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Holiday Events | 2 Posts
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Home Improvement Projects

The new year is right around the corner, and now is the ideal time to start planning your home improvement projects for the year ahead. The following are five projects that our brokers recommend for maximizing your comfort and the market value of your home.

  1. Invest in the Environment
    Eco-friendly upgrades won't just save you money on your monthly utility bills. They will make your home more appealing in an increasingly eco-conscious market. Switching old light bulbs out for LED's and installing a smart thermostat are easy steps. Other eco-friendly projects you can do include replacing old insulation with modern insulation that has a higher R-value. You could also consider installing more energy-efficient dishwashers, washing machines, dryers, and refrigerators. Purchasing new appliances, energy-efficient windows/doors, HVAC systems, etc. adds up. However, there are numerous tax credits and rebate programs available that significantly reduce the initial investment.   
  2. Seal up the Leaks
    Air leaks are an easily fixed problem. Applying caulk or weatherstripping to leaks around windows, doors, and masonry can save you a bundle on your monthly utility bills. It is vital to use the appropriate sealant and adhere to installation instructions. Sealing up the leaks will help you stay comfortable throughout the hot summer months and year-round. More importantly, it is an inexpensive step to preserve the structural integrity of your home and protect it against pests and insects. 

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New Years Vegas

Are you ready to say goodbye to 2019, and ring in 2020 as only Las Vegas knows how? New Year's Eve is always one of the biggest nights of the year in Vegas, with a party or event to suit every taste. This is a great time to experience some of the hottest clubs in Las Vegas, with music, dancing, drinks, and more than a few New Year's surprises. Our brokers are here to help, with a guide to 5 great Las Vegas New Year's Eve events where you can ring in 2020.

  1. Steve Aoki New Year's Eve – 3799 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89109
    Las Vegas homes for sale
    make it easy to attend every event on our list, including the Steve Aoki New Year's Eve bash at the legendary Hassakan nightclub. The party is headlined by a performance from DJ Steve Aoki. Doors open at 8:00 pm, and the fun is sure to last well into the morning. Get ready for a night of music, dancing, and excitement as you ring in 2020.

  2. Las Vegas NYE Club Crawl – Starting Location To Be Announced
    Is one club not enough to handle your New Year's Eve festivities? No problem! Grab tickets for the Las Vegas NYE Club Crawl, and see all that Las Vegas has to offer on New Year's Eve. Your ticket includes admission to all participating venues, drink specials, and express entry to the final club of the crawl. The event is hosted by an experienced team that will lead you from club to club. There's even a photography team to capture the excitement of New Year's Eve.

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Buying a Home During Retirement Years

Your priorities can change as you get older. Along with your priorities, housing needs will change as you age.

Buying a home at any age, and in retirement is always a possibility. 

The following are some factors our brokers recommend considering as you look at Las Vegas homes for sale during your retirement.

Your New Cost of Living

If you're buying a home, your cost of living may change. For example, an older home may need more repairs. A condo or home in a community with a homeowners' association will come with HOA fees. And if you're from another state or community, you'll need to investigate the cost of living where your home is located. For example, Nevada has one of the lowest tax rates in the country since it has a very low property tax rate and no personal income tax.

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Homebuyer Holiday Gifts

Becoming a first-time homebuyer is an exciting milestone, and the new owners could always use some help in equipping and personalizing their new space. If you're choosing a holiday gift for new buyers, you'll want to make it useful and not too personal. After all, you don't want them to have to display your gift of a vase or other décor when you visit, only to put it back in the closet when you leave!

Our brokers suggest the following options if you're shopping for holiday gifts for first-time homebuyers:

  1. Home Improvement Store Gift Card
    New homeowners will make frequent trips to their local home improvement store. Why not give them a gift card to help them buy everything from lighting fixtures to caulk? Choose a few home improvement magazines to include for inspiration, put a note and the gift card on top, and tie them together with a ribbon.
  2. Classic Cookbook
    A new homeowner might be learning the basics of how to cook, so a trusted classic like "The Joy of Cooking" can help them get started. Homeowners with more experience in the kitchen might like a cookbook focused on their favorite cuisine. You can also include a subscription to a magazine like "Food & Wine" or "Taste of Home" to provide fresh inspiration throughout the year.

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