jesus11cruz01, Other/Just Looking in Las Vegas, NV

Is it safe to leave a vacation home in Summerlin,NV for a period of 3 mo.s or more?

Asked by jesus11cruz01, Las Vegas, NV Sun May 12, 2013

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Some good answers below. Yes, it's perfectly safe, but I'd recommend having a house sitter... someone to come check on the property every few weeks or at least every month, to watch out for landscaping, water leaks, and/or illegal entry.

Definitely a good idea to have a major alarm system/company. Also, indoor and outdoor lights on timers help, and you can also get an outlet timer, where you can connect a basic radio to, so there is actually sound in the home at certain times...

Hope this helps :)
2 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Apr 4, 2014
Install a good alarm system. And, some light timers, to make the home look occupied. Yes, some of my Summerlin clients have been vandalized, and burglarized. Once, by the kids next door.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Mon May 13, 2013
Glad I could help.
Flag Tue May 14, 2013
I would suggest having a trusted person check your property once per week. One of your main concerns is the DWV (Drain/Waste/Vent) system. Plumbing drain and waste lines should never be allowed to dry out because this can lead to compromised seals at the couplings which may result in leaks. This goes for P-Traps below sinks as well. All water fixtures should be operated and the water seal in the traps maintained. Also to prevent sewer gases from entering back into the dwelling. If you leave during summer months, set your A/C to 80 or 85, during the winter set thermostats to 55. You don't want the house to overheat or freeze. These are the quick and simple answers. You are welcome to call or email me with further questions.

Lee Taylor
1 vote Thank Flag Link Sun May 12, 2013
Never thought of that. Great idea.
Flag Tue May 14, 2013
Keep the home monitored while you are gone. Add a security system if not already present. Having a watchful eye is important. You can have a trusted person or a hired individual check on it from time to time. That same person can tend to any home updates, if needed.

Chad Roberts
Realty One Group
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Nov 21, 2014
Get an monitored alarm system. Protection plus it lowers your homeowners insurance

David Cooper Helping You Find Great Foreclosure Deals Since 1994
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Apr 4, 2014
Good comments from all, which brought to mind an additional security feature. Even if you don't have one, purchase a "Beware of Dog" sign and place it in a highly visible place. I saw a newscast that interviewed a former criminal. He said a thief's first rule is to not even consider breaking into a house that has a dog.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue May 14, 2013

Leaving a house vacant for a long period of time, you want to take some steps to secure your property.

1. Have a friend, family member or neighbor pick up the mail every other day
2. Make sure to secure your property with alarm. have sensor lights around the exterior
3. Leave light on
4. Do NOT notify service people, social media and etc like facebook that you are travelling.
5. Ask a close friend or relative if they can stay at your property. You might want to consider
Letting someone live at your house or rent your house for short term.
6. One of my clients purchase online dame cameras with yellow signs "’re on camera"
After his vacant house was broken into twice. Once the camera were installed, there were no
More breakings. Only $ 25
7. Use “babysitting house services" for a fee

Anything can happen in any area anywhere. I hope this helps.

Rena Levy
Certified International property Specialist
Resort and Second homes
Realty Executives of Nevada
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue May 14, 2013
I have clients that have bought vacation homes in Summerlin. I know one of them has their neighbor keeping an eye on it, but there are people who for a small fee would do a weekly visit to your home. I know a few of my clients use them. A Lot of them are college kids needing small jobs, while in school.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun May 12, 2013
I would install a VERY good security system that is very reliable and/or video surveillance system which is very inexpensive these days if you want a "secure" property and personal property. The only truly "safe" neighborhoods are the ones in Guard Gated Sub-Divisions. If it were my home and I had nice things in it, I would take my advice. Matt 702.501.0973
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun May 12, 2013
You can also do vacation rentals while you are gone and make an additional income from the property..
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun May 12, 2013
Any home in the world can get robbed. The best way to safeguard your investment is to have a dog. Since this is impractical for you, the next best way is to get the house alarmed. Make sure you also get those things you stick in the ground that says the home is protected by alarm. Other honorable mentions you might consider is buying in a gated or guard gated community.

Getting to know your neighbors is important. Also having a pool or landscaper take care of the grounds or pool can give you extra pair of eyes. There are people who you can also hire to watch the house when you are gone...

Summerlin is a wonderful choice for a 2nd home!



Phil Scheinman, ABR, GRI, E-PRO
Broker * Sales Agent * Realtor
Realty One
2831 St. Rose ParkwaySte. 100
Las Vegas, NV 89074
Direct: 702-580-9198
Fax: 702-614-9337
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