Here’s a special treat for homeshoppers this holiday season: Century Communities, a multi-awarded home builder that’s been in the business of creating beautiful homes since 2002, is offering huge savings on its Tuscany Village and Rhodes Ranch communities. These homes are move-in ready, so pack your bags and get ready to celebrate your holidays in your new home.
Tuscany Village is an Italian isnpired community complete with majestic views of the mountain and city on rolling hillsides. It also has Spanish Colonial and Andalusian-styled homes for homebuyers who are looking for something unique and outstanding. Residents of Tuscany have access to a pool of amazing amenities, including a multi-million dollar recreation center and an award-winning golf course.
Ryan Soucie, Sales Director for Century Communities said, “You can save anywhere from $5,000 to $20,000 on a brand-new home in communities that offer luxury amenities at value pricing.” Again, these homes are move-in ready and with very affordable financing options just in time for the holidays. Now how often will you hear that?
This community offers many features such as granite countertops, gourmet kitchen islands, paved driveways, tankless water heaters, and marble countertops in the baths. These are already regarded as upgrades in other new-home communities, but they’re just regular features for Tuscany Village homes.
There are also some homes with huge garages, signature Valets, walk-in pantries, and covered patios. These luxury amenities are basic inclusions for residents at Tuscany and at a very low HOA fee.
Rhodes Ranch Homes is another community from Century Communities that offers big savings on newly-built homes. Homebuyers will have three ultra-decadent options to choose from: The Geneva, The Brighton and The Monterey.
If you’re looking for something just outside Vegas, minus the distracting noise and lights of Sin City, check out these communities and take advantage of the huge discounts while they last.
Still looking for the home of your dreams? Searching for something new and unique in the market? Reach out to us! Our real estate professionals know the Las Vegas area by heart, we know every sweet spot for unique products in the market. Contact us today!]]>
National recovery is happening slowly but surely and that’s why the Federal Reserve decided to pull the plug on its very controversial asset-purchase stimulus program last month. The Federal Reserve committee believes that employment rates and economic growth has enough momentum to survive without the program.
Janet L. Yellen, Federal Chairwoman said in a Fed statement, “The committee judges that there has been a substantial improvement in the outlook for the labor market since the inception of its current asset purchase program.”
When interest rates rise, so will the interest rates on your savings account, making this a good time to start saving. And keep in mind that Online banks and Credit unions have the best rates
Don’t be surprised to get higher interest rates, even on your credit card bills. Many of us are tied to variable rate cards, where the APR (Annual Percentage Rate) is attached to the prime rate, which is controlled by the Federal funds. So when the fund rates rise, so will prime rates.
This is the time to start paying off that balance on your card before the higher interest rates catch on.
Since the Fed placed this Quantitative Easing in place during the 2008 economic crisis, the cost of taking up loans has never been more affordable. It drove interest rates to historic lows. But with the Feds discontinuing the program, it will soon be a thing of the past.
If you’ve got your eye on a house, you should make your move now, since mortgage rates are sure to go up soon.
Here’s a scenario to help make sense of this. If you’re able to get a loan for $400,000 on a 4% rate and the interest rate was increased to 5% by then end of 2015, this means that your buying power would have reduced to $356,000. Now that’s a huge chunk of cash taken off from your purchasing capability.
Still wondering if this is the best time for you to buy a home? Want to know what waiting could cost you? Reach out to us. Our team driven real estate professionals will be happy to talk to you and discuss your best real estate options. Contact us today!
Complementing the restaurant’s delectable dishes served on the dining table is a full-service bar, which serves craft beers, wines, and cocktails at very friendly prices. Now you can enjoy a sip of your favorite fine wine or cocktail with your scrumptious meal at Puck’s new restaurant in Downtown Summerlin.
The menu is seasonally driven and has a wide selection of dishes. Patrons can choose from salads, pizzas, pastas, seafood dishes, shellfish dishes, fried chicken, chicken dishes, tacos, burgers, and a whole lot of comfort food that everybody will surely want to savor and enjoy.
But this new restaurant is not only for adults, it’s also a great place for kids and kiddie celebrations too. Executive Chef Mark Andelbradt made sure that the menu will be approachable and friendly for everyone even for the most picky-eaters- kids!
The extensive kiddie menu features spaghetti and meatballs, pepperoni pizza, cheesy pizza, mac n’ cheese, burger and fries, corndog, Nutella and banana panini, grilled chicken and vegetables, chocolate brownie bites, ice cream milkshakes, ice cream sandwich, seasonal fruit cup and more. The wide menu also offers mouth-watering healthy options that toddlers and tweens will surely crave for.
Executive Chef Mark Andelbradt is a native of Chicago. He’s traveled to Hong Kong and Italy to continue his passion for cooking and refine his techniques. He has worked with other prestigious kitchens before teaming up with Puck.
Private dining is available for those who seek a more intimate dining experience. But there are also options to cater large and small events. Personalized service is provided for those who want to have their functions and events at Puck’s Bar & Grill.
Tom Kaplan, Puck’s managing partner said, “We had great interest in bringing one of our signature concepts to the local neighborhood…. it comes down to timing, the right partner and the right location.”
It was really a no-brainer, Downtown Summerlin is the fastest growing “premier community development in Las Vegas.”
Planning to grab a bite at Wolfgang Puck’s Bar & Grill? Want to experience comfort food at a whole new level? Click here for reservations.
Have you dined at this new exciting restaurant in Downtown Summerlin? Share your experience with us! We’d appreciate hearing from you. Leave us your comments in the field below.]]>
It was an exciting event filled with music, food trucks, shopping, eating, entertainment and bright fireworks that lit up the massive Downtown Summerlin Mall. Even the retailers and restaurant owners were surprised with the amount of sales during the 4-day opening event and reported that it was definitely better than what they anticipated.
Howard Hughes Corp. also reported that although the retail space is 69% occupied, it’s office tower is only 25%. occupied. So far, only Business Suites and Howard Hughes are the occupants of the office tower. Howard Hughes Corp has decided to move its local main office in the building. Business Suites is occupying around 16,000 sq. ft. of office space on the third level.
The extravagant opening of Downtown Summerlin Mall sends a loud statement that Las Vegas commercial real estate market is recovering not just in Nevada but the economy of the nation as a whole. Downtown Summerlin Mall is the biggest structure built in the Valley since Town Square, and is currently one of the country’s biggest projects still under development.
Downtown Summerlin Mall is far from being your usual mall. It’s an entire entertainment experience in a package. This huge retail center is designed to accommodate more than 125 shops and restaurants in an open-air walkable downtown surrounding.
The streets will have cooling shade features, relaxed outdoor dining settings, and rich desert landscaping in the background. And the best thing about it is it’s just 15 minutes away from the McCarran Airport and the Strip.
Have you visited Downtown Summerlin? Were you one of the 250,000 attendees during the opening extravaganza of this exciting mall? Share your experience with us. We’d love to hear from you. Leave your comments in the field below.]]>
Are you considering relocating to Las Vegas but still can’t pull the trigger? When it comes to Sin City, people do get skeptical because they can’t seem to identify actual fact from fiction. So if you are one of those individuals who are seriously contemplating on moving, here are some of the top reasons to move to Vegas in 2015.
If you’re tired of shoveling snow or experiencing temperatures below zero, Las Vegas is the perfect spot for you. Nothing but sunny weather from sunrise to sunset. The lack of snow is also one of the reasons why retirees from colder states move to Las Vegas.
Tired of paying high-state taxes? You won’t need to worry about personal income tax or corporate income tax again. This is one of the biggest draws for new residents and business owners to move to Vegas.
It’s very affordable to own a house in Vegas, much cheaper than renting one. Las Vegas is one of the most inexpensive metropolitan areas, if not the cheapest, to own a home. Especially now that an affordable housing project by Signature Homes is in the works. These houses will have prices starting below $150,000.
Las Vegas has every store, every show, every restaurant, every gaming in the world that you can possibly think of. You’ll never have to go to a vacation again because your “staycation” will already be worth it.
If you live in Chicago, New York, San Francisco and the likes, the free wide parking spaces in Las Vegas will feel like nirvana on earth. Most of the shopping centers and hotel casinos offer humongous self-parking garages.
You can get flights from the McCarran International Airport to almost anywhere on the globe. There are flights to Azerbaijan, Aruba, DR Congo, Mozambique, Morocco, Zimbabwe, etc.
For families with little ones attending school, one big reason why they choose to move to Vegas is the fantastic educational system for private and public. Many schools in Vegas rank amongst the best in the country.
The unique history, sunny weather, fabulous mountain views, the best pools, man-made lakes, and exciting nightlife makes Vegas a great place to live in despite of what you may have read or heard on the news. Vegas is both expensive and cheap, but if you do your homework, you’ll find a lot of good deals for almost everything you need. Vegas covers everything whether you’re single or raising a family.
If you want to find out what real estate options are available for you in Vegas or want more information regarding your relocation here in Vegas reach out to us. We’ll be happy to talk to you and answer all your real estate concerns. Our team driven real estate experts know every inch of Las Vegas and can point you to your ideal spot. Contact us today!]]>
Newly appointed SLS President Scott Kreeger said that the SLS Las Vegas Buffet was doing fine but not the way they hoped it would, compared with the other restaurants inside the hotel. They already announced layoffs, around 2% of its 3,400 employed personnel had been dismissed. But with the Buffet personnel, some of them will be transferred to different departments within the casino.
One reason for The Buffet doing less business than the hotel’s other restaurants is because of its location; it’s separated from the other restaurants.
Kreeger said that they won’t be closing the Buffet for good; the SLS Las Vegas still plans to include it as one of its attractions. Kreeger said, “There is a local element we want to have at SLS. We’ll look to reopen the Buffet after the slow season.”
SLS Las Vegas is jointly owned and operated by SBE Entertainment and Stockbridge Real Estate. It has 9 restaurants including the Buffet. The other restaurants under SLS Las Vegas roof are:
SLS Las Vegas, a mixed-use hotel-casino, has 30,000 sq. ft. of meeting space, 1,620 rooms and suites, three nightlife brands, retail by Fred Segal, and serious collection of good eats.
Have you been to the SLS Las Vegas? What’s the best attraction for you? Share your thoughts in the comment field below. We’d love to hear about your experience at SLS Las Vegas.]]>
Have you tried selling your home without any success? Sometimes it’s not about the house but all about how you present it to the market. If you’ve been unsuccessful a couple of times, it’s time to retrace your steps and see where you’re doing it wrong.
If you’ve been living in Las Vegas for a few years now, you’ll probably notice that the market here does not follow other markets in the country, due to its geographical location and other economic factors. But commons sense tells us that we need to consider the seasons to successfully hit your goals.
Are you thinking of selling your home? Does our method of selling appeals to you? Remember, a team always surpasses an individual. If you’re ready to sell your home and you want the best price and the best deals, reach out to us. Our team driven real estate professionals will be happy to talk to you and answer all your real estate concerns. Contact us today!]]>
There are other ways to celebrate Thanksgiving Day than to slave in the kitchen all day. Whether you live in Vegas or you’re visiting this holiday season, we can point you to some of the best places to celebrate your Thanksgiving. This way, you won’t have to wake up at dawn just to put turkey in the oven.
Thanksgiving is a celebration, a time to enjoy great food and good company. Let others do the work for you and get ready to enjoy a hearty Thanksgiving meal without breaking a sweat.
Chef Paul Bartolotta brings your taste buds to the heart of Italy in a romantic setting. Enjoy a wide range of Italian dishes showcasing fresh seafood, salads, meat dishes, pasta and fine wine. This place is guaranteed to give you a “magical experience.”
Celebrity Chef Bobby Flay brings the art of grilling to the Strip. If your mouth is already watering from the dishes he cooks and grills on television, visit Mesa Grill to taste the actual thing. Treat yourself to a feast this Thanksgiving by starting off with roasted pumpkin soup, freshly chopped salads, Tequila smoked salmon, crusted swordfish steak and rib eye steaks.
Savor a scrumptious four-course Thanksgiving meal 800 ft above the Strip, at the Stratosphere. Now that would really make a memorable Thanksgiving dinner. Enjoy gulf prawns etouffee, pumpkin ravioli, salad, squash soup, roasted free-range turkey, corn bread, andouille sausage stuffing and don’t forget to leave room for their to-die-for desserts! You’ll be revolving 360 degrees every 80 minutes so enjoy the view and enjoy the meal.
Want a taste of something different this Thanksgiving? Try T&T at Luxor and taste their amazing turkey torta, turkey breast with mole poblano, grilled veggies, mashed potatoes, and pumpkin flan. You still get your turkey but with a Mexican spin. You may never go traditional again once you taste their ultra decadent flan, which is a blend of dark caramel, egg custard, and cinnamon treated with a splash of cajeta juice.
If you’re dining with your entire family and you’re searching for a place that will serve you a great Thanksgiving spread, go to Carmine’s at the Forums Shops at Caesar’s. Their traditional Thanksgiving meal includes all the trimmings: Mashed potatoes with gravy, sausage and sausage stuffing, applewood smoked bacon, baby carrots, sweet potatoes dipped in marshmallow and maple syrup, sauteed green beans, brussel sprouts with caramelized onions, choice of apple pie, pecan pie or pumpkin pie and, of course the star of the Thanksgiving table, an 18-pound roasted turkey for the whole family. This Thanksgiving meal will feed 6-8 people.
Where will you be this Thanksgiving? Do you know of other good places to dine this Thanksgiving? Share your thoughts in the comment field below. Happy Turkey Day!]]>
Your garage is often the last area sellers will consider jazzing up before selling, but don’t overlook this space; it may be the goldmine in your home. Your garage can substantially add value to your home or make your home stand out from the rest of the crowd. Take care though: This is one strategy that should be approached with extreme caution.
Before you start making renovation plans, talk to your real estate professional. There are some communities where they will not permit a new garage to be constructed on the property. Your real estate agent will be able to gauge if your garage is a turn-on or a turn-off to your targeted homebuyers.
Talk to your local real estate expert about your targeted buyers. Your realtor will know what kind of homes and amenities the buyers in your area are looking for. If your realtor believes that your garage can fetch more value for your home, then this is the only time to consider what kind of renovation should go into your garage.
Some municipalities allow garage occupancy. In cases where it’s allowed, some homeowners will turn the extra space into a studio, workshop, or even a spot for their home-based businesses.
Once you’ve set up your garage to be more than just a place to park your car, it’s time to show it off to your targeted buyers. If you know somebody who can do a trompe d’oeil or some murals on the walls, go for it. Some color can turn your garage into something more magical and it will definitely catch your buyers’ attention.
Again, before you make your move, have a chat with your local expert and request samples of homes who did the same thing with their garage space. You want to earn money from your garage, not burn money on it.
Are you considering selling your home? Want to know the value of your garage or your home? Reach out to us. Our real estate driven experts understand what sells and what doesn’t. Contact us today!]]>
The kitchen is undeniably the heart of the home. Nowadays, even if homebuyers will seldom use this space, they still want it to be fully packed for major cooking. Luxury homebuyers will want a kitchen stocked with a sub-zero fridge, double dishwashers, an ice maker, a butler’s pantry or second kitchen, six burner range, and a barbecue that vents outside.
If you’re after luxury homebuyers’ hearts, charm them with a fully loaded kitchen space. The kitchen is a strong selling point even for buyers who rarely cook. It is the new trend when it comes to home entertainment space.
A butler’s pantry is also rising in popularity. It is often used for catering events and extra prep stage for large parties. But on a normal set up, the small kitchen is what’s often used to avoid messing up the large kitchen.
Nowadays, it’s not only about having the shiniest appliances in the kitchen but also having the smartest devices, which means gadget-controlled appliances. Homebuyers simply fall in love with kitchens that can be remotely controlled by their phones or IPads. Double-duty looks are also attention-grabbers, refrigerator drawers or warming bins that look like wooden cabinets is a big hit.
Built in cappuccino-makers or wine-dispensing devices will definitely receive some oohhhs and aaahhhs and may make your homebuyers want to move in tomorrow. If people see how well stocked-up the kitchen is with the best products, they can easily picture the whole house being treated the same way too.
White is still a running favorite for kitchen spaces but buyers with more exotic tastes will look for darker tones like chocolate, charcoal, indigo, etc. Bottomline, the consumers are evolving. They want more and they want it now, especially when it comes to their kitchen areas.
What luxury kitchen appliance would you like to find in your next home? What’s the first thing you look at when you look at a luxury kitchen? Share your thoughts with us. We’d love to hear from you.]]>