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Friday, November 18, 2005

Condos In, Westward Ho out

Another Las Vegas strip hotel has gone by the wayside. The Westward Ho closed yesterday after 40 years of being on the strip. The property was located next to Circus Circus and was known for its inexpensive food and drink. Locals visited for the last time for their 27 oz margaritas and 3/4 hot dogs for $1.50. The hotel is being demolished to make way for a new residential condominium complex. The story was covered by Channel 3 news. There is no word yet on the name of the new complex or the number of units that will be available for sale.

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Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Horizons and real estate abroad

The Las Vegas city council is still debating a six month moratorium on condo conversions. Conversions are still going strong despite the debate. Horizons is the first and only (so far) condo conversion in Seven Hills. Units are fairly small, the largest being just over 1200 square feet, but are priced appropriately. Units start in 100,000's and go up to 300,000's for a three bedroom. With so many apartments being converted to condos, rents are going up. This makes an attractive market for investors wanting to rent their investments out for a while before selling them.

Real estate websites for foreign properties don't seem to be catching on as much as in the states, with the exception of Toronto in Canada. Most of Europe doesn't seem to have caught on yet, with a few notable exceptions of Spain and Cyprus. Doing a google search for either yeilds up tons of sites. England and France are gaining ground as well, which means that real estate sites in Asia will follow suit. There are already quite a few for Thailand and the Phillipines. I'm sure as more Americans invest in these countries they'll be more websites targeted to English speaking countries. Its going to be interesting to see the impact of internet marketing on real estate sales over the next decade. Its estimated by the NAR that 60% of home searchers start their search on the internet. I'm willing to bet by 2010 that number will be around 90% if not more.

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Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Other Blogs

Here are some other blogs regarding real estate and other things of interest:

The Gold Standard
My friend Sam Gold's blog about his life in Las Vegas.

Easy Seek - Free Search & Directory

Real Estate Blogs Directory
- Directory of real estate blogs and blogs of industries affiliated with and
serving the real estate industry.


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