April 2012

Found 5 blog entries for April 2012.

Nittaya's Secret Kitchen is actually across the street from Summerlin, but it brings great Thai food to Summerlin restaurants.  In a nondescript Strip mall/Office plaza at Lake Mead and Rampart, this wonderful little restaurant could easily be over-looked by those who don't expect to find gourmet in the midst of the branch of a bank and office buildings. We are really happy that we discovered Nittaya's Secret Kitchen.  

It's a small, cozy restaurant with the sort of comfy, upscale leather chairs at the tables that we frequently see in the contemporary high rise condos or model homes for some of the single family homebuilders.  With a brick facade behind the bar, the coziness of the room and the excellent service, we felt more like we were dining in

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Sienna golf course in Summerlin is generally regarded as one of the best golf courses in Las Vegas.  This course is conveniently located, just West of the 215 Beltway and Tropicana, only 15 minutes from the Strip.

On a recent visit, we were impressed with how far the landscaping has matured.  It had been a few years since we last golfed Siena.

The landscaping was in the early stages on our previous visit.  Now, you'll find the landscaping is lush and it creates a beautiful setting for a wonderful course.

While this course may seem somewhat flat from some of the viewpoints, as you make your way around this course you'll find several challenges, in the form of bunkers, water hazards and undulating greens.  You will have enough time to take a deep

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With the warm sunny days we see so much of in Las Vegas, you would think that Las Vegas pool homes would be the majority of the market.  It has always seemed a little odd to me that so many home buyers would firmly insist that they must have a pool, but the majority of homes in Vegas actually don’t have pools, especially in the lower price ranges. There are currently 4608 single family homes listed for sale in all of Las Vegas and Henderson.  Out of those homes, only 1389 of them have pools.  Out of the 38,324 single family homes which were SOLD over the past twelve months, only 7936 of them had private pools. Those numbers compute to 30% of the homes currently listed for sale have private pools.    Only 20% of the homes which actually sold over the past

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Anthem Country Club in Henderson is one of our premiere Country Club communities.  Behind the guard gate of this enclave, one can find homes to fit a wide variety of lifestyles.  Homes behind the guard gates range from two bedroom, single story villas to estate homes with several thousand square feet. There is a single guard gate that leads into this community of homes built around the private golf course. The golf course is beautifully manicured with several water features. Landscaping in the common areas of Anthem Country Club includes pine trees and shrubs that are more reminiscent of an East Coast town than desert.  The entry level homes here were built by Pulte and include a wide range of floor plans, styles and sizes.  

This is one of the rare

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Las Vegas New Home Sales are showing signs of recovering as the inventory of resale homes, including foreclosures and short sales has started to decline.  It's very easy to go visit the on site sales offices of new home communities without having a licensed Realtor accompany you.  Perhaps you might even wonder why you would need an agent to assist in finding a new home that you will buy directly from the builder.  There are several advantages to having an experienced agent who knows your area assist you. First, your agent will act as a buffer to keep any high pressure sales person you might encounter from rushing you into making a decision before you've had a chance to thoroughly explore your options.  When you go into a new home sales center, you have to

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