sparks nevada: Friday Photos ~ A Sandcastle Soiree in Sparks, Nevada - 07/15/11 12:21 PM
Friday Photos ~ A Sandcaslte Soiree in Sparks, Nevada! Really??

It might be hard to imagine an event like this one in Sparks, Nevada, but last weekend we were lucky enough to have three of the top professional sandcastle builders at the Sparks Marina building and creating in the sand. This event was sponsored by the City of Sparks and coincides with Reno's Artown that is happening all over Reno and Sparks.
John Woodworth, William Dow and Bert Adamseach created a nautical themed sandcastle. They weren't quite finished when I stopped by so I am sure their finished creation was … (17 comments)

sparks nevada: Wingfield Springs, Sparks Nevada Condo For Sale - 07/13/11 03:39 PM
3 / 2/ 1 Condo For Sale … (3 comments)

sparks nevada: Sparks Marina Free Fishing Day June 11, 2011 - 06/10/11 03:53 PM
Sparks Marina in Sparks, Nevada
On Saturday June 11, 2011  the Sparks Marina is hosting its Annual Free Fishing Day for area kids!

This is a local favorite kid and grandparent event!  Kids will enjoy a fun-filled morning of fishing along the south shore of the Sparks Marina from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Commemorative t-shirts and fishing poles will be distributed at the registration area until supplies run out. There will be fun games and face painting for all ages, and a free barbecue lunch will begin at 9 a.m. with hot dogs, soda and ice cream for registered children.
In addition to the … (5 comments)

sparks nevada: Best in The West Rib Cook-Off ~Labor Day Fun In Sparks Nevada - 09/03/10 12:39 PM
It's Friday, do you know what you are going to do for fun this Labor Day Weekend?

The Best In The West Nugget Rib Cook - Off is here for its 22nd year ~ Come join the fun tonight through Monday, September 6, 2010! This is a free event that locals and visitors look forward to each year. Local businesses say revenues from this event will help them survive through the slower, winter months.
An estimated 50,000 people will be sampling, judging and eating up some delicious Ribs over the next few days!
As Reno and Sparks, Nevada residents, we look forward … (2 comments)

sparks nevada: Sparks Nevada Market Report August 2010 - 09/02/10 12:17 PM
Sparks Nevada Market Statistics for August 2010
Prepared by Terrie Leighton, Realtor, Ferrari-Lund Real Estate in Northern Nevada

Here are a few market statistics for Sparks, Nevada, during August 2009/2010:
 Single family homes sold in August 2010:
Sold= 149
Median List Price = $163,500
Median Sold Price = $159,000
Days on the Market = 111 days
Let's compare these numbers to last year the same time:
The following numbers are for single family homes sold in August 2009:
Sold = 141
Median List Price = $173,000
Median Sold Price = $170,000
Day on the market = 81
Home prices in … (1 comments)

sparks nevada: 4901 Talladega Drive Sparks Nevada Real Estate Just Sold - 08/28/09 05:04 PM
4901 Talladega Drive Sparks Nevada Real Estate Just Sold!
List price $349,000. Selling Price $335,000.

4901 Talladega Drive is located in Liberty Hills Estates in Sparks, Nevada. This home has panoramic views of Northern Nevada mountains and the City of Sparks, Nevada.
This home has 4 bedrooms and 4 full baths. Two masters suites, one upstairs and one down stairs. It has a  large game room located on the second floor, also called the walk out basement.
The sale of this property required a third party approval. As the listing agent on 4901 Talladega, I was  able successfully negotiate the sale … (8 comments)

sparks nevada: Sparks Nevada Market Report July 2009 - 08/16/09 05:36 AM
Sparks Nevada Market Report July 2009

Here are the market statistics for  single family homes in the Sparks, Nevada area for July 2009:
July ended the month with 139 single family homes SOLD. There were 81 homes in escrow with 93 new active pending. Of the homes sold in July, 33 were Short Sales and 56 were Bank Owned. The average list price for the month of July for a single family home was $191,000. The average sales price for the month of July for a single family home was $171,000. Average days on the market for the month of July for a single family home … (6 comments)

sparks nevada: Get Your Carpets Cleaned In Northern Nevada With Newman's Natural Carpet Care - 07/31/09 02:37 PM
Get your Carpets Cleaned in Northern Nevada With Newman's Natural Carpet Care!
Newman's Natural Carpet Care ~ Keeping Northern Nevada Green!

Are you looking for a great carpet cleaning service in Northern Nevada that you can trust will come to your home and clean your carpets and do a great job? If so,  I can recommend Newman's Natural Carpet Care.  I know from personal experience Todd and Roberta Newman will work hard to get your carpets clean.
Todd and Roberta Newman have been cleaning carpets in  the Reno, Sparks, Lake Tahoe areas together as a team for several years now. They moved here from the San … (6 comments)

sparks nevada: Reno River Festival 2009 ~ The Truckee River Comes To Life! - 05/09/09 04:16 AM
The Reno River Festival 2009!

The sixth annual Reno River Festival continues today and Sunday!
The event is expecting over 40,000 spectators to come and celebrate on the Truckee River in downtown Reno.
The Reno Festival features kayaking competitions, whitewater clinics, live music, a beer garden, great food and a whole lot of people watching!
Wear your sandals so you can soak your feet in the river while relaxing under the sun, temperatures this weekend in Reno are expected to reach 80 degrees.
Come out this weekend to downtown Reno and celebrate on the Truckee River! This outdoor event … (23 comments)

sparks nevada: Northern Nevada Arts in Bloom Festival Celebrates Mother's Day at the Sparks Marina Park - 05/08/09 03:15 AM
Celebrate Mother's Day this Sunday at the 7th annual Arts in Bloom Festival at the Sparks Marina!
Arts in Bloom is Presented by Reno Lawn and Landscape!

The Sparks Marina is located at 300 Howard Drive, Sparks, Nevada, 89434
Admission is FREE!
The celebration is from 10a.m. to 4p.m. on Sunday, May 10, 2009

The Arts in Bloom Festival is back at the Sparks Marina Park for its 7th year this Mother's Day. The event this year falls on May 10, 2009 and runs from 10a.m. to 4p.m. and will feature work by local artists, a celebrity painted plate action, a performance … (4 comments)

sparks nevada: Northern Nevada Golf Courses ~ Where Scenic Views Are Par For The Course! - 05/05/09 12:21 PM
Northern Nevada Golf Courses ~ Sparks, Nevada

If you like to golf, there is no shortage of golf courses in Northern Nevada.
 Northern Nevada is home to some of the most scenic, challenging courses in the state of Nevada!
Have you been looking for home in a golf course community? Are you interested in learning how to golf? Want to improve your golf game?
In the city of Sparks, Nevada you will find D'Andrea Golf Club,   the Links At Kiley Ranch and The Resort at Red Hawk Lakes Course.
Each course offers golf lessons, discounts to locals and … (8 comments)

sparks nevada: Legends at Sparks Marina Announces Job Fair - May 7, 2009 - 05/01/09 03:12 AM
Need a job? The Legends at the Sparks Marina announces a job fair for May 7, 2009  from 11am to 7pm  at John Ascuaga's Nugget. The job fair is sponsored by the City of Sparks, RED Development and John Ascuaga's Nugget. Approximately 25 tenants are expected to open this summer at the Sparks lifestyle shopping center and are looking to hire approximately 700 people to fill various positions including sales associates, retail managers, food servers and security staff.
The Legends at  Sparks Marina is the largest destination complex for retail and entertainment in Northern Nevada. Up to 700 people will be hired … (6 comments)

sparks nevada: Sparks, Nevada Market at it’s Bottom? A Compelling Argument - 04/08/09 11:16 AM
I ran across this article from Christianne Gordan of Carson Valley, NV and wanted to share it with my readers. The article talks about  the Sparks, NV Real Estate market. Has it hit rock bottom? You decide.

Could it be true? Could the Sparks market be nearing the bottom and stabilizing? I say, YES, and I’d like to present what I feel are compelling reasons why the housing market in Sparks seems to be at the bottom.
I like to follow the numbers, because to me, the numbers don’t lie. Pundits can spin information right and left so fast I … (1 comments)

sparks nevada: Condo For Sale ~2624 Sunny Slope #16, Sparks, Nevada ~ Price Reduced - 03/18/09 06:21 PM
~2645 Sunny Slope # 16, Sparks, Nevada 89434~
Located in Springland Village

A darling, meticulously maintained one bedroom condominium is for sale in Springland Village.
Asking price is $104,000.
Built in early 1980, the current owner purchased this ground floor unit from its original owner and has upgraded many features throughout.
This lovely condo features a fireplace, washer and dryer, master bedroom with walk in closet, newer kitchen appliances, separate dining area and comfortable living room.
Delightful Kitchen

Large Dining Area

From the patio you have a view of the beautiful Springland Village grounds … (7 comments)

sparks nevada: ~Spanish Springs ~ Sparks, Nevada ~ Short Sale Listing ~ 89436~ - 02/21/09 01:38 PM

sparks nevada: Condominium Project Continues In Sparks, Nevada - 02/15/09 05:14 PM
Casoleil Condominiums, located in the beautiful Spanish Springs neighborhood in Sparks, Nevada are now building and selling  "Phase 2."

Single Story floor plans are available.  Units are either up one flight of stairs or on ground level. All rooms are located on one floor. Each unit comes with a one or two car garage, paved driveways, slate entry ways, covered deck and patios.
Interior features include 9-foot ceilings, granite slab counter tops in kitchen and baths, upgraded "Clean Steel" appliances, dual sinks in master baths, 2 full bathrooms, custom wood cabinets throughout and upgraded 48oz carpeting and pad.
On-Site amenities … (10 comments)

sparks nevada: ~The Vistas ~ Sparks, Nevada~ - 01/26/09 05:59 AM
The Vistas were built in the late 1990's and consist of approximately 1470 single family homes located in the Spanish Springs Area of Sparks, Nevada. Residents who live in this area enjoy beautiful views of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, views of Reno, Sparks and the Spanish Springs Valley.
Amenities in this neighborhood include paved walking paths, maintained common areas, public parks, an annual picnic to "get to know your neighbors" sponsored by the Vistas Home Owner's Association.

Single story and two story homes make up the Vistas neighborhood. Two story homes offer 4 and 5 bedrooms, 2 and 3 bathrooms, loft areas, walk in closets, … (2 comments)

sparks nevada: ~FREE Electronic Recycling Event~ - 01/20/09 06:59 AM
Concerned about how to safely recycle old electronics?
 Wonder what to do with that old television set that is collecting dust in your garage?
The Reno/Sparks FREE Recycling Event can help answer these questions. Simply bring the electrionics you want recycled to:
The Reno Livestock Events Center ~ Community Building, 1350 N. Wells Ave., Reno, Nevada
January 31, 2009 - 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.
Area residents and businesses can drop off their old electronics for free and receive a tax deductible receipt for doing so. Electronics that can be recycled include:
Televisions              Computers            Lap Tops
Monitors       Keyboards         Cords/Cables
Power Supplies         Printers     DVD Players     Cel … (2 comments)

sparks nevada: ~Registration for the 2009 Spanish Springs Cal Ripken Baseball League~ - 01/03/09 03:47 PM
The Spanish Springs Cal Ripken Baseball League is officially in its 2009 season and registration for youths ages 4 years old to 12 years old is right around the corner!

If you live in Sparks, Spanish Springs or Wingfield Springs, your child is eligible to play on the Spanish Springs Cal Ripken  Baseball League.
There will be two options for registering for the 2009 baseball season:
1) In person~ Come to any of the scheduled sign-up dates and complete a registration form.
Walk-in Registration Schedule

2) On line ~ Register on-line by going to and download the 2009 registration … (0 comments)

sparks nevada: ~Sparks Hometown Christmas Celebration~ - 12/02/08 10:23 AM
~~~Saturday, December 6, 2008~~~
~~Sparks Hometowne Christmas Celebration on Victorian Avenue~~

 The 22nd annual celebration is being held this Saturday and will once again provide family fun, entertainment, photos with Santa, Christmas carols and a tree-lighting ceremony.
Olympic swimmer Natalie Coughlin will serve as this years Grand Marshal for the Hometown Christmas Parade that begins at 1 p.m. on Victorian Avenue. Natalie earned six medals at the 2008 Beijing Summer Games and five  medals at the 2004 Athens Games.
The parade will travel east to west along Victorian Avenue from 1 to 3p.m.
Immediately following the parade, attendees are invited to watch … (4 comments)

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Reno, NV

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