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Buck Wargo

Buck Wargo is a former journalist with the Los Angeles Times and Las Vegas Sun. Today, he’s a freelance business writer covering a range of issues from gaming to development and real estate for publications across the country, including Las Vegas. Born near Chicago, he graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in Middle Eastern Studies. He has worked in the Middle East as a foreign correspondent. He currently lives in Las Vegas.

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Last year new home sales strongest since Great Recession

Southern Nevada homebuilders finished 2018 on an upbeat note and the year’s closings turned out to be the strongest since the Great Recession. Prices also set a record for single-family homes, creating an opening for more affordable attached housing.

Las Vegas master plan communities continue to develop

Summerlin, which was as low as 25th in the nation in 2011 with 221 sales, has steadily climbed back up the rankings since then. It reported 437 sales in 2014 when it was 15th in the nation and jumped back into the top 10 in 2015 and has stayed there since. It had 769 sales in 2016.

 
New American Home to be showcased

Builders and architects from throughout the country will tour a new luxury home in the Henderson hills to learn about the latest trends in design and home technology.

Four Las Vegas master plans rank in top 21

Las Vegas dominated the national scene for 2018 new-home sales in master-planned communities like it hasn’t done in more than a decade by placing four in the top 21, according to rankings released by two real estate consulting firms.

 
More people are calling Lake Las Vegas home

Lake Las Vegas, once marketed as a second-home community where people flew in to spend their weekends, is undergoing a wave of construction and boost in sales as 2018 ends, cementing its strategy as a place for people to live full time.

Vegas home designs inspire Western builders

A lot has changed with Las Vegas home design since the rebound of the housing market following the Great Recession, and it’s caught the attention the building industry in the West.