Sparks, NV Real Estate News

By Terrie Leighton, Reno Real Estate Agent ~ Selling Homes in Reno
(Ferrari-Lund Real Estate )
Single Family Sparks Home For Sale Overview Maps Photos Features Description $220,000 Single Family Home Main Features 4 Bedrooms2 Bathrooms1 Partial BathroomInterior: 2,295 sqft Location 5799Sonora Pass DriveSparks, NV 89436USA To get updates on open home dates and other property events, please click the "Like" button below: Terrie Leighton Ferrari-Lund Real Estate(775) 846-5424Terrie@Terrieleighton.comhttp://www.terrieleighton.com        Listed by: Ferrari-Lund Real Estate Our recent listings Single Family Sparks Home For Sale3 / 2/ 1 Condo For Sale Subscribe to our listing feed Nearby properties for sale
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By Sandra Mathewson, CRS, CLHMS, ABR, SRES, GRI,CDPE, PSA, SFR
(RE/MAX 4000)
Summary: 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 Median Sales Price October 2011 median price was down 1% to $148,500 compared to $150,000 in September 2011. Median price is defined as the mid-point, where, for the time period identified, the pric...
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By Ricky Beach, Reno Broker/Salesperson/Realtor
(Keller Williams Realty Group One Inc.)
Feast your eyes on this wonderful home located in the Spanish Springs area of Sparks, NV.  Located within 2 walking miles of Spanish Springs High School and Shaw Middle School this home has plenty of space with RV access and parking on a .27 acre lot.   The kitchen opens up to informal dining and a family room with plenty of space for your wide screen tv while feeling cozy with a gas fireplace. For the more formal entertaining evenings there is a family room/formal dining room with easy access to the kitchen.     Rest and relaxation is assured with the master bedroom on the other side of the house from the secondary rooms and includes a walk in closet, double sink, and garden tub/shower combo.     The backyard is built for having fun. The slab patio with built-in propane BBQ and counter...
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By Terrie Leighton, Reno Real Estate Agent ~ Selling Homes in Reno
(Ferrari-Lund Real Estate )
High school football will take center stage on Saturday as the North battles the South for the 4A high school football championship. The Reed Raiders will face Bishop Gorman on Saturday, Dec. 3 at 12:15 p.m. at Damonte Ranch High School. The Reed Raiders finished the football season at 12 -1 , a season record for this Sparks, Nevada High School. A student put together the following video to pay tribute to this successful high school football team. Good luck tomorrow Reed Raiders, the community will be there cheering and supporting the entire team! GO REED RAIDERS!!!
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By Ricky Beach, Reno Broker/Salesperson/Realtor
(Keller Williams Realty Group One Inc.)
The Reno/Sparks Nevada area is battling another fire 5 days after the Caughlin Ranch, Windy Hill, and southwest Reno blaze last Friday and Saturday. At time of publishing no homes have been threatened but the blaze continues to move in the areas of Lockwood and the east foothills of Sparks, NV. Thanks again to our friend Bryce Leinan for creating the map of the Lockwood and east Sparks fire. View Lockwood Fire in a larger map More information can be found at www.RGJ.com or www.KTVN.com  
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By Terrie Leighton, Reno Real Estate Agent ~ Selling Homes in Reno
(Ferrari-Lund Real Estate )
Sparks Nevada Market Report For October 2011 Prepared by Terrie Leighton, REALTOR® in Northern NevadaThe City of Sparks saw 146 single family homes close in October 2011 There are now 146 happy new home owners living in Sparks, Nevada today. Those lucky home buyers were able to take advantage of low homes prices, the average sales price of a Sparks home sold was just under $150,000, and low interest rates during, rates were sitting right around 4% for FHA loans, for the month of October, 2011. The City of Sparks is constantly changing to keep up with the times while maintaining that "Hometown Hospitality" feeling residents experience while living and visiting Sparks. The cities Parks and Recreation department is continually offering fun and exciting events for area residents to enjoy. T...
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By Terrie Leighton, Reno Real Estate Agent ~ Selling Homes in Reno
(Ferrari-Lund Real Estate )
Sparks Real Estate ~ Wingfield Springs Condo Report 2010   The Fairways at Wingfield Springs ~ Located in Sparks, NV, off of Vista Blvd. ~ FHA Financing currently available for owner occupied units. Two units to choose from ~ Two bedroom, den, garage and two bathrooms, fireplace, laundry room. Price range = $81,000 to $94,00. HOA = $217 MonthlyTaxes = (Approximate) $1,500 Views = Golf Course or Mountain   HOA amenities include a club house, outdoor pool, partial utilities, snow removal, security.   Recent sales: 16 units sold in 2011 Average sold price = $105,000Days on the Market = 212 Days 8 Current listings: 2 Active2 Active Pending Short Sale Approval4 Active Pending Loan Approval Looking for a condo in Wingfield Springs to buy? The Fairways at Wingfield Springs in Sparks, NV has tw...
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By Terrie Leighton, Reno Real Estate Agent ~ Selling Homes in Reno
(Ferrari-Lund Real Estate )
Great HUD Owned home  for sale in Sparks, NV. Single Family Residence now listed for $123,000. RV Access and Full Landscaping and Backyard Fencing  This desirable floorplan is located close to busline and shopping. With 1754 sq ft of single level living space this home offers 3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, 2 car garage, formal dining room, formal living room, family room, spacious kitchen and laundry area. The sunken living room has a beautiful brick fireplace and tall ceiling. the kitchen offers tiled counters and tons of cabinetry. View full details and additional photos right here: Sparks NV Real Estate Single Family Home For Sale Sparks Nevada Real Estate Single Family Home For Sale In Sparks, NV 89434  
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By Sandra Mathewson, CRS, CLHMS, ABR, SRES, GRI,CDPE, PSA, SFR
(RE/MAX 4000)
Summary: 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 and one-half are lower. Reno-Sparks Price per Square Foot Solds Price per square foot is at $89.41. Price per square foot by area groups, as provided in the Detailed Report, is a good way to compar...
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By Sandra Mathewson, CRS, CLHMS, ABR, SRES, GRI,CDPE, PSA, SFR
(RE/MAX 4000)
  Reno-Sparks Homes and Real Estate Summary: Washoe County sales are the highest they have been for an August since August 2005. The median sales prices are up and continue to settle indicates we may just be at the bottom. Market conditions, of course, will continue to be influenced by high unemployment. Although there are media reports of a 'double dip' recession, the current median sales price and historic low interest rates make this a good time to buy, especially for those that have been on the fence! Reno-Sparks Homes Median Sales Price August 2011 median price was up 2.7% to $154,000 compared to $150,000 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 and one half are lower. Reno-Sparks...
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By Terrie Leighton, Reno Real Estate Agent ~ Selling Homes in Reno
(Ferrari-Lund Real Estate )
It's back! The Best In The West Rib Cook-Off is back for it's 23rd year in Sparks, Nevada. This free rib cooking contest is happening now through Monday, September 5, 2011. Labor Day  in Northern Nevada means great ribs, great music, lots of people and has always been a favorite way to end summer! If you are planning to go: ~The Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook-Off runs now through Monday~ ~Times: 11a.m. to 9p.m. through Sunday. 11a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday ~Where: Victorian Square, Sparks, Nevada, between 14th Street and Pyramid Way, just of I80 ~Cost: Free entry, vendor prices vary ~Parking: Available in the parking garage at the John Ascuaga's Nugget two city parking areas at C Street and 10th Street and east of the Century Theaters at Victorian Square Plaza. ~Shuttle Service: Pick up the...
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By Charlene Hamilton, Reno Relocation Real Estate
(Keller Williams Group One Reno)
Are you looking for a fun way to celebrate Labor Day weekend in the Reno area?  How about the Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook-Off near Reno.  Beginning Wednesday, August 31st, 2011 in and around Sparks, Nevada's Victorian Square and continuing through until Monday, September 5th, 2011, the 23rd annual Nugget Rib Cook-Off brings the best barbecue chefs from miles around to show off their culinary skills.  It's a tastebud's delight.  Best of all, it's absolutely FREE to the public! From 11am to 9pm Wednesday through Sunday and 11am to 5pm on Monday, there will be live music, kid-friendly fun, arts and crafts and, of course, ribs galore!  Enjoy carnival rides, inflatable games, slides and a fun Kids Area.  There's even a Major League Eating (MLE) sanctioned rib eating contest set to take ...
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By Sandra Mathewson, CRS, CLHMS, ABR, SRES, GRI,CDPE, PSA, SFR
(RE/MAX 4000)
Reno-Sparks Homes and Real Estate Summary: Our year-over-year number of home sales indicates more buyers and investors are realizing it is an opportune time to purchase a home versus a year ago. In a recent story by 'Business Insider', Reno was named as the 8th best housing market for the next five years. The data provided by Case Shiller Indexes projected an annual growth from 2011 to 2016 to be 9.3 percent. Reno-Sparks Homes Median Sales Price July 2011 median price was down 2.2% to $150,000 compared to $153,400 in June 2011 Median price is defined as the mid-point, where, for the time period indentified, the price for one-half of the sales are higher and one-half are lower. Reno-Sparks Homes Price per Square Foot Solds Price per square foot is at $93.11 Reno-Sparks Homes Sold July e...
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By Sandra Mathewson, CRS, CLHMS, ABR, SRES, GRI,CDPE, PSA, SFR
(RE/MAX 4000)
Reno and Sparks Bank Owned Condos Freddie Mac is offering eligible buyers up to $1,500 for condominium association dues. The government sponsored enterprise said the incentive is for condos available through its HomeSteps unit, on the market for at least 120 days and sold to owner-occupants. Buyers can apply for Freddie's Condo Cash offer between Monday, August 15, and November 15, and must close escrow before December 30, 2011. The government sponsored enterprise (GSE) offers a two year limited home warranty covering electrical, plumbing, air conditiioning, heating and other major systems. Freddie Mac also extends discounts of up to 30% on appliances for a new buyer. In May, Freddie began offering a 3.5% buyers closing cost assistance, as a way to help drive sales higher through the s...
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By Sandra Mathewson, CRS, CLHMS, ABR, SRES, GRI,CDPE, PSA, SFR
(RE/MAX 4000)
Home sales in the Reno-Sparks area have remained strong for the first six months of this year! Reno-Sparks Median Home Price June 2011 median price was down 1.6% to $152,400 compared to $150,000 in May 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 and one-half are lower. Reno-Sparks Home Price Per Square Foot Solds Price per square foot is at $92.36. Reno-Sparks Homes Sold June ended the month with 522 sold transactions, up 3.6% from the prior month. Sales were down 13.6% from the same period last year, which continued to be influenced by the First Time Home Buyer tax credit. This month's sales were only exceeded by June 2004 (532 homes sold), June 2005 (702 homes sold), which occurred during the re...
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By Terrie Leighton, Reno Real Estate Agent ~ Selling Homes in Reno
(Ferrari-Lund Real Estate )
Sparks Condo For Sale in Wingfield Springs ~ Golf Couse Location! 3 bedroom / 2 full bathroom / 1 car garage $99,000 / $217  monthly HOA Dues Sparks Nevada Condo for sale with FHA financing available. Ground floor unit, corner with mountains views. Built in 2002, annual taxes approximately $1,500. Tile counters, upgraded cabinets, ceiling fans, fire place, pool, club house. Great price and a great Wingfield Springs location. Complete listing information with details and photos can be found right here: Sparks Nevada Condo For Sale ~ Wingfield Springs Search All Sparks and Reno listings Sparks Nevada Condo For Sale 3 Bedroom / 2 Bath / 1 Car Garage
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By Terrie Leighton, Reno Real Estate Agent ~ Selling Homes in Reno
(Ferrari-Lund Real Estate )
New Construction Single Family Homes Now Selling in Sparks, Nevada The Cottages at Kiley Ranch!!! Located on the Links golf course in the master planned community of Kiley Ranch in Sparks, Nevada, the Cottages is a private gated community with beautifully maintained common areas.  The Cottages at Kiley Ranch offers three two story home plans and three single story home plans. The very innovative and attractive designs is sure to please any active family or lifestyle. Here a just a few of the features and ameneties you will find in one of these newly constructed homes: •·         Two And Three bedroom Homes •·         Designer Kitchens •·         Granite Monolithic Counter-tops •·         2x6 Exterior Wall Construction •·         Over-sized 2-car garage •·         Fully landscaped with a...
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By Terrie Leighton, Reno Real Estate Agent ~ Selling Homes in Reno
(Ferrari-Lund Real Estate )
Wingfield Springs Single Family Home For Sale 5 / 2.5 / 3 Beautiful custom home in Sparks, Nevada for sale. Located in the Spanish Springs East neighborhood of Wignfield Springs, this stunning home has a custom designed kitchen, vaulted ceilings and the master suite is located on the main floor. Situated on a cul-de-sac street, this Wingfield Springs home is perfect for any size family but if you are looking for a 4+ bedroom home this one is for you. Game room, large patio and den make this home a must see. See additional photos and check out all the details here: Wingfield Springs Single Family Home For Sale Search for all Single Family homes for sale in Sparks, Nevada ~ Updated daily!  Wingfield Springs Cul-De-Sac Home For Sale in Sparks, NV
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By Terrie Leighton, Reno Real Estate Agent ~ Selling Homes in Reno
(Ferrari-Lund Real Estate )
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 simply amazing. These photos were taking after on a few hours work on each sculpture.  The Sandcastle Soiree is just another fabulous Sparks, Nevada family fun event! Friday Photos ~ A Sandcastle Soiree in Sparks,...
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