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For The Love Of Pets!

by Heidi Winston-REMAX Hall of Fame Realtor


Americans love their pets! Pets are wonderful additions to our homes and families. As we get older, it becomes harder and harder to recall a time when my husband and I did not have a "four legged child" in our home.

Our current pet is a Samoyed named "Stacia" and she recently turned 11. She was a surprise for our daughter after our two previous dogs passed. She is a loving companion to all of us and we are grateful to have her in our lives. 

As she ages we are dealing with all of the things that come with age. She moves a little slower, more trouble navigating stairs and walks to the park get a little shorter, but we have found some great care providers at Sahara Pines Animal Hospital who have helped us navigate her later years and the conditions that comes with.

The first suggestions was to make some simple diet changes,  and change the time of day we were taking our walks. Second, we had her evaluated for arthritis. Turns out that it was her spine and not her hips (which is common with her breed) is where her troubles lie. The doctors at Sahara Pines completed an extensive  series of x-rays and recommended a series of laser therapy treatments. I am happy to report that so far, all is going great! Stacia's energy is up, the walks are improving, and her appetite is right where it should be. So this week's blog is going out as a big "Thank you" to Dr. Ulitchny, Dr. Ziegler and the entire staff at Sahara Pines for the great care you deliver everyday. Also, an additional note of thanks and warm wishes to our friend and breeder, Ken Granacki at Snowater Samoyeds for helping make Stacia a part of our family!


Heidi Winston is a successful Realtor, wife and mother who has lived and worked in Las Vegas for over 15 years. For more information about real estate news in Las Vegas, "click here" or contact Heidi at either 702-277-6599, or Heidi@WinstonRealtyGroup.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Las Vegas Home Prices Up In January

by Heidi Winston-REMAX Hall of Fame Realtor

For the first week of a new month, I look back at the Clark County statistics for the “year-over-year” monthly changes. This means I will be sharing the GLVAR sales data and statistics for January 2017, and comparing that against the results from January 2016.

Please note that the Las Vegas market has many market segments within itself. To help clarify the impact a bit, I am sharing market information on a larger segment, and then paring that down with a couple of distinguishing characteristics.

The first will be for “ALL single-family homes” (no condos or townhouses) in Clark County, and this will be regardless of size or community. The second segment will also be for single-family homes, but they must have more than 2,500 square feet of living space, and have a minimum of 3-bedrooms.

And with that quick intro, here are the numbers-

Spoiler Alert! Prices are up, and homes are selling quicker- Have a great month!

All Clark County Single Family Residences

Month – Year

January 2017

January 2016

Change

Median Price

$240,000

$220,000

9% Increase

Days On Market

30

40

10 Fewer Days

Sales Closed

2,016

1,783

13% Increase

 

 

Clark County SFR w/ 2,500 + Sqft and 3 bedrooms

Month – Year

January 2017

January 2016

Change

Median Price

$399,790

$355,899

12% Increase

Days On Market

56

62

6 Fewer Days

Sales Closed

192

173

11% Increase


 

 

Just Listed - 1912 Madagascar Ln, Las Vegas $425,000

by Heidi Winston- REMAX Hall of Fame Realtor

Amazing Single Story Home in Signature at Peccole Ranch!

Las Vegas Real EstateWelcome to 1912 Madagascar Ln. 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, 2640 square feet, 2 car garage and superior upgrades throughout. You will love the backyard oasis with hot tub and your own 5-hole putting green!

A beautifully accented entry welcomes you and your guests with landscaping, custom pavers and lighting, and a gorgeous arched window above the double doors. The foyer features high ceilings, beautiful leaded glass windows, chandelier, and gorgeous Travertine tile. The formal dining room is conveniently located off the entry and the kitchen, and features a stunning candelabra and custom shutters. Whether you are entertaining a group or enjoying an intimate meal, you will appreciate the warmth of this inviting space.

The spacious kitchen is truly a dream come true for the chef in the family. Granite surfaces, stainless steel appliances, newer BOSCH dishwasher, island, pantry, vaulted ceilings, built-in oven and microwave make for clean lines and convenience. This thoughtfully laid-out space features gorgeous marble flooring, custom cabinets, pot shelving, and lots of storage and counter space. A spacious nook provides plenty of room for casual dining, and the bay window with custom shutters allows lots of natural day light in the room. The family room features vaulted ceilings, upgrades, built-in shelving, gas burning fireplace, and is open to the kitchen, making entertaining a breeze. The formal living room continues the architectural theme of long, clean lines, and features gorgeous French doors that open to the backyard.

The beautifully appointed master suite features a double door entry with leaded glass, vaulted ceiling, a large main area, a sitting nook, a gas burning fireplace, and large custom walk-in closet. Escape to your luxurious master bath retreat and relax in the amazing tub with a fire going and a glass of your favorite beverage. Master bath features dual pedestal sinks and access to the yard with hot tub.

Head outdoors to enjoy your park-like, backyard oasis. No time to get to the golf course? That's ok because you can work on your short game on your very own 5-hole putting green! The covered patio features elegant columns, a hot tub, upgraded ceiling fan, and is wired for sound. A custom fire-pit and drop shades add to the ambiance! This lush, beautiful space is situated on a quiet, oversized lot with plenty of space for a quiet retreat or great entertaining. Additional features include upgraded lights and faucets, new paver driveway and walkways, garage storage, and large laundry with storage. Call the Winston Realty Group 702-277-6599 for your private tour to see this wonderful property today. It is well priced and will not be on the market long!

Taking time with the family, but looking for a change of pace?

by Heidi Winston-REMAX Hall of Fame Realtor

Being a resident who loves Las Vegas and all that it has to offer in the way of entertainment and educational experiences for my daughter, I love this time of year (post holidays and pre-superbowl) because it allows us time to spend exploring parts of the city or events that may fly under the radar at other times of the year.

Looking for some ideas to step back and enjoy time with your family? Here are just a few of my favorites and some ideas of what is ahead in the next few weeks. For more information on these events, please visit the organizations website directly.

The Springs Preserve- with a constantly updating calendar with exhibits and educational programs-is a perpetual favorite. Consider taking a guided tour through the Botanical Gardens, or enjoy a family movie night. Pokémon, the Movie is playing on February 11th.

The Discovery Kids Museum has a new traveling exhibit called “Rescue” opening on January 28th. Kids of all ages can learn about the situations our first responders encounter, and the technologies that they utilize to address the situation.  

The Las Vegas-Clark County Library system is much more than a great place to check out books and movies. They offer classes, story-time readings, live productions and much more. In January there are many events surrounding the history of “The Mob”, but if you have a budding artist or fan of the app “Musically” as I do, you might want to check out the Tech Art Studio!

Broadway In The H.O.O.D. (Helping Others Open Doors) continues its second season of performances at The Smith Center. See “Ain’t Misbehavin” on February 3-5th or “Writers Block” on March 24th-26th.

Photo & Go (Formerly the Polaroid Store) What to do with all those "holiday selfies" the kids took? Let’s agree that identifying a lost phone simply requires you look in the photo gallery. He or she with the most photos in it wins….right? What about getting an actual print of some the classics? Photo&Go has your solution.

The point is, get out there and explore! Vegas has so much to offer, and much of it is free, or certainly, affordable.

Take care, and remember, if you have a topic you would like me to write on, simply shoot me an email.

Heidi Winston

Just Listed - 7602 Grove Acre, Las Vegas $298,000

by Heidi Winston-REMAX Hall of Fame Realtor

Stunning One Story Home in Silverstone!

Las Vegas Real EstateWelcome to 7602 Grove Acre Ct. This beautiful home features 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 2033 square feet and 3 car oversize garage. You will love the open floorplan, upgrades, greatroom, high ceilings, 18x18 inch tile and much more.

Mature trees and awesome courtyard entry with fountain welcome you and your guests.

The highly upgraded, spacious kitchen is a chef’s dream with stainless appliances, 3 door refrigerator, granite, island that can be a breakfast bar, double ovens, cooktop, large pantry, upgraded faucet, upgraded cabinets and 18x18 tile floors. Enjoy the backyard view from the sunny breakfast nook.

The spacious great room features a lovely accent wall, upgraded ceiling fan and is wired for surround sound. Lots of space for you to design, and beautiful multi-color tile allows you to decorate with grey, tan, or brown colors.

The spacious master bedroom is separate from the other two bedrooms and features a nice window view out to the extra large side yard, and huge walk-in closet that is custom built for extra storage. Escape to your relaxing master bath retreat with large soaking tub, separate shower, dual sinks and great natural light.

You will love spending time outside as much as in with an awesome covered patio that features ceiling fans and lights, BBQ gas line, mature trees for privacy, beautiful xeriscape yard, a rustic covered area with stone pavers, raised plant beds, natural dry river bed, and a large side yard.

Additional features include a nice laundry room with lots of storage and sink, and alarm. Run don't walk! One story homes are hard to find especially with a 3 car garage and all the nice upgrades this one has. Call Heidi today for your private tour - 702-277-6599 or email Heidi@WinstonRealtyGroup.com. Once you work with us, you’ll be glad we’re Your Real Estate Professionals!

Just Listed - 1660 Mt Tremblant Ave, Las Vegas $315,000

by Heidi Winston

Amazing 4 Bedroom Home with Beautiful Pool and Spa!

Las Vegas Real EstateWelcome to 1660 Mt Tremblant Ave. 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, 2592 square feet. This amazing home features a beautiful pool and spa with waterfall, great floor plan, plenty of natural light and charm! Situated on the end of the cul-de-sac with great landscaping and curb appeal.

Enter into the formal living room with luxurious, soaring vaulted ceilings, staircase, oversized windows, pot shelving, and dual sided gas fireplace which shares its flame with the family room. Enjoy the view of the pool while gathered around the fireplace on those cooler nights. The spacious family room features soaring ceilings, French doors, pot shelves, and a wall of windows to let in the sunlight. The formal dining room is the perfect space for entertaining guests or enjoying family meals.

Preparing meals and entertaining will be a breeze with an open plan in the kitchen that is simple, smart and convenient. Kitchen features stainless steel appliances, embedded glass block windows for extra natural light, fully powered island breakfast bar, recessed lighting, and tile flooring. Enjoy casual meals or your morning cup of coffee in the sunny breakfast nook with built-in desk, pantry, tile flooring and access to the yard.

The master suite features vaulted ceilings, natural light, and is large enough to support furnishings and electronics without losing its intimacy. Master bedroom has a full wall closet, and a spacious walk-in closet that has been customized for maximum storage and convenience, located off the bathroom. The five piece master bath has "dual sinks", separate shower, and soaking tub.

Additional features include a 2-car garage, laundry room located off the garage, alarm system, and the property is wired. You will love spending time outdoors with a superb backyard oasis that features a sparkling pool, spa with surround deck, waterfall, covered patio, and mature desert landscaping. This home is perfect for both indoor and outdoor entertaining. Imagine the events you could host 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!

Las Vegas: Amazing market, but are the good times rolling?

by Heidi Winston-REMAX Hall of Fame Realtor

Las Vegas is my home, and I love it! My family and I have lived here for over 15 years, and I have had the pleasure of being in the real estate business for all of that time. Yes, both the highs and lows so I am always encouraged when there is a good trend to share, but also cautious to make sure of its relevancy to our clients.

In reviewing the closed sales over the last 5 years, I am pleased to say “Yes”, there is a positive growth trend in the valley, based on the “Median Sold Price”. In January of 2012, this number was about $123,000 for all MLS transactions (Single Family, Condos, REO’s). Fast forward to December of 2016, and that number is now $230,000 or roughly an 87% increase over the time period. Great news! Right….? Well yes, this is good news for the Vegas valley homeowner.

“Ok Heidi, what if my home is not at this price point?” you ask yourself.  Well, and again in general, there is also good news for homes with values over $279,000 and 2500+ square feet. In this same 5 year period, the “Median Sold Price” has increased from about $370,000 to right about $400,000. Again, good solid numbers at a 7% increase but not as dramatic a rise, and much more in line with the general state of the economy. This is however still below the peaks in 2006, which is why about 12% of the listings in the Las Vegas MLS remain “under water”.

My general point is this. Prices in Vegas are on the move up, but at a pace much more consistent with a “normal market” and not the hyper-growth we saw in the early 2000’s. New home construction is also on the rise, which is good for the jobs market, and of course, innovation in construction standards such as “Green Housing” improvements.

Thanks for reading and sharing! If you have questions or would like to suggest a topic for my blog, simply let me know.

Have a safe and prosperous 2017!

Heidi

Heidi and Michael Winston
4435 South Buffalo
Las Vegas NV 89147
Heidi: 702-277-6599
Michael: 702-219-8692
Fax: 702-974-2288

 

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 - 805 Bergamont Dr, Henderson, Nevada $215,000

by Heidi Winston-REMAX Hall of Fame Realtor

Beautiful Remodeled Home in San Marino!

Welcome to 805 Bergamont Dr. 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 1381 square foot recently remodeled home. This lovely home features an open and airy floor plan with beautiful 18x18” tile, designer contemporary color palette and great natural light.

The dining area is located off the kitchen with convenient backyard access, and is perfect for enjoying family meals. Spacious kitchen features breakfast bar, beautiful cabinetry, stainless appliances, spacious pantry, breakfast bar & nook. Gather around the fireplace in the spacious family room with tile on those cooler nights.

Escape to your master suite retreat featuring a spacious master bedroom with walk-in closet, and master bath with lovely double vanity, stand up shower and separate soaking tub, soft lighting and tile floors.  Bedrooms are spacious and spare bath features stunning cabinetry. Additional features include window coverings throughout, ceiling fans in bedrooms, 2.5 car garage, laundry room and low maintenance desert landscaping.

Relax or entertain guests on the covered patio while enjoying your private, beautifully landscaped backyard oasis with Koi pond, spa and gazebo, and fruit trees.

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 - 10202 Rockridge Peak Ave, Las Vegas $360,000

by Heidi Winston

Gorgeous Showplace in Providence Gated Community of Heathrow!

Las Vegas Real EstateWelcome to 10202 Rockridge Peak Ave. 5 bedrooms, 3 baths, 3126 square feet and 3 car garage. This stunning Craftsman style home features a beautiful stone façade, covered porch and entry, great landscaping and curb appeal to welcome your guests in style.

The dramatic entry is sure to impress with two story, soaring ceiling opening into the living room. This gorgeous home features an open and airy floor plan, rich, new manmade wood flooring, 20 in. tile floors, is freshly painted and much more. The dining area is the perfect space to entertain and enjoy family meals, with soaring ceiling, elegant lighting, and open to living Las Vegas Real Estatearea. Gather in the family room with backyard views and great natural light, just off the kitchen.

Numerous upgrades in the spacious kitchen with custom cabinetry, 42 in. maple cabinets with crown molding, breakfast island, slab granite counters with Bull Nose edge, stunning backsplash, all stainless appliances to include built in microwave, built in oven, counter cook top, large double door refrigerator and built in dishwasher. A butler’s pantry serves for extraLas Vegas Real Estate storage and convenient prep area – perfect for entertaining. Enjoy family breakfast and dinner in the tiled breakfast area.

Bedroom and full bath downstairs and upstairs features an expansive loft surrounded by rod iron railing and elegant arches. The spacious master suite features a large walk in closet, and beautiful master bath retreat with walk-in shower, double sinks, lots of great counter space, soaking tub, gorgeous tile flooring.

Las Vegas Real EstateThe private backyard features a large covered patio with extra canned lights, and ceiling fan outlet, and is perfect for relaxing with friends and family, and entertaining guests. Mature landscaping and pavers enhance the backyard with beautiful flower bed plus herb garden area. This beautiful gated Providence community features a pet park, playground, basketball courts, and jogging trails.

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 - 9991 Pimera Alta St, Las Vegas $230,000

by Heidi Winston

WOW! Beautiful 3 Bedroom Home in Desirable Mountains Edge!

Las Vegas Real EstateWelcome to 9991 Pimera Alta St. 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, 1668 square feet on corner lot with greenbelt behind in highly desired Mountains Edge. Community features include jogging trails, park and playground.

This lovely home features an open and airy floor plan with spacious family room and living area that feature beautiful 20” diagonal tile. The dining area is located off the kitchen with convenient backyard access, and is perfect for enjoying family meals.

Spacious kitchen features breakfast bar, gorgeous dark cabinetry, black and stainless appliances, pantry, and lots of cabinet and counter space.

Make your way upstairs to the spacious loft with stunning flooring and natural light. The gorgeous flooring continues into the master and secondary bedrooms. All bedrooms feature designer color and great natural light. Master bath features lovely double vanity with dark cabinetry, separate shower and soaking tub, decorative lighting and tile floors. Second bathroom upstairs features large vanity, shower/tub combo and tile flooring.

Additional features include tinted windows in bedrooms, powder room downstairs for convenience, two car garage, laundry room and low maintenance desert landscaping. Relax or entertain guests on the covered patio while enjoying your private, fenced backyard.  

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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Heidi and Michael Winston
4435 South Buffalo
Las Vegas NV 89147
Heidi: 702-277-6599
Michael: 702-219-8692
Fax: 702-974-2288