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Mortgage Debt Relief Act ExtensionAccording to Mark Stark, owner of Prudential Americana LLC (one of the largest Prudential franchisees in the country), the Las Vegas real estate market has made a full return to traditional sales. In February 2014, bank foreclosures and short sales combined only made up a meager 14% of total closed transactions.

This is due in large part to the failure of Congress to extend the Mortgage Debt Relief Act at the end of 2014. This Act allowed short sale homeowners to avoid paying taxes on the unpaid balance of their loan when they sold for less than what was owed. Instead, these potential sellers are opting to stay in their homes and make the payments rather than be faced with one huge tax bill.

And, though it is possible (anticipated?) that Congress will

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The end of 2012 is almost here, and for the Las Vegas real estate market it's been mostly good news - FINALLY! The housing inventory is way down, and prices have risen steadily since the first of the year. A "balanced" market in Vegas should be be about 10,000 homes for sale. But as of today's date, there are only 3,892 single family homes actively on the market.

Here's a breakdown of the current single family homes currently for sale by price range in December vs. July. You will note that the lower end housing under $100k has dwindled significantly by almost 20%, while inventory in the rest of the price ranges has remained almost identical. 

Las Vegas Homes for Sale

Of the homes currently on the market in December, 752 (19.32%) are short sales and only 364 (9.35%) are

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As of April 26th, only 4,594 single family homes remain listed in the Las Vegas MLS as active (not under contract) in Clark County. Our inventory is continuing to shrink as few, if any, bank foreclosures are reaching the market due to the restrictions of AB 284.

The sale of lower priced housing, in particular, is really active. This week one of our agents had an offer in on a home that had received over 70 offers within just a few days, most above list price!

The current market breakdown looks like this:

874 homes priced under $100k - including 361short sales and 225 foreclosures
1644 homes priced between $100k and $200k - including 664 short sales and 278 foreclosures
846 homes priced between $200k and $300k - including 262 short sales and 89

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Nevada has always been a non-judicial foreclosure state.  If a borrower was past due, all the mortgage holder had to do was produce copies of the appropriate documents and file foreclosure notices, and within approximately 5 months the foreclosure sale took place at the county steps. There was no right of redemption for the borrower, and the new purchaser took possession immediately.

But in the wake of the robo signing scandals, the Nevada legislature passed a new amendment, AB 284, which included the requirement that an authorized representative of the current lien holder had to complete and sign an affidavit indicating they had “personal knowledge” of all previous transfers of interest in the note. Most notes are sold by the originating lender within

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Yes, it actually DOES look like Bank of America is finally getting their act together in the Las Vegas real estate market on short sales! We have seen a marked improvement in service and approval times over the past six months, and just recently B of A has rolled out two new changes to improve their image.
The first big change is their new Bank of America Cooperative Short Sale program, similar to the government's HAFA program (but hopefully much more effective!) B of A is now allowing sellers to apply for a pre-approved short sale prior to listing their home with a real estate agent and without a purchase contract. The seller must complete all the short sale documents including their hardship letter, and must submit all their current financials to the…
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