Getting REAL (Estate) in Vegas #064: Why Are Home Prices Going Up?

On this edition of Getting REAL Bridget tells Trulia their information is wrong, gives us six reasons why home prices are going up, then closes by sharing useful disaster preparedness information. Show Notes:

  • Friday Figures (an in-depth review of the current Las Vegas real estate market with a focus on Inventory, Short Sales, Contingency, Foreclosures and 30-day Closes)
  • News: Foreclosures 24% of US home sales, 11 million homes with negative equity, interest rates at 3.9%
  • Why home prices are going up
  • REAL Advice: Disaster preparedness

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Getting REAL (Estate) in Vegas #063: An Insider’s Look at the Title and Escrow Process

One of the most confusing aspects of buying or selling your home is the titles/escrow process. In this episode of Getting REAL (Estate) in Vegas, Channelle Beller (Equity Title of Nevada) helps us better understand the ins and outs of the last step of your real estate transaction. Show Notes:

  • Friday Figures (an in-depth review of the current Las Vegas real estate market with a focus on Inventory, Short Sales, Contingency, Foreclosures and 30-day Closes)
  • News: Mortgage rates up, Home sales down, B of A stops selling to Fannie Mae
  • Guest: Channelle Beller
  • An insider’s look at the Title and Escrow proccess
  • REAL Advice: Tax myths

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Getting REAL (Estate) in Vegas #062: Eight Tips to Short Sell Your Home

With market inventory going down, and prices going up Bridget gives us a sneak peak into a new online feature to help buyers. For those of us looking to short sell a home Bridget we have insightful tips in creating a short sale package. Show Notes:

  • Friday Figures (an in-depth review of the current Las Vegas real estate market with a focus on Inventory, Short Sales, Contingency, Foreclosures and 30-day Closes)
  • News: California files a RICO suit against Wells Fargo, Nevada down to #4 in percentage of homes in foreclosure
  • New online tools to help buyers
  • REAL Advice: Eight tips to help short sell your home

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Getting REAL (Estate) in Vegas #061: Foreclosure Fraud Settlement – An Analysis

It looks like the banks have finally been told to account for their often illegal ways as Bridget walks us through the particulars of the recently announced $26 billion Foreclosure Fraud Settlement. Show Notes:

  • Friday Figures (an in-depth review of the current Las Vegas real estate market with a focus on Inventory, Short Sales, Contingency, Foreclosures and 30-day Closes)
  • News: Vegas crime is down, banks offering big short sale incentives, interest rates 3.87%
  • Foreclosure Fraud Settlement (whitewash?)
  • REAL Advice: Ten tips to maintaining your home

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Getting REAL (Estate) in Vegas #060: Swimming Pools in Vegas – Yay or Nay?

There are some people on the Vegas Video Network that insist that living in Las Vegas without a pool is no way to live. Bridget, on the other hand, provides a more balanced look at adding 20,000 gallons of water to your back yard. She follows that with IRS deductions for which all home owners should be aware. Show Notes:

  • Friday Figures (an in-depth review of the current Las Vegas real estate market with a focus on Inventory, Short Sales, Contingency, Foreclosures and 30-day Closes)
  • News: Mortgage delinquencies dropped 40% in 2011, Mortgage rates at 3.87%
  • Swimming pool pros and cons
  • REAL Advice: What you can and cannot deduct from your taxes if you own a home in Las Vegas

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