“Go to the public library… from your computer or mobile device?”

I love the library – so many books and videos to find and you can take so much home with your trusty library card.  Oh wait, that was years ago.  Boys and Girls the library is fully in the 21st century.

I just discovered how much you can get from the public library without going to the library… including free music, movies, audiobooks, emagazines, ebooks and more. Plus you can get streaming from the library app called Libby and I recommend you also add the Hoopla app.

A good place to start is https://lvccld.org/online-resources/.  I googled this and then decided to actually go to the library when I found out my library card wasn’t the updated version they have been offering for the last 2-3 years.  It’s special alright – the card has the Vegas Golden Knights logo on the front of the card.  While at the library I spoke to a computer specialist to find out how I can stream movies and TV shows – very helpful.

I don’t know if you have been to the Summerlin Library – did you know it is part of the Clark County –Las Vegas library system?  I found out just recently it was.  The Summerlin Library is fantastic – there are so many events there all year round.

Plus they have several musicals and plays that are open to the public for a very small fee in their wonderful theatre and the casts are fantastic.  Click here for more information on the Summerlin Library https://lvccld.org/locations/SM/

Do you have a need for commercial / industrial / retail space? Are you ready to buy or sell a home? We can help you with that… just call us at 702 SELL NOW or click on this link to my website http://www.702SellNow.com

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Summerlin Circus Time! @ Crossings Park Summerlin has come to town

Did you ever want to run away with the circus? Well this Saturday and Sunday (November 9 and 10) you can do the next best thing – come on visit the Summerlin Circus.

It’s a marvelous spectacle. Two fantastic shows will be showcased each day at 2 and 4 p.m.  Watch as thrilling daredevils, acrobats, aerialists, high wire walkers and clowns delight the entire family.  All Summerlin residents are invited to experience the show.

Take the entire family to see acts from many countries.

Mark your calendars for this special event and share in the excitement of your child’s first circus.  Tickets may be purchased in advance for $7 each with proof of residency at the Trails, Willows, Gardens and Vista’s Community Centers beginning October 21. The event is sponsored by American Crown Circus and Circo Osorio

In addition, tickets may be purchased the day of the event at the Crossing Park for $10 each.  For more information, please call 702.341-5500.

Crossings Park is located at 1111 Crestdale Lane, Las Vegas, NV 89144.  Click here for directions https://www.mapquest.com/us/nevada/the-crossing-park-361745085

Do you have a need for commercial / industrial / retail space? Are you ready to buy or sell a home? We can help you with that… just call us at 702 SELL NOW or click on this link to my website http://www.702SellNow.com

Choose to have an amazing day….Jeff

Fun and Interesting Day Trips from Las Vegas – Part One

Now that the summer heat has left us it’s time to wander around the area beyond the borders of Las Vegas and see some amazing places that are near enough for a day trip.

Oh dear – you have lived here for years and you haven’t driven through Red Rock Canyon?  Red Rock Canyon features a one-way 13-mile scenic drive, hiking and trailsplants and wildlifegeologycamping, cultural resources and much more. Our Visitor Center offers information and interpretation about recreation opportunities. The facility also features indoor and outdoor exhibits and a book and gift store.

red rock canyon sign

The fee per day is $15 for one truck or car. (or buy a National Park Annual Pass for $80 and go as often as you like plus gain entry in such amazing places as Lake Mead, Cedar Breaks, Death Valley, Bryce Canyon, Zion, Grand Canyon, Joshua Tree, Yosemite & more!)

The Valley of Fire is incredible. It is a State Park for public recreation and nature preservation area covering nearly 46,000 acres located 16 miles south of Overton, Nevada. The state park derives its name from red sandstone formations, the Aztec Sandstone, which formed from shifting sand dunes 150 million years ago and contains ancient, petrified trees and petroglyphs dating back more than 2,000 years. A Visitor Center provides exhibits on the geology, ecology, prehistory and history of the park and nearby region

Valley of Fire 1

Entrance fee is $10

Mount Charleston is a great place to visit now with the trees turning colors, in the summer to get relief from the heat and in the winter to ski.  Named for nearby Mount Charleston, the highest point in Clark County, the town is in a valley of the Spring Mountains to the northwest of Las Vegas, noted for its hiking trails, and for the Mount Charleston Lodge, a rustic hotel. At an elevation of approximately 7,500 feet, temperatures are much lower than in Las Vegas, which has an elevation of about 2,000 feet, making it a popular place for Las Vegans to vacation. The mean high temperature is 20.4 degrees (Fahrenheit) cooler than in Las Vegas.

Mount_Charleston

Goodsprings (Ghost Town) was a settlement in the hills seven miles west of Jean. It served as an important town for milling or from the surrounding mines. The town has named after a Mr. Joseph Good who headquartered his cattle raising operation there. At first the site was known as Good’s Springs but eventually was called Goodsprings. It was a mining camp with a hotel, a saloon that is still standing and in operation, and a general store.  Make sure you go to the Pioneer Saloon and the general store!

Pioneer Saloon exterior

Nelson (Ghost Town) was first called Eldorado by the Spaniards who made the original discoveries of gold in the area. A hundred years later prospectors and miners took over and established the notorious Techatticup Mine. Disagreements over ownership, management and labor disputes resulted in frequent killings. Today, you’ll find several old buildings, cars, trucks, buses and 2 crashed airplanes, making it a great spot to explore and take fun photos. I took my son’s HS graduation pics in a tired old pink Cadillac! Make sure you go to the general store!

_Pink cadilac

Boulder City, Nevada is quite a great little town.  Very close to Lake Mead and the Hoover Dam.  The town is quaint with interesting shops of all kinds, and interesting restaurants and bars.  Here is a link that can tell you the 10 best things to do https://trip101.com/article/best-things-to-do-boulder-city-nevada

boulder city

In the near future, I will be putting together other interesting spots to visit in part two – you won’t want to miss that.

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Choose to have an amazing day….Jeff

Vintage Market Days® of Southern Nevada presents “Urban Harvest”

Attention all of you that love all things vintage.  This coming weekend starting Friday October 25 thru Sunday October 27 Vintage Market Days is coming to Downtown Summerlin.

The event is an upscale vintage & vintage-inspired indoor/outdoor market that  features original art, antiques, clothing, jewelry, handmade treasures, home decor, outdoor furnishings, seasonal plantings, and a little more. There will also be all sorts of consumable baked goods, jams and other types of foods – all delicious.

The Market is a three-day event held two times/year! Each Vintage Market Days event is a unique opportunity for vendors to display their talents and passions in different venues throughout the country. The Market will also provide the customer with a very special shopping experience to both vendors and customers throughout the country!

The event in Downtown Summerlin will be held at 1825 Festival Plaza Drive Las Vegas, NV 89135

Event Hours & Admissions

  • Early Buying Event (3-Day Pass) $10
  • Friday, October 25, 2019
  • 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • General Admission (Sat/Sun)
  • Saturday, October 26, 2019
  • 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Sunday, October 27, 2019 (1 day pass) $5
  • 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Admission for children under 12 is free. Cash and credit card are accepted at the gate.
  • Once purchased, your ticket is good for re-entry into the event all weekend.

Do you have a need for commercial / industrial / retail space? Are you ready to buy or sell a home? We can help you with that… just call us at 702 SELL NOW or click on this link to my website http://www.702SellNow.com

Choose to have an amazing day…..Jeff

Two Fun Events This Weekend in Summerlin

Pumpkin Patch  is a two day event October 10 and 11 running from 3:00 p.m. to 7 p.m. located  at The Vista Community Center : 11312 Parkside Way, Las Vegas, Nevada, 89138  The Cost for the event is: $5 pre-sale; $7 day-of-event.

Fall is here and that means pumpkin-picking time! Whether you’re decorating your home, carving pumpkins with the kids, or making your famous pumpkin pie, the Summerlin Pumpkin Patch offers fresh-from-the-farm pumpkins for choosing. To guarantee a pumpkin, residents may purchase a pre-sale Pumpkin Patch ticket at the Trails, Willows, Gardens and Vistas Community Centers for $5 per pumpkin.  Each pre-sold pumpkin may be redeemed by coupon at the Summerlin Pumpkin Patch. Pumpkins may be purchased at the patch for $7 each as availability permits. (Proof of residency required.)

 

Wild West Fall Fest takes place on Friday October 11 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.at Vista Park.  There will be a free concert and a lot of games to play with a cost of $8.  Vista Park is located at:  11312 Parkside Way, Las Vegas, Nevada, 89138

It’s time for Summerlin residents to have a good time, western style! Circle up your wagons on and follow the tumbleweed to the Vistas Park for Wild West Fall Fest.  The highlight of this fun-filled evening will be a free concert from country-music band, “Tony Marques Band.”  Bring a low-back chair or blanket and enjoy the sounds of this hometown favorite band beginning at 6 p.m.  Please note that alcohol and glass containers are not permitted at the Vistas Park.

In addition to the free concert, residents can purchase wristbands and get in gear for some western fun including “calf-roping,” panning for “gold,” petting zoo visits and much more.  Wristbands may be purchased at the Trails, Willows, Gardens and Vistas Community Centers.  Day-of passes are $8 each and will be sold at the Vistas Park beginning at 4:30 p.m. (Proof of residency is required.)  For more information, please call 702.341.5500.

Lots to do and so close to home – another reason to live in Summerlin.

Do you have a need for commercial / industrial / retail space? Are you ready to buy or sell a home? We can help you with that… just call us at 702 SELL NOW or click on this link to my website http://www.702SellNow.com

Choose to have an amazing day…..Jeff

Selling a Home That Pets Live In?

Great!  You have made the decision to sell your home.  Now you have to go around the home to make it as perfect as possible before you start showing.  You want potential buyers see your home at its best and this will help justify the price you are asking.  There are a few things you must be aware of that can make this a bit harder to achieve.  One of these obstacles is your pets and planning showings around them.

Having pets is a wonderful thing.  There is a good possibility that at least some of the people interested in your home will have pets as well – and having a property that’s already pet friendly could actually be a big selling point for them. The issue is that the house is your pet’s home, too, so you have to make sure that they stay safe during showings while also ensuring that they don’t negatively affect the sale.

It’s time for a thorough cleaningBefore any showing, make sure that your pets are cleaned up after as much as possible. This includes freshly cleaned litter boxes with new litter, freshly cleaned carpets to take care of any pet stains or shed fur, odor-neutralizing air fresheners… as much as possible.  You want the lingering sights and smells of your pets can to disappear. This not only puts your best foot forward, but it will also impress potential buyers who may not be pet people.

Avoid Direct Interaction if Possible – Try to keep your pets from being in the same area as potential buyers. Not everyone is an animal lover.  I personally recommend you take your pets for a ride while showing your home.  If you have a lot of showings in a certain time period you might want to board them for a couple of days with your vet or a professional boarder that you trust. If you have a friend or relative that would take in your pets while you home is being sold that would also be helpful.  If you must leave them in the home, it’s best to contain them somehow… like a pet crate or a child gate for the laundry room.

Disclose Your Pet Ownership – Something to keep in mind once you’re ready to start showing your home is that you need to disclose the fact that there are animals living on the property (and in the house, if they’re inside pets.) This not only lets potential buyers know that there may be animals on the premises, but it also serves as a warning for those with severe pet allergies. Even though you should clean thoroughly (remember that first tip?), a potential buyer who has a very severe allergy will know that there might be a risk in your home. In addition, when you have that buyer with the extra sensitive nose, you’ll have warned them in advance of exactly what “that smell” is.

As your realtor I can help you find the pet professionals who can give your furry friends the care and pampering they deserve. If you need help cleaning your home, I can refer professional cleaning services as well. I have referral list for just about anything my clients need. And I provide professional staging advice at no charge as well, which really helps you sell faster and for more money.

Do you have a need for commercial / industrial / retail space? Are you ready to buy or sell a home? We can help you with that… just call us at 702 SELL NOW or click on this link to my website http://www.702SellNow.com

Choose to have an amazing day…..Jeff

The Parade of Mischief in Downtown Summerlin – Every Friday and Saturday in October

Downtown Summerlin has taken the spirit of Halloween to the next level with the brand new” Parade of Mischief” that is kicking off fall family events starting on Friday October 4, with the parade starting promptly at 7 p.m. on Park Center Drive.  This parade is sponsored by Spirit Halloween.

The Parade of Mischief has a cast of more than 30 local kids, dancing zombies, ghosts, witches, wizards, a dead skeleton band and more, according to a news release.

Halee Mason, marketing director of Downtown Summerlin stated “Parade of Mischief is a wonderful new addition to our line-up of family-friendly entertainment at Downtown Summerlin. The annual holiday parade is one of our most beloved and popular events here, so we are upping the ante by creating yet another seasonal parade to celebrate Halloween. We can’t wait to unveil it to the community on Oct. 4!”

The annual Halloween event Treat Street event returns to Downtown Summerlin from 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 31. The event is free and open to the public, and families are encouraged to dress in Halloween costumes for trick-or-treating throughout the common area where participating retailers will distribute candy.

Don’t forget about the “Howl-O-Ween” dog costume contest Oct. 31 during Treat Street festivities. Entry fees include a $20 donation ($10 for each additional dog entry) to the Animal Foundation. The contest will place in Macy’s Promenade. Check-in will begin at 4:30, and the contest starts at 5:30 p.m.

Do you have a need for commercial / industrial / retail space? Are you ready to buy or sell a home? We can help you with that… just call us at 702 SELL NOW or click on this link to my website http://www.702SellNow.com

Choose to have an amazing day…..Jeff