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Best valued home projects

February 2, 2018 — Whether you are planning to stay in your home for several years, or if you are selling in the near future, it is important to spend your money on home improvement projects that will bring you the best return on your investment (ROI). That said,

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Wire fraud in real estate transactions

February 2, 2018 — According to a recent article in the Chicago-Sun Times, the FBI reported that in fiscal year 2017, nearly $1 billion ($969 million) was "diverted or attempted to be diverted" from real estate transactions, and wired to "criminally controlled" accounts. It occurs every day. Consumers, particularly

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Is your home prepared for the cold season?

January 1, 2018 — It's that time of year again. If you haven't done it already, now is a great time to prepare for the upcoming cold months of winter. Preventative maintenance really pays off when it comes to winter preparation. Property damage caused from the cold and ice

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Reno/Sparks real estate: Expect fewer affordable homes in 2018

January 1, 2018 — When you review the data, 2017's housing market has actually been better than it has felt at times. Researching the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) that all Realtors use, there were more single family residential homes sold in the Reno/Sparks area in 2017 than in 2016

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Many ways to light up the season

December 3, 2017 — With the passing of Thanksgiving, it's time to infuse some illumination into the holidays! There's no better way to intensify the festive curb appeal of a home than through Christmas lights. For many, Thanksgiving serves as the demarcation of the holiday season. There are those

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Death in a home? Better to disclose it

December 3, 2017 — The many disclosures in Nevada residential real estate cover a wide range of topics for the protection and comfort of the buyer, but there is an area that is often misunderstood by many people. Whether by urban legend or bringing their understanding across the state

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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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