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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. 


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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Buy a Home New Country
Moving to a new location always requires preparation, and that's doubly true when you're making an international move. Streamlining an international move starts with good planning, and it's important to start the planning process as soon as you know that you're serious about making a move. Having a job, support system, and necessary services in place when you arrive can make the adjustment to a new country a much simpler process. Our real estate agents are here to help you get started, with our guide for planning a move to another country. 

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Use These Tips to Scout Out Your Perfect Neighborhood 

Pick the Perfect Las Vegas Neighborhood

Looking for a home in Las Vegas? As you compare different listings, you probably have a lot of factors to consider, but ultimately your new location has to be the right place for you and your family. Our real estate agents can help you scout the most promising places to live, but here's a hint: it helps to start with a buyer-friendly neighborhood. After all, location is everything, and you want to make sure your new home checks off all the right boxes: comfortable, safe, and a wise place to make a long-term investment.

Here are five of our favorite signs that a Las Vegas neighborhood is buyer-friendly:

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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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Location, Location, Location in Las Vegas

Las Vegas Neighborhoods for You
When you think of Las Vegas, your mind inevitably flashes: The glamour of "The Strip." However, when you dig deeper into the real estate market, opportunities come calling! 

Much of the Strip is in "Paradise, Nevada." It holds the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and McCarran International Airport, too. When locals talk Las Vegas, they mean a much larger area.

When it comes to finding the perfect Las Vegas home, this tidbit is only the start. Off the Strip, you'll find neighborhoods for everyone – the key is picking the perfect one for you. Let's take a closer look.

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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. 


10 Things You May Not Know About Henderson

Are you thinking about moving to Henderson, Nevada? Most likely, you know it's about 16 miles southeast of Las Vegas but did you know Bloomberg Businessweek named it, "One of the Best Cities to Live in America"? Henderson has plenty of sunshine, mild winters, terrific schools tons of restaurants, and it's minutes away from Las Vegas. But, you might not know these ten unusual things about Henderson.

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