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Mitch is the broker of CalNeva Realty which provides residential real estate services to home buyers and sellers through the Greater Reno-Tahoe region.  CalNeva Realty serves the region from two offices in Reno and Minden, NV.

There are currently 287 blog entries published by Mitch Argon / CalNeva Realty.

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Reno/Sparks Bank Auction Homes - Q4 - 2014

Monday, October 13th, 2014 at 5:07pm. 10 Views, 0 Comments.

Reno/Sparks Bank Auction Homes - Q4 - 2014

If you are a real estate investor (don't recommend purchasing at auction for the inexperienced) and want to buy homes that are coming up on auction for Washoe County, this list was provided to me by First Centenial Title.

These homes are scheduled for trustee sale.  If they are not sold to a third party buyer, they will be foreclosed on by the bank and eventually get onto the MLS for resale purposes.

Summary of Reno/Sparks Foreclosure Auction Homes

Street City Zip Lender Loan Amt Date Time Price
11595 Carlsbad Rd Reno 89508 Academy Mortgage $165,000.00 10/27/2014 11:00:00…

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Legacy New Homes - Genoa Golf Course, Genoa NV

Saturday, October 11th, 2014 at 3:02pm. 35 Views, 0 Comments.

Legacy New Homes in Genoa Golf Course - Floor Plan Review

Legacy Homes Overview

Legacy Homes has been actively building in the Reno-Somersett area for some time and has recently started building new homes to complete most of the build out at the Montana community in the Genoa Lakes Golf Course. Legacy plans to build approximately 90 homes in this community which will bring it to nearly 100% completion. There are three floorplans ranging in size from 2,645 to 3,035 square feet - each features three bedrooms and a three car garage.

Community Amenities

Montana is located within the Genoa Lakes Golf Community (Ranch Course). This community is situated on an 18 hole golf course designed by Johnny Miller and John Harbottle III. In addition…

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Buying a Reno Home with a Well - Top 3 Considerations

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 at 12:58pm. 34 Views, 0 Comments.

Buying a Reno Home with a Well - Top 3 Things to Consider

The Reno area has many rural properties which may have a private well. Like any other home feature, there are pros and cons to having your own private well instead of being reliant on a city or municipal water source. I have created a list (below) to help you gain some key knowledge and insight as to whether you may want to buy a Reno home with a well.

Top 3 Considerations

  • Cost - One key benefit of a private well is you do not have a 'city' water bill to pay each month. If you are on a meter and use a lot of water, this may be a key consideration. Your only direct cost for consuming water from a private well is the cost of electricity to run the pump. Keep in mind, however, that…
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    What is your Chichester, Gardnerville Home Worth?

    Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 at 12:21pm. 27 Views, 0 Comments.

    Chichester Home Prices, Gardnerville NV

    Are you tracking the value of your home in the Chichester subdivision of Gardnerville? The information below may help you to establish how the Chichester market has changed on a year over year comparison basis.

    This neighborhood keeps strong demand for homes that are priced to sell.  People like the consistency of the homes, newer construction, and really close to amenities - shopping, schools, parks.

    Chichester Home Value Statistics


    3Q 2013 3Q 2014 % Change
    Homes Sold 11 12 9%
    Low Price $193,000 $170,000 (12%)
    Average Price $259,500 $265,249 2%
    High…

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    Researching Reno Luxury Properties?

    Thursday, April 24th, 2014 at 10:28pm. 152 Views, 0 Comments.

    Reno Luxury Homes

    "Luxury Homes". The term alone has an elegance and grandeur that suggests a sort of opulent ease of living. What sort of luxury properties does the "biggest little city" have to offer, and what are the advantages (beyond the obvious) of living in a luxury community? Pondering these benefits and others is key to making a solid decision. Reno's luxury communities, such as Caughlin Ranch, Montreux, Arrowcreek, Monte Rosa, and Saddlehorn offer a variety of singular perks individually, but all share certain strengths in common which are hallmarks of such a property class.


  • Country Clubs - One of the grandest vestiges of luxury living is the presence of a central community country club, with its assorted amenities and…
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    Reno's Top Gated Communities

    Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014 at 3:00pm. 197 Views, 0 Comments.

    Reno's Top Gated Communities: Key Homeowner Benefits

    Your home is your safe haven, a secure and shielded respite away from the unpredictable realities of modern life. Nowhere is this more apt than in gated communities, in which regulated access allows a degree of comfort and reliable tranquillity unmatched by other neighborhoods. Reno's gated neighborhoods, in particular, offer a standard of living unmatched in today's topsy-turvy world. Some of Reno’s most popular and luxurious gated communities include:

    • Arrowcreek

    • Montreux

    • St James Village

    • Click here for a complete list of all home listings in Reno Gated Communites.

    Gated Communities - Top 5 Benefits

  • Security - Clearly, those who consider relocating into a gated…
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    Reno's Top Master Planned Communities & Homes for Sale

    Monday, April 21st, 2014 at 5:13pm. 167 Views, 0 Comments.

    Reno Master Planned Communities - Home Buying Considerations

    Thinking of settling in one of Reno's master planned communities? Consider some of these features and benefits as part of your community research and home buying process.

    What makes a master planned community different from a more commonplace suburb, and what amenities do the residents of such an area enjoy? Exploring the features of Reno's Somersett, South Meadows (Double Diamond, Damonte, and Curti Ranch communities), and Caughlin Ranch master planned communities will help you to better understand what Reno has to offer.

    • Lifestyle - One of the most satisfying and yet difficult to pinpoint qualities of a master planned community is the familiar atmosphere which…

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    Reno Age-Restricted Communities - Home Buying Tips

    Friday, April 18th, 2014 at 4:19pm. 160 Views, 0 Comments.

    Reno 55+ Communities - Home Buying Tips

    The Reno area offers a variety of 55+ communities for seniors looking to establish a secure, well-regulated homestead. Casitas De La Sierra, Miner's Village, and Del Webb Sierra Canyon are all age-restricted communities in Reno which have varying benefits and specific features. Considering the purchase or rental of a property in such an area? Then the following points will help with your decision-making process:


  • Area - The proximity of senior communities to Reno's burgeoning downtown / midtown sprawl is generally a positive. Del Webb Sierra Canyon, for example, is a mere 10 minute drive from the nearest hospital, and 15 minutes from downtown Reno and the Reno International Airport. Lake Tahoe…
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    Johnson Lane, Minden Home Prices Rise 20%

    Monday, February 3rd, 2014 at 6:32pm. 226 Views, 0 Comments.

    Market Summary

    Review all MLS listings in Johnson Lane.

    If you live in the Johnson Lane area of Minden or you are planning to buy a home in this area, you may be interested in the market summary below. The local market in 2013 saw a considerable rise in price after many years of price decreases. Not only is the median price up 20% from that of 2012 but the Sold to List % is also up from 96.3% to 97.8% which indicates a market with more buyers than sellers. Surprisingly, the number of homes sold is about equal and the days on market even rose (this may be related to short sales taking the place of bank owned homes - the short sales will generally have a much higher Days on Market). Take a look below for summary market…

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    Reno Homes on Corner Lots For Sale Listings

    Saturday, November 23rd, 2013 at 7:23pm. 250 Views, 0 Comments.

    Reno Homes for Sale on Corner Lots

    I just published a page which allows our site visitors to easily find all Reno homes on a corner lot that are listed for sale. While I was at it, I thought I'd throw out some pros and cons for deciding on buying a home on a corner lot:

    There is a fair amount of debate as to whether a home on a corner lot is more or less desirable than a home in a cul de sac or simply in a row of houses. Here are a few considerations on this topic:

  • Privacy - This is a mixed bag. While the corner lot home has one less neighbor on one side, the house is also more exposed to traffice by cars or pedestrians. You would need to look carefully at how exposed the home is and how visible the back/side yard may be to fully factor this…
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