Valley West Mortgage Sponsors: Candlelighters MMA Event October 14th 2011

Did you know this is the Second Year Valley West Mortgage is sponsoring Knockout Cancer for Candlelighters Kids? Last year we had so much fun. We couldn't pass up the opportunity to get involved with this event again. Come out and see 10+ MMA Bouts, Participate in the Silent Auction and enjoy some Food and Entertainment with all of your friends and Valley West Mortgage.

Round II: Knockout Cancer for Candlelighters Kids

Friday, October 14, 2011
Round 2: Knockout Cancer for Candlelighters Kids is an MMA event to help raise awareness and funds for Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation of Nevada. The event will take place on Friday, October 14, 2011 at Xtreme Couture MMA. Doors open at 6:00pm.

Xtreme Couture MMA is located at:

4055 West Sunset Road, LV, NV 89118 (Sunset west of Valley View)

Click HERE to become a sponsor, purchase tickets, t-shirts or make a donation.

Gold at $1880 per ounce. Gold Rush of 2011?

Extra Extra!!! Read all about it.

You are probably familiar with this term used by the paper boys seen in films set in the "Great Depression" era. While those days are long gone, today's subject would be deemed worthy of carrying this title. The price of pure gold sky rocketed to new heights of $1,880 (U.S.) per ounce. Bringing smiles to the faces of any business owner who buys and sells jewelry and to anyone waiting in line at their local " We Buy & Sell Gold" stores.

You have seen the commercials, reality t.v. shows and even websites claiming they will buy your gold jewelry and give you the highest dollar amount possible. You can even "GOOGLE" where to get the best prices in town and find blogs that tell you what to look for in a business that buys and sells jewelry. Well today is your lucky day. With the economic struggles in today's society we all deal with face to face on a daily bases, it is no shock to see friends and families shopping for the best deals they can find. Now with pure gold at its highest selling point in recent years, comes a sigh of relief and rejoice.

On average, the daily amount of gold being melted down and sold has risen to 60% in the last year alone. That number is expected to rise this month alone due to the recent spike. It kind of makes you realize that all the advice your father has given you in your life time actually ment something. "If you have the chance to buy anything pure gold for dirt cheap, DO IT."  If you took the advice and managed to stash away some gold coins, rings, watches and family heirlooms, you might be thinking to yourself :"Is today the day I part with my collection?"

While we do not recommend racing out to your nearest " We Buy & Sell Jewelry" stores just yet. Here are some things to consider.


The answers are yet to be determined. Recent emails received by staff members of Valley West Mortgage have stated that more investors are jumping ships from riskier assets of stock to less risky assets of Gold and Bond. Despite the S&P downgrade of US debt, US government-guaranteed bonds, including mortgage-backed securities (MBS), have been a primary safe haven for investors.  During the week, 10-yr Treasury yields reached a low below 2.00% for the first time since 1945, and MBS prices climbed to new highs. At these levels, though, it may be difficult for yields to move much lower.

It must be Spring! Baseball is in the air!

Congratulations to our Las Vegas Slams Youth League baseball team! Making it to the Cooperstown World Series of Little League Baseball is no small feat and we applaud you all for your hard work.

We are proud to be a sponsor of your fundraising efforts to support this trip for the team. Youth Athletics is an important part of our community and we encourage all of our Friends, Clients, Partners and Neighbors to contact the league at their website and make any contribution that you can to get our local team to Cooperstown! Visit their website and click the contact link on the left side to ask how you can sponsor or just help with a donation.

It Really is Better to Buy than Rent in Las Vegas!

On the upside...

A study was published today by Trulia, a major Real Estate watch site, and Las Vegas is #2 behind only Miami as the best place to buy rather than rent. I'm sure that this will be on most of our Local News stations by this evening. They love to cover the latest Las Vegas Real Estate news.

As we have said before, this is the best opportunity in years to buy a home in Las Vegas! Currently, rates have been fluctuating quite a bit due to market uncertainty. For the past two weeks, rates have finished slightly highger. Don't wait for home prices to "drop a little more" and then find yourself out of position because rates have gone up too much.

Call our professional staff and get the ball rolling today! That way, you will already have provided everything needed in order for us to lock your rate as soon as you have an accepted offer on a property.

Call (702) 696-9900 or (888) 931-0007 and let Valley West Mortgage get you ready to close!

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Candlelighters of Nevada Event...

Valley West Mortgage was a proud sponsor of “Knock Out Cancer for Candlelighters Kids

on Saturday, November 6th at the Xtreme Couture Gym here in Las Vegas, Nevada. “We strongly believe in supporting efforts that will benefit the community that we live in and Candlelighters of Nevada provides much needed support services for children fighting cancer and their families”. While this event was a lot of fun for everyone and it did raise both money and awareness, the need for funding never goes away. We encourage you to use this link to Candlelighters secure donation page to make a contribution and please, share it with others.

Local business men and good friends, Vinnie Mannino and Pablo Peregrina, have always been fans of Mixed Martial Arts so it seemed like a natural to come up with the idea of fighting each other to raise money for a local charity. Together with the Xtreme Couture trainers & staff, they planned an exciting evening of 12 bouts, featuring everything from boxing to grappling, with the main event being Vinnie “The InVINcible” Mannino and Pablo “The Piranha” Peregrina in the ring, fighting to “knock out” cancer.

Vinnie had this to say after the charity event; “We actually never trained before in boxing nor Mixed Martial Arts”. “ We have just been fans of boxing and decided it would be cool to start training and raise money for the charity”.

Vinnie and Pablo worked hard not just to train for this event but also to secure sponsors for the event, who included:

Host Sponsor: Xtreme CoutureTKO Sponsor: Universal North AmericaHeavyweight Sponsor: All Nevada Insurance, Inc.Middleweight Sponsors: Valley West Mortgage, American Wealth Advisors & Benchmark ConsultingLightweight Sponsors: Stephanie & Jim Bearse, The Liquor Outlet, AAA Insurance and Cambridge Group LTD.

All proceeds from the event benefited Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation of Nevada, which raised more than $9000.00. This money will help the organization continue in its mission to provide support, education, hope and advocacy through programs and services for children and adolescents with cancer, their families and the professionals who care for them. Some services include, financial assistance, travel for treatment, counseling, support groups, bereavement assistance, medical co-payment program and more! If you would like more information on how you can help Candlelighters of Nevada, please visit their website at or call 702-737-1919…because kid’s can’t fight cancer alone!

Boxing / MMA Fundraiser Was a Great Success!

Valley West Mortgage proudly participated in sponsorship of this great fund raising event. Look for more details and photos of the event tomorrow!

From Candlelighters of Nevada to all who contributed:

Thank you so much for making our 'Knock Out' Cancer for Candlelighters Kids a great success!
This event raised over $9,100 to benefit children with cancer and the families that love them. We are so grateful for all the hard work and dedication from everyone that made this evening amazing.

Thank you from all of us at Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation!