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Old 05-14-2013, 01:11 AM
 
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There are plenty of the non-cookie cutter homes all around the valley and I've taken so many photos of those homes, I'll post it here when I get a chance. In Spring Valley alone there are loads of them.
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Old 05-14-2013, 08:56 AM
 
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Hardly cookie cutter homes.
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Old 05-14-2013, 09:04 AM
 
Location: Reno
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America West builds there big models with basements often. The AW tracts between Cheyenne and Alexander west of Durango have them in many.

They are also common in the Mormon homes in Lone Mountain. Caliche does exist but is not that common.
American West also has basements in some of its homes in Coronado Ranch, near Rainbow and Robindale.
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Old 05-14-2013, 09:08 AM
 
Location: Paranoid State
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Not all are cookie cutter nor uninteresting. Of course, these may be outside your price range.
















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Old 05-14-2013, 09:16 AM
 
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Looks a lot like Blue Heron I posted above.
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Old 05-14-2013, 09:23 AM
 
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Nothing says character like my old neighborhood that I grew up in. And I literally mean "old" neighborhood. That also comes with the termites, dry rot wood, mildew and anything else that a house built in the late 1800s to early 1900s would have. Also at double and triple the average cost of a Vegas home.







The home I grew up in was built in 1919. My other family members lived in homes built even earlier.I spent a lot of my years fixing, repairing and maintaining those homes with my dad and uncles. I will take a modern cookie cutter home any day over those old character homes. Yes they are nice to look at but cost $$$$$$$$$$$.


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Old 05-14-2013, 10:43 AM
 
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Really? Other than the brick exteriors (which may be a regional think with TX, like Stucco is in NV and AZ), I see nothing in these houses with more character then what you see in LV. They look VERY standard issue.

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I agree with you fully.

I'm from Texas. Homes there are so much nicer! Just take a look at dallas/ft worth homes on Trulia. The property taxes are a little higher, but you can have a beautiful home for $130,000 with a huge green yard, in a metroplex filled with many more jobs paying higher than Vegas average.

Exhibit A: 13109 Harvest Ridge Road, Fort Worth TX - Trulia

Exhibit B: 2129 Burnside Drive, Fort Worth TX - Trulia

I have no idea why I haven't moved back yet.
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Old 05-14-2013, 10:49 AM
 
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LVOC brought up Levittown. I grew up in the original Levitt development on Long Island. Originally there were four models, and all the copies were exactly alike. Now, after 60 years, they've been renovated/expanded into being different. A lot of them do have character. Is it desirable character? Some yes, some no.

Generally, if you want a unique house, with whatever you consider "character", either you're need to go old, and likely have a lot of aged out/substandard systems and decor which you'll likely have to renovate, old and renovated, which is likely to be expensive, custom, which is always expensive, or some combination thereof. Most of Vegas is new, and most of the housing mass produced. So you get a lot of good, functional, up to date housing, but, yes, cookie cutter.
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Old 05-14-2013, 11:15 AM
 
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Really? Other than the brick exteriors (which may be a regional think with TX, like Stucco is in NV and AZ), I see nothing in these houses with more character then what you see in LV. They look VERY standard issue.
And in Las Vegas you get another 35,000 or $40,000 in house. Property taxes in TX are more than twice NV.

Don't bet on making a lot more money either. The median family income is within a couple of grand between Las Vegas and Dallas.
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Old 05-14-2013, 11:37 AM
 
Location: Sunrise
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help me out with a neighborhood. I once worked a private chef gig somewhere near downtown. It had winding streets, incredibly mature landscaping, and very, very nice houses. They weren't big houses. But they were very nice. The whole neighborhood looks like it was lifted straight out of "Leave it to Beaver" and dropped near Fremont. It is one of the old neighborhoods -- 1950s, I'm guessing. That's a great area. And it's within a five-iron shot of the Stratosphere. What's that area called?

C'mon. Y'all are supposedly the real estate experts in this town. What is this neighborhood?
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