Reno, NV Real Estate News

By Terrie Leighton, Reno Real Estate Agent ~ Selling Homes in Reno
(Ferrari-Lund Real Estate )
Earth Day 2015 takes place April 22nd.Earth Day is an annual event, celebrated on April 22, on which day events from around the world are held to show support for environmental protection. It was first celebrated in 1970 and today more than 192 countries participate in this important day! Many cities across the world host different events in observance of Earth Day. Here are a few ways you can learn and participate here in  Northern Nevada:~ This weekend, April 18th you can head up to the Village at Squaw Valley from 11 am to 5 pm to enjoy live music, entertainment and learn how to preserve and protect our local and global resources.~ The city of Reno will be celebrating on April 26th, 2015 at Idlewild Park.  The free Reno Earth Day will be from 10 am to 6 pm in the park.  Idlewild Park...
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By Charlene Hamilton, Reno Relocation Real Estate
(Keller Williams Group One Reno)
The very first Earth Day was celebrated on April 22nd, 1970.  It was created by Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson as a means of promoting environmental responsibility.  It made its way around the world and into our Reno community over the years.  Since the official Earth Day is on Wednesday, we will be celebrating Reno Earth Day 2015 on Sunday so that everyone has the opportunity to join in on the fun.What: Reno Earth Day 2015Where: Idlewild ParkWhen: Sunday, April 26th 10am to 6pmCost: FREEContact: Anastacia Sullivan, Reno Earth Day (775) 762-0651 or via emailThousands of people come to our fair city to celebrate Earth Day every year, with the numbers growing larger and larger at each celebration.  Reno Earth Day 2015 looks like it may be the biggest gathering of them all.  Visitors wil...
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By Lori Ballen, Digital Marketing Strategist
(Keller Williams Las Vegas)
Things to do in Reno for Earth DayWithin the past decade, many organizations and community leaders have come together to host Earth Day festivities to teach kids that conservation and recycling can be fun and educate adults on how to save money and resources. If you are looking for things to do in Reno for Earth Day, below is a list of activities:Earth Day CelebrationThis event is held at Idlewild Park in Reno, Nevada is one of the most attended festivals for Earth Day in Reno. This event is on Sunday, April 26th and from 10 AM – 6 PM and admission is free. This celebration will include workshops and activities to educate others on how to conserve resources, recycle, and other activities that will help save the planet. This year’s Earth Day Celebration will feature over 300 exhibits wit...
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By Charlene Hamilton, Reno Relocation Real Estate
(Keller Williams Group One Reno)
Total sales of existing homes in Washoe County were down 13% from the previous quarter.  However, they were up 5% from the 1st quarter of 2014.  The beginning of the calendar year does tend to be lower in sales for the Reno community than the end of the previous year due to the holidays and the weather.  However, as the weather heats up, so do the home sales.  Here is a breakdown of the 1st Quarter 2015 Reno home sales, according to the Reno/Sparks Association of REALTORS®.There were a total of 815 sales of existing Reno homes between January 1, 2015 and March 31, 2015.  This was the same amount as the total sold during the same time last year.  This only accounts for existing single-family home sales and not townhomes, condos, manufactured properties, modular homes or newly constructed...
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By Charlene Hamilton, Reno Relocation Real Estate
(Keller Williams Group One Reno)
Spring is in the air.  Old Man Winter has gone into hibernation for now.  Traditionally, as the weather heats up, so does the Reno real estate market.  That is why it is time to spring clean your Reno Home right now. Let's start with the outside of your Reno home first.  Curb appeal is important.  This is where a potential Buyer's first impressions are made.  If the outside is a mess, then they will already be soured on the property before even entering the front door.  The cold winter temperatures can wreak havoc with your lawn.  Put down an herbicide to kill any weeds and lay down some new seed to encourage healthy growth.  Do a run-through with your sprinklers to make sure they are in top working order. Clear the front porch, deck and patio of any debris that has built up during the...
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By Charlene Hamilton, Reno Relocation Real Estate
(Keller Williams Group One Reno)
In the past, home owners typically stayed in their homes between six to seven years before selling and moving on, including those owners in the Reno community.  According to the National Association of REALTORS®, this trend has changed.  The amount of time a home owner was in their property before selling it in 2014 increased to an average of 10 years, creating a lack of inventory in the market for existing homes.  Here is your February 2015 Reno Market Update to help you understand what is happening right now. The Reno/Sparks Association of REALTORS® reported that the median sales price for a Reno home was $265,000 in February 2015.  This was a 5% increase from January 2015 and a 13.5% increase from the same time last year.  The total amount of sales was 383, a 5% increase from the pre...
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By Lori Ballen, Digital Marketing Strategist
(Keller Williams Las Vegas)
Click Here to Download the FREE Home Buyers Guide for Reno, NV More Home Buying Processes: Making an Offer on a Home Mortgages and Loans     The home buying process can be a stressful event for even the most experienced people. For many, the process of home buying and selling revolves around selling your house, and then using that money to buy a different one. Once you are past the selling part, and your prior home has successfully been sold and transferred to the new owners, now comes the buying and closing on your new home. This is often one of the most exciting steps for a person, because it means they are that much closer to moving into their new house. If you're unfamiliar with the process, there are ways to make sure that closing on your new home goes flawlessly and stress-free. T...
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By Lori Ballen, Digital Marketing Strategist
(Keller Williams Las Vegas)
Click Here to Download the FREE Home Buyers Guide for Reno, NV Buying a home is a big milestone in someone's life that requires careful considerations. Every home buyer desires to buy their dream house at a price that is within their means. After settling down on the specific home that you want to buy, the next step will be to make an offer with the seller. That is a delicate step in the home buying process. The seller quotes their price from the minute they decide to sell it. However, you can still persuade them to lower the cost to a figure that you can afford. More Home Buying Processes: Closing on Your New Home Mortgages and Loans         The Cost There are several things that can help you to come up with a suitable offer when buying a house. These will include the condition of the ...
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By Lori Ballen, Digital Marketing Strategist
(Keller Williams Las Vegas)
Click Here to Download the FREE Home Buyers Guide for Reno, NV More Home Buying Processes: Making an Offer on a Home Closing on Your New Home Mortgages and Loans     If you want to buy a house in Reno, NV, you need to know how the home buying process will start and finish. This way, you can feel confident as you make this important purchase. These are the steps to expect during the process of buying a home in Reno:   Choose a Real Estate Agent The home buying process should start with you getting the help of a real estate agent who knows the area well, so look for an agent who has served Reno for years. In addition, make sure he or she has experience working with the type of property you want, such as a new build, foreclosure, or short sale. As you schedule your first meeting with your ...
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By Lori Ballen, Digital Marketing Strategist
(Keller Williams Las Vegas)
Click Here to Download the FREE Home Buyers Guide for Reno, NV More Home Buying Processes: Making an Offer on a Home Closing on Your New Home   The home buying process can be both an exciting and stressful time. As a new home buyer, you will want to take your time to get all the necessary paperwork together. Being prepared will help you go through the home buying process in a smooth and efficient manner. As you prepare your documents, begin looking at different real estate properties that interest you. By knowing the general price range of your dream home, you can determine if you are able to meet all the necessary criteria needed to make an offer.   Being Prepared The home buying process requires preparation. One of the best ways to begin is by going through the pre-qualifying or the p...
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By Lori Ballen, Digital Marketing Strategist
(Keller Williams Las Vegas)
Click Here to Download the FREE Home Sellers Guide for Reno, NV Other Home Selling Processes: Pricing Your Home Properly Preparing Your Home for Sale     The Home Selling Process in Reno, NV: Closing on Your Home for Sale Selling a home to buy a new one can be an exciting—and stressful—time for you and your family. However, don't let the stress of closing on your old home bog you down. Once the entire process is finished, and the papers are signed, you will finally be able to transfer the papers to the new owner of the home and all the stresses of the process will be done. Most people know the closing process as the moment that finalizes the sale of your home, and it makes everything official. This is also known as "settlement." The best part of the settlement is that you will finally b...
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By Lori Ballen, Digital Marketing Strategist
(Keller Williams Las Vegas)
Click Here to Download the FREE Home Sellers Guide for Reno, NV Other Home Selling Processes: Pricing Your Home Properly  Closing on Your Home for Sale     The Home Selling Process: Preparing Your Home for Sale The home selling process can be an exciting time, but it can also be very stressful. There are many reasons you may be required to sell your home, but whatever that reason may be, it is crucial that you work on making sure your home is "seller-ready." Finding the tips and tricks to converting your home into an appealing option for buyers is a huge step if you want to sell your home quickly and flawlessly. First impression is huge, and studies have shown that something as simple as an attractive first impression will sell more quickly than a home that hasn't had any personal touch...
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By Lori Ballen, Digital Marketing Strategist
(Keller Williams Las Vegas)
Click Here to Download the FREE Home Sellers Guide for Reno, NV Other Home Selling Processes: Preparing Your Home for Sale Closing on Your Home for Sale   The Home Selling Process: Pricing Your Home Properly At the point when you are ready to offer your home for sale and put it on the market, estimating a fair listing price can be very difficult if you don't know what you're doing. Since no two homes are the same, making that qualification between your home and the many others is the quickest way to a good deal. When the value of your home is concerned, finding that asking cost is part science and part workmanship, and there are a few things you have to consider before making a final decision. One of the first steps in finding the perfect asking price is to study past deals. This is the...
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By Lori Ballen, Digital Marketing Strategist
(Keller Williams Las Vegas)
Reno, NV Real Estate   Reno Homes for Sale and Home Values   McKenna Berg10539 Professional Circle Ste. 100Reno, Nevada 89521Phone: (775) 453-0343What's your Reno Home worth Today? Find out now! The Home Buying Process in Reno, NV If you want to buy a house in Reno, NV, you need to know how the home buying process will start and finish. This way, you can feel confident as you make this important purchase. These are the steps to expect during the process of buying a home in Reno:   Choose a Real Estate Agent The home buying process should start with you getting the help of a real estate agent who knows the area well, so look for an agent who has served Reno for years. In addition, make sure he or she has experience working with the type of property you want, such as a new build, foreclos...
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By Charlene Hamilton, Reno Relocation Real Estate
(Keller Williams Group One Reno)
It appears that Millennials, those individuals born between 1978 and 1995, have been flexing their muscle in the real estate market recently.  This is especially true in the Reno-Sparks market.  In fact, Sparks homes are popular with Millennials because they can get more bang for their buck. The median sales price for a Reno home last month was $275,000, according to the Reno/Sparks Association of REALTORS®.  This was $20,000 more than the median price of a Sparks home during the same time period.  Millennials were responsible for 27% of the total homes purchased in Sparks in 2012.  That figure rose to 33% in 2013 and came in at 29% as of October 2014.   Why are Sparks homes more popular with Millennials?  Many Buyers are looking for more elbow room both inside and outside of a propert...
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By Charlene Hamilton, Reno Relocation Real Estate
(Keller Williams Group One Reno)
Livability gathers information on a community's educational system, amenities available to the residents, transportation system, economical factors and much more to create its Top 100 Places to Live list each year.  After all their number crunching and research, it turns out that Reno makes Livability's 2015 Top 100 Places to Live list.  In fact, Reno was the only city in Nevada to make the Top 100 in 2015. Livability recognizes that there is so much more to Reno than casinos.  Make no mistake, the casinos do create a draw for the tourism industry.  They have managed to mature enough to attract big name talent in comedy, music and other entertainment.  In the winter, the Reno community provides easy access to fantastic skiing in the Sierra Nevada mountains.  The culinary scene in Reno ...
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By Lori Ballen, Digital Marketing Strategist
(Keller Williams Las Vegas)
Click Here to Get a FREE Copy of the Easter Egg Hunt Map and PDF     Why do we give eggs at Easter? Eggs and Easter have almost become synonymous. You must have heard the term “Easter egg” being uttered a number of times or seen quite a lot of Easter egg hunts events. Easter is a Christian festival mainly associated with the custom of giving eggs as a symbol of celebrating new life. Christians celebrate Easter in memory of Jesus death, after dying on the cross, rose again from the dead. They believe that, through this Jesus conquered death and sin. His actions give people the promise of eternal life if they follow his teachings and commands. Yearly, the Easter ceremony always brings fun and enjoyment. It’s almost here, so early preparation is ideal if we want to enjoy egg hunts, games, ...
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By Charlene Hamilton, Reno Relocation Real Estate
(Keller Williams Group One Reno)
First, there was the Apple data center.  Then, there was the Tesla gigafactory.  Now, Nutrient Foods brings jobs to Reno.  The future of our Reno community has never looked brighter! Last week, Nutrient Foods announced that they would be opening a facility right here in Reno.  With this new facility comes 300 new jobs.  They join Nature's Bakery and NOW Foods, two healthy food manufacturers, that call Reno home.  Nutrient Foods takes traditional processed foods (like mac and cheese and ramen noodles) and makes them a bit healthier by adding in nutrients that their traditional brethren are lacking.  The company is relocating their manufacturing operations from New Jersey into a brand new 100,000 square foot facility out here in our Reno community.  Their corporate headquarters will be m...
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By Charlene Hamilton, Reno Relocation Real Estate
(Keller Williams Group One Reno)
The Reno real estate market has taken a beating over the past few years.  However, thanks to the improving job market in the Reno community and the positive buzz that some big companies have generated by moving to our area, consumer confidence is higher than it has been in a while.  Here is a quick Reno Real Estate Market Update for January 2015. According to the Reno/Sparks Association of REALTORS®, the median price for a Reno home sold in January 2015 was $252,000.  This was a 4% decrease from December 2014, but a 14.5% increase over the median sale price in January 2014.  This continues the December to January decreases we have been seeing over the last seven years. There were a total of 359 Reno homes sold in January 2015.  This was a 31% decrease from the previous month but a slig...
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By Charlene Hamilton, Reno Relocation Real Estate
(Keller Williams Group One Reno)
You have probably heard of the old saying "there is more than one way to skin a cat".  This phrase is appropriate for many different things.  Simply put, there is more than one way to achieve your goal.  This can also apply to home buyers.  That is because there is more than one way to save for a Reno home. Most Reno Home Buyers utilize their savings to come up with a down payment on a home.  Any Buyer with 20% or more of the purchase price to put down on their new property will not have to pay PMI (Privatized Mortgage Insurance).  This can save you anywhere from hundreds to thousands of dollars per year on your mortgage payment.  Also, the more money you put down, the less you have to pay every month. Like we said before, there is more than one way to save for a Reno home.  A savings ...
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