The Las Vegas Market is Hot

Ok, I should clarify that: Segments of our market are hot. I’ve been looking for some properties for my clients in a master plan community called Summerlin on the west side of Las Vegas. A lot of my clients are investors coming back into Las Vegas to capitalize on our down market. Properties that are listed around the $150 sq /ft price range in Summerlin, and under $350K are selling like hot cakes. Yes, we’re even seeing multiple offer situations on many of them. So contrary to frightening media report of a complete collapse of our market, there are still parts of town that are selling like crazy. In fact, I’ve personally seen banks intentionally price a property so under market in order to create an “unofficial” auction. Click on the picture below to see the recent sold properties since March 1, 2008. Take a look at the list price versus sales price. Many times the sales price is higher than the list. How is that possible in a down market? Foreclosures are ruling the market right now and banks want to get them off of their books. If you’d interested in foreclosures in Las Vegas, please give me a call directly at 702-683-2169 or email me with questions. Thanks!
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MLS Home Search Las Vegas

I have just found an AMAZING, FREE website that gives my clients CURRENT up-to-date listings from the Multiple Listing Service in Las Vegas.  This is a wonderful tool that I’ve had many of my clients use and enjoy.  It allows you to search for houses on your time, giving you the same information I have access to.  It provides you the address so you can do a “drive by” and see if you like the neighborhood, along with maps, and virtual tours associated with the property.  This service is free!!  If you’d like to have full access to all of the listings on the mls, click on the picture below to start your home search in Las Vegas.  You are under NO obligation to use me as your REALTOR, although I am confident you will be impressed with my level of service.  Kirk Alexander is a lender with Indymac Bank and is my co-sponsor of this site.  If you have any Questions about mortgages, he is more than willing to share his expertise in finding you the best loan for your needs.  If you’d like a tour of the site over the phone, please give me a call directly at 702-683-2169 or email me with any questions at .  Click below for your Las Vegas Home Search!

Felipe Crook

Fine Homes International Specialist.

Prudential Americana Group Realtors

Las Vegas, NV 89117


Foreclosures in Las Vegas

Foreclosures In Las VegasI have been working like crazy the last few weeks showing clients all kinds of deals. But I have to say, some of the best deals right now are foreclosures. There are bank owned properties all over Las Vegas from $99,000 condos to $1million properties. The one thing I keep trying to tell my clients is that there has never been a better time to purchase real estate in Las Vegas. Obviously everyone’s concern is over paying for a property-including ME. Did you know that only 5% of the houses on the market are selling right now? With such a huge amount of inventory, buyer’s are getting the pick of the litter with the terms they want. My goal when I’m working with a client is to try and negotiate the best price anticipating the decline in our market. If you can negotiate a substantial discountGay Realtor Las Vegas in todays market, your home value should be fine with the market decline (and it’s probably going to decline for two more quarters). The most promising aspect of the Las Vegas Real Estate Market in the next 5 years is the $30 BILLION in construction projects on the Las Vegas Strip. There are going to be over 40,000 new hotel rooms constructed! That will employ a huge amount of people who need a place to live,our job market is very strong compared with the majority of the nation, and Las Vegas continues to be the destination of choice for millions of people from around the world.

If you’d like more information on Foreclosed Properties in Las Vegas, please contact me at or call me directly at 702-683-2169.

Felipe Crook

Prudential Americana Group Realtor

Las Vegas, NV 89117


VDARA Condo in City Center

If you’re looking for a fabulous condo/hotel in Las Vegas, let me show you an amazing project called VDARA in City Center. City Center is an MGM MIRAGE project in the middle of the strip with incredible opportunities for ownership. Vdara is a gorgeous 57 story, 1543 residence condo/hotel with all the amenities you expect from a high end hotel. There are studios, one and two bedrooms, and penthouses available. Check out my Las Vegas High Rise Series on VDARA Condo.

If you’d like a brochure contact me directly at 702-683-2169 or email me at for questions.

Felipe Crook- Fine Home Specialist

Prudential Americana Group Realtor

Luxury Homes of Las Vegas

Gay Real estate Agent Las VegasI have started an additional blog specifically about the luxury home market in Las Vegas. If you’d like to visit it go to: Http:// 

I started that blog specifically as a resource for everything luxury in Las Vegas. I’ve had the wonderful opportunity to view many fine homes and high rise projects that I felt it would be a benefit to all my clients. I’ve started a Las Vegas High Rise Series where I will discuss all of the high rise projects happening in Las Vegas. There have been so many projects that have come and gone, and they didn’t even buy me dinner. 😦

The latest post was about Veer Towers in City Center. The $7.8Gay Realtor Las Vegas Billion project by MGM MIRAGE in between Bellagio and Monte Carlo. It’s quite impressive! If you’d like more information on it click on the picture to the right and you’ll be connected to all you need. If you’d like brochures on any high rise project, please email me at or call me directly at 702-683-2169.

Relocating to Las Vegas

Are you relocating to Las Vegas? Moving to Las Vegas and have no idea where to begin? Do you have questions about neighborhoods in Las Vegas?

ecertified Gay Realtor las vegas Felipe CrookSTOP the search, because I, Felipe Crook, will help you will all your Relocation needs.  I am a eCertified, Relocation Certified Realtor with Prudential Americana Group Realtors.  I have been doing real estate for five years and have helped over 100 people buy and sell homes here in the Las Vegas Valley.  I offer many services to those of you moving to “Sin City” which include:

  • Free Las Vegas Relocation Guides
  • In depth property searches
  • Free Las Vegas Buyer’s Guides
  • Free Brochures on select Neighborhoods
  • Membership to Prudential’s Home Benefits Program
  • A 10% coupon to Lowe’s Home Improvement stores
  • Free Referrals to Tradespeople for your home
  • Free Buyer Representation
  • Aggressive Negotiating Skills
  • A team of professional Title and Mortgage brokers

Gay Real Estate Agent NevadaI really enjoy helping people find the best home for their needs. Each client is different, and I take the time to learn what is important for you while trying to save you the most amount of money possible.  Being Relocation Certified has enabled me to give superior service to my clients because of extensive training and education.  I am also a Fine Home Specialist for those clients purchasing in the second home or luxury markets.  My business is run by referral so excellent service is a requirement.

Please let me help you find the “perfect” home for you here in Las Vegas.  If you’d like any of the above mentioned items at NO CHARGE, please contact me by email at or you may contact me directly at 702-683-2169.  I look forward to helping you!

Felipe Crook

Convert to Desert Landscaping-REBATE!

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I’m sure most of you know we are in a huge drought. If you didn’t, you can not claim ignorance is bliss because our current consumption of natural resources is unsustainable. So in my effort to be more green this year, I’m including tips for local home owners to help keep money in their pockets AND help our planet.

Get off your grass, we’ll pay you cash!!

This is Southern Nevada Water Authority’s slogan for their rebate program. Any home owner who would like to convert their grass into desert landscaping during 2008 is eligible to receive a rebate of $1.50 per/sq ft, no matter how big the conversion!!

For those with large lawn areas, this is the most significant incentive offered by the SNWA. A Conversion of 5,000 sw ft can earn a $7,500 rebate while the average 1,500 sq ft conversion rebate is $2,250! For those of you who do your own landscaping this is a HUGE amount of money. One of the quickest ways to improve the overall aesthetic of a home is curb appeal. It’s the cheapest, fastest way to increase value and an overall perception of a property. People won’t even look at a house if it looks like a dump from the outside, right? My goal when I’m selling a house is to make sure people want to go inside and yards are the first impression, so make it a good one. If you need recommendations for a good landscaper, please drop me a note with your name and number and I’ll get a qualified, licensed Landscaper to call you.

How do you apply for the rebate?

1) Check In: Apply quickly and easily at Http:// or call 702-258-SAVE and they will mail you an application. SNWA staff must review the lawn areas you’re replacing before you make changes to your landscaping. ***Make sure you set up an appointment for this initial inspection!!!*****

2) Dig In. Replace some of all of you lawn. You can take up to six months.

3) Cash In. After you upgrade, they will review your landscape and send your rebate check promptly.

See how easy that is?

Remember, when we’re trying to affect change it’s not the big actions of the few, but the small actions of the many. Do your part in protecting our future and the next generation’s future. After all, Green is the new Black!International Real Estate