- NAR economist: No housing recession looming
- Check out the best and worst neighborhoods in Las Vegas
- Wouldn’t you love to jump in one of these amazing pools
- Maps: How America uses it land
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NAR economist: No housing recession looming
For those worried about a falling housing market, the Chief Economist of National Association of REALTORS offers some reassurances. Headwinds include the paucity of homes for sale, rising construction and interest costs and the affordability problems they create. But, says Lawrence Yun, that’s better than low demand. On the good side, home ownership rates are up slightly, homeowner equity increased by $1.4 trillion in the past year, and employment rates and incomes are up. He sees no housing recession on the near horizon.
Check out the best and worst neighborhoods in Las Vegas
Are you looking to buy a home in one of the best neighborhoods in Las Vegas? Here is data from AttomData.com showing where they are – and also the worst ones. According to KTNV, the best ones are River Mountain and Green Valley South in Henderson and Southern Terrace and Royal Ridge in Las Vegas. Among the worst are El Dorado, Winchester, Meadows and the northwest area. You can see the entire national map here.
Wouldn’t you love to jump in one of these amazing pools
Just because it’s summer and stifling hot here in Las Vegas, we thought we’d show you a few really cool pools – winners of this year’s Gold Nugget awards for high-dollar back yard swimming holes. Most of these are in Arizona (where it’s even hotter) and California (where it’s really expensive).
Maps: How America uses it land
When you’re flying over America, it seems like there is unlimited land for whatever you might want to use it: Growing food, camping in forested parks, living in cities, places for businesses and making things. Most of Nevada, you’ll not be surprised to see, is pasture and range. Here’s a fun group of maps from Bloomberg that shows how land is used throughout the country.
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