Buying A Henderson Home: What Is A Declaration Of Homestead?

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Buying A Henderson Home: What Is A Declaration Of Homestead?

Home ownership is one of the greatest priveleges of a lifetime. Nevada recognizes that a home is usually someone's largest asset, and has enacted laws to protect it. A Declaration of Homestead can protect the equity in your home up to $550,000 against financial challenges resulting from medical bills, bankruptcy, and other general creditor claims.

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The Declaration of Homestead is a simple one-page form that can be filled in online or downloaded and completed in black ink. To find your parcel number, look at the top of page one of the Residential Purchase Agreement, ask your real estate agent, or you can look it up on the Clark County Assessor's site by entering your address. The parcel number uses this format: ###-##-###-###.

When the form is filled in, sign it in the presence of a notary, then file it with the Clark County Recorder. The current filing fee is $14.



For many Nevada homeowners, the Declaration of Homestead can be one powerful little document. Take a few minutes to protect your home's equity. For more information, see Nevada Revised Statutes Chapter 115 - Homesteads or consult an attorney.


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Maria Morton
Chartwell Kansas City Realty - Kansas City, MO
Kansas City Real Estate 816-560-3758

John, this is great information for homeowners in Nevada. Thanks.

Feb 10, 2011 04:02 PM #1
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
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Very good information. Buyers from our area would not know about a Declaration of Homestead. Have a great day and a wonderful weekend.

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Feb 10, 2011 10:14 PM #2
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

 A Declaration of Homestead can protect the equity in your home up to $550,000

Interesting - I wonder if there is something similar in Arizona.

Feb 10, 2011 10:24 PM #3
The Scott Loper Team Bux-Mont Premier Properties
Keller Williams Real Estate - Montgomeryville - Lansdale, PA

Hi John,

I don't think we have anything specifically like that here in PA, but it sounds like a good thing especially in the case of medical bills. But I think there are other provisions that would still protect your primary residence in all of these cases.


Feb 10, 2011 11:01 PM #4
Joe Kenny
Realty Executive Midwest - Darien, IL
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John, it's good information to have.  We all should know what our states laws are on these types of issues.  Thanks for posting.

Feb 11, 2011 03:32 AM #5
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