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Finding Christmas in the Desert: The best holiday activities in Las Vegas

Like many Las Vegas area residents and winter visitors, we moved to the desert to escape “real winter” – scraping frost off the winsheild, shoveling walks, icy streets, and below zero temperatures. Even so, I still find myself missing snow during the holiday season. There’s definitely something about a “white Christmas” that sunshine and palm […]

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FHA loan limits for 2018

FHA Loan Limits Set Higher for 2018

As of January 1st 2018, the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) will be increasing the FHA Loan limit for new cases from its current level of $287,500 to $294,515. This means that an FHA buyer, putting the minimum 3.5% down, can now purchase a house for $305,000. The Home Equity Conversion Mortgages (HECMs) – reverse mortgages […]

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1031 Exchange | New apartment representing investment property

What is a 1031 “Like-Kind” Exchange?

A 1031 Exchange is part of the IRS tax code, Treasury Regulation 1.1031(k)-1(g). For our purposes, it allows real estate investors to sell their investment property and invest the sales proceeds into a replacement investment property (or properties) without having to pay taxes on any long-term capital gains recognized through the sale of their original property. Steps […]

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Bob Miller Middle School, Henderson NV

Best Middle Schools (Junior High Schools) in Henderson, NV

If you have school-aged children, the quality of schools serving your neighborhood may be an important factor in choosing where you want to live. Following are the highest rated Middle Schools and Junior High Schools in Henderson. (See a list of Henderson’s best Elementary Schools) GreatSchools.org is a national non-profit that rates local schools. Following […]

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best elementary schools in Henderson NV

Best Elementary Schools in Henderson, NV

For many young families, the choice of where to buy home comes down to finding the best schools for their children. Following is a list of the best Elementary Schools in Henderson, NV. (See the best Middle and Junior High Schools). GreatSchools.org is a national non-profit that rates local schools. Following are their rankings for […]

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Staging your house to sell

Staging Your Home on a Budget (Infographic)

Staging is not only for higher priced homes, it is important at all price points if your goals are to sell fast and for the most money possible. Staging your home doesn’t have to be expensive, many of the tips outlined here are designed for the DIYer, but can have a positive impact on the sale […]

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Home Buyer Tips

Homebuyer Tips [Infographic]

Buying a home can be at times exciting, stressful, exhilarating, and frustrating all in the same deal. Following are 6 tips that will ensure the outcome is one that you can enjoy for years. My number one tip – work with an agent. A good agent will ensure that all of this and more is taken […]

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