Real Estate

Luxury Henderson apartment complex, abandoned during recession, ready for sale

One of several pools on Wednesday, March 25, 2015, at Vantage Lofts, an upscale apartment complex in Henderson that was mothballed during the Recession and is now nearly fully leased.

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 ...

Las Vegas home prices leave wage growth in the dust

Fafie Moore, left, a Realty Executives owner/broker, and realtor Helen Riley look over a home being offered for sale in Henderson April 8, 2013.

Las Vegas’ soaring home prices outpaced wage growth at one of the fastest rates in the nation the past few years. The average weekly wage in Southern Nevada last year was ...

Photos: 20,000-square-foot Spanish Trail home on the market for cool $8 million

The manicured grounds and pool are a welcoming feature at the home of Jack and Laura Sommer. The house, shown Friday, March 20, 2015, is on the market for $7.95 million in the Spanish Trail Country Club.

Although it was originally built in 1993, the home is still up to date. Laura attributes this to their vision when they were first building. Instead of filling their home with current technology for ...

Designing for a new generation of homeowners

Designing for a new generation of homeowners

The millennial generation is growing up, and they see value in owning a home. Roughly 42 percent of millennials say they want to buy a house in the next five years, compared with just 31 percent of Generation Xers, according to a Zillow survey. But their tastes differ from their parents’. Technology and outdoor living spaces rank high among their priorities, while curb appeal falls at the bottom of the list. While most millennials are focused on making living spaces more convenient and comfortable, fewer care about ...

Nest now: Home design trends for 2015

Armed with some basic design tips, a little creativity and a budget that can run the gamut from high to low depending on your comfort level, you easily can make your home feel unique, personal and on point with the latest trends ...

As home prices slow, tougher for homeowners to get ‘above water’

Aerial view of Las Vegas Valley.

Las Vegas’ once-huge rate of underwater homeowners keeps improving, but as price-growth slows, the flow of borrowers escaping upside-down status has ...

Las Vegas foreclosure filings on the rise, report finds

A view of a neighborhood with three-story homes in Las Vegas, April 4, 2013.

Nevada’s foreclosure woes worsened last month as lenders seized more homes than in January and filed more default notices. One in every 569 homes statewide received ...

4 found guilty in homeowner association fraud trial

A Nevada lawyer and three co-defendants have been found guilty of conspiracy and wire fraud in what a jury was told was a sweeping scheme to control homeowner associations and steer business to ...

Now-vacant banking center at The Lakes once brought hope for Las Vegas economy

Citibank's former credit-card processing center, 8725 W. Sahara Ave., is shown Tuesday, March 10, 2015. The building is empty for the first time in three decades.

When the powerful out-of-state company looked to build a big facility in Nevada, there were high-fives all around. Backers said it would diversify the economy, pump in hundreds of technical jobs, lure other big business and improve the area’s image. The governor met with the CEO and, prodded to do whatever it takes, called ...

Comparing the hype: Citicorp then, Tesla now

An overview of the Citibank headquarters building opening on April 15, 1985.

Here’s what people said then, as Citicorp was being lured to Las Vegas, and recently, as Nevada was luring Tesla to build a massive battery plant in Reno, as shown in letters of support, legislative testimony, news articles and ...

Rebuilding years in Southern Nevada

A nine-story tower at the Gramercy, formerly called ManhattanWest, is imploded Feb. 15, 2015. The land is being considered for an office high-rise.

After the bubble and burst, Las Vegas’ commercial real estate industry is picking up again. Weak spots remain, but mothballed projects are being completed, warehouse construction is on the upswing, the bloated office vacancy rate slowly is improving, investors are buying shopping centers at a fast clip, and land sales are climbing ...

Summerlin-area penthouse sells for a whopping $7.7 million

A view of the entrance to One Queensridge Place, a luxury condo development near Summerlin, Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013.

A Canadian real estate executive and his wife bought a penthouse in the opulent One Queensridge Place towers, in what’s reported to be the most ...

Las Vegas trend of homes on market with no offers seen as ‘troubling’

A vacant home is shown in North Las Vegas April 2, 2013. A neighbor said it has been vacant for about six months. (1513  Splinter Rock, North Las Vegas)

Las Vegas used-home prices rose last month, but industry pros are worried by the continued, “troubling” rise in ignored, overpriced listings.

Real estate in Las Vegas: It makes great television

The Scotts in their Las Vegas home.

Las Vegas has been a major player in reality television for years, with shows about pawn shops, tattoo artists, hot rods, casinos, cage fighters, limo drivers and polygamists. Now another industry, synonymous with Las Vegas’ wild growth and economic collapse, is gaining more of the spotlight: real estate. Shows about house-flipping ...

Report: House flipping in Las Vegas has scaled back but remains lucrative

Realtor Helen Riley and Fafie Moore, a Realty Executives owner/broker, leave a home being offered for sale in Henderson on Monday, April 8, 2013.

House flippers are slowing down in Las Vegas and making less money than investors nationally, but they’re still doing plenty of deals here and ...