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California bill could drive more homebuyers to valley
April 4, 2017 - 3:14am
The California legislature seems to have a habit of increasing the cost of doing business and raising costs on individuals living in the state. This has included everything from raising income taxes to raising the state’s minimum wage; most recently, the price of constructing a new home may be going up, potentially ushering in a higher cost for homebuyers.
Cushman & Wakefield Commerce grows its portfolio in Clark County
March 27, 2017 - 1:03am
Cushman and Wakefield Commerce, a commercial brokerage covering the Las Vegas area and other parts of the Intermountain West, has increased the portfolio it manages by more than 700,000 square feet.
Centennial Hills Hospital expands
March 20, 2017 - 12:18am
SR Construction has completed work on the build-out of the third and fourth floors at Centennial Hills Hospital, the company reported this month.
D.R. Horton purchases residential lots in North Las Vegas master-planned community
March 13, 2017 - 12:09am
Ft. Worth-Texas based D.R. Horton Inc. has expanded its footprint in Southern Nevada.
Older neighborhoods post strong gains in home price
March 6, 2017 - 12:11am
Some of the valley’s older neighborhoods in zip codes surrounding the northeast and portions of town just west of Interstate 15 kept ahead of the pace in appreciation compared to the area’s high-end, master-planned communities in 2016. Despite aggressive gains, mature neighborhoods had a lower median price overall, according to a report from Las Vegas-based real estate data firm SalesTraq.
February 19, 2017 - 10:25pm
President Donald Trump is just crossing his first month in office and has flicked his pen many times on several executive orders — one of those relating to financial regulations or the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, which he called a “disaster” and vowed to do a “big number” on.
Las Vegas leads the charge on rent affordability
February 12, 2017 - 10:11pm
The Las Vegas multifamily market is the biggest bargain out of the top 20 cities across the country but leads the nation in rental rate increases, a January report by AppFolio shows.
Las Vegas, Hederson in top 20 for fastest rental growth in 2016
January 29, 2017 - 11:16pm
Henderson and Las Vegas were on the list of metropolitan areas across the country with the fastest-growing average rents in the multifamily sector at the end of 2016, according to a January report from RentCafe — a nationwide apartment search website.
SNHB readies for Nevada 2017 legislative session
January 22, 2017 - 11:15pm
Homebuilders in Southern Nevada could face ripples and potentially cause their own, during the Nevada 2017 legislative session in Carson City, set to begin Feb. 6.
Boulder City may get industrial park
November 6, 2016 - 9:00pm
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Several pieces of news came by my desk this week that will have a major impact on commercial real estate in Las Vegas. GC Garcia Inc., owned by George Garcia, has been retained by the city of Boulder City to create a master plan for 700 acres of industrial growth at Interstate 11 and U.S. Highway 95. Garcia called it a “huge opportunity” during a CCIM luncheon in late October. The I-11 project could shine some positives on Boulder City during construction. The $318 million, two-phase project began in 2015 and is expected to be completed by 2018. It’s projected to create 4,000 direct, indirect and induced jobs.