Amazing Customer Service

As most of our past clients know, every year, we at LasVegasHomeSpecialist drop by in December with a gift bag in which are a card and a little token of our appreciation.  Often the token is a western themed tree ornament.  For the last ten years, those ornaments have come from the Cowboy Christmas Show […]



Things That Go Bump In The Night

I read a recent story about a Missouri woman who discovered the home she was renting had been the site of murder and torture by a serial killer. When she requested the landlord release her from the lease, the landlord, who was the mother of the killer, refused. Opinions on social media flew all over, […]




2014 So Far So Good

The latest numbers released from the Greater Las Vegas Association of Realtors showed that median prices continued to increase throughout the first half of 2014.  This is especially good news considering that sale numbers fell, inventory improved and investors were less active. The median price of a single family home in June was $199,900, which […]



Ruby Mountains Exploration

Last week my wife and I decided to take our second trip up to Northern Nevada to do some hiking up in the Ruby Mountains/Lamoille Canyon National Forest.  For those of you who have not ventured up to this part of our state, it is a beautiful area that is primed for wildlife viewing and […]



Southern Nevada Economy Seen as Strengthening

Stephen Brown, director of the Center for Business and Economic Research at UNLV, feels that current trends in our region are pointing upward for our local economy.  He sees Southern Nevada’s economy moving towards pre-recession levels in tourism, gaming, construction and the housing industry. “The good news,” Brown said, “is that the Southern Nevada economy […]



New Master Plan Community In Northwest

In another sign that our recovery is in full swing, developers are breaking ground on a new master plan community in the Northwest part of the Valley. Skye Canyon held its groundbreaking ceremony on June 5th.  This is the first big, new residential development to get underway since the recession began. The 1,700-acre project sits […]



Delinquency Rates and Foreclosures Down

Nevada ranks second in 90 day plus delinquency rates and 8th in terms of loans in foreclosure. The Mortgage Bankers Association released their first quarter national survey of mortgage delinquency data.  From a national perspective, mortgage delinquencies and foreclosures declined during the latest reporting period.  New Jersey reported the highest rate of foreclosure starts and loans […]



Las Vegas Camping

As you may be aware, we at LasVegasHomeSpecialist love hiking and camping.  There are so many places to spend time outside here.  Nevada’s prime camping spots offer everything under the stars from family-friendly state parks to remote and romantic getaways. Cathedral Gorge State Park:  Panaca, NV.  A million years ago, Nevada’s desert was drowned under […]