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…
KITEC Plumbing Claim Deadlines Extended

KITEC Plumbing Claim Deadlines Extended

On February 26, 2014, the Court extended all deadlines for owners of Clark County homes that contain Kitec plumbing systems to file claims requesting the available settlement relief.  The Court extended…
Listing Agent Nightmares

Listing Agent Nightmares

Aurora Loan Services foreclosed on a property and subsequently retained Rockcliff Realty to list the property.  One of the features of the home was an attic converted into a bonus room that was accessible…
WHAT IS UNDUE INFLUENCE?

WHAT IS UNDUE INFLUENCE?

WHAT IS UNDUE INFLUENCE? Geraldine Coffey earned $130,000 a year for the past 20 years as a nurse caring for Huguette Clark, a reclusive copper heiress, who resided alone in a 42-room Manhattan apartment…
DID YOU KNOW THAT?

DID YOU KNOW...

Your Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care Decisions does not address this issue. As a result, we recommend the completion of this Affidavit which can also set forth in detail your funeral arrangements. …
In Honor of Black History Month - February 2014

In Honor of Black History Month - February 2014

In honor of Black History Month I wanted to post an interesting piece for Real Estate Agents on the estate of civil rights activist Rosa Parks. Drizin Law is providing this information for educational…
Happy President's Day - Did You Know?

Happy President's Day - Did You Know?

We wish everyone a wonderful President’s Day 2014 and in honor of this time ask the following: DID YOU KNOW?  George Washington only had one tooth. While he wore dentures made of human teeth, animal…
CAREFUL – BIG BROTHER MAY BE WATCHING!!

CAREFUL – BIG BROTHER MAY BE WATCHING!!

The Sellers couldn’t understand why they weren’t getting offers. They had moved out of the home and relied upon their Real Estate Agent to use reasonable efforts to market their home.  However, the…
LAWSUIT WITH A LOT OF BITE

LAWSUIT WITH A LOT OF BITE

In the spirit of the impending holiday I thought I would share with you the story of Tom and Consandra Christmas who purchased 35 acres in Louisiana in 2003.  Next door to the Christmases' property was…
TRANSFER OF REAL PROPERTY AT DEATH WITHOUT PROBATE

TRANSFER OF REAL PROPERTY AT DEATH WITHOUT PROBATE

A “Deed Upon Death” provides for the distribution of your real property upon your death.  The primary advantage is the avoidance of probate and the accompanying fees and delay.  The person who receives…