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Brighton Homes for Sale - Reno, NV

The Brighton community backs up to Washoe County Golf Course and is located near Moana Ln. and Plumas St. Also, just a few blocks to the north, you will find Virginia Lake. Enjoy the convenience of the community's location and all it's nearby amenities!

Brighton features one and two story floorplans that range from 1496-2277 square feet. Two to four bedrooms, two to two and a half baths to choose from. These homes have paver driveways and two car garages. This is also a green community.


Brighton Home Listings

For your convenience, we have created a page on our web site that shows Homes for Sale in the Brighton community in Reno, NV - brand new from the builder as well as all resale homes in this

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Villagio Homes for Sale - Reno, NV

    The Villagio is conveniently located near Caughlin Ranch Elementary and Swope Middle School.  Only 3.6 miles north, you will find Lake Stanley and just 4 short miles to Meadowood Mall. Villagio is located two miles south of S. McCarran Blvd and Lakeridge Golf Course.. Escape home to this Tuscan themed community that is surrounded by the Sierra Nevada mountain views!

The Villago community features two story generous sized homes that range from 3219 - 4459 square feet. these homes have 3-4 bedrooms, 3-4.5 bathrooms and 3 garages!


Villagio Home Listings

For your convenience, we have created a page on our web site that shows Homes for Sale in the Villagio community in Reno, NV - brand new from the builder as

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Galleria Homes for Sale - Sparks, NV

The Galleria community is conveniently located less than one mile east of Pyramid Hwy, near Sepulveda Elementary School, Sparks Crossing Shopping Center and, Costco. Go for a Sunday drive to scenic Pyramid lake, only a short 40 miles!

Galleria has thoughtfully designed single and two story floor plans. These homes range from 1800 to 2400 square feet with a choice of three to four bedrooms and 2 car garages to accommodate your families specific needs.


Galleria Home Listings

For your convenience, we have created a page on our web site that shows Homes for Sale in Galleria in Sparks, NV - brand new from the builder as well as all resale homes in this neighborhood. Please take a look for current listings.

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The Ranch at Gardnerville Homes for Sale - Gardnerville, NV

The Ranch in Gardnerville is located in the heart of Carson Valley. This great central location makes it an easy walk or bike ride to Carson Valley Middle School and Gardnerville Elementary School and just a short drive to Raley's Supermarket or Carson Valley Inn Casino. The Ranch at Gardnerville is just one mile east of Hwy 395 and Downtown Gardnerville.

The Ranch in Gardnerville features seven charming country floor plans including single and two story models that range from 1778 to 2752 square feet. Find a home the perfect size for your family with your choice of three to four bedrooms, three car garages and, we cannot forget to mention the amazing views they have of the Sierra's!


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The Plateau at Somersett Homes for Sale - Reno, NV

The Plateau at Somersett can be found off of exit 5 of I-80, just a short drive from Downtown Reno's fun filled casino's! McQueen High School and Westergard Elementary are only 1 1/2 miles away. Also close by are a variety of dining options, grocery store's and great shopping!

The Plateau at Somersett by Lennar have planned four generous floor plans with a variety of features. These three to four bedroom homes are located within the family friendly, master planned, golf community of Somersett. The new homes at the Plateau at Somersett range from 1950 to 2675 square feet of living space. Amenities galore - including basketball courts, fitness center, clubhouse, swimming pool and, a park!


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Reno Mortgage Rates Dip Again to Lows

The chart below shows the steady drop in mortgage interest rates since the beginning of 2016. This is important information for any potential home buyer in the Greater Reno-Tahoe area.


Home Mortgage Rate Update

There has been quite a bit of press and news coverage recently about mortgage interest rates heading higher over the next twelve months. You may have come across projections from Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, the Mortgage Bankers’ Association and the National Association of Realtors. Each predicted that rates would begin to rise slowly and steadily throughout 2016.

As you probably know, the declines in the stock market this year have been at historic levels to start a new year. This turmoil in

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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 AM $203,443.02
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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 to the

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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

  1. 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 there
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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

  1. Security - Clearly, those who consider relocating into a gated community have
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