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Tips For Buying a New Home in Las Vegas, Nevada or Henderson, Nevada

Posted by on Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019 at 1:17pm.

Las Vegas Mountains

Thinking of purchasing a New Home in Las Vegas and Henderson area? The time is now! The market is hot! Interest rates have dropped and inventory has loosened up, so we have so many new home options to fit your housing needs.

Las Vegas new home choices and options are endless. In terms of price, we have new townhome communities in a price range from high $200,000s to multi-million dollar estate homes. New home communities cover areas from Sky Canyon in the up northwest of Las Vegas to Lake Las Vegas in Henderson. Not to mention our new active adult communities and multi-generation homes throughout the valley.

When it comes to new home style, options abound from Traditional, Tuscan, and Mediterranean to ultra-modern Desert Contemporary and everything in between.

According to Wei Chen-Goldman, a star agent on the Tonnesen Team at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Nevada Properties, “my advice for new home buyers is to first find a reputable local agent who has the expertise in new home purchasing to assist you and making your purchasing experience pleasant.”

There are multiple steps involved when purchasing a new home, and the process is rather complicated. From qualifying for a mortgage to selecting location, community, model, style, added options, dealing with all the details can be overwhelming.

Your Realtor will advise you whether you should use your own mortgage lender or the use the builder’s in-house lender. Based on your individual circumstances, your Realtor would also help you decide whether to purchase a ready-built inventory home or build a home from start.

Often, what you see on the price sheet in the show home is not the price you pay. You could end up paying a much higher price based on what you select. Your final price could also include a lot premium, added options, etc. A lot premium alone can add over $500,000 to the purchase price! Your real estate agent would help you to navigate the new home market and negotiate with the builder on your behalf.

What most new home buyers don’t realize is that the builder’s on-site sales agent represents the Builder ONLY! Therefore, buyers who buy without a Realtor have no agent protecting their interests at the new home builder’s showroom. You should ask your agent to accompany you to the home sites for the first visit as well as subsequent visits.
The good news is that hiring a Las Vegas Realtor to assist you in purchasing a new Las Vegas home costs you nothing! Moreover, hiring a Realtor who can bring their expertise and knowledge is definitely a smart move. And, if you want a Realtor who will be at your side from the initial contact until you are handed the keys to your new home, check out The Tonnesen Team’s user-friendly website at and ensure yourself a an enjoyable and exciting new home buying experience.

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