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 702-604-7739 – – Homes for Sale in Las Vegas by The Ballen Group of Keller Williams Realty Las Vegas
Why You Need an
Expert – Part II
Posted: 22 Nov 2011 04:00 AM PST
we explained that having someone who truly knows the market was crucial
if you were planning to buy or sell a home today. This expert should know
what is happening in real estate, understand why it is happening and be able
to simply and effectively explain each point to you and your family.
 Today, we want to discuss the consequences if you don’t have a true
industry professional on your side.
When families enter into a
contract to buy or sell a house, two things are true:
1.       The buyer wants to own
the home.
2.       The seller wants to
sell the home.
In order for both these things to
take place, the transaction must be completed. That is not an easy task in
the current market.  The National Association of Realtors (NAR) released
their Existing Homes
Sales Report
yesterday. In the report, NAR announced that one out of every three contracts to
purchase a home in October never made it to a closing table
 How does that ratio stack up against previous numbers? Here is a graph
showing previous rates of cancellations:
Cancellations have more than quadrupled in the last
14 months!
 According to NAR, cancellations are caused
“… declined mortgage
applications, failures in loan underwriting from appraised values coming in
below the negotiated price, or other problems including home inspections and
employment losses.”

Bottom Line

No one can guarantee you won’t
face challenges. However, the best agents and mortgage professionals know how
to manage the expectations of all the parties involved thus dramatically
increasing the chances your deal will close and you and your family will be
able to move on with your lives. Hire that true professional!!

Las Vegas Real Estate Agent, Keller Williams, Short Sale in Nevada, Homes for Sale in Las Vegas

702-60-7739 – – Las Vegas Real Estate Agent and Short Sale Team

702-604-7739 (Office)

Keller Williams Realty
3100 S Durango Drive, Suite 106
Las Vegas, NV 89117

For the great majority
of us, our homes represent the largest investment we’ll make in our
lifetimes. And, as a real estate professional, I know how important it is to
choose the right agent to represent you throughout the process. Over the
years, I’ve had the pleasure of receiving some incredible feedback from my
clients and I take great pride in knowing that I provide service they can
count on.

The next time you’re looking to buy or sell real estate, I’d be happy to put
you in touch with some of my past clients. After all, their personal
experiences with me are much more telling than any statistics I could share.

Call me any time
you, or anyone you know, has a real estate question or is ready to make your
next move! I look forward to doing business with you.

The Ballen Group

Each Office is Independently Owned
and Operated.

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by BALLEN of Keller Williams Realty
3100 S Durango Drive, Suite 106 Las Vegas, NV , 89117 
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• Las Vegas Real Estate | 1,772 sq. ft.,3 bdrm single story “Short Sale in Nevada” – MLS® $84,000 – North Las Vegas Shortsale

702-604-7739 | | Las Vegas Real Estate and Homes for Sale including Distressed Properties – Las Vegas Short Sales and Las Vegas Foreclosures

Single Story For Sale in Tierra de Las Palmas

North Las Vegas Short Sale 
Corner Lot, Single Story, Home for Sale


• Las Vegas Real Estate |  1,772 sq. ft.,3 bdrm single story “Short Sale in Nevada”  MLS® $84,000 – North Las Vegas Shortsale

  –  Fabulous single story corner lot home. Bright & cheery this 3 bedroom gem offers spacious rooms with high set ceilings, tile through out high traffic areas, kitchen opens to living room with breakfast bar, entertainment alcove & lots of windows. Master bedroom has garden tub plus separate shower, large walk in closet with built in organizers.

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• 2,943 sq. ft., 3 bath, 4 bdrm 2 story “Short Sale in Nevada on 1/4 ACRE” – MLS® $500,000 – A Las Vegas Short Sale

702-604-7739 Las Vegas Short Sale Agents at Keller Williams Realty Las Vegas
2 Story For Sale in Las Vegas City

2 Story, 1/4 Acre Home in Nevada

• 2,943 sq. ft., 3 bath, 4 bdrm 2 story “Short Sale in Nevada on 1/4 ACRE”  MLS® $500,000 – A Las Vegas Short Sale

  –  TRADITIONAL OWNER – Forget the banks on this one. Not an REO or Short Sale, this 2943 square foot, 4 bedroom home on over 1/2 acre is calling your name! Don’t wait, it’s time for you to buy your dream home.


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~ Buying a Home in Las Vegas For Sale By Owner – Real Estate in Nevada ~

~ – Las Vegas is on SALE and NOW is time to buy. Call The Ballen Group at 702-604-7739  – Real Estate in Nevada

Buying a Home From For Sale by Owner Listings

You’ve decided you’re buying a home, and suddenly you spot a gem that reads, ôFor Sale by Owner.ö What should you do? Real estate agents can be extremely helpful for guiding homebuyers through the purchase of a home, but every year approximately 20 percent of home sales in the United States are transacted directly between the buyer and the seller. It’s not difficult buying a home from for sale by owner, but you will need to understand the important steps listed below.

  • Know Your Budget. Before buying a home from for sale by owner, figure out how much you can afford to pay for a house. Your existing debts will dictate your mortgage limit. Lenders typically require a down payment of 10 to 20 percent, so consider these factors and know your budget before buying a home from for sale by owner.
  • Get Pre-Approved. When a home is for sale by owner, the seller will want to know that you are able to purchase his or her home. Getting pre-approved for a loan is the best negotiating tool you can have when buying a home from for sale by owner.
  • Contact the For Sale by Owner Directly. When buying a home from for sale by owner, there’s no need for a middleman. When you see a home listed as for sale by owner, e-mail or call the owner directly to request more information and set up an appointment to see the home. The owner will probably give you a tour of the house.
  • Get a Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) or Valuation Report of the Home.Compare prices of other homes in the neighborhood to ensure the home that is for sale by owner is not overpriced. Question the owners about how they arrived at the asking price. The CMA may or may not factor in foreclosures and short sales, which depress the average selling price in the neighborhood, but an appraiser will consider these factors when he appraises the home for the lender.
  • Hire an Attorney. A real estate attorney can provide you with all the advice needed to buy a home from for sale by owner. Use a local attorney who is knowledgeable about your town’s real estate-related ordinances as well as your state’s disclosure and tax laws. Your lawyer can also advise you through the offer negotiations.
  • Make an Offer. Make an offer based on comparable prices in the neighborhood, not on the homeowner’s listed price. After you have toured the home, have a property valuation report, and have hired a real estate attorney, you are ready to present the seller with an initial offer. Your attorney should have the necessary offer forms. Make an offer that gives you room for negotiation but is not so low that it is offensive to the owner. Continue negotiating until you have an agreement with the seller on the terms: the price, closing date, and any seller concessions, such as paying part of the closing costs or including personal property such as furniture.
  • Lock in Your Mortgage Rate. Once you have an agreement, the home is “under contract.” Now, you must get several critical steps done simultaneously. First, bring your offer to your lender for a firm commitment for the mortgage. Even if you are pre-qualified, shop around one last time for the best terms and lowest mortgage rate. Once you have settled on a lender and a mortgage, the mortgage will be “locked in” for 30 to 60 days, which should be enough time to complete the rest of the paperwork and close the sale. The lender’s appraiser will examine the terms of the sale and the property itself. If your accepted offer is significantly above the recent sale prices of comparable properties in the neighborhood, the appraiser may object. That could put the deal in trouble because the lender will not make a loan for a home that is being sold for more than the market value indicated by the appraiser. You may need to renegotiate the deal.
  • Get the Home Inspected. Hire your own licensed home inspector, not one recommended by the owner of the home. You will get an inspection report detailing any mechanical, structural, or pest problems. The inspector may not confirm that the house is in compliance with local building codes, so if the home has been recently renovated, ask the inspector to confirm that the improvements comply with local building codes. If the improvements are not up to code, and you buy the home, you will be responsible for the costs of bringing the home into code compliance. Depending on the results of the inspection, you may want to re-negotiate the purchase price. For example, if the roof needs to be replaced, re-negotiate with the owner to lower the price to compensate for that replacement cost. Alternatively, negotiate for the seller to give you an allowance at closing for the repairs.
  • Close the Deal on the Home. Have a real estate attorney look over contracts and agreements before signing. Your attorney will handle most of the details at closing and will advise you on the paperwork that needs to be completed. Your attorney and your mortgage lender will help you with organizing the financing and providing payment to the seller. On closing day, the seller of the home will sign over the deed. You will complete all the mortgage paperwork, and you’ll get the keys to your new home.

Buying a home in Las Vegas from for sale by owner does not need to be complicated, and you can save money on commissions if you follow the above steps.




The Ballen Group

Lori Ballen and her husband Richard Ballen manage a top producing Las Vegas Real Estate Team at Keller Williams Realty Las Vegas on DI and Durango with Debbie Zois and Dave Jenks. As Las Vegas Short Sale Specialists, Lori and her team focus on distressed properties and residential real estate in Nevada. 




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