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Northern Nevada Market Report ~ To The Point By The Reno Sparks Association of REALTORS® - 05/29/11 12:29 PM
Northern Nevada Market Report ~ To The Point By The Reno Sparks Association of REALTORS® To The Point ~ A complete market analysis of the area's real estate market for April 2011 brought to you by the Reno Sparks Association of Realtors Featuring Sherrie Cartinella, 2011 President Reno/Sparks Association of REALTORS®, Kevin Sigstag, 2011 President Elect Reno/Sparks Association of REALTORS® Overview: Affordability! Word of the month for April 2011 ~ April 2011 sales performed above average due in part to very affordable low housing prices, favorable interestsrates and an abundance of inventory. Sales for April 2011 were lower than previous months but compared to previous years, April (2 comments)
Thank You To Those Gave To Save Our Freedom - 05/28/11 11:05 AM
Memorial Day~ The American Holiday that commemorates men and women who died while serving in the military for the Unites States. Always observed on the last Monday in May. Americans owe our freedom to our military personnel and their families.
Memorial Weekend is a three day weekend for most in this country. For many it is the kick off to summer, the end of the school year, graduations, the first camping trip of the year. So as you are enjoying your three day weekend, take a moment to reflect on how this weekend came to be. Memorial Day ~ A (8 comments)
You know the saying: "One person's trash is another person's treasure!" ~ So come out and browse items for sale, you just might find that treasure you have been looking for! The residents of the Springland Village Condo complex will be selling their trash unwanted treasures the first weekend in June 2011. It is the annual community yard sale event! All items for sale will be placed outside each individual unit. To (2 comments)
Turn Your Blog Comments Into Interesting Posts - 05/26/11 11:57 PM
Turn you blog comments into interesting posts. If you are looking for something new to blog about but have no idea what the subject should be you might want consider turning the comments you leave in other blogs into a post or your might want to turn the comments you have received into a blog. There are many ActiveRain members who realize the importance of commenting. They are not commenting for points. They are commenting to contribute to the conversation. Some will leave comments that show they are an expert on the subject, they want to drive traffic to their blog, they disagree with the (11 comments)
This Single Family Home Located In Reno's Premier Active Adult Community in Sierra Canyon at Somersett is no longer available! This lovely home was just sold by Terrie Leigton. Listed for $249,999 in March 2011 and sold for $235,000 in May 2011. Sitting high in Northwest Reno, Nevada, this single family home offered amazing views of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. A very sought after floor plan that was snatched up within months of being listed in Reno's MLS! Two bedrooms plus a large den, great room with fireplace and a two car garage are (3 comments)
For those of you who think you can't grow amazing fruits and vegetables in your Nevada backyard, read the following blog from Virginia Hepp. Virgina is a Mesquite, Nevada real estate agent who has a listing with a backyard that is growing grapes and figs! Hard to believe? Check out those pictures and see for yourself. And if you are looking to buy or sell real estate in the Mesquite, Nevada area, you will want to contact Virgina Hepp, your Mesquite NV real estate agent. Via Virginia Hepp - Mesquite NV MLS - Sun City Mesquite - 55+ Buyer Representative (ERA - Mesquite NV Homes (3 comments)
MLS Makes Changes To Special Conditions Of Sale Descriptors - 05/23/11 10:56 PM
Listing agents in Northern Nevada may have noticed a few recent changes in the MLS descriptions for Special Condition properties. Our local MLS, the Northern Nevada Regional Multiple Listing Service, recently approved making a change to the" Special Conditions of Sale" descriptors field. Prior to making this change, listing agents with properties with special conditions were asked to indicate if the property was being sold as: Bank Owned Short Sale Relocation Subject To Court Approval Yes - Other None Long before distressed properties became so prevalent in this area, the above values were used with little or no confusion. But as more and more properties (3 comments)
There are now 275 happy new home owners living in Reno, Nevada today. Those lucky home buyers were able to take advantage of low homes prices, the average sales price of a Reno home sold was just under $216,000, and low interest rates during, rates were sitting right around 5% for FHA loans, for the month of April.
Reno, Nevada Real Estate Report ~ By The Numbers: Total Homes Sold in April 2011 = 275Total Homes Sold (4 comments)
Located at: 2680 E 9th St, Reno, Nevada (775) 331-3605 The kickoff to summer event is FREE to everyone. If you attend, you can expect your children to have a lot of fun and to beg you to sign them up for camps the club offers throughout the summer! Festivities on Saturday include face painting, art projects, pinata pounding, a bounce house and food! Counselors will be available to answer questions about the upcoming Summer Camps. (3 comments)
Washoe County Youth Summer Camps & Classes 2011 - 05/17/11 11:17 AM
Reno and Sparks Youth Summer Camp & Classes for 2011 So now that spring has sprung, without - a - doubt summer is right around the corner and for parents and children, thoughts of summer activities are beginning to stir!! This summer the Washoe County Community Education Department is offering a variety of classes and camps for Northern Nevada children! If you are still looking for a great summer camp for your children, then check out this list! SPORTS CAMPS
Ken Fujii's 30th Annual Basketball Score Camp, Boys & Girls, ages 7 - 15 1/160 Dates: Mon - Fri, June 13 - 17, Times: (5 comments)
First Time Reno Home Buyers Ask ~ What is An Escrow? - 05/15/11 06:03 PM
After spending a couple of days with my first time home buyers recently they wanted to know what an escrow was. I had been rambling on and on about the offer and acceptance process and explaining what happens once a seller accepts the offer from the buyer, I just assumed they knew all the terms I was throwing at them. Because I am certain many who wonder about the escrow process in home purchasing, I thought I would explain it right here. What is an Escrow? As it relates to real estate:
An escrow is the arrangement of a third party, in real estate the third (2 comments)
The Cottages is a quaint little townhome community consisting of 109 duet homes located in Reno, Nevada. These attached new homes are a great value for the first time buyer and a perfect fit for the homebuyer looking for easy-maintenance living. With Gourmet kitchens, birch cabinetry, energy efficient features ~ Dual Glazed Vinyl Windows, Water-saving Showerheads and Toilets,Weather-stripped Exterior Doors, 40 or 50-gallon Water Heater per plan,R-13 Insulated Exterior Walls (except garage) and R-38 Insulated Ceilings ~ and elegant bathroom features ~Durable Vinyl Flooring in Toilet Areas, Cultured Marble (4 comments)
What Are The Advantages of Owning vs Renting A Home In Northern Nevada? - 05/13/11 01:30 AM
Owning a home will always have financial advantages that far out weight the cost of renting a home or apartment in the Reno / Sparks Nevada areas. If you are a in favorable financial position to purchase a home, have good credit, have enough money saved for a down payment or if you qualify for a first time home buyers program, then you just might be interested in the following examples of the financial benefits to owning real estate in Washoe County, Nevada. Why rent when you can buy?
1) Equity ~You cannot build equity in an apartment or rental property, in (2 comments)
Macy's Community Shopping Day is an easy way for local non-profit organizations raise money for their communities. Macy's provides shopping passes for the charitable agencies to sell at a cost of $10 each. All the money from sold tickets is kept by the agency selling the tickets, 100% of the proceeds goes back to our local community. This year Rebuilding Together Northwest Nevada is participating with Macy's to raise money. Rebuilding Together Northwest Nevada is a non-profit organization that brings communities and volunteers together to improve the homes and (0 comments)
Save Time On Facebook With FlipToast - 05/10/11 09:08 AM
Save Time With FlipToast~ a new application to help Facebook users save a little time and increase productivity. This new desktop application allows you to use Facebook to interact with your friends in real time. This video demonstrates how easy FlipToast is to use. Drag and drop pictures from your desk top directly to your Facebook photo albums. Talk to friends, see who is online, update your status, basically do all the same things you are doing on Facebook only faster. The goal of FlipToast is to save your time but is it possible that you will spend more time on FaceBook? With the ease of adding (6 comments)
There are now 145 happy new home owners living in Sparks, Nevada today. Those lucky home buyers were able to take advantage of low homes prices, the average sales price of a Sparks home sold was just under $150,000, and low interest rates during, rates were sitting right around 5% for FHA loans, for the month of April. The City of Sparks is constantly changing to keep up with the times while maintaining that "Hometown Hospitality" feeling residents (2 comments)
Today I am running with my office mate and friend, Tayona ~ an amazing mom~ in the Eleventh Annual MOMS on the RUN event. To me this is a very special way to celebrate Mother's Day and to celebrate all those wonderful women who have breast cancer, who have survived breast cancer and to pay tribute to those women who lost their battle to this terrible disease. Today I will see mothers, daughters, sisters, aunties and grandmothers, survivors, racing together. There will be many tears shed. Tears of joy and tears of sadness. This event always brings out so many emotions in its participants. It is impossible (8 comments)
Surrounded by majestic mountains, the views at Cyan are breathtaking and the master planned community amenities are ideally suited to a year-round healthy lifestyle. These include a 14-acre community park with sports fields, basketball courts, a trail system and community garden landscaped with native plants.
D.R. Horton is building two new communities located in the Cyan of South Meadows. Legacy At Cyan and Heritage at Cyan both have new single (2 comments)
Your home uses energy every day, all day long. It uses energy when you are home and when you are away. It uses energy in the winter to keep you warm and in the summer to keep you cool. Your home is constantly using energy. Wouldn't it be great if all home owners could find ways to reduce some of the energy our homes use? Reducing energy consumption in your home not only has positive impact on the environment it can also have a positive impact on you wallet! Check out these six ways to a more efficient home~ ~Follow these six steps (2 comments)
D'Andrea Golf Community In Sparks, Nevada - 05/04/11 11:48 PM
D'Andrea, a master planned community, is nestled in the foothills of East Sparks and offers many exciting and beautiful neighborhoods. This master planned golf course neighborhood was named after the ranching D'Andrea family who pioneered this Sparks area many years ago.
This luxurious community offers a variety of home style choices. Here you will large single story and two story homes located on the award winning golf course disigned by architect Keith Foste. D'Andrea Golf Club is truly one of Reno's most exciting golf experiences. This 6,849-yard, Par 71 layout combines challenging second-shot approaches with a variety of unique designs to test all aspects of the game. The dramatic layout meanders through mountainous (2 comments)
In case you missed Reno's 4th annual Rock~N~River festival last weekend, don't worry because the month of May will keep you busy with many great out of door activities. As the weather heats up here in Northern Nevada,so do the areas special events. Memorial weekend is traditionally considered the official kick off to summer weekend but here in Reno, organizers have filled the entire month of May with many exciting and fun things to do. As mentioned above, the Rock~N~River Marathon/Half Marathon / 10K /5K festival took place last weekend. If you missed this one and would like to participate next year, mark you calenders (3 comments)
But just because this amazing homeis off the market doesn't mean you can't find another one with similar characteristics in the same neighborhood. Currently there are 11 single family homes listed for sale in this community. The average list price is approximately $245,000. There have been 12 home sales in this area from January 2011 to May 2011. The average home sales prive during this time was $251,000. You will find four different floor plans to choose from when looking for a home (5 comments)
No ~ I am not counting this excellent re-blog as my day 2 post of 31 days of May challenge but I did want to share it with those of you who are also taking the challenge!! Saving a post in Draft is a great way to help "lessen the burden" of trying to get a blog done completed and posted every day, especially on those really busy days! Connie Harvey received an email from a new ActiveRain member asking her to explain how to save a post to draft. If you have never saved one of your posts in draft or (3 comments)
Sparks Nevada Real Estate, Single Family Short Sale Property Sold! - 05/01/11 07:06 PM
Sold! Single Family Short Sale Property Sold In Sparks, Nevada! Excellent investment property is now longer available in Sparks, Nevada. Sadly, the original owners of this property had to short sale the home they loved. Due to a change in the economy, the owners decided to ask their lender to support their decision to short sale their home. I recently helped the lender and the homeowners reach an agreement to close this short sale listing. The sellers were extremely happy with their successful closing. The home is located in Sparks, Nevada off a quiet, secluded area where family's still walk their children (0 comments)
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