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i .- Pihrump Valley Gazette, Thursday, January 30, 1997 5 Real Estate and construction a natural match by Patti Babcock Gazette staff PAHRUMP-T&M Group Realty and Strickland Con- struction Company are almost a family affair. The compatible businesses share office space in the new building located at Winery Road and Highway 160. Strickland Construction Company provides lot develop- ment including wells and septic systems. Land sales are a major part of T&M Group Realty's business. Debra Strickland says the match allows them to sell land and land improvement. She has a vested interest in the success of both businesses. Strickland is a sales associate with T&M Group and, with husband Larry, aco- owner of Strickland Construction. The second T&M Group sales associate is Clara Easter, Strickland's mother. Real Estate is a second career for Easter. Both she and her husband retired from the Nevada Test Site. The family connection extends to the office staff. Larry's daughter, Kelly Furtado, is the secretary. Debra's daughter Tawny , Tankersly, 12, helps in the of- fice, tOO. Only broker-salesman, Terry Folk, is unrelated. He doesn't ,,find because, the of- rice has a family feeling and so does Pahrump. Folk moved here from Las Vegas, where T&M Group has two offices, to oversee the new Pahrump office. He has only been in Pahrump since October and is aware of the two most talked about subjects in town, the friendly people and the explod- ing growth. Strickland and Easter are two of the friendly people who make the area so attractive. They have been Pahrumpians for 24 years. Their long history in the area makes them perfect ambassadors to acquaint new people with the Pahrump Val- ley. T&M Group Realty is a full service firm. They sell land, homes, commercial and invest- ment properties. They are also licensed to sell manufactured homes, popular with people who want quality housing with- out the wait and other inconve- niences of home construction. The T&M Group works with the mortgage company to put the entire package together and to get the best available rates for their clients. Folk says their first concern is their cli- ent. "We mean it when we say, you're number one with us." Many of their clients are young couples and families from Las Vegas looking for a better quality of life. Strickland says, "They are tired of the crime. They see Pahrump as a safer place for their kids, and a healthier place without the urban pollution. The community is less stressful than the city." She said cost is also a factor. The afforability of Pahrump Valley real estate makes it possible for families to realize the American Dream of home ownership. The Realtors think the growth is good. Naturally Pahrump is growing. It has everything, a great climate, affordability, and small town friendliness. They don't worry about the area becom- ing like Las Vegas or California. "Our basin is big and is divided into large parcels so people have plenty of room to maintain their quality of life." Strickland sees Pahrump becoming more of a bedroom community and remaining a "good place to live." Her major concern with growth is the impact on area schools. She says there were only 27 students in her Pahrump Valley High School graduating class. Now the classes are larger, TEAM EFFORT-(L-R) Larry and Debra Strickland, Clara Easter and Terry Folk share an office for Strickland Construction and T&M Group Realty. The friendly group says the client is always number one with them. photo by Patti Babcock StateFarm Sells Lifelnsurance. JEFF BANSER Off 751-1515 1311 S. Hwy 160 ax 751-1616 Res 751-2474 i i i Oriental " Futons Furniture Gifts A Beautiful... 1997 Oriental Calendar!! & a Letter Opener!! To get your free 1997 calendar & Odental m getter ,Opener, lust make a purchase. & present thin gift coupon!l Hurup!! First| come first se,d:..O., rB.checks, U 0 0 MANDARIN 2167 N. Decatur . IMPORTS 702-646-1818 j and she worries about the infrastructure. Larry Strickland came to Pahrump about four years ago. 'q'here were developers here, but I saw a need for a contractor." He draws on years of experience when he improves a lot. His improvements include lot clearing, making drive ways, and building house pads in addition to providing a working well and septic system. Like the rest of his family this Pahrumpian likes the rural lifestyle of the community and also sees plenty of opportunity for himself and others. To contact T&M Group Realty or Strickland Construction call 727-4600. There is always a smile, a warm welcome and plenty of first hand information about Pahrump for people who want to stop by the office. ATTENTION SENIOR CITIZENS Senior citizens whose homes are placed on the secured or unsecured roll, who will be 62 years of age on or before June 30, 1997, who have owned and maintained as their primary residence the home for at least 6 months im- mediately preceding the filing of a claim, and whose household income is not more than $19,100 is entitled to an allowance against the property tax. A senior citizen who has rented and maintained a primary residence in a home or on a mobile home lot for at least 6 months of the preceding calendar year and whose household income is not more than $19,100 is entitled to a refund as determined in accordance with schedule in NRS 361.833. The filing deadline for this program is April 30, 1997, Income verification is required, and new applicants must submit proof of age. Bernie C. Merlino Nye County Assessor PUBLISH: 1/30/97 $10 per month Equipment Rental