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EARTHJUSTICE & VOTE SOLAR FIGHT TO RESTORE ROOFTOP SOLAR FOR NEVADA FAMILIES

Earthjustice and Vote Solar took the fight to restore rooftop solar for Nevada families and small businesses to the state’s Supreme Court. The groups filed an appeal today challenging the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada (PUCN)’s unlawful decision to end a successful program that empowered Nevadans to go solar.

SEIA Urges Energy Task Force to Build on Solar Innovation in Nevada

Following is a statement from Tom Kimbis, interim president of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA): Along with its 1,000 member companies, SEIA applauds the leadership of Governor Sandoval in tackling tough issues head on by forming the New Energy Industry Task Force (NEITF). By making the right decisions when it meets for the final time next Tuesday, the task force can drive toward a better way of life for Nevadans using cutting-edge, disruptive technologies, like solar.

ULI to Advise Reno, Nevada on Virginia Street Corridor

This week, an eight-person panel of nationally renowned land use, design, and urban planning experts will visit Reno, Nevada to evaluate how to improve the area’s livability and economic development potential. The advisory services panel, convened by the Urban Land Institute (ULI), specifically will be researching the economic vitality and activation of the Virginia Street Corridor by considering land use, design, and transportation elements from the University of Nevada, Reno (17th Street) to Meadowood Mall (McCarran Boulevard).

Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Reaffirms MERS is Beneficiary under Nevada Law

MERSCORP Holdings, Inc. today announced that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit affirmed a district court’s ruling that dismissed a borrower’s complaint. In pdf Lial v. Bank of America, MERS, et al. (74 KB) , borrowers filed wrongful foreclosure and quiet title claims, alleging that MERS was not a beneficiary because it lacked an interest in the note and was not entitled to receive mortgage payments.

SEIA Statement on Nevada PUC Decision

The Nevada Public Utilities Commission (PUC) decided to implement drastic changes that will not grandfather in the state's existing solar customer. This decision is at odds with public comments by all outside parties and the majority of customers who supported keeping in tact existing net metering rules. The following is a statement from Sean Gallagher, SEIA's Vice President of State Affairs, on Friday's decision

PCA Forecast Sees Housing Construction Increases for Nevada in 2015

Stronger construction spending in the housing market is on the horizon in 2015 for Nevada, despite lingering foreclosures that need to be removed from bank books.

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Nevada Short Sale Information – FTC Cracks Down on Loan Modification...

Las Vegas, NV - January 6, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Effective January 31, 2011, The Federal Trade Commission has banned loan modification companies from charging up-front fees for negotiating modifications of residential mortgage loans. According to Eric Witksoki, Chief of the Attorney General’s Bureau of Consumer Protection, and the state consumer advocate, “Money spent on mortgage modification consultants is a bad bet for consumers.” Additionally, Witkoski commented that spending money on loan modification is “worse than some of the odds at the casino tables.”

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Calmwater Capital Provides $36.7 Million for Mountains Edge Marketplace in Las...

Calmwater Capital, a leading, national direct real estate lender, has originated a $36.7 million loan for Remington Nevada to refinance existing debt and finance remaining construction of the Mountains Edge Marketplace in southwest Las Vegas. Once completed, the 101,000-square-foot retail property, anchored by Albertsons, will be located at the corner of Blue Diamond Road and South Buffalo Drive, adjacent to the Mountains Edge master planned community.