Owning a home in the Entertainment Capital of the World has always been a pipe dream for Mike Nosanov, who has always called Southern California home. But in November, that dream became reality when he purchased a residence at The Ogden, an iconic, 21-story, high-rise condominium tower in the heart of downtown Las Vegas.
The Great Recession and housing market collapse took its toll on Southern Nevada, and many neighborhoods have yet to recover the values they’ve lost.
Bill Lickiss spent most of his adult life living in Maryland and Washington, D.C., but a few years ago, he moved to Las Vegas to become the director of human resources for a large Strip hospitality company. He bought a single-family home in Spring Valley, but he’s always been drawn to downtown Las Vegas’ social scene, restaurants and entertainment.
Summerlin offers more than 180 floor plans in 36 neighborhoods in seven distinct villages. Homes are available in a variety of styles — from single-family homes to town homes, priced from the $200,000s. For those looking for quick occupancy, there are dozens of homes available for quick move-in within four Summerlin villages, including The Paseos, Stonebridge, South Square and Summerlin Centre, making the dream of homeownership in Summerlin an immediate reality.
Inspirada, a master-planned community in west Henderson, welcomes back the return of its Opera in the Park series; this time presenting Opera in the Movies, featuring a unique marriage of hits performed by Sin City Opera and famous clips from more than a dozen of the most beloved classic motion pictures at Solista Park Pavilion at 8 p.m. Saturday.
Larimar and Blackstone, two new Pardee Homes’ neighborhoods in The Villages at Tule Springs, will open to the public Saturday, June 16 with grand opening activities and events planned from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and the opportunity to tour seven model homes in one location.
Working families, children and seniors needing assistance have access to on-site services with the opening of the Boulder Highway Collaborative Campus. This nonprofit collaboration is a unique campus-style service partnership in Nevada and includes Boys Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada, Lutheran Social Services of Nevada and Nevada Hand.
The exterior and grounds of the 5,385-square-foot home create a storybook setting against a world-class backdrop. Panoramic views from the property include signature granite outcroppings in the crystal-blue waters, Mount Tallac and expansive stages for sunsets and endless stretches of stars.
Thanks to an improved economy, relative housing affordability and the uplift of professional sports via the Vegas Golden Knights and, coming soon, the Raiders, Las Vegas real estate is hot, hot, hot, according to Uri Vaknin, a partner at KRE Capital LLC, which acquired in 2013 a portfolio of more than 1,300 Las Vegas condominiums in partnership with Dune Real Estate Partners.
Sometimes, the homebuying and home-selling process goes smoothly with the home search landing “the perfect home in the perfect location” and the sale of the homeowner’s current home moving quickly. At least this was the case for the Pearsons, who purchased a brand-new home on contingency through the Nevada Builder Trade In Program.