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Calling all rib enthusiasts! Calling anyone who loves fried food, streets full of shopping vendors, and families looking for a fun night out! Named as one of the largest free-entry rib cook-off festivals in the country, you don’t want to miss the Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook-Off! Since 1989, this cook-off has been a favorite event for many barbecue lovers! Last year, the event was cancelled due to Covid-19, and many broke their streak of attending every year. This year, the festival is back, and will bring in competitors from all around the nation!

During the days September 1st-6th, Victorian Square will be filled with the smell of barbecue and people enjoying one of the last events of the summer. Not only are there ribs from all around the…

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The Tahoe East Shore Trail is an amazing trail that stretches 3 miles around the beautiful Lake Tahoe. It was recently opened in June 2019, and already has become a favorite walking and biking path for many! The trail is paved, 10 feet wide, and provides gorgeous views as you make your way along the path.

Beginning at the trailhead in Incline Village, the trail winds around the east shore of Lake Tahoe and ends at the popular Sand Harbor. The Tahoe East Shore Trailhead begins about a one minute’s walk from Tunnel Creek Café, perfect for a grab and go snack before your trail adventure!

This trail brings to life the dreams that many local residents have imagined: a safe path for cyclists, joggers, and walkers overlooking Lake Tahoe. It…

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A big question home sellers often have is, "How much time will it take for my home to sell?". If you have watched one of your neighbors sell their house and it took forever to sell, maybe you are worried the same thing will happen with your property. You are likely assuming that being in the same neighborhood, your house will sell in the same amount of time, and money, as their home.

There is good news: there are tangible steps you can take to help your home sell faster than your neighbors, and sell at its highest value! Below are 5 practical actions that will allow you to get your home in top condition for selling. These steps will help your house sell quickly and at its highest point of worth.

Did you know that houses have first…

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Do you need ideas for what to do this summer in Reno/Sparks and surrounding areas? We've compiled ten of the best local areas and events in Northern Nevada that you will want to check out below!


Also, feel free to explore our Reno Area Blog!


Just an hour’s drive away from Reno/Sparks is the beautiful Lake Tahoe. This gorgeous, sparkling blue lake lies amongst the Sierra Nevada Mountains, with many beaches dispersed around its shores. The clear water in Lake Tahoe creates a perfect occasion for swimming, kayaking, paddle boarding, boating, or floating! Many restaurants, beaches, and campgrounds reside on the shore all around the lake. Lake Tahoe is a perfect place for a day trip, vacation, or summer night out! Visiting Lake Tahoe…

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Christmas and holiday lights brighten up the season in Reno and Sparks.  From homes to public areas in our city you are bound to find some wonderful displays.  

One of my family’s favorite traditions is to load up in the car and take a drive to explore some colorful Christmas lights in the Reno area.  We have old family favorites, and every year we also hope to discover some "new favorites" as well!

Here Is Our Top 10 List Of Christmas Lights and Displays in Reno Sparks For 2016!

10) Sparks Community Celebrations-  Victorian Avenue is quickly becoming a Christmas destination.  This is worth a visit for the huge lighted Christmas tree and holiday décor.  Sparks has been advertising their tall white fir as the largest in Nevada at 105 feet!

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At MyRenoSparksRealEstate.com, we want to keep you informed of trends in the Reno-Sparks, NV housing and real estate markets.  If you have questions about your home value or neighborhood, please feel free to contact Montgomery Home Selling Team @ Keller Williams Realty anytime!

September 2015 Market Report For Greater Reno/Sparks 

  • “The announcement of the Federal Reserve Board to hold off an increase in interest rates will help qualified buyers - despite the trend of increasing median price,” said Dave Hansen, 2015 RSAR president.  “We see the past 13-month leveling in the median price as a positive sign for buyers who can afford to purchase a home.”
  • September unit sales at 560 are up 7% from August and up 10% compared to September 2014. …

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At MyRenoSparksRealEstate.com, we want to keep you informed of trends in the Reno-Sparks, NV housing and real estate markets.

August 2015 Market Report For Greater Reno/Sparks 

  • August unit sales at 505 are down 21.8% from July and down 12.6% compared to August 2014.
  • The median price was down less than 1% to $290,000 compared to $290,735 in July.  Median sales price was up 16% from August 2014. 
  • New listings in August are down 11.9% at 704 compared to July and up 6.0% from August 2014.   The total number of new listings reported during the peak listing season, April – August, were up 6% compared to the same five month period in 2014.
  • The Reno market remains in a seller’s market with 3.8 months’ supply of inventory.  Month’s supply of…

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As a top Realtor in Reno-Sparks, I am frequently asked about home values in Reno-Sparks, and the impact Tesla is having on our area.  The truth is, Tesla is already  having a tremendous impact on our area, and will likely continue for years to come.  Here are a few Tesla facts to consider:

  • Tesla will be hiring and relocating 6,700 workers to our area over the next 1-5 years
  • These Tesla hiring's will also create an additional 22,000 jobs in our area
  • Since Tesla was announced in 2014, home values in Reno-Sparks have already increased over 10%

What does this mean for Reno-Sparks residents and homeowners?  First off, I would say that if you are a renter, or if one of your family or friends is a renter, it is time to step into the American…

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