Winter is over and swimming lessons are almost here!

Mark your calendar for March 30 – that is the day you can sign up for swimming lessons at the Willows Community Center.   Sign up is from 9 a.m. to noon at the Willows Community Center and the Trails, Gardens and Vistas Community Centers, have not announced their sign-ups yet.

This summer, The Summerlin Council will offer a variety of swim classes for Summerlin children ages three years and older. Qualified instructors from Aquatic Services provide lessons that include learning fundamentals and enhancing skills for your children.

Classes are $65 per session for Level 1, $70 per session for Levels 2 – 6. Instructors must approve advancement of your child to the next level class. If unable to perform the basic requirements of the class for which you have registered, The Summerlin Council reserves the right to place your child in a lower level class or refund your registration fee. For more information, please call 702-341-5500.

The street address for the Willows Pool is 2775 Desert Marigold Lane and for swimming lessons schedule click here: http://summerlink.com/willows-pool-sessions

The following are the times and dates the pool is open for use.

Spring Hours
May 5 – May 20, 2018
Saturdays and Sundays only
12 to 5 p.m.

Summer Hours
May 24 – September 3, 2018
Everyday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Fall Hours
September 8 – 30, 2018
Saturdays and Sundays only
12 to 5 p.m.

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2018 housing numbers are in for the Las Vegas valley

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If you would like to see home price appreciation in the Las Vegas valley by zip code, just click here… before you do though… try to guess how much your zip code appreciated.

Was your guess close? Some areas appreciated by double digits!

2019 may (or may not) present a different picture. There are currently more than double the number of homes for sale compared to a year ago… and closed sales are down approximately 15% compared to a year ago. If you remember your economics class, when the supply increases and the demand decreases… well… that changes things.

What do you think will happen to home prices in 2019 in the Las Vegas valley?
Comment below.

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What are the last 2 words of the National Anthem? “Play Ball” !!!!!

On April 9, Summerlin will hear that phrase, when the new $150 million Las Vegas Ballpark opens. Built by the Howard Hughes Corp. – the same developer of the master-plan community the ball park resides in – Summerlin; the Ballpark is across the street from the very successful Downtown Summerlin, a shopping, restaurant and entertainment destination.  Additionally, the City National Arena (where the Vegas Golden Knight practice) is next door and Red Rock Hotel and Casino is just up the street.

The new stadium will feature 4Topps Premium Seating’s innovative Air Flow seats! Over 8,000 seats will be installed in the stadium’s lower tier bowls, suites and party zones, as well as in both outfield corner sections, where the seats will swivel 360 degrees with a front beverage railing. The installation makes the Aviators 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, Las Vegas Ballpark’s total capacity is 10,000.

Want to watch it being built? Visit www.thelvballpark.com and check out the time lapse camera! It’s really cool!

The 51’s have changed their name to the Aviators and are now a triple A team for the Oakland A’s and no longer affiliated with the New York Mets.  Professional Sports Catering (PSC) is the official hospitality partner for the new Las Vegas Ballpark. PSC, the leader in food and beverage for Minor League Baseball ballparks across the country, will offer fans an array of innovative culinary options throughout the highly anticipated new stadium.

In advance of the Las Vegas Ballpark opening, PSC’s culinary team has begun to identify local restaurateurs to partner with at the ballpark and is studying the culinary trends and preferences that define Las Vegas dining.

They have also launched the Legacy Walk at Las Vegas Ballpark commemorative brick program. The program will allow fans the opportunity to purchase bricks that will be located at the front entrance of the new Las Vegas Ballpark, located in Downtown Summerlin. A portion of every brick sold will be donated to Olive Crest, supporting children who have suffered from abandonment, abuse and neglect.

About a month after opening day, will be our annual group baseball outing… I take several clients and friends to the game every year… my treat! You might say we “have a ball”!

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2019 – The Year of the Pig – Parade in Downtown Summerlin

Celebrate Lunar New Year and the Year of the Pig at Downtown Summerlin on Tuesday, February 5 at 6 p.m.  You can enjoy watching the festive Dragon and Lion Dance with a percussion ensemble playing music.  There will also be traditional fan dancers, stilt walkers and of course lucky red envelopes filled with gift cards, while the supply lasts.

The parade route runs down Park Centre Drive in the middle of Downtown Summerlin as long as it is not raining or snowing (ha).  Bring the whole family as I am sure your kiddos will love it.  Make a night of it and go to one of the myriad of restaurants that offer all types of food in every price range.

The Pig is the twelfth of the Chinese Zodiac animals. There is a myth that the Jade Emperor said the order would be decided by the order in which they arrived to his party. Pig was late because he overslept. Another story says that a wolf destroyed Pig’s house and he had to rebuild his home before he could set off. When he arrived, he was the last one and could only take twelfth place.

The Pig is also associated with the Earthly Branch (地支—dì zhī) hài (亥), and the hours 9–11 in the night. In terms of yin and yang (阴阳—yīn yáng), the Pig is yin. In Chinese culture, pigs are the symbol of wealth.

Their chubby faces and big ears are signs of fortune as well. Pigs have a beautiful personality and are blessed with good fortune in life.  In Chinese culture it is good to be a Pig.

Maybe I’ll see you at the parade!

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Downtown Summerlin still evolving

Downtown Summerlin has been a success from the day it opened and over the last few years has gotten more diverse in its offerings to all Las Vegans.

There are restaurants of every possible kind of foods – from fast food all the way to elegant dining establishments.  Also an incredible amount of varied retail shops from department stores to any type of boutique store to find that special something you might be looking for. Over the course of a year over 18 million visitations have been recorded for Downtown Summerlin.

Now Downtown Summerlin has become a sports center with the Golden Knights practice facility named City National Arena and the soon to be completed Las Vegas Ballpark for the Las Vegas Aviators triple-A baseball team (formerly the 51’s and the Stars before that).

There are two Class-A office buildings with the completion of Two Summerlin that spans 150,000 square feet.  Many firms have moved to Downtown Summerlin for a variety of reasons.  One reason is the location – the 215 Beltway makes for an easy commute from almost anywhere in the Las Vegas Valley.

The second luxury apartment complex is under construction that will include 267 residents with completion scheduled for early 2019.

I’m sure we will hear about more additions to Downtown Summerlin throughout the year. (Do you remember driving by the site for all those years when a steel skeleton just rusted?)

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Summerlin is collecting toys for Foster Care Kids for Christmas

The master-planned community of Summerlin once again is holding a special toy drive for foster care kids in Southern Nevada.  The community is accepting new unwrapped toys in Downtown Summerlin up until December 14.

This is such a worthwhile cause so don’t be a Grinch – no child should go without a gift for the holidays.  Last year the toy drive was exceptionally successful – Tom Warden, senior vice president of community and government relations for Summerlin, stated this year will be even stronger.  The toy drive is organized by Lawrence Weekly for the children of the Department of Family services.

There are a few toy drop-off points in the Summerlin community.  They are:

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

Summerlin Corporate Office at 10801 W. Charleston Blvd, third floor from 8a.m. to 5p.m.

Summerlin HOA South in the Breezeway of 1980 Festival Plaza Drive – suite 340 Monday thru Friday 9a.m. to 5p.m.

Summerlin HOA North at 2120 Snow Trail Monday thru Friday from 9a.m. to 5p.m.

The Ridges Custom Home Sales Center, 11277 Marble Ridge Drive that is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The toy drive is the fifth annual in Summerlin and over the last few years over 20,000 toys have been donated according to Commissioner Weekly.

This is such a worthwhile cause – so if you can donate a new unwrapped toy please do and know you are responsible for putting a smile on a child’s face this holiday season.

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

Choose to have an amazing day….Jeff

 

Freezing Temperatures Are Coming! Protect Your Sprinkler and Irrigation System!

When people move to Las Vegas they mistakenly believe the Las Vegas Valley never experiences temperatures below freezing.  Well it does and in 2007 and again in 2011 the valley experienced several consecutive days below freezing.

At that time irrigation anti-siphon and PVB (Pressure Vacuum Breaker) valves all over the Valley cracked, resulting in many, many flooded yards.  Normally anti-siphon and PVB valves cost around $85, however if you add in the laws of supply and demand prices soared to as much as $350.   As we all know water expands as it freezes and turns into ice.  It is this expansion that causes the damage.

There are several things you can do to reduce the potential for damage to your system.  If you are an engineering type of person then you can review the draining procedures.  The average homeowner would have difficulty performing this maintenance action. But there are simple steps any homeowner can accomplish to reduce the potential for damage.   The Home Depot carries decorative fake rocks and Star Nursery carries insulated covers that can be installed over the PVB.  The interior of the decorative rocks should be filled with insulation.  If insulation is not readily available then several towels or a blanket would work as a substitute

Don’t forget that it is vitally important that your pipes on the PVB are protected too.  Most hardware stores carry foam pipe insulation that is already split down the seam allowing for very easy installation.   All you need to install this product is a pair of scissors in order to cut the product to the proper length and some sturdy tape to hold it tight.

You should also check around the exterior of your home for cracks near doors and windows that can let in cold air and can cause your heating bill to rise.  Plug up any cracks you find and check the bottom of doors for drafty areas.

It is also important to have your heating unit checked to make sure it is working well. An annual check-up is a great way to prevent problems that may be on the horizon.

Are you ready to buy or sell a home? Do you have a need for commercial / industrial / retail space? 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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