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December 2019

Found 9 blog entries for December 2019.

Here’s what you need to know about the Reno/Sparks real estate market, from the experts at Dickson Realty.

There were 974 homes active on the market and available for purchase at the end of November, which was a 13% decrease from October and a 23% decrease from November 2018. This was the third consecutive month to experience a drop in inventory.

Reno/Sparks area Realtors sold 448 single family homes in November, which was a 20% decrease from October 2019 and a 4.5% decrease from November of 2018. It is typical this time of year to see the number of sales start to decrease, and we expect fewer sales when inventory numbers are down as well.

The median sold price for single family homes in Reno/Sparks was relatively flat at $400,000 in

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Let’s take a look at the 6 month trends for Median Price and Days on Market trends in the greater Reno-Sparks area for single family home sales.

“Median” means “in the middle”, so half of homes sold for more and half sold for less. According to the Reno-Sparks Association of Realtors, the regional median price was nearly unchanged, going from $399,995 in October to $400,000 in November. The median price has been hovering at this level for several months. The relatively low supply and strong demand for housing in our region are expected to keep median price on the rise in the long term.

Median Price Reno Sparks

The Average Days on Market went down from 95 days in October to 90 days in November. Typically, we see an increase this time of year, but the reduced inventory

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The median price in Reno/Sparks, at $400,000, was flat from October to November but increased 6% year-over-year. We’ve been hovering at this median price since June of this year, with some months slightly higher or lower.

Reno/Sparks REALTORS sold 452 homes in November, which was a 19% decrease from October, and a 3.6% decrease from November 2018.

In November, 411 new listings entered the market, which is a decrease of 16.63% compared to October. When comparing year over year, the number of new listings was also down by 15.61% from November 2018.

From October to November, the number of available single-family homes for sale decreased by 12.96% to 974 homes. This was the third consecutive month of declining inventory in the region. Along with

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If it's time to upgrade your flooring and you have pets, you're probably searching for something that's both durable and stylish. Since 54.4 million households have at least one dog and 42.9 million households are cat owners, pet-friendly flooring is understandably seeing an increase in popularity and you have several options to choose from. 

Tile or Stone- The most durable flooring option is tile or stone. Water and stain resistant, tile and stone floors are easy to maintain and are very forgiving. Tile and stone floors also come in a variety of finishes, colors, and price points. 

Stained Concrete- Concrete floors that have been properly sealed are scratch resistant, water proof, and very easy to clean. There are a variety of colors to choose from

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December is the time of year when Northern Nevada begins to twinkle with all the holiday lights in Reno-Sparks. From neighborhood-wide competitions to neighbors who coordinate a gorgeous light display on their block, to individuals with a zest for decorating, many areas get into the holiday spirit. Want to see some of the best light displays? Here are a few places we’d recommend checking out to see holiday lights in Reno-Sparks.

1. Hidden Valley Parade of Lights

For 37 years, the Hidden Valley Parade of Lights has lit up this neighborhood east of McCarran Boulevard. The light displays stay up through Jan. 1, and anyone is welcome to drive the streets and see the show. A community tradition, the event is also a friendly competition among the

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You may be hearing more an more about the "sandwich generation", those who have both their adult children and their aging parents living in their home. While it's true that more Generation X'ers and Baby Boomers are taking more responsibility for their parents and adult kids, there are plenty of people who are empty nesters. Just like any other major family change, once the kids move out, empty nesters' have different home needs like the ones listed below. 

  • First Floor Living Spaces- Empty nesters are likely seeing the effects of aging and may not want to tackle stairs multiple times each day. Single-story ranch-styles are the most popular house style for this age group, but two-story homes with a downstairs master bedroom are also popular. 
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If you're planning to upgrade your kitchen or are looking to make some updates before you sell your home, there are some upgrades that are more popular than others. We've compiled a list of the 7 most wanted kitchen upgrades. 

1. Pot Filler. If you've spilled (or dropped!) a full pot of water when moving from the sink to the stove, you will especially appreciate a pot filler. This faucet allows you to fill a large pot or teapot from right at the stove. 

2. Hands-Free Faucet. Turning on the faucet can be inconvenient if your hands are full or dirty. Skip this step by installing a hands free faucet. Just touch anywhere on the faucet and the water flows. 

3. Wifi Connected Range. If you're in another room, you'll just have to look at your phone to

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December is a tough month to focus on home maintenance. Between the holiday parties, shopping, and spending quality time with the family, you're probably not thinking about how clean your light fixtures are or if you have a loose shingle. Here's a quick list of must do's for homeowners that won't break the budget or take too much time out of holiday festivities.

1. Clean light fixtures. As the days grow even shorter, you'll want your light fixtures to be fully functioning, so don't forget to dust the light bulbs too. According to the US Department of Energy, dirty bulbs give off 30% less light than clean ones. 

2. Check the Chimney. If you haven't had a chimney sweep completed this year, call a professional to have the chimney cleaned and

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Armchair Near Table and OttomanOn a chilly winter night, there's nothing quite like a cozy, crackling fire to warm up the room. Or is there? The popularity of fireplaces has been dropping since 2015, with fewer new homes being built without them. If you're one of the many who aren't loving your fireplace, it doesn't have to be wasted space. These six decor trends don't involve figuring out how to use the chimney flue. 

1.  Board it Up. A boarded up fireplace can offer a place to hang art, store wine, or as a focal point with painted designs. Reclaimed wood or unique tile can add texture to a room's design. 

2. Candles. A gorgeous candelabra can be an artistic statement piece while still providing the flickering flames fireplace fans love. 

3. Books. You can never have enough

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