Vegas and it’s surrounding areas. There is a lot of road improvements taking place right now. Out in the NW they are adding exits and lots of improvements and Henderson is also receiving additional road and exits. Oh, did I mention the 95 is undergoing road construction. It’s Everywhere, it’s Everywhere.
Vegas is such a wonderful place to live. If you’re considering moving out here I highly recommend it. If you live here already and are looking to purchase or sell, please contact me at 702.321.9383. I’m easy to work with, I will make your transaction enjoyable and professional at the same time. I work with integrity and kindness along with experience and many other wonderful traits that make me an excellent realtor at RE/MAX Excellence.
ENJOY your day,
Penny O’Brien, GoWithPenny@Yahoo.com
Friday, April 15th, 2016
Hi Everyone, Happy Friday from Sunny, Windy Las Vegas:
Words: The Central Banker’s Conundrum April 8, 2016 — Mortgage rates declined a bit this week,
April 8, 2016 — Mortgage rates declined a bit this week, as investors refocused on global economic troubles and the words and deeds of central bankers around the globe.
Although modest U.S. economic expansion continues, doubts remain that it is durable enough to continue in the face of considerable worldwide headwinds, or strong enough so as to be an engine to help lift the world from its malaise. Certainly, many central banks are employing novel approaches to try to spark growth in their economies, but so far the only success story to be seen is here.
Much as it might like to, the Fed cannot lift interest rates as desired, at least not without causing the kind of market-disrupting outward ripples we endured in the aftermath of the Fed’s small move to the Federal Funds rate back in December. That move — and plans for as many as four more this year — so unsettled markets that the Fed was forced to back down its expectations for lifting rates in 2016 from four moves to two.
As they usually do after tumultuous periods, markets settled, and now, with Fed policy de-tuned, there aren’t any immediate rate changes for which to plan or hedge. The Fed is watching the data for clues, the market is watching the Fed for clues, with both reacting accordingly when they come. At the moment, the Fed is “talking down” expectations for growth and rates by highlighting the risks and challenges the economy faces. This has helped mortgage rates to fall, but presents a bit of a quandary for the Fed’s messaging to markets.
HSH.com’s broad-market mortgage tracker — our weekly Fixed-Rate Mortgage Indicator (FRMI) — found the overall average rate for 30-year fixed-rate mortgages eased by eleven basis points (.11%), slipping to an average 3.67%, its lowest value since May 2013. The FRMI’s 15-year companion found a little less space to fall, with this week’s average trimming nine basis points to an average rate of 3.07%. Rates on fully-insured FHA-backed 30-year FRMs remain considerably below their Fannie and Freddie counterparts but declined far less than they did, falling by just four basis points to land at an average interest rate of 3.55%. Meanwhile, the overall 5/1 Hybrid ARM continued tracked the FRMI completely, sliding by eleven one-hundredths of one% to land at 2.90 percent for the week.
The median price for condos was also up for the 47th month in a row.
with home sales have been higher than the year before ten of the last twelve months.
The housing market continues to be on the side of sellers.
The median price for single-family, re-sale homes in the Greater Las Vegas area rose, year-over-year, for the 47th month in a row in March.
I will say once again, INVENTORY is very low. If you are ready to move please give me a buzz so we can go over your Real Estate needs. I am here to help. Thank you for your time. Penny
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