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Old 09-14-2008, 05:39 PM
 
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Hello,

My husband and I will soon be relocating to Las Vegas and are looking at buying a home. We have not had much luck so far in find a home in the area we wish to live. Our problem is we want a house that does not require much work and the houses we have seen so far are either in foreclosure or short-sale. We have been working with a realtor but so far have yet to see any houses which are actually being sold by the owners of the home. So I was thinking maybe someone on this forum might know a friend or neighbor who is trying to sell their home. We are would like to live in the Henderson area and the home has to have a 3-car garage. If you know of someone trying to sell their home that meets this criteria I would love to hear from you.

Malia Behm
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Old 09-14-2008, 05:41 PM
 
Location: ɐpɐʌǝu 'sɐƃǝʌ sɐl
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Best of luck to you - I think you're going to need it.
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Old 09-14-2008, 05:59 PM
 
Location: West Jordan, UT
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Have you looked at new construction?
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Old 09-14-2008, 06:37 PM
 
Location: NW Las Vegas - Lone Mountain
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Hello,

My husband and I will soon be relocating to Las Vegas and are looking at buying a home. We have not had much luck so far in find a home in the area we wish to live. Our problem is we want a house that does not require much work and the houses we have seen so far are either in foreclosure or short-sale. We have been working with a realtor but so far have yet to see any houses which are actually being sold by the owners of the home. So I was thinking maybe someone on this forum might know a friend or neighbor who is trying to sell their home. We are would like to live in the Henderson area and the home has to have a 3-car garage. If you know of someone trying to sell their home that meets this criteria I would love to hear from you.

Malia Behm
Talk to your agent. At the moment in Henderson for 3 car garages there are 192 REPOs, 271 Shorts and 807 that are neither.

Note that houses that are neither short nor REPO cost 20% or so more than the distressed properties.

Normally in your situation you chase shorts. They are generally in pretty good shape. Offer on three or four and you will likely get one.
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Old 09-14-2008, 06:38 PM
 
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What kind of "work" do the homes you are looking at need? Many of the foreclosures I've seen (online at least) seem to be in relatively good condition barring a few exceptions.
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Old 09-15-2008, 12:07 AM
 
Location: Houston, Texas
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Hello,

My husband and I will soon be relocating to Las Vegas and are looking at buying a home. We have not had much luck so far in find a home in the area we wish to live. Our problem is we want a house that does not require much work and the houses we have seen so far are either in foreclosure or short-sale. We have been working with a realtor but so far have yet to see any houses which are actually being sold by the owners of the home. So I was thinking maybe someone on this forum might know a friend or neighbor who is trying to sell their home. We are would like to live in the Henderson area and the home has to have a 3-car garage. If you know of someone trying to sell their home that meets this criteria I would love to hear from you.

Malia Behm
You have a Realtor, there are 23,000 homes active and available on the MLS now and you cant find a home? All foreclosures are not raped of all their contents. Many are in pretty good condition. If the bank owns it you will have problems though. Im hearing 6 months for the lenders to give an answer on offers or short offers.

You wont have any problem finding maintenance free properties. As of about 3 years ago you are not allowed to put in a grass lawn. Everything is rock here. Just a little water to the few bushes and small trees is all you need.

Maybe you need a new Realtor.
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Old 09-15-2008, 07:58 PM
 
Location: South Strip, NV --> Philly (Fall 2009)
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Have you looked at new construction?
its hard to find new construction with a 3 car garage, unless you want to pay an arm and a leg....
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