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That little extra bit of money in the form of a larger paycheck could end up taking a bite out of your federal income tax refund

This is an interesting article on recycling from... RISMEDIA, October 28, 2009—(MCT)—That little extra bit of money in the form of a larger paycheck tied to the Obama stimulus plan could end up taking a bite out of your federal income tax refund or even leave you owing taxes, say observers.The stimulus plan lowered federal income tax withholding rates, which results in more take-home pay but less money going toward taxes. The downside is some taxpayers may end up with not enough taxes being withheld to cover what they owe in 2009.As a result, some taxpayers may need to increase their withholding amount by reducing the number of allowances claimed for the rest of year, which means making changes to a W-4 form available from an employer’s human resources department. Single taxpayers who are working at more than one job and married couples filing jointly in a situation where both spouses work are the most likely groups of taxpayers to be caught short. “They are probably going to find out…

Las Vegas News and Happenings-Regulators approve license for CityCenter's Aria -

Regulators approve license for CityCenter's Aria-Aria has the only casino inside CityCenter, which includes boutique hotels, high-rise residential units and a 500,000-square-foot retail, dining and entertainment district.Vdara, a 1,500-room nongaming hotel at CityCenter, opens on Dec. 1, the Crystals retail center opens Dec. 3, followed by the Mandarin Oriental Hotel the next day.PET POPULATION: Las Vegas ordinance requires owners to spay or neuter dogs and cats REAL ESTATE: Las Vegas home prices stabilize as threat of foreclosure flood wanes Posted via web from LasVegasDawn's posterous

FREE SHORT SALE Services – North Las Vegas Short Sale Realtor®

AVOID Las Vegas FORECLOSUREHave you had any of these things happen to you?•Your home is worth less than what you owe•You are behind on your payments• You are getting a job transfer• You are in foreclosure• You can’t afford the cost of selling your home• You lost your job and can’t afford your home •You are going thru a divorce  Benefits of a Short Sale:• Avoid Foreclosure• Avoid Bankruptcy• Reduced damage to your credit• Postpone your foreclosure sale date• You can Move on with your life I am a licensed Realtor that specializes in avoiding foreclosure. I will assist you in selling your home. The lender will cover all closing costs including Realtor commissions.List your home with an experienced Las Vegas short sale Realtor.Regardless of your current situation I am here to assist you, so call me today to help you find a solution! You have options which can enable you avoid foreclosure proceedings .  Best of all with a short sale my commission will be paid by the bank!www.LasVegasDawn.c…

FREE SHORT SALE Services – Las Vegas Short Sale Realtor®

AVOID Las Vegas FORECLOSUREHave you had any of these things happen to you?•Your home is worth less than what you owe•You are behind on your payments• You are getting a job transfer• You are in foreclosure• You can't afford the cost of selling your home• You lost your job and can't afford your home •You are going thru a divorce  Benefits of a Short Sale:• Avoid Foreclosure• Avoid Bankruptcy• Reduced damage to your credit• Postpone your foreclosure sale date• A short sale will stay on your credit approx 2-3 years unlike foreclosure which is 10 years• You can Move on with your life I am a licensed Realtor that specializes in avoiding foreclosure. I will assist you in selling your home. The lender will cover all closing costs including Realtor commissions.List your home with an experienced Las Vegas short sale Realtor.Regardless of your current situation I am here to assist you, so call me today to help you find a solution! You have options which can enable you avoid foreclosure p…

New Home Buyer Tax Credit and Extention of the 1st Time Homebuyer Tax Credit

RISMEDIA, November 6, 2009-After the Senate gave final approval last night without a dissenting vote, the House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly this afternoon to pass legislation containing an extension and expansion of the homebuyer tax credit, completing Congressional action and sending the tax credit to President Obama for his signature, possibly as early as tomorrow.The $8,000 homebuyer tax credit for first-time buyers, due to expire in 25 days, will be extended through April 30 of next year and buyers will have an additional two months, until the end of June, to close. First-time buyers who are in the process of making a purchase will no longer need to worry about qualifying for the $8,000 credit if they close after the November 30 deadline. The new legislation increases the income limit for couples with income up to $225,000, a nearly $55,000 increase above the level in existing law.For the first time, the new legislation makes buyers who already own a home eligible for …

TIPS: Around the Home – Preparing House for Winter

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at Around the Home - Preparing House for Winter Goes Far to Make it More Energy Efficient
RISMEDIA, October 10, 2009-(MCT)-Every fall, we button up the house by cleaning and checking, fixing and sealing. Turns out that getting the house ready for winter isn't just a cold-winter thing-it's an eco-friendly thing, too. A tight house uses-and loses-less energy, requires fewer natural resources and produces less pollution. With just a bit of effort, you can make your fall house chores even greener. Here's how:Read more: Around the Home - Preparing House for Winter Goes Far to Make it More Energy Efficient
Dawn Barrier
Century 21 Aadvantage Gold
Las Vegas, Nv www.lasvegasdawn.comPosted via email from LasVegasDawn's posterous

GOLF COURSE SHORT SALE IN LAS VEGAS - 1 Story Short Sale - Silverstone Ranch - Mountain Views

1 story SHORT SALE IN LAS VEGAS - 1 Story Short Sale - Silverstone Ranch - Mountain Views Dawn Barrier | Century 21 | (702) 812-4550 6900 Brier Creek, Las Vegas, NV Golf Course Short Sale in Las Vegas 3BR/2BA Single Family House offered at $154,900 Year Built2004Sq Footage1,658Bedrooms3Bathrooms2 full, 0 partialFloors1ParkingUnspecifiedLot Size6,098 sqftHOA/Maint$55 per month
DESCRIPTION GREAT "PULTE" SINGLE STORY ON THE GOLF COURSE LAS VEGAS ONE STORY SILVERSTONE RANCE BEAUTIFUL GOLF COURSE & MOUNTAIN VIEWS
NEUTRAL PAINT THRUOUT OPEN PLAN - TILE ENTRY OAK CABINETS VIEWS OF GOLF COURSE & MOUNTAINS FROM THE MASTER BEDROOM AND GREAT ROOM RAISED PANEL INTERIOR DOORS FIRST TIME HOMEBUYER OR INVESTORS
VACATION OR 2nd HOME

see additional photos belowPROPERTY FEATURES - Central A/C- Walk-in closet- Family room- Breakfast nook- Stove/Oven- Microwave- Laundry area - inside- Balcony, Deck, or Patio
COMMUNITY FEATURES - Garage parking- Golf course

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Homeowners Must overcome some of these fears in order to possible avoid foreclosure

Read the whole article by RISMEDIA, October 10, 2009 Overcoming Fear of Foreclosure Critical for Many People to Keep Their Homes
Homeowners must overcome some of these fears in order to possible avoid foreclosure.

Fear: Homeowners are afraid to let the mortgage company know they are having a problem because they think it will speed up the foreclosure process.
Contacting your lender is an important first step if you want to save your home from foreclosure. It provides you with an opportunity to explain why you have fallen behind on your payments and what steps you are taking to get back on track. Lenders have a financial interest in keeping you in your home and may be willing to alter the terms of your loan or devise a repayment plan.Fear: Homeowners believe that if their mortgage company has already turned them down for a loan modification, there is no point in contacting a counseling agency.

Many homeowners are turned down for a loan modification because the information they provide to…

When to DISCLOSE a "Smelly" site? NORTH LAS VEGAS- Beazer Homes Sued over Pig Farm

When to DISCLOSE a "Smelly" site? NORTH LAS VEGAS- Beazer Homes Sued over Pig Farm   This is an interesting article in the Las Vegas Sun
NLV homebuyers sue builder over pig farm odors   This is the same pig farm that has been a feature of "Dirty Jobs" TV show. R.C. Farms, Inc., is a pig farm that has been in North Las Vegas since 1963 and in recent years there has been a lot of talk and complaints....but.....His farm has been there since  1963.Usually, when you get within a mile of the farm or, if you are driving in the area for any length of time.....You know it! There has been so much controversy over this farm and yes, I would not want to live to close as the smell is just too much,,,but it still goes back to the fact that the farm has been there since 1963.   Buyers of a North Las Vegas home are suing a home builder, charging the company failed to disclose the presence of an area pig farm that is generating odors the homeowners say are unbearable.   They s…

Centennial Hills Movies in the Park -Kids Love this! Monsters vs. Aliens-Oct. 9, 2009

Take the kids, chairs and blankets!
The city of Las Vegas will host a Movie in the Park, "Monsters vs. Aliens," for all ages at
8 p.m. Oct. 9 at Centennial Hills Park, 7101 N. Buffalo Drive.
People are invited to picnic and bring blankets or folding chairs.
For information, call 229-1087.
Centennial Hills Village of Centennial Springs Movies in the Park
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Do you know of someone who is facing foreclosure, behind on their house payment and
they need to sell their home?
Please have them call me 812-4550, I do not charge any upfront fee for listing your home for sale
& you may be able to stay in your home longer. SHORT SALE - Preforeclosure Listing.
There is an alternative to foreclosure.
Email Dawn
Do you need to sell your Las Vegas Home?
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Dawn Barrier
Century 21 Aadvantage Gold

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Certified Short Sale Professional
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Where are all the Las Vegas REO's?

Interesting article by Rick Sharga or Realty Trac in RISMedia,,,,click below to read the whole article

Where Are All the REOs?
Foreclosure Fundamentals by Rick Sharga
RISMEDIA, October 5, 2009Read more: http://rismedia.com/2009-10-04/where-are-all-the-reos/#ixzz0T5P5AVGF It's a fair question. In normal market situations, a bank will repossess a home and usually process it through to a listing agent to put on the MLS within 30 days. In a relatively short period of time, virtually every marketable REO property finds itself listed for sale on the local MLS. Today, that's simply not the case; it's likely that between 450,000 and 500,000 properties repossessed over the past year are still not on the market. And with buyers hungry for housing bargains, and agents and brokers chomping at the bit ready to sell the properties, it begs for a reasonable answer.   Lenders and servicers admit that it's taking longer to process REOs than it has in the past, and they offer a number o…

NEVER PAY a Mortgage payment to someone who comes to your door in Las Vegas, Nv or any other town !!

NEVER PAY a Mortgage payment to someone who comes to your door!!

I posted a blog...Freddie Mac hires Titanium Solutions, Inc. to Help Borrowers Complete Modification Applications
and it as well as some recent happenings prompted me to write this post...   To minimize potential fraud by imposters, representatives will not be permitted to accept mortgage payments or any other money from borrowers...this is except from recent article about Freddie doing loan mods door-to-door   Las Vegas has become known for having lots of scammers showing up at the door and calling people to try and get their $ by whatever tactic they can and there are still people falling for the scams and giving people money up front before they even check the person or company out.   I recently had a couple ask me if they could give me their mortgage payment to turn into the bank...NO!!!   Unfortunately, I have also been meeting a lot of people who have been scammed out of thousands of dollars by loan modification c…

Freddie Mac hires Titanium Solutions, Inc. to Help Borrowers Complete Modification Applications

Freddie Mac hires Titanium Solutions, Inc. to Help Borrowers Complete Modification ApplicationsFREDDIE MAC STARTS DOOR-TO-DOOR EFFORT HELPING BORROWERS COMPLETE HOME AFFORDABLE MODIFICATIONS
Titanium Solutions, Inc. to Help Borrowers Complete Modification Applications

 Direct from Freddie Mac..Read the full article   McLean, VA - Freddie Mac (NYSE:FRE) today announced it has hired Titanium Solutions, Inc. to meet with delinquent borrowers at their homes and help them supply missing information, documents and complete other actions needed to begin their three month trial payment periods for Home Affordable Modifications under President Obama's Making Home Affordable program.   Titanium Solutions will target late-paying borrowers with Freddie Mac-owned mortgages who have not returned letters or phone calls sent by their servicers, or who need to provide additional information or documents to launch their three-month Home Affordable Modification trial periods. Titanium will also h…

WHAT DOES A SELLER NEED TO PROVIDE TO DO A LAS VEGAS SHORT SALE?

WHAT DOES A SELLER NEED TO PROVIDE TO DO A LAS VEGAS SHORT SALE?This is just a basic starter list.  Your lender may require you to provide more or less documents, but these are what you need to be prepared to provide to so that your short sale will go more smoothly.DOCS NEEDED For Short Sale•1.       Authorization form to lender•2.       Hardship letter•3.       Mortgage Statement •4.       Financial Worksheet   •5.       2 months paystubs•6.       2 months bank statements•7.       2 years tax returnsIf you don't have 5,6, or 7, you will need to provide a letter explaining a valid reason why you don't have them to present to the bank and it could hinder the short sale process.Keep checking my blog for more short sale information and you can email or give me a call with other questions you may have. A bit about meCertified Short Sale Professional Dawn Barrier        Email Dawn
Century 21 Aadvantage Gold
2 offices to serve your needs (North and South)
Las Vegas, Nv
(702) 812-4550La…

Will the 1st Time Home Buyers Tax Credit Get Extended? Builders hope so......

Will the 1st Time Home Buyers Tax Credit Get Extended? Builders hope so......

Single-Family Starts Ease as Credit Deadline Looms

Read more: http://rismedia.com/2009-09-21/single-family-starts-ease-as-credit-deadline-looms/#ixzz0RrkMS7NY

RISMEDIA, September 22, 2009-Production of new single-family homes slowed in August 2009 as the expiration date for an important buyer incentive drew nearer, according to figures recently released by the U.S. Commerce Department. While overall housing starts rose 1.5% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 598,000 units for the month, single-family starts declined 3% to a rate of 479,000 units, ending what had been a five-month run of improvements.

"With the $8,000 first-time home buyer tax credit set to expire at the end of November, the window is now basically closed for being able to start a new home that can be completed in time for purchasers to take advantage of that," said Joe Robson, Chairman of the National Association of Home Builders…

Do you have a LAS VEGAS WACHOVIA MORTGAGE? DO YOU WANT TO SELL YOUR HOME?

Do you have a LAS VEGAS WACHOVIA MORTGAGE? 

 DO YOU WANT TO SELL YOUR HOME?

Contact me as we have bank connections to do a LAS VEGAS SHORT SALE ....

www.LasVegasDawn.com

Banks are getting on board and helping us process Short Sales for Las Vegas, Henderson, North Las Vegas.Dawn Barrier
Century 21 Aadvantage Gold
Las Vegas, Nv (702) 812-4550Posted via email from md's posterous

LAS VEGAS HOMES ON MARKET REPORT- HOMES INVENTORY DROPS TO BELOW 9,000 September 20, 2009

LAS VEGAS HOMES ON MARKET REPORT- HOMES INVENTORY DROPS TO BELOW 9,000 September 20, 2009


LAS VEGAS HOMES ON MARKET REPORT- HOMES INVENTORY DROPS TO BELOW 9,000 September 20, 2009

Stats are on Resale Single Family homes only per the GLVAR MLS as of this evening.

Covers the Las Vegas Valley, North Las Vegas, Henderson area.





A bit about me



Certified Short Sale Professional

Dawn Barrier
Century 21 Aadvantage Gold
2 offices to serve your needs (North and South)
Las Vegas, Nv
(702) 812-4550

Las Vegas Short Sale
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BREAKING LAS VEGAS NEWS: Homes inventory is dropping, Multiple offers on homes…Vegas is heating up..

BREAKING LAS VEGAS NEWS: Homes inventory is dropping, Multiple offers on homes…

Vegas is heating up again…it is that time of year both in the housing market and the temperatures (although you wouldn’t know it by looking out the window this morning looks like a storm is coming and the past few days have been cooler than normal).

The amount of Single Family homes for sale on the MLS has dropped and the amount of homes in Pending or Contingent status (this means they have contracts on them) has increased to more than the amount of homes for sale. This may be in part due to Short Sales taking longer to actually close than a typical sale, although I have been seeing some short sales close in 60 days from list to close, but I don’t believe that is the norm.

This information was obtained from our local MLS this am and covers the Las Vegas valley, North Las Vegas, Summerlin and Henderson area for resale single family homes, not new homes.

Homes for sale in Las Vegas are comprising primarily o…

Agent Tips To Buying a REO - Foreclosure Home in Las Vegas by Dawn Barrier "Begin-Prequalify"

Agent Tips To Buying a REO - Foreclosure Home in Las Vegas by Dawn Barrier "Begin-Prequalify"

Work with a REALTOR® like me that has your best interest in mind.

You want to work with a REALTOR® that listens to your needs and desires and can help you achieve your goals while keeping in mind the limits of your pre-qualifed buying power (the amount you can afford).

If you are in the market for a Las Vegas home and are not working with a Realtor, call me.
Get PRE-APPROVED, Not (just pre-qualified)

THIS STEP MUST BE DONE!! You can't Skip it!

You want to get Pre-approved prior to viewing any homes on the market.
This means you get with a lender of your choice, (call me if you don't have one and would like some more info), and you give them all your work history, they actually get your credit report and score, you will provide them with w-2's, you go over your current expenses, etc and they will let you know the financing programs available to you so you know up front how …

Pulte and Centex Homes to Merge to survive

Pulte and Centex Homes to Merge to survive

Wow, times are tough we all know, even the biggest of the big builders will continue to struggle to survive.

The deal may create the largest U.S. homebuilder.
According to Pulte CEO Richard J. Dugas Jr. the combination will put both firms "in an excellent position to navigate through the current housing downturn" and "accelerate a return to profitability."..bizjournal

The combined company will use the Pulte name and be based in Bloomfield Hills, Mich., but the firms said a "significant presence" will be maintained in Dallas....bizjournal

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Pulte Homes, the second-largest U.S. homebuilder, said it would buy the third largest, Centex Corp, for $1.3 billion in stock as it looks to save costs and get through the housing downturn. Read full article at Reuters

Las Vegas Realtor Dawn Barrier offers Free “over the net” Home Evaluation Market Analysis for Las Vegas Sellers

Las Vegas Realtor Dawn Barrier offers Free “over the net” Home Evaluation Market Analysis for Las Vegas Sellers....(702) 812-4550

Simply fill out our short and simple form here at LasVegasHotHomes and we will provide you with a speedy response. OR...Call me (702) 812-4550 & provide info over the phone.

The correct selling price of a home is the highest price that the market will bear.

To assist you in determining the correct asking price we provide you with a comprehensive market analysis of comparable properties sold and offered for sale in your neighborhood.

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Las Vegas Realtor About Dawn Barrier, Henderson,Green Valley, Summerlin, North Las Vegas

Las Vegas Realtor About Dawn Barrier, Henderson,Green Valley, Summerlin, North Las Vegas

A bit about me

Thanks for stopping by!

Dawn Barrier, Liberty Realty

Remember me www.LasVegasDawn.com

About ME: I am a Las Vegas REALTOR® representing clients with homes for sale and clients purchasing homes in Las Vegas, NorthWest Las Vegas,Centennial Hills & Summerlin, Henderson,Green Valley

I specialize in residential real estate, single family homes, REO's/Bank Owned and ShortSales in the Las Vegas area

I have been a resident of Las Vegas for over 10 years and loving almost every minute of it!

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