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December 2018

Found 7 blog entries for December 2018.

Asterisk, White, Spruce, Christmas Tree, Tree, OrnamentIf you purchased a real Christmas tree this year and are ready to take it down, there are a few options for recycling it in Reno Sparks. The drop off sites are open from 9:00 a.m. till 4:30 p.m. daily now through January 7, 2019. The suggested donation is $3 to help pay for the program. If you aren't able to take your tree to one of the recycling centers, you can even register online for the Boy Scouts to pick the tree up! 

Remember that trees must be free of tinsel, ornaments, lights, and all decorations as the recycled trees will be chipped into mulch and used for weed abatement and park programs.

Drop Off Sites

Bartley Ranch Regional Park: 6000 Bartley Ranch Rd, Reno

Reno Sports Complex @ North Rancho San Rafael Park: 2975 N. Virginia

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Let's review the Reno-Sparks real estate market, comparing month over month activity from October to November 2018, and comparing year-over-year to November 2017. This graphic includes Single Family Homes and Condo/Townhouse market statistics.

Please contact me if you have any questions or would like to discuss what is happening in our local real estate market.

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If the holiday season has put you in the mood to serve others or you want to jump start your New Year's resolution to give back to the community, there are dozens of organizations that could use the help. We've highlighted some of the volunteer options in the Reno-Sparks area. For a more comprehensive list of volunteer opportunities, check out VolunteerMatch.org.

Arts for All Nevada- A non-profit dedicated to the idea that everyone has access to art no matter age, income, or ability. Volunteer opportunities include teaching classes to organizing supplies. 

The Discovery- There are many opportunities to choose from at The Discovery. From greeting visitors, to helping present science demonstrations, to working behind the scenes, there is a volunteer

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Home sales typically slow down during winter months. Take a look at the most recent Reno/Sparks real estate market statistics to see how the current market is looking. And while unloading a moving truck in the middle of a snow storm is no one's idea of fun, some will argue that buying a home in the winter is the best time to buy. Check out these 7 reasons why you should buy your home in the winter. 

1. Less Competition. January and February make up about 6% of home sales. May through August make up about 40% of home sales. So there will be fewer buyers on the market and less competition for that home of your dreams. 

2. Faster Close. Your lender will likely have fewer loans to work on during the winter months, and since the close of escrow can be at

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The holidays can be a hectic time of year and between decorating, shopping, and holiday parties. It's easy to forget basic home maintenance in December, but completing just a few of these home maintenance tips can make your holiday season more enjoyable. 

Snow on Trees- Snow building up on tree limbs can break branches and can cause significant damage to trees. Brush snow off trees with a broom to extend your reach. If branches do break, hire a professional to trim the tree and haul off debris. 

Replace Weatherstripping. If your home is feeling drafty, old or missing weatherstripping could be the culprit. Check the weatherstripping around doors and windows and replace if necessary. 

Clean the Chimney. Nothing ruins an peaceful evening of the

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As of December 3rd, there were 1,484 homes and condos available for purchase, which is over a 6% decrease from the beginning of November. Even though we saw a monthly decrease, Inventory is up by over 80% since this time last year. Seventy-eight percent of available homes are priced under $600,000.

For homes priced under $300,000, we have 1.7 months of inventory, and for homes in the range of $300,000-$600,000, inventory is 2.5 months. If you own a home in either of these price ranges, it is still a very good time to sell with little competition in the marketplace. Inventory of homes priced from $600,000 to $900,000 is 3.8 months. The $900,000 to $1,500,000 price range represents the most balanced market with 5.3 months of inventory. For homes

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Just Listed in Reno:

11535 Rivolli, Reno, NV 89521Stunning home in sought after Curti Ranch with tasteful upgrades in the kitchen, bedrooms, closets, and bathrooms including newer interior paint and newer carpet. Enjoy magnificent mountain views, a spacious yard, and an inviting floor plan. With 4 bedrooms plus an upstairs bonus room and 2.5 baths, this turn key home has enough space for the family and entertaining.

11535 Rivolli, Reno, NV 89521

4 bedroom, 2.5 bath

1,972 square feet

$449,000

11535 Rivolli, Reno, NV 89521

 

11535 Rivolli, Reno, NV 89521

11535 Rivolli, Reno, NV 89521

11535 Rivolli, Reno, NV 89521

 

 

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