Rhodes Ranch and the surrounding area has some great houses for sale (89148)

I love the sign that at the west entrance to Rhodes Ranch that looks like the famous “Hollywood” sign. Have you been inside the gates yet? This guard gated golf course community has entrances from the east side on Durango, as well as the west side off of Fort Apache (near the new Wet N Wild water park) and whether you want to live behind the guard gate, or just in that area, it’s a popular community to live and play in. Feel free to do a little window shopping by clicking on this link;

http://goo.gl/desCqe

– and if you want to do some actual shopping, just let us know. We can arrange that easily!

Wanna buy a great house in Mountain’s Edge for less than $250,000?

You know, Mountain’s Edge . . . located in the southwest corner of the Las Vegas valley . . .

What I really like about the area is that there are a lot of newer homes there. Plenty of them are less then 10 years old. There are great parks, and all of the shopping you need, and it’s far enough from the “Strip” to be away from the “bustle” and close enough to get to work (if you work there) in under 30 minutes.

There are plenty to choose from! Just click this link to see for yourself;
http://goo.gl/JiC2NA

December calendar of events in and around Summerlin

OK, so calendar may be the wrong term; more like overview . . .

After years of waiting, it’s finally open, and if you have not visited yet, Downtown Summerlin, just south of Red Rock Resort, is offering the Rock Rink, an ice rink set to be open through mid-January from 4 to 9 p.rn. Mondays through Thursdays; 4 to 10 p.m. Fridays; 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturdays; 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sundays; and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. school holidays, Holiday hours are set from 1 to 6 p.m. Dec. 24, 10 a.rn. to 6 p.rn. Dec. 31 and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Jan. 1. The rink will be closed Dec. 25th. For more information, call 702-832-1000 or visit http://www.DowntownSummerlin.com

Tivoli Village is on the corner of Rampart and Alta has a few events scheduled. Santa will be on hand for the junior paparazzi (the kids) from noon-4:00 on Fridays, 9:00-4:00 Saturdays and 11:00 to 4 on Sundays. Photo packages start from only $5. During those times you can also ride on the trackless train for $3 per ride or $5 for two rides. And if your pet wants to get a photo with the fat man, you can do that at Shaggy Chic from 5:00-8:00 on December 10 (today) and again on the 17th. The Arthritis Foundation’s Jingle Bell run (5K & 10K) is also set for this Saturday the 13th at 8 AM. Get some bells for your shoe laces and dress as much in the holiday spirit as you choose and help raise money for this worthy cause. There will also be live entertainment, vendors providing breakfast and a Reindeer Dash to Kidville. And if you are considering singing “Auld Lang Syne” at Tivoli this year, cab rides home are free (witihin 10 miles) from 8:00 PM until 2:00 AM on New Years Eve. For more information about Tivoli Village events, visit http://www.TivoliVillageLV.com

If you are interested in what I always called “The Christmas Pageant”, The Redrock Stake of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will host its annual Live Nativity at Opportunity Village, (6050 S. Buffalo Drive). Performances are scheduled for 7 p.m. Dec. 10 (tonight); 6 and 7 p.m. Dec. 11; and 6, 7 and 8 p.m. Dec. 12 and 13. The free outdoor portrayal of the birth of the son of God features live actors, live animals, scripture narration and music. Parking is free, and all seats are offered on a first -come, first-served basis, (except for the 3 wise men, who can sit wherever they like). For more information, visit http://www.TheNativityLV.com

If you want to see a different approach to holiday lights, about 45 minutes east of Summerlin, the “Dock of Lights” event will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday Dec. 13 at Callville Bay Resort and Marina at Lake Mead. The event, presented by the Lake Mead Yacht Club, is set to feature a wonderland of holiday scenes displayed on boats docked at the marina and a drive-through Trailer Village Festival of Lights. Admission is free. For more information, visit http://www.callvillebay.com

There are great 1 and 2-story houses for sale in “The Lakes” (89117) under $300,000

“The Lakes” is the first neighborhood I ever visited in Las Vegas.  In 1990, I drove here with my (then) girlfriend from Los Angeles to visit her father (that was 3 years before I moved to Las Vegas).  He lived in this amazing community.  The little lakes all through the community and the bigger lake on the east side of it made it so charming.  Well known builders made beautiful, sturdy houses and all of the amenities were nearby.  The best part (according to Lou)?  That the along West boundary (Hulapai) was BLM land and it would never have houses built on it.  Ok, well, that turned out to be wrong, and it is still an amazing community and you can buy great houses in there for well under $300K today.

Just click on the link below to see some;
http://goo.gl/BYV9lL

Maybe you’ll find something you like!

You can still buy a home in Summerlin for under $300,000

Sure, Las Vegas Real estate values have “shot up” over the past 2 years (over 60% wow!). However there are more than 200 single family houses for sale under $300,000. Don’t believe me? See for yourself (click the link below);

http://goo.gl/9ChZyq

And have you checked out the Gardens Park Farmer’s Market lately? It’s actually co-sponsored by The Summerlin Council.  Every Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Gardens Park (Town Center Drive, between Desert Inn Road and Twain Avenue), you can find local favorites like tomatoes, herbs, and carrots available for purchase.  Of course, many regional items are also appearing weekly such as fresh strawberries, squash, cabbage, greens, stone fruits, melons and corn. And you can usually find great local merchants selling their homemade wares; last time I was there we found amazing hot sauces from VooDoo Child Kitchen!