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Buying a Fixer Upper

Buying a fixer-upper can be a fantastic investment. A fixer upper tends to be much more affordable than houses that aren’t in need of many renovations or repairs. The money you save should cover whatever repairs and renovations are needed — not to mention that you’ll be able to have more say in the look and design

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Are my Neighbors Affecting the Sale of my Home?

You may be able to ignore the trash and thigh-high grass in your neighbor’s yard, but a home appraiser won’t. A bad neighbor can bring down the price of a house by as much as 10%, according to the Appraisal Institute. That’s a dire situation to be in if you are trying to sell your

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When is the Best Time to Build a Pool in Las Vegas?

While you can build a pool anytime here, this Article will answer the question: when is the best time to build a pool in Las Vegas. You may be interested in purchasing a home with a pool already built-in, if so, click here to view Las Vegas Homes for Sale with a Pool. Building a Pool There

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How to Sell a House with a Real Estate Agent

You may want to try and sell your house yourself or you might want to learn how to sell a house with a real estate agent. Most homeowners will buy and sell several homes over the course of their lives. Selling a home in Las Vegas can be a complicated, stressful process, and it also

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“Slide The City” of Las Vegas

Hey, Check this out: All Homes For Sale in Las Vegas with Pools under $200,000  Las Vegas, Summerlin, other area residents, and visitors prepare to experience the wildest slip and slide in the world. Take an exhilarating trip down a 1,000 feet vinyl water slide, through the streets of Las Vegas. This vinyl slip and

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Best Irish Pubs for St. Patrick’s Day in Las Vegas

St. Patty’s Day is around the corner, and it’s an exciting time of the year when everyone turns Irish for a day. Las Vegas is an exhilarating place to be during St Patrick’s Day. It is the culture of most Las Vegas pubs and bars to flow with whiskey and Irish green beer while you

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10 Romantic Restaurants in Las Vegas, NV

Taking your sweetheart out for dinner at one of the fine romantic restaurants in Las Vegas is sure to make them feel special. Choosing the restaurant suited to your ideal romantic evening is as important as choosing just the right card. You might spend hours browsing the racks for a card that adequately expresses your

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Choosing the Right Mortgage Lender When Buying a Home

1-800-805-8354 to Connect with a Top Real Estate Agent in Your Area – ANYWHERE! Home Values Contact Us Blog Las Vegas Reno  Denver  San Diego Rancho Cucamonga Seattle, WA  Wondering what your House is Worth?  By the time you get the point where you are in need of a mortgage lender, you have done some

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Is Las Vegas Still Flipping?

It used to be that people everywhere were buying houses in Las Vegas, fixing them up and flipping them for a profit. Everywhere you turned someone was in the market for a good deal. However, all of that has changed recently. Fewer people had been into flipping homes in Las Vegas. Flipping Vegas That having

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Best places to go on a date in Las Vegas

1. Romantic Picnic For Two If you are searching for the best places to go on a date in Las Vegas, but you don’t want to plan an evening date, you might want to visit Floyd Lamb State Park. Previously known as Tule Springs Ranch, is the perfect spot for a romantic picnic for two.

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Golf Course Community like Stallion Mountain in Las Vegas
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Southern Highlands Golf Club

Situated on 225 acres of scenic mountain terrain south of Las Vegas just off the I-15 near the M Resort Spa Casino, the Southern Highlands Golf Club delivers an unbeatable combination of challenging greens, upscale amenities, awe-inspiring views and modern facilities to make this one of the area’s most desirable golf clubs. Co-Designed by Robert

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Best Swimming Pool Contractors in Las Vegas

Looking to build a swimming pool in Las Vegas? Check out this selection of the best swimming pool contractors in Las Vegas. If you review this pool builder list and realize you’d like to simply buy a home in Las Vegas with a pool, check our complete website of home listings with pools and neighborhoods with

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Las Vegas Short Sale Help

The Five Steps of a Las Vegas Short Sale A short sale can be an appropriate alternative to a foreclosure. It is where a borrower considers selling a home for an amount less than its fair market value because he or she can no longer afford to make payments toward the mortgage as per the

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What Colors Help Sell a House?

Similar to the hues that are chosen for indoor color schemes, exterior house colors should be planned carefully. Aside from being the colors you will come home to every day, they can also make the difference in your home’s value – dramatically. That’s right, if you’re planning to sell your home in the future, you

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Coyotes in Las Vegas – Protect Your Pets from Predators

It’s a beautiful new day in Las Vegas. You make your way to the kitchen for that first eye-opening cup of coffee. While you’re waiting for the coffee to brew, you decide to gauge the temperature of the morning. You step out the back door and stop in your tracks. You aren’t alone in your

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When is the Best time to Sell a House?

Our goal is to answer your question “When is the best time to sell a house”. If you are considering selling a house in Las Vegas, Henderson, or North Las Vegas, Call The Ballen Group of Keller Williams Las Vegas at 702-482-7739 or use our home value estimator now. Home is where you lay your

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Best Mortgage Rates: Top 6 Criteria to Qualify

The media is rife with advertisements telling you that unbelievably low mortgage interest rates are in the palm of your hands. Unfortunately, in many cases, borrowers find out that they only qualify for interest rates that are one to two percentage points higher than the average rate. So, what gives? Basically, lenders see the mortgage

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Fun Things to Know about Las Vegas, New Year’s Eve, and Snow!

Most people, if weather-gambling were a game, would not place their bets on snow in Las Vegas, Nevada, a city in the desert. Surrounding majestic mountains encompass the Vegas Valley, securing the bustling twenty-for-hour city from most of Mother Nature’s temper tantrums. However, all bets are on this New Year’s Eve in classic Las Vegas

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Does Las Vegas Have a Zoo?

Heading to see animals with your family can be a fun way to pass the day and with children it can become even more of a special occasion, but if you’re not looking to travel far you’ll want a place that’s right in your neighborhood or right in the area that you’re planning to visit. You

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Is Las Vegas a City?

Yes. Las Vegas is a City inside Nevada. It is in Southern Nevada and is part of Clark County. Las Vegas is divided up by many zip codes and neighborhoods including North, Northwest, South, Southwest and East. Henderson is a city just outside of Las Vegas. North Las Vegas is also it’s own city. You

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A New Home for the Greater Las Vegas Association of Realtors

The Greater Las Vegas Association of Realtors (GLVAR) is an organization that serves professional realtors throughout Clark County and Nye County. With the bustling real estate industry in and around Las Vegas, staying connected is important for the community. The GLVAR uses its resources to keep agents informed on new ordinance requirements, provides educational courses

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