Archive for November, 2005

Las Vegas Real Estate: Great Economic News!

Tuesday, November 29th, 2005

As we look at the U.S. economy and the market for Las Vegas homes through the holidays and into the new year, MS Las Vegas Real Estate sees encouraging signs already. First among these signs is the just released data on consumer confidence. After a record hurricane season and a major spike in gasoline prices, there has been serious concern about the impact on consumer confidence levels. What a pleasant surprise the data turned out to be! Consumer confidence for November jumped impressively to a reading of 98.9, from October’s revised 85.2 number. The November figure is the best reading since August and signals a highly positive mind-set going into the holidays and 2006. A significant component that contributed to the rise in confidence had to do with perceptions of a strong job market throughout the U.S. economy. Nowhere is this more true than Nevada! Job growth and job creation in Nevada runs at FOUR TIMES the national average! The Las Vegas real estate market is a reflection of our stellar economic fundamentals. Give us a call at 888-349-2595 for more in-depth

Job Growth in Nevada: Four Times the National Average!

Saturday, November 26th, 2005

The State of Nevada continued to produce a record number of new jobs in October. The unemployment rate, which was 4.2% in September, fell to 4.1% in October. The strength of the economy in Southern Nevada provides the foundation for the Las Vegas real estate market. Yup, that’s the real estate market that was supposed to be a bursting bubble! Over the course of the past year, Nevada businesses have added 71,500 new jobs. The vast majority of these new jobs (61,500) have been added in the Las Vegas area! Las Vegas homes continue to be a solid investment backed up by a solid local economy. For god sakes, our job growth is four times the national average! Please don’t imagine that it’s all casino jobs either. Would you have guessed that less than 18% of all employed Nevadans work in the gaming industry? It’s true! Las Vegas is a real city and economic diversification plays a major role in our ability to become the next major American metropolis. MS Las Vegas Real Estate is right where you need us to be….right in the middle of the action with the skills and the market insight you need. Call us at

The New Las Vegas Marathon!

Thursday, November 24th, 2005

Enough about new Las Vegas homes, let’s talk about the New Las Vegas Marathon! What could be new about a marathon? Well, this is Vegas and you wouldn’t believe what we’ve got planned! After 38 years as a purely local event, The New Las Vegas Marathon is set to become a world-class event. For starters, the Strip itself will be closed to cars and will serve as a focal point for the course. The race will start and end at Mandalay Bay and runners will begin by heading straight up the Strip! Projections thus far indicate that upwards of 15,000 runners will compete. Winners will receive $50,000 and if you break a world record, it’s a cool $1.25 million. That’s not enough? How about 600 runners in Elvis costumes and 15 live bands playing along the race route? Hey, this ain’t Boston and this is a different kind of marathon! MS Las Vegas Real Estate is excited about this new event and you can bet we’ll be on the Strip on race day!

North Las Vegas Real Estate at Waterfall

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2005

MS Las Vegas Real Estate would like to introduce you to The Waterfall Community of beautiful and inviting North Las Vegas homes. Waterfall can be found just minutes from the master-planned community of Aliante homes which includes the Aliante golf course. Waterfall also provides convenient access to the I-215 Beltway and Interstate 95 for efficient travel throughout the Las Vegas valley. North Las Vegas real estate at Waterfall is divided into four privately gated neighborhoods. Each neighborhood will have it’s own recreational park equipped for outdoor play or just simple relaxation. In addition, The Waterfall Community will have a beautiful pool and a fully equipped fitness and recreation center that will be available to residents of all four neighborhoods. Please contact The Sterling Team at Red Rock Canyon Realty for more information at

Southern Highlands Homes: The Villages and The Estates

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2005

Southern Highlands real estate is actually comprised of two different yet complimentary communities within one magnificent master-plan. The Estates at Southern Highlands is a combination of golf course estate lots and custom Las Vegas luxury homes built around the Southern Highlands Golf Course. This prestigious private golf community is among the most sought-after in all of Las Vegas. Southern Highlands Homes at The Villages is a community comprised of Las Vegas homes from over a dozen different builders in a wide range of choices and styles. Contact MS Las Vegas Real Estate at 888-349-2595 for more information.

Las Vegas Luxury Real Estate: Stone Canyon Luxury Lofts

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2005

MS Las Vegas Real Estate would like to take you to a special place where urban meets suburban, where luxury and style come together, where open space and privacy blend together. Allow us to introduce you to Las Vegas luxury homes at Stone Canyon Lofts. What kind of features and amenities can you expect? These unique Las Vegas homes feature gated security, private courtyards, 20 foot ceilings and three car garages, just to name a few. Located in the northwest portion of the Las Vegas valley, Stone Canyon provides breathtaking views of the mountains to the west and the Las Vegas strip to the east. Take in these spectacular views from the comfort of your “outdoor living room” or your private roof deck. Las Vegas luxury real estate of this caliber is in high demand and phases 1 and 2 are already sold out. Contact MS Las Vegas Real Estate at 888-349-2595 to inquire about phase 3.

Las Vegas Real Estate: A Bird in the Hand is Worth….??

Friday, November 18th, 2005

Las Vegas real estate agent Alex Smith has a great story to tell! In his own words….check this out! You’re not going to believe this one. Well, maybe you will. I was checking up on one of my rental properties last weekend and thought I would change the air filters. It’s a vacant property…ready to move in…available for rent in the north end of town off of Loosse Road. Dual masters upstairs, plus two additional bedrooms with walk-in closets and a huge down stairs living room that opens into an airy kitchen that’s loaded with all the appliances you would need. $1395 a month (will consider lease option). In any case…that’s my plug for the rental! Now for the story….which takes place upstairs. I went upstairs to change the filters and noticed that the laundry-room door was shut. Now…may calls have been coming in asking to view the property, so I figured that it was just a Realtor showing the property that shut the door. So I finished my little project and then proceeded to go over the laundry room to open the door. WELL, to my surprise, the laundry room (fully equipped with a washer and dryer by the way) was not….how should I say this…ummm vacant? I seemed to have a little friend that was not paying rent! A BIRD FLEW OUT AT ME AT A HIGH RATE OF SPEED…RACED TO THE WINDOW AND SLAMMED INTO IT. Well, after I composed myself…I somewhat gracefully (bull in a china shop) went over to the bird, picked him up and opened the window and let him fly out. NOW, what I want to know is if you go to show another agents’ listing and a bird flies in the window…wouldn’t you think to call the listing agent and say something instead of letting a bird hang out in the laundry room?? Hmmmmm…maybe not. In any case….the moral of the story is…if you go into a house with a closed door…have a net ready?Alex Smith is a member of The Sterling Team at Red Rock Canyon Realty. He can be contacted for bird removal and all things real estate at or by calling 702-296-3190. The Sterling Team is your trusted advisor in the market for Las Vegas homes of all shapes and sizes! Give us a call at

Beautiful North Las Vegas Real Estate: Available for Immediate Move-In!

Thursday, November 17th, 2005

If you want a great Las Vegas home at a reasonable price, this is it. Only 6 months old and never lived in, this 2 story home sits on a larger lot in a quiet cul-de-sac. The 1839 square foot floor plan is spacious and open and features 3 bedrooms, 2 ? baths, loft, open kitchen with granite countertops and large living area. The elementary school is within walking distance as are parks & walking areas. Window coverings, stove, microwave, washer, dryer & refrigerator are included and ready for use. The home is listed at $329,900 and the seller will pay some closing costs. You can be in by Christmas. Click the link to view this inviting North Las Vegas home. MLS# 544785Please contact Josephine Reising at Red Rock Canyon Realty, cellular 702-275-1393 or toll free at 888-231-3536.

Las Vegas Luxury Real Estate: How About a Lamborghini for the Driveway!

Wednesday, November 16th, 2005

Regular readers of the MS Las Vegas Real Estate Blog know that the market for Las Vegas luxury homes has exploded over the past five years. Here’s another sure sign that Las Vegas has arrived as a high-end residential destination on par with south Florida and southern California. Lamborghini has just opened a full-service dealership in Las Vegas. Believe me, they didn’t open this facility to sell cars to tourists. Located at 7770 Dean Martin Drive, Lamborghini Las Vegas is primed and ready to cater to owners of Las Vegas luxury real estate. You wouldn’t believe how many Las Vegas homes have four garages or more! MS Las Vegas Real Estate is well-versed in the luxury market. Put our skills and experience to work for

Lake Las Vegas Real Estate: Introducing Prima at Lake Las Vegas

Tuesday, November 15th, 2005

Lake Las Vegas real estate is rapidly becoming the destination of choice for those privileged few that seek an exclusive and uniquely private luxury lifestyle in southern Nevada. Prospective residents of Lake Las Vegas homes now have an additional choice to consider. MS Las Vegas Real Estate would like to introduce Prima, a beautiful hillside enclave located within the gated community of Vila di Lago at Lake Las Vegas. Prima’s residential choices range from luxurious condos to fairway golf homes. Amenities exclusive to Prima residents include Club Prima, a private facility shared only by owners and guests of this elegant community. The Club includes two pools and two spas, fitness room, wine tasting/storage room and a theater room for your next Oscar party! Put our experience in the Las Vegas luxury real estate market to work for you. Contact MS Las Vegas Real Estate for more information at 888-349-2595. Allow us to provide a private tour of Lake Las Vegas, it would be our pleasure!