Archive for April 3rd, 2005

The Real Estate Industry and the Internet

Sunday, April 3rd, 2005

Every Las Vegas real estate agent that is interested in the Internet should read this story. A very interesting survey was just conducted in California and the results point the way towards a national trend. The 2005 “Internet Versus Traditional Buyers Survey” found that 62 percent of buyers made the World Wide Web an integral part of the shopping process, up from 56 percent a year ago, said the California Association of Realtors. The survey found that 86 percent of California buyers went online to find an agent while 75 percent looked for a home, then an agent. Sixty three percent of first-time buyers said the Internet played a crucial role in the transaction versus 46 percent for repeat buyers. The survey began tracking shopping habits in 1999 and Internet use among buyers crossed the 50 percent mark for the first time last year. MS Las Vegas Real Estate is fully aware of the crucial role played by the web in todays real estate market. Our comprehensive website is testament to that fact.

The Ridges Luxury Golf Homes

Sunday, April 3rd, 2005

The Howard Hughes Corp. will make six more Las Vegas luxury real estate lots available for purchase early this month at Redhawk, the latest custom neighborhood to open in The Ridges Homes at Summerlin. These Las Vegas luxury home sites range from about one-third acre to nearly three-quarters of an acre with minimum bid prices starting from the high $500,000s. The Ridges’ success and appeal are due in part to its location in the western foothills that offers both privacy and spectacular views. The Ridges real estate is perfect for those seeking magnificent custom Las Vegas luxury homes. Another added feature is the lifestyle and community amenities offered by the Summerlin master-planned community, of which The Ridges is a part.

More Landscaping Classes for Las Vegas Homes

Sunday, April 3rd, 2005

Energy-efficient landscapes for Las Vegas homes will be the focus of a class at The Gardens at the Springs Preserve. During the workshop, participants will learn techniques to improve their landscapes while saving on power bills. The free course is scheduled from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, April 21. Lance Kirk from Lucchesi Galati Architects and a horticulturist at the gardens will share tips and techniques on home and landscape design that can save energy and money. He will focus on how to select and position plants to cut energy costs by as much as 25 percent. In addition, a variety of other classes are scheduled, including those to help Las Vegas real estate owners to plant water-efficient landscapes.