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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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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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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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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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Spring may bring new beginnings, but winter is the perfect time to tackle some home updates. If you're planning to sell your home this year, making these seven home updates may increase your property value and may help sell your home faster. 

1. Improve Curb Appeal- Trimming trees and shaping hedges should be done in the winter while the plants are dormant. Consider adding or replacing mulch now to give your yard a fresh look. 

2. Replace or Upgrade Doors- Are your doors looking a little shabby? Replacing or painting your front door can make a huge difference on a potential buyer's first impression of your home. Interior doors can be painted and new door hardware can make them look brand new. 

3. Add a Back Splash- There are so many back splash

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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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Summer might be the hot time to sell your home, but there's a lot to be said for selling in the winter. With fewer homes on the market, there's greater competition for the homes that are for sale and real estate professionals, including title companies and contractors, are generally less busy, meaning more undivided attention for your sale. 

If you are going to list your home in the near future, here are some tips for selling over the holidays. 

1. Choose Simple Decor. Any holiday decor should not overwhelm the room, or take the focus off focal points like the stunning fireplace. This is a great time to go through your holiday decor and donate items you no longer use. 

2. Keep it Comfortable. Make the your home is warm and inviting. A subtle

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If you've been looking at homes, you've probably noticed that bathrooms are getting more luxurious than we've seen in the past. According to a recent Houzz study of 1,360 U.S. homeowners there are six major renovations that are most popular. 

Large Showers- According to the study, "Four in five homeowners upgrade the shower during a master bathroom renovation" and 54% increase the shower size. 

Increased Expense- Median bathroom remodels cost $7,000 in 2017 and increased to $8,000 in 2018. A major bathroom remodel, which consists of upgrades to the shower, costs five times more than a minor remodel. 

Dedicated Relaxation Space- 45% of homeowners report that they relax in the bathrooms and clean lines, neutral colors add to a spa-like feeling.

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Are you planning to sell your home before the year ends? Or maybe you're planning to put it on the market next spring? When you decide to list your home, it's likely important you get as much as possible as quickly as possible. Many homeowners in Northern Nevada have significant equity in their homes and are planning to take advantage of the booming housing market. Before you list your home, make sure to do these eight things so your home gives the best impression to potential buyers. 

1. Remove Clutter. You don't want to lug or unnecessary boxes to your new home, so remove as much clutter as possible before (or during) packing. Consider donating gently used items to local non-profits and recycle whatever you can. 

2. Deep Clean. Cleaning the grout

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