What To Do When You Live in Reno
What To Do When You Live in Reno

Reno, Nevada is known by several nicknames, but “The Biggest Little City” is probably the most famous. This is attributed to the fact that while Reno is not a “big” city, it still hosts many tourists and the life of a bigger city. Reno, unlike many towns across the country, is a 24 hour town with many exciting year round events, great outdoor activities, arts and culture and just plain beautiful weather.

March 2016 Real Estate Report for Reno and Sparks
March 2016 Real Estate Report for Reno and Sparks

Northern Nevada and the Reno Sparks area real estate has seen increases from last month and last year including median sold price, number of units sold, price per square foot and new listings. These increases indicate that the housing market in Reno and Sparks is considered to more of a seller’s market. However, prices are still reasonable enough to encourage buying. “We have seen continued year-over-year price gains for the past four years, but percentage gai...

If You Like the Seclusion of the Mountains and the Forest, Then Southwest Reno is For You
If You Like the Seclusion of the Mountains and the Forest, Then Southwest Reno is For You

Located about 15 miles South of Reno, near Mt. Rose and Toiyabe National Forest is an area called Southwestern Reno which is included in MLS area 171. There are three distinct neighborhoods in this area, St. James Village, Galena Forest Estates and Montrêux. St. James Village Let’s start with St. James Village. A private, gated community, St. James sits on 1600 acres with homes having at least one acre with several at over four acres. There is a maximum of just over 500 ...

A Look at Communities in Northern Nevada for Age 55 Plus
A Look at Communities in Northern Nevada for Age 55 Plus

Are you looking for a community of like-minded adults who enjoy an active lifestyle? Then, northern Nevada has a few great options with these age 55 plus, adult living communities. 

Northwest Suburban, Bedroom Community to Reno
Northwest Suburban, Bedroom Community to Reno

North of the Truckee River and just northwest of downtown Reno is MLS area number 121 Northwest Suburban Reno. Built in 1982, McQueen High School is located in the heart of Northwest Reno when the only roads reaching the school were Seventh Street and Robb Drive which were both dirt roads at the time. Currently, Seventh Street and Robb Drive are two of the main roads in and through this Reno, NV area. 

Spanish Springs Area Neighborhoods
Spanish Springs Area Neighborhoods

If you are considering relocating to Northern Nevada and the Reno Sparks area you might consider the Spanish Springs area neighborhoods.  Spanish Springs is located north of Sparks and is included in the MLS areas 184 (West Spanish Springs) and 185 (East Spanish Springs). In some of this article, Spanish Springs will be combined as the area is very similar

Living in South Suburban Reno
Living in South Suburban Reno

South Suburban Reno is located south of Reno near the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains and is in the MLS area 165. Neighborhoods that comprise South Suburban Reno include Arrowcreek, Thomas Creek Estates, Wolf Run, Fieldcreek, Saddlehorn and Southwest Vistas. Arrowcreek is a gated community within this area. The average asking price is $788,000 with most of these Reno homes having an average of 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, 3-4 car garage and 3500 square feet.

What Are the Different Neighborhoods or Areas in Reno/Sparks
What Are the Different Neighborhoods or Areas in Reno/Sparks

When moving to a new city, you not only have the city to explore, but the outlying neighborhoods. While some of the neighborhoods in the Reno/Sparks are easily defined, some are considered to be individual communities.The first major areas are Reno and Sparks.  Reno is the main city in northern Nevada and Sparks used to be considered the bedroom city to Reno, but it has since outgrown even its walls. Reno has a population of 236,995 and neighboring Sparks has 94,708.

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Taxes, Utilities and Other Resource Links To Know When Moving To Reno and Sparks
Taxes, Utilities and Other Resource Links To Know When Moving To Reno and Sparks

When moving into a new area, there are several utilities to set in place and it is a good idea to know what to expect with property taxes for your new home. 

February 5th, 4:57 pm
Special Loan Programs Available for Home Buyers in Nevada
Special Loan Programs Available for Home Buyers in Nevada

Whether you are a first time home buyer or looking to move to a new home, Nevada has a few programs to help you get into a house. You can see the details along with approved lenders for all three of these programs at the Nevada Housing Division and Nevada Rural Housing Authority http://housing.nv.gov, but we will cover the highlights here. 

February 9th, 5:04 pm
Relocating to Northern Nevada is a Stable, Smart Choice
Relocating to Northern Nevada is a Stable, Smart Choice

The Reno/Sparks area has been rising steadily over the last few years. After a bubble in 2006, northern Nevada saw a quick decline until about 2009 then has held fairly steady until 2012. Because of this bubble, there was an overabundance of homes built, but in recent years, Reno has seen real growth with new industries creating new jobs that never existed before. 

February 9th, 4:55 pm
Reno On the Rise for First-Time Homebuyers
Reno On the Rise for First-Time Homebuyers

The Biggest Little City is getting recognition for being one of easiest locations to buy your first home. The national lender firm, The Money Source has added Reno to its list of the "top 10 cities for first-time homebuyers."

January 19th, 5:04 pm
Your Local Home Builder
Your Local Home Builder

SPONSORED At Jenuane Communities, we love to build, we love happy homeowners, and our employees share our passion, but you don’t have to take our word for it. Click here to see testimonials from a few of our current residents. Jenuane Communities builds neighborhoods. We recently sold our last homes in The Overlook, Belsera and Stone Ridge. We have two brand new communities that are quickly coming into view. The first is Croston Springs, located in the Spanish Springs

April 22nd, 4:47 pm
Home Sales & Prices Increased in 2015
Home Sales & Prices Increased in 2015

Real estate professionals say the home market is showing strong signs of stability with the number of home sales and prices increasing in the past year.

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Schools and Educational Choices for Your Child in Northern Nevada
Schools and Educational Choices for Your Child in Northern Nevada

Washoe County and northern Nevada include a variety of schools and educational opportunities for our youth.  In addition to 18 High Schools, 15 Middle Schools and 62 Elementary Schools in the Washoe County School District, there are numerous charter or magnet schools, parochial schools and private schools where your children can get their education. 

January 29th, 3:59 pm
Not All Homes and Builders Are Created Equal
Not All Homes and Builders Are Created Equal

SPONSORED Ever feel like you’re “just another face in the crowd”?  At Jenuane Communities, we see you.  We know that you are making an investment in your new home, and we know you want it to be your home; unique, like you. At Jenuane Communities, we are local builders who know our community.  Ken and Darci Hendrix, owners, were both born in northern Nevada and call it home. 

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