Archive for April, 2005

North Las Vegas Real Estate at Sun City Aliante

Friday, April 15th, 2005

The brand new $5 million Community Center at Sun City Aliante opened just the other day with computer rooms, card rooms, fitness facilities, an indoor lap-pool and a multipurpose room with floor-to-ceiling windows. Additionally, residents have access to tennis and bocce facilities. The Sun City Aliante community has a lifestyle committee that gathers regularly to plan activities and events. Sun City Aliante real estate is comprised of seven single-story floor plans ranging from 1,155 to 2,105 square feet. Prices start from the $230,000s, which includes front- and rear-yard desert landscaping. The Aliante master-planned community encompasses the municipal Aliante Golf Club, 20-acre Nature Discovery Park, a picnic area, amphitheater, soccer fields, and tennis and volleyball courts. MS Las Vegas Real Estate would be happy to give you a complete tour of the Aliante community of North Las Vegas real estate.

FDIC Report Documents Strength of Nevada Economy

Thursday, April 14th, 2005

The FDIC acknowledged the strength of Nevada’s economy last year in a publication profiling the state’s banking. Jobs grew by 6.5 percent in the fourth quarter, faster than any other state, the FDIC said. Construction produced the largest share of job growth, adding 20,000 new positions, or 28 percent of the state’s new jobs. The business services sector added 11,000 jobs. Las Vegas set a visitor record of 37.4 million and reported weekend hotel occupancy of 95 percent. What’s more, the FDIC said, Las Vegas led the nation in fourth quarter home-price growth among major metropolitan areas at 36.2 percent. MS Las Vegas Real Estate blog readers won’t find any of this news surprising. We have made every effort to keep you informed about economic conditions in Southern Nevada as we present the opportunities available in the market for Las Vegas homes.

Newest Addition to McCarran Airport Expansion Plans

Thursday, April 14th, 2005

Airport officials have just announced the opening of the new northeast wing of the D-Gate Concourse at McCarran International. This 11 gate addition comes just a few months after the airport announced that 2004 was the busiest year ever and broke every record. The extra 11 gates translates into about 3 million more passengers per year. McCarran also plans to build a 10-gate northwest wing addition to the D-gates concourse, as well as a 14-gate Terminal 3 project along Russell Road. Las Vegas continues to grow and expand at an astonishing rate and the Las Vegas economy continues to perform and impress even the sceptics. MS Las Vegas Real Estate is fully prepared to present one of the best performing residential real estate markets in the country….the market for Las Vegas homes.

Summerlin Real Estate at The Vistas Village

Monday, April 11th, 2005

The Vistas village, one of the fastest selling villages in the history of the Summerlin master-planned community, is nearing completion with four neighborhoods now selling new Las Vegas homes. From its inception, residents were drawn to the elevated topography that overlooks the Las Vegas Valley to the east and offers amazing views of Red Rock National Conservation Area to the west. Available Summerlin homes within the village range from 1,523 to 3,124 square feet and are priced from nearly $400,000 to more than $700,000. Also in the early stages of development is Altessa, the village’s only Las Vegas condominium project. The 815-acre villages features European Italianate architecture and is located west of the Las Vegas Beltway. Contact MS Las Vegas Real Estate for more information.

Las Vegas 51's Win Season Opener!

Monday, April 11th, 2005

The Las Vegas 51’s went to Colorado Springs for their season opener and came away with a 8-3 victory. The Las Vegas 51’s outhit the Sky Sox 13-8, including three doubles and a home run. The 51s’ parent club is the Los Angeles Dodgers. MS Las Vegas Real Estate looks forward to rooting on the 51’s at Cashman Field for another great season of Las Vegas baseball.

Las Vegas Homes: Water Efficient Landscaping

Thursday, April 7th, 2005

The Southern Nevada Water Authority Landscape Awards Program wants to honor Las Vegas homes with beautiful, water-conserving landscapes. The annual Landscape Awards contest is one way to recognize owners of Las Vegas real estate who have the vision to promote water-efficient landscaping and still create a beautiful desert environment for their homes. The deadline for entering the contest is April 13. This is usually when most of the Greater Las Vegas landscapes are at their peak of color. The contest is open to all southern Nevada home owners who design and install water-efficient landscapes.

Donald W. Reynolds Foundation Makes Record Gift for Performing Arts

Wednesday, April 6th, 2005

The Donald W. Reynolds Foundation has made a $50 million donation for the new performing arts center to be built in downtown Las Vegas. This is the largest charitable gift ever given in the State of Nevada and southern Nevada residents are both grateful and excited. Las Vegas is a real city and MS Las Vegas Real Estate continues this series on the blog with yet another example of the expanding cultural opportunities available to owners of Las Vegas homes. The performing arts center is expected to cost between $150-$200 million and be completed in about 3 years.

Great Weather for Hitting the Slopes!

Wednesday, April 6th, 2005

Did you ever imagine that owners of Las Vegas homes could easily enjoy winter sports! The Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort is enjoying great conditions and great weather! Don’t tell me you didn’t know that Las Vegas has a great ski facility 45 minutes from the strip! Mount Charleston is home to the Las Vegas Ski Resort and the temperature today was 60 degrees with bright sun and plenty of snow! Awesome recreational activities are just one more reason for buying Las Vegas real estate. This town has plenty of residents that stay plenty busy and never set foot in a casino! Las Vegas homes provide a variety of lifestyle choices….more every day!

Pending Home Sales Index Rises

Monday, April 4th, 2005

The Pending Home Sales Index, a new indicator for the housing market, shows home sales are rising, according to the National Association of Realtors. The Pending Home Sales Index, based on data collected for February, stands at 123.2, which was 2.2 percent above January and 10.4 percent above February 2004. The index is based on pending sales of existing homes, including single-family and condo. A home sale is pending when the contract has been signed but the transaction has not closed. David Lereah, NAR?s chief economist, said sales are looking strong for March and April. ?Although home sales eased in February, housing activity appears to be firming with a modest uptrend in the months ahead,? he said. MS Las Vegas Real Estate has a finger on the pulse of the Las Vegas real estate market every day. Put our knowledge and experience to work for you.

Court TV Reality Series: "Las Vegas Law"

Monday, April 4th, 2005

Court TV is about to start production on a new reality TV series called “Las Vegas Law” featuring a colorful local defense attorney named James “Bucky” Buchanan. Buchanan said he hopes to gain more than just celebrity from his upcoming show, which could hit the airwaves by this fall. What he really wants to do is help educate people about the serious events that unfold every day in the Clark County criminal justice system. MS Las Vegas Real Estate will try out an episode or two and let you know.