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Change the Life of a Shelter Dog this October

by Heidi Winston, RE/MAX Lifetime Achievement Recipie

You can become a dog’s superhero this month-October is Adopt-a-Shelter-Dog Month! You have the power to change the life of a shelter dog by welcoming a new fur-baby into the family. The American Humane Society first established October as the national puppy-loving month to help more than seven million animals currently in shelters seeking fur-ever homes.

If you’re not convinced that adopting from a shelter is the way to find the perfect pooch, we’ve done the research to change your mind.

Don’t shop at a pet store when it’s easier than ever to adopt a fur-baby from a shelter or rescue – over 50 percent of cats and dogs in shelters are never adopted-save a life and support future animal rescue efforts. Also, don’t believe the misconception that shelter dogs have behavioral issues, the Humane Society reported that most shelters are 25-30 percent purebreds! If there is a certain breed of dog you are looking for, search the breed rescue groups in your area too.

If the landlord says no pets allowed, maybe it’s time to buy your own home where you make your own rules. More than three-fourths of Americans in their 30s own a dog according to a recent report and millennials now represent the largest demographic of homebuyers, so it’s no surprise that first-time homebuyers add a pet to the mix when purchasing their first house.

After factoring in the added costs many landlords impose on rentals in the form of deposits and pet fees, it turns out owning a home may be cheaper than renting. Just think, you could give your new fuzzy-faced animal his very own backyard to run around in and I can help you with that.

Find a shelter or rescue near you with the ASPCA’s Shelter Finder to start your search. If the search to add a pup to your family has you thinking about upgrading to a home to call your own, you’ve come to the right place! I will work with you to help you find the right home for you and your and your pet. 

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.

Come Around to Color

by Heidi Winston, RE/MAX Lifetime Achievement Recipie

The current trend of designing your home with grays, gray-ishes and now greiges (a gray-beige mix) may make it more difficult to be inspired to add a pop of color to your living space. RE/MAX recommends that you start small with an out-of-the-way, made-for-color room like a kid’s bedroom or entertainment room.

Customize Your Interior
There’s no need to go shopping for something new when you can use what you already have. Don’t be afraid to add a bright green picture frame and add in a couple of colorful pillows, artwork and rugs that complement the decor. Suddenly-you’re a master at color! Our friends at Apartment Therapy offer a tour of The Most Colorful Home in London (Possibly the World) for further inspiration.

Make a Statement 
Dramatic color can help you make a bold statement in your home. Find the perfect accent wall in your home that visitors will see as they first enter your house. Paint color says a lot about someone’s personality-make your favorite shade speak for you.

Start a Collection
Whether it’s pillows, dishes or vases – a colorful collection shows a coordinated look. Or curate a gallery wall that adds color and personality. Find some inspiration and start collecting.

Stop to Smell the Flowers
Flowers go with anything. By adding flowers to your home, you can instantly add a pop of color to any room and the beautiful scents are just a bonus. Don’t make it hard, shop local or just pick up a bouquet the next time you take a trip through your grocery store.

Ready to try your hand at a new color palette in a new space? Visit www.winstonrealtygroup.com so we can help you find the perfect new space to add a splash of color.

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.

4 Ways to Get Your Fireplace Ready for Fall

by Heidi Winston, RE/MAX Lifetime Achievement Recipie

Is there anything cozier than snuggling up beside the fireplace in fall? With the whisper of cool fall air coming soon, staying inside and watching the crackle of the fire in your favorite comfy spot is the probably something you have been thinking about. The thought of fresh pumpkin spice everything, warm apple pies and a fuzzy blanket to curl up in is enough to get the firewood ready right now!

Before you start sipping on the cider, get your fireplace ready for fall with these four unique ideas from RE/MAX.

  1. Add fire to your fireplace
    Get creative! You can go as simple as a candle sitting on the mantel – to different sized candles in glass containers at different heights. The sparkle and the yummy scents will bring dimension, style and great smells to the room and help your fireplace feel like the epicenter of all things fall. Pro tip: try the Brown Sugar Chestnut Candle to get your house smelling extra nice for the season.
  2. Signs are in!
    You can’t go into a store today without seeing a customizable sign. Take a simple frame with slots for letters and spell out your favorite quote. Or, go a little deeper and get a chalk style board, adding your personal touch with handwriting and design. Add a family saying, your favorite verse from the song you can’t stop singing, or just a word of encouragement will lighten up the mantel and bring smiles all around.
  3. Fall Flowers
    Dress up your mantel with festive fall flowers. From the dollar store to a ritzy florist, you can find the orange, yellow and rustic brown hues you desire. Grab an old mason jar as a vase and start putting together the fall colored flower arrangement that is sure to grab any guest’s attention. Pro tip: string together some fake leaves and wrap them around the edge of the mantel to pull together the entire look!
  4. Pumpkins, everywhere!
    No fall mantel would be complete without a traditional pumpkin or 12 sitting strategically across the top. With fake fruit or real, the traditional look of a few beautiful orange pumpkins on the mantel captures the epitome of fall. Aside from pumpkins, is the idea of switching out the ordinary for a different, yet equally seasonal move. Change out the pumpkins for apples! A subtle switch can give your mantel the envy of neighbors.

Looking for more fireplace fun? Check out this blog on how to keep your beautiful fireplace safe this fall!

If you are in the market for a house that comes with the perfect fireplace to curl up next too, you’ve come to the right place – reach out to us at Winston Realty Group because we will only recommend what’s right for you.

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.

Blog courtesy of RE/MAX. 

10 Random Acts of Kindness

by Heidi Winston, RE/MAX Lifetime Achievement Recipie

More than anyone, RE/MAX understands that real estate is local. In a business as community-driven as ours, building a supportive community is in everyone’s best interest. Wouldn’t you like to be a good neighbor? First proclaimed by President Jimmy Carter in 1978, National Good Neighbor Day, celebrated on September 28, is an easy way to recognize human understanding and build strong, thriving communities-RE/MAX found some great ways you can show your community that you care.

  1. Tape a buck. Grab a roll of tape and stick a dollar or two to the vending machine in the breakroom with a note that says, “This one’s on me.”
  2. Big tipper. Doubling the normal tip amount on your dinner bill is an easy way to put a smile on your waiter or waitress’s face.
  3. Pass the java. Cover the order of the person you see in your rear-view mirror in the coffee shop drive-thru.
  4. Bake a batch. Who doesn’t like to be greeted with enthusiasm when you walk into the office? Carry in a big batch of sweet treats to help your coworkers get through another Tuesday.
  5. Let someone cut-in. Go ahead! Make the day of that young mom with three screaming kids. You’re in no hurry, let her cut ahead of you in the long line, just this once.
  6. Pocket change. Find the nearest parking meter and drop in a few quarters as a treat for the next person that must feed the meter.
  7. Visit your loved ones. When’s the last time you stopped by the cemetery to visit family or friends who have passed? Pick some wildflowers to brighten up someone’s gravesite.
  8. Offer to help. If you see someone in the grocery store parking lot who needs help with loading their groceries in the car-help them out! Bonus points if you return their cart to the store.
  9. Hold the door. What’s the hurry? Wait a longer amount of time than you normally would to hold the door for someone walking in a little bit behind you.
  10. Leave a note. Stick a note or a piece of scrap paper with a motivational quote to the bathroom mirror to spread positivity and kindness.

If you have been looking for a new home in a neighborhood that values community — reach out to us at Winston Realty Group

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.

Blog courtesy of RE/MAX. 

Just Listed - 5544 Green Ferry Avenue, Las Vegas! Offered at $389,999

by Heidi Winston, RE/MAX Lifetime Achievement Recipie

Awesome home. Two RV Parking Spaces, one in the front and one behind the gate. Large pool and spa with oversized stucco covered patio with two ceiling fans. Two waterfalls spill from the spa to the pool. Four bedrooms and spacious loft, two full bathrooms and one half bath. Large kitchen with granite, maple cabinets, new backsplash, newer stainless steel appliances and HUGE walk-in pantry. Kitchen offers a great view of the backyard pool and spa. Kitchen nook offers great space for everyday dining.

Family room offers great space for relaxing, play room for kids or space for your pool table. A spacious living room and powder room complete the main level. New wood floors, new carpet and diagonal tile. Freshly painted. New baseboards. Spindle staircase. French doors lead into the spacious master bedroom, which also features a private balcony and a large walk-in closet. The master bath offers dual sinks, a soaking tub and separate shower. Ceiling fans in all of the bedrooms. Stainless refrigerator and front load washer and dryer are included.

Desert landscape. New Kinetico water softener. NEST System. Security cameras. Low maintenance landscaping. Large concrete pad in the backyard provides lots of options. Super large covered patio with three ceiling fans and a private backyard with lots of room for enjoyment. Great location near parks with walking trails and kids play area, shopping, 215 freeway and Creech and Nellis Air Force Bases.

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 - 7920 Anaheim Mountain Avenue, Las Vegas!

by Heidi Winston, RE/MAX Lifetime Achievement Recipie

Three bedrooms plus loft upstairs. Two full baths and one half bath. 2-car garage. Experience your wonderful courtyard with fountain as you walk up to your front door. Neutral colors throughout the home. Tile in kitchen and bathrooms.

 

 

 

Beautiful granite, maple cabinets and black appliances in the kitchen. Crown molding. Open floor plan on main level. Easily access the dining area from the kitchen and the patio from the dining area. Huge great room overlooks the backyard and has lots of natural light.

Covered patio in the backyard is surrounded by trees. Large master bedroom with walk-in closet and ensuite bath. Ceiling fans in the all bedrooms and loft. Washer, dryer and refrigerator. Finished garage with epoxy floors. Located near Mountain’s Edge parks, playgrounds and 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.

 

8 Ways to Extend Your Patio Season This Fall

by Heidi Winston, RE/MAX Lifetime Achievement Recipie

By Emily Higgins

Cooling temperatures and the arrival of pumpkin spice everything doesn’t mean that you need to head indoors just yet. Using your outdoor living space is a great way to enjoy the changing of the season and enjoy some outside time. Consider these 8 ways to extend your patio season into the fall.

  1. Add Some Warmth

Making sure that your outdoor living space is still enjoyable and comfortable will encourage you to use the space more often. Consider adding a patio heater that can easily radiate heat in a large of area for you and your guests. Choose from a variety of sizes and styles that fit your budget and the overall look of your outdoor patio area.

  1. Hang Some Lights

You’ll need some extra lighting with the sun setting sooner than it was earlier in the summer. Hang a few strands of lights around the perimeter of your outdoor space in order to add a touch of sparkle to prolong those after-dinner conversations. Choose from different styles that cater to your unique tastes and personality.

  1. Cuddle Up with Throws

As temperatures continue to drop, make sure to always have a stack of fresh, cozy throw blankets ready for friends and family so they aren’t scared back inside by the crisp fall air. Consider storing blankets in a weather-tight box outdoors to keep them dry and ready for use.

  1. Add Some Ambience

To create a truly enjoyable outdoor ambience, consider adding a popular fire pit to your patio to encourage those guests to stay awhile. Not only does a fire pit add an extra layer of warmth but it provides a point of interest to an outdoor living space. Invite friends over to roast some hot dogs over the fire and indulge in gooey s’mores for dessert.

  1. Sip Some Tea

Wrapping up in a cozy blanket to read a book and enjoy a hot cup of tea, or hot chocolate, is the epitome of fall that many homeowners love. Make sure to provide enough side table space next to outdoor chairs for ultimate comfort while diving into a good book. Use a simple outdoor tray to carry sweeteners and sugar cookies to enjoy with your warm beverage.

  1. Leave the Leaves

You may want to immediately rake up fallen leaves on your patio, but consider letting them fall where they may to really set the scene of your outdoor space. The colors of fallen leaves provide those seasonal scents that remind of autumn-and they can be mulched for your fall lawn care needs.

  1. Add Fall Color

Pumpkins are a welcome addition to any outdoor space this time of year. Pick up a few different shapes, colors and varieties of the orange gourds to add a pop of instant seasonal color to your patio. Stack and store pumpkins on your patio before carving them later in the season.

  1. Have A Game Center

Fall is a great time to enjoy lawn games that carried over from the summer. Many homeowners find that fall is the better season to enjoy a quick game of horseshoes or croquet in the comfortable, cooling temperatures. Create a game center on your patio that is easy for guests to access and invite your friends and family to join you outdoors for a friendly competition.

Extending your patio season is easy with these eight tips to help your patio pop well into the fall.

Emily Higgins is a writer and homeowner inspired by retro pinup-she is constantly working on revamping her fixer upper to have a more chic, vintage style. When she’s not working on remodeling, she can be found tending to her organic garden and cooking for family and friends.

Just Listed! 5708 Winter Cherry Street, Las Vegas

by Heidi Winston, RE/MAX Lifetime Achievement Recipie

Awesome 2 Story home adjacent to park. Beautiful kitchen offers white raised panel cabinets with stainless handles, granite countertops, spacious pantry, black appliances and island with room for stools. Nice dining room area. Wood-like flooring throughout the main floor. Two-toned paint throughout and new 4" baseboards. Crown molding.

 

 

Large open greatroom makes gatherings easy with kitchen adjoining. The stairs leading up have a split landing with white spindles. Spacious loft gives you nice extra space. Three bedrooms. Upgraded ceiling fans and lights. Two-toned paint. Security cameras. Separate laundry room with overhead storage. Washer, dryer and refrigerator stay with the home. Garage has extra storage. Open floorplan and lovely natural light.

Private backyard, patio and turff. Flood lights and security lights. Nice natural light come in through the windows and the park is one of your neighbors. New lights and new faucets. Extra large master bedroom with vaulted ceilings and nice new ceiling fan is separate from the other bedrooms. Master bath offers dual sinks and adult height counter plus wood flooring, large walk-in closet. Low maintenance and cozy backyard with cement patio. Two-car garage. Community park offers picnic tables and BBQ plus dog park and horseshoe pits.  

Just Listed! 5061 North West Ray Frank Boulevard, Pahrump, NV - Offered at $199,999

by Heidi Winston, RE/MAX Lifetime Achievement Recipie

Great 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath home. 2 car garage. One-story located just a few minutes from the Las Vegas Valley. This looks new and offers great design touches. Arches. White appliances. Lots of Storage.

 

 

 

 

Granite Like Counters. Oak Cabinets. Vaulted ceilings. Long driveway. Desert landscape. Covered patio. Beautiful Mountain Views. Formal dining room area. Open floor plan. Sitting room can be used for a living room, game room for the grand piano. Seller wants it sold today.

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 - 2773 Morning Meadow Court, Las Vegas - Offered at $250,000!

by Heidi Winston, RE/MAX Lifetime Achievement Recipie

Awesome 1 Story Model home. New carpet. Vaulted ceilings. 3-Car Garage that was finished by the builder with canned lights and drywall. The builder enclosed the eaves so there is no exposed wood to take care of. Open floorplan. Kitchen offers huge walk-in pantry, tiled flooring, island for additional storage, upgraded raised panel maple cabinets and refrigerator. French doors from the kitchen nook lead to the back patio.

 

 

 

A gas fireplace surrounded with a rock facade and new carpet complete the spacious family room. Pot shelves create a nice space for you to display your treasures. New carpet in the living room and nice architectural touches too. Many ceiling fans throughout the home. Three bedrooms with vaulted ceilings and all new carpet. Mirrored closet doors.

Large master bedroom with walk-in closet and pot shelf. Jetted soaking tub, double sinks, makeup table, private toilet and separate shower in the master bathroom. Laundry room with Washer and Dryer and maple cabinets. Private backyard with covered patio and mature trees. The front of the home has a covered porch as well. This home is surrounded by Mountain views, has natural grass with concrete curbing, mature shrubs plus a rose garden. 

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

Contact Heidi Winston of Winston Realty Group for all of you 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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