Las Vegas Home News

Whether you’re planning to walk down the aisle in the future or not, buying a home with your significant other without being married can be a tricky... Read More »

Do you dream of lazy summer afternoons spent admiring ocean views from your veranda? Or maybe you love the idea of snuggling by your own fireplace after... Read More »

Has your home been on the market for quite some time with no offers? Have you been watching while other homes in your neighborhood sell within days of... Read More »

There’s so much to think about when you’re moving, from making sure all your belongings arrive in one piece to getting the utilities set up in your... Read More »

Are you getting ready to sell your home? If you are, then you may be feeling overwhelmed by the number of tasks ahead of you. While selling your home is... Read More »

In you’re in the market for a new home, you’ve probably heard that spring and summer are the best times to buy. That’s when you’ll find the largest... Read More »

Is there anyone out there who actually likes moving? Yes, it can be fun to get settled into a new place – especially if you’re upgrading – but the... Read More »

If you’re searching for a new home, you’ve no doubt poured over listings and have wondered why some rooms are labeled as “bonus” rooms or offices.... Read More »

Whether you’re renovating a home you just purchased, or you’re sprucing up your house in preparation to sell, there’s no denying that renovations... Read More »

One of the most important steps you can take when you’re selling your home is to de-clutter. Staging your home for a quick sale means cleaning, removing... Read More »

If you’re a first time homeowner – or it’s been years since you bought a home – it’s good to know what those crucial first tasks should be.... Read More »

There’s no denying that there is a certain appeal to being the very first owner of a new house. You get to make all the decisions and build a home that... Read More »

There’s no two ways around it – a bathroom can make or break a house sale. It doesn’t matter how great the rest of your house looks, if the bathroom... Read More »

Does your home have a leaky roof? Are the bathrooms outdated? Is it time to replace the furnace? If your home has issues, and you’re getting ready to... Read More »

Unless you’re planning to pay all cash, if you’re shopping for a home then it means you’re also shopping for a mortgage. Depending on your personal... Read More »

If you’ve got a big move ahead of you, there are certain obvious expenses that you know to expect. These include hiring a moving company, renting a... Read More »

Whether you’re looking for a new home or selling your current one, it’s good to know whether or not the neighborhood is dog friendly. If you’re buying,... Read More »

If you’re preparing to sell, or you’ve recently purchased a new home, you may find yourself with a list of repairs you need to make. Chances are,... Read More »

Sure, touting that recent kitchen or bathroom renovation will surely attract the attention of potential buyers. But are there other qualities about your... Read More »

You did it! You packed up all your belongings, loaded them onto a truck, and unloaded them into your new house. That is no easy feat. But the work isn’t... Read More »

Is it time to sell your condo? While you may think that selling a condo is the same as selling a house, there are distinct differences that are important... Read More »

Whether you’re staging your home to sell or updating the look of a home you just purchased, chances are you’ll be painting some walls. While painting... Read More »

Spring is finally here! There is no better way of getting through the last few grueling weeks of winter than knowing that you’ll soon see spring flowers... Read More »

Just because you’ve closed escrow and have given the keys to the house to their new owner doesn’t mean you’re done just yet. While the hard part... Read More »

Whether it’s because your kids have left for college or you’re preparing for retirement, many homeowners choose to downsize at some point in their... Read More »

You searched for and found a house. You put in an offer that was accepted. You applied for a mortgage, got a home inspection and completed what seemed... Read More »

When you’re selling your home, keeping it spotless for showings can be tough. But making sure it stays clean, especially when you have kids, can seem... Read More »

Let’s be honest – living in your home while you have it on the market can be tough. Not only do you need to keep it spic and span at all times, but... Read More »

Do good fences make good neighbors? They can, as long as you follow the proper etiquette when installing a privacy fence. If you’ve just purchased a... Read More »

Are you a first time homebuyer nervous about adding the cost of furniture to your big move? Or perhaps you’re thinking of buying a vacation home, but... Read More »

Spring is just around the corner. If you’re getting ready to put your house on the market, that means it’s time to add a little pizzazz to the exterior.... Read More »

Are you gearing up to sell your home? Then you should know that there are certain things you are legally required to disclose to potential buyers. If you... Read More »

The number of people buying a home on their own is on the rise. Are you one of them? While it may seem daunting to purchase a property solo, it is certainly... Read More »

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, nearly one quarter of employed Americans work from home. Innovations in technology coupled with a changing... Read More »

You just bought a new house. You should be happy, right? But unfortunately, you can’t quite shake this sinking feeling that somehow you’ve made a... Read More »

When a buyer decides to make an offer on your home, they usually make the decision with their heart, not their head. Buying a home is an emotional decision,... Read More »

Buying a new home can be stressful. But when you have to do it from across the country, it can be doubly so. If you’ve recently gotten a new job, committed... Read More »

While moving can be a real drag, sometimes it’s obvious that it’s time to go. A move can be just the thing you need to jumpstart your life and invite... Read More »

Do you find yourself having to choose between two homes that you love? It’s a lucky problem to have. Some buyers struggle to find one home that meets... Read More »

If you’re buying a fixer-upper or need to make some repairs before moving in, an FHA 203k loan may be what you need.  This type of loan allows you... Read More »

Moving during winter is probably not something you hoped you’d ever do, but sometimes it’s unavoidable. However, moving in winter has some perks.... Read More »

You’ve found a house you love and you’re ready to make an offer. Unfortunately, you find out from your real estate agent that the house is under contract... Read More »

If you’re selling your home, then an open house is likely going to be one of the tools your agent uses to market your property to prospective buyers.... Read More »

You’re ready to sell, but you know that your home could use some updates to attract serious buyers. But you don’t want to invest significant time or... Read More »

If you’re in the market for a new home, perhaps you’ve browsed listings and come across a foreclosure or two that you like. Maybe you’ve even noticed... Read More »

Now that you’ve decided it’s time to sell your home, you’re probably getting all kinds of advice from friends and family about how to do it. While... Read More »

If you’re getting ready to move to your new home, you’ve no doubt been advised to research moving companies. While it may seem like a huge inconvenience... Read More »

You’ve saved up the money for a down payment and are finally ready to make your dream of owning a home a reality. Congratulations! Buying a house is... Read More »

Buying a home is an emotional, complex and often stressful process. This is doubly so if you’re buying in one of the country’s hottest real estate... Read More »

As we head into 2017, you may be thinking that this is the year to finally put your house on the market. And when you do, you’ll want it to sell quickly... Read More »

During your home search, you may have come across advertisements for modular or prefabricated homes. Have you wondered how they differ from stick-built... Read More »

While selling a home during the holidays can be more hectic than usual, sellers do have an advantage. It’s the perfect time to show your home in the... Read More »

If you’re relocating for a job, trying to move before the school year begins or even hoping to avoid making payments on two mortgages, you may find... Read More »

Even though you may love your neighbors, sometimes you just want to step outside for a little fresh air without having a conversation. With lots becoming... Read More »

Are you currently buying or selling a home? Then you probably already know what a complex process it can be. Finding a professional to work with you every... Read More »

Are you considering purchasing a home that has an easement, but you’re not sure how it will affect you? Are you worried that it’s something that could... Read More »

We get it – there are days where you just don’t love the home you live in. Worse, there may be days where you don’t eve like it. Maybe you think... Read More »

Conventional wisdom dictates that spring and summer are the best times to sell your home. And since Labor Day is the unofficial end of the summer season,... Read More »

Winter’s coming – and, no, we don’t mean it’s time for a new season of Game of Thrones. While the end-of-August hot temperatures may have you... Read More »

Having a good relationship with your neighbors can have a big impact on how happy you are in your home. If you get along and have an easy rapport, it... Read More »

Selling your home can be a stressful and challenging process. Why would you want to make it doubly so by irritating potential buyers? Here’s what you... Read More »

Moving into a new home can be a very exciting experience. But if you have kids and you’re moving more than a few neighborhoods away, chances are they’ll... Read More »

Moving can be tough on a tight budget – but not impossible. If you’re wondering how you’re going to get through your next move without spending... Read More »

It’s hard to believe, but summer is winding down and kids will be heading back to school soon – if they haven’t started already. If you’re looking... Read More »

There’s no way around it – moving can be really stressful! But when you throw a pet into the mix, it can make the task even more daunting. If you’re... Read More »

As if moving isn’t already stressful enough, it can leave you vulnerable to identity theft. Your personal information is being shared repeatedly while... Read More »

Multigenerational living has been on the rise in America in the last few years. According to the Pew Research Center, analysis of the most recent census... Read More »

Are you thinking about buying a home in a gated community, but wondering whether or not it’s right for you? You may be asking yourself if its safer... Read More »

Does choosing the perfect paint color for your home feel a little bit like finding Bigfoot – mythical and elusive? Do you stare at the racks and racks... Read More »

Your house isn’t just a financial investment or the place where you keep your stuff – it’s where you live your life. And moving into a new house... Read More »

These long summer days lend themselves well to swimming, barbecuing and having fun with family and friends. We can certainly understand why you may not... Read More »

Spiders and roaches and flies, oh my! If bugs give you the heebie jeebies, you definitely don’t want them in your home. Not only can they be unsanitary,... Read More »

A home inspection conducted by a professional is a typical part of the process of buying a home. It’s an opportunity to evaluate the property and understand... Read More »

You’ve finally cleared your house of all the clutter, but now what do you do with all that stuff? Have you thought about hosting your own yard sale?... Read More »

Summer has just begun, but temperatures are already rising! Are you ready for a heat wave? Take advantage of these tips to keep it cool at home during... Read More »

Summer is here, which brings with it warm weather, long days and nights spent outside under the stars. It’s time for barbecues, summer picnics and, of... Read More »

If you’re gearing up to buy a house, one of the most important things you can do to prepare is to check your credit score. That number is going to help... Read More »

If you’re thinking about selling your home, now is a great time! It’s estimated that 50 percent of homes are sold in the summer, making this the best... Read More »

Think that throw rug is only for the floor? Think again! There are so many ways to use beautifully designed rugs around the home, it’s a shame to let... Read More »

Have you put off growing your own vegetables at home because you think it will be too difficult, time consuming or messy? Do you worry that you don’t... Read More »

If buying a home is in your future, one of the realities you’ll need to face is the need to save for a down payment. Depending on the type of mortgage... Read More »

Have you ever wondered who may have lived in your home before you? Did you discover an interesting relic in the attic and would love to know where it... Read More »

Have you ever wondered who may have lived in your home before you? Did you discover an interesting relic in the attic and would love to know where it... Read More »

Are you one of the millions of Americans working from home? Or maybe you have a job outside the home but need a good “command center” from which to... Read More »

There’s nothing worse than the feeling that you forgot to lock the front door – after you’ve already left home and gotten to your destination. Soon,... Read More »

Are you getting ready to sell your home, but want to make some improvements to add value before putting it on the market? Perhaps you’re thinking you... Read More »

Buying a home can be a complicated process, even for those who have gone through it before. One of the best ways to make the experience as painless as... Read More »

It’s finally happened – you found the perfect house. It has exactly what you are looking for, it’s in the right neighborhood, and it’s actually... Read More »

Close your eyes and imagine: a perfectly manicured lawn spreading out in front of a stately Colonial in the suburbs. A pool in the back with a backyard... Read More »

Whether you are a buyer or a seller, a home inspection is going to be part of the process of any real estate transaction. Once an offer is made on a house,... Read More »

There’s no two ways about it – buying a home is stressful. Whether you’re doing it for the first time, or have several purchases under your belt,... Read More »

Now that spring is in the air, you probably want to open your windows to welcome it in. Unfortunately, they likely have a layer of grime on them, leftover... Read More »

If you’re selling your home, you know how important it is to have it looking its absolute best. First impressions are key, as potential buyers will form... Read More »

If you’re raising a family, it’s normal to want to purchase a home that can fit your family’s needs down the line – whether it be additional bedrooms... Read More »

Getting settled into your new home can be a transformative experience. Starting fresh in a new space is like hitting the reset button on your life, sparking... Read More »

Do you hear that? It’s the first breathy sigh of your spring garden, waking up from its winter’s nap. Longer days, warmer temperatures and dreams of... Read More »

Did you buy an older home because you fell in love with its character? Many homes built in previous decades or centuries feature details that often aren’t... Read More »

Did you buy an older home because you fell in love with its character? Many homes built in previous decades or centuries feature details that often aren’t... Read More »

Do you fantasize about downsizing? Do you dream of having less to take care of so you have more time for yourself to do the things you enjoy? You’re... Read More »

If you’re a homeowner who has been looking for ways to increase the square footage of your living space, but you’re hesitant to build a new addition... Read More »

One of the most daunting challenges of buying a home is choosing and getting approved for a mortgage loan. There are many types of mortgages out there... Read More »

Have you filed your taxes yet? We know — tax season isn’t anybody’s favorite time of the year (except, of course, for tax accountants). But... Read More »

Are you starting to feel a little bored with your house? Are you daydreaming about making some changes? At some point, most homeowners want to spruce... Read More »

You’re probably familiar with the idea that little things add up to a lot. But did you ever stop to think about how that can be applied to the upkeep... Read More »

You’ve spent countless hours and energy getting your home just perfect. You’ve labored over the right paint, the best furniture and even invested... Read More »

Nobody wants to smell pet odors when they’re looking at a potential new home. Nor do they want to see piles of pet hair on the carpet. But are there... Read More »

Getting older isn’t something most of us want to think about. We like the idea of always being active and youthful. We even think of our parents... Read More »

If you, Are lured by the shiny new home in the brochure and it calls to you, or Pass by the fluttering flags of that new sub-division, and your car automatically... Read More »

As a new homeowner, you may not know what to do when the unforeseen happens. Knowing what to do in a household emergency can save valuable time and may... Read More »

You just moved. You started your new job. You super busy unpacking and getting settled. You get sick in the evening or on a Saturday and need to see a... Read More »

Organic — denoting a relation between elements of something such that they fit together harmoniously as necessary parts of a whole. — characterized... Read More »

Whether you’ve just moved into a new house or are preparing to sell, don’t let the fact that it’s cold outside stop you from getting... Read More »

For many of us, bright, beautiful colors bring joy to our lives. When we make our homes our own, we tend toward the colors that make us happy. When we... Read More »

If you know that the home you are buying my have to be sold within a few years, you have a few extra items you need to pay attention to prior to purchasing.... Read More »

It seemed so perfect on the showroom floor… Then you get it home and no matter how you try it, you just can’t make that furniture fit in the space... Read More »

Now that you’ve done all the hard work of qualifying for the loan, securing the mortgage and putting the deal in motion…you can start to shop... Read More »

Traditional real estate marketing says homes sell better in the Spring and that if you haven’t sold by the time school starts, you might as well... Read More »

Owners of older homes dream of updating or modernizing kitchens and baths. In fact, before they place their homes on the market, some folks go to all the... Read More »

If you bought a new home in 2015, here are some things to think about as you get ready for tax season: Mortgage Interest One of the biggest perks of owning... Read More »

Eeeeek! Rates are going up … or are they? Last week, for the first time after years of historically low rates, the Federal Reserve decided to raise... Read More »

If you’re entering your retirement years, you may be considering buying a second home in a warmer (or cooler) clime. Perhaps your goal is to escape... Read More »

Plane tickets? Check Suitcase packed? Check Wrapped gifts packed? Check House protected? Oooops! If you’re planning on traveling for the holidays,... Read More »

You’ve been saving for a downpayment and you’re almost there. Almost! You just need a little more money in that account and you can make an... Read More »

Flooring is one of the more controversial subjects when it comes to home improvements. There are two firm camps and rarely do they meet in the middle.... Read More »

It’s the end of the year. You’re already thinking ahead to the spring. You have tons of plans for home improvements. So why bring this up now? December... Read More »

Thanksgiving is over and the holiday season is in full swing. You’ve been imaging all the ways you can decorate your new home to celebrate the season,... Read More »

Turkey. Dressing. Sweet potato casserole. Pumpkin pie with fresh whipped cream. Yum! You anticipate the traditional savory Thankgiving menu all year long. But,... Read More »

You’ve found it! The home you’ve been searching for is for sale and you want to buy it. Can you afford it? How can you tell? First of all,... Read More »

Stuffed! That’s how you feel on Thursday. Once the turkey is picked clean, the dishes are done and the last bite of pie sitting in a pool of melted... Read More »

You’ve been collecting ideas to remodel or redecorate your home for years. Now, you’re finally ready to get down to work. You’ve saved... Read More »

“To cancel or not to cancel … that is the question.” When selling your home in the fall, and as the weather becomes decidedly more winterish,... Read More »

“The willingness with which our young people are likely to serve in any war, no matter how justified, shall be directly proportional to how they... Read More »

The Feds have been pretty indecisive about moving interest rates up, but the down-low is that they plan to make the move upwards in December. No matter... Read More »

Whether you’re planning to sell your home and want to make it show-ready, or just want to get organized to simplify the holidays, check out these... Read More »

With the national elections ramping up, many voters already have voter fatigue (also called voter apathy). That is, we’re already so tired of hearing... Read More »

Sometimes, a neighborhood appears awesome…but might be hiding some spooky, ghostly elements! You can’t know, for instance, how welcoming some neighborhoods... Read More »

Many potential new homebuyers find themselves unable to secure a loan, confined to a smaller home ? or at least to a smaller loan ? because they don’t... Read More »

If your house has been on the market for any length of time, or if you need to sell because of an out-of-town job change, you may be tempted to accept... Read More »

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, the annual campaign to increase awareness of breast cancer disease. Each year, nearly a quarter-million women... Read More »

Conventional wisdom is that spring is the best time for selling—and buying—a home. It’s the time of year when the most home are on the market.... Read More »

Buying a home is an exciting experience. You save up your downpayment, wade through thousands of listings, find and hire a buyer’s agent, search... Read More »

You saved up your money and survived the rigors of mortgage underwriting, packed up your apartment, loaded the truck and moved into your new home. After... Read More »

Okay, some home maintenance items just don’t make the urgent list. Changing your furnace filter doesn’t often make the cut. As we head into... Read More »

This year the Federal Housing Administration made adjustments to its underwriting handbook that significantly affect potential buyers that have outstanding... Read More »

You don’t know what you don’t know, so how many homebuyers or home-sellers know they can use their smart phones to get smarter about the process? It... Read More »

Now that the kids have gone back to school, vacations are over and the weather is starting to turn, it’s time to get serious about hunting for a... Read More »

As we slip into autumn, many homeowners take their homes off the market, believing that their home will not sell in the fall or winter. While it is true... Read More »

Having a low FICO score usually means there is no way for you to quality for a FHA mortgage, but changes to the underwriting process August 2015 means... Read More »

Most people think of downsizing as something you do in retirement. The kids are grown, the nest is empty and you have all this space just gathering dust... Read More »

Contemplating buying a new home or remodeling the one you have? Before you call your real estate agent, hire a designer or head to your local Do-It-Yourself... Read More »

Once you get into your new place, you want to paint, upgrade fixtures and add window coverings. While at it, consider extras that improve your bottom... Read More »

With school starting, it’s time to do a little reorganizing to make early mornings and after-school activities run smoothly. When starting school... Read More »

As a first foray into investment property, buying a duplex, triplex or quad and living in one unit might be the way to go. In the current market, entering... Read More »

Whether you’re moving across the country (or even across the state) to attend school, take a new job or just experience someplace new, a long-distance... Read More »

One of the first places homebuyers want to make changes is to an outdated kitchen. Visions of granite countertops, new cabinetry and shiny appliances... Read More »

During the past several years, as folks struggled to survive the economic downturn and job loss, many smart people turned to entrepreneurship. In fact,... Read More »

This year, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) begins requiring banks to provide consumers with a longer window in which to review loan documentation.... Read More »

While Spring rightfully is touted as the busiest home-selling season, you don’t have to give up plans to sell your home until nest year. September... Read More »

If you put your home on the market in the Spring, and it hasn’t sold, you’re probably thinking about taking it off the market until next year.... Read More »

Some homebuyers want nothing but a brand-new home with pristine appliances, sparkling bathtubs and stickers still on the windows. Others look for established... Read More »

Visions of lush green lawns, English gardens bursting with color and a sparkling fountain filling the air with the tinkling of thousands of water drops... Read More »

While multigenerational families sharing a home is common nowadays, finding a home that works for everyone is a little trickier. If you’re searching... Read More »

We don’t think about our heating bill much in the summer, but this is the time to make some upgrades to your home that will see you through the... Read More »

The biggest hindrance to home-ownership for most young couples is the dreaded downpayment. In fact, may couples believe that between living expenses and... Read More »

We all have our own idea of the perfect place to raise a family. We want our kids to grow up with all the opportunities available to them. That might... Read More »

Okay, it’s one of the biggest decisions of your life, so when do you know if you’re ready? Homeownership readiness can come at any age …... Read More »

You know you love house hunting, and shopping for the perfect home is a fun pastime, but to move from being an open house and model home butterfly requires... Read More »

The biggest challenge to solar energy is the inability to both capture it and store it in any meaningful way. In fact, while efficiency in capturing solar... Read More »

Whether you’re preparing your home to sell, or your packing up to move to your new home … clutter can be your worst enemy. But, getting chaos under... Read More »

The short answer is “yes,” but know what you’re signing up for. In a seller’s market it seems like most homes should sell — given... Read More »

You’ve found the perfect home at the perfect price and made an offer that the sellers accepted. But, the appraisal came back lower than your offer. BUMMER! What... Read More »

Celebrate your new home with a backyard barbecue! Nothing speaks independence like owning your own home. If you’ve rented for most of your adult... Read More »

Okay, there’s really not a simple way to relocate … after all, you’re uprooting yourself, moving away from friends or family or both, leaving... Read More »

In a tough sellers’ market, homeowners looking for the best possible sale sometimes consider marketing to out-of-town, out-of-state and even out-of-country... Read More »

Whether you’re preparing your home to sell, or you’ve just moved into your home and want to tackle some of the changes you have in mind to... Read More »

Amidst the excitement of moving to a new home is a lot of stress for families with younger children. Often they don’t understand what is happening.... Read More »

Isn’t that sacrilegious or something? Despite evidence to the contrary, new homebuyers continue to believe that buying a home is the same type of... Read More »

If you’re hesitant to purchase an older home because you don’t love the kitchen or bathroom cabinets and the idea of having to sand all of... Read More »

As one of the least understood numbers homebuyers deal with, their credit score confuses many would-be buyers. So, what does your credit score really mean? Firstly,... Read More »

As scorching or humid summer days approach, you may be second-guessing the purchase of that vintage or historic home you’ve had your eye on. In... Read More »

Take a lesson from that old real estate adage “location, location, location.” Many seasoned homeowners will tell you that the size of your... Read More »

Now that you’re embarking on home ownership, you might wonder how large a space you actually need. After all, apartments tend to be a bit smaller... Read More »

With outstanding student loan debt topping $1.2 trillion, and more than 40 million borrowers carrying student loan debt, the age of first-time homebuyers... Read More »

Buying a home, especially for the first time, is emotional. You’ve saved and scrimped for months—years even—and now you’ve found the home... Read More »

A recent display at the Saloni design fair in Milan, Italy, featured parts of Concept Kitchen 2025, a collaboration between IKEA, the IDEO design firm... Read More »

A newer trend sweeping the building industry is the use of wood-look porcelain or ceramic tiles. While natural wood flooring is still an optimal choice... Read More »

While there is no dearth of advice when it comes to saving up to buy a home, some of us just need a little more help. Introducing the Housing Counselor What,... Read More »

As a real estate trend, loft living is here to stay. Originally thought of as live/work spaces for artists and musicians, the term “loft” evokes... Read More »

Having your house on the market while you’re living in it can be a stressful time. You still have to live. The dog still puts muddy prints on your... Read More »

Now that the weather is finally warmer and spring really seems to be here, it’s time to tackle some of those nasty cleaning jobs you’ve been... Read More »

When it comes to basketball, we only have 64 teams to narrow down into our Final Four to fill our brackets. When it comes to buying our first home, we... Read More »

Although the housing market is heating up, buying an investment in order to flip it may not be the right plan for you. Buying a flip home relies on market... Read More »

Views very widely on the value of hiring a professional stager to prepare your home for sale. Many real estate agents swear by it and have years of sales... Read More »

While the housing market in most places certainly has improved and the number of foreclosed homes on the market has decrease, they will always be foreclosed... Read More »

Much of the fun of owning a home is decorating it to your taste and personality. Even on a low budget, subtle or dramatic changes to color can make your... Read More »

Buying a home is exciting. If you’re young, it gives you the sense of finally stepping into the adult world. If you’re at some other life change... Read More »

If you’ve owned a home for a while, you know that water entering the home can be at least a hassle and at worst a cause of major destruction. Not... Read More »

Just ahead of the housing bubble, flipping houses was an investor pass-time. As home prices started to rise, many would-be real estate moguls bought houses... Read More »

We get it … you want your home to be uniquely you … you want it to express your personality … you want colors that make you happy! But wait!  Now... Read More »

In this current market, with home prices trending up, but access to financing is more difficult post housing bubble. So, if you want to sell your home,... Read More »

If you’re even considering purchasing a home in the next year, the time to start the pre-approval process is now. Why so early? Here’s some... Read More »

As you plan your landscaping for your new home, remember the green you plant outside affects the green you have left inside your pocketbook. Trees and... Read More »

Congratulations on your new home! Whether a condominium, cooperative apartment, single-family home, townhouse or mobile home, your home-sweet-home affects... Read More »

Nothing says “dated” like a kitchen trend from a decade ago. Consider giving your kitchen a makeover using timeless elements that are always... Read More »

U.S. economists expect 2015 to be a strong year for housing. What this means to you is that more homes are selling and the supply of available homes is... Read More »

One of the big decisions facing homebuyers is whether to purchase a home, or to buy a condominium. Just to be clear, as used here, a condominium is a type... Read More »

As a result of the housing bubble and resulting financial instability, many communities have a high rate of foreclosed homes. Even though the rate of... Read More »

Bulbs, tubers, perennials and indigenous plants beautify your home and give year-round enjoyment for decades to come. If you bought your home in the fall... Read More »

As with The Jetsons cartoon, our imaginations run wild with the idea of modern gadgets to make our homes efficient and automated, and make our lives simpler.... Read More »

During the gray and cloudy days of winter, a bit of sunshine can make a huge difference in how you feel about your home and yourself. The physical and... Read More »

When you’re house hunting, it’s good to know your “living personality.” The home you choose should reflect the way you like to... Read More »

With several more weeks of winter to go, you might be hankering for some fresh greens, herbs or sprouts in your diet. Changes and improvements in lighting,... Read More »

Many buildings tout themselves as live-work spaces, but live-work designations are not all equal. For example, a primarily residential building that has... Read More »

When you’ve lived in it for a long time, getting a home ready to sell can seem daunting. If you are considering selling your home this year, make... Read More »

As strange as it may seem to football fans, a majority of homeowners do not arrange their schedule around the Super Bowl. That being said, the Super Bowl... Read More »

The cost-of-living index measures the relative cost to live in a certain region. There are several theories about how to arrive at the cost-of-living index,... Read More »

Although the federal government has offered homebuyer programs in the past, for Tax Year 2015, most of the available home buyer programs will be at the... Read More »

You’re finally ready to think about buying a home, but you doubt your ability to save up the necessary down payment. Twenty percent of even a modest... Read More »

Most of us rejoice when the prices at the pump go down. To use that means freed-up cash in our personal economy. When we’re consider buying or selling... Read More »

When searching for a home on a budget, you’ll often find great deals on the edge of up-and-coming neighborhoods. But how do you tell if a neighborhood... Read More »

As temperatures drop, snow piles up and people’s minds turn to holiday celebrations, you may think that your house won’t sell. In fact, many... Read More »

Gone are the days of the sticky painted kitchen cabinet that peels, chips and generally looks cheap. Modern paint finishes means you can rejuvenate or... Read More »

As you think about gift-giving this season, don’t forget to give your new home a gift of its own. Advancements in technology mean that your home... Read More »

As the weather chills, snow falls and socializing moves indoors, what could be more inviting than a warm cup of cocoa in front of a bright crackling fire?... Read More »

Each year, fire departments across the country respond to home and structure fires caused by holiday decorations. In a study by the National Fire Protection... Read More »

Whether it is your summer vacation cottage, or your recently vacated home put up for sale, proper winterizing prevents your home from deteriorating while... Read More »

You’ve invited everyone to celebrate Thanksgiving with you in your new home … a joy-filled day with family and friends, good company, great food,... Read More »

To have an open house or not to have an open house over the Thanksgiving weekend: that is the question! Many sellers assume that the Thanksgiving holiday... Read More »

Whether Thanksgiving weekend or the full week between Christmas and New Years, the holidays may be the best time, or indeed the only time, you can plan... Read More »

This time of year, leaves turn beautiful shades of red, vermillion, orange and yellow. We enjoy their beauty. We take photographs. We collect them. Our... Read More »

To help you through your retirement, you took out a reverse mortgage on your family home. Now, several years into your retirement, you son wants to buy... Read More »

As we prepare to enter the holiday shopping season, home sellers may think it is too late to sell their home this year. You may have heard that homes sell... Read More »

One of the very first discussions the Founding Fathers had was about how to balance the rights of all individuals with the rights of those who owned property.... Read More »

While your home is on the market, and you find your dream home (or at least the perfect “next” home), it is tempting to place an offer on the... Read More »

With November just around the corner, winter weather is on its way. Now is the time to get the jump on cold weather and winterize your home. Whether you... Read More »

Often, homeowners make changes and upgrades to their home without securing permit. In some cases, permits are not required, but in many cases they are.... Read More »

Buying a home is one of the biggest investments you’ll make, and many times new buyers worry that they’ll make a wrong decision and then be... Read More »

A common question for prospective home sellers is “How can I increase my home’s value or get a higher selling price?” In our earlier... Read More »

Ceiling fans aren’t just about moving air, they are an important part of creating the right atmosphere in your home. Before choosing a fan, consider... Read More »

A common question sellers ask is “What can I do to get the maximum selling price on my home?” Since each home and every market is different,... Read More »

It’s not your imagination that rent keeps going up. In fact, across the United States, from the end of summer 2013 to the end of summer 2014 rents... Read More »

When preparing to sell their home, a common question pops up. Homeowners want to know what they can do to get the maximum selling price on their home.... Read More »

You walk into a home that potentially has the perfect layout, although the kitchen is dated, the floors need upgrading, the bathrooms are awkward … but... Read More »

Your home is newly on the market this and you want to have an open house, but you don’t know how to show it best in the shorter autumn days. As the... Read More »

Not just relegated to the workspace or entertainment, home technology products focus on every room in your house. Check out these smart-home products geared... Read More »

One of the first decisions you make in your new house is where to place your furniture. In the living areas, furniture placement can make or break your... Read More »

Prior to the new banking regulations, getting a home mortgage if you owned a business, worked freelance, on contract or were otherwise self-employed was... Read More »

Whatever your reason for wanting a smaller home—empty nest, tired of cleaning, less mobile, closer to grandkids, moving from the suburbs to be nearer... Read More »

If you’re new to home ownership, you may not be familiar with all of the responsibilities that are now yours. All of those things you used to call... Read More »

The use of a single color, or range of shades in a color gives your home a sophisticated designer appeal. Do you have to hire a designer to achieve the... Read More »

It’s not just about wattage anymore. Light fixtures and light bulbs come in myriad types, sizes and colors. Do you want LED? Should you use “soft”... Read More »

Light exposure in your room plays a large part in the visual drama of your paint colors. In rooms with multi-directional sun exposure—either opposing... Read More »

No matter what our background, we all have an ideal dream home size in mind. When it comes down to the actual living in it, however, can smaller be better?... Read More »

According to Market Watch, 43% of homebuyers in 2014 so far have purchased with all cash. While some analysts believe that the cash-buying frenzy will... Read More »

    It’s no surprise Zar Zanganeh is constantly solicited for public comment on a national level regarding luxury housing and lifestyles!... Read More »

Even while home prices are on the rise—fueled by the low supply, low mortgage rates and investor buying—the number of Americans that own homes, as... Read More »

The current housing market, while picking up in most areas, has one basic problem: low supply. With many buyers choosing to keep their old home when they... Read More »

When you’ve never owned your home, your relationship to it is less personal. Let’s face it, when something goes wrong in your rented apartment,... Read More »

Often, homeowners try to “test the market” with a higher than fair-market price when first listing their home. That can be a poor marketing... Read More »

Having a second home in a favorite vacations spot can be a great investment or an expensive luxury. A beach cottage or mountain retreat is enticing while... Read More »

When getting your home ready to sell, spending some elbow grease cleaning can save you some money and make your home more attractive to buyers. Here are... Read More »

  Lee Medick has done it again. Records stand no chance when this woman is on the scene!   It is with great pride that we, as a brokerage,... Read More »

Has the birth of the Prince of Cambridge inspired any decor changes in your home? Apparently many parents-to-be are anxious to follow the example of the... Read More »

The kitchen is the heart of your home, literally as well as figuratively. That means it’s a room in need of a sturdy floor that can cope with spills,... Read More »

If you’ve just moved into your home or are considering buying a new home, you may be wondering who lives next door. In this day and age with such... Read More »

The kitchen has forever been a central hub of every home and gathering, somehow attracting people of all ages and backgrounds with its enticements and... Read More »

  #MissNevadaRealtor   I graduated from Dixie State University in May 2013 with a 3.9 GPA  and earned my Bachelors Degree in Mass Communications.   I... Read More »

Actual Listing: LuxeGolfEstate.com     Many posts and articles have been written about Las Vegas detailing the best restaurants and shows available,... Read More »

  Photo Credit:Chicago-dating.net  It’s no surprise to hear the findings of a Zoosk study that claims Las Vegas is the most open-minded place... Read More »

With all of the tools available online and off for finding your new home, you can spend lots of time thinking about the type of house you want, planning... Read More »

  The Cold War is long past but its remnants in the Las Vegas area still remain… and carry some serious value!   A wealthy local found... Read More »

  A Las Vegas couple found guilty of short sale fraud has now had their day in court, and their day in prison. That’s right, one day behind... Read More »

  A Maine man was driving down the street when he saw a car ahead of him hit a porcupine. This scenario peaked his interest. He had been told of... Read More »

    Imagine this:   You’re sleeping peacefully in the comfort of your home and you awake to find your phone filled with text messages... Read More »

  Private mediation versus civil court. Sounds like a good idea to us.   The City of Henderson is leading the way in conflict resolution practices... Read More »

  Excitement and Nightlife. Peace and Solace. Adventure and Leisure. Escape and Excitement.   Only one place in the world has the reputation... Read More »

    Sharks in the water near you while you’re swimming = Scary   Sharks in the water aggressively approaching you while you’re... Read More »

  When it comes to the topics of investing and business, Warren Buffet is among the most elite and savvy in both industries. His reputation frequently... Read More »

    So is now REALLY a good time to buy a home? As Real Estate professionals we hear that question all the time. Understandably so. We think... Read More »

  Vegas is about to get WILD and we’re not talking about the craziness of the Strip…   Zappos is at it again, this time helping... Read More »

  If you’ve been looking at the Las Vegas city-scape at night recently you might have noticed a few changes… Soon Sin City will be welcoming... Read More »

  Necessity is the mother of invention.   We’ve all heard that saying but I doubt we’ve internalized the meaning as literally as... Read More »

    Hopefully Justice will be served with a strong hand to the man who swindled hundreds of thousands of dollars from local homeowners in an... Read More »

    News just broke that the National Finals Rodeo will keep it’s function in the City of Sin until 2024.   The Las Vegas Convention and... Read More »

  Marketing properties for their unique qualities and attributes is typically the way to peak interest in prospective buyers; excellent views, upgrades,... Read More »

                                                            Photo Credit: LVRJ.com   What... Read More »

    An issue exists within the Real Estate industry that has landed Realtors a bad name…   It’s one that is easily resolved... Read More »

      Out with the old and in with the new.   Okay, maybe that’s not quite the story for the 1.4 million-square-foot office... Read More »

  To achieve any level of success requires a strong will and perseverance. Most people have endured great trial and difficulty in life, so we feel... Read More »

    We’ve had quite a few closings and have successfully paired wonderful people with their dream homes — the true mission our... Read More »

  There are risks associated with everything in life… the job you have, the place you work, the people you spend time with, the car you drive... Read More »

      One local nonprofit is gaining some serious momentum and attention for their expansion and growth during the down economy of the... Read More »

  Las Vegas’ City-Slicker Persona is about to get ‘Country’ and we couldn’t be more happy about it. National Finals Rodeo... Read More »

        Las Vegas is known for being wondrous, extravagant, wild, adventurous — anything you care to make it. The City of Sin’s... Read More »

Golf Shop Guy   The Luxe Estates Collection Team has made several posts about unique marketing approaches in the Real Estate world; some that seemed... Read More »

  Las Vegas always has glittering lights… It’s part of the reason we are such a destination city! Strip views are one of the greatest... Read More »

    Southern Nevada leadership met Monday, November 18th to discuss possible measures which could  remove a cap imposed by the state government... Read More »

Here’s a riddle for you… What does everyone have, nobody wants without asking for it and comes free the majority of the time?   Ready?   The... Read More »

  What a deal, right?! We think not…   Real Estate faux pas are a dime a dozen. We’ve all seen them or possibly experienced them…... Read More »

  An article printed in the Las Vegas Review Journal on November 6, 2013 called it like it is.   The rollercoaster is over. People can now buy... Read More »

  We understand the competition that exists among Realtors, especially in the Las Vegas area. There are many options to turn to when choosing to... Read More »

WARNING… GRAPHIC CONTENT!!! — Kinda…   Halloween is a funny conundrum. It can be interpreted in several ways… A holiday surrounding... Read More »

  FLIPPING IN SIN CITY   Vegas’ fluctuating housing market and ever-evolving economic condition have made for some great television shows... Read More »

  The Luxe Estates Team makes it our duty to keep up with the Real Estate Market in Large Metropolitan Cities and Destinations in the U.S. Often... Read More »

  Closing Costs or Settlement Costs are an accumulation of separate charges paid to different entities for the professional services associated with... Read More »

  We don’t always play Matchmaker… but when we do, it helps spark some serious fireworks!   Luxe Estates Collection Team member... Read More »

  There are many terms and practices used in Real Estate that may go over a new homebuyer’s head and we’d like to address one of those... Read More »

  Las Vegas’ home prices have steadily increased since January 2012. As of September 2013 the housing market in southern Nevada encountered... Read More »

  For many of us living in Las Vegas, life moves pretty quickly. The hustle and bustle of everyday life can seem like an endless rat race to keep... Read More »

Caution – Don’t Commit These 9 Deadly Sins While Selling Your House   Selling a home can run like clock-work with a hard working, experienced... Read More »

     It’s often said, “The Devil is in the details” but the Luxe Estates Team would like to propose a different saying…... Read More »

  Luxe Estates Collection values the input of each of our clients and we make it a priority to keep them involved in the buying and selling process.... Read More »

  The “Entertainment Capital of the World” may become a bit less entertaining in coming months. The city pulsing with activity through... Read More »

  Las Vegas media is filled with star-studded events and celebrity snafu-stories on a regular basis. We play host to their weekend getaways and... Read More »

We don’t always toot our own horns here at Luxe Estates Collection but we would like to share a great achievement one of our team members accomplished... Read More »

Headlines about Wayne Newton’s home on Sunset and Pecos in Las Vegas have spread through media outlets in the past few days. The property boasts... Read More »

  The Luxe Estates Collection Team is fond of all our former and present clients. Oftentimes they lead their industries and innovate our lifestyles.... Read More »

                As reported by USA Today in their Sept. 4, 2013 article, “Higher Lot Prices may Boost new Home Prices,” the... Read More »

  People outside of Sin City often wonder how the locals live, where they reside and whether any level  of normalcy is enjoyed by southern Nevada’s... Read More »

    Purchasing a home is often-times the greatest investment people make in their lives, so it’s no surprise the search for housing can... Read More »

Temperatures are beginning to drop in southern Nevada and the season is slowly changing which may mean a drop in your utility bill! However, a thorough... Read More »

Former Madam to the stars, Heidi Fleiss, admits she was growing marijuana in her Pahrump, Nevada home to sell to a Las Vegas co-op, and she was doing it... Read More »

If you were worried about the effect current mortgage interest rates may have had on your home for sale, you may be feeling a little better this week.... Read More »

Curious about how rate changes may affect your home buying experience? Higher rates may result in adjustments needing to be made on the amount of loan... Read More »

Summer weather is heating up, giving even more reasons for you to make the most of the outdoor space surrounding your home! With your backyard furniture... Read More »

If you’ve just moved into your home or are considering buying a new home, you may be wondering who lives next door. In this day and age with such... Read More »

If you’ll be celebrating summer with a party in your home this year, here are a few things to keep in mind. Summertime parties are the perfect type... Read More »

“There’s no place like home,” takes on new meaning when you are buying your home for the first time. There is so much to do and sign... Read More »

You’ve no doubt noticed the increase in mortgage rates in the last month – maybe that statistic has even caused you to wonder if NOW is the time... Read More »

Summer is definitely here and vacation plans may have you planning on leaving your home in the very near future. Don’t forget to take a few preventative... Read More »

Your home is a place of stability and peace for you and if you have children, it can be a grounding force in their lives. Relocating to a new community... Read More »

Thinking about selling your home but not sure you want to make needed repairs before listing it for sale? You’re in luck! These days, many homes... Read More »

June is National Homeownership Month, giving you an excuse to fall in love with your home all over again or find ways to revive it! What advice would you... Read More »

Summer is here and it’s time to take a look around your home to see what, if any, preventative maintenance is needed. With this checklist and a couple... Read More »

Finding the right home, your home, can be an exciting time.  So exciting that sometimes home buyers forget some essential steps.  One of those steps... Read More »

As you’ve thought about your home and its many needs, chances are you’ve visited Houzz.com. Design ideas for both inside and outside your home... Read More »

Despite that fact that mortgage rates are slowly creeping higher, Freddie Mac reports that they are still low enough to allow high home-affordability for... Read More »

Moving from your home can be a stressful experience. Regardless of whether you are moving across town or two states away, it is a process that requires... Read More »

Whether you are trying to sell your home or are hoping to buy, the latest report from Fannie Mae’s Economic & Strategic Research Group shares... Read More »

If you want to make improvements to your home, you may want to take a second look at Houzz.com. Cited as a source for inspiration and collaboration and... Read More »

Home buyers everywhere are bemoaning the lack of inventory and if you happen to be in the market to buy your home, there are a few things you should know.   When... Read More »

Current market conditions may be tempting you to sell your home while demand is high and interest rates are low. However, before jumping into the sale... Read More »

Although the recently released NAHB/First American Improving Markets Index (IMI) illustrated decreases from April’s 273 to 258, news throughout... Read More »

Are you a “Do-It-Yourselfer” when it comes to making repairs and improvements to your home?   May is National Home Remodeling Month and the National... Read More »

Improving the landscape around your home is not just about good looks. Home value can also increase with fine-tuned and maintained landscaping. Before... Read More »

Leaping into the sale of your home may work for some, but most home sellers would rather take it slow. Questions on pricing, staging, the current market,... Read More »

The average fixed mortgage rate dropped again last week, according to the Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®), providing more buying power and incentive... Read More »

The housing market and what it means for your home is definitely a hot topic of late.  No matter where you turn, you can catch an “expert”... Read More »

As you search for a home, your home, what matters most? Do you like a wide expanse or prefer less of an area to clean? Is your budget wide open or better... Read More »