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APRIL 2011

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TW_BldgWe're Moving on Up!  

On Monday, April 25th, the Terra West corporate offices will be located in new digs near the South 215 Beltway in Las Vegas. We'll be swapping our current corporate location at 2655 South Rainbow Blvd., to a larger, brand new facility at 6655 South Cimarron Road in the Southwest part of the Las Vegas Valley.
HOA NewsNV Lawmakers Debate HOA Bills

It's becoming another active season in Carson City, NV as lawmakers battle over numerous pieces of legislation including bills that could affect you directly as a homeowner living in community associations. Various bills are up for debate and contain interesting changes.


FHFAFHFA: The Fight's not Over Yet! 
 As you might be aware, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA)has made significant changes to its proposed regulation on private, deed-based transfer fees. And in case you missed it, your efforts made the national news with reports in the Washington Post and LA Times.

A house is one of the biggest purchases a person will ever make, and most want to keep their homes looking beautiful not only for themselves, but also to entice future buyers. From time to time, it's a good idea to invest in some home remodeling to add to its appeal. Of course, before making any major changes

Industry Briefs     (click the headline to read the full story)

St. George, UT & Las Vegas Make Top 10 List
The official count is out, and the Census Bureau said the population of these 10 metro areas grew the fastest in the past decade. Terra West has offices conveniently located in each of these booming cities and is ready to assist you with either your residential or community management needs.

NV Secretary of State Data Indicates Job Market Stabilization and Potential for Expansion
While anecdotal reports and selected economic indicators suggest economic conditions may be improving, the latest data sourced to the Nevada Secretary of State's office confirms the worst of the declines are in the rear view mirror and potential for future expansion may be on the horizon.

In Hard Times, Vigilance a Valuable Crime Deterrent
As new homes multiplied in the desert during Las Vegas' building boom, signs bearing anti-bandit symbols began popping up in the young neighborhoods. "Our neighbors are watching over one another's family members and property and they have been trained to report suspicious activity," the Neighborhood Watch signs declare.

Renters Need Insurance, Too!
A majority of renters might be overestimating just how much their landlord is responsible for - when it comes to insurance.Only 43% of renters in 2006 had insurance, compared with 96% of homeowners, according to a 2006 poll by the Insurance Research Council. Most apartment dwellers aren't being intentionally irresponsible on this front

How to Avoid Some of the Worst Decorating Mistakes People Commonly Make
Designers see it all, from homeowners who just need a little decorating guidance to others who require major help. We can learn a lot from the latter, especially what not to do. What are the biggest decorating don'ts? We asked the pros. Angelo Surmelis, lifestyle guy and host of HGTV's Rate My Space, says, "For me, the biggest don't is when everything

How Paying More on Your Mortgage Can Save You Money
It's the American dream to own your own home and dreamers will go to any lengths to accomplish this even if it means borrowing thousands of dollars to be paid back over a 30 year period. It's quite an obligation to make 360 payments month after month with the bulk of the money going toward interest, at least in the beginning.
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Where We Are
St. George, UT


Special Meeting for HOA Board Members


Review of the

2011 Utah State Legislative Session



Sen. Steven Urquhart

Rep. David Clark

Rep. Don Ipson

Rep. Brad Last


Tuesday,  April 19th

Lexington Hotel

850 S. Bluff Street

St. George

6:30 p.m.


Mesquite, NV


Free HOA Seminar:
Road Management in Private Communities


This seminar will identify many of the typical road network problems and recommend best road management practices.


Class is presented by:
Steve Seeds
Program Director
Applied Pavement Technology


Wed., April 27th

2:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Terra West Mesquite

1646 Pioneer Blvd. #120  

Mesquite, NV 89027


R.S.V.P. by April 20th:





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