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  • How Does the “Home Is Possible” Grant Program Work?

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    With the new Home Is Possible Grant program, residents in the Clark and Washoe counties may receive help with their down payment. This grant allows qualifying homeowners to use an amount equivalent to as much as 4% of the mortgage amount toward the down payment or closing costs. The program is available for VA, RD, […]

  • Down Payment Assistance for Las Vegas Homebuyers

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    Finding the help you need to get into your new home may not seem easy. However, there are  down payment assistance programs to help with the down payment and closing costs you will need. From first-time homebuyer programs to Neighborhood Stabilization Programs,  you have options. How do Down Payment Assistance Programs Work? Each program is […]

  • Key to your New Home: Culinary Down Payment

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    The Culinary Union Local 226 is responsible for offering a Housing Partnership program. This down payment assistance program makes it possible for those working in the culinary field, gaming industry and bartenders to get the home of their dreams without all the hassle. Requirements of the Program Of course, just like with any other program, […]

  • Realtors Can Close More Deals by Working With Lenders

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    Often, new home buyers don’t know there are down payment assistance programs available to them in Las Vegas. As a realtor, you can gain a basic understanding of these programs in order to help your clients.  This can save you time and help buyers with the down payment and the closing costs of the home. […]

  • 4 Steps to Finding Your Las Vegas Dream Home

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    In May of this year, the Las Vegas housing market was named one of the most improved. The Greater Las Vegas Association of Realtors has calculated that real estate prices are up 26.7% just in the last year. The greatest area of upswing might surprise you: it’s the high-end Las Vegas areas, leaving you to […]

  • Why Is my Interest Rate Higher than my Neighbor’s?

      While living by “the grass is always greener” is never best practice, you may find yourself wondering why interest rates differ between borrowers, maybe even between neighbors. If you’re already in a home mortgage or you’re preparing to buy or build a new home, knowing what will ultimately affect your interest rate will have […]

  • What Does the Title Company Do?

    If you’re a first time home buyer or just don’t know how it all works, you may ask a lot of questions about the title company. Why do you need a third party when you already have a lender? What exactly does the title company do? The title company is there to make sure that […]

  • Short Sale Process for Sellers Will Create Longer Wait Times

    A short sale, known also as a pre-foreclosure sale, allows you to sell your home for less than the amount owed on your mortgage. A portion or all of the difference can be paid with the proceeds of a conventional loan. As of August 16 2014, Fannie Mae will lengthen the time to approve short […]