The holiday season means that there are many December things to do in Reno and Sparks. From special events to performances to festivals, there’s no shortage of December events in Reno/Sparks. Keep reading to find out our top picks of December things to do to in Reno and Sparks this year.

December things to do in Reno

Bunny Yoga Class

  • When: Wednesday, Dec. 4–Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019
  • Where: Nevada Humane Society, 2825 Longley Lane Ste B, Reno
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This donation-based yoga class is perfect for those who are interested in doing yoga while being surrounded by bunny friends. Bring your mat, and optionally bring some rabbit treats! A donation is encouraged for all who want to attend. RSVP to to ensure…

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The holiday season is typically when many people start to think about how they can help those in need and volunteer in Reno, Sparks and northern Nevada. Whether you’re looking for a place to volunteer in Reno, donate items, or support a local cause in Sparks, we’ve got you covered.

Volunteer In Reno: Nevada Museum of Art

If supporting the arts is important to you, the Nevada Museum of Art may be the ideal place for you to volunteer in Reno. From staffing their gift shop and public programs to providing art installation support and administrative assistance, there’s plenty of work to be done. The Nevada Museum of Art also has a docent program, where trained volunteers can host guided tours of the Museum’s exhibits or help facilitate hands-on…

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Winterizing your home can save you time, money, and headaches. By preparing your home for inclement weather and cold temperatures, you can protect it and your household.

Winterizing Your Home in Six Ways

Shut your irrigation down before the first hard freeze

Often, the first step to winterizing your home is shutting your irrigation system down. To do so, follow these steps:

  1. Shut off your main irrigation line
  2. Open all your drains
  3. Disconnect your garden hoses and drain the valves
  4. Open your valve boxes, open the drains and release the water
  5. Turn your sprinkler timer to the ‘off’ position

Last but not least, place faucet covers on your garden faucets to help insulate them against cold temperatures.

Tend to your roof…

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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 1,119 homes active on the market and available for purchase at the end of October, which was a 12.4% decrease from September and a 20% decrease from October 2018. Over two-thirds of the available homes for sale on October 30th were priced below $600,000.

Reno/Sparks area Realtors sold 556 single family homes in October, which was a 3.8% decrease from September 2019 and a 19% decrease from October of 2018. It is typical this time of year to see the number of sales start to decrease, and we expect fewer sales when inventory numbers are down as well.

The median sold price for single family homes in Reno/Sparks increased by 1.3%…

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As of October 31st, there were 1,119 single family homes available for purchase, a 12.4% decrease from the prior month. It is also the lowest inventory of available homes since April. About seventy percent of available homes are priced under $600,000.

For homes priced under $300,000, we have 31 days of inventory, and for homes in the range of $300,000 to $600,000, inventory is just under 2 months. That is a 17% decrease for that price range since the end of September. It’s a very good time to sell a home in either of these price ranges.

Inventory of homes priced from $600,000 to $900,000 is 3.8 months, and the $900,000 to $1,500,000 price range is 5.7 months. This price range represents the most balanced market between buyers and sellers. For homes…

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One of the best things about living in Reno-Sparks is the easy access to winter sports. Whether you love to ski, snowboard, snowshoe, or make snow angels with the kids, you're less than an hour away from some of the best ski resorts in the country.

Am I biased? Sure am. 

Who's ready to hit the slopes!? 




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Summer might be the hot time to sell your home, but there's a lot to be said for selling in the winter. With fewer homes on the market, there's greater competition for the homes that are for sale and real estate professionals, including title companies and contractors, are generally less busy, meaning more undivided attention for your sale. 

If you are going to list your home in the near future, here are some tips for selling over the holidays. 

1. Choose Simple Decor. Any holiday decor should not overwhelm the room, or take the focus off focal points like the stunning fireplace. This is a great time to go through your holiday decor and donate items you no longer use. 

2. Keep it Comfortable. Make the your home is warm and inviting. A subtle…

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Reno-Sparks is a great area in which to own a rental property. With University of Nevada, Reno here and so many businesses moving to the area, the need for long-term rentals is growing. If you are considering purchasing an investment property, please reach out. We've assisted many homeowners purchase single family homes, multi-family properties and condos for investment purchases. 

To increase your odds for finding the perfect tenant, these features may help your rental property stand out from the crowd. 

Location. A property with easy access to UNR will appeal to more college students and a single family home in an Eastern Sparks neighborhood may appeal to a family who has just relocated to the area for a job at one of the many businesses at the…

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If you've been looking at homes, you've probably noticed that bathrooms are getting more luxurious than we've seen in the past. According to a recent Houzz study of 1,360 U.S. homeowners there are six major renovations that are most popular. 

Large Showers- According to the study, "Four in five homeowners upgrade the shower during a master bathroom renovation" and 54% increase the shower size. 

Increased Expense- Median bathroom remodels cost $7,000 in 2017 and increased to $8,000 in 2018. A major bathroom remodel, which consists of upgrades to the shower, costs five times more than a minor remodel. 

Dedicated Relaxation Space- 45% of homeowners report that they relax in the bathrooms and clean lines, neutral colors add to a spa-like feeling.…

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As the weather gets colder and the leaves change colors, it’s time to get ready for November events in Reno/Sparks. From film showings to art exhibits to fun runs to tree lightings, there are so many November things to do to in Reno and Sparks.


November Events in Reno/Sparks: Warren Miller’s “Timeless” – Reno Premiere


November Events in Reno/Sparks: Fall Home & Lifestyle Show

  • When: Friday, Nov. 1–Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019
  • Where: Reno-Sparks Convention Center, 4590 S. Virginia St., Reno
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At the Fall Home & Lifestyle Show, you’ll find local businesses to help with home improvements, furnishings, landscaping, hardscaping, energy efficiency, interior design, and more. Attendees can see…

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