remax premier: Which is Better: A Rental or Your Own Home? - 08/28/12 02:09 PM

Are you wondering if now is a good time to buy a home in Reno or Sparks
Whether renting is better than buying depends on many factors, particularly how fast prices and rents rise and how long you stay in your home. Compare the costs of buying and renting a home in the calculator below. Check the advanced settings button to change inputs such as your rate of return on investments, condo/common fees and your tax bracket.
Owning your own home definately has these advantages:
Better place to raise your children 88%
Better for your family's safety 83%
Better for … (0 comments)

remax premier: Reno Tri-Plex For Sale - 08/26/12 10:04 AM

Reno Tri-Plex For Sale  Old Southwest Neighborhoo!
This is the best SW location, off Moana Lane and Virginia Street. Tenants can walk to busline, shopping, restaurants, medical offices, Old Town Mall and more!
Built in 1988, the owners have maintained and improved the property over the years. Situated in a private complex, the building is surrounded mature trees and nice landscaping.
The three units are all two bedroom, 2 bath with a one car attached garage. Each unit has a wood-burning fireplace, 3 ceiling fans, mirrored closed doors in the bedrooms and laundry rooms. Two of the units have full … (5 comments)

remax premier: Reno Nevada Real Estate Tri-Plex For Sale $325,000 - 08/21/12 01:50 PM

Reno, Nevada Real Estate For Sale INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY!
This well maintained and updated Tri-Plex at 3683 Grant Street in Reno is FOR SALE!
The long time owners are wanting to retire and have put this Tri-Plex in a private complex up for sale.
Comprised of three TWO bedroom 1.5 bath units with attached garages.  All units have 3 ceiling fans, fireplaces, mirrored closet doors in bedrooms and recent carpet changes.
Many capital inprovements have made such as a new roof in 2011, new hot water heaters, new A/C and gas forced air units in addition to kitchen remodeling, countertops, … (0 comments)

remax premier: Fannie Mae Now Accepting Online Offers for REO's - 02/09/12 04:22 PM

Reno/Sparks and Fernley Homes and Real Estate News.
Fannie Mae announced Tuesday that is has expanded its online system to accept purchase offers for all its REO's listed for sale.
Real estate agents will now submit offers online on behalf of buyer clients, receive receipt confirmation, and track the status of submitted offers through the website. HomePath is the GSE's REO disposition operation.
In Novelmber 2010, Fannie Mae launched the HomePath Online Offers pilot in Orlando, Florida; San Diego, California; and Detroit, Michigan. Active Data Technologies, Inc., the developer of the offer platform, commented just five months after the … (2 comments)

remax premier: Investors With Cash Place Downward Pressure on Home Prices - 01/25/12 03:22 PM

Homebuyers with enough cash in hand to cover their offer price in full are able to bid significantly lower on properties and according to a new industry report released Monday, because they offer a shorter and more reliable closing timeline without the impediments of a mortgage, appaisal, underwriting time, they often win out with that lower bid.
A study found that this low-bid-winning dynamic is particularly true for distressed properties because mortgage servicers selling foreclosed or REO homes generally prefer transactions that can close within 30 days.
The total share of distressed properties in the housing market in December, as … (5 comments)

remax premier: Reno/Sparks Homes and Real Estate Market Reports October 2011 - 01/12/12 02:53 PM

October home sales in Washoe County are the fourth highest home sales for an October in history and outpaces October 2010 by 15 percent. This is the first month where the year-over-year comparison is not influenced by the tax credit incentives, thus a positive sign that sales remain healthy. Also, we have seen only moderate fluctuations in median price for the past seven months. With the majority of new listings entering the market at the under $150,000 and a majority of sales occuring in this same price range, we are cautiously optimistic that prices are at the bottom. Reno/Sparks … (0 comments)

remax premier: 237 Poppy Hills Dr. Fernley Nevada 89408 SOLD! - 11/13/11 11:30 AM

Fernley, Nevada HUD home in golf course SOLD!
A great neighborhood and a HUD home with a lot of potential sold for $50,000 cash.
A 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 2 story home 1560 square feet with a two car garage on a .19 lot.
The previous owners did not take very good care of the home so the home needs some rehab. Most of the work is cosmetic which includes drywall work, paint, new carpet and general clean up.
An open floor plan and the upstairs is the master bedroom, full bath and a huge loft/office.
My buyers from California … (0 comments)

remax premier: Reno-Sparks Homes and Real Estate Report September 2011 - 11/03/11 02:43 AM

The Reno/Sparks market has had record or near record year-over-year sales for the past ten months. We have to go back to September 2003 to find a stronger September sales month. The consistent trend of improved sales month-over-month and year-over-year seems to be the new normal as savvy buyers see this as an excellent time to buy. Reno-Sparks Homes Median Sales Price
September 2011 median price was down 2.6% to $150,000 compared to $154,000 in August 2011. Median price is defined as the mid-point, where, for the time period identified, the price for one-half of the sales are higher … (0 comments)

remax premier: Looking for a Home in Stead (Reno) You'll Love North Valleys Regional Park! - 07/22/11 05:40 PM

North Valleys Regional Park is located in the Sky Vista Subdivision in the Community of Stead
I was in the Sky Vista subdivision on Wednesday previewing some homes for an out-of-state client.  I have sold several homes in the area and I love everything about the neighborhood.
On this visit I decided to check out the North Valleys Regional Park and take some photos to provide information to prospective buyers on the Sky Vista neighborhood and Stead.
The park offers sweeping views of the Peavine Mountain Range and a panorama of high desert open space. The regional … (0 comments)

remax premier: Reno -Sparks Homes and Real Estate Market Report April 2011 - 05/31/11 03:51 AM

We are continuing to see settling in the median price.  The news is "the affordability door is open to buyers".  This means that a two-income household, earning approximately $10 per hour each, can now afford the median priced home in the Reno/Sparks area. Reno-Sparks Homes Median Sales Price
April 2011 median price was down 3.1% to $155,000 compared to $160,000 in March 2011. The median sales price continues to settle from the prior month. For the past eight consecutive months median price has been lower than the prior year-over-year median. Median price is defined as the mid-point, the price … (0 comments)

remax premier: Fernley Nevada and Surrounding Landscape in Photos - 01/28/11 04:57 AM
In Fernley, we are very fortunate to have Jerome (Jerry) Mansker who is a very talented photographer. Jerry put this beautiful portfolio together of the Fernley and surrounding area landscape. You can reach Jerry at … (0 comments)

remax premier: Reno-Sparks Homes and Real Estate Market Report November 2010 - 12/29/10 04:12 PM

We continue to see a mostly sideways trend in year-over-year median sales price.  As we approach 2011, we are hopeful that these trends will continue in the new year and the median sales price movement becomes less volatile.  This stabilization will assist buyers and seller alike.  
Reno-Sparks Homes Median Sales Price
November 2010 median price was down 3.4% to $169,000 compared to $174,950 in October 2010. The median sales price has remained relatively stable for the past eighteen months. Median price is defined as the mid-point, half of the sales for the time frame are below and … (2 comments)

remax premier: Nevada No. 4 for Business Tax Climate - 11/02/10 08:01 AM

The Tax Foundation, a nonprofit and nonpartisan tax research group in Washington, D.C. has released its latest edition of the State Business Tax Climate Index, which ranks the tax systems of the 50 states.
Nevada came in at Number 4, which means the state had the fourth-best tax climate on the first day of the 2011 fiscal year, or July 1, 2010.
South Dakota's tax system was ranked first, making it the most welcoming to economic activity, and was followed by Alaska and Wyoming at second and third.
The goal of the index is to focus lawmakers' attention on … (0 comments)

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