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Welcome to the Lori Ballen Team Real Estate Blog. Everything you want to know about real estate, home values, featured listings, home maintenance, home repair, and so much more.

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Best Pumpkin Patches in Las Vegas

One of the staples of any Fall celebration or decoration is the pumpkin. We love to carve them up for Halloween fun. They make a colorful addition to table spreads, and they add a bit of festive flair to our porches. Of course, we can’t forget about the addition to our favorite pumpkin recipes. Knowing

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Living in Las Vegas

Things to Do in Las Vegas During the Fall

The cooler weather of Fall gives us a chance to enjoy being outside and spending time with family and friends. Las Vegas is a city that is alive with so many things to do. From autumn flower sales to the most intense haunted houses in Las Vegas for Halloween, Lori Ballen Team has put together

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Greater Las Vegas Appreciation Map

The Greater Las Vegas area is made up of Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, and Henderson, NV. This map shows appreciation for all sales zip code for Clark County, NV.  Click here to learn more about the Las Vegas Real Estate Market.

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Selling a Home in Las Vegas

What Is The Normal Commission For A REALTOR? [Video]

As a real estate agent team, we are often asked What Is The Normal Commission For A Realtor. The answer is: There isn’t one. The commission is always negotiable. You’ll find listing agents for 1% commission, others for 6% and even 10%. There are also variable commissions which you’ll learn more about in this video.

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Home Buying

Buying After A Short Sale

Some VA lenders will consider your loan application when buying a house after a short sale as little as one month after a short sale if you have not been late on any mortgage payments before the short sale closing date and you have rebuilt a credit score of 660 or above.

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Selling a Home in Las Vegas

What Is a Sellers Market?

You’ve probably heard the terms “buyer’s market” and “seller’s market” when it comes to real estate. These terms seem fairly straightforward – a buyer’s market favors the buyer, while a seller’s market favors the seller.

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Buying in a Sellers Market

Buying a home is one of the most exciting and rewarding things you can do. When you home shop, the market will usually favor the seller or the buyer. Buying in a seller’s market requires expert navigation.

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Clean booedroom, ceiling fan, dark flooring, light colored bed, freshly painted walls at 4123 HALFMOON BAY Drive Las Vegas, NV 89115
Featured LIstings

4123 HALFMOON BAY Drive Las Vegas, NV 89115

4123 HALFMOON BAY Drive Las Vegas, NV 89115 is an Immaculate 3 bed/3 bath home nestled in a gated community with a pool for under $200k! Recently remodeled! Beautiful new laminate floors, freshly painted, dual sinks in the master bath with a large soaking tub! This home will not disappoint! Perfect for an investor or a first time home buyer!

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David Lamer, your Las Vegas Real Estate Agent

Well, everyone, David Lamer here with Keller Williams, Las Vegas, Real Estate, the Lori Ballen Team. The other day I was asked a question why you should choose David Lamer as your real estate agent? Well, when you work with me, you’re working with an agent whose only goal is your success, success in purchasing

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1712 Shadow Bay Court, Front of house, small green yard
Featured LIstings

1712 SHADOW BAY Court North Las Vegas, NV 89032

1712 SHADOW BAY Court North Las Vegas, NV 89032  is a recently updated home on a large lot. It offers 4 Bedrooms, 3 Full Bathrooms plus a 1/2 bath, Mother-In-Law Quarters, Screened in Sunroom, Custom Kitchen with granite counter tops, Stainless Steel Appliances and much more. View Photo Gallery $345,000 Mortgage Calculator Listing ID: 1990013 Status: Active Bedrooms: 4 Bed Total Baths: 4 Bath Full

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Things to Do in Las Vegas

Welcome to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway

Las Vegas motor speedway sits on a 1200 acre of land, 15 miles northeast of the famous Las Vegas Strip. Millions of people throng there to indulge themselves in gambling and recreational activities such as the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

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Things to Do in Summerlin

Summerlin Events in 2018

Each year there are dozens of events taking place in Summerlin. To enjoy them, you will need a Summerlin residents card to gain access to community centers where many of these events take place. Here’s a list of events.

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The Southern Nevada Health District

South Nevada Hospital Mailing Address Southern Nevada Health District P.O. Box 3902 Las Vegas, NV 89127 The Southern Nevada Health District is a public hospital and is tasked with promoting health and well-being of the environment in South Nevada. The health organization offers several services to the people and visitors of South Nevada including administration,

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Living in Las Vegas

Living in Las Vegas, Las Vegas Weather

Las Vegas, Nevada, is one of the most popular places to visit in the United States. It isn’t a place that’s just for indoor enjoyment, though. There are many things to do on the outside, too. Fortunately, Las Vegas has outdoor-friendly temperatures year round. Here’s a quick summary of the types of temperatures you can

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Springs Preserve in Las Vegas

These events provide an opportunity for families, visitors, and the community an opportunity to come together and experience the Springs Preserve’s grounds and facilities through art, music, activities, tours and educational programs.

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