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Asked by , Savannah, GA Wed Aug 13, 2008

I am moving to Vegas in the next couple of months and am looking for a good area to live in at a price under $250K. The elementary school in that area is important. Forclosure and preforclusure properties are okay. I would have to have at least 3 bedrooms and prefer newer construction, if possible. Living as far as 30-45 drive from the strip is not a problem if the area is nice. Any help with a neighborhood /school district is greatly appreciated.

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***Fortessa, I updated the link to reflect only 14 that match the criteria below. I went through the 26, and found 1 erronius listing and 11 located in age-restricted (55+ active adult) communities where children are unable to permanently reside.***

Linne Karstensson
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Looking for more properties under $200,000? View over 10,000 at: http://www.VegasUnder200K.com/
2 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Aug 16, 2008

Check out this website. It has every home available in Las Vegas that is $200,000 and below. This includes resales, new homes, forclosures, condos, etc. You can search by area of town, and even by zip code. The agent is very good. She was born and raised here, so she knows the city very well. Also, I know that her mother is a Clark County School District teacher. I know that she understands the Clark County School District very well. She can also do custom searches for you, just in case you are looking for something a little higher in price, or if you don't see what you are looking for on the website.

The website is:



Tony DePasquale
Owner / CEO
The America Consolidated Companies
2 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Aug 13, 2008
Henderson and Green Valley are good areas, Stay away from North Las vegas. You can get a great home in North las vegas, but its gangsterville. Green Valley has the best schools. Foothills, Seven Hills and Silverado Ranch are also good areas with decent schools
1 vote Thank Flag Link Sat Aug 16, 2008

After doing extensive research, I was able to find some data with regard to your question about the best elementary schools in Las Vegas (& valley), according to the Clark County School District’s AYP (Adequate Yearly Progress) rating from Nevada’s annual accountability reports. There are 16 designations, the highest of which is “exemplary.” All of the schools on this list complete all “exemplary”-designated elementary schools in the Las Vegas valley for the AY 2006-2007 (data for the 2007-2008 AY has not yet been published). The AYP rating is based upon standardized test scores. I hope this helps, and please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions. I am highly versed in CCSD policies and procedures, as even moreso, in real estate. Just a note, the Las Vegas valley is wholly controlled by the Clark County School District, the nation’s 5th largest school district, by enrollments.

Currently, there are 26 properties that match your search, given the criteria in your post (Condos, Townhomes, & Single Family Homes). The search was created with your specific criteria of 3+ bedrooms, newer construction (built in 2003 or later), foreclosures included, under $250,000, and are currently zoned for the elementary schools contained in the list below.

Custom Search located at http://www.vegasunder200k.com/CustomSearch-20080816Fortessa/

1) French ES
2) Staton ES
3) Wolff (El) ES
4) Bartlett ES
5) Bendorf ES
6) Lamping ES
7) Twitchell ES
8) Goolsby ES
9) Booker ES

Linne Karstensson
Toll-Free, Direct: (888) 696-4658

Looking for more properties under $200,000? View over 10,000 at: http://www.VegasUnder200K.com/
1 vote Thank Flag Link Sat Aug 16, 2008
As a parent, I completely understand the need for living in areas with quality schools. I recommend http://www.greatschools.com as a way to get a handle on the schools in the area. Great Schools has interactive responses from parents and teachers, as well as an overall rating of each school.

I offer an additional resource on my web site through SchoolDigest. I can provide you with a detailed report on any school, and even compare it with your current school in Savannah. Feel free to contact me for any of these reports. I'll be happy to email them to you or you can search yourself by visiting http://www.stephencarns.com/index.cfm/page/43674/Buying_a_Ho… and clicking on the school link. There are community reports available in there also.

Best of luck to you.
Web Reference: http://www.stephencarns.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Sep 4, 2008

Some people are so wrapped up in the investment side of property aquisition, they forget that you and your family actually need and want a roof over your head! Prices may continue to drop, they may not, but if you are looking for a primary residence, this is a good time to buy a home.

The tax benefits of home ownership, the current interest rate environment, and a stable place to live for you and your family are all considerations you must take into account. Plus, if you hold the property long term, history tells us that you will see an increase in value.

Now, if you are a real estate investor, your personal financial situation is as important as the market in which you are looking to purchase.

As for asking agents which clients have made money since 2005....It is no secret that the market has dropped and is significantly lower than 2005 levels (nationwide). It certainly does not take an economist to realize this truth. But, trying to predict the bottom of any market is a tricky game that even the best investors do not predict accuruatly. Anyone who is telling you the market will definitly go up, or will definitly go down over the next year or so are simply speculating. They may be proved right, they may be proved wrong, but that is not because they can predict the future.

In my opinion, over the next year or so, the market will continue to hover around current valuations, moving up or down a maximum of +/ - 5%.

You should probably ask yourself if a 5% or so drop, or increase in value will affect your decision to purchase or rent once you move here.

By the way, most areas of Las Vegas are quite well maintained and are very nice place to live and work.



0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Aug 16, 2008
Dear Fortessa,

I would be happy to help you in your home search. I understand your importance of schools. I encourage you to check out my website as it has many area links including information about Clark County Schools, community information, etc. I would be interested in talking with you in more detail to get more information - I can send you homes on the market which match your criteria. I'd also be happy to preview the homes for you since you are out of town. Please give me a call when you get a chance and we can go from there.

Thanks Fortessa!
Carrin Johnson
Keller Williams Realty Las Vegas
Phone: (702) 622-5908
Email: Carrin.Johnson@kw.com
Website: http://www.CarrinJohnson.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Aug 13, 2008
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