Considerations For Purchasing Second Homes In Las Vegas

There are many things to think about when purchasing second homes. A few important ones include location, finances, and renting. The considerations for purchasing second homes in Las Vegas in this article may be helpful before you start the process.

Factors for Las Vegas Second Homes

Property Features

With second homes, the appeal of the property will not only be important to you as the buyer but will also be closely evaluated by renters and future buyers. A property must provide special features to be appealing. Location, views, property features, and nearby amenities are all critical factors.

Financing for Second Homes

Buyers for second homes often make larger down payments. Depending on your finances, this may or may not be required. Lenders use somewhat similar guidelines for any type of home loan. Your debt to income ratios must be within specific limits. They will consider all of your income and debt, including your existing home loans. The loan you can obtain will be largely related to those ratios. If you are looking to secure real estate above that price, a larger down payment may be required. Before viewing homes, consult with a mortgage professional about your finances. This will avoid the disappointment of falling in love with a home that you cannot purchase.

Tax Benefits & Interest Rates

In the past, mortgages for second homes always required large down payments and unfavorable interest rates because mortgage companies considered them high risk. This is no longer the rule. Buyers with good credit and finances can often receive rates and terms closer to that of standard home loans, making purchasing Las Vegas second homes easier and more popular. Additionally, there may be tax advantages to owning second homes. Speak to a tax professional for specifics on whether you can take advantage of those tax breaks. Renting second homes can also have tax ramifications based on the number of days it is rented during a given year. If you intend to change a property to a primary residence, this too can have tax ramifications. Before doing anything with second homes, it is important to understand the tax laws and ways that you can save.

Additional Considerations For Purchasing Second Homes In Las Vegas

The above considerations for purchasing second homes in Las Vegas detail only a few of the many facets of buying second homes. A real estate broker experienced in assisting buyers of second homes will provide great value and make it a less stressful process. For assistance with buying Las Vegas second homes, contact Arina Hanciulesco at Realty PROS Las Vegas by calling 702-306-4766 or emailing

Comment balloon 1 commentArina Hanciulescu • September 21 2016 10:46AM


Arina, great post for buyers contemplating a home purchase or 2nd home purchase in Vegas.  

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