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Enclave Court

Estate of Former Las Vegas Casino Executive Barry Shier Sets 2021 Record with $11.3 Million Sale

LAS VEGAS, NV – Yet another real estate record was set in Las Vegas recently when the French countryside-style estate of former casino executive Barry Shier sold for a whopping $11.3 million, the highest price yet paid for a home in 2021.

That impressive record seems destined to be short-lived, surprisingly enough; in the Henderson hillside community of Ascaya, a 12,100-square-foot home is reportedly under contract for $15.9 million. But for now, the Shier sale is the king of the mountain in 2021.

The Shier property is located on Enclave Court in Country Club Hills in Summerlin, which is a seven-home exclusive neighborhood known as “Billionaires Row.” It was purchased by John Lagerling, the CEO of Mercari, an e-commerce website that is considered a competitor to sites such as eBay.

After closing on the property on Monday, Lagerling’s Realtor, Greg Clemens of Coldwell Banker Premier, reported that South Point casino owner Michael Gaughan made an offer to his client to acquire the property he had just purchased for $15 million, which would have netted him a $4 million profit. However, Lagerling turned the offer down, Clemens said.

Clemens noted that the Shier home fetched such a high price due to the fact that property in Las Vegas is in high demand, despite the impact of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

“This is a home that has probably been on the market for about five years,” he said. “It sold now because our market is so strong. There’s no inventory. I have three to four people I am working with right now who are looking for homes over $10 million, and I can’t find them anything. It’s a sign of supply and demand. The supply is low, and demand is through the roof.”

The all-time record home sale in Las Vegas, however, remains the 2016 purchase of a 31,000 square-foot home located in Enclave Court to magician David Copperfield for $17.55 million.

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Las Vegas Strip

TPG Real Estate Finance Trust Acquires 27.2 Acres on Outer Edges of Las Vegas Strip from Triple Five Group

LAS VEGAS, NV – Mortgage lender TPG Real Estate Finance Trust has recently acquired 27.5 acres of prime real estate along the north and south edges of the famed Las Vegas Strip, according to recent reports. TPG acquired the property from Triple Five Group, according to Clark County records, through a “deed in lieu of foreclosure,” which typically involves avoiding foreclosure on a piece of property by the transfer of ownership.

According to reports, it’s assumed that the new property owner TPG – who is a lender, not a developer – will attempt to sell the property, as opposed to developing anything on it. The property sits upon one of the most desirable areas in Southern Nevada- a major tourism district located directly across from the currently under-construction Resorts World Las Vegas.

Experts have cast further doubt on TPG potentially developing the property themselves due to the many construction issues presented by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic; more than likely, TPG will attempt to coincide a potential sale closer to the time where there is at least some sort of projected end of the pandemic so that buyers can plan for a return of mass tourism to Las Vegas.

The seller, Triple Five Group, is a conglomerate based in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, which specializes in shopping malls, entertainment complexes, hotels, and banks, along with 3 indoor amusement parks. The company owns and operates two of North America’s largest malls, the West Edmonton Mall in Alberta and the Mall of America in Minnesota, both of which contain a wide variety of entertainment attractions alongside traditional retail.

According to their website, the buyer, TPG Real Estate Finance Trust is a balance sheet lender that originates first-mortgage loans greater than $50 million in primary and select secondary markets throughout the United States.

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7345 S. Ullom Drive

High-Tech “Net Zero” Las Vegas Home Sells for $2.75 Million

LAS VEGAS, NV – According to recent reports, a high-tech “net zero” home located in Las Vegas’ the south valley that actually generates more electricity than it consumes has sold for the sizable amount of $2.75 million.

The four-bedroom, five-bathroom home, known as the New American Remodel 2020, was purchased by a Manhattan couple who decided to relocated to Nevada amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The house, located in the vicinity of Warm Springs Road and Decatur Boulevard, was featured in a news conference that took place during the 2020 Las Vegas International Builders’ Show; the home was also the subject of numerous tours as well, giving the public a look at its high-tech features.

Element Building Co. was responsible for the creation of the New American Remodel 2020; the goal of the project was to demolish a home built in the 1970’s and use its foundation as a basis for a new, modern-era residence featuring the “latest and greatest technology,” with an emphasis on energy efficiency. The original house was purchased in 2018 for $415,000, with the subsequent work going into the property amounting to over $2 million.

The New American Remodel 2020 at 7345 S Ullom Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89139 features 4,802 square feet of living space, a “showroom” three-car garage, glass elevator, five fireplaces, outdoor kitchen, a rooftop terrace, steam shower and Amazon Alexa-based smart mirrors. In addition, the backyard has a heated pool and waterfall.

However, the tech is the real selling point, and to that end the home features solar panels, energy-efficient appliances, special insulation, a Savant Pro home automation system that controls motorized shades, lighting, the alarm system, cameras, music and more, and an air-recovery system that circulates fresh air throughout the residence.

All of this adds up to a “net zero” home, meaning New American Remodel 2020 actually generates more electricity than it consumes, and is actually considered 117 percent more efficient than the average newly-built home.

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Million Mansion Sets Record for Highest Henderson Sale

$11.25 Million Mansion Sets Record As Highest Henderson Home Sale in 13 Years – by Just $1

LAS VEGAS, NV – According to reports, a recent $11.25 million Henderson mansion purchase has set a record for the highest luxury home sale in the well-known Southern Nevada community in 13 years, showing that the market still has the ability to set monthly sales records despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

The mansion, located at 750 Dragon Ridge Drive in the luxury master-planned community MacDonald Highlands, was purchased on December 4 for a whopping $11,250,001. The buyer exceeded the price of yet another mansion sold in the same community earlier in 2020 by just one dollar; that mansion, sold in August for exactly $11.25 million, and was owned at the time by gaming icon Diana Bennett.

The record-setting mansion – purchased by a business owner from Silicon Valley, according to reports – was built in 2017 by developer Blue Heron and comes in at 12,386 square feet with four floors. It is situated upon a 2.2 acre plot of land and boasts seven bedrooms, 11 bathrooms, and two three-car garages. The mansion has a two-lane bowling alley, a movie theater, a bar, a wine cellar and a game room in the basement.

The home also has a professional-grade indoor basketball court featuring a locker room and electronic scoreboard located in its own separate building on the mansion’s grounds; the building can also be utilized as an extended car garage. Outside is an outdoor tennis court and a garden, in addition to a separate guesthouse with two bedrooms, a living room, and a rooftop deck.

The lot the mansion is located on was originally bought in 2014 for $2.4 million by Mike and Linda Huhn, according to Clark County records. The mansion has been on the market since 2018, at which time the seller was originally asking just under $15 million.

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Summerlin Home

Home of Las Vegas-Based Injury Law Attorney Farhan Naqvi Sold for $7.4 Million – Third-Highest Sale Price of 2020

LAS VEGAS, NV – The Summerlin home of noted Las Vegas injury law attorney Farhan Naqvi has been sold for a whopping $7.4 Million, according to recent reports. The two-story home, located in The Ridges – a master-planned community within Summerlin – fetched the third-highest sale price of 2020 thus far, a year that has seen the sale of luxury homes in Las Vegas set records despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Naqvi, well-known in Southern Nevada from his ongoing television commercial advertising his law practice, originally purchased a lot next to The Ridges’ Bear’s Best golf course, and then acquired the services of Blue Heron – a developer that specializes in luxury homes who constructed the residence in 2015.

The home, located on just under an acre and constructed in a “cool, modern” style, comes in at 7,000 square-feet in size with five bedrooms, a five-car garage, a fancy entry courtyard, and “amazing views” of the famed Las Vegas Strip. Also on the property is a 1,800 square-foot, two bedroom guesthouse. The home has been purchased by a Sacramento, California civil attorney, reports say.

Naqvi’s new residence will not be far from his original abode; he is currently in the process of having a home constructed in Summerlin’s Summit Club resort community.

The high number of luxury sales in the region as of late has been credited in-part to California residents who are moving into Las Vegas to escape the high cost of living in their former home state; high taxes have been a driving force behind many residents and businesses leaving California for Vegas in recent years.

According to the Multiple Listing Service, 95 homes with a value of $1 million or higher were sold in October, with 96 such homes selling the month before.

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Las Vegas Raiders

Las Vegas Raiders Owner Purchases $6M Plot of Land in Henderson Nevada Mountains

LAS VEGAS, NV – According to reports, in anticipation of his NFL teams move to their new home in Las Vegas for the 2020 football season onward, Raiders owner Mark Davis has recently purchased a plot of land in the Henderson mountains – a spot upon which he plans to construct a lavish home – for a whopping $6 million.

Previously, Davis had purchased a smaller 1.2-acre lot in 2017 – for $8.5 million – upon which to construct a home in The Summit Club, a luxury golf course community in Summerlin. However, he abandoned those plans in August of this year, selling the original plot of land for $10.5 million and then closing on the Henderson deal, a development that he only just recently revealed to the media.

Why the change of location? Simple, he said – his original location in Summerlin offered him no direct line-of-sight views of the Raiders’ new home – Allegiant Stadium – which was “starting to drive me crazy,” he said. Clearly, this is a man who takes his profession seriously.

To give himself a clear view of the newly-constructed home stadium of his well-known NFL team, Davis bought the 6.3-acre plot of land in the Ascaya, a community that was carved out of the McCullough Range via explosives by a Hong Kong developer and subsequently sat vacant throughout the mid-2000’s recession before getting a new lease on life as a home for wealthy individuals and families.

His new location – the Ascaya community – also keeps him in the vicinity of the Raiders’ Henderson-based practice facility and headquarters; once his condo’s construction is completed upon the new plot of land, Davis will enjoy not only spectacular views of the Las Vegas Strip but also Allegiant Stadium.

“I’m getting the best of both worlds,” Davis said.

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Lake Las Vegas

Lake Las Vegas Mansion Goes for $6.5 Million, Community’s Highest Priced Sale Since 2007

LAS VEGAS, NV – A mansion located in Henderson-based Lake Las Vegas recently sold for $6.5 million, fetching the highest sale price for a home in the master-planned community since 2007, according to recent reports. The 8,838-square-foot home is the first luxury residence to be built and sold in Lake Las Vegas by developer Raintree Investment Corporation on behalf of landowner John Paulson.

The home, located at 23 Summer House Drive in a new housing development called Estates at Reflection Bay, boasts 300 feet of waterfront property with a private sandy beach and “outstanding” views, according to a listing on real estate website Zillow. The $6.5 million price tag represents the highest amount paid for a dwelling in the area since 2007.

Raintree will not continue to construct homes in the Lake Las Vegas region; instead, they developed the initial offering to serve as an inspiration to those wishing to move into the community, and instead will be allowing interested parties to purchase lots of land to build their own homes upon. Several lots have closed escrow or are under contract to sell, reports say.

Lake Las Vegas is comprised of a 320-acre artificial lake and 3,600-acre developed area around the lake, located off Lake Mead Parkway east of Boulder Highway. The community features numerous mansions, upscale hotels, golfing and retail establishments. It is being developed by five companies and includes three resorts such as the Aston MonteLago Village Resort, the Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort, and the Hilton Lake Las Vegas.

Currently, the population of Lake Las Vegas comes in at approximately 20,678 within 7,934 households. Home prices vary from lows of $135,000 for a studio condominium to highs of $1,400,000 or more for a four bedroom, five bathroom, fully furnished lakeside home.

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realtor

Basketball Legend Shaquille O’Neal Purchases Home in Las Vegas for $765,000

LAS VEGAS, NV – Basketball legend Shaquille “Shaq” O’Neal has purchased a $765,000 Las Vegas home to have a residence near his popular restaurant Big Chicken on the Strip, which he originally opened on the famed Las Vegas Strip two years ago, according to reports.

O’Neal, 48, recently put his current residence – a 31,000-square-foot Florida mansion with an outdoor basketball court and pool – on the market for a whopping $19.5 million, so it would appear that his new Las Vegas residence would represent a downgrade from his current digs.

The new two-story, 5,400 square-foot home – located south of the Strip in a guard-gated community – is quite the high-end residence, and effectively illustrates the more affordable cost of living in Nevada when compared to many other states.

O’Neal’s new home features five bedrooms and four bathrooms, along with a fireplace, granite kitchen, and two-story family and living rooms. The upstairs also boasts lavish amenities, including a master bedroom with a double-sided fireplace separating it from the bathroom. In addition, there is a second-story loft overlooking the main living room.

Living Rooms
O’Neal’s new home features five bedrooms and four bathrooms, along with a fireplace, granite kitchen, and two-story family and living rooms. Photo credit: Realtor.com.

The backyard is equally impressive, with a deck and covered patio, tiki-style cabana, a bridge that connects into a spa and a pool decked out with a fountain and a swim-up bar.

Stacy Conner of Windermere Prestige Properties represented O’Neal. Sherwin Escanuela of Huntington & Ellis held the listing.

Shaquille Shaq O’Neal
Shaquille “Shaq” O’Neal is widely considered one of the greatest players in National Basketball Association (NBA) history, and at 7 foot, 1 inch tall and 325 pounds, was one of the tallest and heaviest players ever. O’Neal played for six teams over his 19-year career. Photo credit: Lev Radin / Shutterstock.com, licensed.

O’Neal is a former professional basketball player and currently works as a sports analyst on the television program Inside the NBA on TNT. He is widely considered one of the greatest players in National Basketball Association (NBA) history, and at 7 foot, 1 inch tall and 325 pounds, was one of the tallest and heaviest players ever. O’Neal played for six teams over his 19-year career.

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Dragon Ridge Drive

Henderson Records Las Vegas’ Largest Home Sale in Over a Year at $11.25 Million

LAS VEGAS, NY – Gaming industry legend and philanthropist Diana Bennett set a record recently when she was responsible for the highest-priced home sale in Las Vegas in over a year, letting go of her Henderson mansion at 770 Dragon Ridge Drive, Henderson, NV 89012 – for a cool $11.25 million, according to reports.

Bennett, a Northern California businesswoman, co-founder of Paragon Gaming, and inductee into the American Gaming Association’s Hall of Fame, closed on her 17,562 square-foot desert-contemporary-style home last week. The residence features five bedrooms, 10 bathrooms, a gymnasium with a steam shower, a 12-seat movie theater, infinity-edge pool, a pool, a fountain, a massage room, wine cellar, and game room.

Events at the home can accommodate as many as 400 guests, and to that end there are living room-based bars and even paintings that hide televisions behind their facades. The dining room features a design that sees the table surrounded by man-made ponds of water and the room itself is topped off by a large skylight.

The mansion, located in the MacDonald Highlands in Henderson, is also a “green” property, with solar panels on the roof. The buyer has not yet been disclosed. The sale of the Bennett mansion is the largest one on record since July 2019, when Jim Rhodes – well-known Las Vegas developer – sold his home in Spanish Hills for $16 million.

The sale is yet another example of how the COVID-19 pandemic has not had a major negative impact upon the sales of luxury homes in Las Vegas. Real estate in general, while down a bit at first, suffered no major long-term ill effects and has continued to bounce back faster than many experts expected. However, luxury homes in particular have had record sales as of late, with July 2020 seeing the largest amount of them changing hands in the last ten years or more, experts say.

In fact, many are of the opinion that based on current sales figures, 2020 may be on the path to be one of the busiest and most lucrative years on record in terms of luxury home sales.

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Tropicana Las Vegas

Las Vegas Strip-Based Tropicana Property Sold to Penn National Gaming for $307.5 Million

LAS VEGAS, NV – According to recent reports, the Las Vegas Strip-based property that the Tropicana Hotel and Casino currently occupies has been purchased by Gaming & Leisure Properties Inc., formed in November 2013 as a corporate spin-off from Penn National Gaming. The company owns 44 casino properties, and operates two of them.

As a result of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic sweeping the nation, Penn has been facing money problems brought on by resort closures; currently, they have 41 properties that are closed due to governmental stay-at-home mandates and business shutdown orders, which is causing serious financial issues for the company. Currently, Penn has approximately $730 million of cash and equivalents, according to reports.

In order to preserve their liquidity, Penn sold the land occupied by the Tropicana to Gaming & Leisure Properties Inc. for $337.5 million in rent credits, finalizing the sale on April 23. The rent credits will be applied to existing leases beginning in May.

Going forward, Penn will continue to run the day-to-day operations of the Tropicana for the next two years, or until the resort and land are sold. If Penn sells within the first year, they will receive 75 percent of the net proceeds above $307.5 million; if the sale occurred during the second year, they will receive 50 percent of the net proceeds above the same amount, $307.5 million.

Going forward during the pandemic, Penn will be reducing their daily operating costs, lowering compensation to its executives and board of directors, and has furloughed its 26,000 nationwide employees. Penn shares began a sharp decline at the end of February falling from $38.28 to today’s $17.87, as of press time, 3:45 PM.

“We believe that these collective steps will allow us to successfully weather the state-mandated closures related to the COVID-19 crisis,” said Penn CEO Jay Snowden.

The Tropicana Las Vegas is a franchise of Hilton’s DoubleTree chain. It offers 1,467 rooms, a 50,000 square foot gaming floor, and 72,000 square feet of convention and exhibit space.

Editors note: The particular photo of the Tropicana Las Vegas featured in this article requires editorial credit to Kobby Dagan, Shutterstock.com, licensed.

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Open House Sign

Tips from the Pros on Selling Your Las Vegas Home Fast

LAS VEGAS, NV – According to the experts, if you’re in a rush to sell your home for top-dollar, there are a number of tried-and-true methods to approaching that transaction in order to ensure you get the most for your investment in the least amount of time. After all, the longer that a home is one the market, the lower its asking price tends to dip, so expediency is key, and this is how it’s done.

Asking Price

First of all, you want to make sure that your asking price right off the bat is the right one; if that’s the case, you will often find yourself with several offers within the first few days the house is on the market, as real estate agents often check each and every day and quickly go for the good deals. Knowing what does and doesn’t sell in your neighborhood is important to achieve this.

Home Inspection

Getting a home inspection before putting the property on the market is a good idea as well, just to avoid running into a situation where issues are discovered while showing the home, which can delay your sale or lower your price.

Prime Times

Also, waiting until a time of year where the overall inventory of available homes on the market is lower than normal is a good idea, if you can spare the time; late summer and late fall are usually the best times to list in this regard, as new listings tend to stand out at those times of years, despite not being known as “prime” listing times.

Curb Appeal

Establishing good “curb appeal” is a nice idea as well, as first impressions are important. Make sure your landscaping is up-to-date, that your property is clean and uncluttered, and that your home needs no major aesthetic repairs. Also, a fresh coat of paint and perhaps even a new front door – if it’s needed – never hurts when it comes to wowing a potential buyer.

Buyer Perception

As for the interior, a simple paint-job works best, with white being a great choice due to the fact that it will make your home appear clean, bright, and will give off the illusion of it being larger. To that end, also make sure that your rooms are not cluttered with unneeded items; this especially holds true to personal items such as family photographs, which will not only make the rooms look smaller but will also make it harder for a buyer to envision the home as “theirs.”

Advertising Methods

And as for advertising, traditional methods are still very effective and reliable, but don’t forget about the power of social media – particularly Facebook ads – as well. Also, set up regular open houses, and make sure your home is clean and well-lit when you’re showing it.

These are just a few tips to help sell your home quickly and for the maximum price. Feel free to speak with one of our agents if you are considering selling and ask for a free market analysis.

Shelter Realty is a Real Estate and Property Management Company specializing in the areas of HendersonLas Vegas and North Las Vegas, NV. Feel free to give us a call at 702.376.7379 so we can answer any questions you may have.

Las Vegas Grand

Las Vegas Grand Apartment Complex Sells to California Investor for $47.6M

LAS VEGAS, NV – According to recent reports, developer Joseph Daneshgar – founder of California-based 3D Investments – has purchased a luxury condominium complex located in the vicinity of the Las Vegas Strip for a whopping $47.6 million.

The Las Vegas Grand, a 212-unit building located at 818 East Flamingo Road, is among several Las Vegas-based real estate acquisitions made by Daneshgar as of late; in February, he purchased approximately 60 acres of property – the majority of it undeveloped – at Harmon Avenue and Koval Lane for $130 million, in addition to a luxury condo complex adjacent to the Las Vegas Strip, the Boca Raton, for $44 million in 2018.

The Las Vegas Grand is among several Vegas-based acquisitions made by developer Joseph Daneshgar – founder of California-based 3D Investments; in February, he purchased approximately 60 acres of property at Harmon Avenue and Koval Lane for $130 million, in addition to a luxury condo complex adjacent to the Las Vegas Strip.

A high-end property with 96 percent of its units already leased, the Las Vegas Grand features a pool, tennis and basketball courts, and a private parking garage. The complex is located within close proximity to all of the glitz and glamour of Vegas Boulevard, which is obviously an attractive aspect that is sure to keep it packed to capacity at all times.

In recent years, developers and real estate experts have been snapping up apartments and condos in the Las Vegas area due to the high demand for housing from new transplants in the region, which has served to drive up rents while reducing the amount of rental units available on the market.

The Las Vegas Grand was constructed in the early 2000’s by developer Christopher DelGuidice; the project hit trouble with the advent of the 2005 recession, and the property went into foreclosure in 2007. Envisioned as a grand five-building complex but only realized as one building, the Las Vegas Grand rode out the challenges brought about by the recession and finally opened for tenants roughly 10 years ago. The company that Daneshgar purchased it from had acquired the property in 2012.

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