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Tips on House-Buying in Las Vegas During a Complex and Competitive Marketplace

House-Buying in Las Vegas

Tips on House-Buying in Las Vegas During a Complex and Competitive Marketplace

LAS VEGAS, NV – With high mortgage rates, decreased sales, and complications due to a currently-high inflation rate, the real estate market can be incredibly complex and competitive to navigate, and Las Vegas, Nevada is no exception to that rule. So, local experts have pitched in to offer some tips on house buying in Southern Nevada, a market which is still proving to be a hotbed of sales activity despite the financial trials and tribulations being experienced across the country. 

First and foremost, a prospective buyer should always make sure to select a qualified realtor to aid them in their search for a home; buying and selling properties without the aid of one throughout the course of the transaction is NOT recommended. 

Looking up reviews of realtors on reputable real estate websites is a good idea, and conducting plenty of research to make sure you’re finding the right person for the job is essential when it comes to the largest purchase you’re ever likely to make in your lifetime. 

Next, you should establish a budget that is both clear and realistic, taking into account how much you can realistically afford; this may narrow the options available to you, but it also helps you to avoid getting into a serious financial bind down the road. When determining a budget, a buyer should take into account numerous financial aspects, including their income, debt, any possible future expenses, and the currently high level of interest rates on home loans. 

High interest rates on mortgages have resulted in a bit of a slowdown in the Las Vegas real estate market due to the fact that many current homeowners are locked into lower interest rate loans and are loathe to sell. This has placed a limit on the amount of available housing inventory at the moment which is presenting budget challenges to buyers, with more and more of them remaining in the rental market for the time being while waiting for conditions to improve. 

However, experts recommend that for those with the financial means to do so, there are indeed a growing number of home buying options available to them in Southern Nevada – especially in the suburbs – and potential refinancing options could be available in the future if and when interest rates drop to a more manageable level. 

Home buying these days may be more difficult than it used to be, but with effort, financial savvy, due diligence, and the right realtor by your side, it’s still an achievable dream for many. 

Shelter Realty is a Real Estate and Property Management Company specializing in the areas of HendersonLas Vegas and North Las Vegas, NV. Feel free to give us a call at 702.376.7379 so we can answer any questions you may have.