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Spring Is Here!- Time To Get Organized

by Heidi Winston, REMAX Lifetime Achievement

Custom Bookshelves​​SPRING IS HERE!  There are so many things to look forward to in spring!  Baseball, flowers blooming, BBQs on the patio and Spring Cleaning.  Wait, “Spring Cleaning!” who looks forward to spring cleaning??  Well, just think how much easier spring cleaning would be if your life was organized?  One of the easiest way to organize your life is with a custom closet system.  A bonus to getting custom closets, is that it forces you to de-clutter.  Here are a few ways to conquer your clutter without getting overwhelmed and make sure next season will be filled with doing more of the things you really want to do.

 

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We all know there are items in our closet we haven’t worn in years, so get rid of it!   Ease the pain by not trying to do everything at once.  Do shoes one day, long sleeve shirts another day, pants and so forth.  Create 3 piles: Trash, Giveaway/Sell and Storage.  If you haven’t worn it for the past 2 seasons, get rid of it!  Use the closet as an area for your clothes, it’s not a storage room.

 

 

 

 

 

​SCHEDULE A CONSULTATION WITH A CLOSET DESIGNER

Having the right closet organizer will help you get and stay organized.  When meeting with a KNOWLEDGABLE designer, they will measure your space, take an inventory of what you have and discuss any extras you may need/want.  If you have space in your closet, it’s great to get built in drawers.  Avoiding the trek back and forth from your closet to your bedroom to get ready will help get you where you need to be ON TIME.  There are also other great options and accessories to help make the most out of the space: Built in Hampers, Tie and Belt racks, jewelry trays, etc.  If you have a 10’ tall closet, you can utilize the height with pull downs.  Your designer will personalize it to fit your needs.

 

 

YAY! YOUR CLOSET IS INSTALLED

Just because you have an AMAZING custom closet organizer doesn’t mean the work ends here!  Dump the wire/plastic/wood hangars and upgrade to huggable hangars!  They are better for your clothing and take up less space.  Group like with like: Place all the pants together, shirts, dresses, etc.  You will probably even find yourself purging more of what you don’t wear once it’s all organized in the closet. After all, who wouldn’t want to go on a shopping spree?! 

I hope this gives you a kick start into enjoying your spring cleaning instead of dreading it!

 

Thank you Chantel Saucedo of Absolute Closets and Cabinetry for this month's Guest Blog!

 

 

 

 



Chantel Saucedo is a talented artist, with a passion for making functional spaces beautiful and efficient! She has been in the custom closet industry since 1997, and a Las Vegas resident since 2001. You can connect with Chantel for a design consultation by calling her direct line at 702-610-5838.

Las Vegas closet company Absolute Closets was founded by two of the top closet guys in the nation.  We manufacture and install closets and cabinetry in Las Vegas and the surrounding areas.  Our goal is to provide our customers with the best service, best designs, and best product based upon our customers’ requirements.  www.AbsoluteClosets.com

Heidi Winston has been a real estate agent since moving to Las Vegas in 2002, and she has earned the RE/MAX Lifetime Achievement Award. Heidi holds several real estate designations and been married for over 20 years. Heidi and her husband Michael are raising one daughter, and they currently reside in the master planned community of Summerlin. To contact Heidi, you can email her at Heidi@WinstonRealtyGroup.com  or call her direct line at 702-219-8692.

Can it be election time already?

by Heidi Winston, REMAX Hall of Fame Realtor

Is it possible that that it is election season again already? Several local races are taking place in Southern Nevada this Spring and early voting is in full swing for the primaries. Due to term limits Henderson Mayor Andy Hafen is no longer eligible to run, and seven candidates are currently on the ballot. In Las Vegas, three of cities six wards are up as well as three municipal judge seats. Let's agree that these are not the most exciting races when compared to the national election cycles, however, in many cases, they are more impactful on our day to day to lives, so, while this is not a political blog please take some time to investigate the candidates. Get to know what commitments they are making and get out vote. NOTE- Many of these races may be decided in the primaries if any candidate is unopposed, or if they receive 50% plus one, they will be declared the winner.

The Las Vegas Purple Stride event takes place this Saturday at The Green at Town Square. The event is an awareness and fundraiser for Pancreatic Cancer and includes a 1 Mile and a 5K route which can be either timed or un-timed. The event kicks off at 7:30, and wraps at 12:00. Call me if you would like details on how to donate.

Lastly this week, my family and I want to express our deepest sympathies for those impacted by the events in London this week. We watched the reports unfold and had to have another hard conversation with our young daughter about how not everyone in this world wants to get along with others. We reminded her that while there are bad people in the world, we believe that there is more, good than evil and you sometimes have to look beyond the headlines to see it. You see, we were on that very bridge visiting London just three months ago, so the images and memories are still fresh in our hearts and minds. We are saddened by the tragedy, but not deterred in our belief in humanity and that travel, discovery and curiosity are the means to a better world for all of us.

Wishing you peace and prosperity!

Thanks for sharing.

Heidi 


 

It's March- Bring On The Madness!!

by Heidi Winston, REMAX Hall of Fame Realtor

Like it, love it, or hate it, March Madness means the NCAA Basketball Tournament is in full swing, and the college sports crowds are in full effect. Watching your "brackets", cheering for an amazing upset, and hoping your team ends up in the Final Four are all activities that have become common place this time of year. Downtown Summerlin kicks off events this year at the Tip-Off Tailgate taking place from 2:00 PM to 10:00 PM today. The event includes a  Meet & Greet with UNLV college basketball legends Larry Johnson, Moses Scurry and Anderson Hunt. KLUC's Chet Buchanan will be hosting a Shoot-Out contest, and you can see performances from the UNLV Rebel Girls and UNLV Cheer Squads. The events are free to the general public, but Dave & Busters are offering VIP Tickets for $50.00.


​Tomorrow is St. Patrick's Day, and it's seems the whole world is just a "wee bit Irish" on this day, and there are plenty of places to celebrate! The Linq Promenade is hosting a parade and Green Beer festival starting at Noon. The Fremont Street Experience will have live music and dancing starting at Noon as well. If you are looking for a more "family friendly experience", head down to the Mezzanine at the New York-New York hotel for the Las Vegas Pipe Band Parade. Parking for the first hour was still free as I write this, so get in, see the show and move on before the $10.00 party admission (21+ Only) kicks off. 

In other types of March madness, the Nevada DOT is suggesting you get the WAZE traffic sharing app for your smartphone. Next week the "Big Squeeze" kicks off, and this means additional time added to your commute along the US 95 corridor. Starting around 9:00 PM on Monday the 20th, the US 95 will be reduced to 2 lanes, in BOTH directions between Rancho and the Spaghetti Bowl. The NDOT teams are installing and asking all drivers to use what is known as a "Zipper Merge" where us commuters move to the front of the lane, then take turns merging in to the continuing lane. Studies show that this is the most efficient way to keep traffic moving, AND most importantly, keep us and the fine folks working on the highways safe. So let's all do our part. Secure your phone and use the hands free features, slow down, and be thoughtful to those needing to merge over.

Have a great weekend everyone, and thanks for sharing!

Heidi

 


Heidi Winston of Winston Realty Group is a 15 year resident of Las Vegas and Summerlin. She is a Hall of Fame Realtor with RE/MAX Excellence and takes pride in her personalized service and attention to detail. To learn more, visit www.WinstonRealtyGroup.com or email Heidi@WinstonRealtyGroup.com

Las Vegas Home Prices February 2017

by Heidi Winston, REMAX Hall of Fame Realtor

​For the monthly statistics update, I look back at the Greater Las Vegas Association of Realtor's (GLVAR) statistics for the “year-over-year” monthly changes. In this post,  I will be sharing the closed sales data and statistics for February 2017, and comparing that against the results from February of 2016.

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Note that the Las Vegas market has many market segments within itself. This could be geographical, i.e. Summerlin vs. Green Valley, or by property type such as "single family home" vs. "condominium". To help give a more specific view of the market, I am sharing data on a larger segment, and then paring that down with a couple of distinguishing characteristics. This should allow you to gain a better understanding of how the market for your property, or a property you are considering for a purchase, is behaving.


The first data set is for “ALL single-family homes” in Clark County, and this will be regardless of the community, or size of the home. The second segment will also be for single-family homes, but the home must be larger than 2,500 square feet, and have a minimum of three bedrooms.


Thank you for following me, and remember, regardless of what real estate questions you have, I can help! Call me at (702) 277-6599 if you would like to set up an appointment and review your real estate needs.

Best regards!

Heidi

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Month / Year

February 2017

February 2016

Change

Single Family

All Available

All Bedroom#

2017 vs. 2016

Median Sales Price

$240,000

$222,000

8% Increase

Avg. Days on the Market

54

67

13 Fewer Days

Sales Closed

2,262

2,117

145 More Homes

Single Family

2500+ Sqft

3 Bedroom Minimum

2017 vs. 2016

Median Sales Price

$392,500

$370,000

6% Increase

Avg. Days on the Market

79

87

8 Fewer Days

Sales Closed

479

426

53 More Homes


 ​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!
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Just Listed - 4630 Grand Rock Dr., Las Vegas $175,000

by Heidi Winston, REMAX Hall of Fame Realtor

Cozy 3 bedroom 2 bath home with expansive open floor plan!

Welcome to 4630 Grand Rock Drive. This charming home offers a vast open floor plan on a beautifully landscaped lot. Enjoy you time outdoors on either the covered front porch or covered back patio. The stunningly landscaped back yard offers a ton of privacy with no neighbors behind!  Home features tile flooring with carpet in bedrooms to be replaced before closing.

High vaulted ceilings add to the appeal of the large open living areas.  The Kitchen boasts tons of cabinet space in addition to vaulted ceilings, can lights, and arched architectural design over the breakfast bar to create the open feeling.

Home contains large master bedroom with in suite master bath featuring a double vanity. Don’t miss out on your chance to call this place home!

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!

March Events You May Want To Checkout-

by Heidi Winston, REMAX Hall of Fame Realtor

My family and I are always looking for events to enjoy here in town. In this week's blog, I have highlighted just a few of the many happenings in town, including some of the perennial favorite fund raisers we look forward to every year. Here's hoping we see you at some of these this month!- Heidi

The Las Vegas Academy of the Arts has it's final days of their production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella. There is a 7:00 PM show Friday, March 3rd, and on Saturday March 4th, there is a 2:00 Matinee, and the final show at 7:00 PM.

The annual St. Baldrick's fundraiser to help fight cancer in children takes place on the 4th at McMullan's Irish pub.

The Smith Center celebrates its 5th anniversary with a special concert performance on Tuesday March 7th. Special appearance from the  Broadway In The Hood family.

March Madness kicks off at the Downtown Summerlin Tip-Off Tailgate on March 16th between 2-10pm

The Purple Stride fundraiser which raises money and awareness for Pancreatic Cancer takes place on March 25th at The Green at Town Square. Message me for information about making a donation.

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Heidi and Michael Winston
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Las Vegas NV 89117
Heidi: 702-277-6599
Michael: 702-219-8692
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