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Real Estate Insider

Real Estate Insider

Eli Segall’s Real Estate Insider column appears Saturdays in the Business section.
esegall@reviewjournal.com … @eli_segall on Twitter. 702-383-0342

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Investor still pursues distressed Las Vegas real estate

After the real estate market crashed last decade, investors swooped in for the leftovers. They bought cheap houses in bulk to turn into rentals and snapped up abandoned projects at steep discounts.

Vacant homes on the rise in Las Vegas Valley, report indicates

Housing tracker Attom Data Solutions put out a report this week showing the number of vacant properties around the country and what share of cities’ homes are empty. Las Vegas’ housing market has come a long way since the economy crashed last decade, but if Attom’s numbers are any indication, squatting opportunities have grown in the past year.

Names for holding companies can get creative in Las Vegas

When investors buy commercial real estate, it’s standard practice to acquire the property through a holding company. It’s common to pick a dry, boring name for it. But there are exceptions.