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Things to do in Vegas

Find out what's happening in the Las Vegas Valley: grand openings, restaurants, shows, concerts and other special events. All the things that make living in Las Vegas so much fun!

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People don’t know what they don’t know, and what they do know is enough to create false perceptions

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  •         Erroneous assumptions about the business can cause a ton of confusion for the public about how the real estate process works.

The real estate process makes everyone an armchair expert by default. The buyer, the seller, their friends, co-workers and neighbors all know how real estate works.

After all, the last time they bought or sold a home was 10 years ago, and in their view, not much has changed. Misbeliefs and bad information are a dangerous combination.

People don’t know what they don’t know, and what they do know is enough to create false perceptions of a profession that is often surrounded by damaging

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The Tonnesen Team is sponsoring a great upcoming charity event that will benefit children’s cancer. 

Kicking Cancer will be this Sunday, October 23rd beginning at 3pm.  It will be a fun game of FootGolf, which is soccer on the golf course.  There will be raffle prizes and food as well. 

Registration to Kicking Cancer will only be $20 as the proceeds will go directly towards the charity.  If you are unable to attend but would like to contribute, you may do so by emailing heroesfightcancer@gmail.com.  You may also pass the invitation to anyone else that would love to be a part of this great cause.

Every year, an estimated 250,000+ new cases of cancer affect children under the age of 20 worldwide. The Tonnesen Team has teamed up with Heartfelt

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Save Your Cash for Christmas!

Money for Mortgage Loans in Las VegasBeen looking at homes for sale in Las Vegas, but just don't have any extra cash? If you or someone you know has been struggling to come up with the down payment and closing costs for a mortgage, we have great news. There is a new 1/2% down FHA loan that may be your answer. 

You could literally get into a home with no money at all! This new mortgage loan program is a combination of a 96.5% FHA first mortgage and a 3% second mortgage. The seller is allowed to pay all of the buyer's closing costs, AND the 1/2% down payment can even be gift funds from a relative or close friend. The interest rate is a little higher than the standard FHA loan, but you can have a non occupant co borrower to help you qualify. Basically this

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Kids Moving to Las Vegas
School is finally out for the summer, and many families are relocating, both across country and within the same city. But often kids don't want to leave their friends or existing school. If you are relocating to Las Vegas or Henderson, NV , or if you are moving to a new home within Clark County, here are some tips for making the process go a little easier on the whole family.

 

Get the Kids Involved Searching Online

Kids Search for Homes in Las Vegas OnlineKids love to surf the Internet, and if you allow them some extra time online and make the search a family project, they will feel like they are helping to make the decision, which will make them feel better about moving and having some control of their lives.

  1. Most families start by looking checking out school zones in Las Vegas.
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Foreign National Mortgages for Las Vegas Real Estate

Foreign national mortgages for Las Vegas investment properties are back!

Finally there is once again a company which can finance mortgage loans for foreign nationals that want to buy investment real estate in Las Vegas. The minimum down payment is 50% of the appraised value with a minimum loan amount of $100k, so properties purchased must be $200k or greater to meet program guidelines.  The main program requirements are as follows:

LOAN APPLICATON

  1. All foreign properties owned by the borrower must be listed on the Schedule of Real Estate Owned. Verification of mortgage payments, taxes and insurance is required
  2. A three year history of residence and job history is required. 

CREDIT REPORT

  1. A US credit report is required if
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Forever Doo Wop - Las Vegas, NV

One of the things I love most about calling Las Vegas home is the wide variety of entertainment we have access to, especially some of the “small” shows that few tourists ever notice as they scan box office lists sprinkled with international celebrities. There are some surprising gems in the smaller lounge type showrooms that are pure Vintage Vegas, and, while they may not have the “WOW” factor of the big extravaganzas, they are sure to have you smiling and dancing on your way out the door.

One such show is “Forever Doo Wop” in the Riviera Hotel’s Bistro Lounge. “Doo Wop” is exactly what it sounds like: a lively rendition of classic American favorites from the 50’s and 60’s that will make your eyes light up as you sing along under your breath and take

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While the resale market for Las Vegas single family homes seems to be holding steady at around 6500 listings actively on the market (not yet under contract) and still tilted towards a seller's market, Las Vegas new home builders are finally opening up new developments around the Valley. Spring in Sprung!

With the much improved economic climate and a still lower-than-average inventory of resale homes, a number of new home builders have taken advantage of the situation by releasing more new models.  And a couple are introducing unique twists to their floor plans to lure new home buyers.

For example, Shea Homes will be introducing their new Shea3D homes on April 5th and 6th from 11 am to 3 pm.

According to Kyle Tibbitts, general manager “Homeowners

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Las Vegas High Roller Observation Wheel

The Las Vegas High Roller, a 550 foot high observation wheel, is now officially open to the public! More than 100 feet taller than the Eye in London on the banks of the Thames River, the High Roller has 28 cars that can hold up to 40 people comfortably (including room to walk around) for a thrilling half hour ride and multi-million dollar panoramic view of the world famous Strip.

The High Roller is actually the centerpiece of the new Linq outdoor pedestrian mall, located between the Flamingo Hotel and the newly revamped Quad Hotel (formerly the Imperial Palace) at the center of the Strip. While portions of the Linq are still under construction, many of the restaurants, shops and venues are already open, including the Brooklyn Bowl, a combination

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Mia - daughter of Las Vegas Realtor Brandon JohnsonWe'd like to formally introduce you to our brand new "team member" Mia Johnson, daughter of Las Vegas Realtor Brandon Johnson and his wife Alicia, who was born on March 27th at 10:02 pm weighing in at 8 pounds even. We believe in training our agents right from the cradle, so Mia will be able to show homes, write contracts and negotiate deals by the age of five (though she will require a chauffeur until age 16 when she gets her driver's license.)

In addition, we expect Mia to be on the Pro Golf tour as her dad Brandon is a golf afficionado and expert player in his own right - when he has the time. (Not that he has too much time for golf lately. He has been WAY too busy with his real estate clients, though his current buyers were nice enough to let him

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Invest in Real Estate Like Warren BuffetMost real estate investors follow the latest fads when determining what they will buy. They usually focus on short term gains rather than the overall big picture, and tend to buy in environments of economic euphoria rather than environments of economic doom and gloom. They go with the herd mentality.

Warren Buffet’s credentials as an investor need no explaining. And recently he shared the basis of his success with the shareholders of Berkshire Hathaway in his annual update letter. His strategies for investing are simple and easily followed for those that have the patience and persistence to carry them out.

In his letter to shareholders, he used the example of a farm he had purchased, even though he knew nothing about farming. But, by relying on the

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