Archive for January 21st, 2005

Your Las Vegas Home: Part of a Community to be Proud Of

Friday, January 21st, 2005

I think it’s often the case that when people think about life in Las Vegas as a resident, they still imagine bright neon and spinning roulette wheels. And in fact it is true that you can very easily live that life as a resident of Las Vegas, but it doesn’t have to be that way necessarily. Let me give you some examples of your alternatives. There are so many things about our community that you would recognize from a non-neon point of view. Take high school sports for example. Palo Verde High School is in the Summerlin master-planned community. The Palo Verde Panthers football team just won their first state championship with a 14-0 record. The whole valley is proud of them and the stands were packed for every game. KNPR is our local Las Vegas public radio station. It has just been distinguished by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting as being in the top 10% of all public radio stations nationwide. What about Climb for Life? Former U.S. National champion rock climbers have teamed up with the local medical community for Ovarian Cancer Climb for Life on February 5th. Part of the event includes a Learn to Climb clinic at a local indoor rock climbing center. Did you know that Red Rock Canyon (30 minutes from the strip) is rated #2 in the country for cliff climbing? The truth is, our valley offers an incredibly diverse range of lifestyle choices for those that call Las Vegas home. MS Las Vegas Real Estate would be happy to introduce you to facets of Las Vegas that you probably never knew existed. The real estate market in Las Vegas is among the strongest in the country. It takes more than roulette and neon to accomplish that.

North Las Vegas: A City Worth Getting to Know

Friday, January 21st, 2005

MS Las Vegas Real Estate is amazed and impressed with the rapid development of North Las Vegas as a municipality, and as an integral part of the Greater Las Vegas community. On May 1st, 1946, the City of North Las Vegas was officially incorporated. At the time, the population was a border busting 2,875 people. The population of North Las Vegas today is 170,000 and growing by the day. The real estate market in North Las Vegas has built up a bit to say the least! In fact, one of the newest master-planned communities in the valley is in North Las Vegas. Aliante is a beautiful development and a wonderful place to purchase a Las Vegas home. North Las Vegas has been known for years as the nerve center for light manufacturing and transportation services in the Las Vegas valley. More recent arrivals in the business community include data processing, medical, aerospace and automotive. The market for real estate in North Las Vegas continues to benefit strongly from business and residential expansion. MS Las Vegas Real Estate has over a decade of experience in North Las Vegas. Put our knowledge to work for you.

Michelle Kwan's Cousin is a Knockout!

Friday, January 21st, 2005

Christina Kwan is really Michelle’s cousin and she is beautiful, but that’s not why she’s a knockout. Christina is a boxer, and I wouldn’t joke around with her about it if I were you. Christina Kwan is the world amateur champion in the 95 pound class. The 2008 Olympics will be the first to include women’s boxing and Christina is looking to land some solid punches and the gold medal. She defends her title in Colorado in March at the U.S. National Championships. Her nickname is “School Girl” because Christina attends the University of Nevada Las Vegas. She’s about to get her master’s degree. Pretty incredible girl.

Record Airport Traffic and the Next Major American Metropolis

Friday, January 21st, 2005

McCarran Airport in Las Vegas is adding their contribution to the record books for 2004. The previous annual record of 36.9 million passengers funneling through the airport was surpassed in just 11 months in 2004. We hit the 38 million mark for the year before the month of November was even over! The final count for 2004 is being tallied, but is sure to exceed 40 million passengers. These figures also represent a 14% improvement over last year. What does this mean for the Las Vegas real estate market? It’s virtually impossible to have a strong market for Las Vegas homes without a strong local economy to underwrite it. The Las Vegas economy is hitting hard on all cylinders, and the Las Vegas real estate market is following in lockstep. Sure, many of these record breaking airport passengers are tourists that come for just a few days to party and gamble. But the people that provide services to them during their stay are making a good living and investing in their own Las Vegas home. Incidentally, Las Vegas is also developing a solid manufacturing base outside of Gaming (check our other blog entries for more on this exciting new trend) that is playing a growing role in the development of this great city. The market for Las Vegas homes is not a bubble waiting to burst. Las Vegas real estate is a solid market underpinned by a solid economy. MS Las Vegas Real Estate is your personal guide in the market for residential real estate in Las Vegas.