Jessica Kelsey's Blog Posts

Jessica Kelsey's Blog Posts

Where Did Americans Move In 2017 INFOGRAPHIC
Where Did Americans Move in 2017? [INFOGRAPHIC]Call me to make the move to Las Vegas!Jessica Kelsey- Realtor702-326-5549Some Highlights:Atlas Van Lines recently released the result...

FICO Scores On Approved Home Loans Drop Again
According to Ellie Mae’s latest Origination Report, the average FICO® Score on all closed loans dropped to 722 which is its lowest mark since April. The average includes all app...

The Benefits Of Home Ownership Go Beyond The Financial
The Benefits Of Home Ownership Go Beyond The FinancialCall me to enjoy the benefits!Jessica Kelsey-Realtor702-326-5549Homeownership is a major part of the American Dream. As eviden...

61 Percent Of First Time Home Buyers Put Down Less Than 6 Percent
61 Percent Of First Time Home Buyers Put Down Less Than 6 PercentCall me for more info. No need to be a first time home buyer.Jessica Kelsey702-326-5549 Accordin...

The Good News And Bad News About Real Estate Prices
The bad news is that real estate prices not only continue to climb but the rate of acceleration is cranking up. Supply is low and not keeping up with increasing demand. And buyers ...

1st Time Buyers Now Are More Than A Third Of The Home Buying Market
It's been nearly 20 years since this many first-time homebuyers stepped up and bought their first house, according to Genworth Mortgage Insurance. The 570,000 first time buyer...

Why No One Is Building Lower Priced New Homes
The housing most in demand, at the lower end of the price scale, is where the fewest sales are because there is so little inventory.Houses are clustered in six price buckets, and t...

Neighborhoods To Avoid When Renting
Looking to rent a home in Las Vegas? Here are tips to avoid troublesome neighborhoods.According to an article in Realtor.com, too many available rentals in an area is a signal that...

Consumers Confident In Own Finances But Less About DC
Consumers are less confident about the economy than at any time since the presidential election, according to the new monthly TechnoMetrica Economic Optimism Index.Still, it's been...

Securitized Nonprime Mortgages Are Back For Some Borrowers
Remember those securitized loans popular during the early 2000s housing boom, the ones many blamed for the bust that followed?We're starting to see nonprime mortgage-backed securit...

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4 Great Reasons to Buy This Spring! by The KCM Crew on March 20, 2017 in First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Move-Up BuyersHere are four great reasons to consider buying a hom...

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Looking to Move-Up to a Luxury Home? Now’s the Time! by The KCM Crew on March 29, 2017 in First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Millennials, Move-Up BuyersIf your house no lon...

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Is Now a Good Time to Rent? by The KCM Crew on May 23, 2017 in First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Housing Market Updates, Move-Up BuyersPeople often ask if now is a good time...

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69% of Buyers are Wrong About Down Payment Needsby The KCM Crew on June 7, 2017 in Down Payments, First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Move-Up BuyersAccording to a recent survey con...

UFC Chief Buys 3 Homes In Exclusive Summerlin Area
As was recently reported by Eli Segall Las Vegas Review-JournalSome people can’t buy enough shoes. Other people, art work.UFC boss Dana White, it seems, likes to buy mansion...

Hispanics Growing Home Ownership The Fastest And Trump May Help
This may surprise some, but the demographic growing home ownership the most are Hispanics. Almost 75 percent of the net gain in home ownership was among Hispanic families. It...

Nevada Is Middle Of The Pack For Best State For Retired Veterans
Nevada is in the middle of the pack when it comes to how good it is for retired military, according to a new report by WalletHub, coming in at 27th among the 50 states and the Dist...

Investors Buying Up New Construction Homes For Rentals
Wall Street investors, running out of foreclosed homes to snap up cheaply for rentals, are buying new constructions homes for rentals in Nevada and elsewhere. Several public a...

Size Of New Homes Shrinking But Still Bigger Than Pre Recession
New home buyers in Las Vegas: If you're wondering why those models seems smaller than before, it's not that you're getting bigger. Houses are getting smaller. And that's ...

CEOs Say Nevada Up 3 Spots To 6th In Economic Vitality Across The US
If you’re wondering how Nevada is doing at growing our economy, a new report from CEOs across the US should be helpful. According to Chief Executive, Nevada was ranked sixth...

Another Real Estate Organization Ranks Las Vegas Among Best Housing Markets
Yet another real estate organization is rating Las Vegas among the top hottest housing markets in the nation for the upcoming spring selling season.Online real estate marketplace T...

Century Communities Opens 2 New Home Sites On April 15
Century Communities is opening two new Las Vegas developments this weekend in Mountain's Edge and in northwest Las Vegas. Vista Pines at Mountain's Edge offers one- and two-st...

US Foreclosures Down To Pre Recession Levels But Nevada Still In Top 3
Home foreclosures have dropped to the lowest rate since before the Great Recession -- the lowest since third quarter 2006 -- according to ATTOM Data Solutions.Nevada remains one of...

US Housing Market Is Smoking Hot And So Is Las Vegas
The US housing market is smoking hot going into the traditional robust spring selling season, and Las Vegas is among the hottest. While sales nationally were up 9 percent in M...

ULI Says Immigrants Helped Pull Us Out Of Housing Recession
Immigrants not only helped pull the US out of the housing recession, they will be even more important to the real estate industry going forward.That's the assessment of the Urban L...

Las Vegas Home Prices Up But Inventory Is Down
The median resale home in Las Vegas went for $242,000 in March, almost 1 percent over last month but 10 percent over March a year ago, according to the Greater Las Vegas Associatio...

Home Buyers Want More Green Features And Sustainability
 Home buyers are getting greener, looking for sustainability features and energy and resources savings in the houses they're shopping, according to a new survey of Realtors as...

Home Equity Improves But Las Vegas Still Leads US In Underwater Owners
Las Vegas continues to lead the nation in negative housing equity, but it's gone down considerably over the past year.Zillow data shows Las Vegas at 16.6 percent of negative equ...

4 Big Problems With Our Housing Inventory
It's not only the low inventory of houses for sale that's making it harder for families to buy their first home.Adding to the hill they must climb are interest rates higher than...

Housing Prices Up In Las Vegas And Nationally
National housing prices were up 5.9 percent annually in January, a 31-month high, and up from 5.7 percent the prior month.That's the reading of the  S&P CoreLogic Case-Shi...

Las Vegas Tourism Nearing 43 Million A Year
Las Vegas is homing in on 43 million visitors a year as the tourism industry continues to grow the Southern Nevada economy.Those 42.9 million tourists to Sin City in 2016 spent ...

Report Says A Spring Home Buying Surge Is Likely
Spring traditionally is when homebuyers in Las Vegas and elsewhere head out to the models and open houses to find that dream home for the family.This season, that will be even mo...

Smart Homes Growth Include Digital Assistants And Voice Activated Tech
While smart security systems and connected thermostats have been the biggest features of new "smart" homes, it's digital home assistants and voice-activated technologies that com...

Nevada Lags Nation In Jobs To Population Ratio
Nevada ranks under the national average in a key employment statistic that many economists believe gauges the true employment figure: the percent of people with jobs compared to ...

Fewer Homes Under Water But Nevada Still Leads The Nation
The good news is that more than a million homeowners moved back above the water line last year across the country. The bad news is that Nevada still leads the nation in property ...

Study Says Better To Buy Than Rent In Most Metro Areas
If you plan to live in the same area for a while, it's a better from pure financial position to buy rather than rent, according to a new study from Florida universities.Of the me...

As Las Vegas Land Prices Rise Builders Turn To Pahrump
With the cost of land skyrocketing in the Las Vegas valley, some builders and home buyers are turning their focus Pahrump, the brothel-friendly town about an hour away from the S...

Even With Rising Interest Rates Housing Prices Still Climb
Interest rates for home mortgages have been rising slightly but steadily, a trend expected to continue. But that hasn't slowed down an accompanying rise in housing prices.The Fed...

Apartment Building Takes Off In Las Vegas And Turns Urban
Las Vegas apartment builders are turning to what they consider unmet demand away from the suburbs -- into the city's urban core.There are project coming in Downtown, Chinatown and...

Las Vegas Property Brothers Expand Into Housing And Design Brands
The Las Vegas Property Brothers are branching out into other home-related products -- including luxury housing -- as they grow their brand from fixer-upper houses to design and dec...

Fourlegged Family Members Have Voice In Real Estate Decisions
Who plays major roles in what kind of home people choose to live in? Mom Dad Kids Grandparents PetsAccording to a new report from the National Association of Realtors, in mo...

The West Is Top Spot For Movers And Retirees
The Mountain and Pacific West is attracting the lion's share of retired and job-shifting movers, with five of the Top 10 states for inbound new residents. Nevada was No. 9 and Ariz...

Summerlin And Inspirada Among US Top Selling Communities
Summerlin and Inspirada in Las Vegas are among the nation's best-selling master-planned communities, coming in at No. 5 and 7 respectfully, according to a new report by RCLCO,...

Apartment Rents Rising In Las Vegas And Henderson
It will cost an average $950 for a two-bedroom apartment n Las Vegas, according to the annual report on rental costs from the website Zumper.com, an 8 percent hike from 2...

All Homes In This Gated Las Vegas Community Are In Culdesacs
Here's a Las Vegas infill development where everyone lives on the cul de sac. Arlington Heights by Richmond American Homes has several dozen homes in a gated community close t...

US Housing Market Posts 54 Straight Months Of Price Growth
Housing prices in the U.S. have gone up for 54 straight months, with a 6.7 percent year-over-year gain and 4.6 percent more expected in the coming year.The S&P CoreLogic Case-Shill...

Las Vegas Rental Prices Up Nearly 10 Percent And Rising
Renters in Las Vegas are paying nearly 10 percent more than last year, a trend that appears to be continuing. Average unit cost now is $918 a month, or $1,313 for the average three...

US Home Prices Back At Peak Except Las Vegas And Few Others
Home prices across America -- except for the Recession-bombed places like Las Vegas, Phoenix and Florida -- are back at the level of the housing peak. The S&P Case-Shiller ind...

Las Vegas New Home Prices Up And Close To Peak
New home builders are within a few thousand dollars of the prices they were getting for houses in 2007, at the peak of the housing boom. Las Vegas families bought 631 new home...

Forbes Says Nevada Is Top State For Projected Jobs Growth
Forbes says Nevada is the No. 1 state in the nation for expected jobs growth, with a projected 2.6 percent increase in employment yearly until the end of the decade. It's the ...

Renters Increasingly Want Greener Homes And Apartments
A new survey by Freddie Mac shows that 70 percent of renters not only want more energy efficient and green features, but they're willing to pay for them. That's higher than th...

The House That Marilyn Monroe Lived And Died In Is For Sale
The only house that '50s sex symbol Marilyn Monroe ever owned -- one she bought for $90,000 in 1962 -- is up for sale again.It's not an immense Hollywood palace. It's a 2,624 squar...

Mortgage Rates And Stocks Rise After Trump Election
Week-over-week interest rates on home mortgages rose more this week than they have since July, 2013. That's according to Zillow, which said the rate for a 30-year fixed mortg...

Nevada Marijuana Vote Could Affect Real Estate Here
Voters in Las Vegas could affect real estate values and uses by approved a marijuana legalization proposition on the Nov. 8 ballot. That's because the industry will need ...

Decade Housing Outlook Says More Minorities And Millennials Coming
In the coming decade, you can expect more minority households forming, more millennials buying homes and continued low interest rates, like under 4%. CoreLogic's economist say...

Holidays Can Hurt Your Chances Of Getting The House You Want
Now that we're into November and the holiday season is upon us. Fewer Las Vegas homebuyers are out chasing the American Dream during the season, but those who plan to buy in the sp...

Home Values Up For 2016 With More Coming In 2017
Do you own a house this year? Congratulations, you're $11,000 richer. Well, that depends on what house, and where. But that's the average gain value of houses this year, accor...

North Las Vegas Revives Itself From Great Recession
North Las Vegas, a former symbol of the Great Recession with a third of its houses in foreclosure and 1,000 city workers laid off, is a "city very much on the mend," growing jobs, ...

Nevada House Flipping Creates New Supply For First Time Buyers
House flipping in Nevada, Florida and a few other states is helping create a supply of cheaper homes for first-time buyers and lower income families to buy or rent.  That...

Economist Says Housing More Affordable Now Even With Price Hikes
Even with housing prices going up more than 5 percent -- more in Las Vegas -- a key economist says housing is more affordable now than in the past. Mark Fleming, chief econom...

Las Vegas A Top 5 Hottest Housing Market
Las Vegas has moved up into the Top 5 “hottest” single family real estate markets in the nation, pushing out Seattle and joining four Florida cities, according to the online re...

Active Foreclosures Down To 1 Percent
Too many Las Vegas homeowners recall the days not so long ago when half the houses in the valley were somewhere in the foreclosure process. Now, only 1 percent of American mor...

Millennials Would Rather Lease House Buy Car
Millennials are a debt-averse generation thanks to the Great Recession and student debt, and they consider investing in a business a higher priority than in a house. They want...

Bank Of America Doubles Its 3 Down No PMI Mortgages Offering
Bank of America's "Affordable Loan Solution" mortgage, which gives lower income borrowers a 3 percent conforming loan without having to pay mortgage insurance, has been enough of a...

1st Time Home Buyers Are Nearly Half The Shoppers
A new Zillow report shows that -- in contrast to conventional industry -- about half the home buyers out there these days are first-timers. That portends well for the millenni...

Zillow Vegas Is A Top City For Trick Or Treating
Thanks to home values, the distance between houses and home values, Las Vegas in one of the Top 12 cities this year for Trick or Treating. That's according to a new Zillow sur...

3 Trends Say Time To Buy Real Estate
Three trends in real estate and housing prices indicate that these are good times to put your money into real estate. Sure, you hear that all the time, particularly from Realt...

5 Tips For You To Get Best Home Mortgage Rate Right Now
This article in HousingWire shows consumers how to get the lowest mortgage rate on a home purchase with 5 simple steps. It includes the usual tips about shopping around and cl...

US Home Prices Up 63
Prices for US homes climbed 6.2 nationwide from August, continuing an upward trend, according to CoreLogic. In July, prices were up 6.0 percent compared to the same time last ...

Those Zombie Houses Could Be Short Term Rentals
A new report by Capital Economics says that there are many more vacant houses that are not for sale than should be expected at this stage of the recovery from the housing recession...

Las Vegas Long Way From 2006 Housing Price Peak
Don't expect Las Vegas -- or other former bubble metro areas like Phoenix -- to return to 2006 peak levels anytime soon. That's the assessment of a Southern California housing...

Appraiser Shortage Could Cost You Money And The Real Estate Deal
CNBC reports that the number of appraisers assigned values to our homes has fallen 22 percent since 2007. Why should you care? It could mean a delay in the house you're trying...

Las Vegas No 8 In US For Hot Homebuilding Markets
 When it comes to hot markets for home-building, Las Vegas ranks No. 8 in the country, says a new survey by the website LawnStarter.  Raleigh, NC is top on the list,...

Typical Down Payment Today Is Under 20 Percent
 Homebuyers, particularly first-time buyers, think they need to put 20 percent down to be able to get a house. But a national survey of real estate agents shows that most succ...

Upskilling Of Immigrants Boosts Housing Prices
Posted by Authorlivewellvegas on Posted onSeptember 30, 2016CategoriesBusinessTagsBloomberg, Economy, Hal DeKeyser, Housing prices, Immigration,&...

California Firm That Believes In Las Vegas Buys NLV Apartments
Posted by Hal DeKeyser at livewellvegas on Posted onSeptember 29, 2016CategoriesBusinessTagsAnnie Rice, Apartments, Bascom, CBRE, Commercial...

Fall Is Home Safety Time In Las Vegas
Posted by Authorlivewellvegas on Posted onSeptember 29, 2016CategoriesAt Home, BlogsTagsBurglars, Crime, Dogs, Family, Fire, Hal DeKeys...

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Cash home sales down to 2007 levelsPosted by Authorlivewellvegas on Posted onSeptember 28, 2016CategoriesBusiness, PopularTagsCash sales, Economy, Hal...

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All Mountain’s Edge yard sale Oct. 1Posted by Authorlivewellvegas on Posted onSeptember 28, 2016CategoriesCommunitiesTagsGarage sale, Las Vegas, Master-p...

Paiute New Mountains Edge Park A Decent Stroll For
See this a LiveWellVegas.comPosted by Authorlivewellvegas on Posted onSeptember 28, 2016CategoriesCommunitiesTagsDog walks, Dogs, Hal DeKeyser, Las Ve...

Check Out Woodside Homes Tucana Model In Summerlin
LiveWellVegas.com model preview:  Woodside’s Tucana in SummerlinPosted by Authorlivewellvegas on Posted onAugust 1, 2016CategoriesCommunities, Popul...

Homes Getting Higher Appraisals
Appraisers are placing significantly higher values on homes in August, but it seems it is still not enough for homeowners, who are still overestimating their home’s value, accord...


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