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New on the Market - 8508 Estrelita Drive, Las Vegas

by Heidi Winston, RE/MAX Lifetime Achievement Recipie

Three bedroom, den and two loft home with stunning views of the mountains and Pueblo Arroyo. The home has been totally remodeled and offers wonderful features inside and out. The front entry has a nice covered porch and updated lights. Stained glass windows, updated lighting and tile floors welcome you at the front door. Neutral two toned paint is found throughout the home. The open living and dining rooms have cathedral vaulted ceilings and shutters. A skylight in the living room adds great natural light to the floorplan. Newer 3” baseboards have been added throughout the home.

The kitchen includes granite countertops, newer kitchen cabinets with roll-out shelves, stainless steel appliances with 3-door refrigerator and double ovens, tile backsplash and an extended island. 20” tile is found in the kitchen, spacious breakfast nook and hallway. French doors lead to the extra-large patio. A den on the main level has built-in cabinets with crown molding, two desk areas, filing cabinets and bookshelves. A huge family room is found on the main level as well and includes surround sound, plus a built-in entertainment center. A second set of stairs are found in the family room. 

The large master suite includes French doors, a private balcony, a remodeled bath, separate bathtub and shower and a custom master closet. Two additional bedrooms and two full baths are found upstairs along with two lofts, one which includes a well equipped wet bar. The backyard includes paver walkways as well as covered and uncovered patios. The private backyard includes a built-in BBQ, streambed, and a water feature. Beautifully landscaped exterior was redesigned a few years ago and includes new pavers, lighting, irrigation and plants.

For more information or to see additional photos of the home, click here.

Contact Heidi Winston of Winston Realty Group for all of 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.

 

Spring Selling Season Blossoms Into Summer – What You Need to Know About the Housing Market

by Heidi Winston, RE/MAX Lifetime Achievement Recipie

Good news, homebuyers and sellers! There’s plenty to smile about as the spring selling season, which saw an uptick in May home sales and a growth in inventory (representing the most units for sale since August 2016), transitions to the busiest real estate season of all: summer.

According to the RE/MAX National Housing Report, homes sold quickly in May – in an average of 47 days – making it the second-fastest May average in the 10 years of the report. Couple that with more homes for sale and moderating price increases, and it reveals a sign the market is operating more efficiently right now.

Some highlights from data in the most recent RE/MAX National Housing Report:

Home sales are up year-over-year, ending a 9-month streak of declines.

The average number of home sales is up 15.3% compared to April 2019 and up 0.4% year-over-year – marking the first year-over-year gain since July 2018. As mentioned, homes aren’t sitting on the market long, meaning sellers looking to make a quick move may experience faster results.

Price increases are beginning to moderate.

May’s median home price of $259,500 in the report’s 54 markets was up 3.4% year-over-year, representing the lowest May increase since 2011. Sellers are still enjoying some price gains with a double-digit increase in median sales price in Milwaukee at 14.2%, Boise, Idaho, at 13.6% and Albuquerque, New Mexico, at 10.2%. Moderating price increases and a growth in home sales are the best of both worlds for buyers and sellers. Buyers feel a bit of relief, while sellers walk away with equity.

Inventory continues to improve.

The number of homes for sale in May 2019 was up 4.5% from April 2019 and up 4.9% from May 2018. This sets a report record for the highest May growth. More homes on the market means buyers have a greater selection to choose from, which may ease some of the stiff competition and bidding wars that come with low inventory.

You can find more data in the latest RE/MAX National Housing Report. Ready to make a move? Contact Heidi Winston of Winston Realty Group for all of 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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New on the Market - 5632 Teton Glacier Street, Las Vegas

by Heidi Winston, RE/MAX Lifetime Achievement Recipie

Gorgeous and highly upgraded home with four large bedrooms and three walk-in closets. Neutral two-toned paint throughout the home. Large entry way leads to 3-way staircase. The home offers a great floorplan with a separate dining room and a greatroom that is wired for surround sound. The dining room offers upgraded electrical with canned lights plus an outlet for your chandelier.

Beautiful 20x20 imported square tile is located throughout the downstairs. The open floorplan allows the family to be together even when enjoying different activities in different rooms. The oversized kitchen offers space for your table and a breakfast bar at the island. Stainless appliances, double ovens, 5-burner cooktop, tons of cabinets, large walk-in pantry, backsplash and espresso cabinets.

The master bedroom is spacious with room for a desk or exercise equipment. The master bath includes dual sinks, marble countertops, separate soaking tub and shower and a walk-in closet. A large loft is found upstairs outside of the bedrooms. Washer, dryer and refrigerator are yours to keep. The laundry room is found upstairs and includes cabinets and a sink. Oversized 3-car garage. Paver front porch and large covered paver patio in the backyard. Canned lights are included in the patio. Desert landscaped yard is easy to care for. Pavers driveway and walkway. Great location across from Summerlin. 

For more information or to see additional photos of the home, click here.

Contact Heidi Winston of Winston Realty Group for all of 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.

5 Ways to Surprise Dad with DIY Home Improvement Projects

by Heidi Winston, RE/MAX Lifetime Achievement Recipie

For Father’s Day this year, get your dad something he’ll really appreciate – help tackling his home improvement to-do list. Here are a few suggestions:

1. Instead of a fancy shaving kit…

… trim the yard. But don’t stop at simply mowing the grass and weeding the beds – add some class with edging. Plastic, rubber and stone edging pieces are easy to install and a simple way to smarten up the yard.

2. Instead of another watch…

… rent a power washer from your local home improvement store and with just a few hours of work, you can return Dad’s home and driveway to its former glory. Be careful around windows, doors and screens, however, as the high-pressure flow could cause damage Dad won’t be thrilled about.

3. Instead of cologne or aftershave…

… take a look at his air conditioning system. You can clean or swap out the filter on your own. Leaving it too long can clog the system and cause the air conditioning to malfunction. Take a look at the pan under the unit. If there’s water in it, there might be a clog in the drain line that you can flush yourself. If the unit needs more help, schedule a pro for regular service and pick up the tab for Dad.

4. Instead of another tie…

… give him a nice space to unwind by cleaning, sanding and staining the deck. A good power wash will brighten the wood by blasting off a layer of grunge and a coat of stain will help seal out the elements and keep the wood intact.

5. Instead of barbecue tools…

… build him a fire pit. Get creative with gravel, stone and bricks and don’t forget to buy chocolate, marshmallows and graham crackers for the inaugural s’mores.

Contact Heidi Winston of Winston Realty Group for all of 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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Honoring Dad: What He Really Wants on Father’s Day

by Heidi Winston, RE/MAX Lifetime Achievement Recipie

Sunday’s the big day for honoring Dads, or anyone else who played a dad-like role in your life.

If you’re short of ideas how to celebrate Father’s Day, here are a few suggestions based on an informal survey of three dads:

  • Mow my lawn for me.
  • Take me out to a ball game.
  • Buy me a tie. (No, really.)
  • Lottery tickets.
  • No fighting. (This from a father of three boys under the age of 9)
  • Give me a hug, an unexpected one.
  • I grill, you clean up.
  • You cook, I watch golf.
  • Control of the remote control for the entire week.
  • A photo of us together.
  • A six-pack I don’t have to share.
  • A pass from housework for the rest of June.

There’s more, but you get the idea. Dads want love, care and just a little bit of recognition. Sort of like the rest of us.

Happy Father’s Day to all of them!

Contact Heidi Winston of Winston Realty Group for all of 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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How a Home Office Can Increase Appeal for Homebuyers

by Heidi Winston, RE/MAX Lifetime Achievement Recipie

With housing inventory remaining tight in recent years, RE/MAX agents are diligent about keeping up with the trends to help clients buy and sell properties in this competitive market.

“Remote-friendly” workplaces are one of those rising trends. In fact, according to 2018 data from the U.S. Census, nearly 8 million people worked at home in 2017.

“In my experience, the home office is an integral part of the millennial homebuying criteria,” says Chris Krzemien with RE/MAX Experience in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

If you think it might be time to get to work (pun intended) on sprucing up – or creating – that home-office space, here are some tips to help you get started:

  1. Designate a Dedicated Office Space

One of the pitfalls to working from home is distraction. It’s crucial to create an atmosphere that’s conducive to professionalism and creativity. If your home is big enough to accommodate an entire room dedicated solely to work, an office might be a draw for millennials envisioning their productive and comfortable work-from-home days. If not, it’s a great idea to establish a semi-private area in your home where a buyer could picture themselves using a computer, talking on the phone and keeping important documents stored.

  1. Seek the Sunshine

Employees working from home are saying “sayonara” to the cubicle! Rather than putting a home office desk in a corner, try moving it close to a window – a buyer might appreciate the chance to take in the scene during the workday (pro tip: Make sure your view and garden are in tip-top shape for prospective buyers!). And don’t forget lamps in case the shades need to be closed for glare.

  1. Get Comfortable – Stay Awhile!

Many office environments provide a creative space away from desks for employees to think and brainstorm. A home office should provide the same comfy area. Add a chair, coffee table and colorful throw, and the buyer might just choose to brainstorm the next big app there. Voila!

  1. Plant Your Next Move

Houseplants convey a happy and healthy home. When you’re in seller’s mode, you know that a good first impression is key for success. If your office has empty space, add a floor plant. If the space lacks color, pair the plant with a colorful container. You get the idea.

  1. Don’t Make It Personal

This one’s easy. You already know that buyers want to envision themselves in your home, so removing anything overly personal, like photos and kids’ artwork, goes a long way. The same advice applies to the home office. Keeping this carved-out space for work only, when possible, boosts productivity and limits distractions. If you’re preparing a home office before you sell, box up those photos now so you can take them with you to your next home.

“You have to remember, there’s a reason why employees choose to work from home. It’s a feel-good space for them. Make it as bright and pleasant as possible,” added Krzemien.

Contact Heidi Winston of Winston Realty Group for all of 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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3 Things to Know About the Housing Market Right Now

by Heidi Winston, RE/MAX Lifetime Achievement Recipie

Home sales in April increased over March – by more than 11% – and were happening faster too, according to the latest RE/MAX National Housing Report. Instead of spending an average of 59 days on the market, as homes were doing in March, homes in April were selling a week quicker, in an average of 52 days. Stronger buyer interest coupled with realistic price expectations by sellers advanced the market’s move toward more balanced conditions.

Some highlights from data in the RE/MAX National Housing Report:

Home sales are up month-over-month but slightly down year-over-year.
There was a year-over-year sales decline of 1.1% in April, marking the ninth consecutive month of year-over-year decreases. But the April sales dip was the smallest during that time. It’s also important to note an April-over-March increase of 11.2%, which is an April-over-March record for the 10-year history of the report.

Prices continue to climb, but at a slower rate.
April’s median home price of $251,000 in the report’s 54 markets was up a mere 2.1% – the smallest year-over-year April increase in eight years. Four metro areas increased their median home price year-over-year by double-digit percentages, with the largest gains in Boise, Idaho, at +14.8% and Birmingham, Alabama, at +13.8%.

Inventory is improving.
The number of homes for sale in April 2019 was up 3.3% from March 2019 and up 4.8% from April 2018. This marks the seventh consecutive month of year-over-year growth in number of homes for sale.

You can find more data in the latest RE/MAX National Housing Report and if you would like to discuss how this impacts you, contact me today. 

Contact Heidi Winston of Winston Realty Group for all of 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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Helpful Flag Etiquette Tips for Memorial Day

by Heidi Winston, RE/MAX Lifetime Achievement Recipie

Millions of Americans will be displaying their flags over Memorial Day weekend, and it’s a wonderful way to show respect. Do you know the right way to do it?

Here are a few helpful reminders:

  • On Memorial Day, the flag should be at half-staff until noon; then it should be hoisted to the very top of the staff.
  • The flag should never touch the ground or the floor.
  • The stars on the flag should always be up; it’s a signal of distress when a flag is hung upside-down.
  • If you’re suspending the flag vertically, or against a wall, the stars should be to the flag’s own right, and to the left of the person hanging it.
  • The flag should be displayed only between sunrise and sunset; if it’s hung overnight, it should be lit up.

For more on flag etiquette, visit the Veterans of Foreign Wars website at www.vfw.org. Download the Federal Flag Code at www.senate.gov.

Contact Heidi Winston of Winston Realty Group for all of 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! 6633 Scavenger Hut Street, North Las Vegas - Offered at $290,000

by Heidi Winston, RE/MAX Lifetime Achievement Recipie

Pristine and clean almost new Pulte one level home with 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths. Located in Aliante Master Planned Community. Front door is tucked away for privacy. Oversized greatroom with 18” diagonal tile and a sliding glass door that leads you to the back patio and yard. The ceramic tile continues into the kitchen and dining area.

 

The kitchen features granite countertops, stainless appliances including a microwave, custom cherry wood cabinets, pantry and a breakfast bar. The dining area is adjacent to the kitchen for easy serving and offers a sliding door to the side patio. 

 

The master suite is fully loaded and includes a bay window, ceiling fan, walk-in closet and a private bath with double sinks and a separate bathtub and shower. All bedrooms are carpeted and include ceiling fans for your comfort. The back patio is covered and includes and extended for your enjoyment. Brick fencing surrounds the yard for ultimate privacy and there is no rear neighbor. The washer, dryer and refrigerator are yours to keep. Fully landscaped with desert landscaping for low maintenance in the front and rear yards. Enjoy all that Aliante has to offer including parks, walking trails and sports courts. The property is located close to shopping and the freeway.

For more information or to see more photos of the home, click here

Contact Heidi Winston of Winston Realty Group for all of 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! 1129 Aspen Cliff Drive, Henderson - Offered at $298,900

by Heidi Winston, RE/MAX Lifetime Achievement Recipie

Awesome home with three bedrooms, two full baths and one half bath plus a large loft. Shutters throughout the home. Spacious open floor plan with all tile flooring downstairs. Cobblestone courtyard entry offers a perfect space for entertaining and lots of shade. Large paver patio in the backyard.

 

 

 

Oversized master suite with walk-in closet and large master bath with linen closet. Granite countertops in the kitchen and bathrooms. All of the black appliances stay with the home and include a refrigerator, dishwasher, stove and built-in microwave. Extra storage in the kitchen pantry.  Access the backyard from the dining area. Ceiling fans throughout the home. The laundry room offers tile floors and front load washer and dryer with pedestal drawers. Fully landscaped, low maintenance yard. Two car garage with full length driveway for extra parking. Sprinklers in the home offer extra protection and reduced insurance rates.

Fantastic community parks. Located by the new Cadence Master Planned Community. Low HOA.  Tennis courts, playground, covered picnic area, basketball court, baseball field and walking trails. 

 

For more information or to see more photos of the home, click here

Contact Heidi Winston of Winston Realty Group for all of 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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