Archive for March 1st, 2005

Summerlin Las Vegas Trivia

Tuesday, March 1st, 2005

Summerlin is not only one of the most incredible master-planned communities in Las Vegas, it’s a nationally ranked award-winning community as well. Here’s a bit of Summerlin trivia. Howard Hughes bought the huge chunk of desert that is Summerlin today. His original intention was to put the manufacturing facilities of Hughes Aircraft out in the southern Nevada desert. He ended up changing his plans in part because he was worried about his employees spending all their money in the casinos! Summerlin was the maiden name of Howard Hughes’ mother and thus it was named. Today Summerlin is nationally recognized as one of the finest master-planned communities in the country. Las Vegas real estate has a rich and interesting history.

Robin Leach Relaunches UHF Station for Everything Vegas!

Tuesday, March 1st, 2005

Robin Leach of “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous” is a serious television entrepreneur. He helped to create “Entertainment Tonight” and got the Food Network off the ground as one of it’s first TV personalities. Now he’s launching a Las Vegas TV Station. KVTE-TV, Channel 35, officially switched on at 5am this morning. The station basically will be “all Vegas, all the time,” Leach said, and offer a broad mix of entertainment, news, public affairs, financial, lifestyle, travel, dining, fashion and sports programming. TV broadcast history buffs will remember that the TBS Superstation began in a very similar fashion. MS Las Vegas Real Estate wishes Robin Leach the best of luck in his new venture. Hey Robin, let us know if you want to do a Las Vegas real estate show!

Las Vegas Airport Traffic at McCarran Continues to Grow

Tuesday, March 1st, 2005

McCarran International Airport reported a solid 9.8% increase in passenger traffic during January of 2005 following a record breaking 2004 total. More than 3.27 million arriving and departing passengers came through the Las Vegas airport in January, the Clark County Aviation Department said Monday. Department data show McCarran has posted positive growth for each month since August 2003. Airport officials and industry experts have attributed this consistent growth to Las Vegas’ record popularity, as well as renewed growth in business travel after a multi-year slump. The Las Vegas economy continues to perform and 2005 looks like a banner year so far. The market for Las Vegas real estate has remained solid as well, and there is no sign of a bursting bubble. Prices for Las Vegas homes have remained highly stable after an incredible run-up in 2004.