I get a few enquiries about the best place in Las Vegas to buy a home, condo or commercial real estate. The answer is twofold.
1: No REALTOR or residential real estate agent can tell you where the best place to buy a residential property is. And the reasons follow:
A: Doing so violates the Fair Housing Act of 1968. “The Fair Housing Act of 1968 is a federal law of the United States prohibiting discrimination in housing. It has a wide spread effect on homeowners, renters, apartment managers and anyone working within the real estate industry. As a U.S. Citizen you can help protect your rights by learning about this law and how it can affect you”.
“The 1968 Fair Housing Act specifically deals with discrimination based on race, national origin, color or religion but in 1974 an amendment was added that also includes any discrimination on the basis of sex as well”.
One of the provisions of this act is STEERING AND BLOCKBUSTING and is defined below.
The Fair Housing Act specifically states that there will be fines for illegally blockbusting and steering. These terms are well known among real estate developers and agents. Steering is when a real estate representative directs or “steer’s” prospective minority purchasers to specific areas of the city where their ethnic or racial color is primarily living.
Blockbusting is similar in that it is illegal to induce property owners to sell their property by saying or implying that other people of a specific race, color, sex, religion or national origin are moving into the area”.
So you can see that giving any kind answer to the question “what is the best place in Las Vegas to buy a home or condo” or any variations of this question will be in violation of the United State’s law which will result in the immediate loss of the real estate agents license.
B: There are other reasons behind this law aside from discrimination problems and it is that no two people have the exact taste. A neighborhood, city or region that would be ideal to me may repulse someone else. More important is why a person prefers that location. I love green areas but I would never live in Seattle, Washington due to bad arthritis.
If you are concerned about crime in your perspective neighborhood, I have provided you with the links to LVMPD and other Clark County law enforcement agencies, where you could check on the crime statistics in your immediate area for the last 60 days.
I have also provided the link to check on child molesters in your area on the same page.
I will discuss the best places to buy commercial real estate in my next blog.
I hope this has cleared some misconceptions for you.
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If we saw others as fellow human beings and did not categorize and sub-categorize them till we find enemies, many of our problems would vanish in a flash.
Violence is not the Answer, Enlightenment is.