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April 2020

Found 8 blog entries for April 2020.

Before you put your home on the market, there are some steps to take to make the process easier. Since we're still under a stay at home order for a least a little while longer, this is an excellent time to get started on those steps. If you have any questions about the local real estate market or would like a no-obligation market valuation on your home, please reach out. 

Call Real Estate Agents. Experts say you should speak with three real estate agents before making your choice. Does this person come highly recommended? What is their experience? 

Get a Home Valuation. The real estate agent you choose should provide you with a home valuation, so you know what your home will list for in today's market. Reno-Sparks is still in a seller's market, but

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This spring, you're likely spending a lot more time indoors due to the Covid-19 outbreak. If you've had your fill of binge watching your favorite shows and trying new recipes, you may be tempted to tackle some of the chores you've been putting off. If spring cleaning is on your to-do list, the easiest way to start is to manage the clutter. Here are five easy steps to control the clutter in your home. 

1. Donate Clothing. An easy way to choose what to donate and what to keep is to donate everything you haven't worn in the last year. There are several great organizations in Reno-Sparks to which you can donate clothing, and some will even come pick up donated items. 

2. 4-Box Method. Label four large boxes "Keep", "Donate", "Trash" and go through rooms

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The spring real estate buying season looks a lot different this year than we expected. But, the good news is people are still buying and selling real estate. In March, Reno/Sparks REALTORS sold 505 homes, which was a 10.75% increase from February, and a 10.26% increase from March 2019. Read more about the Reno/Sparks real estate market here.

We realize that for some, buying or selling a home is not something they can put on hold until this is over. If you're going to sell your home, this may be a great time to do so as you'll have less competition as more homeowners are postponing listing their homes. If you're planning on buying property, this is still a great time to take advantage of historically low interest rates. 

One of the main concerns

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These are challenging and unprecedented times, but even during uncertainty, people will continue to buy and sell real estate for many reasons. The health and well-being of our clients, agents, employees and community is of the utmost importance to us. We take the coronavirus outbreak very seriously and we will continue to take steps to ensure that we are as prepared, organized and proactive as possible.

Below is an update on the Reno/Sparks real estate market. Our analysis focuses on single family home activity in the region for the month ending March, 2020.

The median price in Reno/Sparks increased 5.87% from February to March, to $415,000. When comparing year over year, median price increased 12.47%, which is a healthy growth rate.

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If you're spending more time in your yard, you're not alone! With the warmer weather, you may be thinking about your outdoor projects for the season. If you're trying to spruce up your yard or add a major architectural change, we hope these five hot landscaping trends give you some ideas. 

1. Intricate Patterns in Hardscaping. A decomposed granite path is practical, but is it pretty? Consider unique pavers, lattice, and bricks to add interesting patterns into your landscape. 

2. Shades of Blue. Classic Blue is Pantone's color of the year and the color is even popular in gardens and yards. Consider adding plants with blue flowers (like cornflowers, hydrangea, or iris). Outdoor tiles come in a variety of shades and can add permanent color. 

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If your job is not considered an essential service, then you're likely spending much more time at home than ever. If you're tired of Netflix and are running out of things to do, consider some DIY projects. Whether you're planning to sell your home or just want to upgrade your look while you have the time, these easy DIY projects will help you pass the time and improve the look look of your home. 

Change Doorknobs. Changing out the doorknobs throughout your home is a simple project and doesn't take much skill, but the job is made easier with a drill. Choose a finish and style that compliments the other hardware throughout your home. 

Organize the Pantry and Fridge. Does anyone actually enjoy cleaning and the organizing the pantry? If you have the

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If you're planning to sell your home, especially during the turbulent time we're living in now, you'll want to hire an excellent listing agent. When choosing an agent, it's perfectly fine to interview potential agents to make sure you choose someone you trust. In addition to speaking with agents, it's a very good idea to read online reviews or ask agents for client testimonials. Here are some of the questions we recommend so you can get an idea of how this agent works and if they would be a good fit. 

What is your experience? How many homes, and in what price ranges, did the agent sell in the last year? Are they familiar with your neighborhood and a local expert with insight into home values and buyer preferences? Are they brand new agents or have they

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While in-person gatherings are postponed right now due to COVID-19, many Northern Nevada organizations are hosting online events during April! From live concerts to scavenger hunts, to yoga classes, to mixology contests, there are plenty of ways to stay home and have fun. Check out this list of online things to do in April from local organizations.

Online Events In April

Wellness Wednesdays

  • When: Wednesday, April 1, 2020–Wednesday, April 15, 2020
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Join Together Northern Nevada is going virtual! In partnership with Arts For All Nevada, Note-able Music Therapy Services, Quest Counseling, and Urban Lotus Project, JTNN  is offering free virtual sessions in yoga, mindfulness, arts, music, and more. Sessions begin at 11 a.m.,

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