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Where are all the houses for sale?

4 May

This is not unique to Las Vegas, but everyone looks here because we were and I believe still are considered ground zero.  Las Vegas took the biggest nose dive first. What a dubious honor to have.

However, with the government intervention to fix the problem, stopping lenders from robo-signing documents saying they had the paperwork that gave them the right to foreclose, whether they did or not, the foreclosure process came to a grinding halt.  We have lots of sellers, especially here, that have been living in their houses for one, two, or more years without making a payment.  What’s more remarkable is many of them also don’t have a notice of default filed against them. The result is buyers have been actively buying up what is coming on the market which is now about comprised of approximately 30% short sales, 13% bank owned and the rest are properties not in distress.  

What happens next is anyone’s guess.  But with the banks finally realizing they have less problems and make more money agreeing to short sales, chances are that short sales and flipped properties will be dominating our market for the next couple of years.  Banks will finally either offer deals to the current homeowner to either give their deed back and rent from the bank or get cash to move (deed-in-lieu), short sale now and possibly get cash to move, or they will do something that generates the correct paperwork and proceed on the foreclosure. 

So knowing that as of today, there are less than 4300 houses for sale all over Clark County, that includes properties priced from $15,000 to $18 million, if you see the one you want, you better write the best offer you can because if someone is willing to pay $1 more than you, how would you feel if you didn’t get it?

Monterey Condo at Las Vegas County Club with Owner Financing

7 Feb

This is a fully furnished condo at the Monterey, a condo community inside the guard gated Las Vegas Country Club.  Spectacular location within walking distance of the Strip, sumptuous dining, outstanding entertainment, easy to get around Monorail and of course across from the award winning golf course at the Las Vegas Country Club.

If you’re looking for terms, this condo has them.  Only $10,000 down and owner will carry the balance for 5 years at 10% interest only.  If you don’t need terms, because you’re paying cash or have your own financing, contact us for a significant discount.  The seller is open to creative terms.

This particular unit has an amazing strip view from the balcony, a custom bar area that could also be used as desk space, comes with or without furnishings, and has tons of upgrades.  Rather be downstairs, we have some one bedrooms downstairs as well.  And there is even a two bedroom condo available in this community.

Don’t let this one get away.

Owner Carry Only – info@ownercarryonly.com or 702-531-4798

What’s Up for 2012?

2 Jan

Las Vegas is an interesting market.  We are still facing challenges from the housing bubble and probably will for another 3-5 years.     

Out of the 23,918 properties on the market as of today (per our MLS and including single family homes, condos, townhouses and manufactured homes), 360 are open to selling with terms.  That is less than 2% of the sellers out there that will consider selling with owner financing or as a lease option.  The  remaining 98% percent are made up of bank owned and short sales, and private sellers who either don’t understand owner financing, aren’t open to it, or their agents don’t understand how to present it as a viable option for their sellers.

Currently 7% of the houses on the market here are not being sold as a distress sale.  That means they are not a short sale or foreclosure property, but a seller with actual equity either because they didn’t over finance their house or they are an investor trying to make money flipping a house they bought after rehabbing it.  And out of this 7%, only 7% will consider creative financing terms.

As investors who bought houses in the last year or two, who were trying to flip them for a quick profit discover that this is still not a great market in which to flip a house, we hope will become open to seller financing in order to sell their investment property.  The reason they may consider it is because they get someone to live there who will take care of the property because they want to make it their own, give them a good return on their money, and turn all of the maintenance and repairs over to the new occupant who wants to be a homeowner.

What that does mean to you is the pool of these types of properties is very small and if you see something that will work for you, you need to act on it quickly.  You may not get everything you want like a brand new kitchen, or a pool, or you may have to drive a bit further than you hoped.  But if homeownership is your goal, and traditional means aren’t available to you because of credit or being self employed, this is a great way to purchase a home.

As licensed agents here in Las Vegas, we strive to make this deal as painless as possible.  So do your homework, be prepared to show proof you have a deposit, be able to explain why you can’t get traditional financing, and don’t be afraid to work towards fixing the issues so you’ll be able to refinance in 2-5 years.  Expect to see new properties added to our blog several times a week.  And if you don’t see what you’re looking for, don’t hesitate to ask.  Properties get added regularly.

Our goal in 2012 is to help as many of you become homeowners as possible.

Happy New Years from us at Owner Carry Only.  702-531-4798  info@ownercarryonly.com