Renee has once again provided a short and concise review of the Las Vegas Residential market for 2010. We see that while cash offers represents 48% of all transactions FHA is the dominant loan program and VA loan is only 5% of the market share.
Renee points out that Flips are required to be seasoned for 90 days we have just acquired a new Bank line that will do 30 Flips.
Cash REMAINS KING in the Las Vegas Area Real Estate Market!!! It is important for every buyer in the Las Vegas Area Real Estate Market to understand who their buyer competition is in this currently competitive seller's market LV is enjoying! It is important to understand how a seller looks at each financing type:
Cash Offers: Generally have less contingencies and quicker close times. A cash offer may be accepted even if it is lower than a financed offer.
Conventional Financing: Less strict with lender required repairs but larger down payments and more strict credit guidelines.
FHA/VA Financing: Requires more scrutiny with lender required repairs via appraisal. In general these take longer to underwrite and close so a cash or conventional offer looks more enticing to the seller. FHA Requires the deed to be seasoned for several months so some flips bought at trustee's sales are generally out as options when competing with multiple offers!
Other: Less common and creative financing types such as Lease Options, OWC (Owner Will Carry), etc. The "other" category INCLUDES auction terms!!
What Areas Do You Cover for your Las Vegas Area Real Estate Market Reports?
General Las Vegas Area Real Estate Market Reports are for MLS Areas 101-606 (the average consumer probably asks, what’s that?) It means that I cover the cities of Las Vegas, Henderson, North Las Vegas including unincorporated Clark County Townships of Whitney, Paradise, Winchester, Enterprise, Sunrise Manor & Spring Valley. They do NOT cover the areas of Boulder City, Pahrump, Laughlin, Moapa or Mesquite.
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