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3 Fencing Material Options to Try in Your YardThe backyard is an important part of any home. It's a place to go to relax, to host guests, and to have fun, which means outfitting it should be done with care. Because of this, when it comes to building a fence around a property, it's important to find the style of fence that best suits a Paseos of Summerlin homeowner's aesthetic preferences and durability needs. Here are some fencing material options for homeowners to choose from when fencing in their yards.

Wooden Fences

Wood is one of the most popular backyard fencing options for homeowners. Wood is both attractive and generally inexpensive, with the ability to come in a multitude of designs and styles. It can be stained or painted, which allows it to match any aesthetic or decor.

However,

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Las Vegas Housing Market Update - December 2019

Today’s home buyers have 5357 single family homes to choose from. Condos and town homes add 2057 options. Total homes available is 7414. That’s a drop from 8472 last month and 9465 the month before. That’s a drop of 15% from November and 16% from this time last year.   We sold 2527 single family homes in December. Condos and town homes added 660 closings for the month. A total of 3187 homes changed hands. That’s up from 2915 in November, 8% higher. It’s almost 22% more than we sold in December 2018.   The median home price edged up to $312,990. That’s almost to the peak price of $315K we reached in 2006. It’s 2% higher than November and 6% higher than December…
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Las Vegas High Rise News - December 2019

Today’s high rise buyers have 442 options in our top buildings.  A steady decline from 464 last month and 499 the month before.  It’s still more than the 357 we had available in December 2018. 

We sold 53 high rise condos in our top buildings in December.  That’s a slight increase from 50 in November.  It’s a nice increase over the 45 we sold in the same month last year.

Top Sellers in December - This month’s top selling buildings was a three way tie.  Turnberry Towers, MGM Signature and Veer Towers all sold 7 condos each for the month.  Fourth place was ONE Queensridge with 5 closings. 

Highest Prices - Five condos closed for $1 Million or more.  Top price was Turnberry Place Tower 3, Unit 3701. 

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Construction Options for Home Basements

Not every Palisades of Summerlin home has a basement, but those that do typically have one of three construction materials present: poured concrete, block/masonry or precast panels. Amid these categories, a basement can also be one of many styles depending on the location of the dwelling and the type of foundation it rests upon. Here's the scoop on home basement construction.

The Wide Appeal of Concrete Basements

Basements encased in concrete are by far the most typical type found on homesteads. Poured concrete basement walls are very resilient and resistant to cave-ins due to the natural pressure from the earth, water and wind. Concrete blocks are also fire resistant and water resistant, but solid walls create joint-free basements with

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4 Rental Scam Red Flags You Need to KnowIn real estate, scams are all too common. And in the digital age, Mesas of Summerlin buyers and renters are even more likely to come in contact with them than in years past. Renters especially need to be on guard when looking for a home to lease. Falling victim to a home rental scam can mean losing hundreds or thousands of dollars and be left without a place to live when moving day comes. Here are some of the common red flags home rental scams will show so all renters know which listings to avoid.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a licensed real estate professional before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

The Price is Too Good to be True

No matter what the case is: whether buying a home or renting, always give

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4 Ways To Impress Buyers During WinterSummer is the most popular season to sell a home, with spring and autumn being less popular. The least popular season, especially in climates experiencing cold and snowy weather, is winter. However, there are still Canyons of Summerlin buyers who are looking for a new home during the winter, so sellers shouldn’t give up their dreams of receiving an offer. Getting a home ready to sell requires extra TLC during the winter than any other season. Following this advice can help sellers prepare their home so it impresses buyers—no matter how cold it is outside.

Shovel All Walkways

If a buyer is coming to see the home, they need to be able to get to the home. And if there’s snow on the ground, it means the homeowner needs to shovel and salt all the

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Light Bulb Information for HomeownersAt one time, the majority of light bulbs in the home were incandescent. These light bulbs produced a warm glow, made a lot of heat and used more energy than necessary to create light. However, they were inexpensive to buy and easy to replace. Homeowners were happy enough about incandescent light bulbs until new products were invented.

Today, light bulbs come in many styles and use less energy. Tuscany homeowners who want to save the most energy possible should be aware of the different types of light bulbs. Having this kind of information makes it possible for homeowners to save money and reduce their carbon footprint.

1. LED Light Bulbs

One of the most energy-efficient light bulbs on the market are LED light bulbs. They're more efficient than

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Chimney and Fireplace Care Information for Brand New HomeownersChimneys require a certain amount of maintenance. If you're a new Seven Hills homeowner with a chimney, it's important to learn about the various ways that you can take care of your fireplace to avoid chimney fires. Fireplaces need to be cleaned, inspected, and used properly. Here's what you need to know about your new fireplace.

When (and How Often) Should You Clean Your Chimney?

Chimneys should be cleaned and inspected on an annual basis. During the cleaning, the fireplace contractor will use a device similar to a vacuum to suck the ash out of the flu. The cleaning process typically takes less than half an hour.

Even if the fireplace hasn't been used, it still needs to be cleaned and inspected, as chimneys can develop problems even if

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The 3 Most Popular Foundation TypesThe Canyons homeowners should always know what type of foundation their home uses. Likewise, buyers need to know what type of foundation every prospective home they look at has. The type of foundation a home uses will affect how it’s repaired if it is damaged and how well it can affect the home. All foundations do two main tasks: support the home and keep groundwater and dirt out of the home. There are multiple different ways to build a home’s foundation, but three types are more common than the rest. Here are the three most common home foundation types and how they differ from each other.

Slab Foundations

Slab foundations are easily one of the most popular foundation types due to how affordable they are. Their installation is also a lot more

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3 Tips for Moving into a New Home With PetsMoving can be a tremendous ordeal, and it becomes even more difficult when you have pets. Animals get easily stressed out by the moving process: furniture and familiar items are being moved, strange people may be coming into their homes, and they themselves are eventually brought to a strange location they've never been in before.

If you're moving with pets, here are some tips to make the transition more easy.

Minimize Pet Stress

Animals are easily stressed out by big changes, which makes moving an overwhelming period. With new sights, new smells, and new locations, any animal can become scared and act out of their usual behavior. Whether this means biting, hiding, or running away, minimizing pet stress is the first step in ensuring your pet

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