Archive for June, 2015

Homes with character: See some of Las Vegas’ most famous — and infamous — houses

Jun 30 2015

Las Vegas is notorious for not honoring its history — a reputation that has become cemented in videos of casino implosions — but the city’s past can still be …

Google creates unsend feature

Jun 24 2015

Google is making it easier to avoid getting into trouble with a misdirected or inappropriate email.

10 high-end appliances that are worth every penny

Jun 23 2015

Retailers are gearing up for hot summer appliance sales, but which models are worth it in the long-run? Most of the time, you get what you pay for. Here, we bring you Consumer Reports’ list of splurge-worthy appliances.

How to Install a Portable Air Conditioner – Blog

Jun 21 2015

Not every home comes standard with air conditioning, but portable AC units help to make summer heat manageable. Learn how to install one in 7 easy steps.

7 hidden reasons buyers will hate your home | Inman

Jun 19 2015

7 hidden issues that can cause a buyer’s gut reaction of hate toward a particular home.

MGM Grand developer Kirk Kerkorian dies at 98

Jun 18 2015

Kirk Kerkorian, a billionaire real estate investor and former MGM mogul who built some of the world’s glitziest hotels and and outmaneuvered many titans of his time, died Monday night at his home in Beverly Hills, Calif. He was 98.
Kerkorian, who grew up poor in Fresno, Calif., with Armenian immigrant parents, went on to become one of America’s wealthiest real estate players. His net worth stood at $16 billion as recently as 2008, according to Forbes — though that number had since fallen to around $4 billion. Kerkorian’s investments particularly changed the face of Las Vegas, where he built the city’s largest hotel on three separate occasions – most recently the MGM Grand in 1993.
Kerkorian was a brawling amateur boxer, a daredevil pilot and a high-stakes poker player before making his career in real estate. He counted Frank Sinatra and Cary Grant among his close friends, and established a reputation for being media-shy and reclusive.
Among his higher-profile real estate plays included buying and selling MGM three times and similarly flipping his Trans International Airlines on several occasions. In 2000, he made an unsolicited and successful bid for Steve Wynn’s Mirage Resorts, which he acquired in a $4.4 billion cash deal.
He also counted legendary magnate Howard Hughes among his business rivals, and sold MGM to Ted Turner for $1.5 billion in 1986 before buying back the company – sans its film library – from Turner for only $300 million one year later. [NYT] – Rey Mashayekhi

Kids of working moms are better off

Jun 17 2015

A Harvard Business School study finds that daughters of working mothers succeed more in the workplace and their sons grow up to contribute more around the house.

Stumped on what to get dad this year? We can help.

Jun 16 2015

Stumped on what to get dad this year? We can help.
The best Father’s Day gift ideas
Looking for Father’s Day gift ideas? Browse our impressive gifts for dad that are sure to make him proud.

Irony alert: Password-storing company is hacked

Jun 16 2015

Hackers broke into LastPass, the company that stores people’s passwords all in one place.

5 bills that passed in the Legislature that will affect local governments

Jun 15 2015

With the 2015 Legislature in the books, local governments and agencies are beginning to take stock of how they’ll be affected by new laws.