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Discussion in 'Living in Sin (City that is)' started by Glenn357M, Jun 21, 2018.

  1. Glenn357M

    Glenn357M Low-Roller

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    About a year ago I decided I wanted to live in the Vegas metro area. Around Feb I booked a couple of comp nights at the Excaliber for 07/08. This would be my either make it or seriously run away to Vegas dead line. I requested to work full time remote for my job. Started getting the house and yard in order for sale. We listed it last week and received an offer yesterday. We accepted. Changed my dates to get there to look for a house on july 1 thu the 5th. Not to bad of a guess altho I did want to be out of here by then. Very excited to say the least. Had to share. I will be testing the internet while there because I will be working until about 3pm while in town. Don't want to use any vacation days.
     
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  2. queuetee

    queuetee High-Roller

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    Best of luck with this huge decision....looks like all the pieces are falling into place.
     
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  3. JosieCat

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    How awesome that you can move without changing jobs! Very exciting!
     
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  4. Glenn357M

    Glenn357M Low-Roller

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    Thanks... Wasn't aloud to change my comp nights at the Excaliber so I booked a room at the Linq 294.00 for 4 nights. Not bad.
     
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    Wow! Congratulations.
     
  6. Daani

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    Best of Luck ! We meet you there next year when we move?
     
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    Many people are moving to Vegas because the houses are cheaper and people are able to find jobs. I am very happy for you. You will also be able to find low-cost help for your new house in Vegas.
     
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  8. TomTWI

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    Congratulations! It's a sellers market right now be prepared to act fast with proof of funds etc. If you need a realtor name PM me.

    TomTWI
     
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  9. tominiowa

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    Congrats, like Tom said it is sellers market, If you like the Henderson area I know a great realtor in that area. If you pick the centennial hills area look me up and feel free to ask any questions. Had houses there for 7 plus years now. It has grown and hope it is done. Luckily Indian reservation and national park will slow down development to the north. You will love the fireworks on the forth. Hard to describe if you can get a good spot overlooking the valley and just watching them everywhere. Guess house prices are all relative to what a person is use to. Good luck in your search.
     
  10. Glenn357M

    Glenn357M Low-Roller

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    Thanks! I hope to be within 15 minutes or so from the strip and in a safe area with a pool in the back yard. Trying to stay around 260k or so but I was approved for more. I think that is somewhat reasonable? Willing to do some updating on it if it needs it. How is this area?
    https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/fsba,fsbo,new_lt/house_type/7059788_zpid/2-_baths/250000-350000_price/1001-1402_mp/pricea_sort/36.13297,-115.071359,36.114425,-115.10067_rect/14_zm/
    Also looking in Spring Valley alot
    https://www.zillow.com/homes/3654-TEMPE-Street-Las-Vegas,-Nevada-89103_rb/
    How is that area?
     
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  11. tominiowa

    tominiowa High-Roller

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    You should check the crime rate. Also see the school rating , even if you do not have kids. Visit the neighborhood and you can tell a lot. Are the homes kept up. Once a neighborhood gets junky it seems to decline rapidly. I actually prefer a HOA to keep things in check. I would not want any grass to keep up. 15 Minutes from strip will be tougher to find nicer neighborhoods. Maybe look around Blue Diamond. Most of us who spend more time in Vegas never go to strip unless company makes us take them. I think over time you will learn the local casinos more if they are something you desire. Personally the traffic close to the strip keeps me away plus it has little to offer me. I rather live farther away and just visit seldom. If looking north I look above Craig road if East of 95. Getting closer to saying Ann road. West of 95 is decent farther south. But it takes me 20 minutes to get downtown. 40 minutes to Airport. The strip all depends where and what time of day.

    When serious ask to see the last 6 months water bills. It will help you know if the pool has any problems. Also roof top AC's are getting old and remember to budget a repair or upgrade if nothing has been done yet to them.

    Of the 2 I would defiantly look more into spring valley
     
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  12. TomTWI

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    Totally agree with everything @tominiowa has said. I'm most familiar with SW Vegas and it is convenient to the strip ( not that I go there) and airport but not convenient to downtown. I most frequently go to Gold Coast, Palms, Orleans and South Point. All of these are under 15 minutes. In general terms stay west of Jones, there are exceptions. In addition look at ease of freeway access and age of property.

    Crime Mapping

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  13. Glenn357M

    Glenn357M Low-Roller

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    Thanks for the replies. Not a huge gambler myself and I do figure at some point I will get tired of the strip. I'm looking for a complete change to what I have been doing the past 20 years or so. Great tip on the water bill. Buying a place with a pool is a bit of a concern. I figure I would have a pool guy check things out as part of the home inspection. Thanks for the crime link as well. Very helpful.
     
  14. tominiowa

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    I talked from experience unfortunately. I had one house and pool inspected and all was OK. Unfortunately the fill water line had a leak in it not visible. The way I found it was when empty the water company informed me I had constant water use 24/7. Later I saw the water bill history and could tell exactly when it leaked. Went from $35 to over $100 six months prior to my purchase. I am sure seller also knew it but was not disclosed. Cost too much in court to get him for lying. The water line was under concrete so I had to install an above ground fill. Works fine just not as pretty.

    PS I pay $90-$100 /month for pool service once a week. That also includes all chemicals. I suggest leaving it to an expert as once a pool gets green, it costs a bunch to clean back up. Plus in my case it is a vacation home so I cannot maintain it myself. Like I said I wouldn't even if around.
     
  15. Glenn357M

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    WOW! I will definitely be asking for water bills.... and check the water meter when I look at the home. I use to have a job installing in-ground pools way back in my teens. It was a pretty cool job nothing fancy. I've been wondering what the chemicals would cost per month?
     
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    If you can get service in the $100 per month range, that would be a bargain. The chemicals cost almost that much! And who wants to deal with it?
     
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  17. Glenn357M

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    Land tomorrow morning around 8:30am. Rented a car for the whole 5 days for 100 bucks through SW yesterday. Good rate for the last minute. Going to drive by a few places and have tours scheduled for Monday afternoon for 3 places.
    https://www.zillow.com/savedhomes/for_sale/6904042_zpid/1_pnd/47.428087,-86.660157,29.152161,-116.674805_rect/4_zm/1_rs/1_fr/
    https://www.zillow.com/savedhomes/for_sale/6917202_zpid/1_pnd/47.428087,-86.660157,29.152161,-116.674805_rect/4_zm/1_rs/1_fr/
    Two top picks. 30 minutes from the strip is the sad part.
     
  18. tatterdema

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    Have fun! I did this on my last trip to Palm Springs. I had only planned on spending a couple hours, 8 hours later I was exhausted back at my hotel going to bed. The experience turned me off from buying, lol. It is a good idea to do though, hope you find someplace you like.

    btw, those zillow links are not working, you have to enter your email address to access them. I really wanted to see what properties you were looking at. I again am looking at Vegas for possible retirement, but will rent at first.
     
  19. TomTWI

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    You need a Zillow account, I had no issue seeing them.

    Try Zip Realty I like their search functions. Zip Link to one of the properties.

    TomTWI
     
  20. tominiowa

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    Good luck Glynn, sorry if I responded too late to your message. Funeral this weekend so puter time was less.