All posts by Andy Karpf


Haunted Harvest Festival 2014

I was lucky enough to be able to participate once again in this year’s Haunted Harvest Festival.  This is an annual event that is put on by our local Joining Forces Committee members of which I am a part of.  The Joining Forces Committee is a group of local businesses that are geared towards helping […]



Downtown Container Park

I recently made my first visit to the Downtown Las Vegas Container Park.  It was a very enjoyable experience.  For those that have not yet ventured down to see it, I would definitely recommend a visit.  The Container Park is located on 7th and Fremont just a few blocks east of the Fremont Street Experience. […]




North Las Vegas Demolishing Abandoned Homes

North Las Vegas City officials are bulldozing abandoned homes that have become targets for criminal activity and squatters.  This is a practice that has become popular in the Rust Belt and officials felt is a necessary step to take in order to eliminate the ugly eyesores of these vacant houses. Asbestos removal and demolition began […]



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 […]