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

Buy a Brand New Home in Summerlin for Less than you Think…

Maybe it’s time to trade up. I just visited a KB Homes community being built in Summerlin and was shocked (in a good way) when I saw the prices. My Summerlin home was built by KB in 2001 and single story in my neighborhood averaged $205 per sq/ft for the past 6 months… their 1,858 sq ft model starts at $387,000 ($209 per sq/ft)! That’s crazy! And their base model includes a gourmet kitchen… some of the kitchens in my neighborhood that sold for $205 average had those white tile kitchen counters!

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And if you need to sell your home in order to buy a brand new home, that is also easier than you think… call me and we can chat about it.

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

Do you love the Vegas Golden Knights too? Wanna road trip to see them play in L.A.?

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Are you up for an affordable adventure? If you didn’t know, I am a VGK fan and I have season tickets. Last year, the last regular season game they played was on the road against the Kings and it was the same day as my son’s senior prom. My son didn’t have a date for the prom and he was kind of bummed so I suggested we drive to L.A. for the game, which we did! We arrived, downtown, about 1/2 hour before they dropped the first puck. When the game was over, we drove home, trading drivers every 30 minutes, so we would stay awake. The whole experience was a ton of fun… and part of the adventure (in our opinion) was doing the whole thing in less than 24 hours… so this year I put together a bus trip for 56 VGK fans.

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The bus will leave from a parking lot just outside of Summerlin (Fort Apache & Sahara) at 10 AM on Saturday November 16th, and drive 56 fans to downtown L.A. – we should arrive around 3 PM, which will give everyone time to explore the area on your own and be in your seats for the puck drop at 7 PM.

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45 minutes after the game ends, the bus will drive us all back to where it picked us up from. Wanna go with us? For only $165 each, you can join us in section 206 for the game… we’ll be sitting in the lower bowl on the side where the Knights attack twice, and if you tried to buy similar seats online at T-Mobile arena here in Las Vegas for a game, they typically cost $200-$250.

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What will you do between when the bus drops you off and when the game begins? There is plenty to explore… the Fashion District, the Jewelry District, great restaurants, & more (just Google “Top 10 things to do in downtown LA”).

So, are you up for it? To secure your seat on the bus call 702 SELL NOW (702-735-5669). Options for payment include, check, cash, Zelle or Venmo.

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

Aviators in the playoffs and release schedule

In their first season at the new Las Vegas Ballpark, the Las Vegas Aviators clinched a playoff berth-their first as a franchise in 5 years. The Aviators begin the best of 5 playoff series at Sacramento playing the River Cats on Wednesday Sept. 4. Game Two will be in Sacramento on Thursday Sept. 5.

Then the playoff series moves to Las Vegas Friday Sept. 6 and games will be played Saturday and Sunday at the Las Vegas Ballpark in Downtown Summerlin, if necessary.

Las Vegas completed the regular season leading all 30 Triple-A teams in attendance with 650,934 in 70 dates (9,299 average).

 

The Aviators finished the season with a record of 83-57 (.593) which ranked second best in the 16-teams. PCL (Round Rock was 84-55, .604 entering today).The 83 wins is tied for the second in franchise history with the 1983 Las Vegas Stars (83-60, .580). The team record is 85-59 (.590) in 2002.

If you have not been to the new stadium it features 4Topps Premium Seating’s innovative Air Flow seats (they are 1,000 times more comfortable than the seats at the old ballpark downtown)!  Over 8,000 seats are in the stadium’s lower tier bowls, suites and party zones, as well as in both outfield corner sections, where the seats swivel 360 degrees with a front beverage railing. The Aviators are the first team in sports history with a home ballpark boasting all seats made from breathable mesh. With the seats, lounge areas and standing social areas plus a swimming pool, Las Vegas Ballpark’s total capacity is 10,000.

The Las Vegas Ballpark offers an amazing line-up of food and beverages.  The menu creates an elevated ballpark experience with updated traditional ballpark fare in both food and drinks with many new flavors. (You’ve gotta try the “Goliath”, found just past 1st base just behind section 104… a foot-long hot dog wrapped in bacon!)

So hurry up and get your tickets for the playoffs here; http://bit.ly/2kwY7z1

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

Are You Ready for the R-22 (Freon) Phase-out? It’s all cool.

Here’s everything you need to know regarding the R-22 (Freon) phase-out. Both real estate pros and homeowners have expressed concern about this refrigerant phase-out.

On January 1, 2020, R-22 refrigerant will become illegal to manufacture or import into the United States.  Once the existing inventory of new R-22 is exhausted, only reclaimed and purified R-22 may be used to repair an air conditioning system. Why is R-22 being phased out?

R-22—or Freon, as it’s commonly called—is not good for the environment. It’s considered one of the most common contributors to ozone depletion. Currently, new air conditioners are manufactured using R-410A (aka Puron), a more environmentally-friendly refrigerant.

How will the R-22 phase-out affect you? As availability of R-22 slows, prices for R-22 refrigerant will increase. Homeowners can expect to pay up to $125 or more per pound for Freon if a repair is needed. Without the right home warranty, homeowners could face a considerable expense even if their system is repairable.

Bottom line: R-22 is not running out anytime soon, but it will get more expensive.

I’m sure you have questions and I am here to answer those questions about Freon and also home warranties.

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