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Nevada HOA's Need Your Help              
The NV Senate Judiciary Committee recently began hearings on Senate Bill 174.  Currently this is the major HOA bill of this legislative session. SB-174 is the result of a lot of hard work and efforts by the HOA industry, a number of state legislators, including State Senator Allison Copening.  In a need to clean

Dream Home Wish List
There are millions of homes for sale across the country. How do you know which is the right one for you? The key to getting just the right fit is to develop a wish list. From the lifestyle you want to live to the style of home that best fits your needs, a wish list is a great way for you and your real estate agent to be


CoyoteKeeping the Coyotes at Bay 
No matter how heavily populated with people our area may be, it doesn't always deter some wild animals from sharing the space with us. Coyotes seem particularly willing to venture into our community, and if left to roam freely, can cause damage such as tearing through garbage, become aggressive towards

Property ValuesMisconceptions about Property Values
Like almost every community in the country, our association is feeling the pinch in the housing market. We'd like to dispel a few common misconceptions about what contributes to the rise and fall of property values. Assessments have nothing to do with property values, and high assessments will

Industry Briefs     (click the headline to read the full story)
How a Mortgage Application Hits Your Credit Score 
Applying for a mortgage, whether your application is approved or not, could lower your FICO credit score, but only slightly - typically by less than five points - or not at all. This small impact occurs because the initial credit check will generate an additional inquiry on your credit report. And the impact would be the same whether you were rejected or
Unless your community association is perched on the rare brink of collapse, it's hard to tell whether you're in good financial health. Benchmarks are few, and because associations vary widely in design and culture, comparisons don't apply. But several symptoms indicate you could be headed for trouble.
Cash Buyers Dominate Las Vegas Housing Market
More than half of existing-home sales in Las Vegas were purchased with cash in January, the first time that's happened here or perhaps anywhere else in the country. The association reported that cash buyers accounted for 51 percent of January's resale activity, a percentage that has been steadily rising as Las Vegas emerged as one of the most
6 House Repairs to Tackle
In this economy, you may be tempted to delay or even skip minor home maintenance repairs, cleaning jobs and inspections in your home. But don't be penny-wise and dollar-foolish. That $200 or $300 you save today could result in expenditures of $3,000 or even tens of thousands next month or next year if hidden problems in your home go unnoticed and
Parts of LV see Improvements in Home Prices in 2010

The "Biggest Loser" in Las Vegas is not a reality TV show, the university football team or even the unfortunate saps who keep the lights aglow on the Strip. It's homeowners in ZIP code 89119 around McCarran International Airport, where the median home price dropped 24 percent,


How to Tell if You are Ready for a Home Loan

Few purchases that an individual will make within their lifetimes will rival that of buying their first home. When making the move from being a renter to being a homeowner, there are a few things you may want to consider before taking the step into home ownership, some of which may not come to mind until after the process of purchasing your home

Builders Offer MPG-like Home Efficiency Labels 
Just as cars are sold with miles-per-gallon labels, more new homes this year will sport labels estimating monthly energy bills. KB Home, one of the nation's largest builders, announced Monday its plans to have an EPG (Energy Performance Guide) on each of its U.S. homes by the end of this month, and other production builders plan to follow.

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