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A lot of factors go into delivering a new home

The excitement of building a new home can be more than you can bear, but the letdown of having to postpone a move-in can be just as extreme. As builders experience delays — be it materials arriving late, labor shortage or weather (although that”;s less of an issue in sunny Las Vegas) — sometimes homes simply aren”;t ready by closing date.

Southern Nevada builders meet with lawmakers

Leadership at the Southern Nevada Home Builders Association was pleased to meet recently with our federal elected officials to discuss issues of importance and concern to our industry, our homebuyers and the citizens of metropolitan Las Vegas.

NAHB accepts speaker proposals for 2017 Builders’ Show

The National Association of Home Builders is now seeking proposals to speak at the 2017 NAHB International Builders’ Show. The show, to be held Jan. 10-12 in Orlando, Fla. is the largest annual light construction show in the world, drawing attendees from all facets of the housing industry.

Toll Brothers’ Los Altos home models open

Toll Brothers debuted three single-story model homes in their newest community, Los Altos, April 9 in the Paseos Village of Summerlin. Los Altos boasts four single-story home designs with three exterior styles, ranging from nearly 3,100 square feet to more than 3,800 square feet.

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Expert sees new-home and resale numbers to continue to rise

Dennis Smith, president and CEO of Las Vegas analysis firm Home Builders Research, kicked off the two-day Real Estate Expo at the Cashman Center on Friday morning with an outlook on the Las Vegas housing market.

Drought-tolerant landscaping still king

People always said anything can grow in Las Vegas as long as you water it. Grass yards — both front and back — were quite common at one time. Towering mulberry and fruit-bearing olive trees were the gold standard of contractors building residential communities. But when severe drought warnings and pollen counts began rising dramatically, environmentally conscious homeowners took notice and changed their landscaping preferences.

Homeowners embrace technology in living spaces

Southern Nevada homebuilders are encouraging new-home buyers to consider smart and connected technologies within their living spaces.

Las Vegas builders revitalize with creativity

Las Vegas is known for reinventing itself every few decades. This year may be the year desert contemporary and midcentury modern begin to overtake Las Vegas’ well-known love affair with Mediterranean-style designs.

SILVER NUGGET AWARDS

More than 400 professionals in the Las Vegas homebuilding industry attended the third Silver Nugget Awards ceremony March 19 at the Red Rock Resort. The event was coordinated by the Southern Nevada Home Builders Association and the Las Vegas Review-Journal. The judges were Vincent Barbato, principal of Family Development Homes; Donald Ruthroff, senior associate and senior architect at Dahlin Group Architecture Planning; and W. Rick Sellers, principal-in-charge and president of Carpenter Sellers Del Gatto Architects. Here are the winners:

2016 KITCHEN AND BATH DESIGN

The National Kitchen & Bath Association, in conjunction with the International Builders”; Show, released its much anticipated 2016 Design Trends Survey in Las Vegas in January, highlighting the latest design trends for American kitchens and master baths. Homebuilders, contractors and the homebuying public got a peek at what”;s hot, interesting and up-and-coming for kitchens and bathrooms this year.

Builders use pocket and sliding doors to expand spaces

Builders across Las Vegas are extending indoor living spaces outdoors with the inclusion of sliding or pocket doors, patios and courtyards.

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