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Henderson mansion available for rent — for the price of a car each month
Tuesday, June 9, 2015
Built on a hillside, the Henderson mansion has marble flooring, a movie theater, an elevator and a wine cellar, along with replica sections of the Sistine Chapel's paintings on the walls. If it were for sale, the three-story estate would ...
Homebuyers in Las Vegas are making smaller down payments, report says
Homebuyers in Las Vegas are making smaller down payments, report says
Wednesday, June 3, 2015
Real Estate:
The quarterly numbers are a possible sign of easier mortgage lending in what had been ground zero for America’s real estate bust ...
Committee passes bill paring down HOAs’ power in foreclosure
Monday, June 1, 2015
An Assembly budget committee has passed a bill aimed at reducing the powers that homeowners associations have when they foreclose over unpaid dues ...
Lawmakers want to pare down HOAs’ power in foreclosure
Lawmakers want to pare down HOAs’ power in foreclosure
Friday, May 29, 2015
Lawmakers who say a recent Nevada Supreme Court decision has given homeowners associations too much power to foreclose over unpaid dues are pushing for a last-minute legislative fix, saying the ruling could ...
Nevada foreclosure rate takes big jump in April
Thursday, May 21, 2015
April foreclosure activity in Nevada rose by nearly 40 percent from a year ago, giving it the nation’s second-highest residential foreclosure rate. Real estate analytics company RealtyTrac reported Wednesday night that ...
Photo: Land prices are rising in Summerlin, including the
Summerlin land prices keep rising, but homebuilders aren’t shying away
Friday, May 15, 2015
Homebuilder Kent Lay knows all too well that Summerlin land isn’t cheap. His company, Woodside Homes, is paying double what it did a few years ago. It’s not alone. Land prices have been climbing at a faster rate in the sprawling Las Vegas community than in the valley at large, with the gap ...
Henderson man has good reason for building igloo-shaped house
Henderson man has good reason for building igloo-shaped house
Friday, May 8, 2015
Real Estate:
In east Henderson, in a quiet neighborhood with custom homes, equestrian properties and wandering coyotes, Aeron Tozier is building a house that, at first glance, looks like a big, steel igloo. His two-story home — with an attached garage in front — also looks like ...
Photo: Real estate agent Teresa McCormick, left, worked w
Sales and prices of used homes rise in April in Las Vegas
Thursday, May 7, 2015
The median sales price of single-family homes in Southern Nevada in April was $212,568, up 3.7 percent from March and 10.7 percent from a year ago, according to the Greater Las Vegas Association of Realtors ...
Investors buy almost 360 acres at BLM auction; 240 acres don’t sell
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
BLM auctions are a source of raw land for Las Vegas homebuilders, whose business is picking up steam this year after falling hard in 2014.
Los Angeles County settles civil rights case with feds
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
The nation's largest sheriff's department agreed to a sweeping settlement Tuesday with the U.S. Justice Department over long-standing civil rights abuses by deputies in the Mojave Desert ...
Photo: A view of model homes in a Ryland Homes subdivisio
New-home sales, prices pick up steam in March
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
The Las Vegas homebuilding industry picked up the pace in recent months as sales volume climbed and developers laid out more construction plans. Builders sold 543 new homes in Southern Nevada in March, bringing the year’s ...
Mountainside Ascaya community getting over-the-top clubhouse
Mountainside Ascaya community getting over-the-top clubhouse
Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Developers of Ascaya, the long-delayed mountain-mansion project in Henderson, are promising to build one of the most luxurious communities in Southern Nevada. To help lure people in, they’re planning ...
Nevada lawmakers aim to delegate HOA disputes to lower level
Nevada lawmakers aim to delegate HOA disputes to lower level
Thursday, April 2, 2015
Lawmakers who say they're tired of deciding landscaping, parking and trash can disputes are trying to delegate homeowner association legislation to a more local level. Republican Assemblyman Ira Hansen presented ...
Report: Las Vegas homes among nation’s most overvalued
Report: Las Vegas homes among nation’s most overvalued
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Las Vegas’ housing market is one of the most overvalued in the country, as investors pushed up prices amid limited supply and a sluggish economy, a new report says. Fitch Ratings said today that housing demand ...
Photo: One of several pools on Wednesday, March 25, 2015,
Luxury Henderson apartment complex, abandoned during recession, ready for sale
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Real Estate:
When Paula Lane toured Vantage Lofts a few years ago, the stylish, mothballed Henderson condo complex was a scary sight. Windows were boarded up, birds were flying inside, upscale appliances had vanished, and air conditioners were caked in dirt. Today, Vantage is fully built and almost fully leased, and having turned things around, the landlord is ...

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