Ways to Dress Up Your Patio

Patios are magnificently flexible spaces, if not a little boring by themselves. Think of your patio as a three-dimensional canvas that you can literally create anything on that you’d like. Perhaps you’ve just moved into your new home and you’ve got your very first patio, or maybe you’ve had one for a while and just didn’t know what to do with it. You can use this space in whatever way you want from a tiki hot tub paradise to a casual outdoor dining space. Here are some things to think about when you’re trying to dress yours up!

Lights, Camera, Action!

Patios are great, however, at nighttime patio lighting is often lackluster. For patios near the house, many people rely on a single bulb hanging near the back door or think that the lights from the lawn will help light the patio  – not really!

Today there are many options for patios. Not only are solar lights affordable and reliable, they’re also amazingly diverse. Want a bit of a beach party mood? Add a whole collection of solar-powered string lights with round bulbs. Looking for something more romantic? Victorian-themed solar wall sconces can evoke a real mood. Add poles to elevate your lighting for even more flexibility in placement.

Fun in the Shade

Of course, the sun is wonderful, but have you tried the shade? The shade is great, especially on a sunny day in Las Vegas when the entire region is just a little too hot and a little too bright. Shades over the patio and lighter shades floating around the patio can also protect dining areas from debris that might fall from nearby trees, making dining outdoors more pleasurable.

Shade sails are easy to install, come in lots of fun colors, and lend a super modern look to all kinds of spaces. If you want something a little more serious and a lot fancier, aluminum pergolas with shade systems can be attached to your patio or home permanently. These often have shades that can be opened or closed to let the sun in – or not – as your heart desires. Some even come with curtains to create a more private space.

Roll Out the Carpet

Outdoor rugs are increasingly diverse – a must-have item for any patio to accompany and complement outdoor living furniture and tables. These rugs can be heavy-duty, with similar quality to rugs you might choose to have inside your house. A huge range of patterns and colors can help you create the atmosphere you’ve been dreaming of.

Using an outdoor rug can help keep your patio looking cleaner, as well as define specific spaces if your patio is larger and has a few different activity areas. You might color-coordinate one under your patio dining set (beneath your new pergola, of course), and add another to the set of patio furniture near the hot tub to encourage people to stop and have a chat.

Add a Touch of Green

Add lots of potted plants to the different areas of your patio.  They can set the mood for and help separate the parts of your patio in a very soothing way.  You can tell so much about a space with how potted plants are chosen and the kinds of pots they’re in. Sleek and modern areas might benefit from simple, upright foliage plants in tall, narrow pots. More traditional spaces could go full cottage core with some old wash tubs overflowing with your favorite annuals.

If Your Vision Is Lacking…

Do you need help with creating your own patio Shangri-La?  Contact me – Jeff Howard, your realtor for life.  I can help you by connecting you with the best patio stagers and you will be so happy with how your patio looks after creating the ambiance you chose for your outdoor living space in the shade.

Do you have a need for commercial/industrial/retail buildings or land? Are you ready to buy or sell a home? Do you want a guaranteed cash offer? We can help you with all of that… just call us at 702 SELL NOW or click on this link to my website http://www.702SellNow.com

Choose to have an amazing day….Jeff

Las Vegas Sees a Boom in the Commercial Real Estate Market

The commercial real estate industry in Southern Nevada has entered 2022 on an upturn and is still flourishing, despite some headwinds. It’s being fed by the substantial economic growth in the Las Vegas Valley, strong demand along with a development industry that is ablaze with activity.

2 sectors are best positioned to thrive in 2022.

■ The industrial sector remains strong and resilient. There has been a growing demand for space that is outpacing our local supply. Smaller facilities remain in demand, while e-commerce companies are looking to lease or build larger warehouses ranging from 500,000 square feet to 800,000 square feet.

The North Las Vegas market continues to be active, with most projects designed to meet the needs of e-commerce companies, such as Amazon and Fanatics. Other submarkets like Henderson and the area around the airport have attracted very large users like FedEx and Kroger.

On the agenda for 2022, plans include another 18 million square feet of planned industrial space to be built, although most of these projects won’t be finished until 2023 and are already spoken for. Southern Nevada absorbed more than 10 million square feet of industrial space in 2021. According to developers, competition is at unprecedented levels and everyone wants a piece of the industrial market, creating a huge shortage of materials and escalating land prices.

■ The office sector continues its ongoing recovery from COVID-19 and associated lockdowns. Asking rental rates increased to $2.27 on a full-service basis. Office inventory increased by over 93,000 square feet in the fourth quarter of 2021, bringing year-to-date deliveries to over 178,000 square feet.

Southern Nevada had nearly 675,000 square feet of office space under construction at year’s end, the most space under construction since 2014. We also had three quarters of strong net absorption in 2021, with occupancy increasing by 930,000+ square feet this year.

Looking forward, the state of our tourism industry will be a key metric in Southern Nevada’s recovery. This year, the local economy is expected to continue progressing along that road — even with new COVID-19 variants overshadowing the headlines Sothern Nevada has experienced recent population growth, rising gaming revenues and a steady return of tourists enjoying all Las Vegas has to offer. After record-breaking gaming revenue numbers through the end of 2021, industry experts are predicting Las Vegas could see a full recovery by 2023.

Still, Nevada’s recovery has been uneven. For instance, Northern Nevada’s employment numbers have now exceeded pre-pandemic levels, while in Southern Nevada, the same cannot be said. And, while gaming revenues are up, local hotel room occupancy levels are not back to pre-pandemic peaks. Of course, the Las Vegas area was one of the hardest hit in the U.S. because of its heavy reliance on travel and tourism.

Large conventions have begun returning to Las Vegas, however with the omicron surge, some of the larger companies that attend such conventions have switched to online participation; in particular, the insurance and financial sectors.

Additionally, international travelers, who account for up to 20 percent of all Las Vegas visitors in recent years, have been slow to return.

There are likely to be continued challenges with rapidly rising material costs, supply chain issues, inflation, land constraints, omicron and concerns over our water supply. Nonetheless, the commercial real estate sector is expected to continue on an upward trajectory over the next couple of years at least.

Do you have a need for commercial/industrial/retail buildings or land? Are you ready to buy or sell a home? Do you want a guaranteed cash offer? We can help you with all of that… just call us at 702 SELL NOW or click on this link to my website http://www.702SellNow.com

Choose to have an amazing day….Jeff

Discounts for Las Vegas Seniors (55 and up)

Grocery stores such as Albertson’s and Von’s have a senior discount on the first Wednesday of every month. Whole Foods have seniors’ discounts every day. There are other grocery stores that have one Seniors’ day a month with special savings, so if you shop at a different one than the above, just ask next time you are there and start planning your shopping accordingly.

Many of the buffets in the Las Vegas valley offer a 10 percent discount for seniors – some have dinner discounts and more offer lunchtime deals.  Before going check with that particular buffet.

There are some attractions and shopping that offer discounts for seniors as well.  Here are several:

Eiffel Tower Observation Deck at Paris Hotel (55+) tickets for $3 off.

Las Vegas Natural History Museum tickets for $8 for seniors.

Las Vegas Premium Outlets offers senior discounts on Tuesdays (ask at customer service).  Select retailers at both outlet malls offer discounts to people aged 55+.

Mob Museum offers a $3 discount for ages 65+ 

National Atomic Testing Museum (65+) tickets for $18.

Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay (65+) tickets for $2 off. 

Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden at Mirage Buy One Get One Free for ages 60+ on Sundays.

Wet’n’Wild Las Vegas Water-park (65+) tickets for $10.

Most rental car companies have senior discounts from 10 to 25%. Look into Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Hertz, National & Thrifty. They often give a higher discount if you are a member of AARP. 

Speaking of AARP, to take advantage of the best offers for seniors no matter where you live, sign up.  They have offers from many major nationwide companies for those that have reached 55 plus.  Go to www.aarp.org to find a complete listing of the advantages they offer.

Many national restaurant chains offer senior discounts, usually a discount of around 10% off for ages 55+. Here are some of the restaurants have senior discounts in Nevada. They are:
– A&W,
– Applebees,
– Arby’s,
– Bubba Gump Shrimp,
– Burger King,
– Chick-Fil-A,
– Chili’s,
– Dairy Queen,
– Denny’s,
– Dunkin Donuts,
– Einstein Bros. Bagels,
– El Pollo Loco,
– IHOP,
– Jack in the Box,
– Johnny Rockets,
– KFC,
– Long John Silver’s,
– McDonald’s,
– Outback Steakhouse,
– Pizza Hut,
– Popeye’s Louisiana Kitchen,
– Rainforest Café,
– Schlotzky’s,
– Sonic,
– Subway,
– Taco Bell,
– Texas de Brazil,
– Wendy’s &
– White Castle.

Do you like to go to the movies? A “Seniors Day” discount is available on designated days, according to Cinemark’s website www.cinemark.com. This discount varies by theater, so check with your local theater box office for details. Also, AARP members can buy Regal ePremiere tickets online for up to 20% off. Those who are members of both AARP and the Regal Crown Club also can save $3 on a popcorn-and-soft-drink combo by showing their membership cards.

Lastly there are some airlines also have discounts for ages 65+. Look into American Airlines (merged with US Airlines), Southwest Airlines, and United Airlines.

There are other senior discounts out there, so go ahead and just ask the next time you are ready to pay for any goods or services and comment below any you found that I didn’t please!

Do you have a need for commercial/industrial/retail buildings or land? Are you ready to buy or sell a home? Do you want a guaranteed cash offer? We can help you with all of that… just call us at 702 SELL NOW or click on this link to my website http://www.702SellNow.com

Choose to have an amazing day….Jeff

Do Plants Help Sell a Home?

Are you thinking of selling your house?  There are lots of minor things you can do to increase the likelihood that some prospective buyer is going to make a great offer. Many of the tips you’ll find to improve your home’s appeal focus on things inside the house, ranging from paint colors to furniture and a variety of other little tweaks.  Add indoor plants!  This will improve the appeal of your home and is often overlooked.

Many people do not put much thought into having plants around their home when prepping for a sale, and this can lead to a missed opportunity. From fixing up your lawn and garden to adding splashes of greenery indoors, or bright colors in pots, there are several ways that you can leverage plants to help sell your home when the time comes. Here are a few ideas to get you started.

Increase Your Curb Appeal

While interior staging is important, the outside of your home is the first impression that potential buyers are going to get. There are obviously a few external things that you can do, such as slapping a fresh coat of paint on the front door and cleaning up the windows, however, one of the biggest boosts to your home’s curb appeal comes in the form of improving your front yard.

As soon as you start considering selling your home, it’s time to treat thin areas on your lawn so that everything is lush and green. Weeding flower beds, adding decorative potted plants on the porch or along the walkway, and otherwise sprucing up the look of the outside will go a long way toward capturing the attention of potential buyers.

Bringing in a Touch of Nature

Exterior landscaping is not the only way that plants can help you sell your home. Potted plants, vases with fresh flowers, and even small decorative potted trees or other tall plants can add both color and a sense of freshness to your home that are hard to replicate. It’s the same reason that a lot of grocery stores have fresh flowers near the entrance to the store; when people see plants and flowers, their brains immediately focus on the idea of freshness and life.

If you choose flowers or other plants with pleasant scents, bringing them in can add to the overall freshness of the air without the need for artificial air fresheners or incense. This can let your plants serve double duty, improving the quality of the air while also adding a splash of color and life to your home. Just make sure to avoid plants that produce a lot of pollen or else you may have some cleanup to take care of before potential buyers come for a tour.

Call Some Help if Needed

It’s possible that you won’t really be able to take care of everything you want to do all on your own. Perhaps you have trees on your property that need trimmed or have to have dead limbs removed. Maybe you want to revitalize a flower garden but don’t really have the time. It’s even possible that you’d love to add some floral touches to your home, but aren’t really sure what would go best with your house. It’s okay, we’ve got you covered.

Call me, Jeff Howard, your favorite real estate agent. I would be happy to make a couple of recommendations and connect you with landscaping and trimming pros.

Do you have a need for commercial/industrial/retail buildings or land? Are you ready to buy or sell a home? Do you want a guaranteed cash offer? We can help you with all of that… just call us at 702 SELL NOW or click on this link to my website http://www.702SellNow.com

Choose to have an amazing day….Jeff

Selling Your House? 4 Factors Other Than Money to Consider

You decided to sell your home and have listed it with a reputable, professional Realtor.  At the moment the market is still in your favor, (if you want my opinion about the market check-out this post). Here are some factors to keep in mind besides the money offered for your home.  

You most likely end up with many great offers on your home. Choosing which one will benefit you most has a few key factors. The type of financing, earnest money deposit and contingencies can have a big impact on the process. Some sellers want a quick closing or more time to coordinate planning a move.



Thinking about these items thoroughly will save you from missing out on getting what you need out of your biggest asset. One of the best things you can do before you list your home for sale is to have a home inspection.  In today’s market buyers are looking for homes that are move-in ready.  Homes without blemishes – inside or outside.  Having a pre-listing home inspection helps you to remove any problems that are likely to be revealed when a buyer does his inspection.  Don’t get me wrong, you can sell a house in any condition, you just sell it for a little less if it is a little sub-par (even in this market).

If a potential buyer makes a cash offer, ask for proof of funds before accepting it. This proof will usually come in the form of a bank or investment account statement. Each should show that the buyer has the funds necessary to complete the transaction. When you have a potential buyer that intends to get a mortgage, there should always be a 
pre-approval letter included in an offer on their lender’s letterhead, which is different (and stronger) than a pre-qualification.

Also you may want to pick an offer with a sizable earnest money deposit, also known as a good-faith deposit. This is a sum of money that a buyer sends to escrow to prove that he is serious about purchasing the home. A deposit that’s worth 1% to 2% of the sale price is normal – remember this quote “The higher the deposit, the stronger the offer.” Of course, it is usually refundable for a period of time

You might want to consider offers with less contingencies, which are the benchmarks buyers set that need to be met for the transaction to continue moving forward. For example, many buyers will want to include an inspection contingency in the purchase contract. This means the buyer will need time to have your home inspected. And if any issues are found, a buyer might ask you to make repairs or provide a credit. If there is an appraisal contingency, a satisfactory appraisal of your property must be conducted. If the appraisal doesn’t match the agreed-upon price of the home, you and the buyer will have to reach a new agreement before settlement.

The stipulation here is that anytime a contingency can’t be satisfied, the buyer has a chance to walk away from the purchase with his 
earnest money deposit in hand. Obviously, from a seller’s point of view, the fewer chances the buyer has to exit the transaction, the better. With that in mind, it may be a good idea for you to select an offer that has the fewest contingencies from the start.  No matter how attractive the price is, if the buyer does not complete the purchase, it won’t matter. This is why cash offers are often accepted, even at a lower offer price. Sellers see a cash offer as removing a lot of the risk of the transaction falling apart due to a buyer’s inability to get financing or the appraisal value coming in below the sale price.

Last but not least is considering your optimal timeline for heading to the settlement table and moving out. Moving out is a lot of work, especially if you’ve lived in the home you’re selling for a while. To that end, you’re going to want to ensure that you choose an offer with a closing date that suits your needs. Often, a seller will move out, and then close the sale, however, you may want to ask to move out after the sale, to make the transition to your next property smoother. If you hire me to be your agent, we will go over all of these options (and more) as I help you navigate the process. You should know I get sellers more than most other agents, so you probably at least want to interview me.

Do you have a need for commercial/industrial/retail buildings or land? Are you ready to buy or sell a home? Do you want a guaranteed cash offer? We can help you with all of that… just call us at 702 SELL NOW or click on this link to my website  http://www.702SellNow.com Choose to have an amazing day….Jeff                                  

Make Informed Decisions When it Comes to Concrete Roofing Tiles

All Realtors in the Las Vegas area know that roofing issues are a common issues in a home inspection report. Many buyers become concerned when roofing issues arise, however most roofing issues are very common and are easy to handle. The more people know about concrete tiles roofing the easier it is to allay fears and make intelligent and informed decisions.
A Concrete Tile Roof is Not “Maintenance Free” They call it “the 50-year roof” when speaking of concrete tile roof. They can last a very long time. But they are not maintenance free. In fact, it is a common item that will have some sort level of maintenance recommendation in most home inspections. Periodic maintenance needs to be performed to keep the roof in a sound and leak-free condition. I’d like to give you some insight about concrete tile roofs as it pertains to home inspections.
Damaged Tiles The most common cause for damage to concrete tile roofing is the wind. The wind gets under the tiles causing them to shudder, shimmy, chip, and crack. Sometimes the wind can even move the tiles out of proper position. The majority of the roof tiles (the field tiles) are held in place with only one nail. Most homeowners do not know that concrete tiles do very little (if anything) to keep moisture out of the home. In fact they’re not water tight at all. The primary purpose of concrete tiles is to protect the waterproof material. Rolls of felt paper or “felt”, as it is known in the building industry is located under the tiles. The felt is petroleum impregnated and repels water. Oil and water do not mix, so the felt is what is keeping the water out.
Protecting the Felt Without the concrete tiles installed over the felt, the felt would be exposed to direct sunlight. Direct sunlight carries strong ultraviolet rays. UV rays cause the petroleum in the felt to evaporate. When the felt dries out from prolonged exposure to UV rays the felt then loses its ability to repel water and the potential for a leak is high. Concrete tiles protect the felt from the damaging ultraviolet rays and also act as an insulator.  Makes sense to me.
Roofing issues in Conjunction with a Home Inspection First you need to know that the majority of homeowners never do the required recurring maintenance associated with a roof (I admit I don’t). It is extremely common for an inspector to find cracked or missing tiles or tiles out of proper position. I don’t think I have ever seen an inspection report that did not find 2-5 minor issues like this. This is fine and nothing to get overly concerned about. Chances are this will not contribute to a water intrusion issue. However, cracked or missing roof tiles is not an issue that should be ignored, either. If this issue arises on your inspection then it is very prudent to ask the seller to perform the required routine maintenance to the roof. And in my experience, most will agree to do it (or offer a credit for you to do it). It is extremely critical that this deferred maintenance be performed only by a licensed and qualified Roofing Contractor Regardless of whatever warranty the Roofing Contractor states he will honor the fact is the workmanship the contractor provides carries with it a statutory warranty of one year. It is extremely important that the prospective homebuyer is provided with a copy of the repair invoice in order to be able to enjoy the statutory warranty benefits.
Roof Leak Repair Las Vegas NV Home
Repairs to Be Performed When a roofing contractor is retained the contractor should be directed to review the entire roof and all associated components and corrected as needed to restore the roof to a normal, sound condition. There are areas of the roof where vent pipes for plumbing, the furnace, the water heater, bathroom and laundry room fans penetrate the roof. These penetrations are sealed with mineral flashing, which is a “goopy” viscous product that is applied at the base of the penetrations. Mineral flashing is petroleum impregnated and repels water – just like felt. The mineral flashing is often exposed to direct ultraviolet rays from the sun, and it needs to be renewed periodically. When addressing cracked tiles it is important to understand that unless a concrete tile is cracked more than 25% of the face of the tile then the tile does not require replacement. It can be repaired with cement epoxy. If tile replacement is necessary, it’s important that the homebuyer understands that the contractor will attempt to match the color as closely as possible but an exact match is often not possible. In fact, the Nevada State Contractors Board allows for up to 10% of the tiles to have differing colorations., so do not expect an exact match when tiles are replaced. Generally, most Roofing Contractors will charge between $200 and $300 to perform the needed minor deferred maintenance. The cost can rise, of course, if additional issues are discovered. It is important that the Roofing Contractor also provide an assessment of any felt that has been exposed to ultraviolet rays. If you are preparing to sell your house, or if it has been a while since anyone qualified has looked at the roof, it’s a good idea to get it looked at. If you need a roofing referral, contact me, Jeff Howard, your Realtor for life! I have a lot of contacts to help you keep your home in top condition! Do you have a need for commercial/industrial/retail buildings or land? Are you ready to buy or sell a home? Do you want a guaranteed cash offer? We can help you with all of that… just call us at 702 SELL NOW or click on this link to my website http://www.702SellNow.com Choose to have an amazing day….Jeff  

Breaking News: Positive Changes for Consumers Made Jointly by Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion

I think this important information for everyone to be aware of since it can affect your credit rating.  
Equifax, Experian and TransUnion, the three nationwide credit reporting agencies – – have agreed to three important changes to reporting medical collection accounts.
• Paid medical collection debt will no longer be included on consumer credit reports, as of July 1, 2022.   • The time period before unpaid medical collection debt will appear on a consumer’s report will be increased from six months to one year, also effective July 1, 2022. This change gives consumers more time to work with insurance and/or healthcare providers to address medical collection debt before it appears on credit reports.   • Medical debt collection accounts under at least $500 will no longer be included on consumer credit reports. This goes into effect the first half of 2023.
These significant changes to medical collection debt reporting support consumers faced with unexpected medical bills.  These changes will help many of your credit scores go up. Of course better credit scores are wonderful if you are thinking about buying a home. Do you have a need for commercial/industrial/retail buildings or land? Are you ready to buy or sell a home? Do you want a guaranteed cash offer? We can help you with all of that… just call us at 702 SELL NOW or click on this link to my website http://www.702SellNow.com Choose to have an amazing day….Jeff

Its BAAACCCKKKK! Woo hoo! Super Summer Theatre at Spring Mountain Ranch State Park

Tickets for shows at Super Summer Theatre go on sale May 1, 2022. Spring Mountain Ranch State Park is exactly 10 miles west of the 215/West Charleston intersection.

All performances are outdoors and run Wednesday – Saturday (excluding September’s production which runs Thursday – Saturday). I have been a fan for years and have even performed out there! It’s a magical place to spend a summer evening.

The following is this summer’s line-up:

Mary Poppins

PS Productions brings us a Musical based on the Stories of P. L. Travers and the Walt Disney Film Original Music and Lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman, Book by Julian Fellowes, New Songs and Additional Music and Lyrics by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe The jack-of-all trades, Bert, introduces us to England in 1910 and the troubled Banks family. Young Jane and Michael have sent many a nanny packing before Mary Poppins arrives on their doorstep. Using a combination of magic and common sense, she must teach the family members how to value each other again. Mary Poppins takes the children on many magical and memorable adventures, but Jane and Michael aren’t the only ones upon whom she has a profound effect. Even grown-ups can learn a lesson or two from the nanny who advises that “Anything can happen if you let it.”

Performance Dates: June 1 – 4 June 8 – 11 June 15 – 18 June 22 – 25
Presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International

Sister Act

First Step Productions brings us the feel-good musical comedy smash based on the hit 1992 film that has audiences jumping to their feet!

Music by Alan Menken, Lyrics by Glenn Slater, Book by Cheri Steinkellner & Bill Steinkellner, Additional Book Material by Douglas Carter Beane

When disco diva, Deloris Van Cartier, witnesses a murder, she is put in protective custody in the one place the cops are sure she won’t be a found: a convent! Disguised as a nun, she finds herself at odds with both the rigid lifestyle and uptight Mother Superior. Using her unique disco moves and singing talent to inspire the choir, Deloris breathes new life into the church and community but, in doing so, blows her cover. Soon, the gang is giving chase, only to find them up against Deloris and the power of her newly found sisterhood.

Performance Dates:

July 13 – 16

July 20 – 23

July 27 – 30

Aug 3 – 6

Presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). 

Matilda

Majestic Repertory Theatre brings us the story of an extraordinary girl who, armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, dares to take a stand and change her own destiny.

Book by Dennis Kelly, Music and Lyrics by Tim Minchin, Based on the book, Matilda by Roald Dahl

Matilda is a little girl with astonishing wit, intelligence and psychokinetic powers. She’s unloved by her cruel parents but impresses her schoolteacher, the highly loveable Miss Honey. Over the course of her first term at school, Matilda and Miss Honey have a profound effect on each other’s lives, as Miss Honey begins not only to recognize but also appreciate Matilda’s extraordinary personality. Matilda’s school life isn’t completely smooth sailing, however – the school’s mean headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, hates children and just loves thinking up new punishments for those who don’t abide by her rules. But Matilda has courage and cleverness in equal amounts, and could be the school pupils’ saving grace!

Performance Dates:

Aug 24 – 27

Aug 31 – Sept 3

Sept 7 – 10

Presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). 

For 2022 Summer Season they are offering $17.50 cash/check in office sale ahead of show date. $20 credit (online and in office sales) .  $20 credit (online and in office sales).  Day of Show Tickets (Both Online and at the Gate):$25.00 limited availability

Children:  5 and under are free, regular ticket price for all other children.

For the first time ever, there will be a limited number of seats that can be reserved when patrons purchase their tickets.  A limited number of reserved chairs and reserved blankets at the front of the Meadow will be available for each performance. 

Chairs are $75 each, and blankets are $150 for two persons or $250 for four persons.  Blanket purchasers get to keep their blanket! 

Reserved chairs and blankets must be purchased at least one day in advance of the performance.

Do you have a need for commercial/industrial/retail buildings or land? Are you ready to buy or sell a home? Do you want a guaranteed cash offer? We can help you with all of that… just call us at 702 SELL NOW or click on this link to my website  http://www.702SellNow.com

Choose to have an amazing day….Jeff

The Las Vegas Ballpark continues “Flicks on the Field”

Flicks on the Field at the Las Vegas Ballpark is a local favorite event  The fun, family-friendly events are open to the general public.  Admission is $10 per person. Children ages two and under are free.

There is a special priced package of $25 per person offered if you purchase all three nights, according to a release. Field seating is first-come, first-served and stadium seating is reserved as selected.

Organizers say the offerings will be “must see” baseball themed movies for this three-part “Summer Strikeout”.  The open-air movie night at The Las Vegas Ballpark started in the summer of 2019 and was an instant homerun. Food is available at the Grill on First for dinner before the movie starts at 7 p.m.

As part of the events, gates open at 6 p.m. with movie trivia, photo ops with Spruce the Goose and Aviator. The schedule of the movies is listed below.

Friday, June 10 Fan choice between The Rookie, A League of their Own and Little Big League

6 p.m. gates open

7 p.m. movie starts

Ticket Link for Purchasing :https://www.ticketmaster.com/event/17005C8DCC64202B

Friday, July 29 Field of Dreams

6 p.m. gates open

7 p.m. movie starts

Ticket Link for Purchasing:https://www.ticketmaster.com/event/17005C8DCC67202F

Friday, August 12 The Sandlot

6 p.m. gates open

7 p.m. movie starts

Ticket Link for Purchasing:https://www.ticketmaster.com/event/17005C8DCC692031

The Las Vegas Ballpark is located in Downtown Summerlin at 1650 S Pavilion Center Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89135, and if you have not been there yet, it’s a very nice venue.  If you want more information on the schedule for the minor league baseball season go to:  https://www.thelvballpark.com/

Do you have a need for commercial/industrial/retail buildings or land? Are you ready to buy or sell a home? Do you want a guaranteed cash offer? We can help you with all of that… just call us at 702 SELL NOW or click on this link to my website  http://www.702SellNow.com

Choose to have an amazing day….Jeff

Pest control in Las Vegas – what to watch for and how to stop these “buggers”

The Las Vegas area is known for its magnificent desert sunsets, endless buffets and Elvis impersonators. We also have some pests who like it here thanks to hot summers, mild winters, seasonal rains and human settlements.

Mice /Rats

House mice, are the most commonly encountered rodents in the U.S.  They usually nest in dark areas like attics. They can cause serious damage by chewing through drywall and wires and are known to spread diseases like salmonella and tapeworms. I have even had them nest in my pool heater over the winter, destroying it. Tips for keeping mice/rats away:

 ■ Seal cracks and holes on the outside of your home with caulk and steel wool.

 ■ Keep areas clear and store boxes off the floor, since mice like to hide in clutter.

 ■ Regularly inspect your home for signs of mice, like droppings, gnaw marks or compromised food.  If you see a food container that has bite marks throw the food out immediately.  You might want to invest in plastic sealed containers for your pantry.

 ■ If you plan to use poison, please be responsible and use the poison containers that dogs and cats are too large to get into. We don’t want your fur babies (or someone else’s) to become a casualty.

Cockroaches

Cockroaches prefer to live in small areas close to food and moisture, making homes the perfect habitat for them.  Commonly found in kitchens and bathrooms, they can contaminate food sources and spread bacteria. Their allergens are also known to trigger and exacerbate asthma symptoms, especially in children. I’ve often said there are 3 kinds of homes in Las Vegas;

  1. Those that do have cockroaches
  2. Those that did have cockroaches
  3. Those that will have cockroaches

Tips for keeping cockroaches away.

 ■ Keep your counters and floors free of crumbs.

 ■ Vacuum your home frequently and dispose of garbage properly

 ■ Monitor your kitchen and bathroom areas, especially under appliances and sinks.

 ■ Have consistent visits from a pest control company.

Spiders

Spiders like to spin webs in undisturbed places such as closets, attics and crawl spaces. They can bite and inject venom if disturbed, making them dangerous to humans. Tips for keeping spiders away:

 ■ Keep trees and shrubs trimmed away from your home to reduce the chance of spiders finding a way inside.

 ■ Store clothing and shoes inside plastic containers.

 ■ Use gloves when disturbing things in the garage and around your home that have not been disturbed in a while, especially if you notice the presence of webs.

 ■ Seek medical attention if you suspect you have a spider bite.

Scorpions

There are also scorpions that like to visit our homes, so I suggest wearing shoes or slippers in the house and garage at all times to avoid being stung.

Tips for keeping scorpions away:

■ Don’t leave clothes bundled up on the floor, and if you do, shake them out and look inside before putting them on.

■ I know many of you love the look of a bed skirt, but I have literally watched a scorpion crawl up one, so I suggest shortening them, or ditching them all together.

■ They are found on the walls as often as they are floors. Did you know that black light illuminates scorpions? I keep a small blacklight flashlight in the house and check for them from time to time.

■ Lavender essential oils at door entrances can help keep them away as they really don’t like lavender.

■ Diatomaceous earth (which is essentially ground up seashells) spread at the door also wrecks them as it cuts them up when they try to walk through it.

If stung take two Benadryl tablets and go to the emergency room or urgent care to get a shot to ward off toxins. 

Ticks

You don’t often hear about ticks in Las Vegas, however, they are here, and can be harmful to both humans and animals.

if you have standing water after a heavy rain or monsoon, quickly disperse the water to avoid attracting them. 

If you decide to hire a professional pest control company, contact me, Jeff Howard, your favorite real estate agent. I would be happy to make a couple of recommendations as always!

Do you have a need for commercial/industrial/retail buildings or land? Are you ready to buy or sell a home? Do you want a guaranteed cash offer? We can help you with all of that… just call us at 702 SELL NOW or click on this link to my website http://www.702SellNow.com

Choose to have an amazing day….Jeff