The Little Team Real Estate Blog

  Let’s revisit the topic of iBuyers: What do Realtors have that they don’t?

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There are four major iBuyer companies in the market: Redfin, Zillow, Offerpad, and Opendoor. These companies are spending a lot of money on advertising in their attempts to disrupt the market. In the 18 major markets that these companies operate within, they hold about a 3.1% market share.

As real estate professionals, we’re able to get you more money than you’d get by selling to iBuyers. We sell homes on the open market at a retail price; iBuyers want to undercut the value of your home and charge you higher fees. The

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  There are four major types of home loans, and it’s important to be familiar with them no matter if you’re a homeowner or a homebuyer.

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Whether you’re actively looking for a home to purchase or just thinking about it, knowing the four different types of home loans will help you better navigate the process:

FHA Loans:

These are often referred to as first-time homebuyer loans, although you don’t have to be a first-timer to qualify for an FHA loan. You just have to be an owner-occupant and you can’t have more than two FHA loans at once. With one of these loans, you can purchase a home with as

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  We want to thank you for an amazing 2019, and we hope 2020 is your best year ever.

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Happy 2020! On behalf of the Robert Little Group, we hope this year is your best year ever. On top of that, we want to express our gratitude for a great 2019. We were able to help 96 families buy or sell a home, so we’re grateful for your past business and referrals.

As a result of this, we were able to donate $4,800 to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, as per our pledge at www.littlegivesbig.org, which we launched in 2017 with the intent to donate $50 per closed transaction to this organization. Since 2017,

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  I’m sharing the latest data and information on our Southern Nevada real estate market.

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I’m here today with your fourth quarter market update for 2019. We’re heading toward the end of the year, so it’s time to see where we stand. We are seeing a slowdown in the market from last year, but we are currently experiencing more of a healthy, balanced market. Things have stabilized, which is great.

Unemployment is low, and many people are moving here. Nevada was just ranked as the fastest-growing state in the nation. Our climate and taxes are more favorable than other areas of the country, and the

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  • Find the home of your dreams: Check!

  • Go under contract & start your due diligence: Check!

  • Your home inspection report comes back and you totally understand it: Not Really!

Don't worry! Here's a quick guide on how to navigate a home inspection report & what you should really be looking for.

1. Summary

Every good home inspection report should have a clear summary. This can give you an overall picture of the home’s health and how many major safety issues exist.

Keep in mind that your inspector may classify certain issues as maintenance or recommendations, so the numbers may not always be as scary as they look at first glance.

*Note: Some home inspectors disable this feature in their reports, so not all

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  If you’re a first-time homebuyer, here’s what you can expect from the home buying process.

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What can first-time homebuyers expect from the home buying process? Helping first-time homebuyers is our team’s specialty, so to answer that question, I’ll go over the steps we take when working with our clients.

First, we sit down with you and talk about your needs and wants. For example, what type of home are you looking for? What area are you looking to live in?

If you need financing, our next step would be to set you up with a lender so they can help you get your finances in order and match you

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As we near the end of 2018, we’re shifting into a more balanced market. This is good news for both buyers and sellers.

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What’s the latest news from our fourth quarter Las Vegas market?

With interest rates rising and the holiday season in full swing, activity has slowed down recently. There’s no need to panic, though—we’re still seeing a lot of sales. Although conditions still slightly favor sellers, we’re moving toward more of a balanced market.

This is good news if you’re a buyer. You have more homes to choose from and more negotiating power. Not only that, but more and more homes (especially in

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Latest data from the Greater Las Vegas Association of Realtors is showing the average sale price for single-family homes in Southern Nevada reached $300,000 last month, representing the highest total since June of 2006 when home sale prices topped out at $315,000. 

Compared to August, the average sales price jumped 1.7 percent in September, while the year-over-year sales price spike represents a whopping 13.2 percent gain from $265,000 last year. 

Condos and townhomes in Las Vegas are also seeing sharp increases as average sold prices for attached properties are up over 21 percent to $170,000 compared to this same time last year. 

Overall sales are down, however, according to GLVAR, which could be directly related to a tight inventory and soaring

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Luxury Las Vegas Real EstateFinding the best possible deal is always one of the top priorities during a home search, even for luxury home buyers. So if you’re looking for a high-end home but still prefer to stay under that million dollar threshold, here’s a closer look at several communities that feature luxury listings under seven figures. 

Los Altos 

Neatly positioned in the Paseos Village of Summerlin, the gated community of Los Altos features a fabulous collection of single-family residences from Toll Brothers. Floor plans are expansive and offer anywhere from 3,094 to 3,822 square feet, while other common features include 10-12 for ceilings, casitas and multi-generation suite options, and plenty of desirable interior finishes throughout. 

Vineyards at The Arbors 

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55 and over communities Las VegasEvery home buyer has a wish list of needs and wants in a new place to live and active adults are no different. Top priorities for many retirees searching for the right community often involve accessibility to lifestyle amenities, proximity to nearby attractions, and the cost of living within the community itself. 

As you probably already know, many 55+ communities can be quite pricey, especially if more services are offered to residents. But if you’re looking for the right active adult lifestyle around the Las Vegas area that won’t break the bank, here’s your best bet in finding the perfect fit…

Los Prados

The impressive golf course community of Los Prados invites new residents with its fantastic views and abundant amenities. Along with its golf

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