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Lady Luck Casino Las Vegas - New Construction Soon? - 06/29/08 07:26 PM
The name "Lady Luck" has been an oxymoron in recent years for the Las Vegas hotel casino, but it's not always been that way. Before the latest news, here's a quick history. The property opened in 1961 as "Honest John's", a news stand with 17 slot machines. By 1968 it grew into the Lady Luck casino and from there added a new hotel tower in 1986 and a second in 1989. This period was also the beginning of the Las Vegas Strip resort building boom that began to take it's toll on the downtown properties. In 1995, the $70 million Fremont (3 comments)
FHA - Banning down payment assistance again? - 06/12/08 12:37 AM
HUD / FHA did ban the 3% down payment gifts from organizations like Nehemiah, AmeriDream, and Partners in Charity late last year. A federal judge granted a temporary injunction blocking the move and this spring ruled that HUD / FHA "failed to provide a rational basis in support" of the ban. Well the new and improved ban version is back, and there is now a public comment period open on it. Story in the Wall Street Journal Just a heads up for those that may have clients interested in using one of these programs for their down payment.
If you are interested in (5 comments)
FHA Loans - Stoves NOT Required - 06/11/08 10:43 PM
With the REOs out there, it isn't unusual to run into home where the appliances moved out with the former owners. Unfortunately these foreclosure bargains are also in the price range of many hoping to use FHA loans. There was a general opinion out there that a stove had to be in the home for it to meet the minimum standards for FHA. I've run into this some time ago, and found that in 2006 there where changes made and that appliances in general were no longer required, but only noted if they were there on the new Fannie Mae Uniform Residential Appraisal Report - (10 comments)
Las Vegas Springs Preserve Birthday Party - 06/06/08 04:30 PM
Springs Preserve is celebrating it's first birthday Sunday June 8 from 11AM to 4PM. Entertainment will include comedy by Second City, music by Killian's Angels and the Pickadillos and a performance by the Celtic Storm Dancers. There will be face painting, a garden party and behind the scene tours. Now comes my favorite part of the celebration.....all you can eat ice cream! Yep, you read that right, there will be all you can eat ice cream! This is a great way to spend a warm Sunday afternoon in Las Vegas.....entertainment and ice cream at the Springs Preserve while enjoying nature in the desert. If you don't know about Springs Preserve, check out my (2 comments)
Las Vegas Home Prices Falling !!! - Or are they? - 06/02/08 04:37 AM
You hear it in the news, Las Vegas home prices and those across the nation continue to fall into the abyss. This perception is keeping the value of the dollar down, something that we all pay for at the pump and the grocery store, to name a few. Worse yet for the home buyer, is what it may cost them by using these news blasts trying to find the 'bottom of the market'. Are these reports true, or is a good deal of the mainstream media misleading the pubic, either intentionally for attention and ratings, or simply passing along half truths by failing to check sources and be objective? I'll let you decide. There are median price reports from typically reputable (7 comments)
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