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Building a new home in Vegas

Discussion in 'Living in Sin (City that is)' started by h0llywood, Aug 2, 2018.

  1. h0llywood

    h0llywood VIP Whale

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    I was quoted $400 to install one window blinds. Not even the cost of the blinds, just to install. I ended up going to Home Depot, bought it for $120 and installed myself in 20 minutes

    The stuff they’re quoting is ridiculous. Even the cost to put up landscaping they’re out of their mind.
     
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    Gorgeous home ~ congratulations!!
     
  3. ken2v

    ken2v Wish I was in Bend

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    Come up with a plan, find someone who works for a landscape contractor and hire the day-labor guys on weekends.
     
  4. h0llywood

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    5F6B18CA-B210-44DD-922B-0ACB00102F0D.jpeg AB11CED2-3B80-45AC-8399-0FD722D867DD.jpeg Here’s a little update on the home.
    We closed May 1st and have exclusively lived here since June so we’re finally settled in after 2 months.

    The neighborhood is almost finished. There are 57 homes in the community and they’re all done with about 8 left to be moved in which could be anytime in the next week then construction should stop.

    Intriguing neighbors and they’re a mixture of new and old so that’s refreshing. When the last batch of neighbors are done moving in we plan on going around introducing ourselves.

    The home is great for us. As much as we were scared we would be lonely in Nevada, it has become quite the opposite affair. It seems everyday we have a guest in our home for the last 2 months. My parents, all my 6 siblings, my wife’s family, all our friends have come to visit for extended stays. It’s as if we never left California.

    A few glitches and headaches have not been because of the home but rather because of inspectors. Clark County has been a pain in the ass with a certain wall and despite it being up to code, they now want engineering plans submitted. I’m currently in battle for two permits with the county.

    Otherwise, it’s been great and having a bigger yard helps living here.
     
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    Glad it worked and you are happy. Funny thing, when we bought a house with three bedrooms, 3 baths, for the two of us, just to have enough room for company. Family members came out, looked around and said very nice. But, we want to stay at a casino. :D
     
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  6. ken2v

    ken2v Wish I was in Bend

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    Always nice having good accommodations when people visit, even if some decide to shelter elsewhere.

    If we ever moved to Vegas, I fear my in-laws would move in. Hence Boise, Bend or Wenatchee. ;)

    Glad it's going well, 'wood.
     
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    Rookies11 Low-Roller

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    This is a very cool thread. Glad to see all went well for your beautiful new home. Some of us would be interested in developments as a family, as yours clears out now for extended periods of time- specifically about how easy it is to get immersed in Vegas society and your ability to make friends.

    Plus...

    I’ll be at the South Point for a week during Halloween, for various things.
    I’ve packed my suit, so I’ll be over for a swim and Trick or Treat.
    I’ll bring the In n Out & a bottle of Veuve!
     
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    Congrats on your beautiful new home!
     
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  9. h0llywood

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    If you’re in town and want to look at model homes, would more than love to take you around.
     
  10. h0llywood

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    just a quick update since we’ve been here now since May/June.

    My wife and I purposely chose our floor plan with the 2 guest bedrooms on the 3rd floor for the purpose of our families not wanting to stay on the 3rd floor. My parents are too old to be going up 3 flights of stairs as is her parents so we won’t have the problem of them wanting to live with us in the future.

    as for guests, I feel like we are a vacation home. Between family, friends and acquaintances, our guest bedrooms are seemingly full every other weekend if not every weekend. I have to check my calendar to make sure it’s not over booked. Pretty much they’re full of guests every weekend through the month of April. I don’t mind but it gets expensive hosting people every weekend.

    i need to start charging resort fees.
     
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  11. ken2v

    ken2v Wish I was in Bend

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    That's cool, 'wood, expensive or not. We love entertaining, having house pests. Different ball game here than it was when we were coast/wine/perfect weather accessible in Santa Barbara County.
     
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  12. StrikeToWin

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    Since you have the 2 guest rooms on the 3rd floor, have you thought of AirBNB for those 2 rooms? Just a thought.
     
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  13. h0llywood

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    My wife asked me but I think it would be weird having strangers having to come up to the third floor. They would have to go past our living area and bedrooms on the second floor. It would make for an awkward Saturday morning waking up to strangers.

    There is another floor plan that I do like where there is a guest bedroom on the first floor and the living area and kitchen is on the second floor and the rest of the rooms on the third floor.

    Maybe I’ll rent this house out in the future and buy that house.
     
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