Like an automobile a Las Vegas home requires maintenance to keep it safe and in good working order. Systems for heating, cooling, providing energy, protecting the home, etc. will weather and wear out with time and use.
Taking time and money to fix things as they come along will save you greatly down the line. As an example, if you see something wrong with the water heater get it fixed or replaced as needed so that you don't have to pay for new drywall, carpet, and other things that ruin if the heater develops a leak.
Use the suggestions below for ideas. Every month stash a little money so you can budget for repairs and enhancements.
View (and print out) the home owner's maintenance schedule...