Happy Presidents' Day!

Happy Presidents' Day!

Enjoy your holiday with a few interesting facts… Originally established in 1885 in recognition of President George Washington, it is still officially called “Washington’s Birthday” by the federal…
dentity Theft Tips from the Internal Revenue Service

Identity Theft Tips from the Internal Revenue Service

Since 2013, the efforts of the Criminal Investigative Division of the Internal Revenue Service has resulted in nearly 2000 criminal convictions for identity theft.  The IRS, the states and the tax industry…
Marriage and Property Ownership Insights from a Nevada Divorce Attorney

Marriage and Property Ownership Insights from a Nevada Divorce Attorney

How should your married client's title property? As a Nevada divorce attorney, I am always looking for ways to maximize my client's estates. When they divorce, they have to divide their assets in half.…
Latest NRED Disciplinary Action

Latest NRED Disciplinary Action

Property management seems to continue to be the most consistent violation. The June/July Open House Publication of the Nevada Real Estate Division identified eight (8) Licensees who were disciplined regarding…
Transferring Homes without Probate

Transferring Homes without Probate

Your client asks you if there is a way to title their home in a manner that will avoid probate.  Probate is the manner in which title to property (real and personal) is changed, through court action,…
FORM OR NO FORM: THAT IS THE QUESTION!

FORM OR NO FORM: THAT IS THE QUESTION!

A question has often been asked as to whether a licensee who does nothing more than referring a client to another licensee is required to execute a Duties Owed form. The Nevada Real Estate Division recently…
Agent and Broker included in $100 Million Discrimination Suit and Department of Justice Action

Agent and Broker included in $100 Million Discrimination Suit and Department of Justice Action

In January 2010, Chicago native and comedian George Willborn and his wife made a $1.7 million offer on the 5-bedroom home, which the Sellers accepted. However, the Sellers subsequently refused to sign…
OVERWORKED AND UNDERAPPRECIATED

OVERWORKED AND UNDERAPPRECIATED

Real estate agents are constantly on the go competing for clients, stressing over closings and trying to stay aware of the latest rules and regulations.  This is what I affectionately refer to as “The…
When HOA dues are not PAID?

When HOA dues are not PAID…?

I was recently contacted by a Las Vegas Real Estate Agent regarding a tenant they had placed on a property.  The agent stated that their tenant received a note on the door stating the owner had not paid…
Shoot Your Ex - for Valentine’s Day!

Shoot Your Ex - for Valentine’s Day!

I just read an article in the Las Vegas Review Journal highlighting the “Machine Guns Vegas” special for Valentine’s Day.  Can’t wait to take my wife there, and if I do for Valentine’s Day,…
Debt Forgiveness Tax Relief on the Horizon

Debt Forgiveness Tax Relief on the Horizon

Despite significant recovery in home prices, independent estimates from economic analytics firm CoreLogic show that there are still roughly 5 million homeowners whose homes are worth less than the outstanding…
SQUATTERS?? DUE DILIGENCE REQUIRED

SQUATTERS?? DUE DILIGENCE REQUIRED

Southern Nevada has an ongoing problem with people occupying housing where they have no legal right to be. Squatters are technically trespassers who occupy space without a lease, without any legal claim…
THROWN UNDER THE HOA BUS, BUT STILL KICKING

THROWN UNDER THE HOA BUS, BUT STILL KICKING

The anxiety filled wait is over as the Nevada Supreme Court has decided that when HOAs foreclose on their 9-month HOA superpriority lien, first deeds of trust are wiped out and the buyer at the HOA lien…
Terms of a Lease Agreement

Terms of a Lease Agreement

As a landlord, you’ll be creating the lease agreement that your tenants must abide by. Because you are the owner of the property, the lease agreement can be as simple or as difficult as you choose. If…
Fail to Guess Correctly? YOU could Lose your License!! Moral Turpitude and NRS 645.633

Fail to Guess Correctly? YOU could Lose your License!! Moral Turpitude and NRS 645.633

  Finally, a finding of moral turpitude would usually require an independent judicial or administrative determination that the crime committed was actually one involving moral turpitude. A finding…
BANKS ARE FIGHTING BACK......A LITTLE

BANKS ARE FIGHTING BACK......A LITTLE

After years of not pursuing their rights and a hands-off approach to the onslaught of short sales and foreclosures in Las Vegas, banks are taking a closer look at what really qualifies as a short sale…
REAL ESTATE AGENT SAFETY CONCERNS - PART I

REAL ESTATE AGENT SAFETY CONCERNS - PART I

I recently received an email regarding an update on the investigation of the murder of 27-year-old Ashley Oakland. Ashley was showing townhouses in 2011 when her body was found in a model unit in Iowa. Police…
LONG TERM CARE OMBUDSMAN PROGRAM

INSIGHT ABOUT THE NEVADA LONG TERM CARE OMBUDSMAN PROGRAM

The mission of the Nevada Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program advocates on behalf of residents to improve their quality of life and quality of care in long-term care settings. I recently had the opportunity…