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Home Buying

7 Questions to Ask When Buying a House [Bonus Video]

As a homebuyer, an open house can be an incredibly valuable way to check out real estate that you might be interested in. In addition to being able to look around the house without the pressure of a seller looking over your shoulder, you’ll be able to speak with the real estate agent in order to obtain

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Things to Do in Las Vegas

GameWorks

This is a game lovers paradise, with an 8,700 square foot arcade floor, a multi-player online computer gaming area, eight lanes for bowling, and more! Games include Star Wars, Pac-Man, Typhoon, Tekken 5, and Mario Bros. GameWorks Location: 6587 Las Vegas Blvd. South #171, Las Vegas, NV 89119 Phone: 702-978-4263 Hours: Sunday – Thursday from

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Housing Market Trends

Southwest Las Vegas Zip Code Report

Here’s what’s happening in the Southwest Las Vegas Real Estate Market. We’ve taken the time to provide home sales and inventory reports for each the Southwest area. If you are looking to buy or sell a house in Southwest Las Vegas, Contact us. Active Listing Volume Month Active Listings, $ Volume Jan $1,323,957,372 Feb $1,333,815,611

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Things to Do in Las Vegas

Jammyland, Reggae Lounge in Downtown Las Vegas

Come visit Las Vegas’s newest watering hole in the Arts District – Jamaican themed lounge Jammyland. With a welcoming front and back patio seating arrangement, including large, sharable fire pits, and funky stringed lighting reminiscent of island décor, Jammyland is an inviting oasis. Back To Top You won’t just find funky artwork and vivid coloring

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Things to Do in Summerlin

Faiss Community Park and Aquatic Center in Summerlin

If you are looking for an amazing destination for family fun around Las Vegas, Faiss Community Park, and Aquatic Center is a great choice. This eight-acre park has numerous social amenities that play a major role in making the Summerlin community such a coveted place to live. With a huge playground, BBQ area, and an

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How Far is Los Angeles from Las Vegas

Los Angeles is about a 4 hour to 5 hour drive from Las Vegas depending on traffic. It’s around 270 miles depending on your start and end point. By plane, the shortest flight from Los Angeles to Las Vegas is 43 minutes and 236 miles. Looking to Buy or Sell Real Estate in Las Vegas

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Bally’s Las Vegas Pool

What does the Pool Offer? The Blu Pool is an oversized outdoor swimming pool at Bally’s las vegas. Relax, and soak in the rays while you are catered to by poolside cocktail service. Enjoy DJ music, frozen cocktails, and reservable cabanas. 12′ deep pool Cabanas with personal service includes television, lounge chairs, fresh fruit, dining

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Madame Tussauds Las Vegas Wax Museum

Visitors to Madame Tussauds have the opportunity to visit their favorite actors, music icons, superheroes, and more. The only difference is these celebrities are made of wax. Madame Tussauds attraction continues the tradition of replicating famous persons out of wax as first done by the infamous Madame Tussauds during the 18th century. Location: 3344 S.

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Housing Market Trends

Red Rock Country Club Market Report

Red Rock Country Club offers a privileged few a lifestyle unparalleled in Summerlin Las Vegas 89135. This community is a 738-acre guard-gated residential village in Summerlin with around 1,000 luxury homes and many custom lots ready to build a dream home. In this Red Rock Country Club Market Report, you’ll find the average home price, months

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Housing Market Trends

Anthem Country Club Market Report

Located 15 minutes from the Vegas strip, Anthem is found within an exclusive gated community that has a 24/7 manned gatehouse. With 6 beautiful lakes, immaculate terrain, bent grass greens, and panoramic mountain views, the club has created an amazing lifestyle for its members to relish. It has just under 1,000 social and golf members who live

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Selling a Home in Las Vegas

How to Sell A House In Las Vegas

This comprehensive guide will show you how to sell a house in Las Vegas. We will cover pricing strategies, preparing your home for the showings, why to have your home pre appraised, finding the right real estate agent, and even how to sell by owner. If you are wondering what your home might sell for in today’s

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Best Restaurants In Las Vegas

Welcome to Gordon Ramsay’s Hell’s Kitchen Las Vegas

Las Vegas is a hot destination for a variety of reasons including delicious food options, a variety of entertainment, and lots of gambling. The place just got a lot hotter, though, since Gordon Ramsay has brought Hell’s Kitchen Restaurant in Caesars Palace. Make Reservations On January 26th Gordon Ramsey the Multi- Michelin starred celebrity chef

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Best Pools in Las Vegas

When the valley heats up, so do the pools. With warm weather most of the year, Las Vegas has become one of the best sunbathing destinations in the world. With DJ’s, VIP service, and Bikini contests, Las Vegas is the place to be for the Summer! So where are the Best Pools in Las Vegas?

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Living in Las Vegas

What Time is it in Las Vegas?

Many people traveling to Las Vegas are curious about the time zone. This article will answer that question What Time Is it in Las Vegas and provide additional Las Vegas travel information.

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Housing Market Trends

Southwest Las Vegas Home Prices

Here’s what happened with Southwest Las Vegas home prices.  Each SW zip code is calculated at the end of  February 2018. It’s still a seller’s market. Homes in the area of the median price ranges are often receiving multiple offers within hours or days of listing. With interest rates on the rise, it’s a great

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How to eat VEGAN in Vegas

Many people are turning to veganism for a healthy lifestyle. However, because most of the world is non-vegan, it is hard to find restaurants or eating joints that fit the change of diet. While you could go to a grocery store and purchase vegan food, you do not get the full enjoyment of exploring different

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Housing Market Trends

Las Vegas, the Hottest Market in Town

Which real estate markets are hot right now? If you bet Las Vegas is in the top spot, you’re onto a sure thing. In fact, although Vegas has been number one on realtor.com a few times in the last fifteen years, it’s actually mostly been for homes purchased in short sale or foreclosure. Finally, in

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Things to Do in Las Vegas

The Big Apple Coaster at New York New York

The Big Apple Coaster at the New York-New York Hotel & Casino has towered above the Las Vegas Strip since the late 1990s. After strapping into one of the coaster’s four cars, riders are sent on a three-minute escapade of 67-mph twists, loops and drops. In fact, the coaster’s biggest drop sends riders on a

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Housing Market Trends

Summerlin Las Vegas Real Estate Market

n the past 5 years, Summerlin Las Vegas has seen home prices that average in the low to mid 300’s. Summerlin has higher averages that the rest of the Greater Las Vegas Real Estate Market as a whole. Each village has it’s own features and style as well as its own average home price. As a whole, including single family residences, condo homes, and townhouses, Summerlin had an average price range of $353,535 for 2017.

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Just Sold in 89166 for 100% of List Price

Krista Porter of Lori Ballen Real Estate Team in Las Vegas has just sold this 5 bedroom, 3 bath house in the 89166. This property sold for $425,000, at 100% of list price and closed $136 per square foot. It was only on the market for 14 days and took 55 days from list to close.

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Las Vegas Real Estate Blog

Welcome to the Lori Ballen Team Las Vegas Real Estate Blog. Here, I hope you’ll find the advice you need to better prepare you to buy or sell a house in Las Vegas. When you are ready to discuss your goals, call or text 702.604.7739. Your Las Vegas real estate agents are standing by to

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Things to Do in Summerlin

Summerlin Pools, Where to go Swimming in Summerlin

Dive into the Summer with this list of Summerlin Pools. As a bonus, we’ve included several pools outside of Summerlin as well for those not residents of the community. There are several public pools in Summerlin including The Trails, The Vistas, and The Willows. Visit the Summerlin Community Center to pick up your resident card.

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Best of Las Vegas

How to Hire The Best Elvis Impersonator in Las Vegas

How to Hire the Best Elvis Impersonator in Vegas If you get All Shook Up whenever the King comes on the radio, you are not alone. Forty years after Elvis Presley’s death in 1977, the best impersonators in the world are gyrating their hips to sold-out crowds in Las Vegas. You may have seen acclaimed

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Housing Market Trends

Desert Shores Real Estate Market Report

Average Price Range: $344,768 Desert Shores Home Values have increased year over year. At the end of 2017, calculating only single-family residences, the average price range for this neighborhood was $344,768. You can view the rest of the Las Vegas Real Estate Market here. Primary Year Sale Price, Average 2013 $274,751 2014 $277,878 2015 $324,817

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Best of Las Vegas

Best Las Vegas Dentists | Locals Voted!

Summerlin Area Here are the best dentists in Las Vegas as voted by the locals. Feel free to contact us if you feel someone should be added to the list. Make sure you include a link, their contact info, and why you think they should be included. Drs. Bryson and Margio | 89134 Dr. Lac Smile

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Living in Las Vegas

Getting around with Uber in Las Vegas – and Lyft

If you live, work or visit Las Vegas Area, from your Henderson Home, to the Strip to Fremont Street, you can now use either of the country’s two top ride-hailing services, Uber and Lyft, for transportation. Both services are powered by the company’s own app that pairs people in need of a ride with vetted,

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