Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Three Great “Excuses” to Buy a Las Vegas Luxury Home Now!

Is now the time to buy a luxury vacation home or primary residence? According to the Wall Street Journal – YES!

As per the WSJ: “The clouds hanging over upscale vacation-home markets are starting to lift. While prices are still falling in most regions, the luxury segment is picking up, and brokers are reporting more inquiries than they have had in years.

The upshot: If you have the money and plan on staying put for the long term, now may be a good time to buy.”

Luxury real estate in Las Vegas is no exception. Prices are at an all time low – 40% to 60% less than what they were a mere 5 years ago. But demand is up as affluent buyers are in the market again, and the bargains are priced for every budget.

Excuse #1

Enjoy true luxury living in the gorgeous guard gated Southern Highlands estates at an amazing price! 5064 sf 6br 5.5ba with fabulous amenities including granite, stainless steel appliances, dramatic wrought iron staircase, 3 fireplaces, spa tub and separate 700 sf guest casita. The backyard has a resort style pool and spa, covered patio, and lush mature landscaping! Guard gated private country club - memberships available. Appraised for over $1.2M in 2006 and now bargain basement priced at only $440k.

Excuse #2

Las Vegas golf course homes don’t get any better than this incredible former model home on a spectacular elevated lot in Anthem Country Club with phenomenal views! Gorgeous 3571 sf 1 story with four bedrooms (fourth bedroom built out as office with private bath), black granite island kitchen, custom tile floors, 2 fireplaces, skylights, family room with built in entertainment center and TV, 2 wine fridges and more. And then there's the yard - a lush 1/3 acre lot high above the 7th fairway with pool, spa, swim up bar and barbecue with a beer tap. True perfection! Seller's loss is truly buyer's gain on this one. Owners paid over $1.275M, but have priced it lower than the bank repos at only $775,000!

Excuse #3

Or how about a fabulous Las Vegas penthouse condominium with panoramic 360 degree views of the entire Vegas Valley? All three top floor penthouses of Panorama Tower II were combined to make this remarkable 14,000+ sf 6 bedroom 8.5 bath one-of-a-kind Mega Penthouse! Spectacular finishes and magnificent d├ęcor through-out, designed for the entertainer with a 14 seat dining room, 22 seat theater, multiple master bedrooms, Zen garden, and over 2800 sf of terraced balconies and patios. Not to mention the superb location adjacent to the MGM City Center and Las Vegas Strip. Bargain basement priced at $6.5M! Priced as low as other Las Vegas penthouses with less than half the square footage, and the only other available penthouse of comparable size is listed at $20M+!

Again, according to the Wall Street Journal report, “… many second-home buyers are wealthy enough to pay in cash, sidestepping the restrictive and time-consuming mortgage process. Last year, 36% of vacation-home transactions were all-cash deals, up from 29% in 2009, according to the National Association of Realtors. "If you have cash right now, you are in unique position," says Paul Dales, senior U.S economist with research firm Capital Economics.”

So if you have a bit of extra money lying around, bring the checkbook and cash in on these amazing Las Vegas homes for sale!