Looking For Relief From the Market Downturn? Come to Las Vegas

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Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Gold DRE #00697006

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I sit watching the long rays of the sun spill across a bazillion palm-tree dotted swimming pools. Next door is Caesars Palace, overshadowed by the gigantic neon sign of Donny and Marie at The Flamingo. I'm ready for another fun-filled day in Las Vegas. This is not a town I'd ordinarily visit, except this weekend About.com is having a Guide Event here. It's a conference where About.com's writers congregate to pick each other's brains, our New York editors' and a Maine lobster from its shells.

Before you ask, I'm not really a gambler. I might take other types of risks such as picking up a few shares of Caterpillar stock now that it's dropped below $40 a share, but in casinos, I lean toward dropping quarters into slot machines until $25 has vanished. So far, I've resisted the urge.

However, I couldn't resist the urge to read about the Sarah Palin strippers at Club Paradise. Some of them strapped toy pistols to their garter belts; others fired fake rifles into the air. Las Vegas Review-Journal reporter Elfman tried to engage one of the girls in a conversation. The stripper said, "I like what dolphins represent, you know, freedom, peace." And they say Las Vegas is all about fantasy. When the host asked the finalists questions such as "What do you say when people question your background," some riled up guy in the crowd yelled out, "We want to see your background."

You've got to love Las Vegas. Well, somebody does because millions of tourists come here every year.

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Elizabeth Weintraub is co-partner of Weintraub & Wallace Team of Top Producing Realtors, an author, home buying expert at The Balance, a Land Park resident, and a veteran real estate agent who specializes in older, classic homes in Land Park, Curtis Park, Midtown, Carmichael and East Sacramento, as well as tract homes in Elk Grove, Natomas, Roseville and Lincoln. Call Elizabeth Weintraub at 916.233.6759. Put our combined 80 years of real estate experience to work for you. Broker-Associate at RE/MAX Gold. DRE License # 00697006.

Photo: Unless otherwise noted in this blog, the photo is copyrighted by Big Stock Photo and used with permission.The views expressed herein are Weintraub's personal views and do not reflect the views of RE/MAX Gold. Disclaimer: If this post contains a listing, information is deemed reliable as of the date it was written. After that date, the listing may be sold, listed by another brokerage, canceled, pending or taken temporarily off the market, and the price could change without notice; it could blow up, explode or vanish. To find out the present status of any listing, please go to elizabethweintraub.com.

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Gary Woltal
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"We want to see your background." That's priceless Elizabeth. Las Vegas. Where America goes to play. Enjoy your time there Elizabeth. You lead such a fun life. I like you as my personal travel guide : )

Oct 25, 2008 02:32 AM #1
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Richard Shuman
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that is so funny - they will do anything for a $1 (how true at a strip club)

Oct 25, 2008 02:32 AM #2
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Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Realtor Top 1%
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Hi Gary and Richard: How do you like the photo of the guy from Iowa at The Mirage? (I apologize to any Iowans who are reading this or anybody who knows somebody from Iowa.)

Oct 25, 2008 02:40 AM #3
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Tom Braatz Waukesha County Real Estate 262-377-1459
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Elizabeth

Your in Las Vegas? God bless Bugsy Malone.

Say hello to those Sarah Palin gals for me.

Tom Braatz

Oct 25, 2008 04:23 AM #4
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Jim Treanor
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This past summer I took my first trip there.  I figured it was going to be a bad idea to go to the desert in the middle of the summer but I decided to go anyways.  That being the case I was totally supprised that when I got there it was both cold and rainy!  It was a fluke, later in the day it warmed up and was very hot the rest of the week.  But I gotta tell you that place is a lot more impressive then I ever thought it would be!!

Oct 25, 2008 05:53 AM #5
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Barbara S. Duncan
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I love the shows in Las Vegas.  They are so spectacular.  When Seigfield and Roy were there, we saw the elepant disappear right before our eyes.  We were close enough to smell him.  That was the beginning of fantastic shows.  Gambling is not my thing either but I'll stick a few quarters in the slots. Sarah Palin strippers!!!!  And she could be our president.... OMG!

Oct 25, 2008 09:54 AM #6
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Monika McGillicuddy
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I've been to Vegas twice, both times for real estate related events. It's a cool city even if your not a gambler.

Oct 25, 2008 12:02 PM #7
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Terry & Bonnie Westbrook
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Is nothing sacred in Las Vegas a lady running for VP is being exploited. I guess it might get the real Sarah a few votes.

Oct 25, 2008 01:01 PM #8
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Scott Cowan
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Vegas can be such a fun place to spend a weekend.. Not any longer just a weekend.... especially when there are good concerts or shows to be seen.

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That's funny with the background, really funny. What is that about Sarah Palin strippers? aven't heard this one.

Never been to Las Vegas, still planning to go, maybe next year

Oct 25, 2008 01:50 PM #10
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C Tann-Starr
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S.P. strippers! Too funny! Wanna see their background, eh? Haaaa! That was priceless! (LMAO) I love your blog! hehehe

Oct 26, 2008 03:02 AM #11
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Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Realtor Top 1%
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Hi Tom: I did not see Bugsy Malone or I woulda popped him one for ya. :)

Hi Jim: I haven't been to Las Vegas for 15 years -- and I hardly recognized the place!

Hi Barbara: Fortunately, we live close enough to drive to Reno or Lake Tahoe for shows.

Hi Monika: It's cool for watching people, but there were too many people there for me.

Hi Terry: I don't think anything is sacred in Las Vegas, and certainly not presidential candidates. What would make their running mates any different?

Hi Scott: I used to like Las Vegas when I was younger. When I lived in Orange County for 15 years, I went there once or twice a year. But it's lost its appeal and it's certainly lost its glamour for me.

Hi Jon: You should read the Las Vegas Review Journal for that story.

Hi C: Rather than write about things I don't know anything about, I figure it's always better to write about what I know. :)

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