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Late summer and fall are a great time to sell your home. The Reno-Sparks housing market is still going strong for home sellers and interest rates are still in near-record territory, making this a good time for many people to buy. If you want to make sure your home shows its seen in the best light possible. 

Start At the Front Door- You know that curb appeal is important, but make sure you pay attention to the porch too. Tasteful fall decor is good, but stay away from anything too crazy. Instead of decorating for holidays, decorating for the season is generally better received. Make sure the front door is clean, the porch is free of debris, and the porch light is on if the house is being shown in the evening. 

Swap Summer Hues for Autumn Tones-

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STEAM education is crucial to Nevada’s future.

STEAM stands for science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics education. Advanced manufacturing, IT, cybersecurity, energy, and agriculture, are growing faster than non-STEAM industries in Nevada. Tesla, Switch, and hundreds of other Nevada companies need workers with STEAM skills. STEAM education prepares students for these careers and to make a difference. They can create new products, solve ecological challenges, improve how people live and make an impact.

STEAM Education Investment Nevada

Nevada invests in STEAM education and workforce training to give all Nevadans the skills the New Nevada economy requires.

To support that effort, the Nevada Governor’s Office of Science,

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Mortgage rates dropped again last week as concerns about the ongoing trade dispute with China continue. The 30-year-fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.6%- the lowest we've seen since November 2016. Last year at this time, the 30-year fixed-rate-mortgage averaged 4.59 percent. 

This was the third-largest weekly decline for the 30-year-fixed-rate mortgage during 2019, a year where we've only seen a handful of rate increases. 

The 15-year-fix-rate-mortgage also dropped to an overage of 3.05%. Last year at this time, the 15-year fixed-rate-mortgage averaged 4.05 percent.

Sam Khater, Freddie Mac’s chief economist, says, “There is a tug of war in the financial markets between weaker business sentiment and consumer sentiment. Business sentiment is declining

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Reno/Sparks area Realtors sold 590 single family homes in July, which was a 4% increase from June 2019, and a 4% increase since July of 2018.

There were 1,321 homes active on the market and available for purchase at the end of July, which was a 4.4% increase from June, and an 11% increase from July 2018. This marks the fourth consecutive month of increases in available inventory. Over two-thirds of the available homes for sale on July 30th were priced below $600,000.

The median sold price for single family homes in Reno/Sparks rose by another percentage point, to $405,000 in July. Year over year, our regional median price has increased a little over 5%. This is the highest median price ever recorded for Reno/Sparks single family homes. “Median”

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Hot August Nights is back! This event brings hundreds of thousands of people and more than 6,000 jaw-dropping classics and hot rods to Northern Nevada. Celebrate America’s love affair with classic cars and rock n’ roll during this regional extravaganza.

With nine days of show-n-shines, cruises, drag races, auctions, and more, there are plenty of events from which to choose. Here are some not to miss!

Hot August Nights Entertainment

  • When: Tuesday, Aug. 6 – Sunday, Aug. 11
  • Where: Outdoor Venues Throughout The Reno-Sparks Area
Photo By Marcello Rostagni/Courtesy Hot August Nights

Musical legends headline the weeklong Hot August Nights festival dedicated to classic cars and rock n’ roll. Attendees can kickoff their blue suede shoes and

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Here’s the latest information about the Reno/Sparks real estate market, from the experts at Dickson Realty.

As of July 30th, there were 1,321 single family homes available for purchase, which is a 4.4% increase over the last month. An even more sizable increase of 28% was realized since this time last year, providing needed relief to home buyers in our region. Sixty-nine percent of available homes are priced under $600,000.

For homes priced under $300,000, we have 31 days of inventory, and for homes in the range of $300,000 to $600,000, inventory is about 2.5 months. If you own a home in either of these price ranges, it is a very good time to sell with little competition in the marketplace. Inventory of homes priced from $600,000 to $900,000 is

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Stunning custom home with lots of natural light and many recent updates including fresh paint, refinished wood floors, new plumbing fixtures, newer carpet and even new sealed concrete driveway, sidewalks and stairs. This well-maintained, 4 bedroom, 3.5 bathroom home has plenty of space with over 4500 square feet of living space on nearly an of acre of land that is well landscaped and mature. Entertainers will delight in the spacious, private covered patio. 

4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, 0.91 acre lot. 

Offered at $1,180,000

14285 Sorrel Lane, Reno

Please contact Jeff Sallan at 775-750-4175 to schedule your private showing of this gorgeous home. 

14285 Sorrel Lane, Reno, NV 89511-6743


14285 Sorrel Lane, Reno, NV 89511-6743


14285 Sorrel Lane, Reno, NV 89511-6743


14285 Sorrel Lane, Reno, NV 89511-6743


14285 Sorrel Lane, Reno, NV 89511-6743

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With so many August events in Reno/Sparks, there are plenty of ways to make the most out of the peak of summer fun. The variety of things to do to in Reno and Sparks this August is pretty impressive, from the largest classic car and nostalgic event in the country to festivals and theatrical performances and more. Here are 19 you can’t miss!

August Events in Reno/Sparks: First Thursday: Hot Rod Rebellion

  • When: Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019
  • Where: Nevada Museum of Art, 160 W. Liberty St., Reno
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Meet friends and explore the galleries at this lively social event featuring live music, performances, and specialty refreshments. Hosted by Great Basin Brewing Company and KTHX Radio, this long-standing gathering welcomes guests

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Even though our water supply is in great shape thanks to a very wet winter, we do live in the high desert and our summers are dry. When choosing plants for your yard, remember that outdoor irrigation in Reno-Sparks increases 400% during the summer months and choosing plants that do well here naturally are going to do best. 

This guide by Truckee Meadows Water Authority is an excellent resource when designing a landscape, choosing plants, installing irrigation, and even choosing mulch. If you'd like specific help, reach out to a local nursery for help in your yard. 


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If the kitchen is the heart of the home, it makes sense to make sure it looks great, especially if you're planning to sell the home. Before you start budgeting for a full kitchen remodel, consider making these changes to first. Even small changes can make a difference in the look and feel of your kitchen. 

Fluorescent Lighting. If your kitchen has the fluorescent tube lighting covered with the plastic rectangles, that's a common sign your kitchen needs updating. The hue of fluorescent lights is often unflattering and flush mount lighting or pendant lighting is a much better, more modern solution. 

Fad Colors. Adding a pop of color in your kitchen through decor or even small appliances is a smart, easy way to update. But stay away from painting your

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