Weekend Warrior (Nov 14-17)

JORDAN ROCK
THURSDAY-SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 14-16

PIONEER UNDERGROUND & LEX NIGHTCLUB

Bring on the laughs with Reno Tahoe Comedy Club and Jordan Rock, headliner at the Pioneer Underground and LEX Nightclub this weekend.  The younger brother of Chris Rock is best known for his three seasons on Judd Apatow’s Netflix series “Love,” and aims for “authentic entertainment.” Get a sense for his humor in the video of CHris talking about suffering through some “Horrific Dates on Tinder.”  Learn more about Jordan Rock and purchase tickets in advance at RenoTahoeComedy.com.

SNAILS: WORLD OF SLIME TOUR
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14 (8 pm)
WHITNEY PEAK HOTEL – CARGO CONCERT HALL

Oh, Dear…. Straight from Wikiipedia… “The Snails is an American rock band with touches of post-punk, ska and reggae, based in Baltimore, Maryland. It is currently composed of Sandy Snailbelow, Snailliam, Sammy Snail (also known as Snamuel or Snammy), Snailburne, Snailbraham, Snailrell and Snailpril.  As snails, they live in a Shoebox, where they like to play basketball.”  Too funny!  If you’ve been looking for a fun concert where to dance is not a choice. It will just happen.  Listen to “King Is Back” and get your tickets to see Snails at EventBrite.com or in the Whitney Peak Hotel lobby.

REEL ROCK 14
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15 (6-10 pm)
WHITNEY PEAK HOTEL – CARGO CONCERT HALL

You’ll be on the edge of your seat at REEL ROCK 14, showing Friday night at Whitney Peak’s Cargo Concert Hall.  Since 2005, REEL ROCK has grown into the premiere global platform for award-winning climbing films that weave bold action, humor, heart, and soul into larger-than-life human stories for a wide audience.  The event that takes place in over 500 locations in 40 countries brings climbing’s biggest stars and historic moments and makes you feel like you’re hanging off the very cliffs with these courageous athletes.  Purchase tickets online at EventBrite.com or in the Whitney Peak Lobby (no processing fees).

 
THE HUMANS
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15 – SUNDAY, DECEMBER 1

RENO LITTLE THEATRE

This 2016 Tony award winning “Best Play” blends drama and humor, a “dramedy,” and tells the story of the Blake family’s Thanksgiving dinner, where the heart and horrors of the fractured family are exposed. The New York Times describes it as “[A] blisteringly funny, bruisingly sad and altogether wonderful play.”  The small cast of six will perform The Humans at Reno Little Theatre this Friday-Sunday and through Thanksgiving weekend Thursdays through Sundays.  For more info and online tickets sales, please visit RenoLittleTheatre.com.

BERT KREISCHER: BODY SHOTS WORLD TOUR
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15 (9 pm)

GRAND SIERRA RESORT – GRAND THEATRE

Back in the day, comedian Bert Kreischer was named by Rolling Stone as “The Top Partier at the Number One Party School in the Country,” Florida State University.  Now THAT’s an accolade to put on your resumé!  As seen in the photo above, he is known for doing standup while unabashedly exposing his belly to his audience.  The shirtless comedian hosts the reality TV show Hurt Bert on FX, and Bert the Conqueror and Trip Flip on Travel Channel.  Check “My Body” standup by Kreischer about 8 years ago, and get your tickets to see him live in Reno at GrandSierraResort.com.

WINTER IN WONDERLAND STEAMPUNK EXPO & BALL
SATURDAY & SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 16-17

WILBUR D. MAY CENTER & RANCH HOUSE

Do you take interest in a past that never was and a future that may have been?  The genre is Steampunk, and you’re invited to Winter in Wonderland hosted by High Desert Steam, Northern Nevada’s Reno-based Steampunk group.  Explore the 2-day expo and ball filled with workshops, panels, music, dancing, authors, actors, art, vendors and more.  Check out the schedule of happenings and buy your tickets at HighDesertSteam.com.

DOWNTOWN RENO WINE WALK
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16 (2-5 pm)

RENO RIVERWALK DISTRICT – DOWNTOWN RENO

Talk the talk and walk the walk at the Downtown Reno Wine Walk!  It’s the popular monthly “wine crawl,” if you will, where participants check in at one of 9 Riverwalk Merchant locations and shop downtown businesses while sipping tasters of vino.  Wine walkers will present an ID proving they of legal age to drink (driver’s license), whip out a Jackson (20 bucks), grab a map (ticket), a wristband, a wine glass and a partridge in a pear tree, and hit the town. Visit at least 5 venues, fill out the back of the map, return to your host location, and enter that bad boy into a raffle drawing.  It’s loads of fun, so get out on this beautiful fall Saturday and enjoy!  Visit RenoRiverWalk.org for more details and a list of venues.

ATREYU & WHITECHAPEL
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16 (6-11 pm)
WHITNEY PEAK HOTEL – CARGO CONCERT HALL

Grab your earplugs and head downtown to Cargo Concert Hall for some brutal, head-banger, metal-core and death-metal music.  The volume with be turned up, way up, when Atreyu and Whitechapel take the stage with hard-hitting beats, scorching-hot guitars and insanely powerful vocals. Listen to “Becoming a Bull” by Atreyu and marvel at how the lead singer of Whitechapel even has a voice left after a single song like “The Saw Is The Law.” Holy mackerel! I’m not even joking about bringing the ear protection.  Tickets to this concert may be purchased in the lobby at Whitney Peak Hotel or online at EventBrite.com.

 
HAPPENINGS & EXHIBITS @ NEVADA MUSEUM OF ART
ALL WEEKEND

NEVADA MUSEUM OF ART

If you’re more inclined to spend the day in a quiet, relaxed environment, you might consider visiting the Nevada Museum of Art this weekend. With revolving exhibits and events, you’ll be sure to find something interesting to do.  Here is a quick look at what’s happening this weekend:
Thurs, Nov 14 (5-6 pm) & Sat/Sun (1-2) Guided Tour with a Docent
Fri, Nov 15 (6-7 pm) John Banovich on King of Beasts: A Study of the African Lion
Sat, Nov 16 (11 am-12:30 pm) Great Firearms: A Historical Perspective
Sun, Nov 17 (10 am-2 pm) Sunday Music Brunch with Tyler Stafford

 
HOLIDAY STYLING
THE SOONER THE BETTER

YOUR HOME (THAT WILL BE AMAZING THIS HOLIDAY SEASON!)

Do you want to go “all out” this holiday season, and deck your halls with something spectacular, but don’t have the time or creativity to do it yourself?  Great news… You don’t need to take on the assignment alone.  With the help of the very talented design expert, Marie Skinner, your home will shine through the holidays.  Marie, at Mint Design, offers the following services:

Event Planning
Christmas Tree Adornment
Custom Wreaths
Holiday Table Setting
Interior Styling and Staging
Exterior Decor
Book your free consultation today!  Call Marie at ‭(530) 906-8004‬ or email her now.
HANDMADE FOR THE HOLIDAYS CRAFT SHOW
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16 (10 am-4 pm) & SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17 (10 am-3 pm)

RED HAWK GOLF & RESORT EVENT CENTER – 6600 N. Wingfield Pkwy, Sparks

Need to pick up some new pretties for your own house, or gifts for your besties?  Drop by the “Handmade for the Holidays” Craft Show happening Saturday and Sunday at Red Hawk Golf & Resort.  With over 40 local crafters, artisans and businesses offering a wide assortment of handmade goodies, there’s a little something for everyone on your shopping list.  For more info, please visit the Handmade for the Holidays Facebook Page.

Typical fall slow-down happening right now, but sales are steady and the median sales price is holding steady in Reno-Sparks Real Estate.  The November 2019 Market Report is out, and posted at DeniseHallerbach.com.

Posted on November 14, 2019 at 2:47 pm
Denise Hallerbach | Posted in Weekend Warrior | Tagged , , ,

November 2019 Market Report

 

** Data in this report reflect market activity from October 2019 compared to September 2019 and October 2019 compared to October 2018.  Information is gathered from the Reno-Sparks Association of Realtors® (RSAR) for the Greater Reno-Sparks region via Northern Nevada Regional Multiple Listing Service (www.nnrmls.com).  Data accounts for single-family resale residences only, and excludes townhouses/condos and new construction.

  • October 2019 Median Sales Price for single-family re-sale properties in Reno-Sparks (excluding condominiums/townhouses) rose slightly by 1.3% from September 2019 to October 2019 ($395,000 to $399,995).  The Median Sales Price is up about 4% from this same time last year.

  • # of Units Sold single-family residences dipped from 573 to 546 (-4.7%) from September to October 2019.  However, unit sales were up about 16.7% from the same time last year.

  • Average # Days to Contract has risen sharply, both from September to October 2019 and from the same time last year.

  • The market saw a minor decrease in the Average Sold $/Sqft, dropping just 1.5% from September to October 2019, and a mini increase of 1.2% from October of last year.

CONCLUSIONS:

  • The above statistics are extremely consistent with typical market trends this time of year.
  • Though the unit sales are down from the previous month, they were significantly more sold this year compared to last year.
  • Average $/square foot sold is holding fairly steady at $223/sqft.
  • Data for inventory and property status is missing from RSAR reports this month and will be updated when available.
  • Each neighborhood/area in Northern Nevada Regional MLS has its own micro-market.  For specific information about YOUR neighborhood, contact me at 775.233.0682 or email me at     dhallerbach@intero.com.

Posted on November 14, 2019 at 4:11 am
Denise Hallerbach | Posted in Reno-Sparks Market Report | Tagged , , ,

Talk of Recession… Ok to Invest in Real Estate?

The following post was written by Julien Leclair-Dionne, Forbes Councils Member, on Oct. 25, 2019 (Forbes.com)  Julien LeClair-Dionne is a successful real estate investor, coach, broker and founder of HomeFluent, a technology-driven real estate company.

 

One of the questions I’ve been receiving the most often over the last year is, “Is now a good time to invest in real estate with all this talk of recession and housing downturn? Not to mention the market crashing and the real estate bubble busting!”

With everything happening in the world right now, from trade wars to Brexit and everything in between, it’s no wonder that investors and potential homebuyers are worried and want to avoid making a costly mistake more than ever.

What’s even more frustrating is that no one seems to agree or give a straight answer. Will there actually be a recession or not? Are we on the brink of a recession or a few years in waiting? Will it be short in duration or a long-term dilemma? Will it be a vast or a minor one? And more importantly, will it make real estate prices drop or not?

So, what should you do?

The first thing to realize is that a recession is always coming. Anyone who owns their home or invests in rental properties will weather any number of recessions over many years. For the past four years, I have been frequently hearing that the sky will fall and that the market could crash at any moment. This could have easily paralyzed me and stopped me from investing. However, it also would have stopped me and dozens of other investors from realizing the amazing gains that are entirely tangible over this period.

There are opportunities and deals to be had in every market. Successful investors who know how to work a recession never sit on the sidelines, but rather know how to recognize those opportunities.

How could this next recession impact you?

When I talk to people about their fear of a recession, what they’re most concerned about is for real estate prices to drop as significantly as they did in 2008. Canadian investors in particular are expressing concern about seeing more price drops, as was recently experienced in Vancouver.

In my opinion, that’s unlikely to happen. In 2008, real estate prices dropped significantly not as a result of the recession, but because the housing collapse is what caused the recession in the first place. Real estate performed relatively well in prior recessions.

In addition, market statistics are usually comprised of the entire country or an entire province or state. But when investing in real estate, investors are only concerned about what happens in a specific city, to a specific property type, in a specific neighborhood. In other words, when in a recession, not every property gets impacted equally. So, when investing in rental properties, a drop in property value usually does not have a big impact on rental rates.

Also consider where else you may be investing your money if you decide that investing in real estate might be too risky. Investing in the stock market is often riskier, with a much lower payoff. Keeping the money in a checking account won’t protect it against inflation. Buying low-risk mutual funds and bonds might be a good strategy for some of your portfolio, but it could make you miss out on big opportunities. Since no one knows when a recession will be coming with certainty, you must make smart decisions while considering the impact they will have. While precise market timing may be impossible, there are a few ways you can prepare.

Nine Ways To Beat The Recession

Here are nine strategies and things to remember to help investors win in the next recession:

1. Fundamentals are always important. You’ve probably heard that investors make money when buying, not when selling, the property, and that’s especially important when there’s economic uncertainty. A great deal at the top of the market cycle will protect your investment if and when a market correction happens.

2. Having goals and a long-term strategy will help you weather multiple recessions and reduce your risk significantly. Focus on the bigger picture.

3. In real estate, cash flow is king. A property that cash flows today is likely to cash flow during a recession. Even if on paper the value of your investment properties drops, if they cash flow positively, you’ll emerge from the recession a happy investor.

4. Buy quality properties in high-demand areas. I don’t believe in recession-proof properties, but good properties in great locations will do better in a potential market downturn.

5. Always analyze properties, and only buy at prices that make sense.

6. Keep healthy cash reserves and don’t over-leverage yourself.

7. Don’t panic and sell at the bottom of the market. Even if prices drop, they will recover. Economic cycles make property values go up and down, but over time, real estate historically always goes up.

8. Make a recession an opportunity. It may be possible to score a great deal on an investment property.

9. Always be ready. Opportunity can knock at any moment!

So, is it a bad time to invest in real estate?

If you buy the right property, at the right price, in the right area, I believe your investment will perform very well — even when a recession strikes. Because it will strike, but you will be expecting it. And you will be ready.


Posted on November 7, 2019 at 1:42 am
Denise Hallerbach | Posted in Real Estate News | Tagged ,

Weekend Warrior (Oct 31-Nov 3)

HAUNTOBER – FRIGHT NIGHT – GHOST WALK – INVESTIGATION
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 31 (beginning at 6 pm)
VIRGINIA CITY, NEVADA

This is it!  It’s the night of fright you’ve been anticipating.  It all comes together for one entertaining evening at Piper’s Opera House, when Cordillera International Film Festival hosts Fright Night!  This reportedly haunted venue is the perfect spooky spot to enjoy a bag of popcorn, a goblet of vino and some super creepy short films.  Looking for a more hair-raising experience?  Perhaps a ghost walk and investigation of six epic locations in Virginia City gets you excited.  Small groups of 5-8 will be led through the night until sun-up.  Visit ParanormalNV.com for more details and tickets.

SLAUGHTERHOUSE
THURSDAY-SATURDAY, OCTOBER 31-NOVEMBER 3
GREATER NEVADA FIELD

Not indented for the faint of heart or those with a full bladder, Slaughterhouse, AKA Fright Fest,mayrequire a change of clothing at the end of it all. The ghastly characters within the catacombs of Greater Nevada Field are guaranteed to induce panic and perhaps a scream or two.  For younger visitors, or those wishing not to soil themselves, Fright Fest also offers a Laughter House attraction, suitable for all ages.  Learn more about both venues at RenoFrightFest.com.

MICHAEL PALASCAK
THURSDAY-SATURDAY, OCTOBER 31-NOVEMBER 2

PIONEER UNDERGROUND & LEX NIGHTCLUB

If you want great comedy this weekend, you lucked out!  Reno is so honored to welcome the man named the 2018 Stand-up of the Year by the Late Nite Last Week podcast for his Performance on The Late Late Show with James Corden. Yes, Michael Palascak is not only a super likable guys, but he is damn funny.  Having performed on the stages of all the major late night shows, he is clean, original and very funny, particularly with his spot-on delivery.  Learn about showtimes and purchase tickets online at RenoTahoeComedy.com.

WARREN MILLER’S PRESENTS “TIMELESS”
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1 (6:30-10 pm)
RENO BALLROOM

Snow-riding lovers exuberantly gather at film showings around our beautiful planet for Warren Miller’s exciting 70th production, “Timeless.”  Indeed, Warren Miller’s recognizable voice first permeated the sound waves and narrated the first film, “Deep and Light” back in 1950.  Though the epic voice of the late Warren Miller no longer narrates these heart-pumping snow movies, his spirit lives on through every fearless athlete who graces the screen today.  Fresh cuts through pow pow, steep descents ripping gnarly chutes and jagged cliffs, exotic back country locations and the world’s finest resort destinations. Warren Miller Productions has it all!  For tickets to enjoy “Timeless” at the Reno Ballroom Friday night, visit EventBrite.com.

TERRY FATOR
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1 (8 pm)

NUGGET CASINO RESORT – NUGGET BALLROOM 

The success story of acclaimed comic Terry Fator is one worth reading. From entertaining children at birthday parties and oddball venues for 25 years, to being crowned the champ of the 2nd season of “America’s Got Talent” in 2007, to landing “one of the largest entertainment deals in Las Vegas history” at The Mirage Hotel and Casino, Fator has experienced the gamut of success.  He returns to Reno-Sparks with his 15 fuzzy friends for an evening of fun ventriloquism, impressionism, stand-up comedy and singing.  Don’t miss him at the Nugget Friday night.  Get your tickets and learn more about Terry Fator at NuggetCasinoResort.com.

MIDLAND
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2 (8 pm)

SILVER LEGACY RESORT CASINO – GRANDE EXPOSITION HALL

Midland hasn’t been around long, but the young country band is making a big impression on country music lovers across the US.  Since launching their career in 2016, the trio out of Dripping Springs, Texas gained rapid recognition and a huge fan based from chart topper “Drinkin’ Problem,” receiving three GRAMMY nominations in 2018 for that song alone. “Burn Out,” also found on the “On The Rocks” studio album, is a crowd pleaser at Midland’s live concerts.  Learn more about Midland and purchase tickets to see them live at SilverLegacyReno.com.

JIM GAFFIGAN
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2 (8 pm)

GRAND SIERRA RESORT – GRAND THEATRE

Wow!  Another “clean” comedian hits the stage in Reno this weekend!!  Jim Gaffigan is an American stand-up comedian, actor, writer, and producer who, with his loving wife, is raising 5 children.  Until 2015, they were all living in a two-bedroom apartment in NYC, which sounds like the perfect source for great comedic content.  Gaffigan’s material is often about fatherhood, observations, laziness, and food. Get to know Jim at GrandSierraResort.com and don’t miss him live on Saturday.  Click HERE for a little clip of one of his performances about camping, waking up and bacon.

JIM GAFFIGAN
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2 (8 pm)

GRAND SIERRA RESORT – GRAND THEATRE

Wow!  Another “clean” comedian hits the stage in Reno this weekend!!  Jim Gaffigan is an American stand-up comedian, actor, writer, and producer who, with his loving wife, is raising 5 children.  Until 2015, they were all living in a two-bedroom apartment in NYC, which sounds like the perfect source for great comedic content.  Gaffigan’s material is often about fatherhood, observations, laziness, and food. Get to know Jim at GrandSierraResort.com and don’t miss him live on Saturday.  Click HERE for a little clip of one of his performances about camping, waking up and bacon.

GRAMATIK-RE:COIL TOUR PT. II
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2 (7 pm)
WHITNEY PEAK HOTEL – CARGO CONCERT HALL

Hip hop, electronica, trip hop…  I’m familiar with the first, but had limited knowledge of exactly what the second and third really are.  Have a listen to “Future Crypo” to get a solid example of what Slovenian music producer Denis Jašarević, better known as Gramatik,puts into the universe. It’s a great vibe to get up and groove to.  The concert is 18+ with valid ID at the door.  Purchase admission tickets at EventBrite.com.

MIJARES
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 3 (8 am)

GRAND SIERRA RESORT – GRAND THEATRE

The magic of Latin pop star Manuel Mijares fills GSR’s Grand Theatre, one beautifully-belted ballad at a time. The international sensation from Mexico City started signing in his elementary school choir, then debuted professionally at a local festival at the age of 23.  A few years later, he joined Latin pop star Emmanuel and launched his solo career with the release of his first recorded hit song, ““No Se Murió el Amor.” The rest is history, and Mijares now has over 1 dozen solo studio albums and ten compilations.  Get swept off your feet this Sunday at the GRS by purchasing tickets at GrandSierraResort.com.

FEATURED RECIPE
HOMEMADE CRANBERRY SAUCE

It doesn’t have to be Thanksgiving to enjoy fresh Homemade Cranberry Sauce!  Lately, I’ve been making Turkey Meatloaf with thyme, rosemary and sage, and serving a dollop of cranberry sauce atop it… to die for.  Add it to your turkey panini… Mmmmm.  Try it out this weekend, and I assure that you’ll be serving it on Turkey Day this year!  Get the recipe at DeniseHallerbach.com.
$1,000 BONUS TO BUYER’S REALTOR/BROKER…
BUYERS… Let your Realtor know that he or she will earn a $1,000 bonus if we receive an acceptable offer for beautiful 1460 Manzanita Lane by November 15!  This fabulous home is nestled on a mature property, and is loaded with character.  Just a few minutes from Starbucks, Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods, Reno-Tahoe International Airport, Downtown and Midtown, you’ll find that this one is adorable, the location is prime, and the sellers are MOTIVATED!!  The lush property features a tasteful abundance of trees, shrubs, grass, gardens, flowers, a refreshing pool, and has option for geothermal energy.  Multiple patios and a BBQ zone make outdoor entertaining a joy!  To learn more and see pictures of the interior, please visit Bit.ly/1460ManzanitaRealScout.  Feel free to share with all who may be interested! 🙂
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Posted on October 31, 2019 at 1:48 pm
Denise Hallerbach | Posted in Weekend Warrior | Tagged , , ,

Fresh Homemade Cranberry Sauce

What You Need:

  • 1 c. sugar (or less if you don’t want it super sweet, start with 1/2 c. and add more from there)
  • 1 c. water
  • 1 (12-oz.) package fresh cranberries
  • 2 tsp. orange zest
  • Kosher salt

What To Do:

  • In a small saucepan over low heat, combine sugar and water until sugar dissolves.
  • Add cranberries and cook until they burst,  about 10 minutes.
  • Stir in orange zest and a pinch of salt.
  • Remove saucepan from heat and let cool completely, then transfer to a resealable container and refrigerate.

That’s it!!  Super simple and extremely delicious!

***This amazing recipe is courtesy of Delish.com.


Posted on October 31, 2019 at 6:56 am
Denise Hallerbach | Posted in Favorite Recipes | Tagged ,

Weekend Warrior (Oct 24-27)

VISIT A PUMPKIN PATCH AND/OR CORN MAZE
ALL OF OCTOBER
VARIOUS LOCATIONS

Enjoy the fresh outdoors and the splendor of fall with the littles in your life with a Visit to the Pumpkin Patch and/or Corn Maze!  The harvest is abundant and Reno-Sparks has a few great family-farm options, each with a different twist.  NewToReno.com conveniently provides a comprehensive list of pumpkin patches and corn mazes that are open to the public, so check out the website and pick the one that’s best for you and your family.

HAUNTOBER
ALL OF OCTOBER
VIRGINIA CITY, NEVADA

When it comes to spooky experiences during the entire month of October, historic Virginia City is overflowing!  Hair-raising ghost tours lead curious visitors through the most paranormal sites of this old mining town.  A stroll though the cemetery at dusk on Halloween night would be enough to induce nightmares for me, no doubt.  Not-so-spooky activities for kiddos include a day out with Thomas the Tank Engine and a V&T Railroad Pumpkin Patch Train Ride.  For a complete list of details and events happening through the remainder of the month, and specifically this weekend, hop online at VisitVirginiaCityNV.com.

SLAUGHTERHOUSE AND KINGDOM OF HORRORS
THURSDAY-SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17-19
GREATER NEVADA FIELD & KINGDOM OF HORRORS

As I’ve mentioned in the past, I caution you to not enter these horror attractions unless your bladder is empty.  Indeed, due to the intensity of the fright experienced at Slaughterhouse, AKA Fright Fest,or Kingdom of Horrors, you may require a change of clothing at the end of it all.  Looking for something a little more on the “tame” side?  For younger visitors, or those wishing not to soil themselves, Fright Fest offers a Laughter House attraction, suitable for all ages.  Learn more about both venues at RenoFrightFest.com and Facebook.com/KingdomOfHorrors.

MARK CHRISTOPHER LAWRENCE
THURSDAY-SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24-26

PIONEER UNDERGROUND & LEX NIGHTCLUB

Welcome to Reno actor, comedian, and voiceover artist Mark Christopher Lawrence!  Best known for his role as Big Mike on the NBC series Chuck, this likable entertainer has also appeared in several other films and TV sitcoms including Seinfeld, Malcolm in the MiddleCrossing Jordon, Touched by an Angel and more.  Click HERE for a fun clip of him talking about “How to Name Your Kids.”  Catch him live at LEX Nightclub or Pioneer Underground at one of his 3 performances this weekend.  Tickets are on sale at RenoTahoeComedy.com.

COMMON KINGS
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25 (7:30 pm)

WHITNEY PEAK – CARGO CONCERT HALL

Take in an evening of easy-listening reggae music with Common Kings at Cargo Concert Hall Friday night!  The four-man band from Orange County has been busy since 2013 producing five studio albums.  Common Kings’ 2017 EP Album, Lost in Paradise, received a GRAMMY nomination for “Best Reggae Album” category and topped the Billboard Reggae Albums chart. They followed up in 2018 with the album One Day reaching number 2 on the chart.  Don’t miss your chance to see Common Kings live in Reno!  Click HERE for their video of “Wade in Your Water,” and purchase tickets to see them live at EventBrite.com.

LOS TEMERARIOS
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25 (9 pm)

GRAND SIERRA RESORT – GRAND THEATRE

Los Temerarios have made a name for themselves over the better part of four decades, cranking out 35 studio albums, and winning the Latin GRAMMY Award for “Best Grupero Album” at the very first Latin GRAMMY Awards in 2000.  Led by brothers Adolfo Angel and Gustavo Angel, the band hails from Fresnillo, Mexico and has produced fan-favorites like “Todo Me Recuerda A Ti,” “Derrotado y Sin Cariño” and “Quise Olvidarme de Ti.”  For tickets to see Los Temerarios live, visit GrandSierraResort.com.

ADULT HALLOWEEN SOIRÉES
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26

LOCATIONS VARY

If you’re new to Reno, you will learn very quickly, that this town likes to get dressed up!  Pleasurable pub crawls, fancy fundraisers, private parties, and of course, Adult Halloween Soirées top the list of reasons to dive into your costume collection, bust out one’s alter-ego and hit the town.  Check out the list of costume-donning opportunities this weekend:

RENO ZOMBIE CRAWL & MASS THRILLER DANCE UNDER THE ARCH
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26 (8 pm – 4 pm)
DOWNTOWN RENO

Join the walking dead by becoming one of them this Saturday night at Reno Zombie Crawl.  Named by USA Today as one of the “Top 10 Costumed Halloween Parties” in nation, this mass corpse gathering is a people-watching frenzy that leads you on a tour of 38 participating bars with free cover charge when you present your crawl cup. Post-mortum crawlers enjoy drink specials with no last call and room discounts at local hotels.  For more details about the creepy crawl and the enormous group Thriller Dance Under the Arch, visit CrawlReno.com.

2019 NEVADA HERITAGE CELEBRATION & PARADE
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26 (7 am-4 pm)
CARSON CITY, NEVADA

It’s that time of year!  We turn our attention to our Capitol, Carson City, where for the last 81 years, our community has faithfully celebrated its admission into statehood on October 31, 1864.  Yes, Nevada has officially been a state for 155 years now, and this Saturday, we salute our past and look ahead to our future.  Nevada’s Heritage Celebration begins with a pancake breakfast, and continues with a hot air balloon launch, a fun run/walk, the traditional Nevada Day Parade and Beard Contest, and tours of the Governor’s Mansion.  Learn more about the history and offerings of this great annual event at NevadaDay.com.

TENACIOUS D
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26 (8 pm)
GRAND SIERRA RESORT – GRAND THEATRE

When your mission is to “rebel against the serious singer-songwriter mentality” your musical style will naturally be anything but ordinary… an pretty darn funny too.  Indeed, Kyle Gass and Jack Black formed Tenacious D 15 years ago, and have been producing side-splitting comedy rock music ever since.  The hilarious duo’s songs evoke heavy metal clichés of bands like Iron Maiden and Judas Priest and poke fun at mainstream music in general.  Check out this video of “Wonderboy,” a superb example of Tenacious D’s work and talent.  Learn more about the band and get your tickets to see them live at GrandSierraResort.com.

DIRTY WOOKIE 10k RUN
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 27 (9 am)

BEGINS @ STEVENSON ST & ENDS @ BREWER’S CABINET PRODUCTION FACILITY

Sport your epic Wookie or Star Wars-themed attire and join the force of many in the fun annual point-to-point Dirty Wookie 10k Run that starts in Downtown Reno and finishes with a delicious coldie at Brewer’s Cabinet Production Facility (8565 White Fir St, Reno).  Shuttles are available, if needed, from the end point to the starting point.  Visit DesertSkyAdventures.com for registration and event details.  “May the course be with you!”

FEATURED RESTAURANT
ARARIO KOREAN FUSION

Attention all Reno Food Lovers!  This amazing little restaurant is a repeat feature because I love it that much!  There isn’t a single item on the menu I’ve tried at Arario Korean Fusion that I wouldn’t indulge in again.  If you’ve never been… I would highly recommend ordering the Bulgogi Bowl comprised of spicy pork bulgogi, organic power blend greens, mushroom, pepper jack, Sriracha aioli and teriyaki sauce over rice.  It is to die for!  Explore the rest of Arario’s menu at ArarioMidtown.com and make your way there soon!
BLOG POST 
3 REASONS THIS IS NOT the 2008 REAL ESTATE MARKET
Are you among the many who hear and share the wild rumors that we are headed for another recession AND another housing crisis?  Visit my latest Blog Post that delves into this top, addressing three suppositions being promoted lately, and why they don’t hold up.  Visit DeniseHallerbach.com for my thoughts on this topic.
MOTIVATED SELLERS HAVE DROPPED PRICE TO $729,000!
In Southwest Reno, one of Reno’s most desirable neighborhoods, 1460 Manzanita Lane is nestled on a mature property and loaded with character.  Just a few minutes from Starbucks, Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods, Reno-Tahoe International Airport, Downtown and Midtown, you’ll find that this home is adorable, the location is prime, and the sellers are MOTIVATED!!  The lush property features a tasteful abundance of trees, shrubs, grass, gardens, flowers, a refreshing pool, and has option for geothermal energy.  Multiple patios and a BBQ zone make outdoor entertaining a joy!  To learn more and see pictures of the interior, please visit Bit.ly/1460ManzanitaRealScout.  Feel free to share with all who may be interested! 🙂
ONE CONVENIENT LOCATION!  If you like the idea of being in a super location close to Summit Shopping, Raley’s, the library, park, skiing, hiking and views of Mt. Rose, then 30 Tanea Court, Reno could very well be the home for you!  The 2,698 square foot, 4 bedroom/3 bathroom home sits on 1/3 acre and enjoys views of Mount Rose and the Virginia Range.  Now offered for $548,500.  Call me for an appointment today…  Visit Bit.ly/30TaneaRealScout for more pics and details.
BACKUP OFFERS WELCOMED!!
THE SALE IS CONTINGENT ON THE SALE OF ANOTHER PROPERTY!  So if you’re interested in this peaceful, elegant and simply amazing mountain retreat, contact me for an appointment to tour it now. The custom 4,137 square feet home is available under $1 Million, 2001 Saddleback is built to impress, and elicits a castle-like feel upon entry, with high ceilings, exposed beams & sizable windows throughout to allow ample light & expansive views in all directions. The rock-lined floor-to-ceiling wood-burning fireplace is the grand focal point. Large gourmet kitchen with solid hickory cabinets is open to living and dining areas, allowing for exceptional entertaining. Try building a home of this stature for under $1 M… or $1.5 M!  Offered for $822,000!  Visit our Virtual Tour (Matt Waclo Photography) and Bit.ly/SaddlebackRealScout for more information.  Email me at dhallerbach@intero.com or call 775-233-0682 for an appointment!

Posted on October 23, 2019 at 8:29 pm
Denise Hallerbach | Posted in Weekend Warrior | Tagged , , , ,

3 Reasons This is NOT the 2008 Real Estate Market

No one knows for sure when the next recession will occur. What is known, however, is that the “talked about” upcoming economic slowdown will not be caused by a housing market crash, as was the case in 2008. There are those who disagree and are comparing today’s real estate market to the market in 2005-2006, which preceded the crash. In many ways, however, the market is very different now. Here are three suppositions promoted by some, and why they don’t hold up.

SUPPOSITION #1 : A critical warning sign last time was the surging gap between the growth in home prices and household income. Today, home values have also outpaced wage gains. As in 2006, a lack of affordability will kill the market.

COUNTERPOINT #1:  The “gap” between wages and home price growth has existed since 2012. If that is a sign of a recession, why didn’t we have one sometime in the last seven years? Also, a buyer’s purchasing power is MUCH GREATER today than it was thirteen years ago. The equation to determine affordability has three elements:  home prices, wages, AND MORTGAGE INTEREST RATES. Today, the mortgage rate is about 3.5% versus 6.41% in 2006.

SUPPOSITION #2:  In 2018, as in 2005, housing-price growth began slowing, with significant price drops occurring in some major markets. Look at Manhattan where home prices are in a “near free-fall.”

COUNTERPOINT #2:  The only major market showing true depreciation is Seattle, and it looks like home values in that city are about to reverse and start appreciating again. CoreLogic is projecting home price appreciation to reaccelerate across the country over the next twelve months.

Regarding Manhattan, home prices are dropping because the city’s new “mansion tax” is sapping demand. Additionally, the new federal tax code that went into effect last year continues to impact the market, capping deductions for state and local taxes, known as SALT, at $10,000. That had the effect of making it more expensive to own homes in states like New York.

SUPPOSITION #3:  Prices will crash because that is what happened during the last recession.

COUNTERPOINT #3:  It is true that home values sank by almost 20% during the 2008 recession. However, it is also true that in the 4 previous recessions, home values depreciated only once (by less than 2%). In the other three, residential real estate values increased by 3.5%, 6.1%, and 6.6%.

Price is determined by supply and demand. In 2008, there was an overabundance of housing inventory (a 9-month supply). Today, the national housing inventory is less than half of that (a 4-month supply).

THE BOTTOM LINE:  We need to realize that today’s real estate market is nothing like the 2008 market. Therefore, when a recession does eventually occur, it will very likely NOT resemble the last one.


Posted on October 23, 2019 at 5:58 am
Denise Hallerbach | Posted in Real Estate News | Tagged , , ,

Weekend Warrior (Oct 17-20)

HAUNTOBER
ALL OF OCTOBER
VIRGINIA CITY, NEVADA

When it comes to creepy experiences during the entire month of October, historic Virginia City has you covered!  Hair-raising ghost tours lead curious visitors through the most paranormal sites of this old mining town.  A stroll though the cemetery at dusk on Halloween night would be enough to induce nightmares for me, no doubt.  Not-so-spooky activities for kiddos include a day out with Thomas the Tank Engine and a V&T Railroad Pumpkin Patch Train Ride.  For a complete list of details and events happening through the remainder of the month, hop online at VisitVirginiaCityNV.com.

ERICA RHODES
THURSDAY-SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17-19
PIONEER UNDERGROUND & LEX NIGHTCLUB

I swear, the comedians rolling into town just keep getting funnier and funnier.  I hadn’t recalled hearing of Erica Rhodes until re-discovering her in a comedy video that opens with “It Is What It Is.”  I then recognized her voice and I realized then that she has been a major contributor to PBS’s A Prairie Home Companion since the tender age of 10.  She is flipping hilarious!  I found myself sitting alone, watching her and laughing out loud.  Don’t miss her rare visit to Reno this weekend.  Go to RenoTahoeComedy.com for more info and ticket sales.

3rd THURSDAY
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17 (4-9 pm)

VICTORIAN SQUARE, DOWNTOWN SPARKS, NEVADA

Though our afternoon and evening temps are starting to dip a little, 3rd Thursday continues on, and will take place every month, year-round.  The community event features local artists, live music performances, dancing, delicious food, kids’ activities, vendors, and pop-up retail shops. Free parking is available at the Nugget Casino Resort, in the movie theater parking garage and in surrounding parking lots.  For more info, please visit 39NorthDowntown.com.

HARVEY
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17-SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20

RENO LITTLE THEATRE

In 1944, American playwright Mary Chase conceived the genius comedy, Harvey.  This is the last weekend Reno Little Theatre tells her story of Elwood P. Dowd, a friendly man with a very strange best friend, a six-foot, three-and-one-half-inch invisible rabbit named Harvey. Elwood’s sister tries to have him committed, but Elwood and Harvey have other plans.  Don’t miss this Midtown production that runs only through October 20.  Visit RenoLittleTheater.org for more info.

TYLER, THE CREATOR
THUSRDAY, OCTOBER 17 ( 7 pm)

RENO EVENT CENTER

I was curious as to why Tyler Okonma, better known as Tyler, The Creator, calls himself “The Creator.”  When reading up on all that he does, I realized that he truly creates his own destiny.  He is a 28 year old rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, music video director, fashion designer and graphic designer.  He has appeared in over two dozen TV shows, directed over three dozen music videos, and has won two MTV Video Music Awards during his decade-long career.  Here’s one of Tyler, The Creator’s most recent videos, “Earfquake.”  I dare you to try not to laugh when you watch it!  (Insert laughing-so-hard-I’m-crying Emoji.)  If you want to see him live in Reno, get your tickets at TicketMaster.com.

ULTRA4 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP 
FRIDAY & SATURDAY, OCTOBER 18 & 19
WILD WEST MOTORSPORTS PARK

The “King of The Hammers in a Short Course,” AKA the Ultra4 National Championships returns to Wild Wild Motorsports Park for the 4th straight year, with all of the heart-pumping excitement you would expect from the season finale of 4-Wheel Parts Nitto Racing.  Over 100 teams are expected to compete for all the marbles on some of the toughest terrain and challenging courses in the country.  It’s perfect for the whole family, with views of the entire course offered from the comfort of the grand stands!  Learn more about the upcoming schedule and camping at the grounds at Ultra4Racing.com.

J BALVIN
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18 (8 pm)
GRAND SIERRA RESORT

Reggaeton, a unique style of music that combines hip hop, Latin and Caribbean music, is rapped/sung primarily in Spanish. Colombian native J Balvin has perfected the artistry of the Reggeaton genre.  Though this international sensation has collaborated with many English-speaking artists like Pharrell Williams, Major Lazer, Sean Paul. and Cardi B, Balvin continues to sing almost exclusively in Spanish, and hopes to expand Spanish-language music to a global audience.  Get a sense for J Balvin’s style in “China,” “X,” and “Con Altura” and buy your tickets to see him live at GrandSierraResort.com.

TEO GONZALEZ
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18 (8:30 pm)
PIONEER CENTER for the PERFORMING ARTS

Teo Gonzalez, icon of Mexican comedy, also known in the industry as “the horsetail comedian” headlines at Pioneer Center Friday night!  Back in the day, Gonzalez played goalkeeper for First Mexican Division’s Club Leon, and had a knack for making his teammates laugh… a lot!  His talent for sharing his humor with his team ultimately led him to his successful comedic career.. Teo is recognized, among many things, for its spectacular imitations, goofy jokes and the odd imitation of an old Volkswagen’s horn.  Catch him live for one performance only, and purchase tickets a PioneerCenter.com.

GRAND SIERRA BEER & CHILI FESTIVAL
SATURDAY & SUNDAY, OCTOBER 19 & 20

GRAND SIERRA RESORT

What happens when you combine the spices and hot goodness of chili with the refreshing rush of an ice cold beer? The Grand Sierra Beer & Chili Festival!  You’ll slurp your way through savory samples of delicious chili and other menu specialties from local restaurants, and taste from over a dozen local, regional and craft beer favs.  The event offers shopping opportunities for hot deals from over 75 vendors, and live music from critically acclaimed blues maverick Shane Dwight and the new wave LA band The Spazmatics headlining at the event.  For more info and pre-event ticket sales, please visit GRSBeerAndChili.com.

JERRY SEINFELD
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19 (7 pm)

RENO EVENTS CENTER

In 2005, Comedy Central named Jerry Seinfeld the “12th Greatest Stand-up Comedian of All Time.”  His fruitful standup career in began at the age of 22 when he tried out at open mic night in NYC’s Catch A Rising Star. That stint led to an appearance in a Rodney Dangerfield HBO Special, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, and Late Night with David Letterman through the 80’s, just to name a few.  He then co-wrote and starred in one of the most acclaimed and popular sitcoms of all time, Seinfeld.  The rest is history.  This Saturday, he performs in Reno!  Get tickets to see him at SilverLegacyReno.com.

BENISE – FUEGO!
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19 (8 pm)

PIONEER CENTER for the PERFORMING ARTS

It’s one hot night a The Pioneer Center as Reno welcomes Benise, “The Prince of Spanish Guitar,” and his EMMY Award winning production to town.  Armed with his Spanish guitar, Benise will take the audience on an unprecedented and epic adventure through Spanish Flamenco, Cuban Salsa, Brazilian Samba, Parisian Waltz, exotic drumming, and more!  His sensational and dynamic performance will allow you to escape your troubles and be completely entertained for two hours.  Watch the promo video HERE, learn more and purchase tickets at PioneerCenter.com.

BUSH & LIVE: THE ALTIMATE TOUR
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19

GRAND SIERRA RESORT

It’s all about alternative rock and the post-grunge era with these two bands heading to Reno Saturday night.  Bush and Live have joined forces all summer, celebrating the 25th anniversary of their respective landmark albums of 1994, Sixteen Stone and Throwing Copper.  With popular hits like Bush’s “Glycerine” and “Machinhead,” and Live fan-favorites like “Lightening Crashes” and “All Over You.” It’s a “two-fer” when you attend this concert, so get your tickets soon at GrandSierraResort.com.

PUMPKIN PALOOZA
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20 (11 am-5 pm)

VICTORIAN SQUARE

Pumpkin Palooza takes over Victorian Square this Sunday!  Featured in Food Network Magazine as one of the “Top Fall Events in the Country,” the popular community gathering brings together more than 20,000 pumpkin-lovers of all ages for loads of fun!  The magic-filled days is packed with activities including Nevada’s only pumpkin derby, a midway, pumpkin beauty salon, a family costume parade, haunted storytelling, live music, 70+ vendors + food trucks, pie-eating, mummy-wrapping, seed-spitting and more!  Visit PumpkinPalooza.org for all the awesome details!

YOU COULD DIVE INTO THIS NEXT SUMMER!!
OPEN HOUSE SATURDAY, OCT. 19 (11 AM-2:30 PM)
In Southwest Reno, one of Reno’s most desirable neighborhoods, 1460 Manzanita Lane is nestled on a mature property and loaded with character.  Just a few minutes from Starbucks, Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods, Reno-Tahoe International Airport, Downtown and Midtown, you’ll find that this home is adorable, the location is prime, and the sellers are MOTIVATED!!  The lush property features a tasteful abundance of trees, shrubs, grass, gardens, flowers, a refreshing pool, and has option for geothermal energy.  Multiple patios and a BBQ zone make outdoor entertaining a joy!  To learn more and see pictures of the interior, please visit 1460 Manzanita Property Information.  Feel free to share with all who may be interested! 🙂
Quick Facts:
2,885 square feet, split level
3 beds/2.5 baths/2 garages
1/3 acre
Built in 1976
Zoned for Caughlin Ranch, Swope & Reno HS
Offered for $734,000
SERENITY AT IT’S BEST…
Peaceful and Elegant Mountain Retreat… Custom 4,137 square feet Virginia City Highlands home under $1 Million! Designed to impress, 2001 Saddleback elicits a castle-like feel upon entry, with high ceilings, exposed beams & sizable windows throughout to allow ample light & expansive views in all directions. The rock-lined floor-to-ceiling wood-burning fireplace is the grand focal point. Large gourmet kitchen with solid hickory cabinets is open to living and dining areas, allowing for exceptional entertaining. Try building a home of this stature for under $1 M… or $1.5 M!  Visit our Virtual Tour (Matt Waclo Photography) and Bit.ly.SaddlebackRealScout for more information.
Quick Facts:
2 stories
3 beds/3.5 baths/6-car garage
Built in 2007
1.06 acres
Wrought iron fence installed around 1/2 acre backyard
Elaborate water filtration system
Offered for $822,000
ROOMS WITH A VIEW!
If you like the idea of being in a super location close to Summit Shopping, Raley’s, the library, park, skiing, hiking and views of Mt. Rose, then 30 Tanea Court, Reno is a must-see!  Call me for an appointment today…  Visit Bit.ly/30TaneaRealScout for more pics and details.
Quick Facts:
2,698 square feet
4 beds/3 baths/2 garages
1/3 acre
Built in 2001
Zoned for Lenz, Pine & Galena HS
Offered for $548,500

Posted on October 18, 2019 at 5:30 am
Denise Hallerbach | Posted in Weekend Warrior | Tagged , , , ,

Weekend Warrior (Oct 10-13)

HAUNTOBER
ALL OF OCTOBER
VIRGINIA CITY, NEVADA

Ghostly experiences await your visit at our beloved old mining and saloon town.  Historic Virginia City’s Hauntober offers spooky outings like ghost tours and a walk at dusk in the cemetery Halloween night.  Not-so-spooky activities for kiddos include a day out with Thomas the Tank Engine and a V&T Railroad Pumpkin Patch Train Ride.  For a complete list of details and events happening throughout the month, hop online at VisitVirginiaCity.com.

STEVE SIMEONE
THURSDAY-SATURDAY, OCTOBER 10-12
PIONEER UNDERGROUND & LEX NIGHTCLUB

Once in a while, a comedian comes along who truly captures my attention.  Steve Simeone did just that in his standup bit about “Brother Wars.”  Though let me warn you, that even though Simeone’s comedy is 100% clean, the “This Is Not Happening” intro video in the Brother Wars clip is NOT.  So fast forward through that part if you just want good, solid, compelling, storytelling comedy.  Choose from 4 shows happening Thurs-Sat, and see him live at Pioneer Underground or LEX Nightclub.  Visit RenoTahoeComedy.com for more info and ticket sales.

HARVEY
THURSDAYS – SUNDAY, THROUGH OCTOBER 20 (Times vary by day)

RENO LITTLE THEATRE

In 1944, American playwright Mary Chase conceived the genius comedy, Harvey.  This Pulitzer Prize-winning play tells the story of Elwood P. Dowd, a friendly man with a very strange best friend, a six-foot, three-and-one-half-inch invisible rabbit named Harvey. Elwood’s sister tries to have him committed, but Elwood and Harvey have other plans.  Don’t miss this Midtown production that opened last weekend and runs through October 20.  Visit RenoLittleTheater.org for more info.

LAKE TAHOE MARATHON+
FRIDAY-SUNDAY, OCTOBER 11-13

LAKE TAHOE, CALIFORNIA AND NEVADA

Put on your fastest running shoes and take part in one of the post beautiful spots on the planet.  The Lake Tahoe Marathon+ takes place over 3 days, and offers a variety of lengths and levels for all who love to get their blood pumping. Choose from the 5K, 10k, 16.4-miler or the 72-mile Ultra race.  4-person relay marathons and ultras offer two more options, as well as numerous 1/2 marathons sprinkled around Lake Tahoe. Learn more at LakeTahoeMarathon.com.

ENGELBERT HUMPERDINCK
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11 ( 8 pm)
SILVER LEGACY – GRAND EXPOSITION HALL

Try saying this guy’s name quickly three times… or after a couple glasses of wine!  83 years old, and still going strong after 63 years of entertaining, British pop star Engelbert Humperdinck headlines at The Eldorado Great Italian Festival Friday night in the Grande Exposition Hall.  His unforgettable voice can be heard in fan-favorites “Release Me,” “Spanish Eyes” and “Am I That Easy to Forget.” Visit SilverLegacyReno.com to learn more about Humperdinck and purchase tickets to his show.

WILLIE NELSON & FAMILY
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11 (8 pm) 
NUGGET EVENT CENTER

What are they putting in Engelbert Humperdinck and Willie Nelson’s water?  86-year-old American country music legend and 8-time GRAMMY winner Willie Nelson alsomakes his way back to Reno-Sparks for a memorable concert experience.  The Nugget Event Center doors open at 6 pm with opening act Noah Guthrie, up-and-coming singer/songwriter who found fame as Roderick Meeks on the hit show Glee, starting at 7 pm.  Discover more about both performers at NuggetCasinoResort.com.

GODSMACK
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11 (9 pm)
GRAND SIERRA RESORT

Fuse the sounds of Alice in Chains and Metallic and what do you get?  Godsmack!  The Boston-based hard rock band that rose to prominence during the late 90’s post-grunge/nu-metal wave, treats Reno to a show filled with the “mystical imagery and percussive tribal rhythms” of their early days, and the more classic rock and heavy metal touches of their most recent years. Learn more about Godsmack and purchase your tickets to see them live at GrandSierraResort.com.

THE ELDORADO GREAT ITALIAN FESTIVAL
SATURDAY & SUNDAY, OCTOBER 12 & 13
THE ROW (VIRGINIA STREET, DOWNTOWN RENO)

“Mangia Mangia!!” … Translation: “Eat! “Eat!”  That’s what my Italian neighbors would exuberantly say every time we kids stepped into their home.  With the door always “open” to us, the aroma of minestrone soup, ravioli’s from DaVinci’s deli, and a spread of salami, mortadella and fresh, crusty bread from Genova’s bakery welcomed us.  This weekend, enjoy the sights, sounds, and flavors of Italy right here in Reno at The Eldorado Great Italian Festival.  Family recipes, street vendors, live music…. It’s all part of the fun!  Visit EldoradoReno.com for all the details of this awesome event that is a beautiful 38-year community tradition.

PASQUALE ESPOSITO
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12 (8 pm) 

NUGGET EVENT CENTER

Italy-native Pasquale Esposito now resides in San Jose and Naples, but spreads the spirit of Italy around the world through his gorgeous tenor voice.  Esposito made the move to America about 20 years ago, and begin a successful music career that produced eight studio albums.  Get a feel for what to expect this Saturday night at the Nugget Event Center in “Musica Tu.”  It will take you straight to Naples!  Learn more about Pasquale Esposito and purchase tickets to his concert at NuggetCasinoResort.com.

RENO ZOMBIE PROM
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12 (8 pm-2 pm)

CARGO CONCERT HALL – WHITNEY PEAK HOTEL

Get all dolled up and join the walking dead this Saturday night at Reno Zombie Prom.  It’ll be “a killer good time” dancing amongst corpses to the music of Decoy, commemorating the event with prom photos, winning prizes in the costume contests, and enjoying a kick ass drink special… $10 drink-until-the-kegs-run dry Lagunitas beer.  After a night of drinking like that, you just may wish you were dead the next morning.  Zombie makeover packages are available if you need help in the fabrication department!  Drink responsibly, and DON’T get behind the wheel if you do!  Visit RenoZombieProm for all the gory details.


COMING TO RENO THIS WEEK…

VIVAMOMIX
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 15 (7:30 pm)

PIONEER CENTER for the PERFORMING ARTS

Who says Artown needs to happen only in July!  Reno is so fortunate to have MOMIX live at the Pioneer Center this Tuesday night.  Known internationally for presenting works of astounding inventiveness and physical beauty, MOMIX is a dance company from Connecticut that blends illusion, beauty, magic and fun into every performance.  A sight to behold, the group takes you into a “surreal fantasy world”, allowing you to dip your toes into the “stream of unconsciousness” with multi-layered performances that are fascinating and engaging for all ages.  Purchase your tickets to VIVAMOMIX at PioneerCenter.com.


LOOKING AHEAD!!
TICKETS NOW ON SALE…

A.V.A. BALLET THEATRE Presents THE NUTCRACKER
FRIDAY, DEC. 13 (8 pm), SAT, DEC 14 (2 & 8 pm) & SUN, DEC 15 (2 & 8 pm)

PIONEER CENTER for the PERFORMING ARTS

Grab your tickets now, because the great seats are going quickly!  Reno’s premiere Nutcracker production by A.V.A. Ballet Theatre will be here before you know it!  Companied by the Reno Philharmonic Orchestra, our talented local dancers are joined by visiting principal dancers to bring the magic of this beloved holiday tradition to life on the Pioneer Center stage.  AND…. I’m so happy to share that my daughter, Katarina, will be performing as the Mechanical Doll this year!  Go, Katarina!!  For ticket sales to one of the five performances offered, please visit PioneerCenter.com.


FEATURED RECIPE
CORNISH GAME HENS

Lately, I’ve been all about preparing delicious meals that are quick and healthy.  With the help of my super awesome Bella Pro Series Air Fryer, I can whip up a couple of crispy Cornish Game Hens in no time!  Though this same recipe can be made in a conventional oven for a longer period of time, the air fryer makes my Cornish Game Hens with Mushroom Gravy easy-peasy and quick!  Learn how to make them at DeniseHallerbach.com and enjoy!
INTERO’S NEWEST LISTING!
“Executive Mountain Retreat” custom 4,137 square feet Virginia City Highlands home under $1 Million! Designed to impress, 2001 Saddleback elicits a castle-like feel upon entry, with high ceilings, exposed beams & sizable windows throughout to allow ample light & expansive views in all directions. The rock-lined floor-to-ceiling wood-burning fireplace is the grand focal point. Large gourmet kitchen with solid hickory cabinets is open to living and dining areas, allowing for exceptional entertaining. Try building a home of this stature for under $1 M… or $1.5 M!  Visit our Virtual Tour (Matt Waclo Photography) and Bit.ly.SaddlebackRealScout for more information.
Quick Facts:
2 stories
3 beds/3.5 baths/6-car garage
Built in 2007
1.06 acres
Wrought iron fence installed around 1/2 acre backyard
Elaborate water filtration system
Offered for $822,000
PRIME LOCATION, CLOSE TO NEARLY EVERYTHING!
In Southwest Reno, one of Reno’s most desirable neighborhoods, 1460 Manzanita Lane is nestled on a mature property and loaded with character.  Just a few minutes from Starbucks, Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods, Reno-Tahoe International Airport, Downtown and Midtown, you’ll find that this home is adorable and the location is PRIME!!  The lush property features a tasteful abundance of trees, shrubs, grass, gardens, flowers, a refreshing pool, and has option for geothermal energy.  Multiple patios and a BBQ zone make outdoor entertaining a joy!  To learn more and see pictures of the interior, please visit 1460 Manzanita Property Information.  Feel free to share with all who may be interested! 🙂
Quick Facts:
2,885 square feet, split level
3 beds/2.5 baths/2 garages
1/3 acre
Built in 1976
Zoned for Caughlin Ranch, Swope & Reno HS
Offered for $734,000
A HOP, A SKIP AND A JUMP TO SLOPES!
If you like the idea of being in a super location close to Summit Shopping, Raley’s, the library, park, skiing, hiking and more, then 30 Tanea Court, Reno is a must-see!  Call me for an appointment today, as activity is picking up on this home now that we’re past the late summer slow-down. Visit Bit.ly/30TaneaRealScout for more pics and details.
Quick Facts:
2,698 square feet
4 beds/3 baths/2 garages
1/3 acre
Built in 2001
Zoned for Lenz, Pine & Galena HS
Offered for $550,000
BRING ON THE BACKUP OFFERS!
7682 S. Southmoor Circle is under contract, but the sale is contingent on the sale of the Buyers’ home.  We would LOVE a backup offer!  The home sits on a lush corner lot in Hidden Valley and offers landscape design with ample variety and features a beautiful cascading waterfall and playful pond.  You’ll fall asleep to the serenade of crickets and frogs in the summer and enjoy peaceful winter evenings in this quiet corner of the Earth. For more photos and information about this wonderful home, please the Bit.ly/SSouthmoor.  Email me at dhallerbach@intero.com for a private showing!
Quick Facts:
3,638 square feet
5 beds/3 baths/3 garages
.54 acre
Built in 1974
Offered for $614,000

Posted on October 10, 2019 at 4:03 am
Denise Hallerbach | Posted in Weekend Warrior | Tagged , , , , ,

Cornish Game Hens with Mushroom Gravy

What You Need:

  • Ideally, an air fryer (minimum 5 qt. capacity)
  • 2 Cornish game hens, defrosted
  • 1 tsp fresh sage (chopped)
  • 1 tsp fresh rosemary (chopped)
  • 1 tsp fresh thyme (chopped)
  • Lawry’s seasoning salt
  • black pepper, freshly ground
  • juice from 1 large lemon
  • 4 oz. Baby Bella mushrooms, sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 c chicken broth (best to use 2 c water with 2 tsp Better Than Bouillon Concentrated Chicken Stock)
  • ~1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • Wondra (flour-based thickener)
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • white rice (cooked)

What To D0:

  • Rinse and pat dry the hens.  Rub with sage, rosemary and thyme, dust with Lawry’s seasoning salt, and a liberal amount of fresh ground pepper; Place side-by-side in air fryer.
  • Cook hens for 15 minutes at 400 degrees F.
  • Drizzle hens with juice from about 1/4 lemon and transfer drippings from the catch basket to a small-medium sauce pan.
  • Flip hens over to cook for additional 15 min.  During last 3 minutes of cooking, drizzle with juice from another 1/4 of the lemon.  Hens are finished cooking when skin is crispy and drippings are not pink (internal temp should ultimately reach 165 degrees F).
  • Remove hens from air fryer and cover with foil for about 5-10 minutes before cutting in half or quarters to serve.
  • FOR THE GRAVY (Can be prepped while hens are cooking):  Sauté sliced mushrooms in olive oil over medium heat for about 5 minutes; Add chopped garlic to mushrooms and sauté about 1-2 minutes more.
  • Transfer garlic and mushrooms to sauce pan with drippings from catch basket of air fryer; Add 2 cups of chicken broth, juice from the remaining 1/2 of the lemon and Italian seasoning; Whisk in Wondra a little at a time while at a rolling boil until desired gravy thickness is achieved; Season with salt and pepper (if needed) to taste.
  • Serve Cornish game hens with white rice and spoon gravy over it all.  Enjoy!

Posted on October 10, 2019 at 3:28 am
Denise Hallerbach | Posted in Favorite Recipes | Tagged ,