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Fri Oct 19, 2012
Las Vegas Pest Control answered:
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Sat Feb 11, 2012
Sandy McBride answered:
Hi Waywardbelle,

Because you ask this question, you must be a friendly person. Any neighborhood you choose that fits your needs will be friendly becaue YOU will be in it.

There is a house for sale down the street from me in Seven Hills (Henderson) on Autumn Wind Way. We could use another friendly neighbor! You wanna see it?

Sandy
702.612.8777

Broker Salesperson

Realty ONE Group
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Fri Aug 19, 2011
Penny O'Brien answered:
Hello Raquel,
Check into Pahrump, NV. Just a suggestion... Have a great weekend.

Penny O'Brien with Simply Vegas
Penny@PennysProperties.com
PennysProperties.com
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Wed Aug 17, 2011
Matthew D'Ercole answered:
If you're buying just one I would wait till Oct, Nov, Dec, early Jan to make an offer as there will be more homes on the market because buying or closing at that time slows. If you're an investor I would start asap and keep buying. My wife and I can assist in buying, fliping, renting out property if that's your intention. 35 years here in Vegas. You'll get two agents for the price of one. Feel free to use our web site to do searches and call any time to get quick answers. Thanks, Matt and Kim 702.501.0973 ... more
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Wed Aug 17, 2011
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Fri Jun 10, 2011
David Cooper answered:
If your family has school age kids, I would suggest you put some effort in locating good schools first, and then the good neighborhoods in the sdholls you like

DAVID COOPER Foreclosure and Bank REO's Specialist-Las Vegas.35 years experience For freee list
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Mon Mar 21, 2011
Stuart Waymire answered:
There really shouldn't be foreclosures hanging around the market, they should already have been sold by lowering the price. Of course, the banks can't allow that to happen because they are essentially bankrupt and being propped up by the Federal Reserve. Lowering the price and moving merchandise would require the banks to book tese homes at their real value.
So now you have a situation where the banks can't maintain the homes on their books and listing agents don't have the funds to maintain them either. This is why you have people living in homes without paying rent for more than a year, the bank at least has a property that has maintained a livable status, though perhaps having drug down the rest of the neighborhood.
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Wed Aug 4, 2010
Nicole Medas answered:
Terry,
Having been born and raised in Vegas I can tell you buying a home in Vegas for 100K in a
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Sun Dec 27, 2009
Nancy answered:
Thanks AV for sharing your thoughts/advice. I was looking for the answer from someone who lives there and not necessarily from a realtor who isn't "allowed to entice someone" to purchase or not in a certain neeighborhood. All of the suggestions about actually going to the police dept or "visiting" the neighborhood are good suggestions but I don't live in Nevada so that will be a little hard until I am actually there looking at places to buy and my time is very short. I am trying to narrow the neighborhoods down to consider so I am not spinning my wheels while there on a limited vacation to buy a condo. Thank you everyone. You have been very helpful. ... more
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Wed Nov 11, 2009
Paul Arroyo answered:
Hi Shinerup,

I work with Merit Realty, one of the biggest Reo Companies here in the valley. This gives me a big advantage when you are trying to secure a property. I can show you homes that are not on the market or homes that will never be on the market and are just Merit Listings. This help so we dont have to deal with the public and multiple offers. Send me what you are looking for or your email and i will forward some homes to you.
Call anytime...

Paul Arroyo
Merit Realty
702-768-2931
Website: vegashomes247.com
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Fri Jun 5, 2009
Len McGuirk answered:
Hi Mrs. Reepa,

I can definitely understand what type of neighborhood you are looking for. There are a few really great communities that I would suggest you look into. They are very family oriented and have excellent schools.

As far as the welding career, there is the welder's union. My brother is a welder and he works for the County. The pay is great and so is the job security. I can find out more info on this if you would like.

Feel free to contact me about purchasing your next home here. I would be happy to help your family with relocating to Las Vegas and make it as smooth as possible. My contact info is below. I look forward to hearing from you!

Len McGuirk, Realtor
Prudential Americana Group
Direct: (702) 203-6688
LenM@AmericanaGrp.com
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Sun May 31, 2009
Len McGuirk answered:
Dave,

As I stated in the first post, there are definitely some peaceful areas around the Las Vegas valley. I would be happy to point you to these areas and give you some information about them before you make any decisions. Hope to hear from you!

Len McGuirk, Realtor
Prudential Americana Group
Direct: (702) 203-6688
LenM@AmericanaGrp.com
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Fri Jul 18, 2008
Dallas Texas answered:
You could most likely go back on the tax rolls.
http://www.lynn911.com http://www.homes-for-sale-dallas.com
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Mon Jun 30, 2008
Roberta LaRocca answered:
Hi Rita,

With current plans underway the water supply has been estimated for at least 50 years of sustainability and that was assuming projected growth. Of course that doesn't include any future technology and conservation efforts, or if the building stops now. I really don't imagine growth being stopped until the limited land runs out here, and besides, it would only be shifting the problem elsewhere.

While the drought has eased for the moment in the southeast where you're from, it was a wake up call for better management of water resources there as well. It looks like it's also being called water wars there.

http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/environment/2008-03-17-water-wars_N.htm

Vegas isn't alone on this end of the country, water shortages are facing all of the western states...

http://www.kcby.com/news/local/16187372.html

The shortages even occur in the northeast, and this one example from a few years ago.

http://contractormag.com/plumbing/cm_newsarticle_454/

Fortunately Las Vegas was studying water supply long before the drought and climate change that is effecting so many areas today, even in much wetter regions. Las Vegas technically ran out of water back in the 90's, but has managed to more than double in population and expanded quite a bit commercially since then. I did a blog on Las Vegas water 'running out' and some of the myths and misconceptions.

http://activerain.com/blogsview/384399/LAKE-MEAD-RUNS-DRY

For the good news this year, the April - July Colorado river flow forecast is projecting 9.7 million acre-feet, or 122 % of average. Lake Powell is expected to raise by 50' and the added available release of 15% should add 6' or more to Lake Mead level forecasts. It's not a sure sign that the drought is over, but a definite improvement over recent years.

http://www.sltrib.com/outdoors/ci_9110951

http://www.usbr.gov/newsroom/newsrelease/detail.cfm?RecordID=21403

One other water issue that is currently being addressed, Tamarisk or 'salt cedar', is an invasive tree along the Colorado River that is siphoning off more water than Las Vegas' tiny water allocation.

http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2008/mar/23/beetle-can-save-our-water/#/Tamarisk_takes_over/

Under a new agreement, Las Vegas would be the first to gain additional water from any additional resources developed such as from the Tamarisk eradication project.

http://www.rgj.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080413/NEWS/804130346/1321/NEWS

Water supply is something that needs to be taken seriously, not only in Las Vegas, but across the country. Many areas are having their supplies dwindling due to aging infrastructure and lack of storage capacity to simply the US population growth, and investment was overdue. The fact that Las Vegas has had to look at it's supplies long before it was recognized as a problem elsewhere, has caused it to be much more proactive and allowed for it's growth.
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Thu May 29, 2008
Debt Free Dave answered:
Pro Sports and a gambling epi center don't mix.
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