What’s In A Street Name?

The January 25, 2015 Sunday New York Times had an article on the Secrets of Street Names, which looked at the effect of a street name on the value of a house.  The study found that houses on streets with names have a higher value than houses on number streets.   Looking at street suffixes – […]





Real Estate Is Looking Up For 2015

Last month I blogged about 5 Predictions For The US Housing Market in 2015, which painted a rosy picture for this year. I just read a fascinating blog entry by Sam Khater, Deputy Chief Economist for real estate data collection giant, CoreLogic. Khater points out that real estate has returned to a level where “normal” […]



New Grocery Stores Coming to Las Vegas!!

A a native Pacific Northwesterner, I was thrilled to find out that a great grocery store headquartered in Washington State will be moving into seven locations in Las Vegas.  Haggen is a grocery that started in Bellingham, WA (near the Canadian border) and grew into a chain with locations in Washington and Oregon.  Haggen is […]



Senior Home Sharing Programs

As many of you know, the LasVegasHomeSpecialist team tries to reconnect with all our clients in December.  It’s a wonderful time to catch up and see if we may be of additional service.  I’ve been reading about senior sharing programs this year and, during my visits, I came to realize that information about these programs […]



Who’s Moving to Las Vegas?

The Review Journal did a special article on January 6, 2015 about who is moving to Las Vegas.  Citing a study by United Van Lines, Nevada is the sixth most popular state for people who are relocating.  The data from the study shows that 57 percent of moves are into Nevada, which 43 percent of […]





2014 Holiday Events in Las Vegas

11/13-1/1  Ethel M. Chocolates Factory and Cactus Garden: 1 Sunset Way, Henderson.  Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Cactus Garden Lighting at Ethel M.  The huge Ethel M’s cactus garden out front features a spectacular display of more than half a million holiday light, chocolate houses and sculptures and demonstrations of Ethel M. Chocolate creations.  […]