reno real estate: Tesla Calls Reno Home - 09/29/14 09:18 AM

And then there was one.  We've spoken a lot lately about how the Tesla move means big business for Reno.  Their five million square foot Gigafactory will supply all the lithium ion batteries for their electric cars.  More than 6500 jobs will come directly from the plant once it is up and running.  The ancillary jobs that will be created (from construction to motels, restaurants and more) are the shot in the arm that the Reno economy will benefit from most of all.  Now that Tesla calls Reno home, let us take a look back at how it got that way.
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reno real estate: Tesla Move Means Big Business for Reno - 09/15/14 11:02 AM

Last month, I wrote about how Reno was poised to become the next Silicon Valley.  The City has already enticed big name companies such as Apple, Amazon and Zulily into setting up shop here.  Earlier this month, it was officially announced that Tesla Motors would be building their Gigafactory plant just outside of Reno.  This Tesla move means big business for Reno!
The Tesla Gigafactory battery plant will be manufacturing lithium-ion batteries for use in the company's electric cars.  It is expected that enough of these batteries will be produced to allow for the manufacture of over a half a million … (3 comments)

reno real estate: Reno Market Update - August 2014 - 09/08/14 10:28 AM

According to the recent Reno market update - August 2014, sales appear to be slowing down.  The total number of listings decreased by only 29 while the number under contract decreased 3.3% in just one week.  In my daily travels around town, I have seen more than a few overpriced listings.  When you partner that with the yo-yo-ing appraisals we are seeing, it makes for a bit of a tricky market.

I have found an unusually high amount of "value options" lately in the Reno real estate market.  In fact, one property was given one value amount by an appraiser one … (1 comments)

reno real estate: Reno Senior Fest 2014 - 09/01/14 07:14 PM

The older we get, the weaker our immune systems become.  For Reno senior citizens, this makes them more susceptible to things like the flu virus.  You can avoid complications from the flu this fall and winter season by receiving free vaccinations at the Reno Senior Fest 2014.
What: Reno Senior Fest 2014
Where: Reno Town Mall (S Virginia St & Peckham)
When: Tuesday, September 2, 2014 9am to 2pm
Cost: FREE
Contact: Senior Spectrum Newspapers (775) 348-0717

The Reno Senior Fest 2014 is just the latest in a free annual health screening and vaccination program hosted by Senior Spectrum Newspapers.  All Reno citizens aged … (0 comments)

reno real estate: Reno July 4th 2014 Celebrations - 06/30/14 10:20 AM
Reno July 4th 2014 Celebrations
Independence Day will be here this Friday.  That's just four days away!  Reno is gearing up to wish America a very happy 238th birthday with some fun and fireworks.  Where will you be spending the 4th?

The City of Reno is being transformed into Artown for the month of July.  Beginning tomorrow, July 1st, more than 500 events are scheduled throughout the month that include live music, theater, performance arts, workshops, dance and much, much more.  As part of the Reno Artown festivities, there will be a special ode to the good old US … (0 comments)

reno real estate: Reno Rockabilly Riot 2014 - 06/23/14 09:39 AM
Reno Rockabilly Riot 2014
What is "Rockabilly"?  A mash-up of the words "Hillbilly" and "Rock 'N Roll", the Rockabilly movement dates back to 1950s America and has enjoyed a run here in Reno for quite a while.  Musical influences of Rockabilly include folk, bluegrass, country, rhythm and blues, boogie woogie and, of course, classic rock 'n roll.  All in all, its just a group of guys and gals who look back at a simpler time when fun was fun, Elvis was King and hot rods ruled the road.  You can be a part of the celebration by visiting the Reno … (0 comments)

reno real estate: Reno Rodeo 2014 - 06/15/14 08:17 PM
Reno Rodeo 2014
One of the biggest events we look forward to every year here in Reno by far and wide is the Reno Rodeo 2014.  This isn't some rinky-dink rodeo we're talking about either.  You're guaranteed to see the top 15 cowboys in the entire world show off their ropin' and ridin' skills while they compete for serious cash prizes.
What: Reno Rodeo 2014
Where: Reno Sparks Livestock Events Center (1350 N Wells Ave)
When: June 19-28, 2014
Cost: $12-$27
Contact: (775) 329-3877 or (800) 325-7328

The Reno Rodeo 2014 is a family-friendly affair.  In addition to the bareback riding, bull riding, professional … (0 comments)

reno real estate: Reno Home Market Update - June 2014 - 06/01/14 08:31 PM
Reno Home Market Update - June 2014
The Reno real estate market is currently favoring sellers.  With new listings increasing 2.4% in the last 30 days and the amount of homes continuing to be for sale increasing 8.4%, Reno home sellers are experiencing multiple offers which can result in price wars.  Here is a quick Reno home market update - June 2014.

For several years now, short sales have been the "topic du jour" across the country.  The Reno real estate market has not been immune to this.  However, there were only 432 short sales listed on the Reno … (1 comments)

reno real estate: Reno Market Update - May 2014 - 05/12/14 02:33 PM
Reno Market Update - May 2014
The Reno real estate market is showing positive signs of strengthening.  I ran the numbers for the Reno home market on April 24, 2014 and then again at the end of April to form a picture of what the short term trends are currently.  Here is a quick Reno market update for May 2014.
Active Reno listings increased by 5% on April 24th and ended the month with a 6% increase.  Reno short sales dropped a whopping 25%!  The number of homes that have yet to go under contract were at 9% on April 24th, … (0 comments)

reno real estate: Celebrate Hump Day the Reno Way - 05/05/14 10:18 AM
Celebrate Hump Day the Reno Way
Food Truck Fridays have become all the rage around the country lately.  Food truck food has been elevated from what used to be just a greasy truck on a construction site to the highest in culinary delights.  Selections are as varied as the sit down restaurants that dot the Reno landscape.  Now, you can celebrate Hump Day the Reno Way...with Feed the Camel Wednesdays.
What: Feed the Camel
Where: McKinley Arts & Culture Center (925 Riverside Dr)
When: Every Wednesday (May 7 to Oct 29, 2014) 5pm to 8pm
Contact: Mellow Yellow Food (775) 450-0062 or via email
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reno real estate: Reno Ukulele Festival 2014 - 04/21/14 10:38 AM
Reno Ukulele Festival 2014
The ukulele has grown in popularity in the past few years.  It's come a long way from Tiny Tim's "Tiptoe Through the Tulips" thanks to bands like the Leftover Cuties who incorporate it into their retro jazz music.  The good news for ukulele fans is that Leftover Cuties will be one of the bands performing at the Reno Ukulele Festival 2014 this weekend.  Yay!
What: Reno Ukulele Festival 2014
Where: Celebrity Showroom, John Ascauga's Nugget
When: April 24-27, 2014
Contact: Doug Reynolds, California Ukulele Academy (775) 220-0995

The Reno Ukulele Festival 2014 is four day festival celebrating all things … (0 comments)

reno real estate: Easter Sunday 2014 in Reno - 04/13/14 10:01 PM
Easter Sunday 2014 in Reno
This Sunday, April 20th is Easter Sunday 2014 in Reno.  Even though the Easter Bunny will have had a busy Saturday evening hiding eggs, I have it on good authority that he will be making appearances around the City of Reno throughout the day.  Where is he going to be popping up near you?
What: Brunch with Bunny
Where: Circus Circus (500 N Sierra)
When: 9am to 1pm
Contact: (775) 329-0711
The Easter Bunny is holding court at the Circus Circus Courtyard Buffet on Easter Day in Reno.  Make sure you bring your camera to take advantage of this … (0 comments)

reno real estate: I Think Reno Can Be... - 04/07/14 08:51 AM
I Think Reno Can Be...
Personally, I think Reno can be amazing.  I've thought so for the many years I have lived here, worked here and raised my family here.  The City of Reno recently began their #thinkreno campaign to find out what Reno citizens think Reno can be.  Now is your chance to let City officials know what you think.
How #thinkreno Works
Do you have an idea on how to improve our way of life here in Reno?  The size and scope of the idea isn't the issue.  In fact, there is no such thing as "small ideas" … (2 comments)

reno real estate: Rastro Reno 2014 Opening Day - 03/31/14 09:55 AM
Rastro Reno 2014 Opening Day
El Rastro de Madrid is an open air market held in Spain that goes all the way back to medieval times.  While our version doesn't go back nearly as far, Rastro Reno was inspired by El Rastro de Madrid.  This annual open air market takes the average farmer's market to a whole new level.  Rastro Reno 2014 opening day is April 6th and you won't want to miss what's in store to start this season off.
What: Rastro Reno 2014 Opening Day
Where: ReTRAC Plaza, downtown Reno (3rd St & Virginia to W Commercial Row & W St)
When: Sunday, … (0 comments)

reno real estate: Reno Jazz Festival 2014 - 03/24/14 09:11 AM
Reno Jazz Festival 2014
For more than 50 years, the Reno Jazz Festival has brought the most talented musicians (both professional and students) that jazz music has to offer to the Reno area.  For the Reno Jazz Festival 2014, this trend continues to be on point.  Whether you are a jazz connoisseur or have simply been a little curious to find out what it's all about, be prepared to be wowed.
What: Reno Jazz Festival 2014
When: April 10-12, 2014
Where: University of Nevada, Reno (1041 N Virginia St)
Cost: Varies
Contact: Lawlor Events Center Box Office (800) 325-7328
School bands from all over the … (1 comments)

reno real estate: Reno Real Estate Market in February 2014 - 03/10/14 08:08 AM
Reno Real Estate Market in February 2014
Spring is in the air.  The sun is just now beginning to peek its shiny face out from behind the clouds.  The Reno real estate market in February 2014 saw a slight change from the previous month.

While the number of active Reno listings has remained similar to those in January, the mix of homes on the Reno real estate market in February 2014 has made an interesting shift.  For example, short sales now make up 30% of the Reno real estate market...a 6% decrease over the previous month.  Also, Reno homes for sale … (1 comments)

reno real estate: Reno Senior Giving Tree 2013 - 12/02/13 10:40 AM
Reno Senior Giving Tree 2013 Christmas is easily my favorite holiday of the year in Reno.  The air just seems to be filled with magic and everyone tends to be more cheerful, especially now that Black Friday is over.  When making plans to spend the holiday season with your loved ones, it's easy to forget that many senior citizens don't have anyone coming to see them.  Also, since many of them are on a fixed income, it can be a struggle to keep up with the day-to-day items they require.  You can help by visiting a Reno Senior Giving Tree 2013 … (0 comments)

reno real estate: Northstar California Opening Weekend 2013 - 11/18/13 10:41 AM
Northstar California Opening Weekend 2013 One of the benefits of living in the Reno area is our access to some spectacular skiing.  This winter is no exception.  This Friday, Saturday and Sunday marks the Northstar California opening weekend 2013 near Reno and there are several fun events planned to start the season off right.
What: Northstar California Opening Weekend 2013
Where: Northstar California Resort (5001 Northstar Dr, Truckee, CA)
When: November 22-24, 2013
Time: Lifts start up at 8am
Contact: (800) 466-6784
During Northstar California opening weekend 2013, skiers will be the first to receive opening weekend gifts and prizes from the Northstar California Resort.  For example, an … (1 comments)

reno real estate: Reno Veterans Day Parade 2013 - 11/04/13 09:28 AM
Reno Veterans Day Parade 2013 If you weren't aware of it, Veterans Day is next Monday, November 11, 2013.  In observance, all government offices in Reno as well as public schools, the DMV and the local public libraries will be closed for the day.  A special Reno Veterans Day Parade 2013 is scheduled throughout downtown Reno on Monday to honor those brave men and women who have fought for our freedom in the past.
What: Reno Veterans Day Parade 2013
When: November 11, 2013 11am to 12pm
Where: Powning Park to 5th St, Reno
Those marching bands you hear and the flag waving … (1 comments)

reno real estate: Food for Fines at Reno Libraries 2013 - 10/28/13 09:21 AM
Food for Fines at Reno Libraries 2013 Books are a wonderful way to pass the time.  Reno libraries are a great resource to find classic novels as well as new releases.  In addition to books, you can rent movies, surf the internet, learn how to work a computer and so much more.  In the hustle and bustle of our everyday lives, sometimes, we forget when our books are due.  This incurs a fine.  For three weeks in November, you can put away your wallet and settle your debt with canned goods with Food for Fines at Reno libraries 2013.
What: Food for … (0 comments)

 
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