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  • Real Estate

    High-Rises and the Return of Cheap Credit

    Yet another sign the real estate market is on the rebound: Even high-rise condos—the sector most brutally clobbered by the Great Recession—are looking attractive to lenders today. After years of tight credit after the crash, Chase and Wells Fargo now offer lending options with only a 10 percent down payment on units at The Martin (formerly Panorama Tower North).

  • In Real Estate, Old Truths for a New Year

    No one’s ready to say a real estate rebound is here to stay. But at least we now have a hint of positive uncertainty. Here are a few things we’ve learned about real estate, Vegas style, as we lurch into 2013.

  • Style

    Small Space, Big Impact

    By Melinda Sheckells

    By Las Vegas standards, 1,053 square feet isn’t a very large dwelling. Homes here have bathrooms bigger than that. Yet walking into Joey Avino’s condo in the Martin, a recently renovated high-rise on Dean Martin Drive overlooking CityCenter, guests are awestruck by how he managed to accomplish so many things in such compact quarters. It’s a lesson in the economy of space—certainly for Avino, who passed on a higher-priced unit on a upper floor for a smaller unit and poured the funds he saved into an extensive remodel.

  • Upgrades

    The Lowdown on High-Rises

    By James P. Reza

    The Martin, formerly Panorama Tower North, recently unveiled its $3 million makeover, dashing its icy corporate style to create a warmer, community-minded residential space. The move, choreographed by Los Angeles design firm the Kor Group, was initiated to entice more buyers to the site just west of CityCenter.

  • The Latest

    To Sell a Condo

    By James P. Reza

    Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis made us laugh. But today, the building at the intersection of the streets named after them is another of the Valley’s many high-rise real estate casualties. Its owner, however, is banking on more smiles in the future.