Reno – The Nevada Association of REALTORS (NVAR) has hired Dan Eckles, a former managing editor of the Sparks Tribune, as its communications, marketing and publishing specialist. Eckles, a longtime resident of Northern Nevada, previously worked as a community liaison for the Washoe County School District and its Board of Trustees. Before that, he worked as the sports editor … [Read more...] about Nevada Association of REALTORS Hires Former Sparks Tribune Editor Dan Eckles
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One of the first questions that comes up during a discussion of the residential housing market is whether it’s a buyer’s or a seller’s market – who’s got the advantage? After the housing bubble burst in 2006 and the events of the recession, Nevada’s housing market began to grow again over the last four years, with 2013 stronger than 2014, and 2015 looking a lot like 2013. … [Read more...] about Nevada’s Residential Housing Market
RENO – The Nevada Association of REALTORS (NVAR) named longtime Reno REALTOR Kevin Sigstad as its 2015 Nevada REALTOR of the Year for his continued service to the statewide association, the real estate profession and his community. National Association of REALTORS (NAR) First Vice President Elizabeth Mendenhall presented the award to Sigstad while attending NVAR’s recent … [Read more...] about NVAR Honors Kevin Sigstad as its REALTOR of the Year for 2015
Nevada homeowners fared well during the state’s 2015 legislative session that concluded this week, according to leaders of the Nevada Association of REALTORS. “Besides helping Nevada families by increasing funds for education, legislators passed several laws that should help homeowners throughout our state,” said NVAR President Kevin Sigstad, a longtime local REALTOR based … [Read more...] about Homeowners Fared Well in Legislature, Says Nevada Association of REALTORS
As the Nevada Legislature wraps up this month, state lawmakers will be addressing several issues important to homeowners and the local housing market. One of the most crucial, and perhaps most complex, deals with foreclosures by homeowner associations. Groups representing HOAs are fighting any legislation that could threaten or eliminate the so-called super priority lien … [Read more...] about Nevada Lawmakers Should Heed FHFA Warning When Addressing HOA Foreclosure Issue
AB 125 will correct out-of-control housing defect litigation Las Vegas, NV – This week the Nevada legislature is taking up meaningful reform of a broken “Chapter 40” construction defect law that is costly for homeowners and builders alike, the Nevada Home Builders Association reports. AB 125, strongly supported by the homebuilders and others, would restore the intent of … [Read more...] about Nevada Homebuilders, Other Voices: Restore Balance, Fairness to Chapter 40
“I am optimistic they will come together. Once the session commences, the realization usually sets in, that they were elected to do the people’s business and most understand that involves compromise.” Carole Vilardo | President, Nevada Taxpayers Association - “With internal leadership struggles appearing to now be behind us, policymakers can now get down to business and … [Read more...] about Are You Optimistic That Our Legislators Will Work Together This Session?
Las Vegas Will Launch 1 Million Cups to Educate, Connect Local Entrepreneurs 1 Million Cups, a program to engage, educate and connect entrepreneurs, launched in Las Vegas on Wednesday, August 13. The weekly event will be located in the inNEVation Center, powered by Switch. 1 Million Cups is a weekly gathering that is building startup communities over cups of coffee and … [Read more...] about Educating, Connecting Entrepreneurs; Median Home Price Hits $200,000; 5K to Raise Funds for Kids with Cancer
RENO – Thoran Towler, who has served as Nevada’s labor commissioner for three years, is joining the Nevada Association of REALTORS (NVAR) as its general counsel. He will provide legal counsel to NVAR, oversee the legal information line operated by the association and play a key role in the government affairs activities of one of the state’s largest professional associations. … [Read more...] about Thoran Towler Joins Nevada Association of REALTORS as General Counsel
For the last two years, Nevada’s residential housing market has seen substantial rebound, with significant effect on prices. Lowered median home prices have created low inventory and a seller’s market, which in turn impacted distressed properties and neighborhoods. “People are a lot smarter today, having learned from mistakes that occurred in the market; buyers are much … [Read more...] about Nevada’s Residential Market: A Season of Change
“Candlelighters of Southern Nevada is special to me because of the support, education, hope and advocacy they provide families of children with cancer. It’s important for these families to know they are not alone and that someone cares.” Justin Brown | Vice President Regulatory Affairs, Southwest Gas “My most compassionate feelings go out to the single-parent homeless. Our … [Read more...] about What is your favorite charity?
“My hope for 2013 is that we find a way to reduce the stigma of HIV/AIDS across the nation so that we may better combat this terrible disease.” Lea Carrasco-Zanini • Executive Director, Golden Rainbow - - “My hope is our company continues to grow and receives a television network deal to further our brand and athlete exposure. I also want to continue giving back to the … [Read more...] about What is your hope for 2013?
“Nevada’s economy will mirror that of the overall U.S. economy, in 2013. Our country is facing a challenging financial outlook with large (and growing) federal & state budget deficits, looming tax increases, and likely spending cuts on numerous domestic programs.” Brian D. Lawenda, M.D. • Clinical Director and Radiation Oncologist, 21st Century Oncology “Our community … [Read more...] about Will Nevada’s economy be better this time next year?
“To me, and to millions of Americans over the years, the American Dream often involves owning your own home. With our economy and housing market in Nevada showing signs of recovery, I look forward to seeing the home ownership rate in our state going back up in the coming years.” Blane Johnson • President, Nevada Association of REALTORS. “For me, the dream is to do work I … [Read more...] about What does the “American Dream” mean to you?
“My children. Not so much in the traditional sense of making sure they’re safe and sound, but in the sense of their well being if something happened to my wife and I. We’re currently in the process of drafting our estate documents; designating guardians for our young children is of upmost importance at this stage.” Justin Thomas, CFP® • Shareholder/Wealth Advisor, TCI Wealth … [Read more...] about What keeps you up at night?
Remember when buying a home was as simple as liking the neighborhood, peeking inside closets, flushing the toilets and filling out papers? These days, Nevada’s residential real estate market is a maze to be navigated, with buyers and sellers alike having to juke and swivel around such things as turbulent national and state economies, a saturated market, rampant unemployment, … [Read more...] about A “Fixer Upper”: Navigating the New Residential Market
CEO Reno, NV Number of Employees: 9 Years in Nevada: 17 Years with Company: 2 How did you first get into your profession? I entered the real estate profession in 1994, after years as a radio and television news reporter and anchor. We moved to the Carson Valley area to raise our children, and I became a successful Realtor, then a co-owner of a leading firm in the … [Read more...] about Rob Wigton: Nevada Association of Realtors (NVAR)