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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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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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Summer is the prime time to sell your home in Northern Nevada. You may be watching the local real estate market so you know that home values are up and interest rates are still at historic lows, creating incentives for both home sellers and buyers to move quickly. 

If you are interested in seeing what your home may be worth in today's market, please contact Sallan Real Estate. We will create and provide you with a complimentary home valuation, so you know what your home could sell for. Unlike the valuations you may find on real estate sites, our valuation will take into account any repairs or updates you have made to the home and the overall condition of the home.

We will also provide you with a marketing plan so that if you choose to list your

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Summer is finally here and you may notice your home is in need of some maintenance. So whether you're planning to sell your home in the near future and want your yard to really shine, or you just want everything in great shape for your next back yard get together, make sure you take care of these maintenance tasks. 

1. Clean the Grill. Wipe down the exterior of the grill with soap and water. Clean the grill with a scrub brush and toss any ash or residue. Don't forget to clean the drip trays. 

2. Repair the Deck. This is a summer home maintenance must-do. Repair any broken boards and hammer in any loose nails. Re-seal the deck if it is no longer repels water. With Northern Nevada's temperature swings, you may need to re-seal your deck more often than

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A home inspection is a visual inspection of a property, from foundation to the roof, by a professional home inspector. Most often, the inspection is part of the buyer's due diligence to make sure the home is safe and everything is functioning as it should prior to the purchase of a home.

Is a home inspection required? A home inspection may be required by your lender to qualify for a home loan. If you are not getting a loan, or if your lender doesn't require it, you do not have to have a home inspection. However, home inspections are highly recommended for your own protection. 

What do home inspectors look for? A professional home inspector who is certified by the National Association of Home Inspectors will look at the condition of the home,

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If you are one of the many Northern Nevada home owners preparing to sell their home this summer, you may be contemplating which home maintenance chores to tackle before you list your home. Even if you aren't planning to sell, there are several chores you should take care of before summer hits.  While there are some jobs better left to professionals or those with experience, like roof repairs and major renovations, there are plenty of things you can take on yourself. 

1. Check the Roof. If you're not comfortable on your roof, a ladder and pair of binoculars can help you spot damaged or missing shingles. Call a professional to asses and repair any damage. 

2. Inspect Concrete. With the wet winter we had, your concrete may be in need of repair.

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If you sold a home last year or are planning to sell this year, you may be wondering if there are any tax benefits to selling. The short answer is yes! The long answer is to work with a tax professional to make sure you take any appropriate deductions correctly. The new tax code, the Cuts and Jobs Act, still allows home sellers to benefit financially come tax time.

We've compiled a list of the most common tax deductions for home sellers. 

  • Selling Costs- You can deducts the cost of selling a home as long as it is your primary residence and you've lived in that home for at least 2 of the last 5 years. Costs may include home staging costs, Realtor commission fees, legal fees, etc. You can’t deduct these costs in the same way as you would mortgage
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If you're planning to get a head start on your spring cleaning, you may be preparing now. The first step to a whole house spring cleaning is to de-clutter and remove the items that are just taking up space in your home. Many people give up on de-cluttering because they're so overwhelmed and the projects are never finished. To make sure your next de-cluttering project is a success, ignore these common misconceptions.

1. You Don't Need a Plan. While you might get a surge of energy and decide to organize the kitchen, that energy isn't going to last through the kids' rooms, the office, the garage and the living room. Make a list of which rooms, closets, etc. you want to de-clutter and create a schedule you know you can keep.

2. You Can De-Clutter Your

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Are you envisioning the stockings hung on the mantle with care and the holiday roast baking to perfection in the oven, all in a new home? Celebrating the holidays in your new home, doesn't have to be a dream as there is still time to sell your current home before the holidays. While summer might be the most popular time of year to sell a home, selling in the winter, especially when inventory is low like it is in Northern Nevada, can be an excellent time to sell. In addition to working with a Realtor who has significant experience selling homes in Reno-Sparks, check out these tips to sell your home fast before the holidays. 

Play Up Holiday Features. Does the home have a gorgeous fireplace? Add stockings or garland or a large decor item to make the

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You've decided the best time to sell your home is this fall, and you may very well be right. But before you get the house photos scheduled, there are some things to consider when staging your home for the fall. 

Think Fall not Halloween. You might love All Hallows' Eve, but the potential home buyers perusing your home online might not. Instead of decorating with witches and ghosts, stick with fall decor. Fall colors in the form of wreaths and candles can add warmth to a room as we head in to colder months. 

Choose Winter Foliage. It may seem everything in your yard is going dormant. Work with a local garden center to choose plants that may add color and dimension to your yard. Potted plants, including mums, can give you a lot of bang for your

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