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You might have noticed from November through December, and ending around Christmas that mortgage rates increased at an incredibly fast pace. Perhaps the quickest in history. Things mellowed out a bit around Christmas, when most people were on vacation, and then ramped-up again at breakneck speeds through January. Rates seemed poised to jump out of a metric called the "consolidation pattern" leading into this week; that is until the Feds made a statement at the beginning of the week addressing all the small changes made to the policy statement...see the tight range in the chart below.

 Then we saw something remarkable happen; rates stayed in the 2.44% trading range, remaining largely inside the "consolidation pattern", and hitting the brakes on the…

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The  Congressional Authority for loan limits established under the Economic Stimulus Act for 2008 will expire on January 1 and the loan limit for an FHA loan will go from $403,750.00 to $325,450.00. If you fall within these parameters you need to get your loan in place now before the limit drops. Remember you can still do a 5% down conventional loan.

I have some great lenders and now is a great time to buy, prices went up 25% this year and will go up again in 2014.

Happy Holidays.

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With the lack of inventory and huge demand Reno has become a hot bed of Real Estate activity. According to Realtor.com, properties are staying on the market about 36% less time than a year ago and values have gone up 26% in the last 12 months. Inventory has been reduced by a third.  I know the last year has been the busiest year I have had in 29 years of peddling homes here in the Reno area..

Last month 71% of our sales were equity sales as opposed to short sales.  That's great news for the Biggest Little City in The World. You can click here and see the article on CNBC's website

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Currently there are 2672 homes on the market in the greater Reno and Sparks area. Of that amount there are 1917 that are in escrow, (pending) making the actual amount of homes on the market that are not sold is 753. Economists judge the market by how many homes are being sold per month versus how many on the market, a balanced market is about 6 to 7 months. Meaning at the current rate we are selling homes, which is 500 per month we would sell all of the inventory in just over 5 months.

That means our area is currently in a Sellers market based on the current statistics. Keep in mind the new law that went into effect last October, AB 284 which is restricting the number of foreclosures on the market. It says banks cannot foreclosure on a seller unless…

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Well kind of, the economist's at the National Association of Realtors are reporting that existing home sales for 2011 were up by 1.7% and the inventory of existing homes on the market is the lowest since March of 2005. Consumers are gathering confidence from the low interest rates, great prices and job growth. Here in Nevada we have to keep this in perspective, we will always trail behind any sort of national statistics. But also thanks to the new law AB 284 that went into effect in Nevada on October first, the number of NOD'S, (notice of defaults) that were filed have been cut by about 95%.

The reason why is the law states that before a bank can foreclose on you, they must be able to prove that they have the right to foreclose on the property. They…

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Many families are dealing with a cut back on their family income, and it can be comprimising being able to make the mortgage payments. Loan modification is an adjustment to the original terms agreed upon with the bank. Three things can be adjusted; interest, amount owed, and length of the loan.

These possible changes have a vast group of homeowners considering and checking into the loan modification advertisements, often seen on Yahoo, Bing and Google. The Office of the Special Insepector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program, SIGTARP, has shut down mortgage modification scams where the advertiser promises to lower the homeowners' mortgage for a fee. The victims are promised that the Troubled Asset Relief Program called HARP will be used. The…

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University of Nevada in Reno has been ranked 181 out of 1600 national colleges.

 U.S News and World report issued it annual "Best Colleges"Rankings today and UNR is again in the top tier of best national universities coming in at 181. The rankings now include a list of the top public schools and we came in at 100. Schools in this category offer a full range of undergraduate majors, masters and doctoral degrees. This years ranking at 181 is up from last year at 191.

Reno has an enrollment of more than 17,000 students and the University is home to the States medical school and one of the country's largest study abroad programs. Its campus size is 255 acres and utilizes a semester based academic calendar. It's in state tuiton is $4,481.00 and…

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Over the last 45 days the real estate market has become eerily quiet, some of it has to do with kids going back to school and families getting the most out of their vacations. But make no mistake we have a lot of buyers that have been sidelined do the inability of congress to make decisions on the debt ceiling, unemployment over 9%, the falling stock market and Ben Bernanke's speech that failed to come up with a stimulus plan.

 Consumer confidence is at the lowest level since the financial crisis in November of 2008 and the 4th lowest level since they began this index in 1978, see the graph below from the University of Michigans Consumer Sentimnent index. There is currently no confidence in the econony, the leadership and especially the Real…

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Mens Journal magazine recently voted The old southwest part of Reno as one of the coolest neighborhoods in America. With its proximity to downtown, the river and the resurgence of the Freight House district it is no wonder we are being compared to Boulder, Colorado. Some of the homes in this area are over a hundred years old and have a lot of history, if you are into quaint brick and tree lined streets, this is the place for you.

California avenues mansion row is where it all started, sitting on a bluff high above the Truckee river with spectacular views and turn of the century architecture. Originally a dirt road it is the center piece of your historical tour of Old Southwest Reno. Jack Dempsey the prize fighter actually lived in a house on California…

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We just listed 14905 Napoleon Ct. in Mt. Rose estates, almost 3000 square feet on one level. Property is 1.25 acres with fantastic views of Mt. Rose, you can actually look up and see if you want to go skiing today. kitchen  accoutrements include cherrywood cabinets, slab granite counters, GE Monogram and Profile stainless steel appliances plus there is a butlers pantry to the formal dining room. We listed it for $515,000 and everything is done, including brushed nickel fixtures, stone and wood floors and upgraded window treatments.

Outdoors there is an oversized paver patio with trellis, full vineyard to grow your own table grapes and lots of specimen trees for privacy. There is also an inground built in hot tub to enjoy the snow capped moonlit…

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