Beth Ellyn Rosenthal's Blog Posts

Nevada DMV Is First In America To Work With Feds To Battle Human Trafficking

"No Child For Sale."  That's the new Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles slogan. Our DMV is the first in the nation to partner with the Department of Homeland Security's Blue Campaign

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The ONLY Time Gender Pay Inequality Actually Works For Women In Las Vegas

Today is Equal Pay Day. (Yes, i think that's a marvelous idea.) Yesterday the National Partnership for Women and Families published its national findings:Women in the US earn 80 cents for every

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How To Tell If Your Neighborhood Home Prices Will Be Going Up

While no one can accurately predict the future, there is one "tell," as they say in poker, that signals your neighborhood is becoming more desirable:A dumpster!  First, those babies cost $350

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Las Vegas The Fourth Most Dog Friendly City In The US

Las Vegas is a great place to live for humans. But it's also a great place for dogs. Rover.com, the nation's largest network of dog sitters, just completed a 1,600-city study to determine

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You Now Can Buy Las Vegas Monorail Tickets With Your Android Phone As Well As Online

Parking rates on the Strip seem to rise like the mercury here in Las Vegas. Financially, taking the Las Vegas Monorail  is now cheaper than parking at a MGM property. And way more fun!One-day

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The Fed Just Raised Interest Rates Heres What It Means For YOU

Yesterday the U.S. Federal Reserve raised interest rates to the highest level in a decade. The jump was from 1.5 to 1.75 percent.That doesn't sound much like news, considering when I bought my first

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Tomorrow Is PI Day Do You Prefer Cherry With Your Mathematics

Who remembers Pi from high school math? That's the number that goes on to infinity; I remember 3.14159.... That makes every March 14th (3.14) PI day.     ;

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Las Vegas Just Fined A Homeowner Big Bucks For Vacation Rentals Without A License

The Las Vegas City Council just levied a $72,900 fine to a homeowner for leasing her home on Airbnb and HomeAway without a license. I told you so:http://bethellynrosenthal.nv.exprealty.com

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Dumpster Fires A Home Inspection WONT Uncover And How To Protect Yourself

In year 13 I had to spend almost $11,000 replumbing and rewiring one of my rent houses because the builder cut corners back in 1995.Yes, I had a home inspection. But here in Nevada, licensed home

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Vegas No 2 In US Home Price Growth And What It Means For Us

Seattle posted the largest year-over-year gain in home prices in 2017, but Las Vegas was not far behind. So says the S&P CoreLogic Case-Schiller Home Price Index.Seattle home prices grew 12.7

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Tough Mudders Rejoice Cuz Tough Mudder Bootcamp Is Coming To Vegas

Tough Mudder (indoor) Bootcamp is coming to Vegas! The indoor facility opens in April.Any local Tough Mudders will love the idea because now they can train when it's 117 outside.But even people

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A Fun Thing For Singles On Valentines Day With FREE Food

You just broke up with *$#(*&. (This is a family column but you know exactly what I mean). Or, you've been single for decades (like moi.) So what are you going to do for Valentine's Day? Hooter

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Nevada Now THE Fastest In Job Creation And Why This Is Important To Las Vegas Homeowners

Having lived through the Las Vegas Real Estate Apocalypse (my moniker), it's hard to believe the U.S. Labor Department just ranked Nevada No. 1 in job creation in the entire nation in 2017. Finally

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Ugh Parking Rates Just Went Up At MGM Strip Resorts

I know I sound like a Marxist, but aren't the Las Vegas casinos making enough money that they have to charge EVEN MORE for parking? Yeah, I know that's the norm everywhere else in America

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Got Drugs Question Mark

Las Vegas, all y'all know you are supposed to take the entire drug regimen when you are sick. But who does that really?????If you are like me, you have plenty of those pesky prescription bottles

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Summerlin Ranks Number 4 In New Home Sales Nationally In 2017

RCLCO, a real estate consultancy, ranks master-planned communities every year based on sales. Our Summerlin ranked No. 4 this year. Summerlin is located in the northwest corner of the Las Vegas

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When To Avoid Flying In And Out Of Las Vegas McCarran Airport

Even though Las Vegas's McCarran International Airport is one of the most passenger-friendly airports on the planet--universal FREE Wi-Fi!!!!!, flying is still a hassle.  So I am going to help

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Now You Can Gamble AND Recharge Your Device At Palace Station Las Vegas

Nothing's worse than realizing your device has less than 10 percent battery life left. And that's especially bad when you're on a hot streak at the Vegas tables!Station Casinos has fixed this,

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Vegas Tops The Realtor List For 2018

Realtor.com just released its 2018 national housing forecast.  Guess who tops the list? Las Vegas!Here is its list:The economists at Realtor.com predicted Las Vegas home prices will grow by 6.9

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The 5 Biggest Mistakes First Time Home Buyers Make

Learning to do something new is always scary. But when the something new involves hundreds of thousands of your hard-earned dollars,  it can be downright terrifying.Fortunately for you, you

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The Dangerous Effects Of Overpricing Your Home

What happens when you overprice your Las Vegas home?Here's what happens when sellers are unrealistic:1. Overpricing Costs Time on the Market. These days Las Vegas home buyers are smart. They

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Here Is What To Do About Your Zestimate If You Are Unhappy

Are you happy with yourZestimate? If the answer is no, like this homeowner who contacted Chanel 13 Action News https://www.ktnv.com/news/contact-13/local-homeowner-not-happy-with-his-zillow

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Vegas Strong Ale Made Here In Henderson

Want to drink beer and help the victims of the Harvest 91 shooting? Order some Vegas Strong Ale! Kyle Weniger, head brewer at Joseph James Brewing Co. in Henderson, decided to make a Vegas

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Las Vegas Home Buyers Can Borrow More Money January 1

Las Vegas home buyers: you will have more buying power on January 1. That's when The Federal Housing Finance Agency raises Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac loans limits.That means if you are getting a

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Security Systems Can Be A Headache When You Sell Your Home

In today's unsettled times it's understandable homeowners feel safer with an alarm system.And today's technology is really cool. Ipads that control everything. Apps that let you see who's at your

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Why December Is One Of The Best Months To List Your Home

December is the shopping month. But most people don't have a new home on their holiday shopping list... or do they?Here are six really good reasons why December is a propitious month to list

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Vegas Prices Of Affordable Houses Go Up But Pricey Homes Stay Falt

What happened in September? Appreciation of single family homes from September 2016 to September 2017 pretty much had single digit increases if the home was priced under $399,000. But over $700,000,

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Las Vegas Has The Highest Grossing Restaurant In America

Restaurant Business magazine released its  annual ranking of the Top 10 Independent Restaurants in America yesterday. A Las Vegas eatery tops the list!Tao Asian Bistro at the Venetian Las Vegas

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Apple And Google Maps Show The Las Vegas McCarran Airport Floor Plans

Las Vegas locals are familiar with the layout of McCarran International Airport because that's how we get out of Dodge and come home. Now there is really good news for you wonderful

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Welcome To The Bat Cave At Las Vegas McCarran International Airport

Flying into Las Vegas McCarran International Airport? If you arrive at dusk, you can watch Las Vegas's colony of bats fly by. Yep, those bats love Vegas too.The Mexican freetail bats live in the

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Another First For Vegas Education Rancho High Best In The US

While Las Vegas has some of the most amazing private schools in America, the public school system is well, not the greatest. Yet there are some standouts.Rancho High School is one of them. The

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Two Las Vegas Schools Earn Blue Ribbons

Las Vegas is a great place to live for adults. But, truth is, it's not the greatest place to education your children if you can't afford private schools. (Which is true for a lot of America....)But

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Another Vegas First We Are No 1 In Pot Sales Nationally

Las Vegas wins again! Nevada marijuana dispensaries sold over $27 million in pot products during their first 30 days in July. That's nearly double our competitors: Colorado and Oregon reach

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Las Vegas McCarran 2nd Least Expensive Airport In America

Flying can be exorbitantly expensive these days. Travelers in and out of Las Vegas's McCarran International Airport catch a break. Rewardexpert.com just released a study that found flying into

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The FREE Downtown Las Vegas Shuttle Appears

What do the Las Vegas Premium Outlets, Pawn Stars and the Fremont Street Experience have in common?  Answer: Now you can travel from one to the other FREE on the new Downtown Shuttle.

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Investors Short Term Rentals Are Tough Work In Vegas

Investors: If you are thinking of purchasing a home for short-term rentals in Las Vegas, know that the city of Las Vegas enforces the rules.As of June 21, 2017, the rules for short-term rentals

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Las Vegas McCarran Airport Adds Three Nursing Pods For Moms

Traveling with infants is tough. Nursing moms know it's easier to feed a baby in private. Where do you do that in a busy airport, especially one you don't know? Las Vegas McCarran

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Winning Millions At McCarran International Airport In Las Vegas

I used to love air travel. Nowadays it's one giant hassle, even though I have TSA pre-check and don't have to take off my shoes! But sometimes air travel to Las Vegas pays!!!!!Departing and

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How The Equifax Theft May Harm Home Buyers AND What Do To About It

Las Vegas home buyers, you may be at risk after the Equifax hack. Consider these scenarios:You Are Buying a Las Vegas House This Month1. You got pre-approved for your home loan, because here in

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Las Vegas Real Estate By The Numbers OR Good News Finally In August

Las Vegas, good numbers for real estate. Here is the welcome news (well it took long enough) for our once-battered real estate market.The median sales price was $260,000 in August, the same as July

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Vegas Helps Houston

My heart goes out to Houston. I spent 23 years living in Texas (Dallas) before moving to Vegas. There were many reasons for the move, but the weather was certainly one of them.  If you can

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Shark Feeding In Las Vegas

Do you have this feeling? You leave an im-po-tent business meeting and you count your fingers to make sure those business sharks didn't bite off any.It's more fun to watch the real sharks feeding

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Betting On Floyd For Charity

Only in Vegas!The Maloof brothers, the billionaire threesome who once owned the Sacramento Kings and the Palms Casino and Resort, just bet $880,000 that Las Vegas's own Floyd Mayweather, will take

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Vegas Home Prices Up 9 Percent In June And What That REALLY Means

First, the facts:The median price of resale homes in Las Vegas hit $257,373. That's up 9.5 percent from June 2016 and 2.9 percent from May 2017. So says the Greater Las Vegas Association of

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New Technology To Help Vegas Drivers

Who likes getting stuck in traffic jams?  No one. That's why no one I know gets behind the wheel without turning on their Google maps or Waze app to avoid the congestion.Now the folks at the

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New Ruling Helps Nevada Homeowners Vs HOAs Yeah

Would you like to buy a house that sold for $281,000 for just $11,000? What a dumb question. Where do I sign up? And by the way, this is a real example.Well, friends, that's what your friendly

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Kids Eat Free At My Favorite Vegas Restaurant On Tuesdays

Honey Salt is one of my favorite restaurants in Las Vegas.  It's a locals Summerlin fav. Eccentric edibles. Fresh takes on old favorites like fried chicken. Someone who knows how to make

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High School The Vegas Way

Even after living here 21 years, I am still amazing at the Vegas Way. Did you fly into or out of McCarran International Airport Thursday? The airport airwaves were thumping with live electronic

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How To Get To EDC This Weekend And How To Get Around Town If You Are NOT Going

EDC weekend always makes me rue the fact that I am no longer 29 and can't stay up all night to attend the Electric Daisy Carnival. It sounds like THE MOST fun to have in Las Vegas. Alas, I resort to

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I Found FREE Parking On The Las Vegas Strip

Guess what I found? FREE parking on the Strip. Well, you have to have a Nevada driver's license. And you only can stay 24 hours. But, hey, you should be goin' home anyway.Caesars Entertainment

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Why This Is A Great Time To Be A Seller And What To Do If You Have To Buy

What is a healthy residential real estate market?Those far smarter than I (and I was in the first class of women to graduate from Yale) say a real estate market is healthy when there is a six-month

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How Will The Raiders Move Affect Vegas Real Estate

The Raiders will be touching down in Las Vegas in 2020. How will this affect Las Vegas residential real estate? Is the move a penalty or a field goal for local homeowners?Of course, no one

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How To Homestead Your House In Las Vegas

Did you homestead your house?It doesn't matter if you just moved in or have been there 20 years and never bothered. Here's why it's important in Clark County. After you record your homestead,

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Who Wants Wi Fi On Lake Mead

You go camping, hiking, kayaking and boating to get AWAY from your cell phone. But I personally think having Wi Fi coverage at the Lake Mead National Recreation Area is a GREAT idea.How about for

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What To Do When A Squatter Invades Your House Or Neighborhood

Squatters are a scourge for Las Vegas homeowners. They can destroy a property if you are the absentee landlord...as well as send home prices plummeting in the vicinity.  Squatters don't just

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Should Sellers Pay For Their Own Home Inspections

Should sellers order their own home inspections? Is that a necessary selling expense since Nevada documentation clearly puts this expense on the buyers's side of the ledger? Caveat emptor, you know

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Broadcast Your Love This Valentines Day

Ever wanted to proclaim your love on a billboard? Even better, want to do it for FREE?Adomni, a local technology company, is offering 10 minutes of FREE space on three digital billboards tomorrow

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Why Mortgage Interest Rates Are Spiking And What It Means To YOU

This past week we had something not to be thankful for: the home mortgage interest rate for a fixed rate loan hit 4.1 percent, according to Bankrate. This is the highest rate we've seen in over

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What Is The Number One Seller Marketing Tool

What is the No. 1 marketing tool if you want your house to sell fast?Facebook ads? Zillow? Craigslist? Great photos? Drone shots?Answer: All are good but wrong answer.Correct answer: Price! I have

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Las Vegas No 1 In Football

I come from Texas, which is synonymous with high school football. (Friday Night Lights anyone?)But lookee here. USA Today just ranked Bishop Gorman No. 1 in its national high school football

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What Is The Biggest Mistake Home Sellers Can Make

Answer: PERSONALIZATION !In addition to the financial benefits of home ownership, one of my favorite joys is you can make the house your own. If I want to paint your office deep purple,

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Vegas Is Americas Most Popular Thanksgiving Location

Las Vegas is America's No. 1 vacation destination for Thanksgiving, according to Triple A. One reason is because the word got out I am NOT cooking, only eating.The Nevada Department of

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A Math Competition In Vegas REALLY

Las Vegas is known for a quirky, kinky international competitions, but brainy is usually not one of them.Today and tomorrow you can head to The Western Hotel on Fremont Street downtown to

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Save That I Voted Sticker

Here's a great reward for this horrible election season. If you voted, you get $5 off any entree at any Miller's Ale House here in Las Vegas.The food is already reasonably priced, so this is a real

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Want To Stay At The Bellagio For Free

Happy Halloween. The kids are gathering candy tonight as their treat. Here is a treat for adults.Assuming you have a smart phone, download the my Vegas slots app. It loads with a photo of the

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A Strip Restaurant Is Home To 24 African Scorpions On Purpose

Would you be comfortable scarfing down delicious nachos with two dozen of these African scorpions staring at you?Of course they are in a tank, but still...Henderson's own Nacho Daddy (don't you

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Two Vegas Marijuana Dispensaries Rank In The Top 25 In The US NATCH

Phew!  Two Las Vegas medical marijuana dispensaries ranked about the top 25 in the US, according to the Business Insider. I was worried!!!!Essence Vegas (no. 22) and The Grove (No. 25) made the

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First Time Home Buyers Bought Half The Homes In 2016

First time home buyers are rockin' the market. Zillow found 47 percent of buyers this year moved into their first homes. Congrats!That's the good news. People have been able to scrap up the down

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How Vegas Really Watches The Debate In Vegas

Yep, we Las Vegas locals are going nowhere near UNLV's Thomas & Mack Center any time today.  Instead, we are heading out to a FREE debate-watching dance party.Those in the know are

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Here We Grow Again

I have been at this real estate buying thing since 1980. Real life experience in the real estate combat zone has taught me there are two times to invest in real estate: when things are

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Median Price Of New Homes In Las Vegas Fell

I have always purchased resales, but designing a new home so you can have it your way from day 1 has to be exciting.New home prices in Las Vegas are falling, which is good for you! In August, the

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How High Tech Helps McCarran Airport Travelers

How do you feel when you arrive at your destination safely, only to discover the airline lost your luggage? GRRR!Oh, do I know how horrible that is. When I lived in Dallas, I went to Australia for

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Do Cirque Du Soleil Clowns Teach At Your Childrens School

How many parents whose children don't attend a Clark county School District school can claim Cirque du Soleil clowns teach at their kids' school?Not many, I bet!The School District just announced a

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What Low Inventory Really Means To YOU

Las Vegas is not known for balance.  The latest arena for Vegas unbalance is our resale home inventory.The National Association of Realtors's economists says a six month's supply of homes is a

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Would You Use Your Spouses Attorney In A Divorce

If you care about your assets, the answer is not no, but HELL NO! So why would you purchase a new home without a Realtor?One of my rental prospects looked at my home. Then they decided they

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Henderson Has Text To 911

Reason No. 113 to live in Henderson: The city is the first city in Nevada to have the  text-to-911 ability.The reason this texting ability is so critical is that it’s silent. If

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Read My Lips Surgically Clean

What is the number 1 thing sellers should do to get their homes under contract ASAP? (After hiring me as your listing agent, of course!)Here is your swift-selling mantra: “Surgically clean.”

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Another Vegas National Title

Yesterday was the centennial outing of the July Fourth hot dog eating contest at Nathan's Famous on Coney Island. This year's male winner was Joey Chestnut, who downed 70 dogs and buns in 10,

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Vegas Home Prices Going UP Finally

RealtyTrac had good news for Las Vegas homeowners.  Sellers whose houses closed in the last eight weeks booked an average gain of 23 percent or $36,000 above their purchase price, on

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How Brexit Will Affect US Mortgage Rates

The Beatles invasion. Brexit. Both events had and will have a profound affect on America.How will Brexit affect Las Vegas homeowners, buyers and sellers? Economists like Greg McBride of Bankrate

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Tomorrow Is Metros Sobriety Checkpoint Night

You should NEVER, EVER drink or do drugs and drive. But you really should NEVER, EVER do that tomorrow night.Because tomorrow June 23rd the Las Vegas police will be conducting  a sobriety

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New Things At This Years Electric Daisy Carnival

Locals who travel the 15 hate this week-end but the world loves Vegas's Electric Daisy Carnival. And I have to admit, if I could stay up all night, I would go because I love electronic dance music

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BEWARE Landlords Home Sellers And Tenants Of New Las Vegas Scam

Ah, the world has gotten ugly. Landlords, home sellers and tenants, BEWARE. Here it the current scam...and it can happen to you, because it just happened to me.Here's how it works:1. The

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Want To Pay Off Your Mortgage Early

Hidden among the stack of papers you have to sign when you first get your mortgage is one paper clearly stating the amount of interest you will be paying if you keep paying on the loan for 30. (

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Las Vegas McCarran One Of The Ten Best Airports In The US

Airplane delays make flying anywhere even harder than it already is. But believe it or not, airports are actually predisposed to success or failure. And surprisingly, the weather has nothing to do

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Hot Trends In Las Vegas Homes

What are the hottest trends in home design that can help you generate more profit when you sell your home?I can empirically guess from representing local buyers. But Zillow can answer that question

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Zillow Says May Is The Best Time To List A Home

Zillow says "the magic listing window" has moved from March to May. Zillow found U.S. home sellers who listed their house the first half of May earned one percent more on their final selling

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Red Rock Canyon Gets Its Own Retro Poster

Most visitors equate living in Las Vegas with the Las Vegas Strip -- with all its craziness, neon and glitter.But we locals know better. Have a boat? Yes, Las Vegas is a desert, but Lake Mead is

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More Cops Patrolling The Las Vegas Strip

Tourists and locals, you can feel safer strolling the Las Vegas Strip. The Metropolitan Police Department has assigned additional foot patrol officers to the beat.Metro's "Safe Strip" initiative

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Bunk Beds At The LINQ

If you visit Las Vegas and have money to burn, you can't beat staying at the Bellagio, Wynn or the Venetian. But all that elegance is not half as fun as staying at The LINQ Hotel and Casino.The

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Vegas Tattoo Lovers Love Friday The 13th

Many people are wary of Friday the 13th. But Las Vegas tattoo lovers LOVE Friday the 13th because the tradition here is tattoos are just $20 all day!Well, some tattoos. Each parlor has a Friday the

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Interest Rates Are Going UP

GRRR. It looks like interest rates are going up very, very soon. This is bad news, especially for buyers, because it will cost you MORE out-of-pocket every month to live in the same place

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Vegas Is This Summers Top Tourist Spot Worldwide

Las Vegas topped TripAdvisor's just released 2016 Summer Vacation Value Report, which includes this summer's 10 most popular destinations for US travelers. Surprise! Surprise!TripAdvisor determined

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Homeowners Just Won A Big Suit Against The HOAs

Hooray! Nevada's Homeowner Associations took one on the chin last week. Couldn't have happened to a nicer group.Disclaimer: I intensely dislike my HOAs because. Well just because!The Nevada

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Want To Meet Donny Osmond

These days in Vegas you can pay a premium for a meet-and-greet session with the stars of a Las Vegas Strip show. One of my favorites is the Donny & Marie show at the Flamingo. Singing. Dancing.

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3 Fun Things To Do In Las Vegas For Cinco De Mayo

Arriba! Arriba! Cinco de Mayo is a big deal in Dallas since Tejas shares a border with Mexico. But why not celebrate with your favorite cervezas (mine is actually Modelo Negro) here in Las.

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People Will Pay BIG Bucks For Cool Backyards

The conventional wisdom is cool kitchens and sexy bathrooms are what sets a house apart. In my experience, those are just table stakes. What people will really pay for is amazing backyards.Here

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How To Deal With Hard Water In Vegas

Although the drinking water tastes fine, its high calcium content makes the water "hard." Hard water limits soap's ability to lather. So it leaves a filmy residue on everything--from the glasses in

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Las Vegas Hits The Jackpot In Price Per Square Foot Comparisons

I love New York but I'm sure glad I don't live there. Too expensive!The median price per square foot there is over $1,000. The median price per square foot in Las Vegas $137.  That means a 1700

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Vegas Annual Appreciation Rate Over 6 Percent

The new S&P/Case-Schiller Index is out for February. Las Vegas enjoyed an annual appreciation rate of 6.4 percent.February house prices increased in all 20 U.S. cities included in the report year

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Silent Zumba Tonight

Silent Zumba: sounds like an oxymoron. But it's a fun, surreal way to get that heart rate pumping.Tonight one of my favorite Zumba instructors, Shawnta' Jackson from Z Spot LV, teaches a Silent

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Will Trade Books For Fines

Do you have an overdue library book? The Las Vegas-Clark County Library District will trade you food for fines.The goal is to stock the "Food for Thought" Community Food Drive for the Three

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15 Nevada High Schools Make The List

Nevada is not known from its great schools. Yet 15 high schools in the Silver State actually made US News and World Report's coveted list of 2016 Best High Schools in America. And eight of

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SHHH Nevada Is One Of The Nations Quietest States

Really! While I'm sure you can see all that glaring neon from outer space, Nevada is actually amazingly quiet. Really! The National Park Service just released an analysis of "soundscapes" which

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Vegas Celebrates A Heros Life With A Special Beer

Only in Vegas.  When a police officer falls in the line of duty, the city grieves. When it loses a K-9, we brew a commemorative beer.K-9 Officer Nicky, a Belgian Malinois, was shot by friendly

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Mortgages Rates Are At A 3 Year Low

Interest rates are a big portion of how much you have to pay each month to live in your house. Last week interest rates fell to a three-year low.Translation: If you are thinking of buying a home in

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Open Tables Top 10 Vegas Restaurants In March

Mirror mirror on the wall. What's the  fairest restaurant of all?Open Table has an answer. The reservation website uses Big Data to determine the hot spots in Vegas dining.  Last

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The Best WAZE To Get Around Las Vegas By Car

A house buyer introduced me to Waze in 2013. It was love at first sight. Wave is an easy-to-use traffic app for smart phones. It's crowd sourced, meaning users agree to let the app get real

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Should You Buy Or Rent

Which is better? Buying a home or renting one?The answer, naturally, is: It depends on the criteria.Surprisingly, you will make more money over time if  you invest in the stock market. Robert

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You Can Win Big At McCarran

Flying is such a hassle these days, especially if the plane is late. How do you pass the time?If you get stuck at Las Vegas's McCarran International Airport, at least you can play the slots. That's

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SoFi Is A Great Alternative For Buyer Financing

Social Finance, known as SoFi, is at the forefront of a new way to make home loans. The lender likes to use the adjective "radical" a lot to describe its processes.  For anyone who is not a

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Some Creative Financing Ideas For Low Down Payments Without Mortgage Insurance

Today, post Real Estate Apocalypse, lenders are still skittish. After generating gagillions in fees approving loans to people that clearly couldn't afford them, they now are making it near

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Dave And Busters Is Coming Dave And Busters Is Coming

There are sooo many fun things to do in Las Vegas, Dave & Buster's won't have the same effect as it does other places. But I came from Dallas where Dave & Buster's started and I know it's.

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Want An NFL Great To Coach Your Son

How would you like Randall Cunningham to be your son's football coach? The NFL (and UNLV) quarterback coaches football at Bishop Gorman High School here in Las Vegas.That's the second reason to go

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Las Vegas Rents Are Rising

Good news, landlords. We are going to get paid more for all the */#@$%^ we take. (I know about the grief, because I am Vegas's most caring landlord.)CBRE Las Vegas reports rents for residential real

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Single Family Home Prices Up In Las Vegas Up 75 Percent

February was a good month for Las Vegas homeowners.  Prices on single family homes moved up 7.5 percent from home prices in February 2015, according to the Greater Las Vegas Association of

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Las Vegas No 1 In Home Appreciation In The US

Zillow announced the Top 10 "Luckiest Markets" for home buyers. And Las Vegas was No. 1. Our homes priced jumped almost 75 percent in four years.According to Zillow, if you purchased a Las

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FREE St Patricks Day Doings In Las Vegas

Happy St. Patrick's Day. May the luck of the Irish be with all of us.Since FREE is my favorite four-letter word, here are some FREE happenings in Las Vegas tonight. Disclaimer: I grew up in Chicago

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The 10 Best Restaurants In Las Vegas According To Open Table

When it comes to restaurants, everyone has an opinion. Las month Open Table tabulated 40,000 of them and assembled a list based on its members' responses.Here are the eateries that Las Vegas diners

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McCarran Airport Has A Cell Phone Lot FINALLY

Quess what opened today? a Cell phone lot at McCarran International Airport. FINALLY!!!!!We locals needed this...bad. When I lived in Dallas for 23 years, I had five friends visit. Total. When I

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Happy Pi Day

Remember back in high school when you had to memorize Pi? I still do: 3.14159265. It is the ratio of the circumference to the diameter of a circle. (That I have to look up!) Today, Pi has a

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Props To McCarran Airport

Thanks to today's terrorists, flying is one huge headache. If you live here in Las Vegas or are just visiting our fun city, you are lucky enough to use McCarran International Airport. Because J

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Las Vegas Appreciation By Zip Code

Great news for Las Vegas homeowners across the entire valley. EVERY zip code experienced appreciation last year, according to statistics by SalesTraq and published in the Las Vegas Review Journal.

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Las Vegans Are Buying More Expensive New Homes

Here is a chart from Home Builders Research demonstrating Las Vegas's preferences in new homes.  Remember 2011 was the bottom of our real estate Apocalypse.The biggest take-away is the

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Empty Bowl Charity Meal Tomorrow

If you are hungry and have an extra $15 tomorrow, head over to Green Valley High School for the Las Vegas Catholic Worker's annual Empty Bowl Benefit. I've been to many of them and I can assure you

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Nevada A Winner In Absorption Rates

As you can see by the chart, Oregon and Minnesota were the big winners. But Nevada did pretty darn well.What is absorption rate anyway? It is a good technical barometer of your real estate

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How To Avoid Paying Long Term Capital Gains On Real Estate

I don't know about you, but it's just against my religion to pay the IRS anything for the hard-won money I have earned owning rental property. I spent hours in eviction court and they get a fat!

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Why Las Vegas Homeowners Should Appreciate Gaming

Anyone who has owned a home in another state truly appreciates Las Vegas real estate's property taxes. They are significantly lower than almost everywhere else because the gaming revenues help

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Las Vegas Home Purchase Break Even Falling

Most people purchase homes because they want to build a nest, put down roots and practically speaking have a roof over their heads.But homes are also a major investment. Looked at that way, how long

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Las Vegas Ranks Among The Top 10 Real Estate Markets To Watch

Trulia just announced it's top 10 real estate markets to watch. And guess who made the list? Las Vegas!The real estate company, which is now owned by Zillow of Zestimate fame, placed Las Vegas No. 9

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Las Vegas Median Home Price Jumps

If you wanted to buy a new home in Las Vegas in December,  you'd be paying 13 percent more than you did the year before. That's because the median new home price hit $321,405, according to Home

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New Years Eve On The Las Vegas Strip

Gayot named in Las Vegas the No. 1 New Year's Eve destination in the world. (Bangkok, Los Angeles, Paris, Sydney and Chicago rounded out the top five.)  The editors are.

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Las Vegas A Top Place For Small Businesses

If you own or want to start a small business and don't already live in Las Vegas, get here! Invoice2go just ranked Las Vegas 14th in America as a "top achiever" in the small business world.The

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Las Vegas Median Home Price Rises

http://lasvegasneighborhoodexpert.com/?p=1802Here's a nice Christmas present. Las Vegas's  median home price hit $223,900 in November, according to Ticor Title. That's a 9.4 percent increase

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The Fed Raised Interest Rates Today And What That Means To You

The Federal Reserve unanimously voted to increase interest rates today. The decision will nudge the central bank's benchmark interest rate up from near zero by a quarter of one percent to a

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The Most Dangerous Zip Codes For Properties In Las Vegas

Bad things can happen anywhere.  But burglaries tend to cluster in geographies.Here are the five most dangerous zip codes for property loss in Clark County, according to crimemapping.com:1

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Holiday Happenings FREE This Weekend

Is your Christmas tree needy? Then get inspired at Las Vegas's Neon Museum. Tomorrow you can make your own ornaments in the shadow of all the great historic Vegas neon signs. The event is FREE.

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The Rodeo Is Back

Las Vegas worked hard to keep the National Finals Rodeo in town. We won and the cowboys are back!If you don't want to spring for a very spendy ticket (you'll have to scalp one because Thomas & Mack

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Vegas Median List Price And Asking Price Per Square Foot

Las Vegas's median list price for homes was $274,777 this week.  An even better number to know: the asking price per square foot is $127. Use this number to compare properties because it's a

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Montgomery Gentry Perform FREE Tonight At The Fremont Street Experience

The Cowboys are coming! The Cowboys are coming!The National Finals Rodeo starts tomorrow but the party starts tonight at the Fremont Street Experience. Concerts start at 4:30 but the headliners,

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Happy New Year

I celebrate three New Years: Calendar, Jewish and Chinese. And today is the beginning of the Chinese New Year.The Las Vegas Chinese community hosts a colorful Chines New Year parade every year. This

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Two Free Academy Awards Parties On The Las Vegas Strip

Why watch the Oscars at home? Two Las Vegas casinos are hosting watching parties and they are free or almost free!I'm going to attend the Wynn Las Vegas party because there are free prizes including

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Are You Star Struck

You know what stars are on the Strip (Sir Elton, Donny & Marie), but do you know which stars are in the skies above Las Vegas?Find out tomorrow at the second annual Stars and Stardust: Sidewalk

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Scale The Strat Practice Is Saturday Morning

Every year the American Lung Association holds an fund-raising event: participants climb the stairs in one of the city's most prominent buildings. This year's race in Las Vegas is March 1. The

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How Do You Start Your Home Search

When you search for a home with eXp Realty, you have access to an array of free, powerful online tools. Search, save, organize, and get updates on your favorite homes, anytime and anywhere.We

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