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.

“Median” means “in the middle”, with half of homes selling for more and half selling for less. According to the Reno-Sparks Association of REALTORS, the median price increased by nearly 3% from $362,000 in January to $370,950 in February. The supply and demand struggles for housing in our region are expected to keep median price on the rise in the long term.

The Average Days on Market increased by 6% over the last month. The year-over-year increase from 88 days in February 2018 to 106 days in February 2019 was a more significant increase of 20%. A longer time on market is typical at this time of the…

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The mountains and hills that surround the Truckee Meadows offer the perfect vantage point for some seriously beautiful Reno scenic overlooks. Whether you go north, south, west or east, you can find a peak to see a peek of Reno’s skyline. You can access some of these scenic overlooks with an easy drive, while others require a bit of a hike. No matter which you choose, you’re guaranteed a stunning view.

Reno Scenic Overlook: Ballardini Ranch Trailhead

Ballardini Ranch Trail is a beautiful, 2.5-mile loop with great views of Reno and the valley floor. Located near Southwest Reno, this trail is open to hikers, bikers, and runners. Parts of the path are rocky and uneven, so it can be moderately challenging to traverse. Dogs can come too, as long as they…

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Are you a casual runner or a more competitive runner? Reno-Tahoe is known for its outdoor activities and the running season is just beginning. So whether you prefer to log your runs in miles or by the costume, there's a running event in the area for you. 

Downtown River Run Marathon- April 6. Voted Nevada's top marathon, this race begins and ends under the Reno Arch. 

2nd Annual Ryan Volker and Rose Scarpa Memorial Scholarship 5k Ninja Run- April 7. Dress as your favorite Ninja as you run or walk Truckee River. Proceeds benefit a scholarship fund in honor of Ryan Volker and Rose Scarpa. 

Healthy Parks Healthy People 5K and Kids' Run- April 13. Run proceeds will benefit the Student Stewards Summer Camp, a STEM based program with lessons drawn from…

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With the warmer weather and Spring Break coming up, you maybe planning to do a little spring cleaning. Whether you have a full weekend of cleaning planned or just a few spare minutes, there are plenty of tips and tricks to freshen up your home. 

  • Door Mats. If your door mats have taken a beating from all the snow and mud this winter, spraying them down and letting them air dry will prevent dirt from being tracked into your home. 
  • Windows. Don't clean your windows in the heat of the day on a sunny day or you're more likely to end up with streaky windows. Wash windows (inside and out) with a microfiber cloth and window cleaner. Don't forget to dust or vacuum your window shades or blinds. 
  • Microwave. Place a small bowl of water with vinegar…

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With breathtaking views, this stately mountain modern custom home welcomes you to your own private retreat. Uniquely designed, with a stunning master chef's kitchen featuring KitchenAid , both a standard oven and over-sized oven, energy efficient Andersen windows, a whole home security system including wireless Arlo cameras, and even custom cabinets in the garage, this home is perfect for the discriminating buyer.

This exceptional single-story home is the ideal size, including 4 spacious bedrooms and 4 bathrooms, allowing for plenty of space for all of your hobbies. Relax on the heated patio with outdoor bbq, Bullfrog spa, and Italian wood burning pizza oven in the very private backyard sanctuary. Located on a cul-de-sac in the exclusive, gated…

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If you've applied for a mortgage, your new home will have to be appraised before the loan will go through. Ultimately, your mortgage lender wants to be sure that the home they are lending you money for, is actually worth what you've agreed to pay. The appraisal should also provide peace of mind for you, as the buyer, to make sure you're not paying too much. Appraisers will verify the square footage, condition and any remodels or upgrades in the home to determine the value of the home. 

Appraisers can help protect the buyer from a less than desirable purchase. If your heart is set on this home, you may be worried the appraisal won't come in at the contract price. If a home just is not worth what you've agreed to, as the buyer you can go back to the…

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Here’s what you need to know about the Reno/Sparks real estate market, from the experts at Dickson Realty.

As of March 1st, there were 905 single family homes available for purchase, which is an 8% decrease from the beginning of the month. Although we had a monthly decrease, the available inventory has increased about 50% since this time last year, providing some relief to the buyers in our region. Sixty-nine percent of available homes are priced under $600,000.

For homes priced under $300,000, we have 1 month of inventory, and for homes in the range of $300,000 to $600,000, inventory is 1.6 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…

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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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