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The Five Best Natural Hot Springs in Nevada

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There’s something special about stumbling across a natural hot spring way out in the middle of nowhere. And Nevada has a lot of space to get lost. The more I learn about my new state, the more excited I get, so let’s take a look at the five best natural hot springs in Nevada. Spencer Hot Springs With a view of the Toiyabe Range as a backdrop to the Nevada desert, these primitive pools are about three hours and change

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Avoiding the Email Compromise Scam in Real Estate

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In 2014, FBI statistics relating to a sophisticated business email scam showed close to 1,200 people in the U.S. lost some $180 million — and their real estate agents were unknowingly involved. Fast forward to 2021, and this scam is still an issue. In fact, it’s increasing. Since the best defense is the right information, here’s how to avoid the email compromise scam in real estate. The Scam Here’s how it works. Scammers hack into a lender or title company’s

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Eight Things Your Realtor Needs You to Understand about Selling Your Home

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One of the smartest things someone can do when they’re in need is consult an expert. We do it when our tooth hurts, or we have a legal issue, or we’ve slipped and hurt ourselves. Turning to someone who has years of training and experience with a track record of proven successes — particularly in an area that is outside our own realm of expertise — is rarely a mistake. The same is true when it comes to selling a

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The 6 Most Expensive Homes Sold in the US in 2020

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We’re this close to wrapping up the wildest year in recent memory. And if there’s a better way to bid 2020 adios than with a look at the most expensive homes sold in the US over the last twelve months, you won’t find it on a real estate blog! #6: $70 million in Palm Beach, FL The “Winter White House” was designed by famed architect Addison Mizner for the Kennedy family, and it’s where former President John F. Kennedy reportedly

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Median vs Average Sales Price: Why it Matters

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Last week, we shared data for San Francisco’s housing market during 2020 with a cautionary takeaway reminding readers that context is everything and some data points are better than others. Here’s the difference between median and average statistics and why you should ignore average sales prices.  Old Math Classes Revisited Think back to your college statistics class — average and median both measure central tendency, but huge or tiny observations can skew averages significantly. I mentioned this in my last

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