Archive for January 19th, 2005

The Las Vegas Economic Base: Not just Casinos Anymore!

Wednesday, January 19th, 2005

The Las Vegas Valley is beginning to develop a serious manufacturing base that will broaden and deepen our already stellar economic profile. No, we are not talking about the production of padded bras and casino chips here. The Nevada Development Authority is working very hard to get their message out to the rest of the country. What message? The State of Nevada has one of the most business friendly environments in the entire country. Having no state income tax is a big help to say the least. In 2004, there were only two states that logged positive growth in manufacturing rates, and Nevada was number one. Eighty per cent of our manufacturing growth is re-locating from California (please refer to our blog story on Las Vegas real estate and the California connection). The cost numbers are just incredibly tilted in Las Vegas’ favor, from power to transport to workers comp to taxes. There is no comparison to California at all. The savings are tremendous. The market for real estate in Las Vegas benefits handsomely from this surge in our manufacturing base. Las Vegas home prices are supported by very strong economic fundamentals that continue to improve over time. MS Las Vegas Real Estate is fully prepared to guide you through the Las Vegas real estate market. It’s full of opportunities!

Allure Las Vegas High Rise Development Commences Construction

Wednesday, January 19th, 2005

Development has begun on Allure Las Vegas, a beautiful 40 story twin tower High Rise community at Las Vegas Blvd. and Sahara Ave. Each tower contains 403 units and the first move-ins are scheduled for 2007. Allure offers 15 floor plans to choose from. Condo unit sizes range from 671 to 4400 square feet. Two story penthouses are also available. Prices begin at $300,000. Current reservations will begin to be converted into sales contracts in late February. Please visit the MS Las Vegas Real Estate website for more information on this and other outstanding Las Vegas High Rise real estate properties.

LVCVA is Determined to Stay #1

Wednesday, January 19th, 2005

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority has just released their new 5 year battle plan for keeping Las Vegas the number one destination in the United States for business and pleasure (who says you can’t mix the two). In 2004 Las Vegas set another record with 37 million visitors. The LVCVA is gunning for 43 million by the year 2009. Don’t doubt their sincerity. These are very competitive people and the City of Las Vegas owes them so much, believe me. The main Las Vegas Convention Center is about to undergo a 400 million dollar expansion and renovation, just to make the point more clear. What’s at stake here? The Travel Industry in the United States is a 1.18 trillion dollar business (how many zeros is a trillion?). Las Vegas expects to grab the biggest piece of that pie every year and we have become exceedingly good at it. Hotel room count at the close of 2004? 131,500 rooms. We can invite alot of people to our parties, no doubt about it. But it’s not just about partying, honestly. Business travelers and conventions are critical to future growth, hence the $400 million renovation and expansion. Marketing efforts will be maintained and increased in major U.S. cities and a new and more aggressive international marketing campaign is about to be unleashed far and wide. Now you know why we are so confident about the foundation and future potential of Las Vegas homes at MS Las Vegas Real Estate. This city has exploded in the last 10 years, but the next 10 are shaping up to be even more dramatic in terms of growth and value. We urge you to think seriously about the market for real estate in Las Vegas. We urge you to think seriously about the level of service and expertise MS Las Vegas Real Estate is prepared to provide.

Wynn Las Vegas: Already Booked Solid…..For a Year!

Wednesday, January 19th, 2005

You might have thought from the title of this story that Wynn Las Vegas is already open for business. It is not. The new luxury mega-resort doted over by the jedi-master of the casino business doesn’t open until April 28th. Already booked solid for a year? Absolutely, even at 2800 rooms. In fact, the hotel is booking convention business already that extends until the year 2012. Not bad when valet parking is still full of construction equipment, as it is right now. What’s going on here? Everyone expects it to be the best. They are unlikely to be disappointed.

Las Vegas: High-End Dining Capital of the World?

Wednesday, January 19th, 2005

Come on, admit it, you thought the title was a typo. High-End Gaming capital right? Well, that is right, but I didn’t make a typo. Get your taste buds (and your wallets) ready for this. USA Today just recently published their year end list (remember 2004?) for the top 20 cities for sophisticated dining. Las Vegas tied for second place! The only city to beat us was New York City! You can’t imagine what an accomplishment this is unless you’ve lived in Las Vegas 24 years as I have. Believe me, it wasn’t always like this. But Las Vegas is rapidly turning into an incredibly impressive and sophisticated urban living environment. I can tell you from experience, Las Vegas shopping has joined Las Vegas dining as truly world class. What’s coming next? The most beautiful and luxurious and stunning High Rise Las Vegas real estate developments in the world. Yes, in the world, which includes New York. Don’t believe it? Go to MS Las Vegas Real Estate and check it out for yourself. Don’t like computers? Call us at 888-349-2595.

Poker on Television Hits the Bigtime!

Wednesday, January 19th, 2005

Wow, televised high stakes and celebrity poker tournaments are the rage! This is good news for Dennis Rodman. It keeps him on TV at a point when Larry King is unlikely to invite him back on CNN. My very own webmaster confesses to being hooked on this latest craze involving the crazier side of the Las Vegas lifestyle. If you love poker (or happen to be stuck with someone who does) you know that the ultimate event in this formerly underground world (there was a reason for that) is the World Series of Poker. Harrah’s Entertainment Corporation owns the World Series event and they take this very seriously. How seriously? Harrah’s has just hired Pilson Communications to re-negotiate their agreement with ESPN (is poker a sport now?) for television rights to this earth shattering global event. Pilson who? Neal Pilson was the boss at CBS Sports for 20 years and his current roster of clients includes NASCAR and Major League Baseball. This guy is a heavy hitter and doesn’t come cheap. Believe me, televised poker has arrived. This summer marks the 36th time the World Series has been held. Harrah’s is expecting over 5000 entrants this year, which is almost double the previous player record. ESPN did 22 hours of broadcasts last year for the tournament and plans to do as much or more (thank god) this year. With over 50 million dollars in total prize money up for grabs, it should be the biggest year ever for the World Series of Poker.

KB Home opens La Vella in Aliante

Wednesday, January 19th, 2005

Residential real estate in Las Vegas takes another step forward. KB Homes has debuted the latest addition to the Aliante master-planned community in North Las Vegas. The neighborhood is called La Vella, and prospective residents have a choice of three model homes to explore. The new La Vella models range in size from 1231 to 2973 square feet, and residents have a choice of nine different floor plans. Prices for these beautiful Las Vegas homes start at just under $300,000. The MS Las Vegas Real Estate team would be happy to give you a personal tour of the entire Aliante community. Give us a call at 888-349-2595.