Archive for June, 2006

Incredibly sharp home in Northwest Las Vegas!

Friday, June 30th, 2006

Las Vegas MLS 576545 See this incredibly sharp 5 bedroom plus a loft home with over 2800 sq. ft. nestled in the fast growing Northwest part of Las Vegas. All this room plus a huge master bedroom with dual walk in closets.

This home sitting across from a park is perfect inside and out. Priced at $455,000.

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Call Bill Fitzpatrick today for more information on this property at 888-349-2595!

Rare Opportunity at Desert Shores!

Thursday, June 29th, 2006

Las Vegas MLS 587845 Imagine fishing, paddle boating, working out or simply sitting pool side with your toes in the sand at the beach club of Desert Shores .Owning this highly upgraded 3 bedroom condo gives you full access to all of the fantastic amenities at this highly sought after Desert Shores Villas.

The condo has granite counter tops, maple cabinets, upgraded carpet and pewter fixtures just to name a few. Don’t miss out on this rare opportunity. Priced at $254,900.

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Las Vegas Real Estate: Past, Present and Future

Tuesday, June 20th, 2006

The City of Las Vegas has a rich and interesting history. It also has a number of truly incredible accomplishments over the past decade that continue to impress nationwide. The Las Vegas Real Estate market has benefited tremendously from a residential buildingboom that shows little sign of slowing down. This has been based on a poulation explosion in the State of Nevada that is going on it’s 19th year. The market for Las Vegas homes has benefited handsomely from thistrend. Real Estate in Las Vegas has been a highly profitable endeavor for lucky Las Vegas home owners. Our residents combine their good fortune with agenuine enthusiasm for the Las Vegas lifestyle. At MSLas Vegas Real Estate we look forward to sharing with you the joys and the benefits of owning a Las Vegas home. First, a little historical background on our great city.The Las Vegas Valley was originally settled by Mormon missionaries between 1855 and 1865. As with most outposts in the West, the defining moment that brought Las Vegas into full fruition was the arrival of Union Pacific railroad. This was the year 1905, and when the Union Pacific auctioned off some surplus land parcels, Las Vegas began it’s journey to the city it is today. Can you imagine the value of those original parcels of Las Vegas real estate today? The fledgling city of Las Vegas pulled through the Great Depression better than most thanks to the WPA and the enormous Hoover Dam project. After the completion of the project, many workers and their families decided to stay on and make Las Vegas home. Ironically, the birth of the tourism industry in Las Vegas came from the Hoover Dam rather than gambling as you might have guessed. Even by todays standards, the Dam is an engineering and consrtuction marvel and continues to draw millions of tourists each year. Politics plays a starring role in the development of Las Vegas as a great city, which should come as no surprise. A few unsavory characters made their mark early on as well, which comes as no surprise either.The Nevada Legistlature officially made Las Vegas a city in the year 1911. The Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce was founded that very same year. Without the mighty Union Pacific, neither advance would have been possible. The big moment that changed the West and later the entire world was the legalisation of gambling by the State Legislature in 1931. The El Rancho Las Vegas became the very first piece of Las Vegas real estate devoted to gambling and entertainment. A few years later, some guy you probably never heard of (Bugsy Seigel) opened a place called the Flamingo on New Year’s Eve for him and his “pals”. Bugsy and his Hollywood buddies needed a place to “play” and decided to call Las Vegas home for discreet adventures. Next thing you know, it’s 1989 and Steve Wynn opens the Mirage to rave reviews and predictions of bankruptcy within six months. You know the rest of that story. Mr. Wynn picked up where Howard Hughes left off and bet hugely on Las Vegas tourism and Las Vegas real estate. His success continues to this day.We come now to the most recent part of Las Vegas history and the astounding growth and development of our great city. Las Vegas holds the heavyweight title as the “Gaming and Entertainment Capital of the MilkyWay Galaxy” and the distinction is richly deserved. According to the U.S. Census bureau, the State of Nevada has led the nation in the rate of population growth for 18 years in a row! Almost 70% of the Nevada population lives in Southern Nevada (Las Vegas and vicinity), so as you can see, Las Vegas real estate has benefited tremendously from this population explosion. The market for Las Vegas homes has expanded in lock step with the population. The Las Vegas valley now rivals the most sought after communities in Florida as the number one destination for retirement living. As the baby boomer generation increasingly migrates to their rest and relaxation locale, Las Vegas retirement homes have become a prime destination. This is yet another stimulant for the Las Vegas real estate market. An attractive combination of great weather, great entertainment, world class shopping and some of the finest restaurants anywhere has made Las Vegas real estate a fabulous investment as well as an enjoyable living experience.

Bill Fitzpatrick presents this Beautiful Northwest Las Vegas Home

Monday, June 19th, 2006

Las Vegas MLS 596304 This unique 3 bedroom floor plan offers 2 large separate family rooms with one upstairs and one down. The master bedroom has a large retreat area for the quiet time away. This wonderful northwest neighborhood sits adjacent to one of the areas largest park and community centers. Priced at $379,900

If you would like more information on this beautiful home, or any other in the Las Vegas area, please do not hesitate to contact Bill Fitzpatrick at 888-349-2595.

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Beautiful Northwest Las Vegas Condo for Sale!

Friday, June 16th, 2006

Las Vegas CondominiumThis is a great 2 bedroom 2 bathroom condo with a rare attached 2 car garage.

It is a quiet 1st floor interior unit overlooking the greenbelt close to the Pool. Convenient to the 95 freeway. This home has been very well taken care of and shows true pride in ownership.

All Appliances are included in the sale including a top of the line reverse osmosis and whole house water softener. Both Master and second bedroom are very large with plenty of room for large furniture.

Home owners association fee includes water, trash, grounds, and recreation.

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Derek Franceschini presents this Centennial Hills beauty……….

Thursday, June 15th, 2006



This home shows like a model. Beautiful wood floors, 20×16 Loft. Convenient to the 95 & 215. Close to restaurants, and Shopping. Pool table is regulation size and comes with accessories. Move right in. Community has great walking paths and is also located near the new Centennial Hills Hospital.

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Las Vegas High Rise Condos: Up, Up and Away

Tuesday, June 13th, 2006

There are currently over 50 Las Vegas high rise building projects in various stages of planning and implementation in the Las Vegas valley. These 50 projects comprise a total of 82 actual buildings. Thirty of the fifty projects (and forty four of the buildings) are strictly condominium units from top to bottom. Another seven high rise projects (comprising eleven buildings) are a combination of hotel rooms and high rise luxury condos. While the majority of the projects are in close proximity to the Las Vegas strip, a surprising number are dispersed throughout the valley. Las Vegas is truly a city on the way up!The level of services and luxury amenities incorporated into these projects is absolutely on par with the best of high rise condo living in any major city in America, including New York. Examples include full service spas, valet and maid services, gourmet restaurants, state of the art pools and exercise facilities as well as conference space for business purposes.While the market for Las Vegas real estate in general has cooled down just a bit from it’s torrid pace in the first half of 2004, the market for Las Vegas high rise condos continues to build in strength. At MS Las Vegas Real Estate we are working with a number of clients who visit Las Vegas on a regular basis to entertain their own clients and would like something more personal than the usual hotel suite. In addition, there can be no doubt but that real estate investors from all over the world are quite interested in Las Vegas High Rise Condos. Trump International has just announced plans for a second 64 story tower due to the overwhelming demand for units in tower one.Please feel free to contact the MS Las Vegas Real Estate Team about the fabulous opportunities literally heading skyward in the Las Vegas real estate market.

Las Vegas Real Estate: The Case for Underlying Strength

Monday, June 12th, 2006

It’s an important part of our job at MS Las Vegas Real Estate to keep close tabs on economic and demographic developments in the Las Vegas Valley. Here are just a few of the recent developments that prudent buyers should consider when shopping for a Las Vegas home. First and foremost is the continuing surge in the overall population of the State of Nevada. The U.S. Census bureau has recently released it’s annual population estimates for all fifty states. The State of Nevada led the entire country in the rate of population growth for the eighteenth (yes, that’s 18 straight) year in a row. It’s important to remember that almost 70% of the people that live in our State live in Southern Nevada (Las Vegas and vicinity). What do the experts attribute to such amazing long term growth? Great weather and a great economy for starters. Combine this with a business friendly environment and no State income tax and you can begin to see why so many have made the move and purchased a Las Vegas home. The most recent unemployment figures (October) peg the rate in Southern Nevada at 3.6%, which incidentally is our lowest rate in 25 years. The MS Las Vegas Real Estate team is constantly working with clients who have received generous job offers and need our expert assistance in making the transition to a new Las Vegas home. Although Las Vegas remains attractive for retirees, it’s important to realize how truly dynamic the Las Vegas economy is and the draw this creates for people in their prime earning years.The Nevada Department of Taxation just released some encouraging figures as well. October was the eleventh straight month that businesses in Nevada showed double digit sales increases compared to the same month the previous year. The October increase was an astounding 15.7 per cent. Another interesting tid bit is the fact that home furniture sales jumped 24% from last year. Southern Nevada continues to exemplify an encouraging array of positives as one considers the potential purchase of a Las Vegas home. Feel free to contact the MS Las Vegas Real Estate team should you wish to explore any of these issues further. We’re glad to be of service.Please visit our website located at for more information.

Las Vegas Real Estate: Are Starter Homes out of Reach for your Kids?

Sunday, June 11th, 2006

The dream of a Las Vegas home is getting to be a bit daunting for some first time buyers. Are your own kids among the many that are being priced out of a first time buying opportunity due to soaring prices? With the median price of re-sale homes hovering at $250k, and the median price of a brand new Las Vegas home hitting an eye-popping $272K, it’s getting harder to get started. At MS Las Vegas Real Estate, we’ve noticed a trend of late that is common in markets where supply has been tight and prices have soared over a short period of time. A growing number of parents are seeking to help their children through the vehicle of an intra-family home sale. This choice can sometimes take the place of inheritance as it helps the first time youngster now rather than later. Often times the parents are leaving their Las Vegas home for a new environment in another state (Utah and Arizona are prime examples) and wish to give their kids a boost with their Las Vegas home at a helpful price. While this can be a positive decision all around, it is critical to involve your personal tax adviser in the details of implementing this plan. A very good way to attract the attention of the IRS is to sell your Las Vegas home to a member of your own family at less than fair market value.Believe it or not, an overworked and understaffed IRS actually tracks this type of activity quite closely. Aside from irate neighbors who worry about comparative values, there are plenty of other issues that must be addressed carefully (gift taxes and capital gains being only two among many) to make this a successful transaction. A qualified tax planner is an essential ingredient in any such endeavor. Ownership of a Las Vegas home is becoming an increasingly valuable asset both for yourself and for your children’s future as well. The MS Las Vegas Real Estate team knows how important your home is to your personal happiness and your financial future. Don’t hesitate to put our expertise to work for you.Please visit our website located at for more information.

Las Vegas Real Estate: Straight Up in More Ways Than One

Saturday, June 10th, 2006

Don’t look now, but Las Vegas is intent (in fact hell bent) on becoming a serious city for sophisticated urban living. The Las Vegas Real Estate market is about to provide an abundance of the one thing that has gone missing (unless you were fortunate enough to stay in a penthouse high roller suite), world class high-rise condominiums. MS Las Vegas Real Estate, is very excited about the new opportunities soon to be presented to connoisseurs of urban chic. We have in mind that truly discerning urban animal that has never considered Las Vegas real estate because suburban living just doesn’t work for them.Although the ice has already been broken by Turnberry Place and Park towers, construction is soon to begin on “the” signature development that will truly mark the arrival of Las Vegas as a city to be reckoned with. Let the competition begin for the high rise luxury real estate dollar. In case you missed it, MGM Mirage Corporation made a stunning announcement last month that will change the way urban sophisticates view Las Vegas Real estate forever. How does a four billion dollar master plan spread out over sixty six acres sound? Not just any sixty six acres, but the sixty six that just happen to be wedged between the Bellagio and the Monte Carlo right on the strip itself. By the way, MGM Mirage wants you to know that this is larger than Times Square, Rockefeller Center and SoHo combined. They also want you to know that a Gaming company is thrilled to be making a Las Vegas real estate investment on strip property that could very easily be converted into more casinos instead. Who wants to live right on the strip? Are they crazy? At MS Las Vegas Real Estate, we think not. How awful to be just minutes away from world class shopping, dining and nightlife (not to mention the airport), the three signatures of true urban luxury living. Add to this a multitude of Broadway caliber shows (Avenue Q opens soon) and the new Maserati dealer just up the street and we think that this is going to be a huge success. MS Las Vegas Real Estate is fully prepared to present the various high-rise investment options available to those whose adrenaline surges under these living conditions. Allow us to introduce to you a Las Vegas real estate option that you may not have previously considered. It would be our pleasure. Please visit our website located at for more information.