Summerlin Turns 30 This Year!

As a resident of Summerlin I cannot express how much my family and I enjoy living in this ever-evolving master-planned community.

Billionaire Howard Hughes purchased the original 25,000-acre mass of land in 1952 on the west side of the Las Vegas Valley that extended into Red Rock Canyon.  The original name was Husite.  When Hughes died in 1976, his heirs were left with the empty land but saw the potential for a master-planned community. The name was then changed from Husite to Summerlin after Hughes’ paternal grandmother, Jean Amelia Summerlin.

The Hughes Corp. felt it would be inappropriate to build within Red Rock Canyon, so the early planners of Summerlin traded the 5,000 acres adjacent to the Canyon for 3,000 acres south, which is now known as Summerlin South.   The first development of Summerlin started in 1990 and the first family moved into a home in 1991.

Since then Summerlin blossomed into what you see today and there is more to come.  Downtown Summerlin is a great success and there will be expansion in that area as this year progresses.  A new village called Redpoint will break ground on the west side of the 215 Beltway and Far Hills Drive. There will be a mix of single-family detached homes, townhomes, condos, and attached duplexes that will be designed to work with it surrounding natural environment – like the other villages of Summerlin.

From the beginning, the master-plan of Summerlin has had strict design guidelines that homebuilder developers have to follow.  I’m sure you have notices lots of open space in Summerlin where there are many parks both large and small with fields and courts for playing sports.  Also, Summerlin has one of the best trail systems in the country (it has even won awards).

Within the next week or so Metro Police will have a substation in Summerlin – the first in the master-plan.  The fire department is building another station starting in 2020.

I could keep going on about all the thought that the Hughes Corp. put into Summerlin that makes it the best master-planned community in Nevada (in 2019 it was the #3 best-selling master-planned community in the nation), but for now, I will “sign off”.

Do you have a need for commercial / industrial / retail buildings or land? Are you ready to buy or sell a home? Do you want 3 cash offers? We can help you with all of 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

Tour De Force: A FREE Cirque Performance… with a message

This Cirque performance will be at the Summerlin Library on Friday, February 21, 2020 from 7:30PM – 8:45PM and a cannot miss for all family members.  Bullying is a real threat in today’s world – at school and in the workplace and to see a magical journey of self discovery can be so helpful to those that have been bullied at some point.

The best part – These is a free event and open to the public – seating is first come first served.

The anti-bullying musical cirque spectacle entertains the audience through acrobatics, contortion and high-flying aerials; as self-doubt and pain are transformed into power and unstoppable strength.

The thought-provoking performance will move, inspire, and engage the audience. The ensemble cast of Troupe Du Cirque, is headlined by a group of local youth artists who have been seen on television and graced some of the world’s largest stages.

Free2Luv, the producer of TOUR DE FORCE, is an award-winning youth empowerment nonprofit that transforms the bullied to brave, celebrates individuality, and saves lives through education, arts, and entertainment. To learn more about the producers of Tour De Force, visit Free2Luv.org.

The evening’s festivities will be hosted by special guest, Free2Luv Ambassador, and actor, Jason Drucker, star of Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul and the Transformers BumbleBee.

Teen actor Chris Edward Garcia, known for Legacy, Samoan Gold, and We All We Got, stars in Tour De Force as a young man struggling with bullying and depression.

Miah Green is an aerialist, actress, and model from Las Vegas, Nevada who has performed aerials all over the U.S. For the past 3 years, Miah has walked the runway at NYFW and LAFW, including modeling for major clothing brands.

Jocelyn Hunt is a 12 year old award winning circus artist from Las Vegas, Nevada. She has performed with Cirque Du Soleil’s One Night for One Drop, Free2Luv’s Tour Du Force, and Utah Film Awards, and is soon to be a part of Circus Couture’s 10 year anniversary charity event.

We are so lucky to live in Las Vegas and have a community that takes on difficult issues like bullying in an artistic way.

Do you have a need for commercial / industrial / retail buildings or land? Are you ready to buy or sell a home? Do you want 3 cash offers? We can help you with all of 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

Just in time for the New Year – the Las Vegas Metro Police Substation will be Opening in Summerlin

First, I want to take this opportunity to wish you a very Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year.  2020 begins a new decade with continued growth in the city we call home, Las Vegas…

…Construction of the newest Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department is now complete and officially opening on January 25.

The substation is located at 11301 Red Point Drive, near Summerlin Parkway and Far Hills Avenue. This 24,000 square foot facility was funded by The Howard Hughes Corporation on donated land by the same corporation and will be deeded to the Metropolitan Police Department upon completion.  This station is expected to have 168 commissioned personnel and 16 civilian staff members.

Captain Sasha Larkin will be heading up the new substation to oversee operations once it opens.  According to Tom Warden, senior vice president of community and government relations for Summerlin this substation has been planned for many years ago as a part of the master-planned community of Summerlin.  Warden commented “Having a substation located within the community that is designated to serve all of Summerlin will go a long way in helping to keep safe and protected as it grows.”

There is an open house scheduled for February 4, with the doors open to the public at 5:45 p.m. Will I see you there?

Do you have a need for commercial / industrial / retail buildings or land? Are you ready to buy or sell a home? Do you want 3 cash offers? We can help you with all of 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

A Knight of Skating at the City National Arena

As we all know the holiday season is hectic – decorating your home, buying presents for your friends and family and a host of other things to prepare to make the holiday special.

Why not take a break for a few hours and spend time with the family – kids included and go to A Knight of Skating on Saturday December 21 from 5 p.m. -8 p.m. at City National Arena – home of the best team in hockey the Vegas Golden Knights.

This is a free event with ice skating, photos with Santa, cookie decorating and hot cocoa – a great family activity.  Your kids will love being in the Arena with all the Golden Knights pictures and who knows you might want to look in the gift shop and buy a Golden Knights tee shirt or sweater – there are lots of items to purchase for all the people on your list.

You can go and walk around Downtown Summerlin across the street to grab a bite to eat or do more shopping – or go to the movies.  There is so much to do there.  There is also a holiday parade in Downtown Summerlin on Park Centre Drive at 6:00 p.m. that night so if you time it correctly you can watch some of the parade and attend the Knight of Skating.  You kids will be thrilled.

Do you have a need for commercial / industrial / retail buildings or land? Are you ready to buy or sell a home? Do you want 3 cash offers? We can help you with all of 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

Deadline Approaching –The Summerlin Annual Toy Drive Needs your Help (sooner than you might think)

 

We all want to put a smile on a kids face especially during the holidays. So now is the time to do just that. The annual Summerlin Toy Drive is back this year – giving toys to underprivileged kids for the holidays and bringing a little joy to everyone. The unwrapped new toys must be dropped off by the end of the day on December 13.

Before you read any further, to ensure that we get the most donations possible, here are 2 ways I will make it even easier for you to help;

  1. If you bought toys at the grocery store or online, and you live in Summerlin, I will pick up the toys from you.
  2. If you want to help financially, and don’t have time to shop, then I will accept donations of money and or gift cards and I will go shopping on December 12th and deliver those as well!

Or… the community will be accepting UNWRAPPED new toys at the following locations:

Downtown Summerlin Concierge – In the breezeway of One Summerlin from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Las Vegas Ballpark: 1650 S. Pavilion Center Drive (main office on Oval Park Drive under the “K” in Ballpark); 702-943-7240; open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Summerlin Corporate office: 10845 Griffith Peak Drive, Suite 160, 89135; 702-791-4000; open Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Summerlin HOA South: 2115 Festival Plaza Drive, Suite 220, 89135; open Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Summerlin HOA North: 2120 Snow Trail, 89124; open Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

The Ridges Custom Homesite Sales Center — 11277 Marble Ridge Drive, 89135; 702-255-2500; open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m

This toy drive is organized by the Howard Hughes Corp. – the developer of the master-planned community of Summerlin. According to Tom Warden, senior vice president of Community and Government Relations for Summerlin stated “Our community’s response to this effort is historically strong and we expect this year to be no different”.  Summerlin’s toy drive is in conjunction with Clark County Commissioner Lawrence Weekly’s initiative to ensure every child living in Southern Nevada has a gift for the holidays.

So don’t be a Grinch and if you can only afford ONE toy just think of the smile you will be bringing to one kids face.  I love supporting the Summerlin community and especially organizations that help kids, and I hope you’ll join me this year.

Do you have a need for commercial / industrial / retail buildings or land? Are you ready to buy or sell a home? Do you want 3 cash offers? We can help you with all of 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

How Long Will It Last? – Life Expectancy of Major Systems & Appliances

The following list of appliances and major systems and their life expectancy comes from a respected home inspector NOT a manufacturer.  A home inspector sees hundreds of appliances and systems like a heater system or an air conditioning system and will tell you the realistic life of your systems and appliances.  Of course, home inspectors do not have a crystal ball and there can be unforeseen circumstances that occur so the life expectancy just that… what we expect.

1.  Smoke detectors and Carbon monoxide detectors: Most smoke detectors should be replaced every ten years and carbon monoxide detectors are replaced every seven years. Of course batteries should be replaced every 6 months.

2.  Refrigerators: The rule here is: If your refrigerator is more than 15 years old, it is so inefficient compared to modern day refrigerators that it should be replaced. A 10-year old refrigerator consumes twice the amount of energy as a modern day Energy-Star rated model.

3.   HVAC: In Las Vegas we don’t have separate furnace (heating) and air conditioning systems. Its all-in-one: Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning. A well-maintained HVAC system will last many years. Well maintained includes changing filters in a regular, consistent, and timely manner and having the units serviced semi-annually. Air conditioner components will fail long before furnace issues occur. The average life expectancy for air conditioning systems is 10 – 15 years. Heating systems will generally last 20 – 30 years. Newer units with SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating) of 14- 16 SEER are more than 25% more efficient and consume more than 25% less electricity than a 10 SEER unit.

4.  Water Heater: A water heater maintained in accordance with manufacturer’s recommendations is supposed to last 8 – 12 years. This generally means that the tank is drained and flushed of sediment twice a year. People rarely do this. Sediment build-up in the tank causes uneven heating in the tank, metal fatigue, and that’s what often causes premature failure. Lowering the temperature reduces the effects of the uneven heating and can prolong life.

5.  Water Softeners: The life expectancy of water softeners varies greatly. The general life expectancy is 8 – 10 years. The less expensive off-the-shelf units often don’t last long and the high end models can operate well for over 20 years.  

6.  Clothes Washers: When maintained and cleaned in accordance with manufacturer’s recommendations, washers generally have a life expectancy of 8-12 years.

7.  Clothes Dryers: Clothes dryers have a life expectancy of 8 – 10 years. Excessive heat greatly contributes to failure of dryers. Excessive heat is often the result of inadequate airflow. Inadequate airflow occurs when the vent becomes clogged. It’s very important to clean the dryer vent no less than biannually.

 

8.   Dishwashers: A well maintained and cleaned dishwasher may last – 10 years. When they do need to be replaced, replacement Energy-Star dishwashers are often more energy efficient and consume less water.

9.  Refrigerator and Reverse Osmosis (RO) Water Filters: The life expectancy of water filters and RO cartridges varies dependent on usage. Refrigerator filters should be changed no less than every 6 months. RO filters should be changed once per year at a minimum.

10.  Roof’s: Concrete tile roofing is designed to last 50 years. This does not mean that the roof is maintenance-free. A licensed Roofing Contractor should review the roof every 3 – 5 years to repair / replaced wind-damaged tiles and to renew the mineral flashing. A well-maintained composition shingle roof has a life expectancy of approximately 20 years.

11. Range / Oven: Life expectancy of these components differs depending on whether it is gas or electric. Gas ranges / ovens seem to have a slightly longer life expectancy, one of the longest life expectancy appliances in the home. Gas range ovens typical last 15 – 18 years. Electric ones typically last approximately 9 – 12 years.

12. Microwave ovens: With microwave ovens, built-in microwave ovens seem to have a longer life expectancy, 9 – 12 years, than the countertop units, 5 – 7 years.

Of course, the life expectancy of any appliance is greatly influenced by the amount of use it receives and how well it is maintained. To achieve maximum life expectancy of any appliance or component they should be maintained in accordance with manufacturer’ recommendations. You may fully expect to have maintenance costs along the way. These figures provided are generalities and should not be considered set in stone.

Do you have a need for commercial / industrial / retail buildings or land? 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

 

 

 

What type of Homes are Trending with Millennials?

Did you know that Millennials actually make up a considerable part of the economy?   Their economic strength as a group seems to be growing every day. As of 2019, Millennials are making up approximately 37 percent of home buyers… even more than the Baby Boomers!  So what exactly are these Millennials buying, and what trends are growing along with their increasing representation in the market? Let’s find out.

First-Time Buyers – About 52 percent of Millennials who are buying homes are first-time home buyers. This makes sense for younger Millennials, but even older Millennials who were born in the 80s are also first-time buyers. Before buying, a large number of these Millennials were renting homes. By buying homes, they can enjoy the benefits of ownership and build equity for similar amounts (or in some cases, less) than they were paying each month in rent previously.

Family Homes -The majority of home-buying Millennials are buying single-family homes. This is in part because over 50 percent of them are either married or in long-term relationships.  This is interesting – in 2018 there were more married couples among home-buying Millennials than there were in any other generational group that was in the market for a house. A significant number of Millennials also have children under the age of 18 living at home, which increases the need for a family-friendly home.

Motivation to Buy – The majority of Millennials who have bought homes within the last year did so simply because they wanted to own a home of their own – and stop paying rent . Some wanted to own a larger home, be closer to friends and family or were moving due to job relocation, but the general desire to own a home was listed as a reason for buying. A lot of this came down to the opportunities that were presented; over 50 percent of Millennials report that it was “just the right time” to buy a home, while the second most common reason (that they didn’t have much choice and had to buy when they did) was only reported by around 10 to 15 percent of Millennials.

Back to the Suburbs – One big trend among Millennial home buyers is that they were buying homes in the suburbs. This wasn’t restricted only to Millennials; 51 percent of all homes purchased in 2018 were located in suburban areas or subdivisions. The Millennials fell pretty close to this statistic, with small towns being the second most common location. The majority of the homes Millennials purchased were previously owned.  The Millennials as a group are not moving into newly built subdivisions.

 

Biggest Factors – There are a number of factors that affected the purchasing decisions of Millennials. The presence of public transit or proximity to work was one major factor, with many Millennials trying to minimize commuting costs. Heating and cooling efficiency also played an important role. In general, Millennials were more willing to compromise on price than on a home’s condition, but only around 20 percent were willing to compromise on the distance of their new home from work.

Home Shopping Trends – By far, the majority of Millennials started their home search by looking online to try and find properties for sale. Around 15 percent spent even more time online than that, starting their search by researching the ins and outs of the home buying process before even starting to look at properties. Beyond online sources, Millennials trusted real estate agents the most for information about homes for sale.

Do you have a need for commercial / industrial / retail buildings or land? 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