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In July, Reno is Artown

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It’s almost July, and in Reno, that means Artown! Artists from around the world make their way to the biggest little city for this annual and beloved...

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How Does the Fed’s Rate Increase Really Affect Mortgages?

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It’s hard to miss the headlines about the Federal Reserve’s benchmark interest rate hike – a full three-quarters of a percentage point, the biggest increase in 28 years. So what does that mean for mortgages? While it’s true that efforts to tame inflation by increasing the short term lending rates affects everything from credit card borrowing and car loans to, yes mortgages...

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Reno – The Gateway City for Summer Adventure in the Sierra

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After our recent looks at Tahoe’s best beaches and the foodie side of Reno, we’re back with a peek into the duality of Reno-Tahoe. This is a corner of the world where you can kayak or climb in the middle of downtown, go from mountain top to beachfront in the same day, hike or bike to secluded waterfalls before trying your luck...

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The 2022 Real Estate Market Shift

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In the last week of May, home listings leapt 9% in a year-over-year comparison. Between mid April and mid May, new listings increased twice as fast as they did in the same timeframe last year. But pending home sales in April were down almost 4% from March and down just over 9% from April 2021. Clearly, we’re seeing a cooling in the...

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Craigslist, Scammers, and Real Estate

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Every few weeks, I get a call from someone who is reaching out to see whether a property I had listed is actually for rent. These tech-savvy folks have often performed a reverse search on the photos posted in the rental listing and found my information. Almost always, my answer is no – the property is not for rent, the photos and/or...

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Reno’s Foodie Side

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While locals are in on the secret, many newcomers to the area are surprised by the range of really fantastic food you can find in Reno —...

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Tahoe’s Best Beaches

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Seventy-two blissful miles of shoreline ring Lake Tahoe, with no shortage of beautiful beaches. Whether you’re hauling coolers, buckets, and sand toys for a day of family...

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Tahoe Estate Lists for $100 Million

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If there was ever any question that Lake Tahoe appeals to the upper echelons of the world’s ultra-wealthy, let the most expensive listing on the lake – a cool $100 million – lay that to rest. So what does a billionaire get for their money in Lake Tahoe, aside from no state taxes on the east side? The lake’s only private marina...

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