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03/22/2018

California housing problems are spilling into Nevada

A growing homelessness crisis. Complaints about traffic congestion. Worries that the economy is becoming dominated by a wealthy elite. Those sound like California’s problems in a nutshell. But now they are also among California’s leading exports …
 


03/11/2018

Historic Nevada divorce house may be moved for redevelopment

Two historic houses that lie in the path of its revitalization project in downtown Reno, including one that played a key role in the city’s emergence …
 


03/09/2018

Bricklayers think they’re safe from robots. But are they?

Here at this Las Vegas race, humans are holding off the future with trowel and muscle. But that may not last. Bricklayers are becoming increasingly hard to find nationwide. Despite rising wages, there’s a shortage of workers. Nearly two-thirds of bricklaying contractors …
 


03/07/2018

Shrinking housing supply is ‘catching up to’ Las Vegas

Home sales in the Las Vegas area slowed in February because of the shrinking supply of properties, according to an industry report. The Greater Las Vegas Association of Realtors reports …
 


03/05/2018

Developer brings a movie and dining best-of to southwest Las Vegas

When developer J Dapper builds a dining and retail plaza, he tends to personalize it. He’s a huge architecture buff — has a library of books on the subject — so he …
 


02/26/2018

Local advocates for the homeless have big hopes for tiny homes

Despite their small size, tiny homes could play a big role in providing shelter for the homeless, advocates say. Veterans Village is exploring the feasibility of tiny homes for those in need with …
 


02/20/2018

Court ruling fails to curb development plans at former Badlands golf course

Residents are fighting the latest iteration of plans to develop housing on the site of the former Badlands Golf Club after a recent court ruling against the new owner of …
 


02/20/2018

Why investing in Las Vegas real estate makes sense

While real estate in Las Vegas is always uplifted by the city’s universal appeal, it’s especially strong today because of prices that are highly affordable relative to other markets …
 


02/18/2018

Kept out: How banks block people of color from homeownership

Fifty years after the federal Fair Housing Act banned racial discrimination in lending, African Americans and Latinos continue to be routinely denied conventional mortgage loans at rates far higher than their white counterparts …
 


02/17/2018

U.S. home construction jumps nearly 10 percent in January

Groundbreakings on new homes jumped 9.7 percent last month to the highest level since October 2016, welcome news for a housing market struggling with a shortage …
 


02/12/2018

Could area near the Raiders stadium in Vegas be next Gaslamp Quarter?

The area is mainly home to industrial, automotive and small businesses, but as land and property values rise, as the anticipated summer 2020 completion of the 65,000-seat, $1.9 billion stadium project gets closer, the landscape is expected to change …
 


02/08/2018

Tight housing market expected to keep driving prices up

The inventory of condominiums listed for sale in the Las Vegas area is the smallest it has been since 2004. A reported 634 condos and townhomes were listed without offers at …
 


02/05/2018

Nevada couple uses law to take possession of abandoned home

A Reno couple used a little-known law to take possession of an abandoned home in an older, upscale part of town where similar brick, Tudor-style homes are selling for more …
 


01/21/2018

Under new tax law, affordable rents may take a hit

According to an analysis, the new tax law will reduce the growth of subsidized affordable housing by 235,000 units over the next decade, compounding an existing shortage …
 


01/10/2018

Summerlin is No. 4 best-selling master-planned community in U.S.

Summerlin ended 2017 as the fourth best-selling master-planned community in the nation, according to RCLCO, a real estate consulting company that has been ranking communities since 1994. In 2017, 1,052 new homes were sold in Summerlin, a 37 percent increase over 2016, when it was ranked No. 5. The 22,500-acre Las Vegas community, which started …
 


01/09/2018

2017 was third-best year on record for existing home sales in Southern Nevada

Last year was the third-best sales year on record for Southern Nevada home sales, and the best year for existing local home sales since 2011, according to statistics released today by the Greater Las Vegas Association of Realtors. According to GLVAR, 46,598 properties were sold, compared to 41,720 in 2016. Last year’s total ranks just below the 47,685 sales recorded in 2009 and the record of 48,798 existing local properties sold in 2011, when …
 


01/08/2018

Realtors group changes name

The Nevada Association of Realtors unveiled its new name, Nevada Realtors, along with a new logo and tagline on Monday.
 


12/28/2017

Mega-mansion going for $500 million leads huge-house arms race in Los Angeles

The property has 20 bedrooms. Seven of them are in a separate building for staff. The largest bedroom is a 5,500-square-foot master suite. It will have its own office, pool and kitchen; like the VIP room, it is …
 


12/27/2017

Want to rent your room or house? This course could help

Listing your home on Airbnb might seem like a simple way to bring in additional income, but there is a lot more to operating a short-term rental than meets the eye. From compliance with local regulations to best practices for managing unruly guests, the learning curve and hurdles facing homeowners who want to rent out their extra bedrooms or homes for profit can be quite steep. That is especially true in a place like Southern Nevada that is still …
 


12/26/2017

Moving? 72 percent of Las Vegas homeowners at least considering it

More Las Vegas homeowners are thinking of moving in the next five years than homeowners in Dallas or Phoenix, according to a survey conducted in the three Southwest cities. Tech-based real estate company Opendoor, which recently began buying and selling homes in Southern Nevada, asked homeowners in all three cities if they were …