Buying a Home in Las Vegas

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9292 La Mancha Avenue, Las Vegas NV - $875,000

Centennial Hills is one of the top selling neighborhoods in Las Vegas and with homes like this one, we can see why. A previous model home, this semi-custom is like brand new and comes with many desirable features. Where else will you find a grotto-style pool with a solar heating system, or RV garage complete with lift! This is a home that was well-cared for and obviously well appreciated. It was thoughtfully designed for luxury, comfort and practicality.


The Kitchen

This kitchen is truly over-the top with tons of custom cabinetry with soft close drawers and thick granite counters. The island has a veggie sink and a three-seat breakfast bar.

MLS 1967345 kitchen in Centennial Hills home, Las Vegas

The kitchens extends into this sunny eat-in

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We looked at the top selling neighborhoods in Las Vegas and Henderson for the last 60 days and have come up with the list below. It's interesting to see that they vary in average selling prices from the high $200,000s to almost $600,000. Summerlin is the front runner for number of homes sold, followed by Mountains Edge and Green Valley. Whether you're a buyer or considering selling an existing home in Las Vegas, this information should be helpful.

top selling Las Vegas neighborhoods in 2018

Top 20 Selling Las Vegas Neighborhoods

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Neighborhood # of Sales in last 60 Days Average Selling Price
Summerlin 207 $451,726
Mountains Edge 97 $315,337
Green Valley 79 $361,999
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2017 was an interesting year for real estate in Las Vegas. The market for condos, townhomes and single-family homes saw sizable increases in number of sales, prices and total dollar volume sold. The number of days properties remained on the market dropped drastically, 50% for condos and 37% for houses. So why weren't people jumping at selling their homes? Not sure, but due to the lack of sellers, the months of on-hand inventory dropped substantially as well. 

What can we learn from this? Well, if you're considering selling - prices are up, listing times are down, and selection of pre-owned homes is sparse. In otherwords - what are you waiting for!!!

For home buyers - if you're not seeing what you want due to lack of inventory, consider buying a new

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Anyone choosing the perfect active adult community in Summerlin has no easy task.

At one time, Sun City was the only choice, and is still an incredibly popular development. But now there are so many new 55+ retirement communities in Summerlin, Las Vegas that it can be a challenge going through them all and finding that perfect one that meets all your needs.

Here are some of the NEW Summerlin retirement communities currently available. Hopefully this guide will help you find the right one to call home in Las Vegas!

Regency at Summerlin

If you are looking for a luxury 55+ community, look no further than Regency at Summerlin, which is in southwest Summerlin, in Cliffs Village.

Regency at Summerlin pool

Toll Brothers has three incredible home designs to choose from

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Rooftop Decks are Growing in Popularity

Las Vegas rooftop decks

For years, rooftop decks have been a key and popular feature of hotels, large pubs, office towers and high rises. Now they are making a big splash in newer suburban single-family homes in and close to Las Vegas.

It seems homeowners love the idea of sundowner cocktails and morning yoga on the roof of their home, and why not? It’s a fantastic addition to have a rooftop deck from where you can sit and watch the sun set slowly over the mountains.

In a community like Summerlin in Las Vegas, you can enjoy the stunning mountain and valley views from up on high. One company to that designs several homes with amazing rooftop decks is CalAtlantic, who popularized them in Sin City.

The modern idea of rooftop

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$264,900 - The Lakes

9932 Heffner Hills Circle, Las Vegas NV - Home for Sale by Leslie

This is a wonderful, charming home in the heart of The Lakes community. This single-story home has RV parking, and sits on a desirable, oversized corner lot, in a cul-de-sac. 

Las Vegas home by Leslie sold

Spacious Entry

The spacious entry leads to an floorplan featuring vaulted ceilings, gas fireplace, and lots of windows.

Entry home at 9932 Heffner Hills Circle, 502 - South West, LV

Living Room

The expansive living room gets plenty of light from the entry and sliding doors leading to the backyard. A large fireplace provides a nice focal point in the room.

Living room in Las Vegas home for sale in the Lakes


You'll love spending time in the bright open kitchen with an abundance of counterspace and cupboards.

Kitchen in home at 9932 Heffner Hills Circle, 502 - South West, LV

Bedrooms & Baths

There are 3 bedrooms and 2 full

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After a hot, quiet summer, September and October real estate sales in Las Vegas are through the roof! A continuing trend of low housing inventory levels means it’s a great time to sell your Las Vegas home.

September 2017 stats for Las Vegas real estate

Low Inventory

According to the Greater Las Vegas Association of Realtors (GLVAR) monthly report for September, there are only 1.8 months’ worth of inventory on single-family homes. Real estate agents accept that a six-month supply is deemed a normal volume for a balanced real estate market, so this is a seller’s market right now.

For this past September, there were 45% fewer homes on the Vegas market than at the same time last year.

Fewer homes on the market means Las Vegas home sellers can usually get a better return on their house

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It’s no secret the luxury homes market in Las Vegas is hot right now. A popular area with an abundance of high-end homes for sale is the master-planned community of Summerlin in west Las Vegas. We decided to highlight five of the most high-value properties that, in our opinion, will bring you the most bang for your hard-earned dollar.

Luxury Homes in Summerlin

1. 26 Promontory Ridge Drive - The Ridges at Summerlin

This beautiful home in the Ridges at Summerlin boasts 12,500 square-feet of luxury living for a listing price of $7,999,999, which is $635 per square foot. Homes in the area with the same living space are generally priced for more than $9.8 million. This home has six bedrooms, four full baths (plus three half baths),and a custom

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Congratulations from the team at Las Vegas Homes by Leslie

North Las Vegas Home sold by Leslie Hoke

622 Rancho Del Mar Way, North Las Vegas

Congratulations to the seller of this lovely North Las Vegas home. It sold after just 8 days on the market for 100% of the asking price. It doesn't get much better than that. 

The home measures 2,740 square feet, 3 bedrooms 2 baths and sits on a spacious corner lot.

Have you been considering a sale of your Las Vegas home or condo? All it takes is a phone call to start a conversation and get the ball rolling. Just contact Leslie directly at 702-321-1763 for more information about selling your Las Vegas home.

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Luxury home sales in Las Vegas are booming. YTD Sales have increased 57.3% from 2016. We only have a 13 month supply of inventory, about 24% less than the same time last year.  Percent of list price is 95% and homes average just 68 days on the market. The timing for buying or selling a luxury home in the Las Vegas market could not be better.

Year Over Year Comparison of Luxury Home Sales in Las Vegas

YTD luxury home sales in Las Vegas

Hottest Selling Luxury Neighborhoods in Las Vegas

These are the top selling Las Vegas luxury neighborhoods year to date. Red Rock Country Club in Summerlin and Southern Highlands were the top runners. Folks seem to love that combination of estate homes overlooking their favorite golf course. There is still a demand for the elite communities,

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