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Recent Stories in Real Estate

What’s happening in luxury real estate

November 3, 2017 — "Since the beginning of time, people have been enamored with the idea of possessing luxurious things. In the beginning, objects of beauty were unevenly distributed to those with the birthright to possess them — the genesis for both trade and wars of theft. The desire

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Mudroom makeovers

November 3, 2017 — This article first appeared in the October edition of Valley Home Magazine: Trekking inside the coziness of a warm home and shaking off the cold of a wet winter's day is one of life's simple pleasures. Cleaning up snow, dirt and mud tracked in from

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Alison Elder ranked one of best real estate agents in America

September 29, 2017 — TRUCKEE, Calif. — REAL Trends has ranked Truckee-based Alison Elder of Elder Group Tahoe Real Estate, affiliated with Engel & Völkers, as one of America's Best Real Estate Agents for the third year in a row. Since 2009, Elder has transacted more than $375 million

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How does the 2017 home market compare to 2016?

September 29, 2017 — The real estate market this year has been anything but dull. With so many new companies relocating to the area bringing new jobs and strong demand on inventory, finding the right home has been a challenge for many buyers. What's interesting is that despite the

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After Houston and Florida, let’s put our housing challenges in perspective

September 29, 2017 — I write this article as I continue to digest the news of hurricanes and devastation in Florida and Houston ­­­– one of the largest cities in the country – as well as many other cities in Texas. Seeing the images and listening to the stories,

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Truckee home sales slip 23% to $274.1M in first half of ’17

September 29, 2017 — TRUCKEE — The Truckee housing market cooled off in the first half of the year amid a backdrop of less demand. Total sales of single-family homes dropped to $274.1 million in the six-month period ended June 30 from $358.6 million in the same period in

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Voices by Darius Toston | Home buyers want technology with personal guidance

September 29, 2017 — In the digital age, the way people find the home they want to buy is changing. Instead of driving around in search of "For Sale" signs in front yards, more and more consumers are picking up gadgets to start their search. According to research by

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Opening of Village South apartments celebrated

August 30, 2017 — Business leaders, contractors and owners of Ryder Homes’ Village South gathered Aug. 25 for a ribbon cutting to celebrate the completion of the project. The Village South is a three-story 243 unit complex located off Arrowcreek Parkway in south Reno. The 16-acre gated community features

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COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE

August 11, 2017 — Office 932 Ryland Street An undisclosed buyer purchased a 7,642 square foot medical office at 932 Ryland Street in Reno. Kevin Annis and Mike Van Blaricom of ArchCrest Commercial Partners represented both the buyer and seller, Piemon, LLC. Retail L&L Hawaiian Barbeque The restaurant chain

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Hurdles to homeownership and why we are not unique

August 7, 2017 — The National Association of Realtors (NAR) recently held the Sustainable Homeownership Conference at the University of California, Berkeley, where a group of experts discussed potential ways to reverse the decline in homeownership. This is a topic of recent interest in Reno-Sparks, and much is being

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Who is driving Northern Nevada’s real estate market?

August 7, 2017 — In a white-hot real estate market, it's common for homebuyers and sellers to cling to the misguided notion that homes "sell themselves." Truth is, times like these make a real estate agent's guidance and expertise more valuable than ever — particularly for the three groups

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How to hire the perfect real estate agent

August 7, 2017 — The purchase or sale of a home is oftentimes the largest financial decision a person undertakes. To ensure each step is facilitated, it's important buyers and sellers hire representation possessing the knowledge, experience and interpersonal skill sets necessary to successfully help them achieve their real

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commercial real estate for Aug. 7, 2017

August 7, 2017 — Office EMPSi The tenant renewed its lease of approximately 3,140 square feet at 4741 Caughlin Parkway, Suite 4, in Reno. Melissa Molyneaux of Colliers International Reno represented the tenant. Prologis Management LLC The tenant leased approximately 2,527 square feet at 5480 Kietzke Lane, Suite 230,

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Residential sales around Lake Tahoe break $500M barrier

August 7, 2017 — Home sales around Lake Tahoe exceeded $500 million in the first six months of the year amid a return of high-end buyers to the region's luxury market. Total dollar volume for single-family residences in the region stood at $511,139,859 in the six-month period ended June

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commercial real estate

July 23, 2017 — Office 241 Ridge Street, Suite 245, 246 and 250 An undisclosed tenant renewed its lease of 802 square feet at 241 Ridge Street in Reno. Dan Oster and Chase Houston of NAI Alliance represented the landlord, TDC Reno Office 1-DE SPE, LLC. 241 Ridge Street,

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11 reasons why people moved to Carson City

July 18, 2017 — CARSON CITY — It's quite evident that folks love living here. However, we also realized falling in love with Carson City goes beyond the born and raised. The Nevada Appeal did a Q&A on its Facebook page to get to know the people of Nevada's

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Construction progresses on Tahoe Beach Club in South Shore

July 10, 2017 — SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — Though a snow-heavy winter — and one giant puddle of water — has caused some delays for the South Shore's newest lakefront community, construction is still plugging along at Tahoe Beach Club. New drone footage released by Tahoe Beach Club in

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commercial real estate

July 10, 2017 — Office Kevin Bumgartner Bumgartner leased 255 square feet at 1201-1281 Terminal Way (Airport Center Office Building) in Reno. Casey Prostinak of SVN Gold Dust Commercial Associates represented the tenant while Ian Cochran and Greg Ruzzine of SVN Gold Dust Commercial Associates represented the landlord. Yeti

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Sparks home sale tops $1 million

July 3, 2017 — SPARKS — Sparks recently sold its first residential real estate transaction over the million-dollar mark in Sparks in nearly a decade. The last home that sold for more than $1 million was in November 2007. Built in 2008, the Spanish Springs property sold for $1,030,000

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Reno is Hip! It’s time to be hip about our housing

July 3, 2017 — According to a recent article about Reno in Bloomberg Businessweek, we are a hipster haven, and while watching the Rodeo parade, I could definitely see it. The headline was "Reno is Starting to Look More Like Silicon Valley." It was a complimentary article about the

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