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5 Common Issues Inspectors Uncover During Inspections

 

As a homeowner getting a home inspection before purchasing a home can make or break a deal. When you get the inspection report back, you will be better prepared for what you are walking into when you move in.  

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BRING SOME R&R INTO YOUR HOME

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Top 5 must-have smart kitchen products

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6 Reasons to buy in 2021


2020 was a year of unknowns for many Americans. 2021 has some answers and hopes with some unknowns. One thing that stayed strong and still continues to show great gains is real estate. For the past 8 years, there has been a steady incline in home prices. The Reno/Sparks average home price ended in Dec 2020 at $427,000. New home sales have people waiting 8+ months for building times and with new projects breaking ground and existing homes coming on the market a slowdown is not showing its face currently with no signs in the near future. 

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10 Easy Ways to Cut Energy bill in 2021

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10 Things to keep in mind when selling during the Winter and how to prepare yourself

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Gingerbread Cookies

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Winter Treats Recipe

It's time to cozy up next to the fire with a warm cup of hot coco, some delicious cookies, and a funny movie. Making and decorating cookies is one of the best holiday traditions. 

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Fire Safety and Creating a Plan

When disaster strikes is the wrong time to start thinking about what you are going to do. Having a plan in place for when disaster strikes is essential to getting your furry friends, family, and yourself out safely. 

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Fall Inspired Apple Recipes

Fall is here! Ok, maybe not the weather, but the season started September 22nd. Everything pumpkin is out, and Halloween decorations are beginning to make their way into homes. National Apple Day is October 22nd this month. Apple Hill is open and ready for visitors.

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How to Save Water and Money at home

As a homeowner, if you don't maintain good water-saving habits, more than just water is going down your drain. 

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Mills Roofing -- Reno Local Business Spotlight

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Pools in Reno

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Are homes becoming more affordable in 2020

Homes are currently more affordable than they have been in years.

It's no secret Reno housing prices have been on a steady rise for the past few years. When we hear about home prices going up, its only natural that we would believe it would cost more to purchase a home. Contrary to that popular belief, low-interest rates are making homes more affordable. 

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What You Should Know About Refinancing Your Mortgage

Refinancing your mortgage has many financial benefits when done at the right time. Here's what you should know about the process.

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What do First-Time Home Buyers Want?

Think back to when you purchased your first home. A few of you might be able to say it was less than $90,000. Homeownership is the largest financial investment someone will make in their life.   As a first-time homeowner, many buyers want to get precisely what is on their wishlist. 

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Tips for Disinfecting Your Home

In our current life, we live, it's incredibly important to focus on keeping ourselves and family healthy and safe. Although our homes should be a safe space, germs and bacteria don't care where you live. They are clingy and carried by us daily. Here are a few tips to rid your home of those pesky followers. 

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How to improve your credit


Take some time and review where you are currently at with your credit and finances, and it's important to know where you are at to you know where you are going. Once you have a clear understanding of where you are, you can create a realistic plan for your future. If you are currently in a relationship, this does require both parties to be on the same page. If one is all in and the other is not... well, you know where this will lead you. Nowhere. Accountability, when it comes to finances, is essential. Accountability is a topic all of its own, and you will want to check out this post about different accountability tools that you can apply and move in the right direction. 

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Revamp Your Porch


When it comes to our front porch, little details can go a long way. The exterior of your home is the first thing you and many others see when they arrive at your residence. 55% of homeowners use the garage as their house’s main entryway point, and for those that are left using their front door as a point of entry, it must be inviting and warm. Let's dive into some major and minor additions to transform your porch into an oasis. 

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Selling a home during Covid-19


What's changed? Here's what you need to know. 

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Ijji Noodle House and Poke Don -- Local Business Spotlight

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A killer at-home bar that is sure to impress

What you need to make a killer at-home bar


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5 Ways to Boost Your Internet Speed

As Phase-1 begins and we perfect our work-life new "normal," many companies and people are choosing to stay home and work remotely. 

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Kimmie Candy -- Business Spotlight


Kimmie Candy is a locally owned Chocolate Factory, right here in Reno, Nevada.

Owner Joe Dutra started Kimmie Candy in 2000 in Sacramento, California, with production overseas in Korea. In 2007 he made a shift to full productions in the United States and is currently in a 50,000 sqft facility to Reno, NV, where he and his staff of more than 40 employees produce candy for all 50 States and many Countries World Wide.

With many candy variations available to purchase at their storefront, one of the most unique types of candy is their chocolate covered sunflower seeds, Sunburst. They come in a variety of colors, and our favorite was the unicorn mixture.

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Forbearance is NOT Forgiveness

“You still owe the money that you were paying, it’s just that there’s a temporary pause on making your monthly payments." 

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4 signs your HVAC system needs maintenance


On a regular basis outside of the shelter in place, our HVAC system is one of the hardest working systems in our home. From the summer heat to the snowy winters, watching and listening for some common issues will save you thousands in the long run. 

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Dog Gone Amazing -- Local Spotlight

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Covid-19 and the Reno Market


This Month's Minute with Mitchell is unique and will hopefully be a surprise to you, mainly because it might not be what you see or hear in the media. 

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The Brewer's Cabinet -- Local Spotlight

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5 Spring Home Projects

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What's new Reno -- April Edition

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Vino 100 - A South Reno Wine Bar

Local business spotlight for south reno! Come meet Karen, the proud owner of Vino 100. In this video, you will hear about how Karen found her passion for wine and how she came to be the owner of this awesome local business. She is also sharing a promo code for any new customers for the month of March 2020.

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