07-27-2011 11:23 PM
I was looking a Silverado Ranch for a 3/2 small home and ran into some Sunrise Mountain listings. Can anyone tell me anything about both of these area's?
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08-12-2011 02:35 PM
I'm told that the N E area in and around Sunrise Mnt tends to be a higher crime area - Prices may be lower for good reasons.
I'm not in LV and Know very little - So I hope you can get input from a realtor or other member of the Board here.
I 'm also looking for a newer --( less than 14 years old) 2 story 3/2 . they are appear selling at 60-75 in some areas.
Knowing the acceptable areas with Great value for your money is a bit tricky with out knowing the vegas area.
08-18-2011 03:15 PM
This is one of those subjects that as Realtors we really aren't supposed to say any area is good or bad, just a ethics code we have to follow since it is such a subjective answer. I might love the area i live in but others might find it not so nice, and i might dislike an area that all of the residents in that area love, so the reason we really are not supposed to say "Good or Bad" is because we are not supposed to steer clients one way or the other but to give you some information, one of the things you need to look at is on our website there is a section near every home detail page called "Local Info" , it doesn't say good or bad but gives you a lot of stats on that location. Another research tool is to look at the crime reports from the dept themselves
and then of course a good thing to keep in mind is there is always a reason a home is priced at a certain level. It is either condition, location or both, but let's take the average 1400 sq ft 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom, 2 car garage home in Las Vegas which sells as aa foreclosure for about $100,000 on average. That is already taking in to account that the foreclosure propbably needs some minor cosmetic repairs(carpet, paint). So thinking that is the average, when a home that is similar or larger sells for less than the average, ask yourself why is that? IS the home in bad shape, or is that neighborhood averaging a lower cost and why? Doesn't mean that all low priced homes are in bad areas since some are fantastic but start to look at why. Also a good idea is to really go drive around those locations, get a feel for the area without any influence from anyone. I know that is not always easy for those who are located out of state but for a purcahse as large as a home, it never hurts to take a 2 day trip to Vegas to get to know the areas you are looking in.
08-25-2011 09:04 PM
Thanks for the thoughtful response bsnyder.
In Practal Terms What Some of Us Need are Areas to Include in a Search on The Zip Realty Interface That YIELD EXCEPIONALY GOOD PRICES AND 'POPULAR' AREAS. -NOT THE SAFEST HIGHEST PRICEED AREA. not the 'Good or Bad ' Areas -- More the Most Popular Areas with Most House for your Money. Assuming Starter 3/2 under 100k.
SO WHAT ARE THOSE AREAS ---- so we can select just those areas (in data fields ) for our search on this website.
No need to say Good or Bad -- or safe or not safe.
A member of the site could try to answer this if it is to delecate a mater for realtors to directly answer.
08-25-2011 10:01 PM
I will say the areas i get the most requests to see homes are Green Valley, Summerlin, Anthem, Southern Highlands, and Mountains Edge and about 50% of my sales are in those 5 general areas. I do still sell a lot of homes in other locations as well some of which are fantastic areas, but those are probably the 5 areas of town that i get the most requests for. As for those locations a lot of buyers don't like the 2 HOA dues in those locations so many start to look at the outskirts of those locations but generally the requests start in those areas. I can also say that i have personally lived in the Coronado Ranch area for 7 years and really like it personally for my needs. I hope that helps some.
08-26-2011 04:50 PM
I will tell you what Real Estate agents won't. I am from Orange County, Ca. and I bought my 1st place in 12/2010 for the same price range that you would like. Real Estate agents can tell you if it's a BAD area, some of them will not and just want to sell real estate.
Most anything in the NORTHWEST is a GOOD area. I've been studying the Las Vegas Real Estate for 2 1/2 yrs now so I have a pretty good idea on the territory. But I go by the zip codes. Good area zip codes are: 89149,89143,89166, 89129,89130 & 89131.
Go to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department's website, type in the property address and then it will tell you if it is a GOOD area. If the map comes up COLORFUL with the search, FORGET IT!
Also watch out for construction defects which are mainly with condo's & townhouses. There is a lot & Las Vegas and I had a couple of deals I backed out of because the Seller nor my Real Estate agent told me about it, and I luckily found out on my own before the transaction was FINAL.