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Blogging Live From North Las Vegas

I have been in Las Vegas about 30 hours now and it has been pretty much non-stop. As soon as we got off the plane we got on a shuttle bus to the car rental company. I got a nice Kia that has enough room to fit all of us (mother in law included).  We drove right to the condo in North Las Vegas (23 minutes from the Bellagio Hotel) and the keys were waiting for us. One hour later ModernLV,  a company who delivers Ikea furniture and assembles it for you arrived.

I put a bunch of stuff together from 6 wooden chairs,  2 foot stools and some other stuff I can’t remember. It reminds of my days back at Feature Millwork… I got tired of assembling so I let William from ModernLV do the rest, blah, blah, blah.  Next day we went out to buy even more stuff, ugh. Two car seats for my kids, vacuum cleaner, garbage cans from Walmart and fridge,  washer and dryer from Home Depot and way more stuff than that. I feel like I started from scratch, which I basically have, weird feeling.

Most of the grunt work is done, the Internet is installed (obviously), so is the phone and cable, wee. I need to get my TV (with the cash equivalent of the camera I won), and probably will get  a 32 inch to 40 inch plasma. I am thinking Sharp. That is on tomorrow to do list and after that, I will chill for a day then just do my regular 8 hours of work and then go out for Vegas fun. The weather is pretty nice, it’s warm not smoking hot, but compared to Vancouver this place is a dream.

Hmm, what else… I’m going to use the gym starting tomorrow the next day, no weights just the exercise bike. I might jump in the pool if it warms up as well wee.

one the way to the condo, we are in the Valley (23 minutes to the Las vegas strip according to Google)

ModernLV’s Wiliam assembling Ikea dressers, since I’m too tired lazy to do it..

little one bouncing on brand new leather couches from Ikea

All spray paint at Home Depot is locked up with a nice big sign like this on each gate, yikes!

32 oz beers, Americans love their beer (taken at North Vegas Walmart Neighbourhood Market)

Las Vegas Here I Come!

It’s official I booked my flight for Las Vegas and will be there  Sunday evening.  I spoke about buying condos in Las Vegas earlier this year but I never actually did anything about it, until now. I’m ready to buy at least one 3 bedroom town house as  my vacation home, and possibly another for rental income. This has  been an unwritten goal of mine for a little while now, having  a place in  a hot climate.

How can you go wrong buying a 1500 square foot 3 bedroom townhouse, with 2 car garage that is 3 years old for $75,000 – $85,000?  Easy, you can’t. I don’t give a shit about the “recession”, or the swine flu or whatever else the media is shoving down our throats. I’m pretty stoked about having  a place in a hot climate. When the weather turns to crap here I’ll be jumping on a plane south. I plan on staying at least 1-2 months per year, at least until the kids get into elementary school.

photos below are one of the townhouses I will be checking out, so amazing!!!

I have a bunch of stuff to think about after I buy my place:

  1. transportation when we are down there (we can bring my wifes Honda Civic that’s been in storage for the last 4 years, & leave it there…)
  2. furnishing the place (no Ikea in Vegas I checked…)
  3. household stuff (cooking utensils, TV, dishes etc…)

Am I nervous? Yes, but this is something I’ve been wanting for a little while. The prices have stabilized in Las Vegas but they are still super cheap, 50% of what they were before the sh*t hit the fan in the U.S. The time to act is now, before prices start increasing. What the hell can you buy in Vancouver, for $85,000? Nothing you got it. Anyone can buy a place in Las Vegas with a retarded low price like that.

Here is a link to 15  condos my realtor  David Brownell emailed me to look at. Take a look at what you can get for $85,000 U.S!!! Why the hell are we in Vancouver?!? I can’t get over the prices down there, I mean seriously. A 3 bedroom 1500 square foot condo built in 2005 in Vancouver would easily be $300,000!!!

Hopefully by next week I can blog about my new condo in Vegas (pictures too)! I’m out.[ad]