Welcome to your New Harmony Home!

Unknown-1One of the most exciting parts of getting a new home is showing it off to your closest friends and family. The moment doesn’t quite compare to getting the keys and walking into your home for the first time, but it comes pretty close. Here is a compiled list of things to think about when you are hosting you’re your first “get together”.

- First, decide what kind of party you would like to throw. A neighborhood get together, traditional guest list party, just family or a mixture!

- Now choose a theme. Would you like to grill out during the afternoon and encourage everyone to bring a dish? How about and evening of appetizers and everyone brings a bottle of wine? Whichever you choose it is important to create a flow to the room. Make it warm and welcoming when your guests arrive.

- You will probably want to show off your new home as well so a tour is important! It is up to your discretion whether to lead the tour, have a family member lead the tour or make it a free for all!

- Food and beverages are pretty important as well. Designate the kitchen or dining room as the area for people to grab a snack and a drink. Most likely this will become the gathering area and if it a great party, none of your guests will ever want to leave.Unknown

If you have a friend who is looking for a new home, Harmony Homes has communities throughout Las Vegas and Laughlin, Nevada. Call Harmony Homes 702-576-0549 with questions about their available inventory and top-selling communities or visit harmonhomes.com to see all of your different elevations, locations and home designs. Buy New. Buy Smart. Buy Harmony

Its Time to go Back to School!

UnknownSummer is ending and it is back to school we go! While the summer was fun and exciting we thought it would be helpful to put together some “back to school safety tips and reminders” to keep everyone out of trouble and aware.

 

Before children get back into the swing of riding the bus, walking to school or riding with a friend be sure to go over a few safety rules, just as a reminder:

  • When walking to school make sure there is a safe route with sidewalks, crosswalks and crossing guards.
  • Make sure you know the route that your children are taking and remind them never to talk with strangers
  • Have your children walk to and from school with a buddy, sibling or neighbor. It is too dangerous to be walking around alone.
  • If you are biking to school or a motorist near the school, be sure to slow down and remain cautious of your surroundings, wear a helmet and stop when buses are stopped.
  • When riding the bus to school, children should be reminded to stay seated until the bus comes to a complete stop, never bend down in front of or around the bus and wait for the bus to make a complete stop before trying to get on.
  • Go over your home address, phone number and a plan in case there is an emergency.

images-1If you are traveling in a school zone, please be aware of little ones running around, crossing the street and getting out of cars or off of the bus. Remember that a fine for speeding in a school zone results in a ticket and endangers everyone around. Keep your family up to date with the school safety and your own safety rules for a happy, relaxing and safe school year!

Daybreak Spotlight

Daybreak’s location at the base of Sunrise Mountain has become one of Harmony Homes’ most sought after communities. Thanks to its low prices, high value and impressive views of the Las Vegas Valley, the interest in this “dream home” community is outstanding.

UnknownDaybreak is in a great location for families looking for amenities like parks, golf courses, schools and shopping. Las Vegas High School and East Career & Technical Academy are just down the street. Daybreak is close enough for convenience but far enough for quiet, safe living.

Daybreak features three floor plans ranging from 1,739 to 2,275 square feet. Each home has a list of standard features and amenities such as wood grain interior doors, granite countertops, recessed lighting, solar panels, gas dryer hook up and energy efficient gas heating system. We have an even longer list of amazing features here.

Harmony-Advertorial-0613-425x284With efforts to save you money, Harmony Homes also offers options for more affordable energy. Beyond exceeding the energy standards in the Las Vegas building codes, Daybreak by Harmony Homes, also offers several low cost energy efficient options to enhance the comfort and affordability of your new home. If you would like to learn more about this please contact our sales agents. They are the best at what they do and can
answer your questions further 702-527-7700.

If you are interested in Daybreak or another Harmony Homes Community please call 702-527-7700, contact a representative or visit our website for all of your home buying questions! 

Monsoon Season in the Desert

“Rain, rain go away. Come again some other day” is not something we have learned to sing as residents of the desert! However, many people who are not from Las Vegas do not fully understand monsoon season!

Monsoons are a shift in wind direction, which causes excessive rainfall in many parts of the world. The primary mechanism behind a monsoon is a shift in global wind patterns.

Starting in late May/Early June and ending in early September, the air gets so hot that it tries to share energy with the cold upper atmosphere. The sun warms up the deserts in the southwestern U.S. and northwestern Mexico creating a “vacuum” of air pressure above the desert.

There are two major risks during monsoon season; Flooding and Fire! When the rain falls at a fast rate in a short amount of time, there is not much time to get soaked up and it tends to create major flooding. On the other hand, since the valley is on the outer edge of the monsoon range, we are also at major risk of lighting striking dried up trees and causing fires!

According to the National Weather Service, and reported by FOX5, “the wettest monsoon season since they have been keeping records was 1984 when 3.94” of rain fell. The driest was in 1944 when only a trace of rain was recorded.”

It is important to be aware of monsoon season and all the dangers that come with it. Here are a few “safety tips” for monsoon season in Las Vegas

Benefits of Living in Las Vegas

Many people think of Las Vegas and only see the strip. Residing here is not what most people would think. The Las Vegas Strip is a great benefit for entertainment and activities but Residential areas in Lake Las Vegas, Henderson and Summerlin has many other benefits.
imagesEntertainment: Las Vegas is arguably “The Entertainment Capital of the World” and people come all over for the food, shows, conventions and events. Living here means attending all of the exciting “happenings” without travel expenses.

Schools: Green Valley Ranch High School was recently voted one of the top high schools in the nation and is conveniently located to some of our Harmony Homes Communities.

Sunlight: On average Las Vegas has over 300 sunny days a year. Sunlight is proven increase serotonin in your body making people happier. 

Golf Courses: Some of the golf courses across Henderson and Las Vegas have been rated the top in the world. See for yourself

Employment: The current job market is increasing every day. Las Vegas is home to many start up businesses as well as stable, powerful corporations.

Variety: This location is close to California, Arizona and Utah for weekend trips. There is much more than meets the eye when it comes to adventures and weekend trips.

Thinking about making a move? Call Harmony Homes 702-576-0549 with questions about their available inventory and top-selling communities or visit harmonhomes.com to see all of your different elevations, locations and home designs. Buy New. Buy Smart. Buy Harmony

Safe Driving Tips

Speeding & Distractions
- We all know that being on your phone and driving is very distracting. We have all heard the messages and seen the statistics. It is not worth the risk, and neither is speeding! Speeding is usually a major factor in accidents. There is a limit for a reason and driving 10mph fast really only saves you a few minutes. If you really need to be somewhere, allow yourself 10 minutes extra to get there.

images-1Seat Belts
- Even low speed crashed can send you out a window/windshield; it is better to stay safe and supported with a seatbelt than to deal with the consequence. In the overwhelming majority, it saves your life to wear your seatbelt.

Weather
- In Las Vegas we don’t have to worry about much bad weather, but when we do its windy and flooding! When the wind is bad don’t try to be a speed racer, take your time or drive safe when the wind is trying to blow you off the road. Flooding happens every year and still we have many accidents. When the rain starts, remember that you can’t drive as fast as normal and when there is water in the road you never know how deep or dangerous it really it. It is best to go around it, not through it.

Driving with other Drivers
- Sometimes it is safe to assume and keeps you more aware, if you think that other drivers don’t know what they are doing. A good “rule-of-thumb” is to be prepared to brake, even if you have the right of way. Another key safety tip is to never assume that the person with their turn signal on is actually turning. You never know if they are turning or they simply forgot to turn it off after they switched lanes.

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- Don’t be the impatient driver putting everyone else around you in danger. Maintain a safe distance from other vehicles and follow the speed limit. If you are more of a defensive driver you may be able to anticipate an accident before it happens and avoid it. That is much better than speeding because you are late and ending up IN the accident!

Vehicle Maintenance
- Maintenance shouldn’t be done just for the good of the car, but for your safety as well. One of the most common maintenance problems that people have and leads to crashing is tire pressure. Uneven tire pressure or pressure that is too high or low can lead to a blowout. Another key area is the brakes. Make sure that if you feel something is not right with your brakes you get it checked out right away. It might be nothing but it is best to be safe rather than sorry!

Financial Mistakes to Avoid After Buying a Home

We have laid out a few common mistakes that homebuyers seem to face right after buying a home. Take a look and make sure you can fight off the temptations! 

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1.) Not Budgeting. — You have officially bought your house so the greatest expense is out of your way but you still need to know your budget. Things happen out of nowhere. You don’t want to get caught with a big financial burden and you haven’t been saving your money.

2.) Buy a new car  – You might have spending fever but unless you cannot make it from place to place comfortably, you do not need the new car right now. Maybe wait a year to really get your financial bearings back.

3.) Decorate all at once.  – We know you’re excited but decorating the entire house all at once is a good way to rack up a credit card bill. Do one room at a time, wait for sales and pick up little things to decorate with as you see them to spend the money over time instead of all at once.

4.) Factor in Maintenance. — Even with a new house, you’ll eventually have to do some maintenance or maybe even upgrades! Be aware of the upcoming expenses when you think about spending your money or impulsive items.

5.) Start Charging.  – Don’t go into debt just because you bought a house. Continue paying cash for things you purchase. Wait to charge things to your credit card until you have a good handle on your bills, spending and savings.

Sales offices are open daily from 10am to 6pm except on Monday, when they open at noon. For information about Harmony Homes communities please visit our website.

10 things you didn’t know about Las Vegas

Unknown-1Harmony Homes holds a great position having 8 communities in Nevada, 6 of them being in the famous city of Las Vegas! More than half a million residence have built businesses and families in the “Sin City” but few non-residents understand what this town really has to offer! Here are 10 things you didn’t know about Las Vegas

1. Down with the old, up with the new has is the best way to explain the real estate turnover that Las Vegas has enabled.

2. It is actually a city full of culture with multiple museums, even though they might not be exactly what you think they are.

3. “When people think of Vegas, they think of the Strip, but recently, the older Downtown area has been pulling focus.”

4. Every year, Las Vegas is host to thousands of conventions from construction to gaming.

5. As buildings get torn down and put up, there are still a few that have been bought and abandoned and are now rotting in the hot Nevada sun.

6. There is a casino that has been the location of movies and TV shows that never even existed!

7. More and more people are coming to play in Las Vegas. It becomes known more and more for music than architecture.

8. “Gambling is no longer the main motivator of a trip to Vegas.”

9. Halloween tends to happen every day with impersonators on every corner.

10. It may be far and few between, but the original “Vegas” style still holds a presence in a few places.

“There’s a lot about Vegas you might not know — and we don’t just mean magic tricks, personal secrets or those holes in the desert you see in gangster movies.”

Delhi Estates for Immediate Move-In

kitchen-delhiLocated in North Las Vegas near West Gowan Road and Valley Drive, the community is situated on a cul-de-sac, and includes 14 lots. Delhi Estates has ONE single story floor plan of 1,797 square feet available for immediate move-in! This beautiful home is now at an incredible price of $202,780.

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Delhi Estates offers quick access to the Cheyenne Avenue and Rancho Drive corridors, as well as shopping, schools, churches, restaurants and other day-to-day amenities buyers want near their neighborhood.
Call our Harmony Homes sales agents Tony (702) 334-4301 or Kevin (702) 526-5143 or stop by the sales office at 2029 Old Field Rd., N. Las Vegas, NV 89081.

large back yard-delhi For further information on Delhi Estates, visit our website! Sales offices are open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., except on Monday, when they open at noon.

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Pearlite

Pearlite2212Pearlite Community has plan 2212 available for immediate move-in. This single story home is located near Whitney Ranch and Stephanie Lynn Craig Park. The floor plan is 2,212 sq. ft. with 3 bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Great Room, Courtyard, Kitchen Island and 2-car garage from $287,970!

 

Serenada
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Serenada at Mountains Edge is a very family friendly community with Residence 2151 available for immediate move-in! Get settled down in a new home sooner rather than later!  This is a 2 story plan wither 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, living room, dining room and loft, overall covering 2,151 sq. ft.

 

Bella Fiore
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Bella Fiore at Lake Las Vegas is having a builder close out! We have 7 lots left with 3 beautiful single story floor plans available for viewing on our website or when you visit at 98 Contrada Fiore Dr. Henderson, NV  89011. Bella Fiore has large home sites available, with special incentives and closing cost assistance!

 

If you have any questions about our communities please call us at 702-576-0549 or visit our websiteBuy New. Buy Smart. Buy Harmony