Rain, Water, Roof, Gutter, Storm, Wet, WeatherWinter will soon be here, even if it does feel like it's getting an early start. But as temperatures warm up a little this week, it's a great time to tackle that fall chore list to prepare your home for winter so you don't have any bad surprises come spring. 

  • Store Your Yard Equipment. Clean your mower and add fuel stabilizer if you don't run your lawn mower dry at the end of the season. Remove the battery if it's battery powered. Store your mower in a dry spot until you need it next spring. 
  • Winterize Your Sprinkler System. Turn off the water to the sprinkler system, shut off the automatic controller, and open the drain lines to remove all the water from the sprinkler system. Frozen irrigation lines can cause broken pipes and a lot of…

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Millennials, well known for killing off norms like the 9:00-5:00 workday and department stores, are still interested in the security of home ownership. Many neighborhoods appeal to Millennials because of access to nightlife, job opportunities, and affordable housing. With the thriving economy and businesses continuing to move to Northern Nevada, the influx of young professionals is continuing. Nearly 40% of home buyers are Millennials and there are some home upgrades this generation cares more about than previous generations. If you're planning to sell your home, consider these upgrades if you're planning to attract Millennial buyers. 

1. Simple Landscaping. Millennials are looking for outdoor spaces that are easy to maintain. Gardens or…

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Fall is in the air, and it’s time for a whole month of spectacular, spooky and special October events in Reno/Sparks. From music festivals to safe trick or treats to fundraisers, there are so many October things to do to in Reno and Sparks. Keep reading to find out our top picks!

October Events in Reno/Sparks: Off Beat Music Festival

  • When: Thursday, Oct. 3–Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019
  • Where: Midtown Reno
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Hear more than 100 performances at the 5th annual Off Beat Music Festival, a “music festival crawl of sorts.” See some of the best homegrown musicians, regional bands and nationally-recognized artists. Discover new music at unique and intimate locations around the core of Midtown Reno.

October Events in…

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

There were 1,348 homes active on the market and available for purchase at the end of August, which was a 2% increase from July, but  3.4% fewer than August 2018. This is the first decrease in inventory year-over-year since June of 2018. Over two-thirds of the available homes for sale on August 31st were priced below $600,000.

Reno/Sparks area REALTORS sold 610 single family homes in August, which was a 1.3% increase over July 2019, and a 6.6% increase over August of 2018.

The median sold price for single family homes in Reno/Sparks decreased by 1.4% to $399,250 in August. Despite the monthly decrease, our regional median price is up by 7.7%…

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The documents are signed and your Realtor has given you the key to your new home! Take time to celebrate, but remember there are a few things you'll want to do as soon as you move in to your new home. 

1. Change the Locks. Contractors, neighbors, and the previous owner's friends may all have keys to your home. Have the locks re-keyed or just replace them before moving in. 

2. Deep Clean. You'd hope the home was cleaned before you move in, but with open houses and showings, you'll want to clean again. Whether you bust out the disinfectant or you hire a professional, a deep cleaning of your new home is in order. 

3. Change Alarm Batteries. Changing your carbon monoxide and smoke alarm batteries doesn't sound that important with all the other things…

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Whether you've bought and sold several homes or this is your first foray into home selling, you want to get top dollar for your property. In addition to commonly known tips, like improving to home's curb appeal, there are several other, easy ways that can help you get the most for your home. 

1. Get a Home Inspection. If you have a home inspection completed before there's an offer, it shows that you're prepared. Make sure you have fixed any issues that may have come up on the inspection and be able to provide proof, especially for larger purchases.

2. Professional Photos Make a Difference. When choosing a Realtor to list your home, be sure to check out their previous listings. If the listing photos aren't done by a professional, it can make the…

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The Reno Air Races: STIHL National Championship Air Races will bring hundreds of aircraft, their pilots and crews to the high desert north of Reno from Sept. 11–15, 2019.

The annual event is an institution for Northern Nevada and aviation enthusiasts worldwide. With six racing classes, a large display of static aircraft and several military and civilian flight demonstrations, there is an experience for everyone at the Reno Air Races.

Reno Air Races Performance Lineup

Photo Courtesy Reno Air Races: STIHL National Championship Air Races / Jeff Loewe

The core of the event is the six racing classes competing head-to-head at speeds exceeding 500 mph. The performance lineup includes:

STOL Drag Racing Demonstration
STOL stands for short take-off…

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As of September 3rd, there were 1,348 single family homes available for purchase, a 2% increase over the last month. A slightly larger increase of 6.5% was realized since this time last year, providing some needed relief to home buyers in our region. Seventy 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 about 2.6 months. If you own a home in either of these price ranges, it continues to be a very good time to sell with little competition in the marketplace. Inventory of homes priced from $600,000 to $900,000 is 4.7 months, and the $900,000 to $1,500,000 price range is 6.7 months. These two price ranges represent…

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Waking up before dawn to see The Great Reno Balloon Race is one of the most Reno experiences you can have. Yes, it’s early. But, it’s totally worth it to see the sky come alive with dozens of colorful and bright balloons.

If you recently moved to Reno, or if you haven’t experienced this event yet, you may have many questions about The Great Reno Balloon Race. Luckily, we’ve got the answers you need to have a great time.

What is The Great Reno Balloon Race?

The Great Reno Balloon Race is the world’s largest free hot-air ballooning event held right in Rancho San Rafael Regional Park. The event began in 1982 as a way to keep visitors in town the weekend between the State Fair and the Reno Air Races. Over the past 38 years, it’s won many awards,…

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