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Old 02-17-2009, 11:09 PM
 
Location: Santa Clarita Valley, California
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My girlfriend and I have been considering relocating from California to escape the high cost of living, etc. We have a couple options that we are open to but at this point we are liking places in Colorado (although we have never been there it sounds great). We are also considering Las Vegas, first off because it is close to California. We have been to Vegas on numerous occasions the weather doesn't bother us much but my questions is where is a good community for a young couple with young child going into middle school reside. I have heard parts of henderson (Green Valley) & Summerlin area are good, but I also read that crime is an issue all over the State of Neveda.

Right now we live in a nice suburb of the Los Angeles county with a population of approx. 170k, we are about 35 miles north of LA near magic mt. my current community has excellent schools, and is very safe, if I decide to move, I want a comparable place. I am a Real Estate agent in a great area right now so I would need to live in a place that has potential for my profession in this difficult market.

Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 02-18-2009, 08:28 AM
 
Location: Here and there, you decide.
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i think your competition with all the other real estate agents in vegas would be tremendous...what does your girlfriend do
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Old 02-18-2009, 09:36 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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I'd stay in California...

sorry I couldn't help myself...
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Old 02-18-2009, 09:42 AM
 
Location: Here and there, you decide.
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unless the girlfriend has a great job opportunity in vegas, i'd second the motion to the above post
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Old 02-18-2009, 11:48 AM
 
Location: Kingman AZ
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#1 Crime is no more an issue here then it is in California.
#2 Real Estate Agents are currently going for 5 cents a dozen [down from a dime]
#3 I vote with momx2
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Old 02-18-2009, 02:04 PM
 
Location: central, between Pepe's Tacos and Roberto's
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I have to agree with the above posters. Although volume is way up regarding existing home sales over the last 6 months, unless you have a very large existing book of business AND at least 6 months but preferably a year of living expenses you are setting yourself up for failure.
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Old 02-18-2009, 02:17 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Upstate NY!
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It's Las Vegas...if you're the adventurous type, then roll the dice. Just be aware that 2, 3 and 12 are craps...and do occasionally show on the come out roll when all your money is on the pass line.
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Old 02-18-2009, 02:18 PM
 
Location: Kingman AZ
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hmmmmm sounds like the voice of experience
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Old 02-18-2009, 02:39 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Upstate NY!
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nah....not me...I'd never place everything on the line. I saw a guy once at the Taj, walk up to the table and place all his money ($1500) on the line. He rolled a 5. Three rolls later...he made the point and walked away (very happily) with $3000. I always thought how stupid that was. Why didn't he put $500 on the pass line? If he rolls a 7, he'd then have $2000. If he rolled craps, he'd still have $1000 to try and get something back. If he rolled a number (as he did), then backed it up with $1000 odds...he could have walked away with $3500, instead of $3000, and hedged the first roll against craps.
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Old 02-18-2009, 09:15 PM
 
Location: NW Las Vegas - Lone Mountain
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#1 Crime is no more an issue here then it is in California.
#2 Real Estate Agents are currently going for 5 cents a dozen [down from a dime]
#3 I vote with momx2
Boy you know how to hurt a guy...I always thought I would go for at least a quarter.

Actually may be a good time to take up RE in Las Vegas. I would wait until the fit hits the shan this spring and the wonderous works of Obama become a little clearer...but it may well be the right time.

YOu wnat to start at the bottom into a rising market.

And when things turn around all the hot shot REO and short guys go right out of business. The Full service guys are all poised to last half the world on an uptick. And the REO guys got real problems if the REOs drop off. You really need volume if you are rebating 1.5%.

I would look again in May...and use those marketing conditions to decide whether to jump or not.

Note the guy is coming for California. That is leaping from the fire into the frying pan.
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