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"Home Means Nevada" is not only the regional anthem for Nevada, but also a fitting phrase for our real estate industry. When clients choose to relocate to the Silver State, we are thrilled to welcome them with open arms and share the bounty that our beautiful area has to offer.

That's why we are delighted to partner with local businesses for our custom "Home Means Nevada" gift basket. As a "thank you" to our new buyers and sellers, we have personally hand-selected items made in Northern Nevada's very own backyard:

Bently Heritage Juniper Grove Gin (Minden, NV)

Davidson's Organics best-selling Honey Collection Tea Chest (Sparks, NV)

Rowdy Bars "Mindful Snack for Kids" award winner Variety Pack (Sparks, NV)

Amato's Family Kitchen

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By guest blog writer Chris Galli.

Did you know that Nevada is home to more ghost towns than actual populated towns? With more than 600 ghost towns scattered through the Silver State, there are many places where you can explore the vestiges of history. Here are four ghost towns that are less than a day’s drive from Reno:

Photographer: Sydney Martinez/Travel Nevada

Ghost Towns: Berlin Ghost Town

Preserved by the state of Nevada, Berlin gives visitors a peek into what it was like to live in a turn-of-the-20th-century mining camp. A self-guided tour features signs with information about the dozen remaining buildings as well as Berlin’s history. Visitors can see a 30-stamp mill where ore was processed and an assay office where the quality of the

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Article courtesy of guest writer Chris Galli.

About 1 in 8 women in the United States will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. These are mothers, sisters, aunts, friends, spouses, significant others, co-workers.

During Breast Cancer Awareness Month, national and local organizations work together to increase awareness of the disease. Awareness is key, because when it is detected early, and is in the localized stage, the 5-year relative survival rate is 100%, according to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Early detection includes doing monthly breast self-exams, and scheduling regular clinical breast exams and mammograms. This year, Dickson Realty will help raise awareness by changing our logo to pink for the

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This week not only marked the Autumn Equinox, but also the celebration of another holiday – National Cooking Day! On September 25th, we honor and commemorate the joys of home cooking.

Need some inspiration for a delicious recipe to warm your belly? Look no further than this gem from Brooke Sullivan’s very own kitchen. Mulligatawny is a soup which originated from South Indian cuisine, and this version is a family recipe that has been passed down from four Sullivan generations.

Ready to put on your apron and get cookin’?

Ingredients:

  • ¼ cup butter or oil
  • ½ cup diced onions
  • 1 diced carrot
  • 2 stalks celery diced
  • 1 ½ TBS flour
  • 2 tsp curry powder
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • ½ cup diced tart apples
  • ½ cup boiled rice
  • ½ cup
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This month’s Partner Spotlight shines bright on Lacey Dremann, owner and principal designer of First Impression, a luxury home staging company here in Reno, Nevada. We have collaborated with her on projects in the past and have seen first-hand how a professionally-staged home can make a huge difference in both the selling price and days on the market.

Whether it’s staging a completely empty home or complementing existing furnishings, it’s all about creating an emotional connection. Buyers will ask themselves, “Could I live here?”

We had a chance to sit down with Lacey and she shared some great insight about herself, her business, and the industry in general. Read on to learn more in this enlightening interview.

Tell us a little bit about your

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Prepared to be impressed with this home’s luxury upgrades and designer finishes. The Gourmet Kitchen is a work of art with its Sub-Zero wine fridge and built-in refrigerator, Monogram 6-Burner range with grill, pot filler, copper apron sink, and inventive cabinet organization. The granite slab counters are remarkable, with their unique custom roped edging, and the matching granite slab backsplash complements the kitchen’s upscale aesthetic.

 

The interior Atrium is the heart of the home and is accessible from the Living Room, Formal Dining Room, and Great Room. The wood-burning fireplace in the Atrium makes for perfect protected outdoor entertaining.

 

There are three Ensuite Bedrooms, plus a 4th bedroom (currently used as an office) and a

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As you approach the entrance of this stunning home, you will be enchanted by the expansive paver driveway and ivy-blanketed stonework. Once inside, your gaze will be immediately drawn to the impressive floor-to-ceiling windows in the elegant Sitting Room that showcase outstanding, gasp-worthy golf views.

The functional floor plan offers the Master Bedroom, Den, and Private Guest Suite on the first floor. The Dining Room features a Wine Closet, and there are two half-baths conveniently located on opposite ends of the home. Newly-installed Brazilian Cherry hardwood floors welcome you upstairs, where you’ll find a Mezzanine, Game Room and two En-suite Bedrooms.

The Gourmet Kitchen boasts the finest upgrades, including a Viking refrigerator, double

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By Guest Blogger Chris Galli

September events in Reno/Sparks represent the height of Northern Nevada’s special events season. Almost every weekend has one of Reno and Sparks’ iconic events, such as The Great Reno Balloon Race, National Championship Air Races or the Street Vibrations Fall Rally. In addition to these large, multi-day events, there are also many smaller, single day events. Looking for other things to do to in Reno and Sparks? You can do yoga with bunnies, see a camel race, or explore the more than 30 urban murals.

September Events in Reno/Sparks: Barrels & Bites 2019

  • When: Friday, Sept. 6, 2019
  • Where: Peppermill Resort Spa Casino, 2707 S. Virginia St., Reno
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Calling all beer lovers, professional

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Want a front-row seat to Montrêux’s resort lifestyle? Look no further than this stunning custom home at 6685 De Chardin Lane in Reno, Nevada. The unobstructed views of the 1st and 2nd Fairways, plus a glorious vantage of Mt. Rose are simply spectacular.


The open-concept floor plan features the Master Bedroom and Guest Suite on the main level, with two additional en-suite bedrooms upstairs. The Bonus Room with a Wet Bar and balcony provides inspiring entertainment options. The Living Room, with its soaring ceilings, showcases an impressive 2-story custom stone fireplace.


Designed with cozy elegance, this home also includes a 700-bottle Wine Room. The Gourmet Kitchen is appointed with all upscale Thermador appliances: microwave, double ovens,

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Introducing 6355 Wetzel Court!

Enjoy a maintenance-free lifestyle within Montrêux’s desirable “Cottage” community. This charming home was built with superior construction and craftsmanship, including ARXX Insulated Concrete Walls, Brazilian Cherry hardwood floors, Travertine tile, textured walls, ornate ironwork, and dramatic wood beams. The fully-equipped Gourmet Kitchen features a wine refrigerator, Dacor range, Bosch dishwasher, granite counters and adjacent Wine Room.



This inviting cottage offers a smart, effortless floor plan with the Master Bedroom on the main floor. Upstairs, you’ll find two bedrooms and one full bathroom. One of the bedrooms is particularly spacious, and with its alcove and significant storage, there are multi-purpose

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