February 20, 2013
A gift from the live chat makes Sisqo proud (thong th thong thong thong). An uncomfortable UK “trip” report. The Amazing Johnathan is here. A technology challenge. New homes are half price. Show notes:
- Visit LASIK of Nevada (50% Off Premium LASIK + $200 more if you mention VVN)
- Visit Bread and Butter, LV. The best bakery in Las Vegas!
- LiLV Stuff
- Birthday Cake (Thanks Ira and Marie)
- A thong-ful gift from the live chat
- Hotel Tonight App (website)
- ICE Show (photos)
- UK Trip (photos)
- Broken Toe (photos)
- The Amazing Johnathan’s Burn Unit (video)
- New Home Builds (photos, website)
- Weather (sun people, where’s the sun?) / LiLV Pool (40s does not help me!)
- LiLV Stuff
February 15, 2009
What a fun show to record! Thanks everybody who joined the live video streaming session!!
With the real estate environment in Las Vegas struggling, we wondered what was available in the loft market. I’ve always thought there was something inherently groovy about lofts. . .seems like they’d be the place where Las Vegas hipsters might hang out. So for this episode of the Living in Las Vegas Podcast, we visit three brand-new(ish) Las Vegas lofts available for your living enjoyment. Show notes:
This episode was recorded as both an audio file (found here) AND a video. The original video was over 18GB in size so we’re working on creating a more management size file to add to our RSS file. It will be added as a separate post.)
- Listener Line: 206.312.0105
- Sign up for Email Alerts (form found on our website)
- Newport Lofts
- C2 Lofts
November 30, 2008
Having recently been told by a cop who lives a few doors down to have a critical eye about any suspicious vehicle in the area, I saw a van+trailer in our neighborhood today that was out of place and decided to see what they were up to.
I was surprised by what I learned.
After a few questions, and while the woman I spoke to rifled through a large quantity of paperwork, I learned that this husband and wife team were “cleaners”. Fanny Mae had hired them to go to a foreclosed home that had been abandoned and to, well, clean it. . .inside and out. Their job is to remove any items left behind (tables, sofas, pots, pans, etc.) and to clean the place up. And besides getting the inside straighten up, they focus their efforts on the outside of the home and do some light yard maintenance as well.
Why was this a surprise?
Because we’ve seen several homes in the area that were in foreclosure and clearly being neglected as a result. This, of course, further increases the difficulty of selling one of these homes. Come to find out, the hiring of “cleaners” is a common practice of Fannie Mae. Who knew? This is good to know. Our Home Owners Association is currently dealing with the fact that the few foreclosures in our neighborhood are looking bad as a result of no yard maintenance. And getting the banks to respond to requests to clean a house, even if it includes fines, has proven largely unsuccessful.
Although this foreclosure business is bad news, and there is no question that Fannie Mae contributed mightily to this problem, I am happy that they are smart enough to recognize that a clean house, inside and OUT, is a more sellable house.
May 25, 2007
In a blatant attempt to force Scott to address her as “Madam Secretary”, Melissa was elected to our Home Owners Association (HOA). For today’s Living In Las Vegas Podcast, we explore the life of an elected official and also talk about celebrating our oldest daughter’s 21 birthday. Show notes:
- Intro by Jim in Iowa
- Sponsor Podcasts Interwoven’s GearUp Podcast, Acutrack Podcast, Polycom On Demand
- Weather/Pool Report
- Listener Questions: Doug in Minnesota
- New Studio
- Heather’s 21st Birthday Celebration
- Cougar go boom
- Melissa’s HOA Election
- The Powers of an HOA
- Side note: Oprah Magazine
June 29, 2006
If you’ve spent any time watching local TV, you know that when a builder goes to the commission for a variance, it is almost always granted. In this version of the Living In Las Vegas Podcast, we talk about how our little neighborhood took on a big builder. . .and won! Show notes:
- Listener Comments
- New, Leaner MP3 File Size
- Live Chat on the site
- Taking on a Big Builder and Winning
- This week’s Hot or Horrible [burp]