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Las Vegas home prices rise; yearly gain is second-highest in the U.S.
Las Vegas home prices rise; yearly gain is second-highest in the U.S.
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Real esate:
The median value of Las Vegas-area homes rose to $168,800 in January, and values are expected to continue climbing locally this year but at a slower rate than in 2013.
Photo: Small wonder: The DesertSol home at Springs Preser
UNLV's DesertSol home proves sustainability is possible—and stylish
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
The residence took second place in the U.S. Department of Energy's international Solar Decathlon last year.
New-home sales, construction off to a slow start
New-home sales, construction off to a slow start
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
The market for the construction of new homes in Las Vegas started the year somewhat of a dud. Southern Nevada builders sold 401 new homes last month, down 22 percent from January 2013, according to a new report from Las Vegas-based Home Builders Research.
Southern Nevada home prices tapering off after surge
Southern Nevada home prices tapering off after surge
Monday, February 10, 2014
Las Vegas home prices were flat in January, a not-unexpected slow start to the year. The median sales price of previously owned single-family homes in Southern Nevada last month was $185,000.
Report: 2013 an ‘exceptional year’ for new-housing market
Report: 2013 an ‘exceptional year’ for new-housing market
Monday, January 20, 2014
Las Vegas’ home construction sector had some ups and downs last year, but overall, things were much better than the previous year. Southern Nevada builders sold 7,303 new homes last year, up 32 percent from 2012.
Photo: This 2012 file photo shows a home for sale in Hend
Las Vegas home prices end year up 24 percent
Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Las Vegas home prices inched higher last month to end the year far above 2012.
Man gets 11 years in $15 million mortgage fraud scheme
Friday, December 20, 2013
A man who pleaded guilty in a $15 million mortgage fraud scheme was sentenced this week to 11 years in federal prison. In all, 10 people were charged and convicted in the scheme involving straw buyers and the submission of fraudulent paperwork to obtain mortgage loans, officials said.
Photo: The recycling program at Camden Tiara apartment co
Republic Services to make push to widen recycling at apartment complexes
Friday, December 20, 2013
Environment:
For those who live in apartments or condominiums throughout the Las Vegas Valley, finding an easy way to dispose of recyclables can be a challenge. Apartment dwellers tend to produce less trash than their counterparts living in single-family homes, but with more than 300,000 people living in apartments across Southern Nevada, the opportunity exists to significantly improve the amount of waste the region recycles.
Nevada out of dubious top 10 for foreclosures? Almost
Nevada out of dubious top 10 for foreclosures? Almost
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Real estate:
One in every 859 housing units statewide received a foreclosure-related filing last month, down 53 percent from October and 55 percent from a year ago, according to a new report.
Photo: Shawn Gerstenberger says lead poisoning is still a
Federal funding allows UNLV, community partners to continue Healthy Homes Program
Monday, December 2, 2013
Housing:
UNLV received more than $2.3 million from the federal government to continue inspecting older homes in Henderson for lead-based paint.
Photo: An auction sign for a foreclosed home in Las Vegas
The days of living for free in a house awaiting foreclosure may be numbered
Friday, November 15, 2013
Countless Las Vegans fell behind on their mortgages when the housing market collapsed, but many stayed put in their homes, living for free as banks struggled to seize the properties. But now lenders are adjusting to the Homeowner’s Bill of Rights.
Atlanta firm snatches six apartment complexes for $66 million
Atlanta firm snatches six apartment complexes for $66 million
Thursday, November 14, 2013
Real estate:
Prowling for discounts, an Atlanta real estate firm has been on a Las Vegas buying binge. Trimont Real Estate Advisors acquired at least four distressed apartment complexes last month and two others in May, spending $66 million.
Photo: A view of model homes in the Villa Trieste subdivi
Sales of homes, land continue to soar in Summerlin
Thursday, November 7, 2013
Real esate:
Land and home sales keep climbing in Summerlin, whose developer said it sold 76.5 acres of land to homebuilders for $29.7 million in the last quarter.
Photo: In this Feb. 8, 2008, file photo, a for-sale sign
Only one Nevadan has taken foreclosure prevention lifeline
Thursday, November 7, 2013
Few Nevadans are taking advantage of a new foreclosure prevention lifeline thrown to them by the state Legislature.
Las Vegas home prices rising again after brief dip
Las Vegas home prices rising again after brief dip
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Real Estate:
After a one-month dip, Las Vegas home prices are climbing again. The median sales price of previously owned single-family homes in Southern Nevada last month was $185,000, up 3 percent from September and 32 percent from October 2012.

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