Posts Tagged ‘sell’
Sunday, March 12th, 2017
The largest municipality by population in Nevada is Las Vegas.
Las Vegas is the most populous city in NV and an internationally renowned resort city known for gambling, shopping, fine dining and its nightlife, Red Rock Canyon, Mt. Charleston, low housing prices and beautiful weather. Also known as the Entertainment Capital of the World, Las Vegas is quickly transforming into a popular family and retirement city as well and it is now the 31st most populous city in the state. In 2016, the city has an estimated population of over 600,000 residents.
The population does not include North Las Vegas, Henderson or Green Valley. Summerlin is considered Las Vegas, it has not become it’s own town per-say.
When deciding to move to Las Vegas and you’re not familiar with the Valley, give me a call. I can help show you around and help you decide on what location works best for you. I have lived here in Las Vegas for over 18 years and have been helping buyers and sellers buy and sell homes for 17 years full-time I love helping others. Please give me a call, text or email so we can sit down together and discuss your questions.
Enjoy your life, Penny O’Brien 702.321.9383 GOWITHPENNY@yahoo.com
The 2010 Census placed the population of Las Vegas at 583,756, but its population in 2016 is estimated at 623,747.
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
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
Monday, February 6th, 2017
I am working on putting together a give-a-way to any buyers and sellers who are or become my client/clients. I am asking what they’d like to receive. Of course, it needs to be within reason.
Do you have any suggestions? I look forward to hearing from you and really Excited to get it started.
Thank you and let’s get moving.
Penny O’Brien 702.321.9383
I work with all buyers, Cash, Conventional, FHA, VA And many HUD programs. I work with all buyers and sellers within the whole Las Vegas Valley. Call me @ 702.321.9383
Monday, February 6th, 2017
Happy Day to you. Are you interested in knowing a lot more about townhomes in Las Vegas that are for sale? In the past 3 months I have sold several. They are a fine way of owning a home without all the extra responsibility of owning a detached home. Here’s what is usually included in within the HOA when buying a townhome. Usually water and trash are included. Most of the time the landscaping in the front is covered too. Are you looking for a condo to buy or sell. I can Help. I work in all areas of the Las Vegas Valley and have clients who are cash buyers, FHA buyers, VA buyers, Conventional buyers and any other programs that may be used in the purchase of a home. Many of my clients have a tribal card and they qualify for the HUD 184 program. There’s so much out there for buyers to use for purchasing a home and coming in with very little down payment.
You can reach me, Penny @ 702.321.9383. I am a professional Realtor, we will have a good experience working together.
I really enjoy helping people with the purchase or sale of homes. I have over 16 years of full-time experience in Las Vegas. ENJOY your day. Penny
Wednesday, January 25th, 2017
Here are the numbers for what’s for sale in Henderson:
1988 Single Family Homes, Condos and Townhomes are currently for sale per MLS, Multiple Listing Service.
1333 are currently in contract in Contingent Status, that leaves only 655 for sale.
This does not include the New Homes.
What type of buyer are you? Cash, Conventional, FHA, VA or another type?
Please call, text or email with your Real Estate needs. I service Summerlin, Henderson, GV, North Las Vegas, the whole Las Vegas Valley.
Penny O’Brien 702.321.9383 GOWithPenny@yahoo.com
Tuesday, January 24th, 2017
I’m Penny O’Brien with RE/MAX Excellence. I love pinching pennies when it comes to helping my buyers get their perfect home. I have been in the Real Estate business for over 16 years full time here in Las Vegas. What’s good about that is several things but mainly the friendships I’ve made with other Professional Realtors, Lenders, Title Companies, Home Warranty companies, Inspectors and many vendors.
When I am helping a buyer purchase a home I have the experience on how to communicate with the Listing agent. I do it with ease and professionalism. That’s very important these days because it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to be a Realtor and that being said there are a whole bunch of people that get into Real Estate for different reasons. I have experience in the industry. Which when it comes to buying or selling should be very important to you. I love helping my clients. You can talk with any of them and they will share with you our experience while searching for their home. Their experience during the whole transaction. I make it fun for them and we really have a good time. I greatly appreciate all of my wonderful clients, they are truly amazing.
I work the whole valley, Summerlin, Henderson, Green Valley, North Las Vegas. I always have and I always will. I help clients who are interested in condos, townhomes, Single Family Residences, High Rises and Rentals.
P.S. Working with a RE/MAX agent like myself is not more expensive than any other Real Estate company, it’s a big plus to you. Thank you for your time.
If you are in the market to buy and or sell, give me a call, text or drop me an email. I look forward to hearing from you. Enjoy your life. Penny 702.321.9383….. GoWithPenny@yahoo.com
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