Archives for the month of: May2014

Home prices have soared, dropped and then climbed again all in the last few years. It is hard to predict and assess the housing market in Las Vegas when it is more of a roller coaster than a joy ride. We have finally reached a point, in almost a decade, where prices have shown signs of being “normal”. Property value is still expected to climb in the coming months but at a very slow rate. Short Sales and Foreclosures are no longer addressed as common and forecasts of a slowdown in home values are showing to be wrong.


With all of this insight and the unpredictable market how do you know when to sell? How about when to buy? It depends mostly on your priorities and goals. If you wait until you’re ready to buy or sell a home you will most likely never do it!

Why it might be a good time to Buy a home:

Affordability – Houses in Las Vegas are still more affordable than in other large cities around the United States. It is very likely that as a 2-income household you will be able to afford a home that is large enough for you and your family.

Choices – There are almost double the number of houses for sale now as there was last year at this time and the prices of homes are only expected to rise.

Why it might be a good time to Sell your home:

Better odds of finding a buyer – As the economy improves Las Vegas jobs are opening up which means people could be moving or hunting for a home, which greatly improves your odds of selling.

Cutting your losses – If you bought when the market was low, this may be your chance to make a nice profit by selling your home.

If you are looking for a new home or wanting to sell your current home,  please contact a New Home Resource Realtor® today at 702-365-1000. Broker Joanna Piette, and agents Denise Moreno Thrasher, Jessica O’Brien, Evelyn ‘Beng’ Kern, Lance Partin and Kathy Paterniti are all here to help!

Do you ever get the feeling that your rooms are too cluttered but you have tried so many different options and nothing seems to work? Haven’t we all! Sometimes all you need is a little inspiration! We have gathered some cute and clutter free design ideas from HGTV. If you like what you read, take a look at some of the pictures along with a few more design ideas!


Kitchen Storage: Open up your kitchen cupboards by replacing them with storage shelves. This allows rooms to be divided in a tasteful, helpful way.

Desk Space: Small bedrooms sometimes don’t allow enough space for multiple large items. Instead of adding a desk, build a shelf between small spaces to create your own workspace.

Bathroom Storage: Do you have a small space between your sink and your bathroom wall? Fill it with narrow wall shelves.

Light and Bright: Avoid dark colors to make smaller spaces open up and seem more “roomie”.

Divider: Try using a sheer curtain as a divider instead or boxing off rooms with a bulky bookcase.

Beneath the Stairs: Add a unit under the stairs to take care of the extra space. Create a space for picture frames, a lamp to bring light to a dark space or other accessories.




The Top Agent Magazine is a real estate magazine that features some of the best agents in the United States, Europe and Canada. This month, New Home Resource’s own, Joanna Piette, is the Top Nevada Agent and is featured on the cover! This story shows her accomplishments in the Nevada real estate industry and proves that hard work really pays off! Read the May cover story of Top Agent Magazine featuring Joanna Piette!

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“Buying a home is still the American Dream. There is nothing more satisfying than handing someone the keys to the house, except for maybe giving a seven year old a bicycle. It’s kind of like the same thing if you really think about it.”

There is always more to things than meets the eye and that includes selling your home. Since the market fluctuates so often, it is important to know what kind of a process you will have to go through before you decide to sell your home. Here is a checklist of how the usual house selling process will be laid out…

1.) Decide to sell! – Consider the market before you make the GIANT decision to sell. Something to also think about is whether you will want to buy a new home before or after you sell your current home.5.) Advertising – photographing your home and creating ads. This will also include showing your home. Your agent will guide you through this.
2.) Choose your agent. – This is very important as the agent with be in charge of advertising, showing the home and legal requirements for selling your home.6.) Going on the Market – Buyers will contact your agent and arrange a time to view your property.
3.) Determine your selling price – Your property’s location, size, age and features are assessed along with current market trends.7.) Sale and negotiation – Your agent will negotiate a final selling price and the buyer will pay a deposit
4.) Legal Agreements – You and your agent will create a legally binding contract with specific details about your selling process.8.) Under Contract – Banks will work out details to finalize the sale meeting legal and financial requirements.

New Home Resource is happy to walk you through this process whenever you are ready. Our agents work hard every day to make sure that we are doing our best to get you the very best. Whether you are looking to sell your house or looking for a new house, New Home Resource will make it happen! Unknown-1