Saturday, May 17, 2008

A good news headline!

(Originally posted on January 13, 2008)

Numbers don't lie

What a pleasure to open the newspaper and see in big, bold print -- "Affordable housing is easier to find" -- yippee! I didn't need the paper to tell me that, I see it every day. Yet after being bombarded with bad news week after week, month after month, this is a ray of beautiful light.

The article, which you can read here:

speaks specifically about new homes sales around the valley, and shows that 25 neighborhoods across Las Vegas offer brand-new homes for under $200,000. Isn't that exciting? They're not even talking about existing homes for sale.

New versus pre-owned

Let's be honest, we can't focus on sellers at this time, because they're in a bad way, no matter how you look at it. Buyers, however, are incredibly lucky right now. It's like being a kid in a candy shop. Sure, you can own a brand-new home, but it may not be exactly in the neighborhood you wanted to be in. So the drive should compensate for the new home smell and exact upgrades you choose.

Compare, though, an existing home that already has every upgrade already chosen (and installed and paid for) plus custom paint, plus a finished backyard (maybe a pool, too) -- in just the part of town you've always dreamed of living in. Tough decision, right?

It all comes down to choices, and buyers have lots to choose from. Again, very exciting. Here's a shameless plug, but something not all buyers realize. It costs you nothing to work with a Realtor. Personally, I listen to exactly what you're looking for and narrow down everything available to homes you'd really be interested in.

Why do it on your own?

With gas at $3.00 a gallon and many homes being hard to contact the owners/Realtors, let me make your biggest lifetime purchase the most pleasurable. I'll also show you how your prospective new home stacks up in value to its competition. By clicking on "Raving Fans" on the menu bar of, you can read just how helpful working with a Realtor can be. And at an unbeatable price, too.

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