By Chris Galli, Dickson Realty

One of the best ways to experience northern Nevada is by attending one of the many fall events in Reno/Sparks. The season starts with the Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook-Off on Aug. 29 and continues all the way through the Oct. 6 with the El dorado Great Italian Festival. In between, there are fall events in Reno/Sparks almost every weekend and most weekdays. To help navigate this dense schedule, we chatted with Alexis Hill, the Arts, Culture, and Special Events Manager for the City of Reno to get her advice. Here’s what she had to say:

Fall Events In Reno/Sparks Advice: Get Your Calendar Straight

There are a variety of calendars that include information about the many fall events In Reno/Sparks. Here are a few…

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8220 Standing Stone, Reno, NV 

Welcome to the award-winning master planned golf community of Somersett, located in Northwest Reno, Nevada, nestled in the Sierra Nevada foothills a few miles east of the California-Nevada state line. Top of the hill in the Boulders at Somersett. Stunning single level home that misses nothing. Please see the 3D tour which showcases 360 views, Casita, and exquisite design elements. This is an extremely functional 4 bedroom 4.5 bath home with every space planned to perfection.

Access to the community is direct from Interstate 80. Historic Truckee, California, 13 world-class ski resorts, and four-seasons recreation around Lake Tahoe are 30 to 45 minutes away. Exciting Downtown and the very hip Midtown Reno are an easy 15…

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I have some market news to share with you.

Let’s take a look at Median Price and Days on Market trends over the past 6 months in the greater Reno-Sparks area for single family home sales.

According to the Reno-Sparks Association of Realtors, the median price increased by $7,000 to $389,000 from June to July. That is a new record for median price of single family homes in Reno/Sparks. It has increased by over 10% since July of last year. This year-over-year change highlights the strong demand for housing being driven by low housing inventory, low mortgage rates and continued economic growth.

Median Price Reno Sparks

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In July, the Average Days on Market increased by 2 days, and, at 72 days, is now 11 days less than at this time last year. In a more…

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Congratulations! If you're preparing for an appraisal, that means you've probably accepted an offer on your home, or are using the appraisal to have a better idea of what your home is worth in today's market. You are also likely concerned with your home appraising for a certain amount. The following tips will help you prepare for your upcoming appraisal. 

1. Work With Your Agent. Your Realtor can walk you through the appraisal process so you know what to expect and how you can best prepare. Your Realtor likely compiled comparable homes for you before suggesting a listing price. They can pull comps and provide those to the appraiser. 

2. Clean Up. While the cleanliness of your house isn't necessarily included in the appraisal of the home, it can…

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10056 Casazza Ranch Ln, Reno, NV 89511 

Great building lot in Casazza Ranch Estates. The creek runs next to the property. Build your dream home and listen to the creek on your porch! Utilities are at the street.

10056 Casazza Ranch Ln, Reno, NV 89511



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I have some market news to share with you.

Actives vs Solds - Reno/Sparks, NV

Active vs Sold Reno Sparks

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Reno/Sparks area Realtors sold 444 single family homes in July, which was a 25% decrease from June and a 34% decrease in sales compared to this time last year.

In July, the number of available homes remained about the same since June but is down by about 10% when compared to July of last year. With fewer listings year over year and continued growth in the region, the economics of supply and demand are impacting the median price and days on market.

Average Days on Market for homes sold increased slightly by 1 day in July to 71 days. Just last year, it was over 14% higher at this time.

If you are trying to buy or sell in a highly…

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Perhaps you're planning to take advantage of the equity in your home. Or maybe you're right sizing into something with less square footage and a more manageable yard. No matter the reason you're selling the home, you likely want to sell it quickly, with as little stress as possible and for top dollar. We'd like that too, so we've compiled this list of the top seven mistakes home sellers make when selling their homes. 

1. There are Funny Smells. Maybe you have a pet. Maybe your carpets are old or haven't been cleaned recently. Maybe there's a major mold problem. If your Realtor (or anyone else) tells you your home has an offensive odor, please believe them. The fix could be very simple, like cleaning carpets and drapes, and will be well worth the…

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Just Listed

Great location across from Rancho San Rafael park. This home has been nicely upgraded and well cared for. The exterior was painted approximately 2 years ago and the bathrooms have been redone. Low maintenance, zeroscaped front yard and grass in back yard. Low E vinyl windows installed in 2013 and the water heater was replaced in 2015.

3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms

1210 square feet

1999 Marlette, Reno, NV 89503











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Hot August Nights kicks of on August 3, 2018 in Virginia City, NV. Get the full schedule here. Hot August Night Events are held in Virginia City, Reno and Sparks. Below are some of fan favorite events. 

Rancho San Rafael Pre Kick-Off Party-  Sunday, August 5 at Rancho San Rafael Regional Park located at 1595 N. Sierra Street, Reno. Show and Shine from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 pm. Awards presentation begins at 4 p.m.

Locals Only Show and Shine- Monday, August 6 at Grand Sierra Resort Silver State Pavilion. Must Present a Valid Nevada Driver’s License to Pick Up Packet. Also enjoy trike racing, hula hoop contest, and the Cruise of Champions. 

Tomorrow’s Classics Show-n-Shine Competition- Wednesday August 8. 1977 to 2018 Vehicle Years. Judging will Take…

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