GLVAR donates cash to California Realtors

The Greater Las Vegas Association of Realtors has donated $15,000 to the California Association of Realtors’ disaster relief fund to help people displaced because of wildfires in Southern California.

“Very few of us realize what it’s like to lose everything, and we’ll do what we can to help people in Southern California,” said Devin Reiss, GLVAR president. “This is the second donation that our organization has given to help people who have lost their homes because of wildfires. In August, we donated $5,000 to the South Tahoe Association of Realtors to help after fires burned homes in Lake Tahoe.”

To contribute, send checks or money orders made payable to the California Community Foundation to 445 S. Figueroa St., No. 3400, Los Angeles, CA. 90071-1638. Please write “CAR disaster relief fund” on the memo line on all checks. Online donations can be made at


National Realtors to hold convention

More than 30,000 Realtors are expected to attend the National Association of Realtors convention at the Las Vegas Convention Center Nov. 13-16.

This year the convention is called No Limits and will include a Habitat For Humanity Project.

The convention will feature industry experts, lawmakers, federal agency officials and other guests for a program that addresses the many issues facing today’s residential and commercial real estate markets.

Some of the subjects that will be reviewed include a discussion on economic issues and residential real estate trends with leading economists; land use, property rights and environmental forum; and mortgage lending issues, which will review the current subprime market.


Senior apartments open in Summerlin

Templeton Development Corp. celebrated the grand opening of its 11th Carefree Senior Living Community, Carefree Willows in Summerlin, Oct. 11.

A ceremony was held. Those attending included Clark County Commissioner Susan Brager, Templeton President Ken Templeton, Vice President Carrie Barone, Feng Shui Master Lin Huang, Kennedi Templeton and Vice President of Union Bank of California Adam Karrer.

The complex, 3250 Town Center Drive, opened in May and is leasing new apartment homes to active seniors, Ken Templeton said.

It features 300 apartment homes in two- and three-story buildings.

The grand opening event was held in the 7,000-square-foot Grand Clubhouse, which features a billiards room, entertainment area, computer business center, library and a fitness center.

Other community amenities include a pool, spa, outdoor barbecue facilities, community gardens, golf-putting green and bocce ball court.

Design West from Woodland Hills, Calif. created the interior design. Architectural firm Jawa Studios combined Mediterranean style with specific design functionality unique to senior living.

Carefree Willows is developed by Templeton and managed by Ken Templeton Realty & Investment Inc.

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