4 Tips for Fireplace Safety

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Whether you’re in Tahoe with snow on the ground or in and around chilly temperatures, this is fireplace season. But anytime you’re playing with fire — literally — safety should be your number one concern. Here are four tips for fireplace safety in Reno-Tahoe and beyond. Be Mindful Indoor & Outdoor Air Quality No matter what you’re burning, fireplaces can release all...

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Navigating Reno — A Newcomer’s Perspective on Thriving in Northern Nevada

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When you’re new to town, you’re still navigating things like grocery stores and gas stations and the best place for a nice meal. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could fast-forward to all the insider knowledge you’ll have, say, twelve months down the line? If you’re new to Reno, Nevada, you’re in luck. Not only is there a recent piece in the...

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Even Billionaires Need Agents — Here’s Why

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Funny story — and a bit of a cautionary tale for would-be “for sale by owner” types. Even the world’s richest man couldn’t sell his ultra luxury home himself. In spite of his 60 million followers on Twitter, Elon Musk failed miserably when he attempted to sell his home without an agent. After more than a year of no success, he hired...

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Zillow’s Home-Flipping Flop — What Happened and What It Means for the Market

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The internet is all abuzz with the news of how Zillow got in way over its head in the home-flipping business. The company announced recently announced that it was permanently exiting home flipping and laying off a full quarter of its workforce. Here’s what happened and what it means for the housing market across the country. A Little Background Zillow has multiple...

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25 Real Estate Evaluation Fundamentals that Stand the Test of Time

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When it comes to real estate, some things cycle in and out of fashion. In fact, when we’re talking cabinet color, floor plan style, carpet versus hardwood, and those sorts of considerations, changing tastes are to be expected. But look a little closer, and you’ll see that some things actually do stand the rest of time (and it ain’t carpet). Here are...

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