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March 2015

There are 5 blog entries for March 2015.

Much like properties across the rest of the country, real estate in the Reno/Sparks area was booming in 2006 and early 2007; however, after the bubble popped later that year, almost all the recent gains were lost immediately. Homeowners found themselves struggling to deal with the steep declines in the market. Now, in 2015, the Reno/Sparks area’s real estate market is in an entirely different situation. While it may not be climbing to crazy highs, most experts agree that the market is set to grow consistently. By getting a basic idea on the current market trends, you can ask your real estate agent better questions and feel more confident going into the sale of your home and/or the purchase of a new home!

Stable and Normal

Over the last 8 to 10

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No matter how hard you may try to avoid remodeling projects, most homeowners will, at some point, find themselves in the middle of upgrades and renovations at their home. Every home will eventually need some updating. Whether you just need a new coat of paint or a complete addition, it is important to know some things to avoid when starting a remodeling project.


Never Assume You Know How to DIY

Not every DIY renovation is equal, in fact, each remodeling job requires its own set of skills and knowledge. Before moving forward with any project, take some time to figure out what skills and experience you actually have to complete it.

Some home remodeling projects require a lot more expertise than others. Although it may seem like replacing that

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The Reno/Sparks Association of Realtors recently released the area market report for February 2015. This report provides helpful information regarding the current trends and conditions in the marketplace. If you plan on buying or selling a home in the coming weeks, you should ask Reno Sparks Tahoe Homes to help you analyze this market report!


Market Pulse

Over the past few decades, the average homeowner remained in his/her home for approximately six to seven years, but the latest information from 2014 shows that this span of time has grown to an average of 10 years. Consequently, a shortage of available existing homes has been created.

According to the National Association of REALTORS®, 2015 may mark the right time for homeowners to move

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Selling a home can be a long and stressful process. For this reason, many sellers are hiring professionals to do staging  in hopes of attracting a buyer. While a professional stager may be a good option, there are many things homeowners  can do on their own to stage their homes to sell. These secrets and tips from the pros offer a great start!

 

Cleaning and Clutter 

Chances are good that, even if you are the super-clean type, you have amassed quite a pile of clutter over the years of owning your home. By de-cluttering and cleaning your home like never before, you can make your property look better than the other home down the street. Get rid of those piles of mail, old clothes and any other unnecessary items.  Steam the carpets and make

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When it comes to residential real estate in the US, it can be challenging to separate myth versus fact and, considering the amount of money changing hands, knowing the truth is very important. From the best time to sell to the commissions of real estate agents, there are a steady stream of myths circulating the real estate world. It is never a good idea to assume that everything you have been told is true, especially in real estate.

 

Myth #1 - The Best Time to Sell Your Home is Spring

In the past, many residential real estate markets were closely tied to the school year. Most home buyers and sellers were families hoping to move during the summer months so that the kids could start fresh at the beginning of a new school year. This

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