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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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Luxury home market remains strong

The new-home luxury market, led by demand for uber high-end estates, continues its strong run in Las Vegas and shows no signs of slowing in 2022 despite rising prices and mortgage rates that could be felt by the industry as a whole.

Lennar ranked No. 1 top seller in valley

Lennar leaped to the top spot in the builder rankings as overall net sales recorded their second highest total during the first quarter since 2018 as the northwest valley led the way in new-home sales and prices continue to set records.

2 homes tie for most expensive sold in 2022

MGM Resorts International Resorts CEO Bill Hornbuckle and his wife, Wendy,paid $8.25 million for an Anthem Country Club home in January, tying for the most expensive home sold in 2022.

Vegas high-rise market had record year

The Las Vegas high-rise market broke its all-time record in 2021 by more than doubling sales from 2020 and recording the highest price ever paid at $16.25 million for a unit at The Martin.

Cold caps allow Krystal Galindo to keep hair

Krystal and Josh Galindo didn’t want their kids to worry or try to comprehend her breast cancer diagnosis. That led the couple to cold caps that preserve hair during treatment. Krystal finished her last treatment on Aug. 11 with a full head of hair.

Jewish group offers gene cancer testing for all

JScreen, Jewish Nevada and Congregation Ner Tamid are offering discounted screening to identify more than 60 types of cancer genes. The testing is normally $200, but the groups have raised funds to reduce the cost to $100 per person for the at-home saliva test.

Missed mammogram turns into cancer diagnosis

COVID-19 altered the plans for Deborah Klink, and she missed her annual mammogram in 2020. Fortunately, her breast cancer diagnosis was still caught early enough even though her mammogram was delayed.

Legendary sports bettor’s home listed for $680K

Lem Banker’s home is a homage to the era of midcentury ranch-style homes in a historic district with sunlit primary suite skylights, a grand brick fireplace, circular driveway and signature palm trees.

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