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Old 07-16-2019, 09:09 PM
 
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Loved my view of the valley from lone mountain area. Enjoyed watching the thunderbirds with my morning coffee. Also enjoyed the view of the valley at night.
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Old 07-16-2019, 09:12 PM
 
Location: Portland, OR
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Del Webb actually sold homes for twice as much with an exceptional strip view. And I was personally involved with a recent example. A view home of 1500 SF just sold for $425,000. Same house sold in 2014 for $300,000. A standard street version of the house would go around $250,000. And this one was not even in good shape. Nice and clean and all that but solid early 2000th and never updated. My client, who did not get the house, was planning on spending $75,000 updating it.

note the view business is pretty complicated. And there is a lot more than strip or mountain. There is city. There is city with included strip. There is city with mountain. And there are a few places that do City/Strip/Mountains. And to any of these you can add in the local front end. For instance the peak ones in Sun City Summerlin have Strip and city over 25 acres of golf course and lake. And many of these go up in value as you go up the floors in a high rise.
I believe it! In Axis they were charging $250,000 to $650,000 for Strip views, by their own admission. I paid $10,000 as a lot premium, I literally couldn’t believe it or understand it. The larger lot had a $30,000 premium and had no view, so it was less than what we were planning to spend and I’ve gathered other people value views a lot more than I do. Don’t get me wrong, I love a view! But I am not really willing to pay a fortune extra for it or choose a house that’s smaller but has a view; I’d take larger with no view. Other buyers, however, really seem to value they view so I felt we had to choose the house with a view knowing that and knowing we’d still enjoy it.

I’ve been a bit surprised over the years how much a view is worth. I learned this lesson on the condo I had on the water because while I appreciated our “partial city, partial water” view, buyers weren’t having it compared to the ones with a direct water view. Those condos were selling for 50% more per square foot than mine! That was kind of my lesson that, hey, people will pay big bucks extra for views.
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Old 07-16-2019, 09:20 PM
 
Location: Lone Mountain Las Vegas NV
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Views aren't guaranteed to last forever.
Many are. The top of a 50 foot bluff is pretty well guaranteed against anything other than a massive earth quake. And there are hill tops that are even safer. Check out some of the premium lots in McDonald Ranch. And high rise upper floors are pretty safe.

And in a lot of places reasonable deals are made. In some golf course communities the golf course will actually remove and replace trees blocking views if the blocked owner pays for it.

There are also places which build the view into the land documents. The down hill neighbors have height restrictions on their property
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Old 07-16-2019, 09:35 PM
 
Location: Portland, OR
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Yeah sometimes your view is guaranteed. My dad owns 40 acres in Portland where he controls the entire downhill from him - he can’t ever be blocked because he owns the land. Beyond that it’s not zoned for more than one house on the 40 acres, it’s not within the urban growth boundary (right on the edge).

I don’t feel too nervous about our view, there’s that commercial business park below us that just changed hands a bit ago and was very new, they had enough trouble leasing it out to begin with - they’re going to tear down all of the buildings and put 7 story office towers on the lot?? If they do, I’m not worried about my view - that would have to mean Vegas has become some huge tech mecha and my house would be the closest to their office space ha ha. I just don’t see that happening at all.
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Old 07-16-2019, 10:06 PM
 
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Old 07-16-2019, 11:38 PM
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I'm edge of civilization vote. The lights coming into the valley at night are inspiring but I prefer the solitude of wilderness. I need room to breath and a place to stare at the stars. Nature is amazing. The mountain views around the valley are breathtaking.

Since you like to be on the edge of the valley...check out Skye Canyon. Very new and on the edge. I really like it up there. Higher elevation than us. Once upon a time, when Aliante was new, we were the edge of the valley. But, we still get the magnificent sheep range mountain views.

I also love how the mountains look after the sun has gone down, mountain silhouettes. Very nice. I used to just sit and watch it until full dark. There is just something about it. Nature. Plus, we still have really good star gazing. I can go outside, look up, and see so many. And shooting stars and other interesting things.
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Old 07-16-2019, 11:55 PM
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Location: Las Vegas
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I have both.
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Old 07-17-2019, 12:09 AM
 
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Assuming I end up with a view, and I'm only able to choose one, I'll take city lights.
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Old 07-17-2019, 12:20 AM
 
Location: Viva Las Vegas bound!
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Since you like to be on the edge of the valley...check out Skye Canyon. Very new and on the edge. I really like it up there. Higher elevation than us. Once upon a time, when Aliante was new, we were the edge of the valley. But, we still get the magnificent sheep range mountain views.

I also love how the mountains look after the sun has gone down, mountain silhouettes. Very nice. I used to just sit and watch it until full dark. There is just something about it. Nature. Plus, we still have really good star gazing. I can go outside, look up, and see so many. And shooting stars and other interesting things.
I have my eye on Skye Canyon. Waiting to see what to Toll Brothers build there for modern homes. Also read there is another development going in north of that but I forget the name at the moment.
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Old 07-17-2019, 01:16 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
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Mountain views in Summerlin have my vote
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