Archive for May, 2005

Local Economic Indicators Remain Healthy

Sunday, May 15th, 2005

The Southern Nevada Index of Leading Economic Indicators showed modest upward movement for April, indicating continued steady performance during this year’s early months. The index, compiled by the Center for Business and Economic Research at the University of Nevada Las Vegas, stood at 130.18 in April, up slightly from 130.02 in March and 129.16 in April 2004. The number of new residents coming to Las Vegas, based on out-of-state driver’s licenses turned into the Department of Motor Vehicles, grew 6.6 percent in April to 6,600. More than 60,000 jobs have been added to the Southern Nevada economy in the past year as well. The market for Las Vegas homes continues to hold steady and looks poised for moderate price appreciation in the second half of the year. MS Las Vegas Real Estate is your personal resource for information concerning residential opportunities in Southern Nevada.

March Visitation Number Sets a New Vegas Record!

Saturday, May 14th, 2005

Not only did Las Vegas draw a record 37.4 million visitors last year, but March of this year set an all-time monthly attendance record! Nearly 3.4 million visitors came here in March, a record tally that crushed the prior monthly best of 3.33 million set in October, the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority said Friday. Year-to-date, Las Vegas’ nearly 9.4 million visitor count was 1.4 percent better than last year’s three-month pace. We’re on track to break last years visitor record! MS Las Vegas Real Estate is continually stressing the superb economic underpinnings of one of the most incredibly performing residential real estate markets in the entire country. Las Vegas homes are a great value in a city with an economy that continues to surge forward.

Helldorado Parade Celebrates the Las Vegas Centennial!

Saturday, May 14th, 2005

Beginning at 10 a.m. this Saturday, the western-themed Helldorado parade will march along Fourth Street in downtown Las Vegas. The parade, which will feature musicians, cowboys, horses and over 170 floats, is just part of the overall Helldorado Days celebration, being revived this year as part of the city’s 100th birthday celebration. The once annual event began back in 1934 as the Boulder Dam, later renamed Hoover Dam, neared completion. The festival was a tool to bring tourists to town. For more information, visit www.lasvegas2005.org. MS Las Vegas Real Estate salutes Las Vegas on it’s centennial birthday and wishes our great city another awesome 100 years in the future!

Summerlin Boy Scouts: Las Vegas is a Real City

Wednesday, May 11th, 2005

More than 20 Las Vegas Boy Scouts from four Summerlin community troops recently fulfilled requirements for their cooking merit badges at a special clinic conducted by chefs at the Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts Las Vegas. The clinic was headed by Chef Ryan Carson with assistance from Chef Chris Smith. The clinic was underwritten by The Howard Hughes Corp., developer of the Summerlin master-planned community. MS Las Vegas Real Estate continues to make the case in this blog that Las Vegas is a real city and a well-rounded lifestyle awaits anyone with an open mind and a tolerance for 325 sunny days every year! You’ll find an easy-to-use page on our website that features the Summerlin community and beautiful Summerlin homes.

Green Valley High School: Top Notch!

Wednesday, May 11th, 2005

Newsweek magazine recently did an academic survey at the high school level and Green Valley High School in Southern Nevada won top honors in the state and was additionally ranked as one of top 1000 high schools in the nation. Green Valley’s national ranking was 272. To create its rankings the magazine divided the total number of Advanced Placement tests and International Baccalaureate tests a high school’s students took by the number of students in its graduating class. The magazine also looked at the share of graduating students taking at least one of the tests. To take a closer look at the Green Valley community and Green Valley real estate, visit MS Las Vegas Real Estate at www.mslasvegasrealestate.com. Look down the left side menu and you’ll find Green Valley right there.

KB Home and the Southern Nevada Water Authority Team Up!

Tuesday, May 10th, 2005

New residents of KB Home’s San Destin neighborhood of North Las Vegas real estate will be among the first Southern Nevada residents to save as much as 75,000 gallons of water per year through a program launched by the Southern Nevada Water Authority. The Water Smart Home made its debut Monday at the company’s San Destin-Palazzo subdivision within the Aliante homes master-planned community. The program, launched by the water authority, requires the incorporation of particular water conservation principles by the home builder. Specifications cover outdoor landscaping design, appliances and plumbing fixtures. Las Vegas homes that meet minimum standards may carry the Water Smart Home designation. This year alone, KB expects to build 2,500 homes under the program in the Las Vegas Valley. Contact MS Las Vegas Real Estate for more information at 888-349-2595.

Silverstone Ranch Homes Presented by Pulte

Tuesday, May 10th, 2005

Pulte Homes provides three Las Vegas golf home collections for entry-level buyers at its Silverstone Ranch community in the northwestern valley. Several Las Vegas homes within the three collections are available for quick move-in. The Merion Collection of Las Vegas real estate offers three two-story homes ranging from 1,583 to 1,890 square feet and priced from the low $300,000s. Only single-story designs are featured in the Oakmont Collection. Available designs measure 1,520 to 1,881 square feet and are priced from the $320,000s. The Cypress Collection has four single and two-story Las Vegas golf homes ranging from 1,881 to 2,665 square feet. They are priced from the mid-$300,000s. Central to the community is the 27-hole Silverstone Golf Club. Additionally, the community has a 6-acre park, basketball and tennis courts, playgrounds and arbors. Call MS Las Vegas Real Estate for more information at 888-349-2595.

Henderson Real Estate at The Tuscany Residential Village

Monday, May 9th, 2005

Rhodes Homes is developing Henderson real estate at the master-planned Tuscany Residential Village. In addition to these beautiful Henderson homes, the community will include a golf course, recreation center, central marketplace and hiking trails. Tuscany will feature several neighborhoods with homes for every budget, including luxurious condominiums and townhomes, single-family homes and executive estates. Many of these homes line the fairways of the Tuscany golf course. The first set of models are now open and MS Las Vegas Real Estate would be happy to introduce you to the newest master-planned community in Henderson, Nevada.

Las Vegas High Rise Penthouse Brought to you by……The U.S. Treasury Department??

Monday, May 9th, 2005

Two Las Vegas real estate penthouse condominiums at Turnberry Place will be offered at live federal public auction on Wednesday, May 18, at 2 p.m. at the Las Vegas Hilton Hotel. Interested bidders may also participate online through a live Internet simulcast of the auction that allows online bidders to compete against in-person bidders. Now, how do you think these two incredible pieces of high-rise Las Vegas luxury real estate ended up in the hands of the federal government? Take a guess.

Forget Cali…Come to Vegas!

Monday, May 9th, 2005

Wow…..the median price of a home in California is $495,400. In order to qualify for a loan for a “median” California home, you need to be making roughly $116,000….or you can forget it. For God sakes, come to Las Vegas….where the median price of a resale home is about $270,000. The economy couldn’t be stronger and Las Vegas real estate is just a little more reasonable. Hey, don’t forget all those California taxes you leave behind as well.