With the days getting longer and the weather rapidly heating up, the coming weeks will provide an excellent time to spend some much-needed time outside or just to get out of the house. And what time could be better than Memorial Day weekend?! Here’s our list of fun ideas and events coming to the Reno/Sparks area for this Memorial Day weekend.

Memorial Day Wear Blue: Run to Remember Event

If you’re looking for an opportunity to shed some winter weight and kick-start your path towards a healthy lifestyle, look no further than the Memorial Day Wear Blue: Run to Remember Event. This run is in remembrance of our nation’s fallen service members. The event is held on March 30th and the “race” begins at 8 am (make sure to set your alarm and drink your…

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As we head into the busiest season in the housing market, many people are asking the question, “will we see buyer demand decrease with rising mortgage rates?” Although we are seeing mortgage rates continue to rise, the answer to this question comes down to simple economics: supply and demand.

Local Housing Supply

Just last year we witnessed historic lows in the available homes for sale regionally. This year, the story isn’t much different. As more and more people continue to move to our area, housing supply will continue to remain low. Reno/Sparks currently has under a month’s supply of available inventory. This is a measure of the number of months it would take to sell through the available home inventory at the current sales rate. Just two years…

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As the weather warms up and the days grow longer, many people will be headed to “The Jewel of the Sierra,” Lake Tahoe is the place to be when it comes to fantastic outdoor events. So without further ado, here’s a list of the top events coming to the Lake Tahoe area this Spring and Summer!

5th Annual Lake Tahoe Reggae Festival: July 24th

Lake Tahoe’s Annual Reggae Festival is the largest Reggae festival in the United States for ten years and counting. This festival is widely considered a bar-setter when it comes to American Reggae. Come out and relish in the island vibes at the Hard Rock Casino outdoor arena. This year’s lineup includes Slightly Stoopid, Dirty Heads, Tribal Seeds, and many more! 

Lake Tahoe Art, Wine and Music Festival:…

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As the weather warms and the days get longer, now is a fantastic time to tackle that Spring cleaning list you’ve been meaning to get to. Now into our first official week of Spring, you may be wondering just how much “cleaning” is necessary to keep your home in tip-top shape! Read further for Spring cleaning tips that may not be top-of-mind.

Clean and Service Your Air Conditioning Unit

Have you ever come home one day to find that your home is scorching hot and your air conditioner is out of service? Nothing is worse than trying to sleep at night with no A/C! Not only is it important to service your air conditioning unit regularly to avoid a breakdown, but it also helps cut down on your monthly energy bill. Give Joe at Best Plumbing and Heating a call…

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 Looking to create an exciting Spring and Summer full of events for you and your family? Check out these upcoming events in the Reno/Sparks area.


Jordan World Circus - March 18-20

Coming this weekend, the Jordan World Circus features aerialists, elephants, motorcycles, daring stunts, and more at the Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center. It’s a great opportunity to take the kids for a night out. During the intermission, grab some popcorn, drinks, and food from local vendors upstairs.

Reno Jazz Festival - April 28-30

If you’re a music lover, come by and enjoy the 60-year anniversary of the Reno Jazz Festival! The festival includes live performances by some of the best jazz artists in the world. Aside from listening to renowned musicians,…

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As we get closer to the warmer weather and the first day of Spring, your four-legged friends will be looking forward to spending more time outdoors! Here’s a list of some of the best dog parks for your furry family members to roam in the Reno/Sparks area.

Rancho San Rafael Regional Park

By far the largest public park in the Reno/Sparks region at 580 acres, Rancho San Rafael Regional Park has much to offer not only for dogs, but for the entire family as well. Located just minutes from the University of Nevada, Reno, this park boasts a massive off-leash area perfect for your dogs to socialize and play. Aside from the dog park Rancho has picnic areas, miles of hiking trails, a disc golf course, and much more. The park is known for hosting fantastic…

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As housing prices continue to soar with no certain expectations of the housing market cooling down, many potential homebuyers are asking the question, “How can I afford it?” A sizeable portion of the general population posing this question are millennials, individuals born between 1981 and 1996. A recent survey conducted by the National Association of Realtors (NAR) found surprising information regarding this age group and their viewpoints on homeownership.

Millennials are rapidly approaching prime homebuying age. Nine out of ten respondents of a recent survey expressed a strong desire to purchase a home, with 75% reporting a time horizon of fewer than three years. As we know, the COVID-19 pandemic and the rising ability to work remotely have greatly…

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Nestled in the mountainside of northwest Reno, Sierra Canyon at Somersett Village is considered by many to be one of the top destinations in Reno for those looking to live in an active 55+ community. Located on the south slope of Peavine Mountain in the Somersett region, This Del Webb community experiences a mild four-season climate. During the Spring and Summer months, residents enjoy strolling the paved walkways around the neighborhood. If you’re into a bit of competition, play a round of golf at the Somersett Golf and Country Club, a top-rated golf course nestled within Sierra Canyon. With magnificent mountain views and fantastic restaurants, it’s no surprise that the club won Best of Reno’s “Best Golf Club” award just last year. Over the winter…

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Now well into the second month of 2022, we as realtors are often asked, “Will the housing market cool down this year?” While rising mortgage rates and a gradual increase in new residential construction are inevitable, experts are not anticipating any slowing of the still red-hot housing market.

To Rent or to Buy?

Regionally and nationally, rental rates have exploded. National rental rates for one and two-bedroom units have risen roughly 13%, while the Reno/Sparks area saw one to three-bedroom units rise an average of 20%.  As the amount of  “lifestyle renters” climbs and the number of homeowners continues to decrease, it is unlikely that rental rates will decline any time soon, which is expected to keep buyer demand high. If rental rates…

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As the “Biggest Little City in the World” continues to flourish, few would argue that the center for much of our city’s culture has become synonymous with one particular area; Midtown Reno. Once regarded as run-down and neglected, the region has gradually transformed into a thriving center for art, music, food, and shopping. Here are just some of our favorite local Midtown businesses:


As soon as you walk in, you can tell that this tavern was created for Nevadans, by Nevadans. This old-fashioned bar boasts a laidback Victorian-era atmosphere that differentiates itself from other popular locations in the Midtown area. Much of their drink menu is created with ingredients sourced locally. If you’re not in the mood for a mixed drink, opt for a…

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