Northern Nevada Real Estate and Lifestyle

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Real Estate Agent - Humphrey Home Connections Realty, Reno, Nevada
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Change. What comes to your mind when you hear that change is imminent? What emotions spring up? If you are like most of us, change is anxiety-provoking. I think resistance to change is hard-wired into our DNA at some low level, much like the fight-or-flight survival mechanism mediated by our auto...
05/22/2011
Used to be back in the day.... Agents and their clients, hopefully with the help of a good lender, would make a determination of a reasonable price range in which to search for a new home. A price range that the buyer not only could afford, but felt completely comfortable in as far as their soon-...
04/03/2011
Increasingly, prospective Northern Nevada home buyers are beginning their property searches on the Internet. This is a good thing for the most part. Many buyers feel more comfortable and in control getting a feel for the market in the comfort of their own homes before spending time venturing out ...
04/03/2011
So the part-time agents are scum argument has reared its ugly head once again. I just finished reading Jeffrey DiMuria's post entitled The General Practices of Bad Realtors, which prominently featured as item #6 "Working Part-time". At least he admitted that grief might be forthcoming, lol! I con...
03/26/2011
**********WARNING: SNARKINESS ALERT! PROCEED AT YOUR OWN RISK!*********************** To my comrades in arms: this is addressed to those of you out there that are buyers' agents, at least some of the time. Are you tired of the games certain listing agents play with their short sales or is it just...
03/17/2011
House vibes. Do they exist? Do you feel them? Do your clients comment on them? There is no doubt in my mind that you can walk into some houses and feel warmly received, even if no one is there, even if they are empty. There is a sense of calm, of welcome, of good will. On the other hand, some pla...
03/07/2011
  The Selling Season is in full swing, what's up with the sellers? I spent the better part of the last three days showing property. The buyers have come out of hibernation and are ready to forage for new homes. These are buyers that are well-qualified, earnest money and preapproval letters in ha...
03/06/2011
On the subject of the current real estate crisis, there is a school of thought that goes something like this: People who are in trouble with their mortgages either bought way more house than they could afford or else refinanced one or more times, using the equity in their homes to buy toys or tak...
02/27/2011
Recently, I have been watching the angry labor union demonstrations that have taken place across the country (and the world, for that matter). Businesses and state governments have woken up to the fact that they have to start living within their meager budgets. It is a sad reality that huge, perh...
02/26/2011
I was listening to CNBC yesterday while I did some work at home on my computer. I mostly just turn it on for background noise. Paradoxically, it seems to help me concentrate on the task at hand, a "talent" I honed as a kid doing my homework in front of the TV (shhhh, don't tell my parents). But e...
02/24/2011
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Observations on home and investment property purchase and sales in the Reno, Sparks, and other Washoe County areas. In addition, reviews of local businesses, area activities, and day-to-day life are highlights