When Paula Lane toured Vantage Lofts a few years ago, the stylish, mothballed Henderson condo complex was a scary sight. Windows were boarded up, birds were flying inside, upscale appliances had vanished, and air conditioners were caked in dirt. At one point in recent years, a homeless person moved into the sales office across the…

Las Vegas’ soaring home prices outpaced wage growth at one of the fastest rates in the nation the past few years, a new report shows. The average weekly wage in Southern Nevada in the second quarter last year was $ 825, up just 2.2 percent from two years earlier. But the median sales price of…

Sunday, March 22, 2015 | 2 a.m. The valley’s home landscape can begin to feel a bit tired after a while — row after row of beige cookie-cutter houses with matching doors, fixtures and landscaping. The inside of our homes can feel equally bland at times, with standard beige paint, builder-grade cabinets and sandstone-tiled rooms….

L.E. Baskow The manicured grounds and pool are a welcoming feature at the home of Jack and Laura Sommer. The house, shown Friday, March 20, 2015, is on the market for $ 7.95 million in the Spanish Trail Country Club. By Eva Chidester (contact) Tuesday, March 24, 2015 | 2 a.m. Home For Sale by Jack…

Source: Better Homes and Gardens survey M.J. Stevens, Special to The Sunday Monday, March 23, 2015 | 2 a.m. Nest now: Home design trends for 2015 The millennial generation is growing up, and they see value in owning a home. Roughly 42 percent of millennials say they want to buy a house in the next…

By Katie Visconti (contact) Monday, March 16, 2015 | 3:42 p.m. California Way, Henderson, NV The Henderson Fire Department responded a house fire early this morning after receiving multiple 9-1-1 calls from surrounding residents. Firefighters arrived at the home on California Way, near Lake Mead Parkway and Boulder Highway, this morning at about 12:15 a.m.,…

Las Vegas’ once-huge rate of underwater homeowners keeps improving, but as price-growth slows, the flow of borrowers escaping upside-down status has slowed with it. An estimated 26.4 percent of Southern Nevada homeowners with mortgages were underwater — meaning their debt outweighed their home value — in the fourth quarter last year, according to a new…

Nevada’s foreclosure woes worsened last month as lenders seized more homes than in January and filed more default notices, a new report shows. One in every 569 homes statewide received a foreclosure-related filing in February, up 7 percent from January and 12 percent from a year ago, according to RealtyTrac. Nevada’s foreclosure rate was second-highest…

When the powerful out-of-state company looked to build a big facility in Nevada, there were high-fives all around. Backers said it would diversify the economy, pump in hundreds of technical jobs, lure other big business and improve the area’s image. The governor met with the CEO and, prodded to do whatever it takes, called a…

In 1984, executives throughout Southern Nevada supported the possible opening of a Citicorp credit-card processing center in Las Vegas, as well as a special session of the Legislature to pass new laws to bring the company in. Backers urged quick action, saying the facility would improve the area’s image and diversify the casino-heavy economy with…