Past headlines 12/20

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Average home prices linger high at year's end

Average home sales in Carson City for the last three months show a market that continues to sell, despite prices that encourage riskier financing methods.

The average sales price of a single-family home in November was $343,839, according to the city assessor's office, which tracks all home sales in Carson City. A home sold for $347,540 on average in October and $357,664 in September. A local loan officer said consumers continue to take out nonconventional loans because of the higher prices.

Martinovich is Gibbons' choice to lead NDOT

Gov.-elect Jim Gibbons said Tuesday he has appointed Susan Martinovich director of the Nevada Department of Transportation.

She would be the first woman to hold that position, but Gibbons alone doesn't have the authority to name her director. Under Nevada law, the director of NDOT is selected and serves at the pleasure of the transportation board. That board is led by the governor but also includes the lieutenant governor, attorney general and controller as well as voting civilian appointees. The board will have to vote on the appointment before Martinovich takes over.


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