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Snow is falling in Northern Nevada and while everyone has skiing on the brain, we’re thinking about how to get you the most bang for your buck.

Spring is generally the most popular time of year when homes go on the market, but why get lost in the fray when you can beat the horde? Deciding to sell your home in the winter could reap you some cold, hard cash.

1. More serious buyers.

Not only are folks willing to brave the weather to look at homes, but you’ll avoid running into what we call looky-loos. Not everyone at your open house or touring your home intends to make a purchase. Some people are just thinking about moving and seeing what’s out there. Since so many homes pop up on the market in summer and fall, this is where we notice the most

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It’s no secret that the Sierras have a lot of snow covering their mountains and now is the perfect time to enjoy all the winter escapes of Lake Tahoe.

North Lake Tahoe is just a 20- to 30-minute drive from South Reno, depending on where you are. The lake is a treasure in all seasons, but there’s nothing quite like it when it’s covered in a blanket of snow. Whether you’re on the mountain, or sitting lakeside, we’ve picked five ways to exhilarate your sense at the lake.

Craft Brews & Prized Eats

 

Incline Village in North Lake Tahoe is a quaint little town home to Sierra Nevada College, the Hyatt and the local’s favorite burrito stop T’s Mesquite Rotisserie. Incline is also home to Alibi Ale Works, a local craft brewery responsible for the

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Winter greetings from our team!

We don’t know about you, but we have recovered from the holiday season and are taking the first quarter of 2019 by storm. There are many exciting updates to share with you all from a re-cap of the 2018 Luxury Market Trends to current real estate happenings in our neighborhood.

The 2018 Luxury Trends Report is out! The full document summarizes these impressive gains in the Northern Nevada Luxury Market.

What a year! President and CEO of Dickson Realty, Nancy Fennel, believes that this year will result in a similar pace to 2018. There are so many companies moving their businesses to Nevada which is creating jobs and resulting in more homes sold. 2018 saw a record number of sales over $2 million. The highest in

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A new middle school is coming to South Reno in 2020!

A project in the making since last fall, the Washoe County School District (WCSD) Board of Trustees has voted unanimously to aware the final construction contract for the new school in Arrowcreek to Clark/Sullivan Construction. This means that building could begin as early as this week!

WCSD has recently restructured their middle school model to include sixth through eighth graders in an effort to alleviate crowding for young learners. The elementary model will include kindergarten through fifth graders which would mean that sixth graders will be moving into middle schools starting next school year. Letters went out from the principals of schools to the children who will be moving up to middle

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An impressive new event amphitheater is coming to Northern Nevada that will entertain thousands.

Marnell Gaming, the parent company of the Nugget Casino Resort in Sparks, NV announced an outdoor entertainment center with nearly 9,000 seats. The project should be completed by this summer, which was further solidified by the inking of deals with the likes of Toby Keith and Lady Antebellum. The Sparks Planning Commission approved the facility by unanimous vote on January 3.

“This new amphitheater is another step in Marnell Gaming’s commitment to reinvest not only in the Nugget, but downtown Sparks,” said Anthony Marnell III, in a press release. “It will give the Nugget the ability to bring even more top name entertainment to Sparks for locals and

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The old Galena Lodge welcomes a trio of brand-new businesses, the perfect pit stops before or apres ski!

 

For 30+ years, the Alpine lodge on Mount Rose Highway was home to restaurants. You’ll find the quaint location just a few minutes beyond Montreux, in the Galena Forest area as the road rises towards Lake Tahoe. The Galena Forest Inn was built and opened in the lodge in 1983 by Reno culinary figures Gaudenz Derungs and Walter Zahnd. Julius Weiss, another Reno chef, bought the restaurant in 1988 and ran it for a decade before it was purchased by Craig Cunningham, another longtime local restauranteur. Later in 2005, Sierra Solitaire set up and wasn’t around for long. The Lodge at Galena followed and was open until 2013.

After five years of

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The top 15 most expensive Reno home sales in 2018 make quite an impressive list. Four of those 15 deals, including the Number 1 sale, had our Sullivan-Wonhof-Gore Luxury Real Estate Team at the helm.

Interestingly, many of the homes on the list were cash deals. Those buyers largely sold their out-of-state homes at a premium, putting them in a liquid position for real estate investments here in Reno. The most expensive home, a beautiful manor on Foret Circle in charming Montreux Golf & Country Club, sold for $4.9 million. This was an increase of $1.5 million from last year's top spot, as well as the highest sale ever in Montreux and the highest sales-per-square-foot since 2007. 

Seven of the most expensive homes are located in Montreux, three in

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Reno had many new restaurant openings in 2018 and the 20 included on this list added something to the foodie scene. Whether it was their famous name, a cuisine we were lacking, a fabulous product or an engaging story, you’ll find it here.

 

Ăn – Asian Kitchen & Bar

Ăn is Vietnamese for “eat” and the restaurant carries on the tradition of Asian food by occupying the architecturally distinct location that held Café de Thai for many years. Located at 7499 Longely Lane.

 

Brauhaus 701

Located in Midtown, you can get all the German-inspired food at this German beer hall. There aren’t many others like it in town and you can even score vegan tacos there too. Located at 713 S. Virginia St.

 

Café de Thai

The café was the first in

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The Nevada Chamber Music Festival will bring incredibly accomplished musicians to the Biggest Little City for one week.

Taking place from December 26 to January 1 when the rest of the world is on a break, Reno will become the chamber music capital of the world. As the 15th NCMF makes its way to tow, the following roster will blow you away:

  • Martin Chalifour (violin): 2018 Nevada Chamber Music Festival artistic director; concertmaster, Los Angeles Philharmonic
  • Rebecca Hang (violin): violinist, Felici Trio and Chamber Music Unbound
  • Ruth Lenz (violin): concertmaster, Reno Phil and Reno Chamber Orchestra; violinist, La Musica Chamber Music Festival (FL)
  • Jun-Ching Lin (violin): assistant concertmaster, Atlanta Symphony
  • Chee-Yun
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Reno is a unique city because it perfectly captures the mix of big-city attractions and a small-town vibe. A lot has changed in the last few years and there is a new vibe of re-energized ways to eat, drink and play. Here’s our suggestion for a 24-hour, fun-filled adventure.

Saturday afternoon

Kick off at the Grand Sierra Resort with their ice skating rink near the resort pool. Hit the ice with your skates, then grab some apres-skate hot chocolate and s’mores from the bar. You can head inside to warm up, or get toasty by one of the firepits. If you’d rather stay inside, they have tons of great options – bowling, laser tag, an arcade, indoor golf and more.

Saturday evening

Now it’s time for dinner! Reno’s Riverwalk is a great place for a

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