Archives for the month of: February2015

You’ve found the right house, made the deal and finished moving all of your old belongings. As you look out among all the boxes and disorganized furniture, you come to a realization: decorating a new home is going be laborious task.

Don’t worry. The process of decorating a new home always seems daunting at first. But that doesn’t mean it can’t be fun. Home decoration allows you to be creative and show off your personality. Interior design should reflect the owners’ persona. If you’re a first-time homeowner, chances are you’ve moved into a larger space and you’re on a budget. Consider these five tips to help you along.

1. Start the process early. In fact, you should be thinking about where furniture, paintings, etc. should go before you make the purchase. When you’re house hunting, try to think about space and how your belongings will fit within the layout.

2. Once you buy the property, sketch out a floor plan. You can do this by hand or via various programs available on the web. This activity will allow you to see the layout from a different perspective.

3. Hand-me-downs are your friend. Sure, these dusty old decorations may not have that crisp new look, but it all depends on how you present them. Unwanted items are also a great way to save money.

4. Don’t worry about matching everything. The idea that everything in your home must be one of three colors is, well, a bad idea. Sure, you don’t want a kaleidoscope of a living room, but try using your instincts when it comes to color.

To overstate the obvious, purchasing a new home is a big deal. No one should rush into a deal without thoroughly thinking it through first. For most people, a house will be the biggest asset they have. That being said, many potential homeowners have a nasty habit of waiting too long to make a decision. This caution could have the unintended consequence of letting a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity slip vanish. Consider the following tips to avoid getting “decision fatigue” when you’re trying to decide whether or not to buy a home.

Understand the consequences: Why is waiting such a bad decision? Simply put, it’s a buyer’s market out there. Say, you’ve found the home of your dreams but you hesitate to pull the trigger on the deal. Perhaps you want to get the price down just a little more. Well, chances are that there’s someone out there willing to make that deal right away.

Leave emotion out of the process: Sure this is easier said than done, but you can’t let stress consume you when you’re considering a new home. Take a deep breath and talk with your significant other about the options. Ask friends or family for their opinions, but be careful not get overwhelmed with everyone’s point of view. The decision comes down to you.

Stick to the plan: Hopefully you did some preparation before beginning your search for a new home. This could include a specific price range, location, property size, etc. If the house in question falls within your parameters, then make the deal. Having a wonderful new home will be much better than wondering about what could have been.

As the housing market in Southern Nevada continues to improve, so does the financial situation for many individuals who were hit hard by the recession of the late 2000s. Many of those who were affected the most were living in their first homes when the market initially took a slide. Often through no fault of their own, these homeowners found themselves in a tough situation where money was tight and credit scores went down. The market was also difficult for Millennials and families who wanted to get their first home but couldn’t afford it.

Thankfully, this situation is drastically changing for many Las Vegans. A national real estate research firm recently named Las Vegas the No. 1 market in the country for “boomerang buyers.” These are buyers who are now back in the market for a new home after having been out of the market for several years. Since it’s been about seven years since the worst of the recession, these buyers have had enough time to get out of debt. This is great news for Southern Nevada and the housing market. In an interview with the Las Vegas Review Journal, one real estate expert proclaimed “…the market is better served if boomerang buyers do become homeowners again in larger numbers.” Rick Piette of Premier Mortgage Lending ( understands the needs of those looking to take a second chance at buying a home in Southern Nevada. That’s why Premier Mortgage Lending helps borrows negotiate loans with no added fees.

If you’re a potential boomerang buyer, you’re in good company. Your segment makes up nearly a quarter of the market share. For home buyers, this means it’s time to strike now while the iron is hot. At New Home Resource, we aim to meet this growing market with exceptional real estate service.

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