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Posted on 05/24/2020
Things You Should Know About Good Faith Deposits
Photo by Clker-Free-Vector-Images via Pixabay When you purchase real estate, you must put down a good faith deposit. Several factors determine how much you will need to put down, but it could be as little as $100. In order to have a valid contract, the contract must have “consideration,” or something of value exchanged for the contract. The...
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Posted on 05/17/2020
Signs to Look for in a Good Contractor
Photo by Michal Jarmoluk via Pixabay Home décor and styles change all the time. One of the main things to remember before getting ready to completely remodel is choosing the right contractor. Although there are many contractors in the area, making sure they are able to do the job correctly makes all the difference. What are some things...
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Posted on 05/17/2020
2680 Michelangelo Court, Sparks, NV 89434 now has a new price of $404,000!
Lennar home with a 6KW Tesla Solar Panel System included (there are a total of 20 panels). Granite slab on kitchen counter, extra large walk-in closet, dual sink in master bathroom, with porcelain tile in all the right areas. The home also includes stainless steel appliances with refrigerator included. Dryer is also included with the...
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Posted on 05/10/2020
Things You Need to Consider Before You List Your House
Listing a home is a key step during the property selling journey. And if you fail to plan accordingly, you risk creating a home listing that misses the mark with prospective buyers. Ultimately, there are several things you need to consider before you craft a home listing, and these include: 1. Your Home's Features As a home seller, your...
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Posted on 05/03/2020
Do You Need a Home Selling Budget?
A home selling budget may prove to be exceedingly valuable. With this budget in hand, an individual will know approximately how much money that he or she will need to complete the home selling journey. Now, let's take a look at three expenses to include in a home selling budget. 1. Home Cleaning If you want to impress buyers,...
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Posted on 04/26/2020
How to Enhance Your Entryway with a DIY Storage Bench
Photo by Thijs van der Weide from Pexels You may be surprised to learn just how much a little DIY storage bench in your entryway can save you in time and money. Storage benches offer children a place to sit while they remove snowy or muddy shoes. That's less time spent mopping your kitchen or steam-cleaning the carpets....
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Posted on 04/26/2020
Another Property Sold - 5475 Starry Skies Drive, Sun Valley, NV 89433
Almost new home in a great community!! This is a must see! Single level home with open floor plan. The space of the great room and the finishes of the kitchen are exceptional. Slab Granite counters and beautiful cabinets are finished off with a large kitchen island. Enjoy the views of the mountains and valley from the open patio. Enjoy the nearby community park and common area...
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Posted on 04/21/2020
Another Property Sold - 5155 Wall Canyon CT, Sun Valley, NV 89433
BRAND NEW carpet, sheet vinyl, tub/shower enclosures in both bathrooms and roof!!! Great Family home with 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths and a 2 car garage. Vaulted ceilings throughout and no "popcorn...
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Posted on 04/19/2020
6 Things First Time Buyers Can Do Now to Start Saving for a Home
Buying your first home is a big endeavor, both financially and personally. Homeownership means taking on new responsibilities and bills, but it also means true financial independence. If you’re hoping to buy a home in the near future, you might be wondering what you should be doing now to put yourself in the best position when it comes time...
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Posted on 04/18/2020
Another Property Sold - 1360 Eli Drive, Reno, NV 89511
Desirable Sierra Manor community in South Reno with water rights!! Step back in time to enjoy this charming home with brick construction, a tile roof and original refinished hard wood floors. 1.31 acres with surface water rights. 968 square foot garage, room enough for 4 vehicles! See extended remarks for sellers'...
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Posted on 04/18/2020
Another Property Sold - 1360 Eli Drive, Reno, NV 89511
Desirable Sierra Manor community in South Reno with water rights!! Step back in time to enjoy this charming home with brick construction, a tile roof and original refinished hard wood floors. 1.31 acres with surface water rights. 968 square foot garage, room enough for 4 vehicles! See extended remarks for sellers'...
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Posted on 04/18/2020
Another Property Sold - 101 Esmeralda, Washoe Valley, NV 89704-9709
Unique property zoned for horses in Washoe Valley which consists of main house, garages that will store up to 6 cars, in-law quarters/guest house above one of garages, and unfinished basement with over 1100 square feet. One of the garages has a mechanics pit. All 3 garages are wired for 220 volts. In-law quarters and unfinished basement are not included in square...
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