Jack o LanternThe Washoe County Sheriff's Department is offering free Halloween candy screening tomorrow, November 1. Staff will x-ray candy at the x-ray stations located at The Mills Lane Justice Center (1 S. Sierra Street, Reno) and the Washoe County Courthouse  (75 Court Street, Reno) from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The x-ray machines will detect metal only. If you believe the candy has been tampered with in some other way, please throw the candy away. 

Families that struggle with food allergies may also struggle with keeping their children safe on Halloween. The nation-wide program, The Teal Pumpkin Project, encourages residents to paint or purchase a teal pumpkin to keep visible on the porch along with a Teal Pumpkin flyer on Halloween to let trick-or-treaters know…

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At the end of September, the median home price for the Reno-Sparks region remained the same as August at $310,000. This represents a 2.7% decrease from the peak of our summer selling season in July, but an 8.8% increase from a year ago at this time. Strong demand for housing, low mortgage rates and healthy job growth in the region will continue to drive median price up over the long term, especially in the most affordable price ranges.

The Average Days on Market for September increased by a few days from August, to 90 days. This is an increase of 11 days or 14% from June’s near record low of 79 days. We have been hovering near the limit of how fast inventory can turn over for the past few months, and expect the Days on Market to experience the…

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With school in full swing and the holidays approaching, many homeowners decide to take their home off the market or not to list until spring. Homes are selling at a faster pace and many buyers are ready to purchase right now, so waiting till next year might not be the best strategy. 

Here are 6 reasons why homeowners should list their homes now. 

Low Interest Rates. Even though rates have recently increased slightly, they are still historically low. Many buyers want to lock in the advantageous rates as soon as possible. 

Limited Inventory. Reno currently has a 98 day inventory for homes priced between $300,000 and $600,000. The National Association of Realtors says a healthy market (neither a buyer's nor seller's market) has between 5 and 6…

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Cold, winter weather can cause homeowners to realize they've made critical mistakes when preparing for the cooler temperatures. Here are eight mistakes that often cost home owners a lot of money. 

1. Not protecting outdoor faucets. For less than $2 at most home improvements stores you can purchase faucet covers that protect outdoor faucets from freezing temperatures. Frozen pipes can break and cause leaks. No one wants a flooded basement or crawl space. 

2. Ignoring the fireplace and chimney. When was the last time you had your chimney swept? Fires of winters past leave buildup in your chimney which can make this years' fires a smokey affair. Have your chimney and fireplace inspected regularly to prevent major damage. 

3. Skipping the furnace…

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Is it time for your annual fall cleanup? Waste Management of Nevada is holding their Residential Dump Days this weekend, Saturday, October 22 and Sunday, October 23. Residential Dump Days was created to help residents with excess waste and residential clean ups and as a legal, easy alternative to illegal dumping. 

If you are selling your home, now is a great time to take advantage of decreased disposal rates and clean out your garage, shed and home. Before taking things to the landfill, consider if they could be donated or repurposed. 

Items often associated with illegal dumping in Northern Nevada will be accepted at no charge. Other items will be accepted at a highly discounted rate. Transfer stations will be set up from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at 1390…

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Dickson Luxury TrendsOver the last 33 months, the majority of sales over $1 Million have been between $1 Million and $1.5 Million. Year-to-date, that segment represents 72% of the sales, absorbing 61% of the available inventory in that price range. By contrast, sales over $2 Million represent $7.4 of the sales this year with absorption at 11% of the standing inventory. 

In this growing and changing market, it is important to use the skills of a professional who is experienced in buying and selling luxury homes in the Reno-Sparks area. For more information about custom or luxury homes in Northern Nevada, please contact us or call 775-453-4568.

Click the image to the right to click through the entire Reno Luxury Market Report, including links to current listings. 

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The Reno area has plenty of fall and Halloween events going on over the next few weeks. Whether you'd like to visit a pumpkin patch, take the kids trick or treating or take on something spookier, like a haunted house or Virginia City Cemetery Tour, we have all the information here.


Corn Mazes

  • Lattin Farms, Fallon, NV
  • Lazy P Adventure Farm, Winnemucca, NV
  • Andelin Family Farm, Sparks, NV
  • Corley Ranch Pumpkin Patch, Gardnerville, NV

Trick or Treating

  • Greater Nevada Field Tric or Suite, Oct. 26
  • RCF Trunk or Treat, Oct. 30
  • Trinity Lutheran Church Trunk or Treat Oct. 31
  • Trick or Treat at the Discovery, Oct. 29
  • Trick or Treat at Circus Circus, Oct. 30
  • Safe Trick or Treating at the NV Humane Society, Oct. 31 

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Somersett's 10th annual Touch-a-Truck & Fall Festival will be held on Saturday, October 15 at the Club at Town Center from 11 am. to 3p.m. This annual kick-off to the Club's holiday food drive benefits the Food Bank of Northern Nevada.

Enjoy a haunted house on Friday October 14 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. A costume parade and contest with prizes begins at 1 p.m. Hayrides, the photo booth, and pumpkins cost $2 each or you can pay with 6 non-perishable canned food items.  

The first 125 kids to  in costume get a special goody bag!

-Haunted House

-Hay Rides


-Trucks (City of Reno, Reno Police Department, AAA, and more)

-Costume Contest 


-Photo Booth

-Food and Coat Drive

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