biggestlittlecity: Three Things To Keep In Mind If You’re Looking For A Home In The Country. - 10/15/19 11:55 AM
Many of our rural Northern Nevada neighborhoods offer lot sizes of one acre or more. If you’re considering a home purchase of this type, you’re likely to find these properties served by a private well and septic system rather than municipal water and sewer services. If you’re not familiar with these systems, here are a few things to keep in mind.
 Inspection Fees will be higher: Although not required, it’s customary that the septic system is pumped and inspected prior to the close of escrow, with total fees ranging $400 – $1,000. The fee for physically locating the septic tank & lids can … (0 comments)

biggestlittlecity: Pros and Cons Buying a New Home vs an Existing Home - 10/15/19 11:49 AM
This is a common question in buyer’s minds and rarely do they have the chance to make a side-by-side comparison. This decision is almost always reduced to the denominator of total purchase price but there are many other considerations. With that in mind let’s look at some of the challenges and opportunities when buying a new home in Northern Nevada.
 Pros of buying a New Home
· It’s untouched and clean: Nobody else’s dirt, dents, smells or scratches and make no mistake, there is a value to that. This is the number one “must-have” from devoted New Homebuyers.
· Customizable features: Options to upgrade … (0 comments)

biggestlittlecity: How Will the Next Recession Affect Housing in Reno & Sparks? - 09/27/19 01:48 PM
      I should start by saying that I cannot predict the future. However, I do feel it’s important to keep an eye on the experts’ forecasts, both for myself and for the benefit of my clients. Although pundits argue over the timing of the next downturn, one thing is certain: our economy will go through a recession at some point, probably sooner than later given the length of the expansion. Just saying the word “recession” brings back ugly memories of 2008, but assuming the majority of expert opinions are correct, the next recession should be a more garden-variety downturn … (0 comments)

biggestlittlecity: Technology Transformed the Real Estate Industry While Some Things Never Change - 09/27/19 01:39 PM
Photo courtesy of Supra 
I was cleaning out my garage and stumbled into an ancient Supra Lock Box (see version 1984 above). Some licensees may remember those boxes and the giant, crotch stabbing, skeleton-like keys we we’re required to carry around to make them work. This got me thinking about other advances in technology that have changed my job description in fundamental ways.
 We carried a book: Until the late 1990s, it was rare to see any real estate advertising that included the address of the property and potential buyers were obliged to call the listing broker for the basic information we consider … (0 comments)

biggestlittlecity: Condos & Townhomes, What’s Difference and How Do I Buy One? - 09/18/19 11:39 AM
385 PIne Street, Reno
 
Let’s start with the basics. The term townhome refers to a style of construction and not necessarily a type of ownership or management. A typical townhome will share at least one common wall with its’ neighbors and the homeowner almost always owns the ground it’s built on. For that reason, townhomes often come with additional features such as an attached garage and/or adjacent patio area.
 When buying a condominium, you’re simply buying “air-space”. That is, fixtures such as the parking areas, the structure itself (walls, roof, etc.) and in many cases the HVAC system are owned in common by … (0 comments)

biggestlittlecity: The “Process” of Finding the Right Home - 09/18/19 11:00 AM
* Photo Courtesy Of Realty Leadership / American Dream Home 
 
For most people, buying a home is thought of or remembered as an event. However, when I assist my buyers in their quest to buy a home, I think of it as a process. To put it more succinctly; I don't make the decisions, my job is to help my buyers find clarity and confidence in their decisions. Whether you’re in the market or not, I would like to share a few elements of my process that help bring clarity to the minds of my buyers. Let’s start with the … (0 comments)

 
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