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If you want to net more money from the sale of your home, there are a few cost-effective tips that can help you earn more while spending less.  

  1. Boost your curb appeal. When a prospective buyer approaches your property, it’s important to make a good first impression. One of the best ways to achieve this is by cleaning up your landscaping. Remove weeds, add fresh rock or mulch, water your lawn, and trim bushes and trees to really boost your curb appeal.

  2. Fix up your driveway. Power-washing your driveway and removing any stains or tire marks can make your home look much nicer,

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What to do about short-term rentals in Las Vegas has been a hot topic of conversion lately, especially as the popularity of home-sharing websites like Airbnb continues to soar, and the city also continues to crack-down on short-term rental abuse from local home and condo owners. 

Just last month, the Las Vegas Planning Commission denied applications for nine short-term rental licenses that would’ve allowed residents in a number of Las Vegas high-rises to rent their unit out on a short-term basis, which by definition is any period of time under 31 days.  

Most notably, The Ogden is a building where numerous problems have been reported due to short-term rental abuse, forcing residents to file complaints about extra noise, glass in the pool, and

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Henderson Homes with Views of the MoiuntainsIf you’re looking for stunning mountain with your new dessert home, plenty of options and opportunities can be found on the Henderson real estate market. But as you might expect, some locations in town standout over others, starting with these 3 neighborhoods...

Ascaya

Designed to compliment the environment at every turn, the luxury homes of Ascaya sit high above the valley below, supplying sweeping views of the city and the foothills. With home sites carved into the terrain, the inspirational setting allows for unsurpassed mountain views and exceptional designs.

Foothills at MacDonald Ranch

Yet another hillside community exists within the Foothills at MacDonald Ranch. With the option of a single- or multi-story home, the setting of this

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The lower price brackets are favoring sellers in our market, while the higher price brackets are favoring buyers.

As we make our way into spring, our market is heating up. How do things look in different price ranges, though?

Single-family homes under $300,000 are seeing the most activity right now. We’re seeing a lot of bidding wars and buyers paying above appraisal price in this range. Buyers as a whole are having a tough time finding decent homes in this segment, and with less than a month’s supply of inventory, I don’t see that outlook changing anytime soon.

Between $300,000 and $500,000,

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Homes For Sale in Las Vegas with Solar PanelsBelieve it or not, the cost of installing solar panels has dropped considerably over the years, and the value of having solar panels on your Las Vegas home has increased significantly. So it’s hardly surprising to not only see more homes for sale that have solar panels on the market, but also the demand among local home buyers who want solar panels on the rise as well. So if energy efficiency is on your home buying list this time around, here are some of the top Las Vegas subdivisions that feature homes for sale with added solar panels.

Coronado Ranch

This includes the new home community of Coronado Ranch. This distinctive subdivision features homes from around 1,700 to 4,100 square feet in size, with a master-planned community close to everything

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Surrounded by lake and mountain views, Lake Las Vegas reigns as one of the premiere communities in the Vegas area. But because luxury homes and the Lake Las Vegas area seemingly go hand-in-hand, starting a luxury home search here can sometimes be overwhelming. So to help narrow down your options, we've identified three sensational communities that are hard to top when it comes to stunning homes that rarely leave home buyers wanting more.

Capri Lake Las Vegas

With many homes overlooking the golf course, Capri Lake Las Vegas presents some exceptional, single-family homes. Options include large properties with extras such as wine cellars, chef’s kitchens and plentiful outdoor living and entertaining space.

Siena Lake Las Vegas

Meanwhile, Siena

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55+ communities in Las Vegas with amenitiesLured to the area by blue skies and abundant opportunities, some of the best retirement communities in Las Vegas also contain the best amenities.

Sun City Anthem

With indoor and outdoor swimming pools, Sun City Anthem also provides fitness training, a walking track, tennis, pickleball and bocce courts, plus easy access to nearby golf. In addition, the community offers up planned activities, seminars and shows throughout the year, including excursions to The Strip, shows, parks and beyond.

Sun City Summerlin

Close to The Strip and three golf courses, Sun City Summerlin presents a wide variety of housing options. In addition, the master-planned community also offers multiple fitness centers, swimming pools and tennis courts, walking tracks, plus

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Inspirada truly is one of the top selling master-planned communities in the country, and its success goes far beyond the incredible housing you’ll find here. Along with a desirable mix of single-family residences that come in all different shapes and sizes, Inspirada also offers residents an uncommon level active lifestyle opportunities that you won’t find just anywhere.

In collaboration with the city of Henderson, a variety of sports recreational leagues are available to anyone who calls Inspirada home, and the list ranges from football and soccer to softball and tennis. In fact, there’s even a bocce ball league here for those who prefer something a little more laid-back.

As Inspirada continues to grow, both in size and population, the sports

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Is purchasing a new home a better idea than purchasing a resale home? Yes and no. It depends on your situation.

Buying a new home does offer some advantages that you won’t get with a resale home. New homes are more energy efficient, and many have the open-floor concepts that people are looking for today. However, a new home could get quite pricey. Landscaping could cost you a lot, and the model home you see might give you some false hope about what’s going to be included in the home you buy.

This is where a great real estate agent can come in handy. They can help you determine whether a new or

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In case you haven’t noticed, the new construction real estate market around Las Vegas has been robust over the last several years, and 2017 was once again no different. According to a recent report, new construction home builders closed just over 9,401 new home sales in Clark County last year, which is a 16.2% jump compared to new home sales in 2016.  

The report, which was originally released from Las Vegas-based Home Builders Research, also noted that the median sales price of new construction homes once again hit a record high, reaching $371,782 in December and representing a 10% spike year-over-year.  

One issue facing the new construction market in Las Vegas heading into 2018, however, seems to be a shortage of future development opportunities.

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