Whether you are a first-time homebuyer or a “boomerang buyer” who lost a home due to foreclosure in the housing crisis, now’s a great time to jump into the housing market. Some people automatically gravitate to short sales in Las Vegas because they know they can get a bargain. Oftentimes, the current residents are maintaining the home and keeping the utilities going until the deal is completed. In other cases, the home sellers have already moved out, but the bank has agreed upon a sales amount that’s less than what the current owner owes on his or her mortgage. Because it can take so long for some short sales to go through, many first time and boomerang homebuyers are looking for alternatives to short sales to land an entry-level home.