Archive for July, 2007

Promoting DUI Awareness and Saving Lives: Designated Drivers, Inc. of Las Vegas

Monday, July 30th, 2007

Designated Drivers, Inc. of Las Vegas provides an invaluable service to the Southern Nevada community. Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, on 30 minutes notice, Designated Drivers saves countless lives every year by helping people to avoid the perils of driving while intoxicated. Designated Drivers, Inc. will not only take you home when you’ve had too much to drink, but they also transport your car safely back home as well. How do they accomplish this life saving task? A team of two is dispatched to your location within 30 minutes of your call. One person drives you home in YOUR car while the other team member follows behind in THEIR car. Once your car is safely parked in your driveway (while you rode home in your passenger seat), the team continues on as your driver jumps into the “follow car” and runs to the next call. As smart as it is to take a taxi when you’ve had too much to drink, Designated Drivers is even better because you get home safely WITH YOUR CAR. The cost is an incredibly reasonable $50 for any trip within in a 10-mile radius. Compare this to a DUI, which runs upwards of $10,000 in fines and legal fees, to say nothing of injuring yourself or someone else….or worse. Designated Drivers, Inc. also offers Corporate Retainers and Special Events packages for those companies and drinking establishments who wish to create awareness, reduce liability and ensure their employees and/or guests are driven home safely in their own vehicles. For immediate service or to book your next event, call Designated Drivers today at: (702) 456-RIDE (7433). The Michelle Sterling Las Vegas Real Estate Team is a proud volunteer supporter and highly recommends the use of their services.

Lorraine Bracco of "The Sopranos" Debuts New Wines at Planet Hollywood Las Vegas

Sunday, July 29th, 2007

Let’s face it, you would have to be “sleeping with the fishes” not to know that Lorraine Bracco was the second biggest star in the ground-breaking HBO television series The Sopranos. With a solid background in gangster dramas (Goodfellas), Bracco captivated viewers season after season with her phenomenal performance as Dr. Jennifer Melfi. Now Lorraine hopes to entice and captivate in a completely different realm of interpersonal endeavor. A sumptuous “Italian style” invitation-only dinner party was recently thrown at Planet Hollywood Las Vegas to highlight the uncorking of the newest vintages of Bracco Wines. That’s right, Lorraine Bracco is in the wine business! I think they call it synergy or some such thing. In any event, it was a great party, with a full spread of Italian food and deserts to compliment the wines. The local distributor for Bracco Wines just happens to be Southern Wine and Spirits of Nevada, true masters of special events and public relations, so the success of the evening was assured. At MS Las Vegas Real Estate, we keep reminding our clients that this is the number one city in the world for business as well as pleasure. Corporate functions of every type and variety gravitate to Las Vegas for one simple reason…..this is the best place in the world to grab attention and put on a show!

Desert Crest by Pulte Homes – Fantastic Buyer Incentives!

Saturday, July 28th, 2007

The Michelle Sterling Team at Prudential Americana Group, REALTORS has come across yet another fantastic deal in the Las Vegas real estate market. This time we have uncovered AMAZING deals at Desert Crest by Pulte Homes.

Please remember to always take a licensed Realtor with you before going to a new homes sales office. The real estate agents working at a Las Vegas new homes office work on the behalf of the developer, not you! The licensed real estate agents on The Michelle Sterling Team would be more than happy to represent and guide you through every step of the home buying process – all at no cost to you! That’s right our representation is 100% free! The developer of the new home you are buying pays our fees!

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Deal #1 from Pulte Homes:

  • 1781 sq ft.
  • 3 bedrooms/2.5 baths
  • 2-car garage
  • Almond Gold Granite Countertop
  • Maple Toffee Cabinets
  • 18 X 18 Dal-Tile throughout and Mohawk Carpet
  • G.E. Stainless Steel Kitchen Appliances
  • Includes Side by Side Refrigerator and Microwave
  • G.E. Washer and Dryer
  • 2” Faux wood blinds on all windows
  • 30-day move-in
  • The price with all the upgrades is $303,715 but Pulte Homes is currently offering an incentive of $35,000 which can be taken directly off the price. That would bring the price to $268,715. The incentive can also be used to pay for closing costs or buy down the interest rate.

    Deal #2 from Pulte Homes:

  • 2191 sq. feet
  • Lot 75
  • 3 bedrooms /2.5 baths
  • 2-car garage w/ door opener and keyless entry
  • 2” Faux wood blinds on all windows
  • Absolute Black Granite Countertops
  • G.E. Stainless Steel Kitchen Appliances
  • Includes Side by Side Refrigerator and Microwave
  • G.E. Washer and Dryer
  • Maple Toffee Merrilat Cabinets
  • Beautiful Upgraded Flooring
  • September Move-in
  • The price is currently $338,815 but Pulte Homes is offering an incentive of $35,000 which can be taken directly off the price. That would bring the price to $303,815. The incentive can also be used to pay for closing costs or buy down the interest rate.

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    Meet Christina "Cova Chick" Cova – Las Vegas Real Estate Agent Extraordinaire

    Friday, July 27th, 2007



    Here is a snippet of the biography of Las Vegas real estate agent Christina Cova:

    “Originally born & raised in Southern California, I’m happy to call Las Vegas my home for the past 10 years. I never dreamt that I’d end up in a city like Las Vegas, but now I couldn’t see myself anywhere else. Las Vegas is always outdoing itself with the very best in entertainment, dining and shopping! I love checking out the latest restaurants and the newest shows that come to town. I also enjoy the times with my family when we venture away from “The LV Strip” to jet ski out at Lake Mead, play in the snow at Mount Charleston or just relax and catch the latest movie!

    Las Vegas has offered me endless opportunities, both personally and professionally. I’m proud to have graduated from the Business College at the University of Nevada Las Vegas where I received my bachelor’s degree in Management. Seeing real estate as my long term career, I was driven to pursue and obtain my Broker/Salesperson license. I have also completed an accreditation course in buyer’s representation that provides me with additional training in working specifically with buyers.”

    Interested in learning more about Christina? Click HERE to view her full biography and contact information!

    PGA Fall Expo 2007 – Las Vegas Style!

    Thursday, July 26th, 2007

    The PGA Fall Expo 2007 is coming to Las Vegas on September 11 and 12.

    The 2007 PGA Fall Expo will feature networking, exhibitors, special events, demo day, and a golf tournament, all at the most convenient location the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino.

    If you are going to the Expo and are interested in Las Vegas golf real estate please contact the Michelle Sterling Team at 888-349-2595. It would be our pleasure to give you a guided tour of the greatest Las Vegas golf communities that our city has to offer.

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    NAR Forecast: Brighter Days Ahead

    Thursday, July 26th, 2007

    The National Association of Realtors (NAR) reports the following:

    “Home prices are expected to recover in 2008 with existing-home sales picking up late this year and new-home sales rising early next year, according to the latest forecast by the National Association of Realtors (NAR).

    NAR says that existing-home sales are expected to total 6.11 million this year and 6.37 million in 2008, down from 6.48 million last year. New-home sales are projected at 865,000 in 2007 and 878,000 in 2008, compared with 1.05 million in 2006. Housing starts, including multifamily units, are forecast at 1.43 million units this year and 1.44 million in 2008, down from 1.80 million last year.

    NAR says existing-home prices are likely to rise 1.8% to a median of $222,700 in 2008 after a 1.4% decline this year to $218,800. The median new-home price should rise 2.2% to $245,400 next year following a 2.6% drop in 2007 to $240,100.”

    For more information on this report please visit The National Association of Realtors website.

    When in the market to buy a home, please visit The Michelle Sterling Las Vegas Real Estate website. Our trained and professional Las Vegas Realtors will guide you through every step of the home buying process at no cost to you! The seller or developer of the home you are buying pays our fees. So what are you waiting for? For free no obligation information on the Las Vegas real estate market please call us today!

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    The Highest Grossing Independent Restaurant in the Country – Tao Las Vegas!

    Saturday, July 21st, 2007

    Tao Las Vegas, located in The Grand Canal Shoppes at the Venetian Hotel and Resort, has just been recognized as the most financially successful restaurant in the entire country. Believe me, it wasn’t even close! Restaurants & Institutions magazine reports that Tao Las Vegas scored $55.2 million in business for 2006, which is a whopping $16 million more than the next in line, Tavern on the Green in Central Park, NYC. Tao Las Vegas is a $20 million multi-tasking extravaganza of pure energy (including a 20-foot golden Buddha) that offers patrons a drink in an ultra-hip lounge, Pan-Asian dining in the restaurant, a red-hot dance club on two levels (try the Opium Room) and a truly erotic beach club. It should come as no surprise that Tao is “celebrity central”, with Bono, Madonna, Paris, Brittany, Janet and many others making glamorous appearances. But don’t imagine that Tao Las Vegas is just for tourists and celebs! In addition to 38.9 million visitors last year, the local population base of Greater Las Vegas has grown by 20% in the last six years and now approaches two million residents. What kind of clout does that deliver? Las Vegas, Nevada now accounts for an amazing 21 restaurants on the Top 100 List, more than twice the count from as recently as year 2000. Is it any wonder that Las Vegas luxury real estate has become so desirable? We offer a lifestyle of unparalleled excitement and “bling” that includes world-class Las Vegas high rise condos that put you right in the middle of the action. Curious to know more? The Michelle Sterling Las Vegas Real Estate Team is at your service. Call us toll-free at 888-349-2595.

    Sink a 40-Foot Putt for One Million Dollars!

    Friday, July 20th, 2007

    Top Flite Golf Balls and Treasure Island Las Vegas are teaming-up to present the You vs. Vegas Sweepstakes. It’s no big deal, just a simple forty footer with half of Vegas breathing down you neck! On August 9th a randomly selected golfer from the pool of entries will roll a big one for $1 million in prize money. This isn’t the PGA Tour and you shouldn’t expect peace and quiet so you can concentrate! Top Flite and Treasure Island are packing the crowd with showgirls, celebrity athletes, TI Pirates and every rowdy tourist they can find. Talk about pressure! Top Flite is introducing the new D2 Golf Ball in true Vegas fashion, with a big pile of cash for the winner. The Michelle Sterling Las Vegas Real Estate Team wouldn’t miss a party like this! We’ll be there to talk about the fantastic selection of Las Vegas golf homes for sale throughout the Las Vegas Valley. How do you feel about spectacular fairway views? Give us a call at 888-349-2595 and we’ll get together on the putting green and talk about it.

    Las Vegas Homes Market – GLVAR Report for 7/11/2007

    Thursday, July 12th, 2007

    The Greater Las Vegas Association of Realtors (GLVAR) has released market data on the Las Vegas Real Estate market for the week of July 11, 2007.

    Single Family Residence (SFR)

    Available – 20,308 (Last Week – 20,152)

    Under Contract – 2,254 (Last Week – 2,211)

    Days of Supply – 270 (Last Week – 273)

    Short Sales – 2,045 (Last Week – 1,946)

    Condominiums and Town Homes (CONDO/TH)

    Available – 5,592 (Last Week – 5.601)

    Under Contract – 527 (Last Week – 520)

    Days of Supply – 318 (Last Week – 323)

    Short Sales – 248 (Last Week – 233)

    Combined SFR + CONDO/TH

    Available – 25,900 (Last Week – 25,753)

    Under Contract – 2,781 (Last Week – 2,731)

    Days of Supply – 279 (Last Week – 283)

    Short Sales – 2,293 (Last Week – 2,179)

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    Home Prices Will Rebound in 2008

    Thursday, July 12th, 2007

    MSNBC reports today that the National Association of Realtors expects a strong 2008 in the housing market.

    “The prices of existing and new homes are expected to bounce back next year after a dreary 2007, a real estate trade group said Wednesday.

    The National Association of Realtors also said it expects existing-home sales to rise to nearly 6.4 million in 2008, up from the 2007 estimate of more than 6.1 million. Nearly 6.5 million existing homes were sold in 2006, the association said.

    As for new homes, sales are projected at 865,000 in 2007 and 878,000 next year, but the 2008 projection would still be down more than 20 percent compared with the nearly 1.1 million new homes sold in 2006.

    More than 1.4 million housing starts, including multifamily units, are forecast this year and in 2008, but that is down from 1.8 million last year.

    Existing-home prices are expected to gain 1.8 percent to a median of $222,700 in 2008 after a 1.4 percent decline this year to $218,800, the according said. The median new-home price should rise 2.2 percent to $222,700 next year after a 2.6 percent drop to $240,100 in 2007.

    “Markets that sharply reduce new construction in 2007 will generally experience respectable price increases in 2008,” Lawrence Yun, NAR senior economist, said in a release. “Buyers now have an overwhelming advantage given the wide selection of homes available in many markets. But with profit margins coming under pressure, homebuilders will limit new construction well into 2008.” ”

    You can read the entire story here.

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