Posts Tagged ‘buy’
Wednesday, June 21st, 2017
I am originally from Iowa, after spending 37 years there, I decided to move to Las Vegas.
HUD 184 Loan Program. It’s an amazing Government program that allows a low interest rate and many other wonderful aspects for soon to be homeowners or homeowners who are looking to remodel. Please give me a buzz so we can discuss more about the 184 Loan Program. Have fun and enjoy your life,
Penny O’Brien 702.321.9383
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
Tuesday, March 28th, 2017
1. Square footage= SF
Like the story of Goldilocks and the 3 bears: Too small and you might quickly outgrow your new space. Too big can mean unnecessary energy bills and money spent furnishing space you never use. Too much space to clean in my opinion.
2. Drive time
Be sure your daily commute won’t leave you sitting in traffic, rethinking your relationship with your house. Consider driving to work from your potential home a couple times during rush hour to make sure you know what you’re getting into.
3. Walking distance
Being able to walk, bike or hike to shops, restaurants, parks and public transportation can really boost your quality of life.
Does the neighborhood include features that you feel are critical to your particular lifestyle, like yoga studios, late night takeout options or a safe playground for your kids and or your pets?
5. Planes, trains and automobiles
If you travel frequently, be sure you love how close your potential new home is to the airport, main highways or public transportation. Not a fan of planes flying overhead – or late night trains? Keep that in mind when checking out areas as well. We have a disclosure for that. 😉
Enjoy your day or evening, Please give me a call with any Real Estate questions you may have. I am here to help. Penny O’Brien 702.321.9383 GOWITHPENNY@yahoo.com
Saturday, March 25th, 2017
Here is just a little information about what Section HUD 184 requires and offers:
You must be an enrolled member of a federalized recognized Tribe.
Down payments: estimated 1.25% to 2.25%
Regular 30 year fixed rates are available.
Yes, to New construction and renovation.
Low monthly Mortgage insurance.
Modular Homes allowed.
Gifts and Tribal assistance are ok.
No hidden terms or fees.
For more information Call Penny 702.321.9383 GowithPenny@yahoo.com
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, March 1st, 2017
When I first got into Helping clients buy and sell homes I thought to myself, It’s really important to remember how much work it can be to move. So many of us move in a home and stay set. As one lady said to me the other day, I’m never moving again, she was probably in her late 50’s and just has had enough moving around. She said I’m going to die in this house. Which of right now we don’t have to disclose if someone dies in a property.
My point of this blog is, I just moved. It was a great experience. I don’t have a lot of things, I am a minimalist. I will say tho, even as a minimalist, it’s a lot of work moving. If you need information about Las Vegas Real Estate, homes for sale, or are interested in selling, Please give me a call, I’ve been helping clients buy and sell homes in Las Vegas for over 17 years full-time.
If you are moving and need some help, give me a call. I will help out if possible.
Enjoy your life,
Your Friendly, honest Realtor, Penny O’Brien 702.321.9383 RE/MAX Excellence
Saturday, February 25th, 2017
It’s that time of year for legislature to meet: Here is a list of things we can watch for:
1. AB 11- More requirements on drones and portable helicopters.
2. AB 13- Revised provisions governing the annual fee for conducting business in Nevada.
3. AB 21- Makes various changes relating to elections.
4. AB 32- Revises provisions governing pest control.
5. AB 35- Makes various changes relating to insurance.
6. SB 24- Authorizes cities to enact ordinances requiring the registration of vacant properties.
7. SB 33- Prohibits the foreclosure of real property owned by certain military personnel or their dependents in certain circumstances.
8. SB 67- Revises provisions relating to fire safety requirements for multistory buildings occupied by people.
9. SB 68- A law set up for those people who are trying to sell property that they don’t own.
10. SB 69- Revises provisions governing state agencies, boards and commissions that regulate occupations and professions.
11. Other proposed bills pertain to AB 87 firearms, SB 79 confidential information, commission changes for the Common Interest Communities, electronic signatures, and of course, NRS 116 chapter.
I will keep you posted on what takes Place.
Enjoy your life:
Penny O’Brien 702.321.9383
Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017
Happy day to you all,
Here is an amazing picture taken inside Ice Box Canyon at Red Rock Canyon here in Las Vegas. If you’d like to know more about what Red Rock Canyon has to offer or are looking for an Las Vegas Home to purchase or sell. Give me a ringy dingy @ 702.321.9383. Or shoot me an email at GowithPenny@yahoo.com
I have been helping people buy and sell in Las Vegas or over 16 years full-time. I’d love to help you too. Enjoy your day. Penny O’Brien
Las Vegas Red Rock Canyon
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Wednesday, February 15th, 2017
HOA’s what are they and why are they so popular in Las Vegas? If you are moving from the Midwest and other areas of the world that don’t have HOA’s you’re probably wondering what they are and why are they important or not important. To begin with HOA stands for Home Owners Association. Another term for HOA is CIC, Common Interest Community? Here is the NV Law that gives the meaning:
1. In the case of:
(a) A condominium or cooperative, all portions of the common-interest community other than the units, including easements in favor of units or the common elements over other units.
(b) A planned community, any real estate within a planned community which is owned or leased by the association, other than a unit.
2. In all common-interest communities, any other interests in real estate for the benefit of units’ owners which are subject to the declaration.
In other words when you purchase a home that is within a CIC you will receive a Re-Sale package that explains the rules and by-laws within the community. For example: it may state, when you can hang your Christmas lights, how long you can set your trash out and when and where the trash can needs to be. It may state you can’t paint your house purple. What type of landscaping you can have. What type of lighting you can install. Where you can park or not park. Many but not all CIC’s are in gated community so you have rules about how the gate code is given out or not given out. Many CIC’s are rules.
In communities that don’t have HOA rules, you more than likely can hang your Christmas lights all year long. You can work on your car in the driveway, you can park RV’s or boats on the street. In essence, you can do most anything you want and not get a warning or fined.
I moved here from Iowa and respectfully you cared about your property and how your neighbors are living in due respect to all of the community. The city may have had a few restrictions but all in all there weren’t many rules.
Many people are happy to live in community with HOA’s. Many people are not. It’s all about what is important to you. If you live within a HOA community you do not have the rights to change or go against the grade. You will not probably succeed at changing things.
If you are warned by the HOA to example: pull your weeds from the front yard or pressure wash the oil off your driveway I recommend doing what they ask. If not, you will be warned again and more than likely fined.
Many People who buy in HOA communities don’t realize that the HOA board members live in that community so they are somewhat policing the community. They are looking for violations of the homeowners. Some board members take this responsibility to the max and absolutely nit pick at homeowners to the point of annoyance and harassment.
I had at one time sold a condo to a client who loved the area, loved the complex but many of the board members took their position very seriously and in lack of a better way to explain were very terrible to the people who lived within the complex. Needless to say My client asked me to sell his condo for him because he could not stand the HOA board members harassments.
When living in a HOA community you will have fees to pay. Most every HOA is different in their monthly fee, quarterly fee or yearly fees.
If you have any questions about HOA’s I’d be happy to discuss with you more about them.
Thank you for your time and enjoy your life.
Penny O’Brien 702.321.9383 GowithPenny@yahoo.com
Thursday, February 9th, 2017
Have You ever noticed how the smell in the air changes over night sometimes? I live 4.5 hours from the California beaches but I swear some days I smell the ocean. That Lovely Fresh ocean salty breeze.
I looked up to see how many houses were for sale to fit my clients criteria. 1995 sf or more, 4 bedrooms, 1 bedroom to be downstairs, outdoor pool and under $310,000. I believe there were only 74 in the whole Las Vegas valley. Las Vegas weather for the most part is typically warm. I always see a switch in buyers when this time of year comes around. The air changes, the sun is a little warmer, you start hearing more birds chirping all the signs that spring is almost here. The big difference for us here in Las Vegas is that spring can feel like summer. Where in other parts of the country spring feels like spring. We kind of get a little head start on the warm weather.
Many business start putting out summer related out door dining. Everything starts growing toward being outdoors, hence the buyers consciously or subconsciously wanting to buy a home with a pool. It maybe something they never considered before depending on where they maybe moving from. Or, Maybe they just want the ultimate “party” house. I know when I moved to Vegas from Iowa, having a pool was a must. I promised my kids we’d have a house with a pool and we did. There were Lots of fond
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Just last night I showed a couple 2 homes with swimming pools. Something about the desert heat and seeing the pool is so refreshing. It’s a great time for sellers to put their homes on the market too, especially if they have a pool.
Enjoy everyone. Your friend, Penny O’Brien
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