reno real estate: December 2016 Reno-Sparks Market Report - 01/16/17 09:28 AM
The Reno real estate market remains tight.  Home sales typically slow down at the end of the year.  This last year was no exception.  According to the December 2016 Reno-Sparks Market Report, December posted 5% less sales than November.  The median sale price fell 3% lower than the previous month as well to just under $300K.  If you were looking to purchase something in a lower price range, my suggestion would be to consider a condo or looking outside the City of Reno.
December 2016 Reno-Sparks Market ReportAccording to the Reno/Sparks Association of REALTORS®, the median sale price for a Reno/Sparks home sold … (0 comments)

reno real estate: Reno Tahoe International Adds Another Direct Flight - 12/27/16 10:28 AM
Reno Tahoe International added another direct flight to its roster recently.  JetBlue flies directly from Reno to Long Beach and New York.  Four different airlines provide direct services to LAX.  Southwest regularly schedules direct flights to Oakland.  Volaris provides international non-stops to Mexico.  As of last week, Delta now provides a non-stop to and from Atlanta.
Reno Tahoe International Airport NewsExactly one week ago, Delta Airlines took its inaugural non-stop flight from Reno Tahoe International Airport to Atlanta.  This gives more out-of-town skiers an opportunity to fly in to our Reno community to enjoy the great skiing at Lake Tahoe resorts.  It also … (0 comments)

reno real estate: November 2016 Reno-Sparks Market Report - 12/19/16 11:07 AM
Sales of Reno-Sparks homes decreased from their summer highs.  However, that doesn't mean we should worry about another bubble bursting.  This is actually typical for this time of year.  Read my November 2016 Reno Market Report below to find out what happened in our local real estate market last month.
November 2016 Reno-Sparks Market ReportAccording to the Reno/Sparks Association of REALTORS®, the median price for a Reno-Sparks home sold in November 2016 was $310,000.  This was slightly up from October's median of $309,500.  This marked a 6% increase from November 2015.  Over the past 12 months, the Reno-Sparks real estate market saw … (0 comments)

reno real estate: Reno Food Banks Need Your Help for the Holidays - 12/05/16 10:17 AM
Did you know that millions of American men, women and children go to bed hungry every night?  According to FeedingAmerican.org, over 42 million US citizens experienced food insecurity in 2015.  Every single county in the US reported families or individuals struggling with food insecurity.  Reno food banks need your help this holiday season.  Don't let another family suffer through the holidays.
Demand for Help from Reno Food Banks is Always HighThe demand for food from local Reno food banks happens year round.  During the holidays, people tend to be a little more giving.  However, if at all possible, please consider donating whatever you … (0 comments)

reno real estate: October 2016 Reno Market Report - 11/21/16 01:32 AM
Affordability continues to be THE topic of conversation in the Reno real estate market.  Prices increased almost 10% from the same time last year.  On the other hand, sales have slowed down.  However, that is typical for this time of year.  Inventory levels also increased.  For a more in depth look at the October 2016 Reno Market Report, please read on.
October 2016 Reno Market ReportAccording to the Reno/Sparks Association of REALTORS®, the median sale price for a single-family residential Reno/Sparks home sold in October 2016 was $306,425.  While this increased 9.5% from the previous October's median, it dipped slightly (1.2%) from … (0 comments)

reno real estate: July 2016 Reno Home Sales - 08/29/16 03:11 AM
The July 2016 Reno Home Sales Report showed a decrease in sales from last year.  Experts believe that several months of high sales depleted inventory.  The fast moving inventory hasn't kept up with new construction and existing homes coming onto the market.  If this doesn't change, sales may level out soon.
July 2016 Reno Home SalesAccording to statistics related by the Northern Nevada Regional Multiple Listing Service, a total of 566 single-family homes were sold throughout Washoe County in July 2016.  This reportedly dropped 14% from June 2016 and came in 13% less than July 2015.  Of those, 376 were July 2016 … (0 comments)

reno real estate: 1401 Midtown Reno Development Currently Underway - 06/20/16 02:45 AM
Back in April, I talked about two midtown Reno real estate developments that were set to be opened up later this year.  Completion of one of these, the 1401 Midtown Reno development, is just weeks away.
1401 Midtown RenoS3 Development Company purchased the property at 1401 Midtown Reno a year and a half ago.  Heritage Bank of Nevada used to call it home.  Renovation of the 9000 square foot bank building is currently underway, with plans for an additional 12,000 square feet to be added to it.  The 21,000 square foot finished product will house offices, retail space, a restaurant and residential … (0 comments)

reno real estate: April 2016 Existing Reno Home Sales Report - 05/09/16 06:11 AM
According to research done by the Reno Gazette Journal, we are feeling a little deja vu here in the Reno real estate market.  We are experiencing a bit of a boomerang market that feels an awful lot like the one we saw here more than a decade ago.  Buyers are in search of Reno homes and the demand is high.  There are both positives and negatives to this type of market.  The April 2016 Existing Reno Home Sales Report indicated that sales have gone down but prices are on the rise.  Here is a wrap-up of our local market conditions.
April 2016 … (1 comments)

reno real estate: March 2016 Reno Market Report Shows Rise in Home Values - 04/11/16 05:05 AM
The March 2016 Reno Market Report shows a rise in home values.  Sales are up.  Prices are on the rise.  Buyers are starting to feel the pinch of a Seller's market when looking for their next Reno home.  What can Buyers and Sellers glean from this latest report?
March 2016 Reno Market ReportThe Reno/Sparks Association of REALTORS® recently released their statistics for the March 2016 Reno Market Report.  The percentage of Reno homes priced between $150,000 to $250,000 that went under contract in March rose from 65% in February to 72% in March.  That's quite a jump in just one month.  New listings … (2 comments)

reno real estate: Downtown Reno Condo Complex Starts Construction Soon - 03/14/16 04:55 AM
New construction continues its rise in our Reno community.  A new 28-unit, mixed-use Downtown Reno condo complex starts construction soon.  Construction is scheduled to begin later this month or early next month.  The complex is expected to officially open its doors in late 2016.
Downtown Reno Condo ComplexCathexes LLC and the Don J Clark Group are the masterminds behind this new Downtown Reno condo complex located at 235 Ralston Street.  They want to bring style to living spaces in the downtown area.  The five-story structure will have retail space on the bottom floor.  The businesses that Cathexes is hoping to attract to this … (0 comments)

reno real estate: February 2016 Reno Real Estate Market Report - 03/08/16 02:19 AM
Our Reno community is seeing some great movement in home sales.  The February 2016 Reno Real Estate Market Report showed that demand is outpacing active listings.  That's great news for Sellers, provided they don't decide to overprice their home.  But what does this mean for Buyers?  You'll have to read on to find out!
February 2016 Reno Real Estate Market ReportAccording to the February 2016 Reno Real Estate Market Report, active listings were up by around 100 compared to January 2016.  The amount of homes sold were also up (416 Reno homes closed last month).  This tapped into inventory levels, causing them … (2 comments)

reno real estate: 35th Annual Reno Toy Run - 11/30/15 12:14 PM
Mark your calendars and reserve Sunday, December 6th for this special event! Every year since 1980 the Reno Toy Run has been there for our community, allowing us to provide much needed help to Reno families at Christmas, and local children’s charities all year round. All funds collected stay local.
The Reno Toy Run is the largest motorcycle community event, attended by motorcyclists of all types and ages, from Harleys to Sport and Dirt Bikes. While riding is dependent on the weather, Reno residents and businesses have never failed to bring Christmas Spirit to our community.
Event Information:
35th Annual Reno Toy Run
Date/Time: December 6th @ 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. (Parade begins at 11:00 … (0 comments)

reno real estate: October 2015 Reno Home Sale Market Report - 11/23/15 02:42 AM
October 2015 Reno Home Sale Market Report. October median sales price has declined for the past 3 months. This is the first time we've seen such a decline in median home prices since January 2012.  The median price was down 2% to $280,000 compared to $285,000 in September.
October 2015 Reno Home Sale Market ReportGood news, median sales price was up 8% from October 2014. October unit sales at 528 are down 8% from September and up 8% compared to October 2014. This is the fourth highest October unit sales in history exceeded only by October 2009 at 553. October new listings are down 13% … (1 comments)

reno real estate: Your Reno Neighborhood - 11/16/15 09:28 AM
Your Reno Neighborhood. It's all about coming together as neighborhood citizens and drive positive change in our impressive Reno communities. Not only is being an active member in your neighborhood valuable to you and your family, it also assists our larger community grow and develop. Our Neighborhood Advisory Boards are the ideal opportunities for residents looking to become neighborhood leaders.
The City of Reno is branched into five City Council wards. Each ward has one representative on the Reno City Council. The City Council also includes one At-Large Councilmember and the Mayor. Each of the City’s five wards are represented by a respective Neighborhood Advisory Board (NAB). Each NAB will meet once each month on an ongoing … (0 comments)

reno real estate: September 2015 Reno Home Sale Market Report - 10/26/15 03:58 AM
The September 2015 Reno Home Sale Market Report showed that it continues to be a Seller's market.  That is because there is a 3.4 month inventory supply available.  Reno Buyers will be happy to note that the median price was slightly lower than August.  However, it is up almost 20% from September 2014.  For your convenience, you will find a breakdown of the September 2015 Reno Home Sale Market Report below.
September 2015 Reno Home Sale Market ReportAccording to the Reno/Sparks Association of REALTORS®, there were a total of 560 Reno area homes sold in September 2015.  This was 7% higher than … (3 comments)

reno real estate: May 2015 Reno Home Sales Market Report Stats - 07/06/15 06:21 AM
The May 2015 Reno Home Sales Market Report is in.  Washoe County as a whole saw increases in both total sales and median prices.  The Reno community saw even larger increases in both.
Breakdown of May 2015 Reno Home SalesThe figures discussed in this May 2015 Reno Home Sales Market Report are based on the reported stats from the Reno/Sparks Association of REALTORS®.  They gather information from the Northern Nevada Regional MLS.  According to their findings, Washoe County showed that 567 existing single-family homes were sold in May 2015.  This was 4% higher than the same time last year.  There were 368 … (0 comments)

reno real estate: April 2015 Reno Home Sales - 05/26/15 04:11 AM
The Reno/Sparks Association of REALTORS® recently released their April 2015 Reno Home Sales report.  The RSAR gathered information from the Northern Nevada Regional MLS to create their report.  The Reno community saw an increase in total sales as well as median sales price.
What Did the April 2015 Reno Home Sales Report Say?According to the April 2015 Reno Home Sales Report, a total of 533 Reno homes were sold  between April 1st and April 30th, 2015.  This made up 67.9% of the total sales for the entire Washoe County.  It was also a 3% increase from total sales in April 2014 and … (1 comments)

reno real estate: Reno Goes International - 11/15/14 07:48 AM
Anyone who lives in the Reno community knows how amazingly lucky we are to live near some of the best skiing in the country.  Reno residents need only drive an hour or two south to visit the gorgeous ski resorts of Heavenly, Kirkwood, Squaw Valley or Mt Rose Ski Tahoe.  In fact, Mt Rose Ski Tahoe opened up in a limited capacity just last weekend!  Now, there has been an announcement that Reno goes international to Europe with flights to and from London's Gatwick Airport.

Europeans love their holidays ("vacations" to us Yanks).  Wintertime is a favorite time to get away for … (0 comments)

reno real estate: UNR Ski Swap 2014 - 11/09/14 12:14 PM

Last Friday, November 7th, Mt Rose officially opened up to skiers in the Reno community and beyond.  This is the earliest start to the Reno ski season in in a decade.  The open terrain may be limited but that just means that beginners will have a nice patch of land to hone their skills.  It is also a great time to mention the UNR Ski Swap 2014 coming up this weekend in Reno.
What: UNR Ski Swap 2014
Where: Grand Sierra Resort (2500 E 2nd St, Reno)
When: Nov 14th 5:30pm to 9pm, Nov 15th 10am to 6pm & Nov 16th 10am to … (0 comments)

reno real estate: Reno's Dragonfly Energy Hits the Big Time - 11/03/14 03:55 AM

It looks like Tesla is not the only lithium ion battery manufacturer to call Reno home.  Reno's Dragonfly Energy hits the big time with their Western Regionals win at the Cleantech Open.  The next hurdle will be the October 15th semifinals.  After that, it is on to the finals and a chance to win money for their company, possible investors and mentorships from all over the world.

The Cleantech Open divides the United States up into eight different categories: Pacific Northwest, Western, Rocky Mountain, Midwest North, Midwest Central, South Central, Southeast and Northeast.  Local startups in each region compete … (0 comments)

 
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