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Your 2018 Real Estate Market Recap

Posted by Victoria Blair on January 18, 2019 in No Category
Today we’ll be taking a quick look at what trends we saw in the Elko County real estate market throughout 2018. This last year was by far the best one I’ve seen in my 27-year career. 2018 ended with a total of 811 homes sold—63 more than in 2017. The average sales price was $270,158 in the city of Elko and $242,790 in Spring Creek. Both of these are record highs for the area! Currently, inventory is at an all-time low. My team and I are incredibly excited to continue serving you, your families,... read more
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Why Zestimates Aren’t Always Accurate

Why Zestimates Aren’t Always Accurate
Posted by Victoria Blair on June 06, 2018 in  real estate
If you are wondering what your home is worth, you shouldn’t rely exclusively on Zillow and their Zestimates to find out.   Zillow themselves say a Zestimate is just a starting point in determining a home’s value. It’s based on public- and user-submitted data. It is not an appraisal. If you are looking to sell your house and you know people are visiting Zillow to see what it is worth, wouldn’t it benefit you to go on Zillow yourself and add some improvements to your property&rsq... read more
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What the VA Loan Means for You as a Buyer or Seller

Posted by Victoria Blair on February 08, 2019 in No Category
The VA loan isn’t just great for buyers—sellers can benefit as well. These loans, guaranteed by the Department of Veterans Affairs, have some big advantages. If you’re a buyer, you don’t have to pay mortgage insurance. There’s also no down payment involved. Some sellers don’t want to sell to a VA buyer. They think it’s too complicated and includes various stipulations and odd appraisals, but this is simply not true: The VA loan is like any other loan. If you have any ot... read more
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Protect Yourself From These 2 Popular Scams

Posted by Victoria Blair on July 02, 2018 in  real estate
There are two scams that you need to be aware of if you are looking at buying or selling in today’s market. It is a scary world out there. While the majority of people are good and honest, there are a few bad apples that take advantage of others. Unfortunately, the real estate market is no different. Today I’d like to highlight two common scams that occur in this industry; so that you can stay protected against them. 1. The mortgage closing scam. This particular scam is spreading across the count... read more
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