2374 Amana Dr

$269,000 ~ 3 BEDROOM ~ 2 BATHROOM ~ 2 CAR GARAGE ~ 1,768 SF ~ CORNER LOT!

FANTASTIC Franklin model on huge corner lot! Freshly painted! Largest model in Solera with 3 bedrooms, open living/family to kitchen and nook. Formal dining area, master bedroom suite separate from others. Tile flooring in entry, hall and all wet areas.

Low maintenance desert landscaping, covered patio. Perfect retirement 55+ community with fitness center, activities, indoor pool in the hills of Anthem.

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118 Turtle Ridge Ave

$425,000 ~ 4 BEDROOM ~ 4 BATHROOM ~ 3 CAR GARAGE ~ 3,338 SF ~ STRIP VIEW!

This GORGEOUS family home comes with a FANTASTIC floor plan in a gated community, close to South Las Vegas Blvd! Stunning vaulted entry, laminate wood & tile flooring throughout.  HUGE family room open to kitchen with granite, stainless appliances & breakfast nook. Large den downstairs for office/hobby room.

Upstairs, you’ll find a HUGE master suite with sitting area, balcony and STRIP VIEWS! Three more large bedrooms with private or jack & jill baths, ideal for guests and children. This home backs to a future park! Landscaped, low maintenance backyard with easy potential RV parking.

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4 Key Signs Indicate a Stable Housing Market (yes, even in an election year)

With the election only a month away, I find many clients wonder…is this the right time to buy or sell my home?

Let’s take a look at the past year with data from the Realtor® MLS database.

  1. Price increases are steady.  Over the past 12 months, the median list price has been rising steadily.
  2. The number of days on market remains steady, decreasing slightly.  Both of these factors indicate we are heading towards a Sellers market.

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3. Inventory has remained stable, fluctuating between a 3 to 4 month supply of homes for sale.

4. The number of sales has been consistent (Oct numbers are not in yet).

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Prices are creeping up, and buyers that were looking in the Spring can certainly see (and feel) the price increase when searching for a home.  They might need to be in that next price category to get the same type of home.

Interest rates will go up after the election.  No doubt about it.  Prepare now whether you plan to buy or sell this Fall or Spring 2017.  And always feel free to contact me about your specific real estate needs.  Happy to help you or your friends and family!

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Vicki Simons ~ 702-266-7193 ~ www.GetVegasHomes.com ~ vicki@getvegashomes.com

Homes Staging Tips

There are some simple, but very effective tips, that will increase the value of your home. We have seen home staging add 5 to 10% more to the price of a home.

Below are some generic tips. When you list your home for sale with Simons Group, Realtors® you will receive a personalized home staging plan.

  • If you can smell it, you can’t sell it! Make sure your home is free of all pet, smoke and food odors. Buyers are smart, they can tell when you light a candle to cover up a smell.
  • Put away personal photos! We know your family is adorable, but we want new buyers to see themselves in your home, not wonder about your life!
  • Use the odd number rule for items on a table. Tables get 1, 3 or 5 items depending on size. If it is an end table, 3 items maximum. The eye sees odd numbered items in a pleasing way.
  • Always have an open path in the entry of the home for people to walk in. This is where most buyers make their decision to buy your home!
  • Clear your counter tops! For the time the home is being shown, put away can openers, blenders, toasters or keep them to a minimum. We are selling counter top space!
  • Check your pantry! Buyers will peek in to see how much room there is. Organize your food items by cans, boxes and other like items. Stack cans to show more room.
  • Always keep your dining room or kitchen table clear of papers and other items. One centerpiece on your table is appropriate.
  • Keep your bedrooms and bathrooms clean and impersonal! No one wants to walk in and feel that they are invading your personal space. Remove your soap & shampoo items from the shower. Be sure to put away all medications and personal items.
  • Closets sell homes! Make sure all items are off the floor. This surprisingly makes a huge difference in the size of the closet. If clothes are crammed in, take half out and pack them up. Same with shoes!
  • Don’t forget the garage! Boxed items should be stacked neatly in a corner. Do not block hot water tank or water softener with items. Even if you do not park your car in the garage, you should be able to show that you can get a car inside.

Homeownership: A Key to Well Being in Retirement

There has been much talk about homeownership and whether it is a true vehicle for building wealth. A new report looks at the impact owning a home has on the financial wellbeing of people closing in on their retirement years (ages 55-64).

In recently released study by the Hamilton Project, Ten Economic Facts about Financial WellBeing in Retirement, it was revealed that:

1. Middleclass households near retirement age have about as much wealth in their homes as they do in their retirement accounts.

“Over the past quarter century the largest single source of wealth for all but the richest households nearing retirement age has been their homes, which accounted for about two fifths of net worth in the early 1990s and accounts for about one third today.”

2. Home equity is a very important source of net worth to all but the wealthiest households near retirement age.

“Home equity is an important source of wealth for middle income households, accounting for more than one thirdof total net worth for the second, third, and fourth quintiles of the net worth distribution… The fifth quintile has a much larger share in business equity—almost a quarter—than any other quintile. (The figure leaves out the bottom quintile of households because they have negative net worth. It is likely that these households will rely almost exclusively on Social Security in retirement.)”

Here is an asset breakdown for the middle 20% of Americans determined by median net worth ($165, 720):

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