Summerlin continues to be a leader in desert water conservation. Environmentalists can feel at ease when choosing to live in Summerlin. The community is using increasingly more native desert plants to replace turf. This is saving millions of gallons of water every year! Many of the landscapes will eventually require absolutely no irrigation at all.
A History of Responsibility
This progress should come as no surprise after the Howard Hughes Corporation has shown a record for responsible land development. They have been utilizing water-efficient desert landscaping since the 1990’s. The corporation also partnered with Southern Nevada Water Authority in 2003 to make Summerlin the first community to enforce strict water usage policies.
Las Vegas as a whole has been influenced by the Howard Hughes Corporation’s example. Water usage has decreased by approximately 38% since 2003. Recycled water has become the standard and billions of gallons are put through the process each year to be used again.
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If conservation is a concern, Summerlin may be the answer to the home-owner’s prayers! Call today for more information about homes that are available now in this water-conscious oasis in the Las Vegas Valley.
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Arroyo Golf Club at Red Rock Country Club is one of the finest public golf courses that Las Vegas has to offer. The course is tucked alongside Red Rock Canyon and runs throughout the master planned community of Summerlin. Enjoy the scenic beauty as you embark on a golfing experience like no other. After all, not every Las Vegas public golf course is designed by Arnold Palmer himself.
The Arroyo golf course aligns flawlessly through the rugged terrain and is nestled between the spectacular landscapes and Panoramic views of the Las Vegas cityscape. It’s considered a masterpiece offering challenges to both beginners and advanced players, while the well-kept course makes a beautiful contrast against the rugged terrain that it’s surrounded by. There are water hazards and slopes that are difficult, but not impossible. Each hole brings with it a new obstacle or beautiful observation: Hole #12 known as the most challenging one on the course, and Hole #7 being one of the most picturesque.
Arroyo is a par 72, 18 hole golf course stretches 6,883 yards and is described as having “a compelling design with various sand traps and lakes throughout." Between the beauty of the canyon terrain and the near-perfect weather year-round, the Arroyo Golf Club offers breathtaking views as well as a great course to play and experience over and over again.
5 Mistakes to Avoid When Choosing a Realtor
Buying a home is a major financial decision and can make a huge impact on your life in good ways or bad, depending on the deal. To secure a successful outcome, you have to choose a professional who is trained and knowledgeable in real estate- specific to your needs. Just as you would research or consider any attorney or doctor's credentials before working with them- you should do the same when hiring any real estate professional as well.
Here are several mistakes to avoid when choosing a realtor. Remember: they are negotiating the sale of your home or will be representing you in the buying process. Choose wisely.
#1: Hiring Friends or Family Members
When hiring a professional real estate agent, friendships and bloodlines should not be a consideration for several reasons. First, you don’t want to risk a good friendship or relationship with a family member. If you do have a good friend or family member who is truly qualified, then consider interviewing them just as you would any other possibility. Especially in this case, always think about what would be the greater loss: your finances, or a family member or friend?
#2: Part Time or Inexperienced Agents
Never assume that all Realtors possess the same skills or professional attributes. Not all realtors have the same experience. Agents who are not full-time Realtors and have other jobs, also have other priorities and will generally not meet the basic requirements of being available and being effective without a team behind them. Real estate involves deadlines, legal addendums, and strict guidelines that require full-time attention. Do they have any favorable reviews? Call or research their past client experiences. You should always look for a full-time realtor that has experience in the type of real estate services your situation requires, and preferably, one who is backed by a team of professionals to ensure your needs are covered.
#3: Cutting out the Commission
Many people try to avoid listing with an agent in hopes of saving money from commission fees. Or, they hire a cut-rate agent that will list your home on the MLS, but they do not provide very much effort or representation. Selling a home involves many real estate related professionals playing a part in the process. Choosing a real estate professional who will do their due diligence, will provide you with the level of service you need. Cutting corners or trying to save on your agent’s commission could cost YOU in the end.
#4: Mispriced Home Listings
Selling your home? The most crucial time for listing a home is within the first days. This is when you’ll get the most attention from other realtors and buyers. As long as the property is priced and presented well and is in good condition, it could last only a few days before a qualified buyer makes an offer. Otherwise, pricing your property wrong, can lead to weeks of sitting on the MLS. An overpriced listing only makes the competition look better.
#5: An Overly Agreeable Agent
You are not hiring a new friend- you are hiring a professional real estate agent- or a consultant, knowledgeable in their field. Do not choose an agent who tells you everything you want to hear- unless the information they provide you with is backed by market statistics. What you need is accurate and professional guidance based on the current local market. You need an agent backed with experience that pertains to your goals. Sometimes that agent will give you information that you won’t want to hear, but it’s what you need to know. Truth hurts, and as long as your home is in good condition and priced right, in the end, you’ll be grateful you choose the right realtor to point out these things, for all the right reasons.
Buying and selling homes is just like any other important business transaction and shouldn’t be taken lightly, or be made on behalf of a friendship. If you are serious about putting your home on the market, or are thinking of buying a home in the next 3-6 months, contact The Snyder Group today! We look forward to answering any questions you have, are proud of our experience, and we will help you begin the process promptly and painlessly!
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Especially around the holidays, the kitchen is one area of the home that sees the most wear and tear. All the water, heat, and food spills add up quickly so it’s important to focus on quality and lasting appeal when you’re choosing materials for a kitchen remodel. Whether you’re just moving in, or upgrading your look, here are a few things you should avoid:
Cheap Laminate Countertops: The bottom rung of laminate is extremely susceptible to wear and tear. It can melt if you forget to place a hot pad under a pan that’s fresh out of the oven and the edges can chip off from repeated exposure to moisture and heat.
Flat Paint: A flat or matte finish is great in rooms with lower traffic, but it’s a bad idea in the kitchen where the walls are regularly exposed to splatters and spills. You need paint that can withstand an occasional heavy scrubbing, so opt for gloss or semi-gloss finishes.
Trendy Backsplash: If you watch any home remodeling show, you’ll certainly see kitchens with expensive, elaborate backsplash designs and materials. Those trends can be pricey to pursue and can look dated in a hurry. Subway tile is a cheaper, classic option that you’ll never regret, plus you’ll have more room in your budget to purchase quality materials to be used elsewhere.
Cheap Flooring: Just like the countertops, your kitchen floor needs to be strong enough to take some abuse. Cheap flooring easily scuffs and peels (especially from moisture). Quality flooring is worth the investment.
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The Ridges, is a luxury, guard-gated village that is situated on the western rim of Summerlin, high above the valley near Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and the Spring Mountains. Many homes in The Ridges are located close to the rocky ridgeline and protected lands that will never be developed, making the area a natural sanctuary and visual masterpiece from sunrise to sunset.
Located along the western edge of Summerlin’s southern region and surrounded by the hills, ridges and stunning landscape with an elevation of up to 3,200 feet above sea level, The Ridges has incredible views of the dazzling Las Vegas Valley. The village encompasses 887 acres of luxury custom homesites including condos, as well as single and multi-family production homes. The Ridges village has a contemporary desert architectural theme, which is eclectic, yet exudes a high level of sophistication and peaceful elegance.
In the center of The Ridges is the 18-hole, Jack Nicklaus-designed, Bear’s Best Las Vegas golf course. Bear’s Best runs through the village, creating a green open space and immediate access to this popular, daily-fee course. Available for the exclusive use of homeowners, The Ridges also offers a 9,000-square-foot state-of-the-art fitness/swim/tennis facility called Club Ridges. There are two neighborhood parks for families and children, with plenty of open space for play.
Just minutes from the 215 beltway, The Ridges offers its residents easy access to The Strip, McCarran International Airport, and the nearby Downtown Summerlin area, offering fashion, dining, entertainment, Red Rock Casino, City National Arena – practice facility for the Vegas Golden Knights and Las Vegas Ballpark, a future minor league baseball stadium that will be home of the Las Vegas 51s. While The Ridges offers some of the valley’s most stunning desert contemporary desert architecture, its location, natural setting and elevation is what sets it apart from other luxury communities in Southern Nevada.
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Just south of the prestigious Bishop Gorman High School, The Cliffs village is located in the area known as “Summerlin South”, located near the 215 beltway. Six gorgeous and diverse neighborhoods make up The Cliffs, and offer easy access to the McCarran International Airport, the Strip, and Downtown Summerlin. Named for the picture-perfect cliffs and scenic ridgeline that forms the area’s backdrop, The Cliffs village features contemporary architecture and design elements that harmoniously blend with the natural, surrounding environment of upscale desert living.
Living in The Cliffs means having accessibility to all that Summerlin offers, including nearly two dozen village parks, exclusive resident-only community centers and pools, 150-plus miles of interconnected trails, and future trails that are in the planning stages. There are also two dozen public and private schools, including the new public elementary school – Shelley Berkley Elementary- that recently opened in August for the 2017-2018 school year.
The Cliffs village will eventually be home to 11 neighborhoods with more than 1,700 homes. Amenities in the village also include Faiss Middle School, Faiss Community Park, Wet ’n’ Wild water park and an indoor aquatic center built by The Howard Hughes Corporation.
SUBDIVISIONS IN THE CLIFFS
If you are interested in buying or selling in The Cliffs village of Summerlin, contact us today! The Snyder Group specializes in Summerlin West and surrounding Las Vegas real estate. We will help you take advantage of the current local market conditions, because our goal is to earn your business and serve all of your future real estate needs!
It was recently announced on October 11th that The Howard Hughes Corporation, will be planning and building a brand-new baseball stadium in Downtown Summerlin. The new ballpark will be the future home of the city’s professional baseball team, the Las Vegas 51s, who just announced the end of their Triple-A affiliation with The New York Mets in 2018. The teams have been affiliated for five seasons, but management isn’t worried: the 51s will just have to find another Major League Baseball team to partner with. That shouldn’t be a problem once the new ballpark is open…
(Photo: Concept Rendering of Northeast View photo by HOK)
The announcement of Summerlin’s new ballpark was followed by a 8-2 vote with the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority Board of Directors, approving a $80 million dollar naming rights partnership with the owners of the 51s and the Howard Hughes Corporation. The deal allows LVCVA to be the dominant sponsor with naming rights to the stadium for the next 20 years, but also makes sure that ‘Las Vegas’ is always part of the team name. The team is owned by The Howard Hughes Corporation, who procured full ownership involvement earlier this year.
The location of the new ballpark sits on approximately eight acres of land, and lies east of the Downtown Summerlin shopping area, while just south of City National Arena- the National Hockey League’s practice facility for the Vegas Golden Knights. Sahara will be to the south, Charleston to the north, Towne Center to the east and close access to nearby 215 on the west. The $150 million, 10,000-seat, open-air stadium is to be named ‘Las Vegas Ballpark.’
The Las Vegas Ballpark will be designed by HOK, an international architecture firm with expertise in stadium design. HOK has designed upwards of 40 professional and collegiate stadiums worldwide and it’s being widely reported that the new stadium will blend “the distinct architectural style of the Summerlin community with the aviation legacy of Howard Hughes.”
The new ballpark will offer seating options that include 22 suites, club seats, berm seating, party zones, decks, picnic tables, a kids zone, bars, and a pool beyond the outfield wall. The design is meant to create an outdoor festival atmosphere, much like the feeling of Downtown Summerlin, and landscaped to blend in with the surrounding master planned community. There will be parking areas planned on adjacent sites and within walking distance.
In addition to serving as the home of the Las Vegas 51s, the new ballpark will host civic, community & non-profit events, along with other sporting functions. Though still under design, groundbreaking on The Las Vegas Ballpark is expected late this year or early next year, with their first season beginning in 2019.
As part of a statement, Don Logan, President/COO, Las Vegas 51s, said: “We can’t wait to put down roots in Downtown Summerlin, a destination that already has a reputation for best in fun, family-oriented entertainment.”
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Once you've decided to put your home on the market, you're looking to sell quickly for the best possible price. One tactic that can help sell your home faster is staging. At first, staging may seem like a real estate term that doesn't actually mean anything. Isn't staging just decorating? Well, not exactly…
Appeal to the masses
Your home is likely decorated to your tastes. It could be colorful and eclectic, or rugged and industrial. But when you're staging your home, rather than appealing to a specific decorating sense, you want to furnish your home in a way that appeals to everyone-and more importantly, doesn't turn anyone off who just isn't into your personal style.
Tone down the personal flourishes
Buyers want to be able see themselves in a home and imagine how they'd make it their own. Unfortunately, that means less of your own style as you're preparing for your move. Cut down on family photos, bold artwork, and unusual furniture. Do some major decluttering so the buyer can see all the space and storage opportunities. It may be sad to start removing the items that make your house a home, but it's an important part of the process.
Mass appeal doesn't mean “boring"
Your staged home can still be colorful, just stay away from extremes. If you paint, stick to whites, grays, or neutrals. Add flourishes of color with window treatments or accent furniture, but try to choose items that will appeal to both genders.
Call a pro
There are likely several staging companies in your area. If you need a recommendation, reach out to your trusted real estate professional.
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