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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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Moving Tips to Vegas

Finding you're dream home is exciting, but let's face it. Moving is not fun. Luckily, our real estate agents have learned a thing or two about moving, and we're here to share some of our hard-earned knowledge.

Whether you're listing your Las Vegas home for sale, or are getting ready to move into your new home, our agents are dedicated to making the process as easy as possible. These are the most common things people forget when they move, and how to avoid forgetting them:

  1. Turning Utilities On and Off
    Few things are more frustrating than arriving at your new home and realizing that the gas hasn't been turned on, or there's no electricity. Be sure to notify your utility companies before you move so all your services are discontinued at your old house, and either moved to or started at your new one. The same goes for Internet service, cable TV, and trash pickup. 
  2. Getting the Right Moving Supplies
    Moving is hard enough, to begin with. Don't let a lack of supplies make it harder. Be sure to stock up on all the packing materials you need, including:
    • Boxes. Get them in a variety of sizes: big ones for lightweight stuff like pillows and bedding, and smaller ones for hefty items like books and kitchenware.
    • Packaging tape. Don't skimp; get the strong stuff so you can be sure your box won't fall apart while you move. 
    • Labels. There are a few different ways you can go, but make sure you have some way of labeling every box, so you know what's in it.  
  1. Making an "Essentials" Box
    Too many families pack everything they own without thinking about what they might need on day one. That can cause a lot of headaches, so save yourself a lot of trouble by packing an "essentials" box that has everything you might need the first day after you move. The precise contents of this box will be different for everyone, but good things to consider include:
    • Toiletries and cosmetics
    • Clothes for your first couple days
    • Snacks and beverages
    • A few of your kids' (or pets') favorite toys
    • Any tools you might need to get set up
  1. Packing All Your Stuff
    Seriously, you'd be amazed how much stuff gets left behind when people move, and not always on purpose. It's easy to accidentally leave things behind when you move, so take extra care to double- and triple-check every corner of your old house before you turn in your keys. Some of the most commonly left-behind items include:
    • Valuables and jewelry 
    • Kitchen appliances like coffee makers and microwaves
    • Personal records
    • Lamps
    • House plants
    • Chargers
    • Trash cans and recycle bins
  1. Letting Everyone Know You've Moved
    You don't want your birthday cards and magazines—or worse, credit card statements and tax returns—sent to your old house after you've moved. It can be exhausting to inform everyone in your life that you've moved, but you'll be glad you did. You can also fill out an official Change of Address form from the U.S. Post Office to cover all your bases. And be sure to tell the DMV!

Contact us today to learn more about how we can help with all your real estate needs. From finding your dream home to making it your own, we're here to help every step of the way. 


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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Relocate to Las Vegas

Buying a new home is a significant investment, and it may seem like an even larger purchase when you're searching for a house out of state. There are many amazing Las Vegas homes for sale around the city, and some of our prospective buyers are looking to relocate from miles away.

Our real estate agents understand that the home buying process is often an experience with many questions and uncertainties. Rest assured, thousands of people purchase properties in different states all the time — some even move to Las Vegas from other countries! We've put together this guide answering your questions and offering tips on how to relocate to Las Vegas from a different state.

  • Take a Breath

    Breathe in and breathe out — the home buying process is the start of a fantastic new chapter of your life. It's okay to feel nervous or scared, but trust in your decision and focus on the positives of your move.

  • Do Thorough Research

    Of course, there's no substitute for being physically in a place, but there's a lot to be said for researching an area online. You can easily access maps, crime rates, school zones, job markets, and virtually all other necessary information. Take advantage of these resources and learn as much as you can before you begin your house hunt.

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Decluttering to Sell a Home - Wardley Real Estate

If you're planning to put your Las Vegas home for sale, one of the most important parts of getting your house ready is getting rid of clutter. Our real estate agents know it helps with open houses to have as few personal possessions as possible so that potential buyers can imagine filling the space with their own belongings. Studies have shown that a decluttered home sells faster, and at a higher price point. Still, the issue remains—what to do with all that stuff.

A lot of things can probably be donated, given away, or thrown out. It's also a good idea to have a big yard sale to unload some old, unwanted items. Still, you're going to be left with a lot. It can't go back into your old house, and your new house probably isn't ready for it yet. If you've found yourself in this tricky spot, renting a storage unit may be the solution you're looking for, but it's important to choose wisely. 

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Relocating with pets - Wardley Real Estate

Las Vegas homes for sale have everything you and your family are looking for, even the furry members of your family! Once you find the home of your dreams and moving time is upon you, you'll need to do some planning to make relocating your pet a success. Being prepared can make things less stressful for everyone and help moving day go smoothly.

  • Start early
    The earlier you can start the moving process the better for your pet. Some pets handle change better than others. You'll be making big changes to their current environment by packing, and doing that a little at a time will make it less disruptive. You'll also be introducing them to a new neighborhood and surroundings. You may have to get them used to staying in a travel carrier or riding in the car. And you'll probably be disrupting their routine with travel and moving day. Giving them time to adjust to all the change can help avoid major problems.

  • Keep your cool
    Dogs and cats can pick up on their owner's stress levels, so keeping yours in check is a necessity. If you don't, your pet may get agitated, over excited, aggressive or otherwise act in a way that isn't going to make things easier.

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Moving to Vegas - Wardley Real Estate

Ever have that feeling you're forgetting something, but you're just not sure what it is? We've all been there! Moving to a new home is such an exciting and busy time, it's easy to lose track of the details. Take extra care to remember these commonly forgotten moving tasks to make your day go smoother.

  1. Change your address. When you find one of the Las Vegas homes for sale that's right for you, you'll want to keep your friends and family updated with your new address. You'll also have to change your address with your monthly bills and any online retailers you frequent. At least take the time before you move to file your change of address with the post office. Many businesses request address correction if your mail comes back undeliverable, so it's a good way to catch any you forget.

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Buying a House Closing Day
It's almost closing day, and you've reached the top of the mountain, so now all that's left is planting your flag, grabbing your keys, and moving into your new home. Well almost.  Your closing day doesn't have to be stressful when you prepare ahead of time.

Our real estate agents love helping clients cross the home-buying finish line.  We've got six tips to help you prepare for closing day.

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Las Vegas Hiking Red Rock

Las Vegas is famous for its nightlife, but many newcomers are surprised to find that it's also a great place for spending time in the great outdoors. You'll find countless hiking trails, mountain bike paths, rock climbing routes and backcountry camping spots just minutes from Las Vegas. 

Our real estate agents are always on the lookout for fun outdoor things to do in the Las Vegas area, and hiking in Red Rock Canyon is one of our absolute favorites.

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Moving Cross Country
Moving across the country is one of the most expensive types you may ever make. If you're relocating from the East Coast to a new home in Las Vegas, then making the most of your moving budget is essential. Our real estate agents have created this list of cross-country moving tips to make your move more affordable. 

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Las Vegas Neighborhoods

Updated 1/28/2020

Are you interested in finding Las Vegas homes for sale in the best neighborhoods? Las Vegas is a great place for young professionals and families to begin the next chapter of their lives. It's quickly becoming one of the nation's fastest-growing cities for employment in STEM industries. Beyond the glitz and glamour of The Strip, there are dozens of communities designed to meet every need and desire you could imagine. Let's look at 10 top Las Vegas neighborhoods to buy a home. 

  1. Summerlin
    If you're looking for a fabulous home in Las Vegas, look to Summerlin first. This area is the third-ranked best-selling master-planned community in the country. With six of the nation's top-ten homebuilders developing these homes, the only element of this community rivaling its fantastic living spaces are the amazing shopping, dining, and exploring within feet from your front door.  

  2. Henderson
    Perfect for men and women who desire a fast-paced, amenity-rich lifestyle of a major city without the distractions of Las Vegas tourism, more than 300,000 people call Henderson home. As one of the safest cities in the state, it also has a higher median household income level than the US average.

  3. North Las Vegas
    Homes in North Las Vegas benefit from an active and bustling community where there's always something exciting, relaxing, and unforgettable going on. With plenty of world-class golf courses, hiking trails, and aquatics, you'll never run out of enjoyment. With a robust population of 243,000, it also features a fast-growing economy, easy access to local universities, and plenty of transit options. 

  4. Primm
    Less than a half of an hour south of Las Vegas, Primm homes offer dual proximity to the best attractions in Southern Nevada and Eastern California. With unrivaled shopping, fine dining, and unique attractions within minutes, the Gateway to Southern Nevada's small population offers small-town comfort and direct access to some of the best vacation destinations in the world. 

  5. Spring Valley
    Just two miles west of the Vegas Strip, Spring Valley homes are popular for those who work in the lively local tourism and hospitality industries. It features a large park, a vibrant Asian-American community, and a number of famous residents such as Jonathan and Drew Scott of the hit show Property Brothers on HGTV.

  6. Southern Highlands
    Only 10 miles from The Strip, the Southern Highlands community stretches 2,300 acres and features an award-winning, members-only golf course designed by Robert Trent Jones. With homes ranging from the cozy high 100,000s through multi-million-dollar properties, there's a space for people of all budgets and lifestyles in Southern Highlands. 

  7. Boulder City
    The safest city in Nevada, according to the National Council for Home Safety and Security in 2019, Boulder City homes are situated in the midst of some of Nevada's most striking natural beauty. About 26 miles south of Las Vegas, Boulder City is a tight-knit community of just under 16,000 that's well known as a great place to retire. It also offers great golfing, its own municipal airport, and close proximity to the historic Hoover Dam.

  8. Sun City
    Sun City is a retirement community catering to owners aged 55 and older. With a small population of 25,000, this peaceful community is noted for its beautiful architectural features. Nearly every home in this neighborhood is a single-story residence, and the community features enjoyable amenities such as four pools, five friendly community centers, and tennis and racquetball courts.  

  9. Desert Shores
    Desert Shores is a master-planned community situated in the stunning foothills of northwest Las Vegas. With 28 unique residential neighborhoods surrounding a community lagoon, playground, basketball court, and more, this area has everything from quaint condos and single-family homes to large custom-designed properties secluded behind private gates. 

  10. Sheep Mountain
    Sheep Mountain is named for the gorgeous Sheep Mountain Range resting north the Las Vegas skyline. Reaching a maximum elevation of over 9,000 feet, this community is known for its stable housing market, sunny weather, and high per-capita income. 

Homes in Las Vegas Neighborhoods

Want to find out more? Our REALTORS® will be glad to help you. Contact Wardley Real Estate to find a home in beautiful Las Vegas, NV.