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January 2015

Found 6 blog entries for January 2015.

If you’re planning to purchase a home in the Reno area in 2015, you may want to consider some tips to make the process as simple as possible. Home values are increasing, but there are still deals to be had. With new construction  picking up again and temperatures warming up as we head into spring, home sales are going to increase. Want to shop smarter for your home purchase? Consider the following:

1. Take Notes. If you’re looking at more than a couple houses, it may be worthwhile to take detailed notes about each property you see and take a few pictures. When you’re looking at homes, it’s easy to confuse or forget features. Some buyers create a pros and cons list for each property they see. Others create a check list of “must-haves” to bring to each

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If you are looking for a custom home that is completely move in ready, you must see this home. There is nothing like it in this area on the market today. Beautiful upgrades include high end flooring, including travertine, a gorgeous kitchen with stainless steel appliances, and high ceilings throughout. The home is bright, open and has stunning views.

This beautiful home features 4 bedrooms, 3 and a half bathrooms and a three car garage. The home is 3,040 square feet and the new owners will enjoy a half acre, landscaped yard.

For more information, call 775-453-0209.

1745 Dakota Ridge, Reno, NV

Listed at $789,000

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The year end report for 2014 is good news for luxury home sellers. Total sales were up in 2014 over 2013 numbers with 77 sales of luxury homes. That’s about a 12% increase.

2015 looks great for the luxury market! The Reno/Sparks area economy is growing, more companies are moving to the area, and homes are in demand.  If you are planning to buy or sell a luxury home in the Reno/Sparks area, let us know. We keep close tabs on the luxury market and will be honored to help make your buying or selling experience exceptional. 

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Purchasing a home can be an exciting time in your life. Whether you’re considering buying your first home or your fifth, there are some things to consider before enlisting an agent.

1. Understand the Cost of Ownership. The asking price on that listing you love isn’t necessarily what you’ll be paying. Potential buyers need to consider closing costs, property insurance, taxes, HOA fees, and home maintenance in addition to the principle and interest that makes up the mortgage payment.

2. Rent vs. Buy. Mortgage calculators an be great tools for estimating how much house you can afford. Remember that in most cases, buyers will put a substantial amount of money down. Some mortgages allow buyers to put as little as 3% down. But if you put less than 20%

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With the craziness of the holidays over, it might be time to take a vacation. Sherman’s Travel Blog has highlighted their top budget-friendly vacations to take in 2015 and Reno/Tahoe makes the list.

IMG_2164The article highlights Reno’s inexpensive accommodations that average under $100 per night. Even the higher end hotels have comparatively inexpensive rates. Reno also has over 300 days of sunshine each year, which is fantastic for enjoying all of the outdoor activities; specifically fly fishing, hiking, biking and rock climbing.

Sherman’s Travel Blog also recommends visitors take advantage of the close proximity of Lake Tahoe and all of the ski resorts in the area as well as Virginia City for a bit of culture.

What’s your favorite thing about living

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The Tahoe Truckee Excellence in Education has announced that several North Lake Tahoe area ski resorts will provide substantial discounts on one-day lift tickets. The proceeds will go toward Excellence in Education programs.  Ticket prices start at $40 for lift tickets and $15 for cross-country tickets.

Tickets must be purchased in advance. More information about purchasing tickets, dates, and costs can be found by visiting Excellence in Education or by calling 530-550-7984. 

The following resorts are participating:

Homewood

Tahoe Donner

Sugar Bowl

Tahoe Cross Country

Northstar

Royal Gorge

Tahoe Donner Cross Country

Squaw Valley

Alpine Meadows

 
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