Purchacing a Home in Nevada-FAQ's

Helping Buyers Maximize Your Home Purchase

Buying a home can be the single most important financial investment most people make. The decision to buy a home is both an emotional and an economic one! If you’re relocating to the greater Las Vegas/ Henderson area from out of town, the choices can be overwhelming – what type of home to buy, what neighborhood to chose, how much to spent and the list goes on and on. Having someone who is a local real estate expert help you make wiser choices really is important.

Below is a sample of frequently asked home purchasing questions I have received from past clients.

Q. Lisa, I’m a single dad moving from California and my son and I love to ride our mountain bikes together. Are there trails located near neighborhoods where we can get out and ride?

A. In the greater Henderson – Las Vega area, recreational opportunities abound. In fact – you’re in luck! This area is the birthplace of mountain biking! If you’re looking for great Henderson/Vegas biking trails, the Green Valley Railroad Tracks in Henderson is very convenient to numerous neighborhoods and offers a challenging ride for beginners. It doesn’t offer the views or challenge of the Cottonwood Canyon Trail just off Interstate 15 west of Las Vegas, but it is much more convenient and located near many outstanding neighborhoods. Tip: Always stay well hydrated when riding!

Q. Recently I accepted a position with International Game Technology (ITG) and it requires I relocate to Vegas. Moving from the east coast, I’m concerned about the tax implications of living in the state of Nevada. Does Nevada have a state income tax?

A. I have great news for you; we have no state income tax in Nevada. Because you deserve all the facts, our state sales tax is 7.0% and depending on the county you reside in, that rate could be as high as 7.75%. If you’re retired military, your military retirement income is exempt from state withholding tax (exceptions apply). For more information on the tax implications of living in Nevada, contact me and I will direct you to a tax expert who will provide specific details related to your personal financial situation.

Q. Lisa, my wife and I are retired baby boomers and we love visiting Vegas. In fact - we love coming to gamble in Vegas so much; we are considering a second home purchase there. Can you recommend any “age-restricted” golf communities where we can buy a second home?

A. Can you say JACKPOT! Las Vegas (and the Henderson area) is unlike any other city in the world. This area offers outstanding choices for retirement living and second home purchase opportunities. For age-restricted living with resort-style amenities (including 2 championship caliber golf courses), one area you should consider for your second home purchase is Sun City Anthem. Luxury homes, custom estate homes and condos are available priced from around $250,000 to $1.5 million.

Q. How do you all differ from other agents?

A. Lisa and Andy have been Realtors since 2003 and 2001 respectively.  They have consistently been in the top 5 to 10 percent top producing agents in the Las Vegas area.  They have been through the booms and busts of Las Vegas real estate, as well as national economic highs and lows, always helping sellers who think they couldn’t sell and buyers who think they couldn’t buy.  Together they have closed over 1000 transactions.  You will benefit from our experience in market changes.  Our experience enables us to keep you ahead of market trends in your real estate needs.
  • While Lisa and Andy have a team working behind them to make each client’s real estate transaction successful, clients only speak with Lisa and Andy.  We take your representation seriously and pay personal attention to each of you.
  • We have a communication guarantee with each client to speak directly with you at least once a week and as often as necessary, from contract to closing.
  • Working with a team, you get the benefit of our over 36 years of experience.  
  • We’ve encountered about every challenge a real estate transaction can have, so we can protect your most important investment.

Q. Who are your typical clients?

A. We really have no “typical” clients.  We have helped people from all walks of life.  We have helped first time home buyers, move up buyers who needed a larger home, sellers moving from smaller to larger homes and larger to smaller homes, veterans, active duty service members, sellers and buyers with  financial challenges, investors buying and selling. Most of our clients are people we have helped buy or sell a house in the past. Some of them have done 5 or more deals with us. 

Q. What is the benefit to hiring you?

A. The biggest benefit is that we treat each client as a blank slate.  We sit down with you to learn who you are and what your goals are. Then we implement a customized plan to help you reach your goals.

Q. What makes your team unique?

A. We are partners who take equal interest in all clients and transactions, meaning our clients gain full advantage of our combined experience in our respective fields of expertise.  One of us is always available to you.

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