Yearly Archives: 2015

Intersection Closed at Patrick Lane and McLeod Drive

The Clark County Water Reclamation District (District) is announcing lane restrictions as part of sewer construction work in the central segment of the Paradise Whitney Interceptor (PWI) project.

Justice Department Sues Nevada Housing Provider for Discriminating Against Families with Children

The Justice Department today filed a lawsuit against the owners of rental properties in Carson City, Nevada, alleging violations of the Fair Housing Act. The lawsuit, filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada, charges that Betty Brinson and Hughston Brinson, the owners of a single-family rental home, discriminated against families with children by placing a series of advertisements in the local newspaper indicating a preference for adult tenants, and by refusing to rent the home to a family with three children because they did not want children living at the property provides one-stop resource for rental housing across Nevada has reached a major milestone of 30,000 listed housing units. The one-stop resource for statewide rental housing listings and information was launched in the fall of 2014 and has quickly become a go-to resource for both affordable and market-rate rental listings.

USDA offers funds to assist very low income seniors with well repair

USDA’s 504 Home Repair program provides a grant of up to $7,500 for very low-income homeowners aged 62 and over to repair a well. USDA Loans at 1% are also available for very low-income homeowners, and there is no age eligibility requirement for the loan. If USDA's resources are not enough to cover the cost of well repair or replacement for eligible families, they can be supplemented with funds from the Nevada Housing Division's Low Income Housing Trust Fund, as noted on the attached flyer.

EPA orders City of North Las Vegas to safeguard Las Vegas Wash from potential...

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued an order to the City of North Las Vegas to take immediate steps to address federal Clean Water Act violations. Deficiencies in the management of its wastewater pretreatment program have the potential to lead to discharges of polluted water from the city’s Water Reclamation Facility into the Las Vegas Wash, which eventually feeds into Lake Mead.

USDA and Housing Partners Celebrate National Ownership Month with “Power Hour”

USDA Rural Development (USDA RD) and its two close housing partners, Nevada Housing Division (NHD) and the Nevada Rural Housing Authority (NRHA), Tuesday celebrated National Homeownership Month with a "Power Hour" to brief real estate professionals on the changes to real estate law that resulted from the 2015 Nevada State Legislature and to honor their work to leverage homeownership across the state.

Udall Discusses Critical Need to Address Youth Suicide in Native Communities

Today, at a hearing of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, U.S. Senator Tom Udall discussed the critical need to address the high rate of suicide among Native American youth. He questioned the acting director of the Indian Health Service, Tribal leaders and a Psychological and Developmental Sciences expert about improving desperately needed mental health services.

Local Agencies Reaching Out to Homeless Wednesday, Thursday Morning

More than 50 representatives from local agencies and organizations working to end homelessness will visit selected area parks and neighborhoods early Wednesday and Thursday in an effort to connect the homeless in those areas with housing and other resources

Nevada Housing Division commemorates National Homeownership Month

The Nevada Housing Division (NHD) this month is honoring National Homeownership Month by highlighting programs and services that are helping Nevadans realize the dream of homeownership

Mann Mortgage Announces Grand Opening of the Las Vegas Branch

Mann Mortgage, a national mortgage banker, announces the grand opening of their Las Vegas branch. This retail branch will serve local consumers and Real Estate Agents in the Las Vegas and Henderson Valley communities with home financing.

Reid Announces Co-Sponsorship Of POWER Act

Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement today announcing his co-sponsorship of the Power Efficiency and Resiliency (POWER) Act. The POWER Act, introduced by Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) and Senator Bob Casey (D-PA), aims to increase the adoption of industrial energy efficiency technologies that can dramatically reduce energy costs for Nevada’s businesses.

Nevada Climbs to No.2 Nationally in New Solar Capacity

Continuing its strong growth from 2014, Nevada ranked second in the nation in new solar capacity added in the first quarter of this year, according to the recently-released U.S. Solar Market Insight Report compiled by GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA)

Chase Agent Credits Reno Growth for $8 million Sale

Joya Machabee, who represented the buyer through Chase International Real Estate, notes that the new owner also owns the Reno Tahoe Industrial Center. The center has attracted large and innovative companies like Tesla, Switch, and Zulily, putting Reno and Northern Nevada on the map of the nation’s leading areas of technology and commerce. Reno’s proximity to world-class recreation and the Bay Area further broaden its appeal for corporations looking to relocate or open new facilities.

Reid Statement On Department Of Interior Approval Of Three Nevada Solar Projects

Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement after the Department of Interior announced the approval of three solar energy projects on public lands in Nevada. “It is remarkable how much progress we have made in building a renewable energy industry in Nevada. In 2009, I was proud to join former Secretary Ken Salazar to announce a plan to prioritize and expedite permitting for renewable energy projects on public lands. In 2010, the first solar project on Nevada public lands was approved.

NEVADA HOUSING DIVISION SPONSORED HOUSING LOCATOR WEBSITE REACHES 30,000 LISTINGS has reached a major milestone of 30,000 listed housing units. The one-stop resource for statewide rental housing listings and information was launched in the fall of 2014 and has quickly become a go-to resource for both affordable and market-rate rental listings.


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.”



The Bureau of Land Management Las Vegas Field Office is seeking public comments on a proposal to sell 40 parcels totaling 754.88 acres of public land in Clark County, Nevada. The competitive sale would be by sealed and oral bidding in accordance with the Southern Nevada Public Land Management Act (SNPLMA). A Notice of Realty Action published in today’s Federal Register opens a 45-day comment period which will close January 8, 2018.