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Affordable Housing Being Built at Westcliff and Durango Drives

A new affordable housing complex is set to open in June, but developers are taking applications right now.

The nonprofit NevadaHAND is developing the Westcliff Pines 2 Senior Apartments at Westcliff Drive and Durango Drive. The complex will feature one and two bedroom apartments with rent starting at $411 per month.

However, there is a income limit for people applying to live at the complex. The maximum income for a household of one is $21,555 and $24,600 for a household of two.

People interested in living in the new apartments can apply at the Westcliff Pines Senior Apartments, 8206 Silver Sky Circle, or online at nevadahand.org.

Applications will be accepted through Feb. 28. Renters will be chosen through a lottery system. Applications received after Feb. 28 will be placed on a waiting list.

NevadaHand is nonprofit dedicated to providing housing solutions for low-income people.

  

Sales of Land, Homes in Summerlin Continue to Surge

The developer of the master-planned community sold significantly more land between April and June of this year, compared to the same time last year.

Summerlin land and home sales keep surging as Las Vegas’ home construction business rebounds from the recession.

Read more in Vegas Inc.

App Helps House Hunters Track Down Homes in Summerlin

App Helps House Hunters Track Down Homes in Summerlin

 

There is a new way to find a new home in Summerlin: your smartphone.

The Howard Hughes Corporation has launched a new smartphone app that is a search engine for new homes throughout the more than 22,000-acre master-planned community.

According to the company, there are more than 11 actively selling neighborhoods currently selling new homes in the area.

House hunters can search homes by style, price range, number of bedrooms or bathrooms, and specific Summerlin village.

The app also provides floor plans, color photos, videos and directions. Users can also email a builders sales agent directly from the app.

The app is available now for free for iPhones or Android. It can be found by searching "Summerlin" in their app stores. 

HUD-Owned Homes to be Auctioned Saturday

HUD-Owned Homes to be Auctioned Saturday

 

More than 100 homes owned by the federal government will be auctioned this weekend at the JW Marriott.

Hudson & Marshall, in conjunction with BLB Resources, was selected by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to partner with the agency to auction the homes Saturday at the hotel near Summerlin.

There will be two separate buying opportunities. The first auction scheduled at 11 a.m. (registration begins at 9 a.m.) is for owner-occupants only and will feature approximately 70 properties in the Las Vegas area. Buyers must certify that they have not purchased a HUD-owned property within the past two years as an owner-occupant, and acknowledge they will occupy the property as a primary residence for at least 12 months. Qualified buyers may receive special Federal Housing Administration (FHA) $100-down homebuyer financing and up to 3 percent in closing costs paid by HUD.

Realtors Give Free Advice

Realtors Give Free Advice

Realtors offered free advice to homeowners during a stop of the Home Ownership Matters bus Tuesday.

The bus stopped at the Boca Park shopping area near Charleston Boulevard and Rampart Boulevard. The event was sponsored by the Greater Las Vegas Association of Realtors. People could ask questions about buying or selling a home in a challenging market.

"If you are interested in home ownership, now is a great time in southern Nevada. Prices and interest rates are at their most attractive level for buyers. Please consult a Realtor with all the information to find the perfect house," Paul Bell with  the Greater Las Vegas Association of Realtors said. 

WATCH: The Arts Take Center Stage

LAS VEGAS -- Las Vegas is transforming into a cultural mecca, and this weekend, 8 News NOW takea you inside as the arts take center stage.

From the new Smith Center for Performing Arts, to the Neon Boneyard and Arts District, Las Vegas is doing more with arts and theater than ever before.

8 News NOW and our Community Pride sponsors will be the first to take you through the new buildings and give you a sneak peak at what's to come in the next year in our special.