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May
26

Improve Air Quality

Improved air quality in your home is essential for your overall health and well-being. Every time you open a door, outdoor emissions seep into your home. Other pollutants come from everyday building materials, appliances, heating and cooling units, and your favorite pet. Luckily with a few changes, you can improve your indoor air quality. 

Check out the list below for simple tasks to improve your home's indoor environment compiled by our real estate agents.

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May
18

Home Improvement Experts

Not every project is meant for do-it-yourselfers to tackle. Some projects are dangerous or just not feasible for the average homeowner to complete. Plus, poorly completed projects can even negatively impact the resale value of your home. Before you grab your toolbox, make sure you call an expert when handling the following home improvement projects. 

  1. Electrical Work
    Unless you're a professional electrician, electrical work is one project that always requires a professional. At a minimum, the fixture or outlet you're trying to rewire might not work properly. In a worst-case scenario, poorly done electrical work can cause a house fire. There's also a huge risk to you of injury or electrocution when you're doing the electrical work. Stick with a licensed electrician to ensure that work is done properly and safely. 
  2. Removing a Tree
    If you want to add your property to the inventory of Las Vegas homes for sale, it's essential to get your yard looking its best. While the work associated with removing a tree doesn't seem difficult, there's a lot that can quickly go wrong. The average person may not be able to accurately judge where the tree will fall. Plus, once the tree is down, you have to consider how you'll remove it from your property. This can involve a lot of manual labor and numerous trips to the haul the wood away. Some cities even require a permit for tree removal, adding more time and effort to the project. Hire an experienced tree removal service who knows how to safely remove the tree. 

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May
11

Stainless Steel Cleaning

With more people than ever staying at home, this year's spring cleaning is getting some extra attention. Whether you're trying to get your kitchen spotless before adding it to the inventory of Las Vegas homes for sale or you just want to make your home look great, learning how to clean stainless steel appliances the right way can make a huge difference. 

Luckily, a few of our REALTORS® are cleaning pros. They've pulled together this list of their top secrets for making your stainless steel sparkle. 

Before you start cleaning, you'll want to make sure you have some soft microfiber cloths. This is your best option as they're non-abrasive and won't cause scratches. 

Always avoid things that can damage the surface of your appliances, including steel wool, scouring powders, ammonia, or bleach. Instead, try one of these four simple and effective cleaning methods.

  1. Vinegar and Mineral Oil
    This may sound more like a recipe for salad dressing than a cleaning technique, but stick with us! First, you'll want to gather your supplies. You'll need your microfiber cloths, white vinegar in a spray bottle, and mineral oil. Always avoid food-based oils, like olive oil or vegetable oil, as they can go rancid. You may also want to have some paper towels handy. Start by determining the direction of the grain (horizontal or vertical) on your stainless steel appliances and make sure that you clean in the same direction. Spray down the appliance with the vinegar and wipe it down using the soft cloth (or paper towels). This should take off the first layer of grime and start to reveal some shine. Once you've removed all the vinegar, dip a soft cloth in just a bit of oil and use it to polish the surface. Make sure to rub in the same direction as the grain. Keep in mind that a little bit goes a long way, and you can always go back for more. With just a little bit of elbow grease, all of the streaks and marks should disappear, leaving you with a shiny surface that looks brand new. 

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May
4

Raised Garden Bed

Who says you can't have a garden in the desert? Our REALTORS® love the convenience of eating fresh fruits and vegetables from their own backyard. Plus, making a raised garden bed in your Las Vegas home is super easy. Follow these 10 simple steps. 

  1. Choose the Container
    Raised beds come in a variety of materials such as cedar, recycled plastic, and galvanized steel. You can also choose from semi-DIY, modular, and fully constructed beds. A depth of 10-12" is recommended to give roots plenty of room to develop.

  2. Decide How Many Beds to Plant
    If you're a gardening newbie or have limited time, you might want to start with one. Three or four beds will give you a healthy amount of space if you plan to cultivate a good variety.

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April
27

Takeout in Las Vegas

Enjoying food from the amazing restaurants around Las Vegas is one tradition that never goes out of style. Many of your favorite restaurants in the city have either started offering takeout or expanded their existing takeout menu, to serve the community while shelter in place orders are in effect. Ordering takeout is a great way to support local businesses and refresh your routine while staying at home. Our real estate agents have rounded up some of the best takeout destinations, with our guide to takeout options in Las Vegas.

  • Grape Vine Cafe – 7501 W Lake Mead Blvd., #120, Las Vegas, NV 89128
    Long a favorite for Italian cuisine close to Las Vegas homes for sale, you'll find that the Grape Vine Cafe is still offering its fantastic menu for delivery and curbside takeout. And there's more than just great food on the menu! Grape Vine Cafe is also offering significant discounts on its extensive selection of wines, so you can easily find the perfect pairing for your meal.

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April
20

Virtual Game Night in Las Vegas

Who says having a great game night requires leaving the house? Grab a board game, download a few apps, and gather your friends — every night is game night when you play these virtual games!

  1. Fortnite
    A video game that is so popular, your children probably have it downloaded on their gaming systems already, Fortnite is an all-out family-friendly battle royale. This shooting game pits 100 players against each other to become the last player or team standing. With millions of players around the world, Fortnite offers round after round of fun.

  2. Animal Crossing
    Surely you've heard of Animal Crossing by now, but if you haven't, this game is quickly becoming the most popular game to play while social distancing. Players create their own adorable animal villager and explore cute worlds. Visit your friends from near and far virtually in this social simulation game that is slow-paced and quite relaxing.

  3. Buzzed
    For adults looking to have a little fun with friends over video chat, Buzzed offers hilarious entertainment. This drinking game is similar to the classic Never Have I Ever. Nearly 200 individual cards feature unique prompts that players may or may not relate to. Those who do take a drink while those who don't have a laugh. As long as one person has this physical card game, it can be easily played with others on Zoom or WebEx.

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April
13

Move to Las Vegas

Whether you dream of endless nights filled with neon lights or long for the opportunity to explore the vast natural beauty of the Mojave Desert, Las Vegas is sure to have something for you. Our REALTORS® have spent countless hours exploring the city, and we've put together 9 reasons you'll love moving to Las Vegas.

  1. Stunning Natural Beauty Is Never Far 
    Many Las Vegas homes for sale feature beautiful views of natural scenery, and you're never far from nature when you live in the city. Stunning desert parks like Red Rock Canyon are located just a short drive from the center of the city.

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April
6

Las Vegas Plants

Great landscaping is a vital component for any home. Not only does landscaping improve the curb appeal of your home, but it creates a relaxing space that your family will want to use. Las Vegas has a distinct desert climate that requires certain types of vegetation. Our REALTORS® compiled a list of plants that are ideal candidates for your Las Vegas home. 

  1. Cacti
    No list of desert-friendly vegetation would be complete without the cacti. Since the cacti can store water in its stems, it's perfect for a climate with low amounts of precipitation. Cacti also add greenery to your landscaping. When the cacti bloom, they lend even more color to your landscaping. Different cacti species come in various sizes, making it easy to find cacti that fit the space where you want more vegetation.
  1. Palm Trees
    Palm trees lend a luxurious touch to your outside areas. Though palm trees do require frequent watering when they're young, once they're a few years old, they're a hearty, durable addition to your landscaping. Established palm trees can withstand extreme heat and occasional frost. Some palms grow as tall as 60 feet, making them an excellent choice if you want to add privacy to your yard. 

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