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Senator Reid to Host Homebuyer Event

Senator Reid to Host Homebuyer Event


Senator Harry Reid along with the City of Las Vegas and the Financial Guidance Center is hosting a fair for people looking to buy a home.

The Smart Start Homebuyer Fair will be Saturday, May 4 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the East Las Vegas Community Center.

The event is free and open to the public. Future homebuyers will have access to all the information they need to make an informed purchase. There will also be information about programs to help first-time buyers make their housing dreams come true.

For more information about the fair call the senator's office at (702) 388-5020, or email homeevent_reid@reid.senate.gov.

Low-Income Senior Apartments Slated for November


A new housing community for very low-income seniors is scheduled to open next month in east Las Vegas.

The Tonopah Lamb Apartments, 4250 E. Tonopah Avenue in Las Vegas, will  provide 34 one-bedroom apartments to qualifying low-income households with at least one household member 62 years old or above. Rent is based on 30 percent of household monthly income, with rental assistance provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

Income limits apply, but no minimum income is required. Additionally, rent includes water, sewer, and trash/snow removal. Applications are now being accepted for housing; there is no application fee, and applicants are not obligated to move in by applying.

Homeownership Seminar Planned

Homeownership Seminar Planned


Clark County Commissioner Lawrence Weekly is hosting a homeownership seminar for everyone in his district on Saturday, February 18.

The Helping Your Dream Become a Reality seminar will be at the West Las Vegas Library from 10 a.m. to noon. It will feature guest speakers who will give people an understanding of how to buy a home. There will also be staff from Consumer Credit Counseling Services along with realtors and bankers. Information booths will be set up for people to follow up with specific questions.

“Homeownership is still the American dream,” Commissioner Weekly said. “This event will bring potential homeowners together with the agencies and people who can help them make that dream a reality.”

The event is free. People are encouraged to arrive early so they are able to speak with everyone that they want to talk with.

Affordable and Accessible Apartments Open

Housing that is both affordable and easily accessible can be difficult to find in southern Nevada. A new apartment complex is filling that gap.

The Park Apartments near Martin Luther King Boulevard and Carey Avenue offer wheelchair-accessible apartments and facilities for a very low price. The complex is loaded with features designed to make getting around easier.

"You can't imagine what its like to be in an electric wheelchair like this and have a bunch of groceries in your lap, and then if you are in a regular place you have to fight the doorway to get into your apartment. Here it is just a touch of a door," resident Phil Ramsey said.

A nonprofit housing company, Accessible Space Inc., will manage the building.

Golden Rainbow Looks for Tenants

Golden Rainbow is looking for someone to move into its two-bedroom town home. 

The non-profit provides housing and financial assistance to people living with AIDS and HIV. The group will provide furniture for the town home and subsidized rent. Rent will only be 30 percent of a tenant's income. The space will be available September 15 on a first-come, first-serve basis. Anyone interested in applying needs to call the Golden Rainbow office 702-384-2899.

The non-profit has been providing permanent housing for men, women and children with AIDS/HIV for 25 years. They want their clients to have a safe place to live while still being able to pay medical expenses.

New Apartments for Disabled Adults Set to Open

New Apartments for Disabled Adults Set to Open

Accessible Space, Inc. (ASI) is hosting an Open House and Dedication Ceremony for the Bob Hogan Apartments, a new, affordable, wheelchair-accessible apartment community for adults with qualifying disabilities located in Las Vegas, at noon Friday.

The event will be held at the Bob Hogan Apartments, 5075 Newport Cove in Las Vegas.  The day will begin with speakers and presentations from local officials, representatives, funders and supporters, and will close with refreshments and a tour of the building.

Sponsored, developed, owned and managed by ASI, Bob Hogan Apartments provides 21 wheelchair accessible apartments for very-low income adults with qualifying disabilities. Development and construction of the Bob Hogan Apartments was made possible with primary funding provided by the U.S.

Housing Prices Climb in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS -- Just five years ago, Las Vegas was booming and in the midst of a housing bubble. But that bubble burst, leaving home prices plummeting. Now for the first time in years, housing prices are climbing again.

A new report shows Las Vegas is one of two cities that saw an increase in home prices in the U.S. in recent months.

"Las Vegas is a very dynamic market. When it was going up, it was news. When it's going down, it's news," said Dr. Nasser Daneshvary with UNLV's Lied Institute for Real Estate Studies.

Dr. Daneshvary just wrapped up a year long study on the local real estate market.

"I think the prices have bottomed out. It is the sign of things getting better, or at least being stable without going down," he said.

His focus was foreclosures, but says it's a positive sign that Las Vegas is one of two metro areas to post gains in monthly home sale prices.