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Parents of middle schoolers rejoice! The opening of the new Marce Herz Middle School (MHMS) will be a huge boon for our community.

Students from the South Reno neighborhoods of ArrowCreek, Montreux, Saddlehorn, Fieldcreek, Mount Rose, Galena Forest and St. James Estates currently have to make the trek 10+ miles to Pine Middle School, which is located near Meadowood Mall off Neil Road. With the first bell at 7:20am, those students taking district transportation often have to hop on the bus as early as 6:30am. In the winter months, this means waiting for the bus before the sun even comes up.  

When MHMS opens this August 2020, it’ll be in a much better centralized location. Situated at 13455 Thomas

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Our Biggest Little City just got some big national attention. An article recently published on Business Insider named Reno as one of the best real estate markets to make a profit or invest in property over the next 10 years.

The financial and business news website interviewed real estate agents and housing experts, who narrowed down their list to a Top 15. Reno and Las Vegas were the only two cities to represent their state more than once.

Here’s the full list (which was presented in no particular order):

  •       Long Island City, New York
  •       Kapolei, Hawaii
  •       Leland, North Carolina
  •       Oakland, California
  •       Reno, Nevada
  •       Vancouver, British Columbia
  •       Austin, Texas
  •       Nashville, Tennessee
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By Guest Blog Writer, Chris Galli at Dickson Realty. 

December is the time of year when Northern Nevada begins to twinkle with all the holiday lights in Reno-Sparks. From neighborhood-wide competitions to neighbors who coordinate a gorgeous light display on their block, to individuals with a zest for decorating, many areas get into the holiday spirit. Want to see some of the best light displays? Here are a few places we’d recommend checking out to see holiday lights in Reno-Sparks.

1. Hidden Valley Parade of Lights

For 37 years, the Hidden Valley Parade of Lights has lit up this neighborhood east of McCarran Boulevard. The light displays stay up through Jan. 1, and anyone is welcome to drive the streets and see the show. A community

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Thanksgiving is a time to express gratitude, so it’s the perfect opportunity to share why we cherish our Montrêux Golf & Country Club. Conveniently located between Reno and Lake Tahoe, Montrêux is a private, 726-acre golf course community with approximately 550 luxury home sites. The centerpiece is the renowned 18-hole, Jack Nicklaus Signature Championship Course.

Here are 15 reasons why we are thankful for Montrêux:

1. World Class Golf. Montrêux’s Par 72 PGA Championship golf course features a number of drops in elevation as it meanders 7,500 yards through towering pines and flowing streams—creating a serene and spectacular golf setting. The signature hole is the Par 4 17th, featuring a 138-foot drop from the tee box to the fairway. The

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The 3rd Quarter Luxury Trends Report just dropped! We saw positive momentum in all categories, with the "Total Homes Sold" down by literally just one transaction year-over-year. To read the report in its entirety, please click here. 

"It's an exciting time to live in Northern Nevada and witness the economic growth and prosperity that is occurring."

The stats below represent all Montrêux real estate sales activity from January 1, 2019 to-date.

HOME

Home Sales: 36

Average Price: $1,992,646

Average Price-Per-Square-Foot: $428.37

Highest Home Sale: $4,750,000

Current "Pending" Homes: 12

 

LOTS

Lot Sales: 11

Average Price: $370,909

Highest Lot Sale: $550,000

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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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Article courtesy of guest blog writer Chris Galli with Dickson Realty.

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

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Article courtesy of guest blog writer Chris Galli with Dickson Realty.

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

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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.

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