Hal DeKeyser, a Realtor with Realty ONE Group in Las Vegas, has been a writer and editor appearing in newspapers, magazines, The Associated Press, books and online for decades. His last journalism assignment was managing content at the Las Vegas Review-Journal for magazines, weeklies and Real Estate, automotive, special sections and Best of Las Vegas. He is a licensed real estate agent in Nevada and Arizona and a new homes specialist. Contact him at hal.dekeyser@gmail.com or call 602-316-6863.

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Vegas home prices jump 14% from last December

That’s even with less inventory of homes for saleMedian price jumps 26.5 percentThird-best year for sales in VegasReal estate market shows more stabilityLas Vegas home prices jumped 14 percent from the end of 2016 to 2017, despite fewer houses going up for sale, according to the local Realtors group.That made the median price for a…

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Las Vegas 55+ master list of active adult communities

Vegas emerging as Southwest retirement meccaGated communitiesRec centersTwo generation homesLas Vegas 55 plus active adult communities have all the age-restricted builders you would expect, and more. They range from the full-blown golf community with clubs and activities, community centers, pools and targeted interests like an elaborately designed and stocked woodshop. Others are less endowed, with…

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Vegas will be best 2018 housing market – Report

Home buyers and sellers can expect higher prices next yearVegas still affordable metro marketPrice growth predicted at 6.9 percentJobs, economy, population growth, incomes strongLas Vegas will be the top 2018 housing market in the nation, with competitive sales and price growth — while remaining an affordable metro area.That’s according to a Realtor.com analysis, which took…