Sparks, NV Real Estate News

By Terrie Leighton, Reno Real Estate Agent ~ Selling Homes in Reno
(Ferrari-Lund Real Estate )
3 / 2/ 1 Condo For Sale Overview Maps Photos Features Description Neighborhood $99,000 Condominium Main Features 3 Bedrooms2 BathroomsInterior: 1282 sqft Location 6060 Ingleston Drive1216Sparks, 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: Terrie Leighton Our recent listings 3 / 2/ 1 Condo For SaleActive Adult Living In RenoReno City ViewsSparks Home For Sale Subscribe to our listing feed Nearby properties for sale
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By Terrie Leighton, Reno Real Estate Agent ~ Selling Homes in Reno
(Ferrari-Lund Real Estate )
Have you been holding out waiting for that really great Windgfield Springs condo to purchase? Your wait is almost over because I will soon be listing one of Wingfield Springs most spectacular condos for. It is a ground floor, corner unit that faces out toward our beautiful Northern Nevada mountains. It is a single story with 2 bedrooms PLUS a den that has a build in desk area and book shelving, one car garage, laundry room and there is more... Stay tuned for all the glorious detais about this condo that will be listed shortly!
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By Terrie Leighton, Reno Real Estate Agent ~ Selling Homes in Reno
(Ferrari-Lund Real Estate )
New, single family home for sale at the Sparks Marina, in Sparks, Nevada! 4 bedroom / 2.5 bathroom / 2 car garage / 2 story  Located along the canal where you will enjoy Nevada Mountain and Marina views, resort style living and walking distance to the Legends Outlet Shopping Mall! This home comes completely furnished. Like new and never lived in. This former vacation rental has many upgrades including kitchen counter tops, a stunning fireplace with  dynamic lighting fixtures just to name a few. A perfect Sparks Marina home that  is ready to go!!! View all the details and additional photos right here: Sparks Marina Home For Sale Sparks Marina Home For Sale, Sparks Nevada Real Estate
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By Terrie Leighton, Reno Real Estate Agent ~ Selling Homes in Reno
(Ferrari-Lund Real Estate )
If you are looking for a Sparks, Nevada condo to purchase, you have come to the right place! Sparks, like its sister city Reno, Nevada,  currently has a variety of condominiums for sale. You will find new construction or re-sale condos in many neighborhoods in Sparks that are selling for really great prices. Condos offer a lower cost of purchase and lower maintenance. You will pay a monthly association fee with any condo you buy. These condo fees pay for a variety of amenities associated with the condo complex you choose to purchase. Condo associations often offer security, maintenance inside and outside, snow removal, laundry facilities, swimming, tennis, fitness and many more amenities. All are included in the monthly condo fees. Choose from studio, one bedroom, two bedroom, three and...
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By Sandra Mathewson, CRS, CLHMS, ABR, SRES, GRI,CDPE, PSA, SFR
(RE/MAX 4000)
Summary: The median sales price has continued its settling trend over the past 24 months.  More buyers and investors are deciding it is an opportune time to purchase a home.  High inventory and low prices reflect the affordability of homes, verified by the increase in home sales. Reno-Sparks Homes Median Sales Price May 2011 median price was down 3.6% to $147,900 compared to $155,250 in April 2011. The median sales price continues to settle from the prior months. For the past nine consecutive months median price has been lower than the prior year-over-year median. Median price is defined as the mid-point, the price for half of the sales for the time frame is below and half are above. Reno-Sparks Homes Price per Square Foot Sold Price per square foot is at $90.34. Price per square foot b...
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By Terrie Leighton, Reno Real Estate Agent ~ Selling Homes in Reno
(Ferrari-Lund Real Estate )
Looking for a gated 55+ active adult community? This is a new Ferrari-Lund single family listing home and it could be the one for you. Two bedroom, two bathroom. two car garage with minimal landscaping. This home is located in the D'Andrea area of Sparks at Toscana, a 55+ gated community. No waiting and ready to go. Well maintained and clean as a whistle. View all the glorious details and additional photos here: Selling Reno and Sparks ~ Sparks Home for Sale    
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By Terrie Leighton, Reno Real Estate Agent ~ Selling Homes in Reno
(Ferrari-Lund Real Estate )
Amazing single family home for sale in the Spanish Springs area in Sparks, Nevada. A former model home with all the upgrades you can imagine. Simply stunning kitchen with granite slab counters and top of the line appliances. This 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom, 3 car garage home sits on a large lot that has the most unbelievable landscaping. If you have been looking for a unique and special home in Sparks, here it is! View Full Details and additional photos here: Sparks Home For Sale in Spanish Springs ~ My Reno / Sparks Home Search
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By Terrie Leighton, Reno Real Estate Agent ~ Selling Homes in Reno
(Ferrari-Lund Real Estate )
Large corner lot single family home for sale in Wingfield Springs! Four bedroom, 2.5 bathrooms and a three car garage make this home a great size for anyone looking for a large single family home in Sparks, Nevada. Large kitchen with Cherry Cabinets, center island, loft area, family room. Walk to community park and elementary school. View Full Details and Additional Photos here: Wingfield Springs Home For Sale  
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By Terrie Leighton, Reno Real Estate Agent ~ Selling Homes in Reno
(Ferrari-Lund Real Estate )
One very cool feature of this Sparks, Nevada home is the backyard. From the picture you can see two chairs sitting on the raised terrace overlooking the large home and yard. Imagine relaxing while surrounded by mature Nevada Pine Trees. This two story home is located on a cul-de-sac and has room for your R.V and/or boat!! This home offers 4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms and a three car garage. Updated interior paint, a wood burning fireplace, formal living and dining areas. You will love the convient location of this Sparks, Nevada home! Close to schools, shopping, dining and recreation. View Full Details and additional photos here: Sparks Single Family Home on My Reno Home Search
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By Ricky Beach, Reno Broker/Salesperson/Realtor
(Keller Williams Realty Group One Inc.)
Quicker short sale in Sparks/Spanish Springs. Approved FHA/HUD short sale. Great floor plan and pride of ownership for this Spanish Springs home located on a quiet street. This well maintained home sits on a spacious lot with a private yard that includes a large stamped patio for entertaining, dog run, and RV access with pad. The open kitchen offers ample counter and cupboard space with a breakfast bar and plenty of natural light all while sitting adjacent to the dining area and living room. The large master bedroom boasts double sinks, walk-in closet, a tub/shower combo, and a long window nook with seating and views. Don't wonder.... set up a showing!          
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By Terrie Leighton, Reno Real Estate Agent ~ Selling Homes in Reno
(Ferrari-Lund Real Estate )
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 Sparks Rotary Club, NDOW and the City of Sparks Parks and Recreation, many local sponsors participate in this free event and contribute to its continual popularity. Nevada Bighorns Unlimited, Safari Club Inte...
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By Terrie Leighton, Reno Real Estate Agent ~ Selling Homes in Reno
(Ferrari-Lund Real Estate )
Walk This Way!  For Northern Nevada Animals this Saturday, June 4, 2011 at the Sparks Marina! The Nevada Humane Society is hosting the "Walk for Animals" fundraiser event this Saturday and everyone is welcome to attend. Bring your dog on leash or adopt one for one of Northern Nevada's "no kill" animal shelters. Come on out to meet a few of the homeless pets that are available to adopt. Currently there are over 10,000 cats and dogs that need a loving and caring home in the Reno and Sparks area. Donations are greatly appreciated the day of the event, June 4, 2011. With your contribution you will be able to participate in the fun activities that will include: *A two mile (once around the Marina) walk *Entertainment *Prices *Refreshments *Meet other Animal Lovers Donations are accepted at t...
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By Terrie Leighton, Reno Real Estate Agent ~ Selling Homes in Reno
(Ferrari-Lund Real Estate )
Sparks Nevada Market Report For May 2011 Prepared by Terrie Leighton, REALTOR® in Northern Nevada The City of Sparks saw 171 single family homes close in May 2011 There are now 171 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 $170,000, and low interest rates during, rates were sitting right around 5% for FHA loans, for the month of May, 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. Sparks, Neva...
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By Sandra Mathewson, CRS, CLHMS, ABR, SRES, GRI,CDPE, PSA, SFR
(RE/MAX 4000)
Summary: We are continuing to see settling in the median price.  The news is "the affordability door is open to buyers".  This means that a two-income household, earning approximately $10 per hour each, can now afford the median priced home in the Reno/Sparks area. Reno-Sparks Homes Median Sales Price April 2011 median price was down 3.1% to $155,000 compared to $160,000 in March 2011. The median sales price continues to settle from the prior month. For the past eight consecutive months median price has been lower than the prior year-over-year median. Median price is defined as the mid-point, the price for half of the sales for the time frame is below and half are above. Reno-Sparks Homes Price per Square Foot Like the median home price, price per square foot continues to settle, altho...
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By Terrie Leighton, Reno Real Estate Agent ~ Selling Homes in Reno
(Ferrari-Lund Real Estate )
Springland Village annual garage sale is right around the corner! Put it on you calenders! Saturday June 4th 2011 and Sunday June 5th 2011 From 8:00 a.m. to 3 p.m. You know the saying: "One person's trash is another person's treasure!"  ~ So come out and browse items for sale, you just might find that treasure you have been looking for!  The residents of the Springland Village Condo complex will be selling their trash unwanted treasures the first weekend in June 2011. It is the annual community yard sale event! All items for sale will be placed outside each individual unit. To get to Springland Village, take I80 East and exit on Sparks Blvd.  Along the way you will notice the Legends Shopping Outlet Mall, but keep going, its the community yard sale you are looking. Continue north approx...
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By Terrie Leighton, Reno Real Estate Agent ~ Selling Homes in Reno
(Ferrari-Lund Real Estate )
Sparks Nevada Market Report for April 2011 Prepared by Terrie Leighton, REALTOR® in Northern Nevada Sparks, Nevada saw 145 single family homes close in April 2011. There are now 145 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 5% for FHA loans, for  the month of April. 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.  Sparks, Neva...
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By Terrie Leighton, Reno Real Estate Agent ~ Selling Homes in Reno
(Ferrari-Lund Real Estate )
D'Andrea, a master planned community,  is nestled in the foothills of East Sparks and offers many exciting and beautiful neighborhoods.  This master planned golf course neighborhood was named after the ranching D'Andrea family who pioneered this Sparks area many years ago.   This luxurious community offers a variety of home style choices. Here you will large single story and two story homes located on the award winning golf course disigned by architect Keith Foste. D'Andrea Golf Club is truly one of Reno's most exciting golf experiences. This 6,849-yard, Par 71 layout combines challenging second-shot approaches with a variety of unique designs to test all aspects of the game.  The dramatic layout meanders through mountainous foothills and high desert canyons, ascending to a point on the...
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By Terrie Leighton, Reno Real Estate Agent ~ Selling Homes in Reno
(Ferrari-Lund Real Estate )
Sold! Single Family Short Sale Property Sold In Sparks, Nevada! Excellent investment property is now longer available in Sparks, Nevada. Sadly, the original owners of this property had to short sale the home they loved. Due to a change in the economy, the owners decided to ask their lender to support their decision to short sale their home. I recently helped the lender and the homeowners reach an agreement to close this short sale listing. The sellers were extremely happy with their successful closing. The home is located in Sparks, Nevada off a quiet, secluded area where family's still walk their children to school and play ball at the nearby park.  This single family home has a lot in common with other neighboring homes, it is surrounded by mature landscaping and other similar homes. ...
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By Terrie Leighton, Reno Real Estate Agent ~ Selling Homes in Reno
(Ferrari-Lund Real Estate )
FHA Approved Sparks Condos   When considering purchasing a Condo or Townhouse with FHA financing, the projects or complexes must have already been approved by FHA or HUD. There are no exceptions to this rule. Condominium projects must meet several criteria to get approval.  One key requirement is they must be at least 51% owner occupied. Another Key requirement is the condo  development must be at least 90% sold and no one entity can own more than 10% of the total units. FHA approval is not permanent and approved projects must get approval certificates every two years. Lenders are required to make sure these properties meet the owner occupancy requirements and all other requirements for each loan submitted to get an insurance endorsement. Currently many folks are looking to take advant...
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By Terrie Leighton, Reno Real Estate Agent ~ Selling Homes in Reno
(Ferrari-Lund Real Estate )
Sparks Nevada Market Report for March 2011 Prepared By Terrie Leighton, REALTOR®, Ferrari-Lund Real Estate in Northern Nevada   Here are a few market statistics for homes sold in Sparks, Nevada during March 2010/2011: Single family homes sold in March 2011 = 146 Single family homes sold in March 2010= 144 Medium sold price in March 2011 = $164,000 Medium sold price in March 2010 = $162,801 Days on the market in March 2011 = 91 Days on the market in March 2010 = 108   Sparks, Nevada single family homes sold with special conditions, i.e. short sale or bank owned: Short Sales:  Short Sale properties sold in March 2011 = 45 Short Sale properties sold in March 2010 = 52 Days on the market in March 2011 = 191 Days on the market in March 2010 = 191 Medium sold price in March 2011 = $170,000 Me...
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