June 2008

There are 14 blog entries for June 2008.

I am always trying to make my web site the most productive, resourceful, and easy to use for anyone looking for real estate information in the Greater Reno-Tahoe area.

Additionally, I get frequent requests from web site visitors such as:

  • Are there mature trees near a specific home or neighborhood?
  • Is a specific home on the golf course?
  • How far away is a specific home from BLM or "open land"?

I have just added a new mapping feature which will allow you to get answers like this (and a lot more) at your convenience. 

Accessing the Map View

From any properties "Listing Details Page" (the one with the most detail on the property (see sample here), click the "Map Listing" link above the thumbnail photos.  Instead of a basic

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If you are a regular reader of my blog, you probably know I put out a lot more content that is based on market data, facts, trends and a lot less on the industry gossip or chatty side of things. 

I recently came across a story in the real estate industry and couldn't resist giving a little bit of coverage and support to a real estate blogger who has had the tables turned on him by a real estate marketing "intermediary".

A fellow real estate blogger, Vlad Zablotskyy, who was recently asked to provide blog content for a company called ePerks did just that.  Unfortunately, he spoke the truth about the ePerks business model and a raging online debate started with many of the commenters coming down on the side of "disagreeing" with ePerks' business

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Reno-Tahoe Housing Market Summary - June, 2008

This post will give you an overview of the key real estate markets in Greater Reno-Tahoe for June, 2008 which includes home sold statistics through May 30, 2008. Note that all of this information is sourced from the Northern Nevada Regional MLS and includes ONLY single family "stick built" homes - no condos, land, manufactured homes, or duplexes.

Reno Real Estate Market Highlights

Reno Market Summary  
Reno Homes on Market (June - 2008) 2,681
(% change from June - 2007) -2%
Reno Homes Sold (May - 2008) 210
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Foreclosure Home Buying - 101

The purpose of this blog post (a long one!) is to help anyone to rapidly gain an understanding of how to approach the process of buying a foreclosure or short sale home. The information in the post is based on my research and personal client experiences helping people purchase local (Greater Reno-Tahoe area) bank distressed real estate as part of my firm's business.

WARNING - this information is based on Nevada real estate and may not apply to other states in the US. I am not an attorney and can not give legal advice - a great deal of the processes described here are legal but described in lay terms.

Also, I strongly encourage you to not be "blinded" by the hype on the bank owned properties. It is true that there are

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ATTENTION -

As of April 15, 2009, the Northern Nevada Regional Multiple Listing Service (NNRMLS) has added fields that allow this site to offer foreclosure listings that are updated daily as well as the ability to search for (or exclude) foreclosure listings. This new (more relaxed capability) allows you to have a great deal more control over your home searching and browing experience.

You can now easily browse all Reno Foreclosure Listings or Search for Reno Homes in foreclosure from these links.

This information supersedes the January 2009 ban on posting foreclosure listings and respresents a victory for consumers!

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ATTENTION -

As of April 15, 2009, the Northern Nevada Regional Multiple Listing Service (NNRMLS) has added fields that allow this site to offer foreclosure listings that are updated daily as well as the ability to search for (or exclude) foreclosure listings. This new (more relaxed capability) allows you to have a great deal more control over your home searching and browing experience.

You can now easily browse all Sparks Foreclosure Listings or Search for Sparks Homes in foreclosure from these links.

This information supersedes the January 2009 ban on posting foreclosure listings and respresents a victory for consumers!

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ATTENTION -

As of April 15, 2009, the Northern Nevada Regional Multiple Listing Service (NNRMLS) has added fields that allow this site to offer foreclosure listings that are updated daily as well as the ability to search for (or exclude) foreclosure listings. This new (more relaxed capability) allows you to have a great deal more control over your home searching and browing experience.

You can now easily browse all Sun Valley Foreclosure Listings or Search for Sun Valley Homes in foreclosure from these links.

This information supersedes the January 2009 ban on posting foreclosure listings and respresents a victory for consumers!

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ATTENTION -

As of April 15, 2009, the Northern Nevada Regional Multiple Listing Service (NNRMLS) has added fields that allow this site to offer foreclosure listings that are updated daily as well as the ability to search for (or exclude) foreclosure listings. This new (more relaxed capability) allows you to have a great deal more control over your home searching and browing experience.

You can now easily browse all Lake Tahoe Foreclosure Listings or Search for Lake Tahoe Homes in foreclosure from these links.

This information supersedes the January 2009 ban on posting foreclosure listings and respresents a victory for consumers!

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ATTENTION -

As of April 15, 2009, the Northern Nevada Regional Multiple Listing Service (NNRMLS) has added fields that allow this site to offer foreclosure listings that are updated daily as well as the ability to search for (or exclude) foreclosure listings. This new (more relaxed capability) allows you to have a great deal more control over your home searching and browing experience.

You can now easily browse all Carson City Foreclosure Listings or Search for Carson City Homes in foreclosure from these links.

This information supersedes the January 2009 ban on posting foreclosure listings and respresents a victory for consumers!

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ATTENTION -

As of April 15, 2009, the Northern Nevada Regional Multiple Listing Service (NNRMLS) has added fields that allow this site to offer foreclosure listings that are updated daily as well as the ability to search for (or exclude) foreclosure listings. This new (more relaxed capability) allows you to have a great deal more control over your home searching and browing experience.

You can now easily browse all Minden Foreclosure Listings or Search for Minden Homes in foreclosure from these links.

This information supersedes the January 2009 ban on posting foreclosure listings and respresents a victory for consumers!

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