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Just Listed! 2709 Copper Mesa Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89134

by Heidi Winston, RE/MAX Lifetime Achievement Recipie

WOW! Don't miss this remodeled townhome at 2709 Copper Mesa Drive. Amazing gated courtyard with cobblestone patio and beautiful landscaping. New kitchen, dramatic granite, new cabinets, stainless appliances plus refrigerator.


Tile flooring. Vaulted Ceiling. Walk to Mountain Shadow Community Center. Peaceful rear yard and covered patio.

 

 

 

Coffered ceiling in second bedroom. Two-Toned paint. Water softener and
RO system. Don't miss the great community pools, clubs, fitness centers, golf courses, theater plus
more.

For more information about Sun City Summerlin and all it has to offer, click here

Contact Heidi Winston of Winston Realty Group for All Your Real Estate Needs! For more information or to schedule a showing. Visit www.WinstonRealtyGroup.com or email Heidi@WinstonRealtyGroup.com. Once you work with us, you’ll be glad we’re Your Real Estate professionals!

Save the Date! February and March Cultural and Special Events in the Las Vegas Area

by Heidi Winston, RE/MAX Lifetime Achievement Recipie

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The Smith Center

Feb 21 - ABBA Mania
Feb 22 - The Chieftains
Mar 06 - The Ten Tenors - Wish You Were Here
Mar 14 - Mr. Popper's Penguins

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The Springs Preserve

Feb 15-16 - Archaeology Adventures Camp

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The Brooklyn Bowl

Feb 22 - Dark Star Orchestra
Feb 27 - Celebrating David Bowie
Mar 15 - Hippy Sabotage -  The Path ofRighteousness Tour
Mar 24 - Ministry w/Chelsea Wolfe

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The Chelsea

Feb 17 - Cake
Mar 09 - Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds

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Lake Las Vegas

Feb 14 - Valentine's Day Cruise
Jan 11-Feb 15 - Neon Ice Skating Rink

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Las Vegas / Clark County Library

Feb 10 - The Waters Family Saga: Still Waters (play)

 

Contact Heidi Winston of Winston Realty Group for All Your Real Estate Needs! For more information or to schedule a showing. Visit www.WinstonRealtyGroup.com or email heidi@winstonrealtygroup.com Once you work with us, you’ll be glad we’re Your Real Estate professionals!

Building a More Connected Community

by Heidi Winston, RE/MAX Lifetime Achievement Recipie

Neighborhood Resources

Are you looking to easily connect with your Las Vegas neighbors, even the ones you don’t know over common interests related to your neighborhood? Nextdoor.com might be just the ticket!  The site helps you set up private, secure, password-protected online social media communities specific to just your neighborhood that facilitate communication among residents.

Yelp! has grown dramatically since its founding in 2004 and provides very quick and easy searches of local goods as well as services along with customer reviews.  No account setup is necessary to use the site. This is a great resource to check out restaurants at home as well as when you are traveling too!

Angie's List, the membership, fee-based site, actually has Toll Free customer service for its users.  All of their reviews are audited for accuracy as well as authenticity, which is something that Yelp! and several other "review" sites have been thought to suffer from a lack of.

ZipWho is a great way to see US Census Bureau information about your zip code area (or any zip code in the US) in a very easily readable format.

For much, much more detailed data check out City-Data.com.

Community Safety

National Night Out began in 1984 and has since grown from 23 states to all 50 states with almost 38 million participants.  They have a great map on their website where you can search to see if your community or town currently participates. If your town hasn’t participated before, ask around and you will likely find someone you know that has participated in another community.

The Neighborhood Watch Program of the National Sheriff's Association also has a great search feature where you can find out if your neighborhood has a Watch Program as well as information on how to get one started. A great way to make a safer place to live is just to get to know your neighbors and talk to them regularly. This might help you get started with that.

It's certainly not the most comfortable topic, but information about how many and where convicted sex offenders live in your neighborhood can be critical to keeping your family safe.  Family Watchdog is a free service that can help you do just that.

Connecting with the neighbors you live near will provide a great sense of security in itself and allow you to turn your neighborhood into a community that you will want to live in for years to come. 

Contact Heidi Winston of Winston Realty Group for All Your Real Estate Needs! For more information or to schedule a showing. Visit www.WinstonRealtyGroup.com or email heidi@winstonrealtygroup.com Once you work with us, you’ll be glad we’re Your Real Estate professionals!

 

New on the Market! 5504 Lucky Clover Street, Las Vegas

by Heidi Winston, RE/MAX Lifetime Achievement Recipie

Stunning completely remodeled home. High vaulted ceilings. Covered RV Parking. Master bedroom down. Shutters throughout. 

Granite countertops. Stainless double ovens, cooktop, and  Fridge, Island, pendant lights, Backsplash. 20'’ tile and man-made wood. 

 
 
4 bedrooms and loft upstairs. Built-In office. Balcony off Loft. Granite and new tile showers in Baths. Several built-ins. Large covered patio. Newer Desert Landscape. Fresh interior and Exterior paint. 2 Storage sheds. Garden area. Great location.
 

Contact Heidi Winston of Winston Realty Group for All Your Real Estate Needs! For more information or to schedule a showing. Visit www.WinstonRealtyGroup.com or email Heidi@WinstonRealtyGroup.com. Once you work with us, you’ll be glad we’re Your Real Estate professionals!

Las Vegas Holiday Activities

by Heidi Winston, RE/MAX Lifetime Achievement Recipie

Las Vegas does everything big and the holidays are no exception. Get in the holiday spirit this year with a variety of holiday activities including ice skating, incredible light displays and a breathtaking floral display. 

No matter what kind of fun you are looking for, there is sure to be something you will enjoy. All of the included events last at least through the new year so you have no excuse not to do a couple things or all of them. 

Happy Holidays!

Contact Heidi Winston of Winston Realty Group for All Your Real Estate Needs! For more information or to schedule a showing. Visit www.WinstonRealtyGroup.com or email Heidi@WinstonRealtyGroup.com. Once you work with us, you’ll be glad we’re Your Real Estate professionals!

Benefits of Working with a Buyer’s Agent

by Heidi Winston, RE/MAX Lifetime Achievement Recipie

Do it yourself is everywhere today. There are a myriad of shows, magazines and websites completely devoted to teaching you how to do everything yourself and I agree there is little quite as fulfilling as a beautiful wreath you craft yourself or fixing your garbage disposal instead of having to call the handyman again.

However, there are some parts of life that require a professional. Real estate is one of them. There are times you can do it yourself but you can’t anticipate when things won’t go according to plan and you will need a professional. Start from the beginning with a well-trained, experienced professional to lead you through the process and ensure your best interests and satisfaction are top priority from beginning to finish.

When you are buying a house, there is so much more to it than picking a house and signing your closing paperwork. Finding the right property alone can take months or even years if you are looking for something really specific and once you find the right property, there are countless tasks that need to be done to investigate the property to make sure it is the right property for you to purchase and take care of all of the items that need to be completed between contract and closing. Here are some of the items I will help with when you are ready to buy a home.

  • Finding the right mortgage lender.
  • Making sure you purchase a home that fits into your overall budget.
  • Sharing information with you on any buyer incentives available.
  • Explain the importance of being preapproved for a mortgage.
  • Create a list with you that prioritizes your needs and wants in your home.
  • Find properties for you to look at that meet your needs.
  • Set you up to receive emails with available properties that meet your criteria.
  • Review appealing home with you to determine which homes meet your needs.
  • Provide access to all properties listed in MLS if you want to see them.
  • Network with area agents for possible properties that aren’t listed in MLS.
  • Preview properties you are interested in prior to showing them to you to ensure they meet your needs.
  • Narrow your home options down to the ones that best meet your needs.
  • Analyze the pros and cons of each property with you.
  • Explain all material defects known for each property.
  • Provide you knowledge about the potential resale value of any properties you are interested in.
  • Explain the difference between a buyer’s market and seller’s market and how you should handle the current market.
  • Provide a comparative market analysis on homes you are interested in so you know the value of them.
  • Provide information on recent comparable sales.
  • Provide market statistics for the area.
  • Explain all parts of the contract and other required forms to purchase the home.
  • Explain common contract contingencies so that you can understand how to use them to your benefit.
  • Obtain seller disclosures for properties you are interested in.
  • Review seller disclosures with you.
  • Complete the offer to purchase and all other necessary forms on your behalf.
  • Help you determine the amount you should offer for a home and the amount you are willing to pay for a home.
  • Develop a negotiation strategy to ensure we negotiate in a way that is beneficial to you and you are comfortable with.
  • Negotiate on your behalf with the listing agent of the property.
  • Recommend inspectors, lenders and other professionals needed during the contract and closing phase of the home.
  • Advocate on your behalf during the contract and closing phase.
  • Schedule inspections and other necessary appointments on your behalf.
  • Inform you of contract deadlines and make sure you meet them.
  • Facilitate communication between lender, closing agent, listing agent and anyone else that will be a part of getting your home closed.
  • Attend the walk-through of the home prior to closing with you.
  • Keep you up to date on future sold properties so that you know the value of your home.
  • Recommend professionals you need to maintain your home after the purchase.

As you can see, there is so much that must be done to get your property closed. I am here to assist you every step of the way. 

Contact Heidi Winston of Winston Realty Group for All Your Real Estate Needs! For more information or to schedule a showing. Visit www.WinstonRealtyGroup.com or email Heidi@WinstonRealtyGroup.com. Once you work with us, you’ll be glad we’re Your Real Estate professionals!

Just Listed! 5440 San Florentine Ave

by Heidi Winston, RE/MAX Lifetime Achievement Recipie

Welcome to 5440 San Florentine Avenue in the community of Southern Highlands. From the moment you walk inside, you will enjoy all this luxury home has to offer. The entry includes a lead-glass double door, cathedral ceilings, custom marble inlay, porcelain tile floors and a curved staircase. The kitchen is a chef’s dream with ample cabinet space, Wolf range, double ovens, warming drawer and sub-zero fridge. The master suite includes a large bedroom, luxurious bath with Jacuzzi soaking tub, dual sinks with a make-up bench, 3-way gas fireplace and tile floors. The master opens to a large balcony overlooking the pool with a view of the mountains. The casita in the backyard is perfect for guests, and is ideal for a pool house, man cave or game room. The back-yard features a large covered patio that includes a fabulous outdoor kitchen. You can lounge in your pool on a hot summer’s day and enjoy the comfort of the cool decked surfaces. Your personal paradise awaits!

For more information about Southern Highlands and all it has to offer, click here

Contact Heidi Winston of Winston Realty Group for All Your Real Estate Needs! For more information or to schedule a showing. Visit www.WinstonRealtyGroup.com or email Heidi@WinstonRealtyGroup.com. Once you work with us, you’ll be glad we’re Your Real Estate professionals!

New on the Market! 2913 Big Green Lane, Las Vegas, NV

by Heidi Winston, RE/MAX Lifetime Achievement Recipie

WOW! Beautifully remodeled home. New maple kitchen cabinets with slow glide. New Appliances. New light fixtures. Pendant lights. Art Deco insert. Butcher block counter. TILE Backsplash. Wood Laminate & tile floors. Shutters. Rodin Shutters. Large courtyard, extended patio, veggie garden. Vaulted ceilings. 

Mountain & Greenbelt Views. 2 car Garage. Storage cabinets, Freezer, Washer, Dryer, Fridge. Covered Patio. Multiple Club houses, pools, Fitness Center, golf and more. View more details and photos about this home here

For more information about Sun City Summerlin and all it has to offer, visit here

Contact Heidi Winston of Winston Realty Group for All Your Real Estate Needs! For more information or to schedule a showing. Visit www.WinstonRealtyGroup.com or email Heidi@WinstonRealtyGroup.com. Once you work with us, you’ll be glad we’re Your Real Estate professionals!

New on the Market! 10135 Haymarket Peak Avenue, Las Vegas, NV

by Heidi Winston, RE/MAX Lifetime Achievement Recipie

Beautiful Home located in the Lovely Masterplan Community of Providence!

This home has 4 bedrooms & 3 baths. Large kitchen with expanded espresso cabinets, granite, stainless steel appliances, tile floors downstairs, bedroom downstairs, espresso stair-rail, loft, two-toned paint, 6 ceiling fans, covered patio, laundry upstairs, Frontload Washer & Dryer, Large Master with sitting area, soaking tub, separate shower.

 

Close to several Community Parks & walking trails. Shows like new!

Contact Heidi Winston of Winston Realty Group for All Your Real Estate Needs! For more information or to schedule a showing. Visit www.WinstonRealtyGroup.com or email Heidi@WinstonRealtyGroup.com. Once you work with us, you’ll be glad we’re Your Real Estate professionals!

Vegas Downtown Revitalization

by Heidi Winston, RE/MAX Lifetime Achievement Recipie

Hey everyone!

I went to school in Seattle, WA and lived there for many years after. It is because I have seen what revitalization efforts can do to transform a city, or its neighborhoods, that I am so enthusiastic about what is happening in Downtown Las Vegas. Whether your interests lie in the opportunity to try new restaurants and lounges, or enjoy the latest summer blockbuster in a new theater, or start your own idea for a new business at an incubator, Downtown is teaming with opportunities for you to check out!

Now most of us are already aware of the Container Park and other Downtown Projects (DTP) sponsored in part by Tony Hsieh of Zappo's fame, and developer Todd Kessler - Thank you Tony and Todd! - so this blog is going to cover even newer projects that are complete, in process, or on the drawing board for the Downtown area.

 

Take Derek and Greg Stevens plans to raze the properties they purchased over the last few years and replace them with a "to-be-announced" project on the site of what is currently, Mermaids, the Las Vegas Club and Glitter Gulch.

The City of Las Vegas continues to expand it parks and recreation services with new and expanded "Green Spaces" in and around the Downtown Corridor. Much of this information was shared at the recent "Livin in The City" event sponsored by the City and the Urban Land Institute (ULI) - Nevada.

Another venue that opened about 6 months ago is the Eclipse Theater. Now theaters with food and adult beverage service is nothing new, but not allowing youngsters in for showings that start after 6:00 PM is. Now I am a mom, but in the summer my daughter does leave town to spend time with family. While away, my husband and I can enjoy a "non-animated film, with no G's in the rating AND an adult beverage", all while in the company of only 40 or so other adults.

 


My point is this, like all great cities Las Vegas continues to adapt to the changing times and needs of not only it's visitors, but it's residents. I for one am thrilled to see what is taking place in our city and the investment in not only services, but in infrastructure and economic diversity as well, and I hope you get out and enjoy some of it as well! 

Thanks for reading and sharing!

Heidi

 


Heidi Winston is a REALTOR, mom, wife, and long time resident of Summerlin. She is a RE/MAX Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient, and was recently recognized as one of the "Top 25 Women in Real Estate" by the Women's Council of REALTOR's, Las Vegas. To contact Heidi with your real estate questions, call her at 702-277-6599, or via email at Heidi@WinstonRealtyGroup.com

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Heidi and Michael Winston
4435 South Buffalo
Las Vegas NV 89147
Heidi: 702-277-6599
Michael: 702-219-8692
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