Originally Posted by BareTaco
We only have emissions testing here in Nevada. I'm not aware as to what the limits are for pass/fail. Gotta pass to register though.
Location? That's a tough one. There is good and bad in almost every part of town. I've been here 10 years and the northeast part of town has always had a negative reputation. The closer you are to the strip the higher your car insurance is due to traffic density. Based on your price range I'm guessing you are looking for an older home to work on? Since you want to rent (which I should warn you that tons of homes are for rent here) I'd suggest that once you find a potential place, look and see how many homes are vacant or being rented around it. You'd probably find rent prices that way too. My friend has a 2 bed/2 bath/1 car garage town house in the southeast that she's been renting for $900 but its been vacant for quite some time. I also know larger homes are going for similar prices. All depends on how desperate the owners are to rent it out. I'd check Craigslist.
Now that the market is showing signs of improvement investors are really making buying a challenge. I know a couple that, just 2 weeks ago, finally had to look at buying new and still had to put their name in a raffle (seriously) against other families and investors to get a lot.
That's my .02
Originally Posted by MOT
No trying to be a dick but Good luck finding anything these days! The market has changed in the last 9 months for a buyers market to a sellers market! I bought my house then and its worth about 30k if not more then what i got it for then!
Yeah seems like buying is a pain. I've found a lot of condos, well a few at least, with renters already on a lease, and no plans of leaving...
I guess I'll keep off the strip then, insurance really goes up with an address closer to the strip? That's shitty... should be a city or county wide thing! I hate insurance companies.
On the smog test thing, is there a visual part? Or do they just test the tail pipe emissions and call it a day?