Sparks, NV Real Estate News

By Terrie Leighton, Reno Real Estate Agent ~ Selling Homes in Reno
(Ferrari-Lund Real Estate )
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 of this home with the lender. The home was listed on April 25, 2009. We received and offer of purchase on 5/15/9 and we closed on 8/28/09. If you are thinking of selling your buying a home in the R...
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By Terrie Leighton, Reno Real Estate Agent ~ Selling Homes in Reno
(Ferrari-Lund Real Estate )
Sparks Nevada Market Report, July 2009, Spanish Springs East, Sparks Nevada This market report is for single family homes located in Spanish Springs East area of Sparks, Nevada. Homes located  in Spanish Springs East, lie in the Wingfield Springs development. Developers started building homes in Wingfield Springs in the late 1990's. The homes in this market report were built between 1999 and 2005. This report includes homes listed for sale and sold in the price range of $200,000 to $300,000. Here are your market statistics for homes listed and sold during July, 2009 in Spanish Springs East, Sparks Nevada, 89436  ~ Area 183 Sold Activity: ~ There were 16 homes sold in Wingfield Springs during July, 2009. Price range $200,000 to $300,000. ~ Average days on the market were 129 days. ~ The ...
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By Terrie Leighton, Reno Real Estate Agent ~ Selling Homes in Reno
(Ferrari-Lund Real Estate )
Are You Facing Foreclosure in Nevada? There is Help Available! Recent statistics and news reports have stated that Nevada now ranks number one at having highest number of foreclosures across the country. Clearly, this is a serious problem. The Governor's office, along with the Nevada Department of Business and Industry, are actively working together to provide as much information as possible to the residents in the state of Nevada. They now have a website that can help answer questions homeowners have regarding the foreclosure process. To find  information that could prevent a possible foreclosure on your home visit the Nevada Department of Business and Industry website. The  Nevada Department of Business and Industry created this website for home owners who are facing foreclosure. It f...
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By Terrie Leighton, Reno Real Estate Agent ~ Selling Homes in Reno
(Ferrari-Lund Real Estate )
Sparks Nevada Market Report, July 2009, Spanish Springs East This market report is for single family homes located in Spanish Springs East area of Sparks, Nevada. Homes located  in Spanish Springs East, lie in the Wingfield Springs development. Developers started building homes in Wingfield Springs in the late 1990's. The homes in this market report were built between 1999 and 2005. This report includes homes listed and sold in the price range of $100,000 to $200,000. Here are your basic market statistics for homes listed and sold in Spanish Springs East, Sparks Nevada. Zip Code 89436 ~ Area 183 Sold Activity: ~There were 14 homes sold during the month of July 2009 in Wingfield Springs. ~The average days on the market was 128 days. ~The average list price was $162,500. ~The average sold...
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By Terrie Leighton, Reno Real Estate Agent ~ Selling Homes in Reno
(Ferrari-Lund Real Estate )
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 was 118. Existing homes sales in Sparks, Nevada continue to post positive gains but the average price of homes sold are dropping as foreclosures maintain a strong influence on the market.  If you are interested in buying or selling a...
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By Terrie Leighton, Reno Real Estate Agent ~ Selling Homes in Reno
(Ferrari-Lund Real Estate )
Northern Nevada Area Wide Open House Day Saturday,  August 15, 2009 ~ 1 - 4pm The NNRMLS, together with the Reno/Sparks Association of REALTORS® and the Sierra Nevada Association of REALTORS®, is planning an area-wide open house event for August 15, 2009.  The goal of this event is to have as many homes open to the public this day as possible  and have as many interested home buyers attend these open houses. So far there are over 150 homes registered for this the area wide open house event. If you are interested in attending any of the open homes this Saturday, August 15, 2009, you can visit www.nnrmls.com to find out what homes will be available. The NNRMLS will also be providing a link with a map to direct you to these open homes. The Northern Nevada Realtor assciations are launching ...
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By Terrie Leighton, Reno Real Estate Agent ~ Selling Homes in Reno
(Ferrari-Lund Real Estate )
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 Francisco area with their two daughters to fulfill a dream of raising their family in a small town and owning their own business. They started Newman's Natural Carpet Care because they...
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By Terrie Leighton, Reno Real Estate Agent ~ Selling Homes in Reno
(Ferrari-Lund Real Estate )
Legends at the Sparks Marina  -  Start Your Back To School Shopping Here! ~ 1310 SCHEELS Drive, Sparks Nevada 89434~ With a little over a month left of summer vacation for most Washoe County students, it is time to start thinking about back to school shopping! This year why not consider Legends at the Sparks Marina for all of your shopping needs? With over 26 different stores currently open and another 20 additional stores opening in the upcoming months, Legends is a great idea for all your shopping needs! Looking for something different in a shopping mall? Legends at the Sparks Marina could be what you are looking for. Take a look at these fine stores that are now open: Ann Taylor, Banana Republic, Factory Store, BCBG Max, Azria Final Cut, BCB Girls, Best Buy,  Bose Factory Store, Cart...
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By Christianne O'Malley, Exceptional Service - Delivering Results in Reno!
(Dickson Realty)
Wow! This house sold at a fantastic price of just $348,000 or $118 per square foot - and it wasn't bank owned or a short sale. This home is fantastic - from the laminate wood floors to the close-in location, it was hard to beat! This home has been meticulously cared for & it shows. Fresh paint, new baseboard, gourmet kitchen, dual zone heating & air, completely landscaped on a 1/2 acre - including a stamped concrete patio and walk, loads of room for toys. Convenient to freeways, schools and shopping. This fantastic home features 6 bedrooms plus a den with french doors. (The den and a spare bedroom are on the first floor - great for those that can't do stairs.) Home also features 3 full baths, a 3 car garage, 2,944 square feet of upgraded living space, only 15 years young but looks brand...
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By Terrie Leighton, Reno Real Estate Agent ~ Selling Homes in Reno
(Ferrari-Lund Real Estate )
  Photo Courtesy of Tim Leighton Will your home survive a wildfire this fire season? If you live in Northern Nevada chances are you have gotten use to the dry, hot, windy summers. Each year from July through September, the low humidly, high winds and dry heat  keep our firefighters alert and ready for action should a wildfire start. All it takes is one little spark from a cigarette, an ember from a campfire or a lightning strike to hit ground for a fire to take off and make its way to your neighborhood. Being married to a third generation firefighter, I have heard many tragic stories about familes who lost their home to a fire that could have been prevented  had a few  preventive steps been taken to help their home survive.  Did you know that research findings indicate that home surviva...
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By Sandra Mathewson, CRS, CLHMS, ABR, SRES, GRI,CDPE, PSA, SFR
(RE/MAX 4000)
Being one of the best places in Northern Nevada to live, it just got a little bit better !  The Legends at Sparks Marina had their grand opening in June.  Take a tour of RED Development's $1.1 billion shopping center on 148 acres.  Phase 1 of 24 stores opened on June 17, 2009.  Stores than have been open for a while are Scheels Sporting Goods, Best Buy, Target, and  All That Jazz Restaurant. http://www.realestateshows.com/413752 The Legends is adjacent to Sparks Marina, a park with year-round activities and a get-away right in the city, take a look  http://www.realestateshows.com/417943 BusinessWeek magazine named the City of Sparks as the best city for starting a business in Nevada.  According to the analysis conducted by BusinessWeek using demographic and geographic data from ZoomPros...
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By Terrie Leighton, Reno Real Estate Agent ~ Selling Homes in Reno
(Ferrari-Lund Real Estate )
Not a day goes by that I am not asked about foreclosed properties. Friends, family, neighbors are just a few of the many  who want to know "Is a bank foreclosure a good buy?" To find the answer it helps to know what a foreclosed property is. A bank foreclosure occurs when a borrower is unable to repay their outstanding debt to the bank. The property is put up as collateral for securing the loan, and a lien is put upon the property giving the bank legal right to seize that property should there be a default in payment. Once the homeowner is delinquent, the bank can take back the home and foreclose on the homeowner. The homeowner must leave the premises and the home is now in the possession of the bank. The banks loose money every month they hold onto these homes. Usually a  real estate c...
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By Terrie Leighton, Reno Real Estate Agent ~ Selling Homes in Reno
(Ferrari-Lund Real Estate )
If you are considering buying a foreclosed property that is in need of repairs but you only have enough money for the down payment and the  closing costs that are needed to buy a home with a FHA loan, you may want to look into the FHA 203K Rehab Loan Program. When you buy a distressed property with the FHA 203K Loan Program, the costs to renovate the home can be included in the loan. The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) administered this program to help single family properties that need repairs and rehabilitation. By helping borrowers with the "fixing up" of a home, HUD believes this program will help neighborhoods get back into shape and revitalize communities and encourage home ownership in distressed neighborhoods. When you buy a home with the FHA 203K Rehab Loan Pr...
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By Terrie Leighton, Reno Real Estate Agent ~ Selling Homes in Reno
(Ferrari-Lund Real Estate )
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 from American Idol finalist Elliot Yaman and activities for children that will focus on Art. The Arts in Bloom Festival benefits the Northern Nevada Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. The Susan G. Komen foundation ra...
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By Terrie Leighton, Reno Real Estate Agent ~ Selling Homes in Reno
(Ferrari-Lund Real Estate )
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 are surrounded by beautiful homes. So, if you have ever wanted to walk out onto your back patio and onto a golf course, check out one of the Northern Nevada golf course listed below. Then call me, I can help you find your dream home in Sparks, Nevada...
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By Terrie Leighton, Reno Real Estate Agent ~ Selling Homes in Reno
(Ferrari-Lund Real Estate )
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 to fill various posotions needed for the ribbon cutting ceremony  that is scheduled for June 18, 2009. Tenants who will be looking for employees include: Adidas Best Buy Carter's, Os...
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By Terrie Leighton, Reno Real Estate Agent ~ Selling Homes in Reno
(Ferrari-Lund Real Estate )
I will be hosting an open house at 4323 Setting Sun, Sparks, Nevada this Sunday, April 25, 2009 from    1pm to 4pm. Bring your clients to this beautiful home located in the Liberty Hills Estates Community of Sparks, Nevada. Your clients can move right in and start enjoying this 3265 square-foot home that overlooks the Spanish Springs Valley and watch the sun set each night from its amazing deck! This 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom, 3 car garage home is situated to take full advantage of the city lights and western mountains! Watch it all from here: Balloon Races, Fireworks, twinkling city lights and spectacular sunsets!  Did I mention the amazing views? Be prepared to fall in love with this fully upgraded home the was built in 2003. The kitchen is loaded with  new stainless steel appliances, gra...
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BusinessWeek Names Sparks as the Best City for Starting a Business in Nevada Sparks, Nev. (April 1, 2009) --  BusinessWeek magazine this week announced the City of Sparks as the best city for starting a business in Nevada.  The national ranking comes as good news for city officials and economic development groups looking to promote Sparks and the Greater Reno-Tahoe region as a place for companies to invest and for startup companies to thrive during this economic downturn. “I am not surprised that BusinessWeek has selected Sparks as the best place to start a business,” said Sparks Mayor Geno Martini.  “We have worked hard over the years to create a business climate that is desirable for entrepreneurs to prosper because we realize that their success is our success.  I am delighted with th...
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By Terrie Leighton, Reno Real Estate Agent ~ Selling Homes in Reno
(Ferrari-Lund Real Estate )
~2624 Sunny Slope #16, Sparks, Nevada 89434~ Now listed at $104,000! New price reduction on this one bedroom, ground floor, corner unit condo in Springland Village! Located in Sparks, Nevada,  this condo is ready to go with amenities that include two swimming pools,  a spa, a tennis court, full time security, year round grounds keeping that includes snow removal, two covered parking spots and partial utilities. Enjoy the following slide show of 2624 Sunny Slope #16 and call me today for your personal showing! You can reach me at 775-846-5424, email me, or visit Serving Reno and Sparks for  a list  of  of  Northern Nevada Homes.  
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By Christianne O'Malley, Exceptional Service - Delivering Results in Reno!
(Dickson Realty)
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 get dizzy, so I decided to go to the source - the Multiple Listing Service. Remember when you took Trigonometry in High School? (I know, it was a long time ago for me, too.) Remember when you did your graphs? Well, I decided to put together a graphical representation of the list and sales prices of homes in Sparks over the last 4 years. What I theorized I would find would be a steep decline as the market went down, with it leveling out toward the bottom. We’r...
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