Summerlin attracting more Commercial Development

The office market in the Las Vegas Valley has been marching forward on the path to recovery after the Great Recession. The master-plan community of Summerlin, known for its award winning home development and Downtown Summerlin, is expanding the development of office space buildings due to a great demand.

The Howard Hughes Corp. expects to complete the six-story Class A office building in Downtown Summerlin this fall.  They already have many spaces preleased according to Summerlin president Kevin Orrock.  This is the second office building in the open air mall with many types of tenants like attorney offices, brokers and gaming technology companies.

Orrock stated “I think it gets down to what we’ve done here in Summerlin.  We’re providing an urban core.  We’re providing a place where people want to live, work and play- plus the sports venues that are here or will be here.”

A couple of miles away from Downtown Summerlin, the Howard Hughes Corp is almost finished with another office development for Aristocrat Technologies, an Australian slot machine maker.

The commercial submarket in Summerlin has seen less vacancy averages than other commercial markets in Las Vegas.  A senior director at Cushman & Wakefield said that Summerlin is the most desirable location for commercial consumers in the valley.  He also said that many employers are considering millennials predominantly when making decisions on the location of their offices.

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

Try Alternative Art rather than Traditional Artwork in your Home

Many people move into their home and do not have traditional pieces of art – no problem. These days you can improvise and show your own style and innovation.

The following is a good guide and tips for alternative art:

1- Use black and white photographs in a matte and a frame.

2- Frame mixed media elements such as paper.

3- Unusual or interesting prints or images can make a statement on your wall.

4- Mirrors can be used in small spaces. They can be a low-cost way to fill space.

5- Oversized prints that are bold make a dramatic statement.

6- Choose a color palate for certain spaces to complement each other – also don’t use too many pieces together.

7- Hang your artwork at eye level.

8- Keep your personal photos in one place – don’t mix them in with other artwork.

9- Go to second-hand stores, garage sales or home décor stores to find pieces of art you like and it won’t cost you a fortune.

10- If you travel you might want to pick-up a poster from that place and frame it. Not only will you have another piece of art – you will have a memento of your trip.

Your home is a living environment, so don’t be afraid of changing your artwork as you live in it and your taste changes.

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

Choose to have an amazing day…..Jeff

Chores are a Good Way for Kids to Learn Responsibility

Giving your kids chores to do around the house is a good way for them to learn responsibility, begin to discover how to be a team player and to function in the real world & even earn some money. I never liked doing chores as a kid however I am grateful for the lessons.

The chores should come with instruction, of course, on how properly to use the washer & dryer, mow the lawn, wash the dishes, clean the bathroom & kitchen, take out the trash, vacuum, dust, sweep, mop etc. You obviously want to ensure that the chores are age-appropriate, there’s no reason to have a 5 year-old handling a lawn mower, but he can help put his clothes in his drawers and take his dishes to the sink. It’s ideal to give them a schedule for some chores (like vacuuming once a week on Tuesday maybe) and then reward them for a job well done – everyone wants to earn money (and deciding how to spend that money leads to other great lessons). Later in life they will be better equipped to live on their own, and with others. I remember the first girlfriend I lived with – she had never operated a washing machine or cleaned a bathroom… can you guess what it was like living with her? It was tough to share chores in my newly discovered adult life with someone who did not understand what chores were or why someone was not still doing them for her.

I’ve heard parents accuse those, like me, who assign chores, of using their children as “slaves” – interestingly some of those parents are now wondering when their 30 year-old is going to move out and start their own life… hmm… I’m sure those things aren’t related.

I’m not saying “pile on the chores”; you still want your children to have a social life and have fun as a kid. However, it’s our job as parents to prepare our kids to someday “leave the nest” and when mine leave, I want them to be self-sufficient. Let’s face it, us parents won’t be here forever.

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

Summerlin offers Community Centers and Pools to Residents

Summerlin, one of the most recognized master-planned communities in the country, is located on the westside of the Las Vegas Valley and offers resident’s lots of amenities including community centers and resident only pools.

There are six major community centers in Summerlin and five of these centers offer large pools and other water features. The resident only community centers with pools are located in The Willows, The Trails and The Vistas. There are two public community centers and pools as well -The Veteran’s Memorial Leisure Services Center in The Arbors and The Aquatic Springs Indoor Pool operated by Clark County and built by the Howard Hughes Corp.

The Summerlin community centers offer many classes, youth camps, resident meetings and special events. The youth camps are great for kids to attend during the summer months when they are not in school. The centers that offer pools, also offer swimming lessons (which if you read my blog regularly, you know I am an advocate of).

The Willows Community Center is a 6,500-square-foot community center and swimming pool that is owned and operated by The Summerlin Council. The pool at the Willows is designed as a resort-style play pool and features a beach-style entrance that facilitates water lounging. The pool’s water slide and spray fountain are popular with the children of Summerlin. Kindermusik classes are offered in the Willows Community Center. This is a wonderful program for children to learn music of varying styles, genres, and cultures. Plus your child will interact with other children in vocals and rhythm.

The Trails Community Center and Pool is a resident-only swimming pool with lap lanes, a diving area, wading pool and bathhouse. The Summerlin Seals, a 150-member youth swim team, regularly work out there. The Center also features lighted baseball and softball fields, basketball court and more.

Vista Community Center is the newest center with 7,900 square-feet of space. This is Summerlin’s fourth community center and offers a four-foot-deep pool for the exclusive use of Summerlin residents. The large outdoor pool has a slide and child’s lagoon featuring frog fountain. The center has meeting rooms and an adjoining patio for resident events along with the Summerlin Council’s range of classes and activities for adults and children.

The Gardens Community Center is a 6,500-square-foot community center owned and operated by The Summerlin Council. The park offers tennis, basketball and bocce courts along with picnic areas. You can find the addresses and telephone numbers for all at the www.summerlin.com website. Have a great time exploring these amenities and others in the best master-planned community in Las Vegas – Summerlin.

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

Choose to have an amazing day…..Jeff

Take a Break from the Heat and Make a Day Trip to Mount Charleston

Has the desert heat gotten to you yet? Well when it does and you just don’t have the time to pack up the family for a long weekend away – take a ride up to Mt. Charleston.

It is conveniently located just 35 miles northwest of the Las Vegas Strip -this beautiful mountain area, is part of the Spring Mountain Range and Toiyabe National Forest. The temperatures during the summer months are mild- usually the high for the day is 77-82, perfect to beat the heat.

Mt. Charleston is a year-round recreation area. Summer activities include hiking, camping, and nature walks. There is lodging and food available at Mt. Charleston Lodge and Mt. Charleston Hotel. The Mt. Charleston Lodge was just sold in April to a new owner that plans to retain the lodge’s name and make minor renovations including upgrading bathrooms, replacing the draft beer system and buying new furniture.

If you like to hike there are several hiking trails – Mt. Charleston Scenic Byway, Bristlecone Trail, Trail Canyon Trail, and Mary Jane Falls Trail. Some of these trails are more difficult than others so it is advised to check the trails out before you decide which trail to explore.

Before you reach Mt. Charleston visit the Spring Mountains Visitor Center. The center is beautiful visitor center and has -many interesting creative displays! The staff is very helpful and will guide you to the right trail for your abilities.

Do you and your family or friends liking horseback riding? There is the Mount Charleston Riding Stable where you can enjoy a horse ride instead of hiking a trail.

You can always just drive up to Mt. Charleston for a nice lunch at either the Lodge or the Hotel and just walk around and take in the scenery. You will think –‘wow this is only 40 minutes from Las Vegas – have to do this more often’.

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

Tax Lien Relief – This Information Could Help

What is a tax lien? It is a lien imposed by law upon a property to secure the payment of taxes owed. A tax lien may be imposed for delinquent taxes owed on real property, personal property, or as a result of failure to pay income taxes or other taxes.

Now, this credit tip isn’t for the likes of Wesley Snipes or Willie Nelson who have had millions owed and paid in tax liens; but for clients who have federal tax liens under 25K.

You might call it a loophole or a policy that’s rarely mentioned – there is an IRS procedure that will remove these federal tax liens from a credit report. If the federal tax lien is unpaid, yet still under 25K, all you need to do is to make three payments on an agreed upon payment plan and the lien can once again be removed by submitting the proper paperwork.

A tax lien can be the most terrible item to appear on your credit report. It’s considered very negative and can cause your credit scores to drop significantly. Even worse, under federal law, unpaid tax liens can remain on credit reports indefinitely, though in practice credit bureaus may remove them after a decade or so. (Once paid and released, a tax lien must be removed seven years from the date it was filed.)

Do you think you might have any liens? These are three ways to find out:

1 -Search the county recorder, clerk, or assessor’s office online. All you need is the name of the property owner or its address. …

2 -Visit the county recorder, clerk, or assessor’s office in person. …

3 -Contact me and I will reach out to my friends at a title company.

This is just one example how a good realtor and loan officer can help you. I have great relationships with all the people that help my clients with everything from loans to help getting settled in your new home.

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 have Unclaimed Money out there?

As a responsible citizen of our great country it is my patriotic duty, especially around the 4th of July, to let you know that you might have unclaimed money from the government, banks, credit unions and other sources.

Where does someone look for unclaimed money? And (maybe more importantly), how can you avoid scams related to unclaimed funds? At this time the government does not have one central website for finding unclaimed money by name, Social Security number, or state. To find unclaimed money from the government, start with the state of Nevada, and if you came to Nevada from another state (s) check with them as well. I had a friend a few years back learn that the State of Nevada was holding onto money from a bank account she had completely forgotten about, which the bank closed due to inactivity.

Here are a number of sources you should consider checking:

States’ Unclaimed Money – Search the Nevada’s listing of unclaimed funds and property at https://nevadatreasurer.gov/UPSearch/ Unpaid Wages

Are you owed any back wages from your employer or past employer? Search the Wage and Hour Division’s (WHD’s) database of workers for whom it has money waiting to be claimed. WHD is a part of the U.S. Department of Labor. http://webapps.dol.gov/wow/

VA Life Insurance Funds – Search the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for unclaimed insurance funds that are owed to some current or former policyholders or their beneficiaries at https://www.insurance.va.gov/

UnclaimedFunds/ Pensions from Former Employers – Search for unclaimed pension money from companies that went out of business or ended a defined plan at https://www.pbgc.gov/wr/missingp/help-with-missing-participant-search

Bank Failures – Search the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) for unclaimed funds from failed financial institutions.  https://closedbanks.fdic.gov/funds/

Credit Union Failures– Find unclaimed deposits from credit unions. https://www.ncua.gov/services/Pages/asset-management/unclaimed-deposits.aspx

SEC Claims Funds – The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) lists enforcement cases where a company or person owes investors money. https://www.sec.gov/divisions/enforce/claims.htm

Mortgage FHA Insurance Refunds – If you had an FHA-insured mortgage, you may be eligible for a refund from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Search the HUD database where you will need your FHA case number to find any money owed to you. https://entp.hud.gov/dsrs/refunds/

Savings Bonds – Find the value of your paper savings bond. Also replace a lost, stolen, or destroyed paper savings bond. https://treasurydirect.gov/indiv/research/indepth/ebonds/res_e_bonds_eereplace.htm

Every year, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has millions of dollars in tax refunds that go undelivered or unclaimed. Refund checks are mailed to your last known address. If you move without notifying the IRS or the U.S. Postal Service (USPS), your refund check may be returned to the IRS. If you were expecting a federal tax refund and did not receive it, check the IRS’ “Where’s My Refund” page at https://www.irs.gov/refunds .   Enter your Social Security number, filing status, and the exact whole dollar amount of your refund. You may be prompted to change your address online.

This is very important! There are scammers out there ready to prey on unsuspecting people. Beware of people that pretend to be the government and offer to send you unclaimed money for a fee. These scammers use a variety of tricks to get your attention, but their goal is the same: to get you to send them money. Government agencies will not call you about unclaimed money or assets. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) provides tips on how you can avoid government imposter scams at http://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0048-government-imposter-scams

Now that you’ve found your unclaimed funds, 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

Choose to have an amazing day…..Jeff