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Insurance, Home, Protection, Home Insurance, HouseAs the world turns to virtual learning, virtual working, and more time spent at home, more people are thinking about buying a bigger house. In the Reno/Sparks housing market, there is currently a unique set of circumstances that make this desire more achievable for some homeowners than they may think.

“If you have a more affordable home to sell and you’re looking to move up in the market, you are going to be in a situation where you have a really competitive listing, and then you’re going to have more homes to choose from at a higher price point,” said Beau Keenan, President of Dickson Realty. “So, it’s an ideal setup.”

3 Reasons Buying A Bigger House In Reno/Sparks Is Possible

Three factors make it possible for some homeowners to buy a bigger

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Our local housing market is hot, right along with the summer weather. What we are hearing from our clients is that people still need and want to buy and sell homes. Of course, each buyer or seller must evaluate what is best for them. As your trusted advisors, we can help explore your options. The only properties we still cannot show to prospective buyers are those occupied by tenants.

Here are the latest statistics for the single-family home market in the Reno/Sparks area:   

Days or Months of Inventory is the amount of time it would take to exhaust all available homes for sale if no additional homes came into the market. For homes priced under $300,000, we have a remarkable 7.5 days of inventory, and for homes in the range of $300,000 to $600,000,

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Fantastic 1/2 acre lot with great views of Mt Rose. Back yard has numerous mature fruit trees and great spaces for creating a masterful garden. Rear portion of the backyard is undeveloped and ready for an incredible plan that utilizes the magnificent views of Mt Rose. Three bedrooms, two and half bathrooms with no Home owners association. Ready for a quick close.

15065 Western Springs Court, Reno, NV 89521-8485

15065 Western Springs Court, Reno, NV 89521-8485

15065 Western Springs Court, Reno, NV 89521-8485

15065 Western Springs Court, Reno, NV 89521-8485


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From art classes to virtual runs to historic celebrations, there are many August things to do in Reno and Sparks. Explore the connection between the V&T Railroad and the women’s suffrage movement, or learn how to paint like a master artist at these events. From online to IRL, these August events and activities in Reno and Sparks provide entertainment and education.

25 August Things To Do in Reno and Sparks

Highway of Hope: Commemorating the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Highway

  • When: Saturday, August 1, 2020
  • Where: Washoe County Employee Parking lot, 75 Court Street Reno
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The Northern Nevada Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Committee invites the community to a caravan to celebrate the naming of the Martin

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This wonderful 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom condo is in the heart of downtown Reno with a walkability score of 98 to 100. It is the perfect location to enjoy all of what Reno has to offer; Wingfield Park, shopping, dining, as well as access to float down the Truckee River. This East facing unit is move-in ready, priced to sell, conveys with one parking space #120 and a storage locker #25. The building amenities include a business center, gym, pool and Jacuzzi.  We guarantee, it will not last long on the market.

200 W. 2nd Street, #602 Reno


Reach out for more information or to schedule your private tour of this property. 

200 W 2nd St., #602, Reno, NV 89501-1265

200 W 2nd St., #602, Reno, NV 89501-1265


200 W 2nd St., #602, Reno, NV 89501-1265

200 W 2nd St., #602, Reno, NV 89501-1265

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Interest rates hit historic lows (again) last week. While that is excellent news for home buyers, what does that mean for homeowners who are planning to sell their property? We cover the most common situations, however, if you have specific questions about buying or selling real estate in Reno-Sparks, please reach out. 

Greater Demand: With buyers now having more buying power- the total amount they will be spending over the life of the mortgage will be less with lower interest rates, so they can afford more- we typically sees more buyer demand. 

Potentially Receive Multiple Offers: Depending on the price point of the home for sale, sellers are seeing multiple offers because the demand in the Reno-Sparks area is so high. Check out the latest local

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While these are unprecedented times, people still want and need to buy and sell real estate for many reasons. We continue to take steps to ensure that we are as prepared, proactive and safe as possible. If this is not the right time for you to buy or sell, we certainly understand and will be here when it is the right time for you.

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 June, 2020.

If you have any questions about this report or the real estate market in our region, please reach out.

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On Friday, July 9, 2020, Freddie Mac announced that the 30-year fixed rate mortgage averaged 3.03%. This is the lowest rate in history. 

“The summer is heating up as record low mortgage rates continue to spur homebuyer demand,” said Sam Khater, Freddie Mac’s Chief Economist. “However, it remains to be seen whether the demand will continue if COVID cases rise to the point that it hinders economic growth.” Freddie Mac

  • 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.03 percent with an average 0.8 point for the week ending July 9, 2020, down from 3.07 percent. A year ago at this time, the 30-year FRM averaged 3.75 percent.  
  • 15-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 2.51 percent with an average 0.8 point, down from last week when it averaged 2.56 percent. A
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If you've ever watched a show on HGTV, you've heard about the importance of curb appeal. But now, how your home looks from the street may be even more important than ever. With so many home buyers doing more of their home search from a distance, the way the exterior of your home shows can determine if they will schedule a tour. More home buyers are doing drive by tours before deciding if they want to see the home in person. 

If you're going to sell your home, here are some easy tips to make sure your home's first impression is a good one.

1. Maintain the Driveway and Walkways. Patch any cracks, remove weeds, power spray, or even add a clear sealant over your driveway and walkways. Blow or sweep off the driveway and walkways before showings, open

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