sparks nevada real estate: Matchless, Meticulous and Memorable - 06/27/10 06:39 PM

 
 
A quiet suburban retreat tucked away on a beautiful wooded lot.  This is one of the most desirable neighborhoods in Sparks.  You can walk to Pah Rah Park and Shadow Mountain Park is a few minutes away.  The mega attraction "Legends at Sparks Marina and Sparks Marina Park" are about 3 miles.
Step inside this distinctive 3 bedroom, 2 bath 1642 square foot home with a two car garage. Ceramic tile entry extends into formal dining room and down the hall. An inviting living room with a rock fireplace adds a cozy touch.  There is plenty of room … (0 comments)

sparks nevada real estate: Springland Village Sparks Nevada Condo For Sale - 06/23/10 12:35 AM

 
Springland Village is located a few mile north of Interstate 80 and a few blocks east of Spark Blvd.  The surrounding area is home to the mega Legends at Sparks Marina shopping complex and the Sparks Marina Park.  Also nearby is the Baring Village Shopping Center and Alf Sorensen Community Center.
The beautiful Springland Village complex is surrounded by mature trees and flowers and is meticulously maintained.  Amentities include two swimming pools, a hot tub, tennis courts and tree shaded grounds and park benches scattered throughout.
Situated across from the tennis courts and the front door is surrounded by … (0 comments)

sparks nevada real estate: 4607 S. Desert Brush Court Sparks, Nevada - 06/18/10 11:58 AM
 

 
Where you want to be!    Backs to open space with panoramic views of the hills and valleys.  Beyond the open space (out your back gate) is Canyon Hills Park nestled in the foothills and trails through the entire area.
This is a great buy in a great area!  Inviting floor plan, open and spacious with high ceilings, this 3 bedroom, 2 bath is 1312 square feet of well designed space.  Kitchen has nook, lots of windows and views of the mountains.  The great room has glass sliding doors to the awesome deck which is the width of the … (1 comments)

sparks nevada real estate: Sparks Brick Rancher in a Great Neighborhood! - 06/11/10 08:31 PM

 
Hard to find all brick home fixer-upper with so much and close to all Sparks conveniences.  Original owner on this delightful 4 bedroom, 2 bath, 1 car garage radiates warmth and has so much potential.  Split bedrooms and open floor plan give this 1693 sq.ft. home a spacious feel.  Large great room with bay window, built-in seating and storage.  A wood-stove on a brick hearth warms the house on chilly winter nights.
The hard work of interior gutting has already been done.  New interior paint, new doors and closet doors are on site and the bathrooms have been previously updated.
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sparks nevada real estate: Sparks Heritage Museum's Western Heritage Festival June 12, 2010 - 06/01/10 12:05 AM
 

 
Annual Sparks Heritage Museum's Western Heritage Festival is scheduled for June 12th 2-7 p.m. at 814 Victorian Avenue in Sparks. 
As an independent non-profit staffed primarily by volunteers, the museum maintains Internal Revenue Service 501(c)(3) tax exempt status.  The Sparks Heritage Foundation and Museum, Inc. relies significantly on the private sector for financial support to fulfill its envisioned mission.
At the present time, The Sparks Heritage Museum is the only local history museum in Washoe County.  The Museum collection focuses on the history of Sparks and the Truckee Meadows including the role played by the railroad in the development … (0 comments)

sparks nevada real estate: Reno, Nevada Tops 25 Places To Live List - 04/21/10 11:43 PM
 
 

 
Reno's Triple-A Aces Ballpark, Riverwalk District, Arttown and the city's proximity to abundant outdoor recreation helped catapult Reno onto the top 25 cities for "Best Places to Live 2010," which appears in the April issue of Men's Journal magazine.
The top 25 cities were determined by three variables, including median home price, cost of living compared to the rest of the Unites States and number of sunny days per year.  Reno is featured as tops for "Ski and Climb Without the Crowds," listing Reno's median home price as $274,670, its cost of living as 13 percent higher … (3 comments)

sparks nevada real estate: Sparks, Nevada A City That Has Everything A Family Could Want - 04/11/10 05:25 PM

 
This past Saturday, I stopped by one of my favorite places, the Sparks Marina Park.  The Reno Association For The Education of Young Children (RAEYC) was having a "Walk and Family Fun Day".  The association was showcasing all the educational opportunities for the children around the city.  There were booths, games, Mother Goose Storytime, a bounce house, crafts and more.  There were families, strollers and as many dogs as their were kids enjoying the day in the park.
We spend the better part of our adult life raising our kids, climbing the career ladder and building our family's future.  When … (0 comments)

sparks nevada real estate: Short Sales Assitance With Sandra Mathewson RE/MAX Complete, Sparks, Nevada - 03/21/10 01:01 PM
SHORT SALE
A short sale is a situation in which the seller (1) owes more money on the loan (and other liens on the property) than the sale of the property will likely produce on the market and (2) is unable or unwilling to bring money to closing.  In a short sale, the lender has not yet foreclosed on the property, which privides a window of opportunity for the owner to sell the property in order to at least partially satisfy the amount owed to the lender.
WHY SHORT SALES ARE PREFERABLE TO FORECLOSURE
Short sales are considered preferable to foreclosures … (0 comments)

sparks nevada real estate: Reno and Sparks, Nevada Guide To Communities - 01/24/10 03:23 PM

If you are thinking of making the Reno/Sparks area your home, the following is a brief overview of the many communities.
DOWNTOWN RENO:
It is hard not to miss the most famous "Biggest Little City" sign in the heart of downtown Reno.  This area serves as the center of the entertainment and gaming businesses with the majority of the largest resort casinos here.  Downtown also serves as the place for annual festivals, sporting events and a place to experience Reno's culture.
Top attractions are the University of Nevada, Reno, just north of Interstate 80, the Reno Livestock Events Center; the … (2 comments)

sparks nevada real estate: Incentives For Loan Servicers and Homeowners to Engage in Short Sales - 12/30/09 10:53 PM
The Obama administration has released long-awaited guidelines for a program that will provide incentives for loan servicers and homeowners to engage in short sales when borrowers who are eligible for the Home Affordable Mondification Program (HAMP) don't qualify for a loan mod.
The new guidelines prohibit loan servicers from demanding that real estate brokerages reduce the commission stated in the listing agreement as a condition of approving a short sale, a practice that has upset many real estate agents.
Troubled borrowers interested in exploring a short sale will also be allowed to receive preapproved short-sale terms prior to the property listing, … (2 comments)

sparks nevada real estate: Reno and Sparks Nevada Real Estate, November 2009 - 12/30/09 10:07 PM
Our residential resale housing market remains strong as we move into the typically slower holiday season.  Although there has been a slight seasonal decline with decreases in month-over-month sales, the numbers continue to show a strong year-over-year increase in sales volume.  Median sales prices only slightly dropped continuing the flat pricing trend that we have seen over the past six months.  We anticipate steady sales moving through the holidays and into the first quarter 2010, with buyers responding to the extension and expansion of the home-buyer tax credit and exceptionally affordable interest rates.
SALES:
November ended the month with 451 sold … (0 comments)

sparks nevada real estate: Fannie Mae Introduces Deed for Lease Program - 11/17/09 12:38 PM

On November 5, 2009, Fannie Mae introduced a new program designed to minimize family displacement, deterioration of neighborhoods caused by vandalism and theft to vacant homes, and the effect these have on families, communities and home price stabilization.
Called "Deed-for-Lease" (D4L) allows qualifying borrowers of properties transferred through deed-in-lieu (DIL) of foreclosure to remain in their home and community by executing a lease of up to 12 months in conjunction with a DIL.  Investment properties that are tenant-occupied may also be considered as long as the borrower is cooperative in providing information from the tenant to facilitate the D4L.
For … (2 comments)

sparks nevada real estate: Big Brother Is Watching The Homebuyer Tax Credit Claims - 08/01/09 10:10 PM
The IRS claims to have  "sophisticated computer screening tools" to indentify tax returns that may contain fraudulent claims for the tax credit.  The IRS says it has executed seven search warrants and currently has 24 open criminal investigations of potential instances of fraud involving the credit.
"We will vigorously pursue anyone who falsely tries to claim this or any other tax credit or deduction" said Eileen Mayer, chief of the IRS' crimiminal investigations.  "The penalities for tax fraud ar steep."  Taxpayers should be wary of anyone who promises to get them a big refund."
Congress allocated $13.6 billion for the first … (0 comments)

 
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