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Las Vegas Luxury Homes come in all styles and sizes.  As someone who works in the "luxury" home market, we do run into the question of "what is a luxury home" on occasion.  A a few months ago, a client who was referred to me by an out of State Realtor, asked "do you work with homes that aren't luxury?"

I assured her that we do but in hindsight, I like to think that every home we sell is a luxury home.  Typically luxury homes are considered to be the most expensive homes in the market.  (Top 10% of the price ranges in general.)  And, yes, we do work with those multi-million dollar estates.  At the same time, I believe the old saying of beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

One person's Las Vegas luxury home may require a Strip view.  Another person's

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Moving to Las Vegas?  Are you curious about what to expect when you live here?  Yesterday, we had the chance to enjoy a rare Sunday off.  It was sunny with a high of 69 degrees in Las Vegas.  We decided to celebrate the day off by getting out to enjoy the warm, sunny weather.

One of our favorite places to go is Boca Park in Summerlin.  They have several restaurants and shops.  We especially enjoy the restaurants that have outdoor seating.  At Boca Park, you have the Cheesecake Factory, Gordon Biersch, Kona Grill, Grimaldi's NY Pizza and Sambalatte, a locally owned coffee lounge.  There are some great shops to enjoy as well.

We arrived early, but the outdoor tables were already pretty full at most of the shops.  Everyone seemed to be enjoying our

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Las Vegas pool homes become increasingly popular as we enter Spring and Summer.  Of all the outdoor activities we can access  so easily in the desert, swimming is my favorite.  There is nothing like jumping into a pool and swimming laps with the summer sun beating down on you.

Even in our coldest months, we still get some warm sunny days when folks from the colder climates are happy to swim.

Maybe it's because I'm longing for those days when we're consistently in the 80s and 90s, but I have been encountering some great pools when I view homes.  One of my absolute favorites is at the model home in the Marquis of Seven Hills community which was built by Blue Heron Living.  This is an incredible home, even without the pool (pictured above).  As you

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NW Las Vegas offers new single story homes with RV Parking.  As we recently reported, one community that's very popular is Elkhorn Ponderosa by DR Horton.    Buyers now have another option to choose from with Serenity Ridge by William Lyon Homes.

Located just North of Lone Mountain on Ann Rd., these homes are semi-custom.  The models have beautiful upgrades.  While most new home builders only allow certain upgrades, with these semi-custom homes you can pick as many as your taste and budget allow.

We found these homes offer luxurious touches that are priced at more than a million.  The Plan 2 has an interior courtyard which can be entered through multi-slide doors that are like the disappearing doors found on luxury homes in some of Las Vegas most

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The Las Vegas Housing Market continues to show signs of a recovery as we head into Spring.  Overall, our inventory of homes available for sale continues to be low.

As of today, we only have 4091 homes listed for sale if we include single family, condos and townhomes. (Excluding High Rise which is a different market.)  On average we have sold 3454 homes per month over the past year.  That translates to less than a 5 week supply of homes for sale.  

We continue to see bidding wars in the lower price ranges.  Now we are starting to see them in the higher priced homes as well.  In February, we sold 3093 homes.  Of those, only 306 were foreclosures which is a HUGE drop compared to what we've seen in this market for years.  Short sales accounted for 1196

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4603 Designer Wy., L.V., NV 89129 is one of those rare finds in Las Vegas.  As home buyers quickly discover, finding a home that's on a quarter acre lot can be challenging in Las Vegas.  Finding a single story home on a half acre lot is even more challenging.

4603 Designer Wy, L.V., NV 89129 is the home that offers all the above and then some.  It's a single story home on a half acre lot. It has a private backyard where the owners can relax while they enjoy the beautiful sunsets under their covered patio.

In addition, this home has space for a large RV and/or boat to be securely stored behind the gate to the backyard.  It already has the RV hook-ups.  Three car garages are also rare in Las Vegas, but this home has one.

The home is located a few

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This is the Formal Living Room to the 4300 sf Model[/caption] Single story homes on half acre lots in Las Vegas can be a rare find. As the price of land skyrocketed during the years of the housing boom, developers began building as much house as possible on the smallest lots. Single story homes can be hard to find as a result. Luckily, DR Horton Homebuilders have realized that there is a demand for single story homes on large lots. One of their newest communities is Elkhorn Ponderosa II East at Torrey Pines and Deer Springs in Centennial Hills. Here are some basics about this great community:

  • These homes are on large half acre lots.
  • The community is gated.
  • Five plans are available, ranging from 3035 sf to 4300 sf.
  • All homes have at least a
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New Seven Hills luxury homes are now available at Marquis.  This is a community of all custom homes built by Blue Heron Living.  The model home at Marquis was featured as "The Great American Home" at the National Association of Homebuilders convention. The community features 33 home sites perched high above the Rio Secco golf course.  Views of the golf course and Mountains are incredible.  Premium lots have full Strip views. Seven Hills Luxury Homes have long been popular for their views of the golf course, Mountains and Strip. This is the first subdivision where all homes are of a contemporary design. The model home showcases many  options that are available.  Features include pocket doors and disappearing glass walls.  The model home shows how cabanas

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70 degrees at Red Rock on Feb. 5

Tired of all the bad storms we've had this winter? Maybe it's time to move to Las Vegas! We've had a little bit of cold weather this year but one thing you can count on in Las Vegas is you will never have to shovel snow.

Typical days in January have a high of 58 degrees and a low of 34 degrees. February has an average high of 63 and low of 39 degrees. In 2013, we have had a few days where the high was only in the 40s. We dipped below freezing a few nights. That was back in January.

Over the ten years I have lived in Las Vegas, we've usually seen it snow one day per year. Sometimes that snow is only a little dusting of snow flurries. Occasionally an inch or two will accumulate. When it does accumulate, it behaves

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Las Vegas Luxury Homes for Sale in 2013 are showing a definite uptick in the market.  As the housing market collapsed, we have watched the number of homes listed at more than one million reach a staggering 3 years worth of inventory by 2009-2010.  Today, we have 252 single family homes listed for more than a million and we sold 182 homes that were listed for more than a million over the past twelve months.  That averages out to just under 17 months worth of inventory of Las Vegas Luxury Homes for Sale. Having more than six months of inventory still translates into a buyer's market and yes, the luxury home communities are where we are still finding some of the best deals for our clients.  We are still seeing some luxury homes selling for half of what they

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