About: We have been selling homes in the Las Vegas Valley since 1983. We take great pride in the level of service we are able to offer our clientele, with comprehensive support systems evolved over the past 30+ years designed to handle your transaction smoothly. Because the real estate industry is becomin...
About: We have been selling homes in the Las Vegas Valley since 1983. We take great pride in the level of service we are able to offer our clientele, with comprehensive support systems evolved over the past 30+ years designed to handle your transaction smoothly. Because the real estate industry is becoming more sophisticated and challenging each day, you need a professional that understands the market and advanced technology and stays ahead of the game. Our team of 16 professional Realtors specializes in residential and commercial sales and marketing. We constantly research the market and property values. For buyers, this means finding the very best deals. We will provide you with comprehensive information on comparable sales so you can make an informed decision, help you research the lowest rates for financing, hire inspectors, and hold your hand every step of the way through closing. For sellers, it means helping you showcase your home to receive the highest possible price and making sure your listing is showcased both nationally and internationally. Our personal web site marketing registers more than 1100 new buyers every month - no other local web site can say that - so we can guarantee buyers will see your home first! We would love to help you realize all your real estate dreams. The Tonnesen Team - with over 30 years of helping families call Las Vegas "home!"
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We had tried several other agents before we found the Tonnesen Team online and called them at the last minute after our daughter received a job promotion that necessitated her moving immediately to the Las Vegas area. They could not have been more accommodating of our schedule and they really helped us understand the current market conditions with all the foreclosures and short sales. We would highly recommend them to anyone looking to buy a property in Las Vegas!Sherry MossWe recommend Diann Tonnesen and her team of realtors. Over the years, we have referred clients to Diann for the greater Las Vegas area. Her experience and professionalism set her apart from the rest. Her clients benefit from trusted advice and knowledge.Fran and RowenaDiann and Glen and their team of agents are absolutely the best in all of Las Vegas! My family members and I have used them to buy seven different homes over the years, and each one was a winner. And thankfully we listened when they told us NOT to buy something two years ago! We won't do anything in real estate anymore without consulting them first.Barbara Miller
Answers (37)Displaying: 37 Most Recent AnswersAnswered: Apr 9, 2014Hi Samantha, A word about using the generic national sites like Homesdotcom, Zillow and Trulia: They are not true real estate sites - they were created solely to generate advertising revenue. They are not part of our National Association of Realtors, and they are not bound by any rules to keep their listings updated like local Realtors are. So it always looks like they have thousands of more active listings than the local agent sites do. If you want to view only CURRENT Las Vegas real estate listings, including foreclosures and auction properties, you should use a local agent site. These listings are updated every morning so you don't spend hours viewing properties that are already under contract or even sold. If you would like to click on our web site link above, we have already taken out all the pending and contingent properties. We also have a mobile link that you can use on your phone so that you can view the pictures and details of any properties you drive by that has a for sale sign on it. If you have any other questions, we have more than 30 years of experience selling homes in the local Las Vegas market, and we would be delighted to assist you.Answered: Sep 29, 2013Since I do not work in Mesquite and have no vested interest, let me answer that question for you. I would definitely take my own Realtor in to purchase a new home for a number of reasons. I have listed just a few below. 1. Sometimes the builders will tell the agents about "unadvertised specials" for buyer incentives to encourage the agents to bring in their buyers. If you walk in on your own, the builder's agent will not mention it to you. They represent the builder, not you, in the transaction. 2. The builder will not give you a discount because you don't have your own agent. They are not saving money - usually they have to pay their own agent more for a non represented buyer. So you end up with no representation if things go awry down the road and it did not even help your bargaining position. 3. A good agent can help you save money on upgrades. They usually know which ones the builder offers less expensively and which ones you are better off doing on your own after the closing. 4. An agent who has experience selling in a particular new home development can tell you where the "pitfalls" might be with that builder and help you avoid them.Answered: Sep 29, 2013Hi Loren, Unfortunately the information for the home you were interested in did not come across with your question so no one can look it up for you. Can you add the address or MLS number to your question and we will be happy to help you! It is frustrating looking at homes that are not updated at least daily. If you go to greatlasvegashomes dot com, that site is updated every morning so you are only seeing homes that are actually available for sale and not already under contract. Diann Tonnesen Prudential Americana Group Realtors 702-985-7654Answered: Aug 31, 2013Most generic MLS search engines like Homes dot com, Zillow or Trulia allow you to search by city and state. However, if you want to get more specific and search by neighborhood you usually need to go to a local real estate agent's site. You can go to GreatLasVegasHomes dot com if you want a local MLS search that includes dropdowns to search by individual communities or zip codes.Answered: May 30, 2013I am sorry, your post did not include an address. Do you have it?Answered: Jan 12, 2012Hi Romeo, That is a lender question and they will also have to take into account any other bills you might have. Why don't you call Southern Fidelity Mortgage? They have really low rates and fees, and they are SO helpful getting people qualified. I am not allowed to put phone numbers in the homes dot com web site, but you can email me on my contact info and I will send you the number of a loan officer to talk with there.Answered: Dec 26, 2011There are scattered pockets of larger lots all through the Las Vegas Valley. These are usually not in the gated communities or master planned neighborhoods, so you want to look for a property with no homewoner's association. The largest clusters are in the northwest, southwest and down in the Henderson area. If you would like to email me with your requirements (price range, size of home, size of lot, etc.), I could send you some appropriate listings which will give you a better idea of where you should be targeting your search.Answered: Dec 14, 2011Debra, this home is still available AND it is in Liberty High School District. It is a new home as part of the builder closeout and we can probably negotiate some extra incentives for you. Give me a call or email me. My office is in the Anthem area and I or one of my partners can meet you at your convenience to go take a look at this one. We've been selling homes for almost 30 years here in the Valley, and we will take good care of you!Answered: Nov 7, 2011Hi Robert, that is definitely a problem with all the "national" generic sites. They include homes that are already in escrow and are only updated every four to five days at that. If you would like to go to our site (click on the web site tab) we have only available properties listed and our site is updated daily. Another advantage is that you can see ALL the photos that have been posted by the listing agent, not just the first six. That's the benefit of using a local agent's site! :)Answered: Nov 7, 2011In answer to: like to see pics of the bedroomsHi Alicia. This property is still available, and there are photos of the bedrooms, but we are not allowed to publish links in our posts. If you would like to go to my web site and do a search for MLS #1151586, there are actually 25 photos of this property there. And if you search for other properties there, you will have access to ALL the photos that were posted to each property, not just the first 8 like on this site. In addition, unlike the national sites, our site ONLY includes available properties and is updated daily. It does NOT include those that are already in escrow, so you won't have the frustration of looking at properties you can't buy.Answered: Oct 6, 2011As mentioned below, this home has already sold - it closed on September 23rd and the updated annual taxes are now $2695.35. ($2616 was from the previous tax year.) That is the problem with the national real estate sites: their information is often outdated and half of the homes listed are already under contract as the databases are NOT updated frequently. If you would like to go to my website, we have had our property search modified so that only active properties are listed and it is updated daily. Or feel free to contact us and we can hand select similar homes for you!Answered: Sep 21, 2011In answer to: Cn I aee more pictures of this houseHi Tracee, This is a bank owned property and very often they do not post more than just an exterior photo of a property. I was able to find an old listing that had some interior photos for you. I can't guarantee that it is in the same condition now, but at least it should give you an idea of the layout. I cannot send you the information through this site as they prohibit the sharing of links in answers, but contact me directly and through my account and send me your email address, and I would be happy to send it to you.Answered: Aug 17, 2011Hi John, Don't shoot the messenger, but there is no vacant land in Henderson with mobile home zoning available in your price range. There is actually only one piece for sale at all, and that is over near the M Hotel priced at $400k. Henderson has very little mobile home zoning, so this is not surprising. Would you consider Boulder City? There are three lots there between $45k and $60k in mobile home parks where you own your own land. Your other option would be to find a lot in east Las Vegas, again it would be a lot in a mobile home parks. If you would like to email me through my website, I would be happy to send you those listings!Answered: Jul 15, 2011Hi Rose, It is possible you could get an FHA loan 3 years after the foreclosure is fully discharged! If you would like to call me at 702-596-7821, I can put you in touch with a lender that can take a look at your unique circumstances and determine if you would be eligible for FHA financing. They will take into consideration your credit scores, your funds in the bank for a down payment and your employment income.Answered: May 2, 2011Hi Lynsey, The homes.com site does not have a function to search for homes with pools. If you go to http://idx.greatlasvegashomes.com/homesearch, you will be able to search for only homes with pools. You can also search by age of home, school zones, zip codes, etc. You will have to copy and paste the link into a web browser. If you need any help, please feel free to call us at 702-985-7654. We have over 28 years of experience helping families call Las Vegas "home!" :)Answered: Apr 14, 2011Hi again, Adam! I thought you might also find it helpful to go to this web site to look for homes: http://idx.greatlasvegashomes.com/homesearch. (You will have to copy and paste the link into your browser as homes.com does not allow hyperlinks in their messages.) This site has all the most current updates for listings, including foreclosure, preforeclosure and auction properties as well as "real" sellers. Most public access MLS sites also include properties that are in "contngent status." Those are properties that already have offers on them but have not yet closed. The idx.greatlasvegashomes.com/homesearch is updated daily and includes ONLY properties that are available with no offers on them yet. (It is VERY frustrating to spend hours looking through homes on the Internet only to find that the property is already sold!) Something else we would be happy to do for you is hand select properties for you based on your criteria and send them to you via email. We know the neighborhoods and homes, so if you could provide a detailed list of what you are looking for, we can put our 28 years of experience to work for you!(By the by - if you are looking at awards over the years, we have multiple Double Grand Centurions under our belt. That's the highest award in the Century 21 system and we were ranked within the top 20 in the entire US when we were with them. We then switched to Prudential and made the top ten national list. That means not only do we offer great service, but we also work insane hours!) Here is also a link with more details on foreign national financing for you: http://www.greatlasvegashomes.com/foreign_national_financing.htm (Again, you will need to copy and paste the link into your browswer.) Once more, we look forward to helping you find the perfect property and we promise to make the experience fun at the same time! :)Answered: Apr 14, 2011Cheers, Adam! We LOVE Australians in Las Vegas! :) We have lots of Aussies coming over to the US and buying property right now since your dollar is so strong against the American dollar. There actually IS limited financing available to foreign investors. If you don't own any other property in the States and the one you are purchasing is for a vacation home, we have a lender that can do financing with a 35% down payment and minimum loan amount of $75,000 US, which would make the minimum sales price $116k. If you wait 14 months after the sales date, you can then turn the property into a rental if you want to. If you would like more details, just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 702-985-7654 and we can put you in touch with the lender to go into more detail. The good news is rates and fees on this type of loan are similar to what a US citizen would pay. And of course we would be delighted to help you find just the right property! Are you coming over soon for a visit? We have over 28 years of experience selling real estate in Las Vegas and we specialize in foreign investors.Answered: Apr 11, 2011Hi Rose, A mortgage lender will have to look at your credit history, income and assets to answer this question definitively. However, generally speaking, with good credit and verifiable income, it is possible to buy a home with an FHA loan 3 years after final completion of a foreclosure. Have you had your credit report run recently? If you would like a referral to a local Las Vegas lender who can help you, please email us at email@example.com.Answered: Feb 27, 2011In answer to: what are the taxes per year in las vegasHi Wendy, Real estate taxes are just slightly less than 1% per year of the assessed value of the property in all of Clark County. So if you have a home worth $200,000, the taxes would be just under $2,000 per year. Sometimes the county tax assessor's office is behind in readjusting to current market value, so if you feel the taxes are too high on a property, you can ask to have it re-evaluated. (Of course, if you think they are too low, you probably don't want to say much! LOL) If you need to find a home, please feel free to call me at 702-985-7654 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. I have more than 28 years of experience helping families call Las Vegas "home!"Answered: Feb 18, 2011Hi Jose, The property at 1215 Gloria Mountain Road is not currently listed. The last active listing expired in October at $1,170,000.00. Right after that Wells Fargo foreclosed on the property, and they have not yet relisted it for sale. They will eventually have to list it for sale through the MLS system as mandated. Would you like me to put you on an automatic update so that as soon as it goes on the market (immediately!) you will be notified? If so, please contact me at email@example.com or call me at 702-596-7821. I will need to get your email address to set that up for you. I have over 28 years of experience as an agent in Las Vegas and I can certainly answer any questions you might have about this property or any others. :)Answered: Feb 15, 2011Hi Wendy. If you don't already own property in the United States, there are a few lenders who have financing available for second homes with a 30% down payment. Unfortunately, there is no financing available at this time for investment properties for foreign nationals. If you would like us to put you in touch with a lender, just contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. It takes approximately 45 to 60 days to complete a purchase once you have placed a contract on a home. When you go to sell the property, the closing company will retain a portion of the profit above what you originally paid to pay as taxes. Hope that helps answer your questions!Answered: Jan 23, 2011Gabriel, unfortunately no link was provided so we can't tell what property you were referring to. Do you have an address?Answered: Jan 23, 2011In answer to: is this property still for sale?Good morning, Jacqui. Unfortunately this home already has a contract on it and is in contingent status. However, it is a short sale and those frequently fall through because the buyer gets impatient because they can take so long. If you would like, I can put you on an automatic update so that if the status changes. All I would need is your email address and you would be notified immediately if it comes back on the market. In addition, here is a link to the other homes that are for sale in the same subdivision. Just copy it into your browser and use the arrows in the upper left hand corner to browse through them. http://las.mlxchange.com/Pub/EmailView.asp?r=1105881289&s=LAS&t=LAS We would be delighted to help you find the right home - we have been selling real estate in Las Vegas for almost 28 years. Just call us at 702985-7654 or email email@example.com.Answered: Jan 22, 2011In answer to: is this house still available? thanks for the help!!Hi Gabriel, This home is in "contingent" status, and it looks like the contigency is just doing inspections. If you would like to send me your email address, I can put you on an automatic update so that if it falls out of escrow you will be immediately notified. Here is a link to the detailed MLS listing information for that home, plus others in that immediate neighborhood. Homes.com does not allow us to put in "live" links and this one is VERY long, but if you carefully copy and paste it into your internet browser you can scroll through all 9 properties using the arrows in the top left hand corner. http://las.mlxchange.com/Pub/EmailView.asp?r=645049746&s=LAS&t=LAS If you would like more information on any of these, or if you would like similar homes in the area, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 702-985-7654. We have been selling real estate here for over 27 years and would be delighted to help you. :)Answered: Jan 22, 2011In answer to: is this house still available? thanks for the help!!Hi Gabriel, This home is in "contingent" status, and it looks like the contigency is just doing inspections. If you would like to send me your email address, I can put you on an automatic update so that if it falls out of escrow you will be immediately notified. Here is a link to the detailed MLS listing information for that home, plus others in that immediate neighborhood. Homes.com does not allow us to put in "live" links and this one is VERY long, but if you carefully copy and paste it into your internet browser you can scroll through all 9 properties using the arrows in the top left hand corner. http://las.mlxchange.com/Pub/EmailView.asp?r=645049746&s=LAS&t=LAS If you would like more information on any of these, or if you would like similar homes in the area, please feel free to contact us at email@example.com or call 702-985-7654. We have been selling real estate here for over 27 years and would be delighted to help you. :)Answered: Jan 16, 2011Hi Judy, rental rates really depend on neighborhood and location. As a general rule of thumb, master planned communities like Summerlin or Green Valley Ranch will rent at approximately 70 to 80 cents per foot, and more like $1 per foot (or more) in the most popular guard gated communities. Communities in the north part of the valley are more likely to rent between 50 to 60 cents per foot. Do you have a particular community in mind? You would want to get specific rental rates for the neighborhoods that you are considering purchasing in.Answered: Jan 15, 2011Hi Judy, Here is a link to the Greater Las Vegas Association of Realtors that includes monthly updates on median sales prices and average days on the market. Our board has been tracking these statistics for a number of years and they are updated regularly, so if you keep the link, you can keep track each month of what is going on here. http://lasvegasrealtor.com/stats/PopWindow.asp?file=Comparative_Stats.asp Just copy the link into your Internet browser and then click on a month. Of course, different areas of town have different median prices, so it depends on where in Las Vegas you want to be. Do you have a specific preference? Maybe I could get you stats on that particular area? We have been selling real estate in Las Vegas for 28 years, so we would be delighted to help you! Just call us at 702-985-7654 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.Answered: Dec 29, 2010Many of the public access sites like Homes.com do not show you addresses. If you would like to go to our personal site: idx.greatlasvegashomes.com/homesearch, if you do a search, then click on the link below any home which says "show address." It will prompt you to register with a password and it will send a confirmation email to your email address. The confirmation email will have an activation code which you will need to activate your account. At that point you will have access to ALL the properties for sale, including foreclosures, auction properties, and "classic sellers." If you need any assistance, feel free to call me at 702-596-7821. We have been selling real estate in Las Vegas for over 27 years! :)Answered: Dec 19, 2010In answer to: would like see more photo of this listingHi Dennis, Here is the link for the property you were interested in: http://las.mlxchange.com/Pub/EmailView.asp?r=1666382479&s=LAS&t=LAS Just copy and paste the link into your browser and you will be able to view a total of 11 photos. This property is a short sale, and has been in and out of escrow a whole bunch of times already, so it would certainly be worthwhile going to view this property in person. My guess is the reason it has been in and out of escrow so many times is that the investor has countered back higher than the listed price. Remember, each property has an underlying investor who actually is owed the money. It is up to each investor what they are willing to take and it may not necessarily make sense based on the home's value. That is why short sales so often fail. Here is a link to two other homes in the same neighborhood with the same exact floor plan as the one you inquired about. (The photos are not quite what they should be however!) http://las.mlxchange.com/Pub/EmailView.asp?r=1893591498&s=LAS&t=LAS If you would like to see any of these homes in person, please give me a call at 702-985-7654 or email me at email@example.com. You can also visit my web site at http://www.greatlasvegashomes.com. We have over 27 years of experience in the Las Vegas Valley, and we know how to negotiate the pitfalls of short sales! :)Answered: Dec 7, 2010Hi there. This home is for lease, not for sale. Something of this caliber in the same neighborhood would actually sell for around $175,000. Are you interested in purchasing a propery? If so, please go to our web site at www.GreatLasVegasHomes.com. Or call 702-596-7821. We have over 27 years of experience helping families call Las Vegas "home!"Answered: Nov 28, 2010In answer to: why is it so cheap ?This is a property that has been listed for rent. If it was actually for sale it would be listed somewhere between $170k and $180k. If you would like to purchase a property in Las Vegas, please feel free to browse our web site at http://www.greatlasvegashomes.com. Or give us a call at 702-985-7654. There is no financing for foreign nationals at this time, so any purchases would have to be all cash if you are an Australian citizen. We have had loads of Australians coming to Vegas to buy lately. With our prices so low and with the Australian dollar so high against the US dollar, they are picking up some great bargains!Answered: Sep 28, 2010Trish, I sent you more photos and a more detailed description of this home about an hour ago. If you would like to go see it in person, please give me a call at 702-596-7821.Answered: Sep 23, 2010Hi Timothy. I looked up the property for you and it is a short sale that was only on the market one day! It is in a great community in the Vistas in Summerlin. It is currently in contingent status, but because it is a short sale, the current buyer may not have the patience to wait through the process, so it is possible to put in a backup offer. I also looked to see what else is available in the same neighborhood. I am placing a link here for your convenience that has the home your were interested in (first home on the link) and the other two that are for sale. Make sure to copy the entire link and then paste it into your browser. Because of the way Homes.com does not allow line breaks, it may be that the link is split. http://las.mlxchange.com/Pub/EmailView.asp?r=135074096&s=LAS&t=LAS If you have any questions or if you would like me to see if I can pull similar properties for you, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I have over 27 years of experience selling homes in Las Vegas and would be delighted to assist you!Answered: Sep 22, 2010In answer to: is this house still available??Yes, it is still available and here is a link to the actual MLS listing. http://las.mlxchange.com/Pub/EmailView.asp?r=535243993&s=LAS&t=LAS The home was originally listed in May of 2009 for $2.75M and just recently had a price reduction on 9/13/2010 to $1.471M. It's not a foreclosure or a short sale, but they are requiring proof of funds to purchase or lender approval before showing. If you would like to see it, please give me a call at 702-596-7821 or shoot me an email at email@example.com and I will be delighted to set up a viewing for you!Answered: Aug 7, 2010In answer to: are the listed prices on these homes a starting bid?The Las Vegas MLS system includes auction properties, bank foreclosures, short sales and "real" sellers, so some prices are actual prices and some are "teaser" prices where the homes will go a lot higher than listed. You can separate them out through the public access MLS - the programs don't have that capability. If you would like to use our services, we can send you separate links for auction properties, foreclosures, short sales and "real" sellers, and if you find a property you are really interested in, we can tell you what that property is actually worth in today's market. Feel free to contact us at 702-985-7654 or firstname.lastname@example.org. We have been around for 27 years selling real estate in Las Vegas, and we would be delighted to help you.Answered: Aug 6, 2010Hi Elizabeth, To answer your question more fully - the properties you are viewing on the public access MLS systems like homes.com and realtor.com include properties that are currently available as well as those that are in "contingent" status, and there is no way for you to filter out the "contingent" homes. About half of what you are looking at in Las Vegas on the public access MLS are "contingent" homes because most of our listings are short sales that can take from two to eight months to close. For example, right now there are exactly 24,452 homes and condos listed in the Las Vegas Valley, but only 12,892 don't have offers on them already. So you can surf the public access MLS sites to get an idea of what might be out there, but the only way to make sure that a property is really still available is to have an agent set you up on an automatic update that emails you immediately every time a new property is listed that matches your needs. Of course I am more than happy to volunteer my services too, hoping that the thoroughness of my answer will persuade you to use our services. :) Please feel free to contact me at email@example.com. We have been selling homes in Las Vegas for over 27 years.Answered: Jul 2, 2010Hi Farah, I have over 27 years of experience in Las Vegas real estate and would be delighted to assist you! My email is firstname.lastname@example.org and my website is www.greatlasvegashomes.com. You can do a complete search for all properties listed there!
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