September 2019 Market Report

** Data in this report reflect market activity from August 2019 compared to July 2019 and August 2019 compared to August 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.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • August 2019 Median Sales Price for single-family re-sale properties in Reno-Sparks (excluding condominiums/townhouses) dipped slightly by 1.5% from July 2019 to August 2019 ($405,000 to $399,000).  The Median Sales Price is up 7.6% from this same time last year.
  • # of Units Sold at 601 single-family homes held fairly steady from July to August 2019.  Unit sales are up about 5.1% from the same time last year.
  • # Days to Contract continues to increase and are up significantly from the same time last year. It is now taking an average of 34% more days to receive an accepted offer on a single family home.
  • The New Listings count was down about 4% from July 2019 and 10% higher than the same time last year.
  • Months Supply of Inventory (MSI) for August 2019 was 2.3.  “Months Supply of Inventory” is defined as the time it would take for the current inventory to be completely sold out if sales remained at their current rate.  But do remember that this inventory supply does not factor in NEW home construction that is offered throughout the region.  A “balanced inventory market” is about 6 MSI.

CONCLUSIONS:

  • How do we account for the 7.6% increase in the Reno-Sparks median sales price from the same time last year?  Check out the distribution of unit sales by price point in the graphs below.  It appears as though a slight increase in sales at the $400k-$500k price range may be the reason.

  • Sales activity continued to slow at the end of summer.  This is a typical seasonal trend, as illustrated in the graph below.  However, we experienced a 5-year low of only 353 single family homes sold in January of this year.  The number of units sold in a month peaked at 851 in June of 2017.

  • Sellers are advised to be patient.  It’s taking a bit longer to get a buyer into contract than in the spring and early summer.  However, as seen in the graph below, this is also a typical seasonal trend as well.  Competitive pricing and home preparation and maintenance are the key to selling your home most quickly.

  • Policy changes should help with the condominium market.  Last month, the National Association of Realtors announce that the Department of Housing and Urban Development is implementing changes in policy and regulations October 15, 2019 that will likely help boost condominium sales.  Currently, only 6.5% of the condo projects in the U.S. are eligible for the FHA mortgage insurance program. But the coming new policies should result in more condos available for purchase with FHA financing and have a positive impact on buying opportunities for many first-time home buyers.   For more information on the topic, click HERE for the September 2019 RSAR “To The Point” video.
  • If you need an experienced real estate professional to assist with purchasing a home or preparing, staging and marketing your home to sell, please don’t hesitate to contact me directly at dhallerbach@intero.com or 775-233-0682.  

Posted on September 18, 2019 at 8:40 pm
Denise Hallerbach | Posted in Reno-Sparks Market Report | Tagged , , ,

Weekend Warrior (Sept 12-15)

RENO NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP AIR RACES & AIR SHOW
THROUGH SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 15
RENO STEAD AIRPORT

 

I feel the need…. the need for air speed!  And I’ll find plenty of it at the Reno National Championship Air Races & Air Show happening through Sunday, Sept 15 at the Reno Stead Airport.  In addition to the heart-racing action of multiple racing classes, you’ll enjoy military flight demonstrations, fancy acrobatic shows, the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, and much more!  Pit Passes are also available for an up-close look at the planes and a chat with their owners and pilots.  Learn more at AirRace.org.
 

THE ILLUSIONISTS EXPERIENCE
TUESDAYS-SUNDAYS, SHOWTIMES VARY BY DAY

ELDORADO RESORT CASINO – ELDORADO SHOWROOM 

 

Behold the non-stop excitement and wonder of The Illusionist Experience at the Eldorado!  Five of the most amazing illusionists on the planet will wow you with their talents.  The Trickster, The Mentalist, The Escapist, The Maniupulator, and The Showman, each with his own jaw-dropping talents, will leave you wondering, “How did he do that!?”  For more info about the show that is performed weekly and to purchase tickets, please visit EldoradoReno.com.

 

SHANG
THURSDAY-SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 12-14 

PIONEER UNDERGROUND & LEX NIGHTCLUB

 

Welcome to Reno, Shang!  This transplanted New Yorker was an aspiring illustrator who began his comedy career on a dare. A friend bet him $50 to take the stage during open-mike night at a local comedy club and Shang Forbes won the bet.  Since then, he has performed in high-profile comedy clubs and shows, including The Late, Late Show. In fact, HERE HE IS on that very show. Check out Shang’s schedule while he’s here in Reno at RenoTahoeComedy.com.

 

DARYL HALL & JOHN OATES
THRUSDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 (8 pm)
RENO EVENTS CENTER

 

This legendary duo’s music has spanned the decades and they keep going strong!  Yes, Daryl Hall and John Oates have rolled out a myriad of fan-favorites that include “Maneater,” “Kiss On My List,” “Out of Touch,” “Private Eyes” and so many more!  It was too funny watching the Private Eyes video with the dance moves accentuating the sexy shoulder pads.  LOL.  Enjoy and evening with Hall & Oates Thursday night, September 12 at the Reno Event Center, and purchase tickets online at TicketMaster.com.

 

RENO STREET FOOD/FOOD TRUCK FRIDAY
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13 (4-9 pm) 

IDLEWILD PARK

 

Only three more weeks remain for one of America’s best weekly food truck events!  We expect super flavorful bites and beverages at Reno Street Food, better known as Food Truck Friday.While fall temperatures make for cooler evenings, you’ll likely want to bring a little sweatshirt or throw now.  I also strongly recommend bringing a portable beach chair to kick back on the grass with your meal and enjoy live entertainment.  Learn more at Facebook.com.

 

DEEP PURPLE
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13 (9 pm)
GRAND SIERRA RESORT – GRAND THEATRE

 

Known for producing one of the most recognizable guitar riffs in the modern music history in “Smoke on the Water,” iconic rock band Deep Purple, has sold more than 100 million albums and filled arenas around the globe for decades.  Its body of work spans seven decades and appeals to an audience that ranges widely in age and background. Deep Purple’s “eclectic mix of styles” created a distinctive sound that defines the band today.  Learn more about Deep Purple and get tickets to see them live at GrandSierraResort.com.

 

DURAN DURAN
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13 (7:30 pm)

LAKE TAHOE OUTDOOR ARENA – STATELINE, NEVADA 

 

80’s-90’s superstars Duran Duran take the stage at the Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena for an unforgettable evening of new age music!  The band brings hit after hit… having 21 songs on Billboard’s Hot 100, eleven of which were Top 10 Singles and two chart-toppers.  Go to this concert and you’ll relive the “decade of excess” with favorites like “The Reflex,” “A View to a Kill,” “The Wild Boys” and “Notorious.”  The list goes on and on.  Get your tickets now at TicketMaster.com and enjoy!

 

UNR WOLFPACK vs. WEBER STATE WILDCATS
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14 (4 pm)
MACKAY STADIUM – UNR CAMPUS

 

Well… It’s been quite an interesting start for Wolfpack Football so far!  The season commenced with a huge home-game win over favored Purdue as UNR rallied from a 31-14 deficit in the middle of the third quarter to tie at 31-31 with 3 seconds on the clock.  Freshman Brandon Talton then kicked an epic 56-yard field goal to clinch the victory at the buzzer.  Game 2 at U of Oregon resulted in a massive routing with a win for the Ducks and a score of 77-6… Ouch!  What will happen this Saturday at Mackay Stadium against the Weber State Wildcats?  We shall see.  Get tickets in advance at NevadaWolfpack.com.

 

ATHENA McINTYRE
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14 (8 pm)
MOUNTAIN MUSIC PARLOR

 

Settle in at Midtown Reno’s intimate concert venue, Heritage Hall in Mountain Music Parlor, for a special concert experience.  Northern Nevada’s very own Athena McIntyre treats us to her last concert of the summer with her eclectic, acoustic and alternative mix music.  Her captivating voice and strength of presence have wowed audiences near and far. Take a moment to enjoy “Go For A Ride” sung by Athena for a look at what to expect.  Athena is joined by talented violinist Kat MacMartin. For tickets and more info, visit MountainMusicParlor.com.

 

CARLOS MENCIA
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14 (8 pm)
SILVER LEGACY – GRANDE EXPOSITION HALL

 

Are you up for a non-politically-correct comedian who freely exercises the F-bomb and unabashedly makes fun of all walks of life?  Then Carlos Mencia is your guy!  Mencia doesn’t hesitate to run the gamut of situational comedy that is honestly shared and is actually pretty darn funny (if you like this kind of humor).  Having an open mind and the ability to not get offended are good skills to have at his show. Click HERE for an example of Mencia’s style.  For tickets to see Carlos Mencia live and learn more about him, visit SilverLegacyReno.com.

 

EDIBLE PEDAL 100
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 15
BOWER’S MANSION

 

“Ride Hard. Eat Well. Give Back.”  Where else can you get outside for a gorgeous bike ride in the countryside, partake in locally sourced food along the route and a delicious BBQ at the finish, and support several deserving charities all at the same time?  The Edible Pedal 100 is Reno Sunrise Rotary’s annual fun ride that offers five lengths and elevations ranging from 10 to 92.3 miles and 552′ to 6,879′.  For all the great info and registration details, please visit EdiblePedal100.org.

 

GARY CLARK, JR. w/ LOS COAST
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 (8 pm)
GRAND SIERRA RESORT – GRAND THEATRE

 

At the 56th GRAMMY Awards, he won his first career GRAMMY for Best Traditional R&B Performance for “Please Come Home.” That same year, he made his GRAMMY stage debut, performing “Cop Car” with Keith Urban.  Gary Clark, Jr. treats us to an array of musical genres that include not only blues, with which he is often associated, but also reggae, punk, R&B and hip-hop Sunday night!  Get to know Gary Clark, Jr. and buy your tickets online at GrandSierraResort.com.

 

FEATURED RECIPE
SMOKEY CAULIFLOWER

I want to start by saying that before I tasted this dish, I thought I didn’t like cauliflower.  Since I didn’t like cauliflower, I never made it for my family.  Haha!  That’s ALL changing now!  This recipe tops my list as one of my favorite veggie side dishes of all time.  It’s best if cooked in an air fryer but this recipe can also be prepared in the oven.  I DO recommend getting an air fryer for so many awesome reasons. To access the recipe for Smokey Cauliflower, visit DeniseHallerbach.com.

 

ONLY 20 MINUTES FROM MT. ROSE SKI RESORT!!
30 TANEA COURT

Since Mt. Rose actually got a dusting of snow this week, it’s clear that ski season is coming up sooner than you think!  How nice would it be to throw your gear in your car, shoot up the mountain, and be on the slopes in less than a 1/2 hour?  If you live at 30 Tanea Court in South Reno, that dream can be your reality!  Take a moment to discovery how perfect this 4 bed/3 bath home on a 1/3 acre lot can be for you or someone you love by visiting Bit.ly/30TaneaRealScoutOffered for $550.000!  Don’t miss this awesome opportunity!

 

RECENT PRICE IMPROVEMENT!  NOW $614,000
7682 S. Southmoor Circle – Reno, NV

7682 S. Southmoor Circle in Hidden Valley (Reno) is a gardener’s paradise.  Ready for her new owners, the current owner is highly motivated to sell, and recently reduced the asking price to $614,000.  The lush corner lot offers ample variety in its landscape design, and features a striking waterfall and pond.  Fall asleep to the serenade of crickets and frogs in this 3,638 square foot 5 bedroom/3 bathroom/3 garage home.  Three of the bedrooms and 2 of the bathrooms are downstairs.  A large bonus room offers many possibilities for use.  For more photos and information about this wonderful home, please the Bit.ly/SSouthmoor.

Posted on September 12, 2019 at 6:52 am
Denise Hallerbach | Posted in Weekend Warrior | Tagged , , , , ,

Smokey Cauliflower

What You Need:

  • An air fryer or a conventional oven
  • 1 head of cauliflower (preferably organic)
  • High temperature cooking oil (recommend peanut oil or grape seed oil)
  • 4-5 cloves garlic, chopped finely
  • smoked paprika
  • salt, pepper to taste

What To Do:

  • If cooking in conventional oven, preheat to 400 degrees F.
  • Pull apart cauliflower and cut pieces into halves or quarters to make as uniform in size as possible.
  • Wash in water and pat dry with paper towel.
  • Place cauliflower in large bowl, drizzle a little oil over the cauliflower, sprinkle over with garlic, dust with smoked paprika and add a generous amount of salt and pepper to taste; Toss all ingredients to coat well.
  • Place cauliflower on lightly greased cookie sheet or in air fryer basket.
  • Cook in oven for 25-30 min (or until golden and desired tenderness) OR cook in the air fryer at 400 degrees for 15 (or until golden and desired tenderness).
  • Taste before serving and add salt if needed.

Posted on September 9, 2019 at 10:02 pm
Denise Hallerbach | Posted in Favorite Recipes | Tagged ,

Weekend Warrior (Sept 5-8)

G. JONES
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 5 (8:30 pm)
WHITNEY PEAK HOTEL- CARGO CONCERT HALL

Enigmatic.  A studio wizard.  A gifted Ableton beat-maker.  All are words to describe G. Jones, master of electronic music production performing at Cargo Concert Hall Thursday night as part of The Great Depressurization (post Burning Man event).  This highly sought-after artist brings with him “a mental minefield of sudden drops and stutters, and bass lines that open holes under your feet and send you shooting sideways to some warped mystery land.”  Have a listen to his work at GJonesBass.com and get your tickets to see him live at EventBrite.com.

THE GREAT RENO BALLOON RACE
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6-SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 8

RANCHO SAN RAFAEL PARK

One of Northern Nevada’s most beloved annual traditions takes flight this weekend!  Behold the visual splendor of a sea of colors that fill the skies at the The Great Reno Balloon Race.  Beginning at 5:15 am on Friday and 5 am on Saturday and Sunday, crowd-favorites “Glow Show” and “Dawn Patrol” kick off the morning’s events. A Mass Ascension of all 77 balloons takes place at 7 am.  For more details, including the Cloud 9 VIP experience, parking info and more, visit RenoBalloon.com.

RON WHITE
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6 (7 & 10 pm)
SILVER LEGACY – GRANDE EXPOSITION HALL

Ron “Tater Salad” White rose to fame as the cigar-smoking, scotch drinking funnyman from the Blue Collar Tour.  These days, White has established himself as a star in his own right.  All four of his comedy albums charted #1 on the Billboard Comedy charts and he has sold over 14 million albums.  He is also the author of the New York Times Best Seller I Had the Right to Remain Silent But I Didn’t Have the Ability.  Get your dose of laughter therapy this Friday and buy your tickets for one of the two shows Friday evening at SilverLegacyReno.com.

RENO GREEK FESTIVAL
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6-SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 8
ST. ANTHONY GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH – 4795 LAKESIDE DRIVE, RENO

Opa!! St. Anthony’s Greek Orthodox Church proudly opens its doors, inviting our community to celebrate everything Greek!  Mouthwatering food, live entertainment, spirited dancers and Greek designed jewelry and gifts fill the church grounds Friday through Sunday, so pick a day and enjoy!  Not up for big crowds, but want a taste of what St. Anthony Church is dishing out?  This year, you can order food to go!  Genius!  Visit RenoGreekFest.com for more details.


NTERNATIONAL CAMEL & OSTRICH RACES

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6-SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 8
VIRGINIA CITY, NV

Laughter abounds at the International Camel and Ostrich Races in Virginia City this weekend.  Yep… you never know which way these unsuspecting animals will carry their jockeys, racing at high speeds as they balance precariously atop them.  Camels, ostriches and zebra’s take part in this event that has brought enjoyment to visitors for 60 years!  A fair-like midway, VIP experience options and rides for kiddos round out the event.  Learn more at VisitVirginiaCityReno.com.

RENO STREET FOOD/FOOD TRUCK FRIDAY
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6 (4-9 pm) 

IDLEWILD PARK

This is it!  The final month of food truck season is sadly here!  Reno Street Food, also known as Food Truck Fridayat Idlewild Park dishes the tastiest creations on wheels to hungry event goers who love food!  But your opportunities are dwindling, as FTF only runs through September 27.  The evening temps are starting to drop, so taking a little sweatshirt or throw is recommended.  Your beach chairs will come in handy too.  Learn more at Facebook.com.

MERCYME
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6 (7:00 pm)
RENO EVENTS CENTER

With 9 studio albums, numerous Grammynominations and 13 consecutive Top 5 singles on the Billboard Christian Songs chart, and 7 of them going No. 1, MarcyMe has made a huge name for themselves in the Contemporary Christian world or music.  The band also enjoyed mainstream success with the release of “I Can Only Imagine,” a powerful song I just listened to for the first time and loved.  Don’t miss the chance to be lifted and inspired by MercyMe this Friday night.  Get your tickets now at TicketMaster.com.

DAVE MATTHEWS BAND
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6 (7:30 pm)

LAKE TAHOE OUTDOOR ARENA – STATELINE, NEVADA 

Crash Into Me,” “Ants Marching,” “The Space Between,” “Don’t Drink The Water“… The hits go on and on with Dave Matthews Band, who takes the stage at the Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena Friday night.  They put their stamp on the American music scene in the mid 90’s and never looked back, producing 9 studio albums, and winning one Grammy in 1996 and receiving numerous award nominations.  Enjoy an evening at Lake Tahoe’s amazing concert venue and get your tickets in advance at TicketMaster.com.

MASON FREY
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6 (8 pm)
MOUNTAIN MUSIC PARLOR

Local musician Mason Frey treats concert-goers at Mountain Music Parlor Friday night with his sweet blend of blues, jazz, folk & country.  This talented young man shares his talent one event at a time and is inspired by artists Tommy Emanuel, Chet Atkins and Merle Travis.  Purchase your tickets at the door and visit MountainMusicParlor.com to learn more about our local boy, Mason Frey!

PATTI LABELLE
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6 (9 pm)
GRAND SIERRA RESORT – GRAND THEATRE

The Biggest Little City welcomes R&B/soul legend and Grammy winner Patti Labelle for a vocal performance you won’t want to miss.  The Godmother of Soul began her career back in 1959 with The Ordettes that changed names to The Bluebelles in 1961.  She went solo in 1983 with I’m in Love Again, and never looked back. Enjoy hit songs like “On My Own,” “New Attitude.” and “If Only You Knew, and visit GrandSierraResort.com to see her live!

RENO RUNNING FEST
SATURDAY & SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 7 & 8
DOWNTOWN RENO

With the weather cooling off a bit, you may find that a good run is what you need!  Reno Running Fest, host event for the 51st Annual Journal Jog and the 2nd Annual Reno Mile, is a great opportunity to take to the great outdoors to some fresh air and get your blood pumping. Learn more about bringing your pooches, running for all ages, jogging with strollers and more at Race178.com.


RENO 1868 FC vs. FRESNO FC
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7 (4:00 & 6:45 pm)
GREATER NEVADA FIELD –  250 EVANS AVE, DOWNTOWN RENO

It’s Noche Latina this weekend and Greater Nevada Field features double-header action for local and visiting soccer fans!  First, América Leyendas take on the Leyendas del Guadalajara in an action-packed exhibition match pitting star-studded athletes against each other. Then at 6:45 pm, 1868 FC battle it out against the Fresno FC.  Reno could use our support to pull a “W” against Fresno, who are currently standing in 2nd place in the USL Western Conference, while Reno sits in 3rd.  A Danza performance, drink specials and a DJ by the Cuervo tent between matches are all part of the fun.  For tickets in advance, visit Reno1868FC.com.

JUANES
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7 (8 pm)

GRAND SIERRA RESORT – GRAND THEATRE

Colombian superstar, Jaunes brings all his Latin hotness to the Grand Sierra Resort Saturday night for an unforgettable musical performance you won’t want to miss.  He launched his career 19 years ago with his successful debut album that earned him 3 Latin Grammy Awards straight out of the gate, followed by 17 more over the next 14 years.  Have a listen to Juanes in this video of “La Camisa Negra,” learn more and get your tickets at GrandSierraResort.com.

TOUR DE TAHOE – BIKE BIG BLUE
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 8

HARD ROCK HOTEL & CASINO, SOUTH LAKE TAHOE (START & FINISH)

It’s summer’s end and the perfect time to take in the beauty of Lake Tahoe from the seat of your bicycle. If you’re up for the challenge of a 72-mile ride around one of the most scenic lakes on the planet, you’ll be into the Tour de Tahoe – Bike Big Blue!  Bike the West, organizer of the event, is a supporter of The National Psoriasis Foundation and the Lake Tahoe Bicycle Coalition, dedicated to enhancing bicycling safety and promoting non-motorized transportation to protect Lake Tahoe’s precious environment.  Learn more at BikeTheWest.com.

FEATURED PROPERTY
ONLY 20 MINUTES FROM MT. ROSE SKI RESORT!!
30 TANEA COURT

Ski season is coming up sooner than you think!  How nice would it be to throw your gear in your car, shoot up the mountain, and be on the slopes in less than a 1/2 hour?  If you live at 30 Tanea Court in South Reno, that dream can be your reality!  Take a moment to discovery how perfect this 4 bed/3 bath home on a 1/3 acre lot can be for you or someone you love by visiting Bit.ly/30TaneaRealScoutOffered for $550.000!  Don’t miss this awesome opportunity!
FEATURED NEW ESTABLISHMENT
“CLASSIC WITH A TWIST”
THE EMERSON

I’m delighted to share with you one of Reno’s fun, new and exciting places that is a “must visit soon.”  The Emerson, Midtown Reno’s newest cocktail destination, offers “classic” specialties with a “twist.”  Serving up lite bites in a cool, mid-century lounge atmosphere, you just may agree with the numerous favorable Yelp reviews averaging 4.5 stars.  Take a peek at The Emerson’s Yelp Page for the awesome community feedback from over the last couple of months, and pop in for a drink and a nibble! — 955 S Virginia St, Reno, NV

Posted on September 8, 2019 at 5:58 pm
Denise Hallerbach | Posted in Weekend Warrior | Tagged , , , , ,

Weekend Warrior (Labor Day Weekend)

BEST IN THE WEST NUGGET RIB COOK-OFF
THROUGH MONDAY, SEPT 2
VICTORIAN SQUARE – SPARKS, NV

 

Arm yourself with a wide-brimmed hat, SPF 50+ sunscreen and plenty of wet-wipes, and head down to Victorian Square in Sparks for the Best in the West Rib Cook-Off! It’s one of Northern Nevada’s most popular annual food-centric festivals that brings 23 chefs, each presenting his or her own special flavor. Taste them all, wash them down with an ice cold beverage, enjoy free live entertainment… All this and more, so visit NuggetRibCookoff.com for the details!  Oh… And take the free shuttle in.  It’s a must!

 

NUMAGA INDIAN DAYS POW WOW
THURSDAY, AUGUST 29-SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 1 

HUNGRY VALLEY POW WOW GROUNDS (EAGLE CANYON)

 

The beating of the Numaga drum, the ceremonial dances and songs, the ornate details of traditional clothing, stunning handcrafted jewelry and a large selection of native foods.  These are the sites and sounds of the 32nd Annual Numaga Indian Days Pow Wow happening this weekend in Hungry Valley, North Sparks, NV.  It’s a free event the whole family will enjoy.  Check out the details at RSIC.org.

 

RENO STREET FOOD/FOOD TRUCK FRIDAY
FRIDAY, AUGUST 30 (4-9 pm) 

IDLEWILD PARK

 

Only 5 more weeks to go before food truck season wraps up!  Reno Street Food, also known as Food Truck Friday,has filled Idlewild Park with scrumptious edible creations dished from gourmet, mobile vendors weekly since May. The massively popular community event will tantalize your tastebuds with every bite and beverage you explore.  Remember to bring your beach chair and a blanket and enjoy local entertainment with your family and friends while you eat.  Learn more at Facebook.com.

 

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: NEVADA WOLFPACK vs. PURDUE BOILMAKERS
FRIDAY, AUGUST 30 (6:30 pm)

UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA – MACKEY STADIUM

 

Crisp, fall mornings and cooler evenings are upon us, or at least they should be!  It’s football season, and UNR opens the season with a battle against Purdue.  The teams begin the season ranked 80th and 55th in the country respectively.  Let’s fill Mackay Stadium with a sea of blue and silver, and cheer our young men on to a huge win over the Boilmakers. Tickets may be purchased online at NevadaWolfpack.com.

 

SKILLET & SEVENDUST
FRIDAY, AUGUST 30 (7 pm)
GRAND SIERRA RESORT – GRAND THEATRE

 

Spend an evening with Christian rock band Skillet, and alternative metal band Sevendust this Friday night at the GRS!  Skillet formed 23 years ago in Memphis, and has since released 8 studio albums and received Grammy 2 nominations for “Best Rock Gospel Album.”  Sevendust has been around for a few years longer and matches Skillet, also with 8 albums under their belt.  They hail from Atlanta, Georgia and have also reaped a successful music career.  For more info about the groups and to purchase tickets, please visit GrandSierraResort.com.

 

KURT ELLING
FRIDAY & SATURDAY, AUGUST 30 & 31 (7:30 pm)
PIONEER CENTER for the PERFORMING ARTS & SAND HARBOR AMPHITHEATER

 

Kurt Elling doesn’t usually perform with big bands.  But this weekend, the Grammy winner and 8-time Jazz Journalists Association “Male Singer of the Year” is joined by the Reno Jazz Orchestra for an unforgettable evening of musical magic.  The vocal virtuoso from Chicago promises a standout performance and engaging storytelling.  Enjoy Elling singing “American Tune” here and see him live with the RJO at the Pioneer Center or Sand Harbor this weekend.  Visit PioneerCenter.com or LakeTahoeShakespeare.com for tickets.

 

ROBERTO TAPIA
FRIDAY, AUGUST 30 (8:30 pm)
SILVER LEGACY – GRANDE EXPOSITION HALL

 

If Norteño or Regional Mexican music is on your playlist, you just might want to see Roberto Tapia at the Silver Legacy Friday night.  This strapping young man was born in San Diego, and was raised in Culiacán, Sinaloa, Mexico.  It was in Mexico, that he entered the Difocur School of Music at the age of 9 and started his mastery of the region’s music. At 13, his family returned to the US where he began to share his talents with America.  His most recent album, El Muchacho, hit #1 on Billboard’s Top Latin Albums chart in 2012.  Sample Tapia’s music at Google.com and purchase tickets to see him at SilverLegacyReno.com.

 

CIVIL WAR DAYS & THE BATTLE TRAIN
SATURDAY, AUGUST 31-MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 2
VIRGINIA CITY, NV

 

History comes to life every Labor Day Weekend at Civil War Days & The Battle Train.  You’ll feel like you’re right in the thick of the action as hundreds of Great Civil War Reenactors bring epic battles to Virginia City and the Virginia & Truckee (V&T) Railroad. Special events, including a Victorian Ball, Champagne on the Battle Train, Civil War reenactments and a parade on Monday round out the event.  Learn more at VirginiaCityNV.com.

 

RENO 1868 FC vs. PORTLAND TIMBERS 2
SATURDAY, AUGUST 31 (6:45 pm)
GREATER NEVADA FIELD – 250 EVANS AVE, DOWNTOWN RENO

 

It’s been a successful season so far for the Reno 1868 FC and the team looks to boost its record with a victory over the Portland Timbers 2 Saturday night.  We are currently sitting in 3rd place in the USL Western Conference behind Phoenix and Fresno.  So things are looking good!  As a gift to the first 1,000 fans at the match, the 1868 will be giving away team scarfs!  Catch the showdown, and get your tickets at Reno1868FC.com.

 

DIRTY CELLO
SATURDAY, AUGUST 31 (8 pm)
MOUNTAIN MUSIC PARLOR

 

Now THERE’S a name for a band!!  The Weekend Warrior just got a little steamier as Mountain Music Parlor opens its Fall Concert Season with Dirty Cello.  From down-home blues with a wailing cello, to virtuosic stompin’ bluegrass, this little band will get your heart thumping and your toes tapping!  Their high energy and unique spin on blues and bluegrass have made their way across the US and from China to Italy.  This weekend, Dirty Cello lands in Midtown Reno, in the intimate venue I love so much, Heritage Hall in Mountain Music Parlor.  Don’t wait… Get your tickets via MountainMusicParlor.com.

 

THE GREAT DEPRESSURIZATION
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 1 – MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 9
DOWNTOWN RENO, NV

 

The party at Black Rock City ends September 2, but the festivities continue in Downtown Reno September 1-9!  Yes, as if Burning Man wasn’t enough, The Great Depressurization invites all playa peeps to unwind, clean the sand out of their ears, enjoy music and comedy, and kick it at the pool parties for several more days.  Save 25% on your hotel and learn more when you visit GreatDepressurization.com.

 

CHRIS ISAAK
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 1

GRAND SIERRA RESORT – GRAND THEATRE

 

What does singer/songwriter/musician Chris Isaak have in common with me?  We were born in the same hospital and he graduated from the same university where I earned my master’s degree. His singing talents far exceed mine, so being born in and attending the same school is where our commonality ends.  The Stockton, CA native will bring fan-favorites like “Wicked Game,” “Baby Did a Bad, Bad Thing” and “Somebody’s Crying” to Reno this weekend.  So get your tickets at GrandSierraResort.com and welcome this rockabilly star whom many compare to Elvis and Ricky Nelson.

 

ALAN TAM
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 1 (8 pm)

RENO EVENT CENTER

 

All the way from Hong Kong, superstar Alan Tam brings his vocal prowess to the Reno Event Center Sunday evening. The international singer, actor and songwriter is a major contributor to the Cantopop scene, and for his romantic ballads and modern arrangements.  He’s been quite busy throughout his career, launching over 115 solo albums and selling more than 35 million records worldwide.  Check out this video of “Blazing Sun” live in Hong Kong to see what his show is all about.  Reserve seats at Ticketmaster.com.

 

CONCERTS AT COMMONS BEACH SUMMER SERIES: LEBO & FRIENDS
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 31 (4-7 pm)

COMMONS BEACH – TAHOE CITY, CA

 

California funk, melodic rock and soul… You’ll get all three with Lebo & Friends in the final performance of the Concerts at Commons Beach Summer Series this Sunday.  The band is currently working on its fifth studio album and brings an all-star lineup of Bay Area aces to deliver an intoxicating blend of music.  Click through for a video of Lebo & Friends working out “Picture of You” and learn more about the free concert experience on the shores of North Lake Tahoe at ConcertsAtCommonsBeach.com.

 

FEATURED ESTABLISHMENT
HOLEY SCHMIDT DONUTS

If you’re like me, your mouth is watering from the above image.  Yes, I’m a sucker for a warm donut, fresh out of the oven.  We can never have too many options for donut shops in town, and luckily we now have Holey Schmidt!  Located just next door to The Discovery Museum between Midtown and Downtown Reno, Holey Schmidt’s creativity abounds, with tempting concoctions like the maple bacon bar, plump blueberry fritters and monster cookie donuts topping the list. Visit Holey Schmidt’s Facebook Page for more info, and pop in this weekend for a delectable treat!!

 

INTERO LUXURY SHOWCASE
In case you missed it last week, the swank level is high in Intero’s Luxury International Showcase Magazine, featuring the finest and most exclusive homes currently on the market.  Whether you are just dreaming, or want to make your dream a reality, discover the splendor of these magnificent estates at Intero.com/LuxuryMag released this month. And if you have a friend in the market, please share!  Want to see your own home in this internationally distributed publication?  Contact me today to discuss.

 

HIDDEN VALLEY GARDENER’S PARADISE
OFFERED FOR $624,000
Mature landscaping, a tranquil corner-lot in one of Reno’s most cherished, older neighborhoods, and close proximity to Hidden Valley Country Golf & Country Club.  Take a moment to explore the character and charm of 7682 S. Southmoor Circle – Reno.  These types of properties are hard to come by… truly a gardener’s dream. This may be the perfect Hidden Valley home for you or someone you know.  Learn more about 7682 S Southmoor Circle that boasts 5 beds/3 baths/3-car garage and 3,637 square feet of living space at Bit.ly/SSouthmoor.

 
 


Posted on August 29, 2019 at 4:26 am
Denise Hallerbach | Posted in Weekend Warrior | Tagged , , , ,

Weekend Warrior (Aug 22-25)

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RENO ACES vs. SALT LAKE BEES
THURSDAY-SUNDAY, AUGUST 22-25
GREATER NEVADA FIELD – 250 EVANS AVE, DOWNTOWN RENO
We’re in the home stretch, not to be confused with the 7th Inning Stretch!  If you haven’t been to an Aces game this summer, now’s the time!  These are the last four home games of the season, so don’t miss your chance to catch The Reno Aces battle it with the Salt Lake Bees this weekend.  For all the promotional offers and online ticket sales, please visit MILB.com.

 

JAZZ & BEYOND: CARSON CITY MUSIC & ART FESTIVAL
THROUGH SATURDAY, AUGUST 25
CARSON CITY
Carson City’s massive three-week music and art festival, Jazz & Beyond wraps up this weekend.  You’ll feel like you’re in New Orleans at this awesome annual event that features exceptional music from outstanding regional jazz musicians, intriguing local art and studio tours, and the positive vibe of the Carson City community.  Learn more about Jazz & Beyond at JazzCarsonCity.com.

 

LAKE TAHOE SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL & OTHER MUSICAL PERFORMANCES
NIGHTLY THRU AUGUST 25, AUGUST 31 & SEPTEMBER 7
SAND HARBOR NEVADA STATE PARK AMPHITHEATER
All good things must come to an end, and Northern Nevada’s beloved Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival is no exception.  These are the final days to enjoy The Taming of the Shrew, Shakespeare’s uproarious battle of the sexes, and Million Dollar Quarter, a Tony-Winning rock ‘n’ roll tribute inspired by a fateful, impromptu jam session with Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins.  Learn more about these shows, and live musical performances happening August 31 and September 7 at LakeTahoeShakespeare.com.

 

CHAUNTÉ WAYANS
THURSDAY-SATURDAY, AUGUST 22-24
PIONEER UNDERGROUND & LEX NIGHTCLUB
The family name “Wayans” appears to be synonymous with hilarious comedy.  Chaunté Wayans, a member of one of America’s largest acting and comedic families, is one of them!  She brings her casual sense of humor to the Pioneer Underground and LEX Nightclub for four hilarious stand-up performances.  Check out Chaunté talking about growing up as a Wayans by clicking HERE, and if you want to see her live in Reno, visit RenoTahoeComedy.com to purchase tickets and learn more.

 

RENO STREET FOOD/FOOD TRUCK FRIDAY
FRIDAY, AUGUST 23 (4-9 pm) 

IDLEWILD PARK
Tantalize your tastebuds this Friday evening at Reno Street Food.  The popular weekly community event offers an enormous variety of food from local, gourmet food trucks, ice cold flowing beverages, live, local entertainment, and rock climbing. Bring your besties and make an evening of it at Idlewild Park!  Visit Facebook.com for more details!

 

JUSTIN MOORE
FRIDAY, AUGUST 23 (8 pm)
SILVER LEGACY – GRANDE EXPOSITION HALL
Country music fans are in for a special treat this Friday night when Justin Moore comes to town!  Known for his “heavy dose of southern, country charm and twang,” the humble superstar produced “If Heaven Wasn’t So Far Away” in 2011, gracing him with an Inspirational Country Music Award and kick-starting his successful music career.  Learn more about Justin Moore and get your tickets to see him live in Reno, online at SilverLegacyReno.com.

 

ALOHA FESTIVAL
SATURDAY, AUGUST 24 (10 am-6 pm)
WINGFIELD PARK – DOWNTOWN RENO
Aloha ‘Oe!  The spirit of the Hawaiian islands fills Wingfield Park in Downtown Reno this weekend, at Aloha Festival.  Step into the park and you’ll feel as though you’ve transported yourself to Maui while celebrating the traditions of the islands.  Workshops, Keiki Village (educational and arts/crafts village for kiddos), merchandise, food, and live Hawaiian and Pacific Islander entertainment are all part of the fun.  This super community event is free to attend and enjoy!  For more info, please visit RenoAlohaFest.com.

 

VIRGINIA CITY RODEO & FIESTA DEL CHARRO
SATURDAY & SUNDAY, AUGUST 24-25 (2-4 pm)
VIRGINIA CITY
Ride ’em charro!  Virginia City plays host this weekend to the VC Rodeo and Fiesta Del Charro. In case you didn’t know, “charro” means “cowboy” in Spanish.  This event has it all!  Bronco and bull riding, dancing horses, mutton-busting, a longhorn cattle drive down C Street and escaramuzas are all part of the Hispanic rodeo experience.  Live music from Lady and the Tramps spills into C Street for post-rodeo frolicking into the evening hours.  For more details and ticket sales, please click through at VisitVIrginiaCityNV.com.

 

REO SPEEDWAGON
SATURDAY, AUGUST 24 (8 pm)
NUGGET BALLROOM
I Can’t Fight This Feeing” that I need to make my way to The Nugget this Saturday night to see one of America’s most memorable, iconic bands.  REO Speedwagon makes their way to The Biggest Little City with all their coolest hits like “Keep On Loving You,” “Take It On the Run” and “Keep The Fire Burning.”  Read up on the history of the band and get your tickets in advance at NuggetCasinoResort.com.

 

BURNING MAN
SUNDAY, AUGUST 25-MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 2

BLACK ROCK CITY
This is it!  “Burners” from around the globe converge on The Playa, also known as Black Rock City over the next 9 days, spanning August 25 through Labor Day.  A city in the desert. A culture of possibility. A network of dreamers and doers, Black Rock City is the home of Burning Man.  This festival is generated by its citizens and is a bounty of creativity and artistic expression.  If you don’t have tickets now, you are likely not going… But there is always next year!  Visit BurningMan.org to learn more.

 

CONCERTS AT COMMONS BEACH SUMMER SERIES: DEAD WINTER CARPENTERS
SUNDAY, AUGUST 25 (4-7 pm)

COMMONS BEACH – TAHOE CITY, CA
Calling all lovers of Lake Tahoe who seek a fun, free concert on the beach!  Only two weekends remain of the Concerts at Commons Beach Summer Series that locals and visitors have been raving about. This Sunday, local band Dead Winter Carpenters will let it all hang out with their upbeat blend of Americana, progressive bluegrass and roots rock jams.  Listen to “Bootleg Jack” for a good example of their sound and learn more about them at ConcertsAtCommonsBeach.com.

 


RENO’S LITTLE SECRET

Located in the heart of downtown Reno, and nestled in an intimate brick building that formerly housed a local coffee roaster (now “The Jesse Hotel & Bar,”) Estella − Tacos y Mezcal is a lively, modern Mexican cantina specializing in street tacos, assorted side dishes, mezcal, and mezcal inspired cocktails. Estella’s menu proudly utilizes local ingredients from farms and ranches in Greater Northern Nevada. Make it a point of stopping in and trying Estella out.  You’ll be so glad that you did!  Visit EstellaReno.com for a peek at the menu and address!

 


INTERO LUXURY SHOWCASE

Your dream home lies within… Intero’s Luxury International Showcase features the finest and most exclusive homes currently offered.  Whether you are just dreaming, or want to make your dream a reality, discover the splendor of these magnificent estates at Intero.com/LuxuryMag.  And if you have a friend in the market, please share!  Want to see your own home in this internationally distributed publication?  Contact me today to discuss.

 

HIDDEN VALLEY GARDENER’S PARADISE
OFFERED FOR $624,000
Mature landscaping, a tranquil corner-lot in one of Reno’s most cherished, older neighborhoods, and close proximity to Hidden Valley Country Golf & Country Club.  Take a moment to explore the character and charm of 7682 S. Southmoor Circle – Reno.  These types of properties are hard to come by… truly a gardener’s dream. This may be the perfect Hidden Valley home for you or someone you know.  Learn more about 7682 S Southmoor Circle that boasts 5 beds/3 baths/3-car garage and 3,637 square feet of living space at Bit.ly/SSouthmoor.

 


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Posted on August 22, 2019 at 2:01 pm
Denise Hallerbach | Posted in Weekend Warrior | Tagged , ,

Weekend Warrior (Aug 15-18)

RENO ACES vs. SACRAMENTO RIVER CATS
THURSDAY-SUNDAY, AUGUST 15-18
GREATER NEVADA FIELD – 250 EVANS AVE, DOWNTOWN RENO

“Love is the most important thing in the world, but baseball is pretty good, too”
— Yogi Berra
Whether you’re all about the love, the baseball, or both this weekend, you’ll get it all at Greater Nevada Field.  The Reno Aces take on the Sacramento River Cats in a competitive series you won’t want to miss.  For all the promotional offers and online ticket sales, please visit MILB.com.

JAZZ & BEYOND: CARSON CITY MUSIC & ART FESTIVAL
THROUGH SATURDAY, AUGUST 25
CARSON CITY

Consider taking a short trip to Carson City this weekend for the city’s massive music and art festival, Jazz & Beyond. This awesome annual event offers stellar music from outstanding regional jazz musicians, intriguing local art and studio tours, and the positive energy of the Carson City community.  Learn more about Jazz & Beyond atJazzCarsonCity.com.

LAKE TAHOE SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL & OTHER MUSICAL PERFORMANCES
NIGHTLY THRU AUGUST 25, AUGUST 31 & SEPTEMBER 7
SAND HARBOR NEVADA STATE PARK AMPHITHEATER

Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival is Northern Nevada’s cherished annual event that continues on through the next couple of weeks.  This year, the festival features The Taming of the Shrew, Shakespeare’s uproarious battle of the sexes.  Shakespeare Festival also brings Million Dollar Quarter, A Tony-Winning rock ‘n’ roll tribute inspired by a fateful, impromptu jam session with Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins. Learn more about these shows, Young Shakespeare and other musical performances at LakeTahoeShakespeare.com.

3RD THURSDAY, FARMER’S MARKET AND MORE!
THURSDAY, AUGUST 15 (4-9 pm)
VICTORIAN SQUARE – DOWNTOWN SPARKS

Need to stock up on your late-Summer fruits and veggies? Want to learn the tricks and trades of talented local chefs?  Explore the historical landmarks of Downtown Sparks?  Groove to live music on the Great Basin Stage?  Find it all at 3rd Thursday!  Visit 39NorthDowntown.com for more details!

RENO STREET FOOD/FOOD TRUCK FRIDAY
FRIDAY, AUGUST 16 (4-9 pm) 

IDLEWILD PARK

Culinary diversity awaits a meeting with your tastebuds at Reno Street Food’s Food Truck Friday.  The popular community event that’s been running since May and through September is an adventure in food exploration you must experience.  Music from local bands fill the park too!  Visit Facebook.com for more details!

PHANTOGRAM with BOB MOSES
FRIDAY, AUGUST 16 (7:30 pm)
GRAND SIERRA RESORT – GRAND THEATRE

New York electric rock duo Phantogram fuses psychodelic pop vocals, rock rhythms and hip-hop beats for a unique and compelling dream-like sound.  Since launching their career in 2007, they have released three studio albums and popped out popular singles like “When I’m Small” and “You Don’t Get Me High Anymore.” Phantogram is joined by the Canadian electronic duo Bob Moses for a super night of live music!  Visit GrandSierraResort.com for tickets!

THE ISLEY BROTHERS
FRIDAY, AUGUST 16 (8 pm)
SILVER LEGACY – GRANDE EXPOSITION HALL

Rock & Roll Hall of Famers The Isley Brothers bring all of the oldies but goodies to Reno this weekend!  With a career that spans 6 decades, beginning with lasting favorites “Shout,” “Twist and Shout” and “It’s Your Thing” and including 31 albums (the last one released in 2017, The Isley Brothers promise a show packed with all their greatest hits!  Learn more and purchase tickets at SilverLegacyReno.com.

RENO PIRATE CRAWL
SATURDAY, AUGUST 17 (8 pm to 4 am… yes 4 am)
DOWNTOWN RENO

Arrrrrgh, Matey!  Are you ready to walk the plank with thousands of other tipsy pirates this Saturday night?  The Reno Pirate Crawl calls all hands on deck to gather your crew, grab a cup of grog, and invade Downtown Reno for an unforgettable night of unscrupulous fun.  Learn more about where to pick up your crawl cup, map and more at CrawlReno.com.

NORTHERN NEVADA DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL
SATURDAY, AUGUST 17
SPARKS MARINA

The beauty of the boat, the perseverance of the paddlers, the camaraderie of friendly competition…  All describe Sparks’ annual Northern Nevada Dragon Boat Festival happening this Saturday at the Marina.  The event features races at all levels, an informative Health and Wellness Village and a tasty Food Truck Bazaar.  Learn more about Dragon Boat Festival at GWNDragonBoat.com.

XTERRA LAKE TAHOE
SATURDAY, AUGUST 17

INCLINE VILLAGE, NEVADA

Do you seek the challenge of off-road adventures combined heart-pumping competition?  North Lake Tahoe is playground at XTERRA, where you may choose from four different stimulating events… The Triathlon, The Sprint, The Duathlon and The Aquabike!  For more details about this scenic and fun athletic endeavor and to register online, visit XTerraPlanet.com.

LADY ANTEBELLUM
SATURDAY, AUGUST 17 (8 pm)

NUGGET EVENT CENTER

Over the last 11 years, Lady Antebellum has established itself as a force to be reckoned with in the country music world. The Nashville based trio has collected 52 music association awards, including 7 Grammys, with fan favorites like “Need You Now,” “Just A Kiss” and “Bartender.”  It’s sure to be a fantastic live performance at Sparks’ newest awesome concert venue, the Nugget Event Center.  Learn more about Lady Antebellum and get your tickets in advance at NuggetCasinoResort.com.

DIPLO
SATURDAY, AUGUST 17

GRAND SIERRA RESORT – LEX NIGHTCLUB 

Put on your dancing shoes and head out to LEX Nightclub this Saturday night for an energized evening with Diplo.  The American DJ, songwriter and record producer out of LA makes his way to Reno with pulsating beats that will get your body and soul moving!  Click HERE for a cool video to give you a sense for Diplo’s style.  Visit GrandSierraResort.com for more info and to buy your tickets in advance.

CONCERTS AT COMMONS BEACH SUMMER SERIES: DIGGIN’ DIRT
SUNDAY, AUGUST 18 (4-7 pm)

COMMONS BEACH – TAHOE CITY, CA

Your opportunities to enjoy a Concert at Commons Beach are dwindling.  Only 3 weekends remain of the annual series of free Sunday-night concerts happening throughout the summer.  This weekend, Tahoe City welcomes Diggin’ Dirt, a 7-piece band that is heavy on the horns and showcases musical influences ranging from Afro-beat to reggae and rock, always with an element of funky soul. Catch this fun group from Humboldt County, CA and learn more at ConcertsAtCommonsBeach.com.

What’s the latest news on the Reno-Sparks Real Estate Market?  Stay “in the know” with the monthly market report that covers the median sales price, units sold, inventory, days on market and more.  Ever wonder how people are buying all these houses?  We’ve broken down financing and cash purchases for you too!  For the August 2019 Market Report, please visit DeniseHallerbach.com.
HIDDEN VALLEY OASIS
REDUCED LAST WEEK TO $624,000
Mature landscaping, a tranquil corner-lot in one of Reno’s most cherished, older neighborhoods, and close proximity to Hidden Valley Country Golf & Country Club.  Take a moment to explore the character and charm of 7682 S. Southmoor Circle – Reno.  A mere 15 minuted to Reno-Tahoe International Airport and just 3 minutes from the new Southeast Connector that leads to the Tahoe-Reno Industrial Center, this property is not only a special find to call your home, but it is also a super-commuter location.  The best part… It feels worlds away!  This may be the perfect Hidden Valley home for you or someone you know. Learn more about 7682 S Southmoor that boasts 5 beds/3 baths/3-car garage and 3,637 square feet of living space at Bit.ly/SSouthmoor.
SOUTH RENO BEAUTY
REDUCED LAST WEEK TO $550,000

Do you and your family & friends love to play in open fields?  Kick around a soccer ball?  Throw a football?  Fly kites?  Run and be free?  What if you lived in a home where you could shoot out your back gate, and be at the field in a minute?  30 Tanea Ct may just be the home for you!  Located in South Reno off of Wedge Parkway you would also be living near the library, the playground, Raley’s Shopping Center on Mt. Rose, Summit Shopping, nature trails (10 min drive), Mt. Rose Ski Resort (20 min drive) and the Reno-Tahoe International Airport (13 min drive).  What are you waiting for?  Email me or call me for an appointment today, and enjoy more info and photos at Bit.ly/30TaneaRealScout.

Posted on August 15, 2019 at 4:14 am
Denise Hallerbach | Posted in Weekend Warrior | Tagged , , ,

August 2019 Market Report

** Data in this report reflect market activity from July 2019 compared to June 2019 and July 2019 compared to July 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.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • July 2019 Median Sales Price for single-family re-sale properties in Reno-Sparks (excluding condominiums/townhouses) increased 1.3% from June 2019 to July 2019 ($400,000 to $405,000).  The Median Sales Price jumped 5.2% from this same time last year.
  • # of Units Sold in July 2019 increased 4.2% from the previous month to 746 units.  Unit sales are also up about 4% from the same time last year.
  • # Days to Contract continues to increase and are up significantly from the same time last year. It is now taking an average of 30% more days to receive an accepted offer on a single family home.
  • # New Listings is down 5% from June 2019 and up just 3.6% since last year.
  • Months Supply of Inventory (MSI) has increased about 6% since June 2019, and increased 10.4% since the same time last year.  This is still considered to be a “Seller’s Market.”  “Months Supply of Inventory” is defined as the time it would take for the current inventory to be completely sold out if sales remained at their current rate.  A “balanced inventory market” is about 6 MSI.

CONCLUSIONS:

  • Curious about the median sales price in Reno, apart from Sparks?  Though the median in Reno dipped 2.5% from May to June this year, it rallied 2% from June to July.  Sparks also experienced and increase of 1.6% in the median sales price in the last month.  In general, the median is up in BOTH cities 4.5-5% year-over-year.

  

  • We are seeing a slow down in activity here at the end of summer.  This is a typical seasonal phenomenon.  With buyers and potential sellers wrapping up their travels and getting their children back in school, this may account for the increase in number of “days to contract” at this time.
  • Ever wonder how buyers are making their purchases in Northern Nevada these days?  We took a look at sales by price range over the last 3 months.  Below is the breakdown of financing vs. cash purchases. Pretty interesting…

        

        

     

  • Mortgage interest rates continue to stay low.  Borrowers with good credit are seeing rates sub-4%.  Visit MortgageNewsDaily.com for today’s prevailing rates.  Though remember, that a borrower’s actual interest rate is directly related to his/her financial and credit standings, and can vary by loan program.  Need a lender?   Contact me today for an awesome local referral!
  • If you need an experienced real estate professional to assist with preparing, staging and marketing your home to sell, please don’t hesitate to contact me directly at dhallerbach@intero.com or 775-233-0682.

Posted on August 14, 2019 at 3:09 pm
Denise Hallerbach | Posted in Reno-Sparks Market Report | Tagged , , ,

Weekend Warrior (Aug 8-12)

LAKE TAHOE SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL & OTHER MUSICAL PERFORMANCES
NIGHTLY THRU AUGUST 25, AUGUST 31 & SEPTEMBER 7
SAND HARBOR NEVADA STATE PARK AMPHITHEATER

“Extraordinary Entertainment in an Exceptional Setting,” Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival is Northern Nevada’s cherished annual event that spans nearly all of July and August. This year, it features The Taming of the Shrew, Shakespeare’s uproarious battle of the sexes.  The festival also brings Million Dollar Quarter, A Tony-Winning rock ‘n’ roll tribute inspired by a fateful, impromptu jam session with Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins. Learn more about these shows, Young Shakespeare and other musical performances at LakeTahoeShakespeare.com.

HOT AUGUST NIGHTS
THRU SUNDAY, AUGUST 11
MULTIPLE VENUES

The hottest classic cars are rolling into Reno this weekend!!  Hot August Nights showcases America’s finest treasured vehicles for a grand party you won’t want to miss!  For details that include drag races and burn-outs, show-n-shines, contests, competition and legendary entertainment, visit HotAugustNights.net.

LEGENDARY ENTERTAINMENT @ HOT AUGUST NIGHTS
THROUGH SATURDAY, AUGUST 10
GRAND SIERRA OUTDOOR STAGE and NUGGET EVENT CENTER

How lucky are we, that Reno not only has Hot August Nights with its fabulous displays of amazing classic cars, but that the event brings in legendary entertainers performing nightly at the Grand Sierra Outdoor Stage.  The line-up features Pablo Cruise, The Little River Band, The Temptations, KC and the Sunshine Band, Chubby Checker, and more!  Check out the entire schedule at HotAugustNights.net.

THE RIGHTEOUS BROTHERS
THURSDAY, AUGUST 8 (8 pm) 

SILVER LEGACY GRANDE EXPOSITION HALL

You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling,” “Unchained Melody,” “Rock ‘n Roll Heaven“… You know the songs that put The Righteous Brothers on the map!  Bill Medley is still belting the tunes.  And though one of the members (Bobby Hatfield) passed in 2003, he is replaced by Bucky Heard who is the perfect successor for the celebrated duo.  Learn more about The Righteous Brothers and purchase your tickets online through SilverLegacyReno.com.

SIERRA NEVADA EUROPEAN CAR FESTIVAL
THURSDAY-SUNDAY, AUGUST 8-11
SANDS REGENCY CASINO HOTEL

Why limit the classics to only American-made beauties?  If you have an affinity for vintage European masterpieces, make it a point of heading over to The Sands for the Reno’s very first Sierra Nevada European Car Festival.  Learn more about this inaugural event at SierraNevadaEuropeanCarFestival.com.

VINTAGE TRAILER REVIVAL
THRU SUNDAY, AUGUST 11

RANCHO SAN RAFAEL REGIONAL PARK

Relive the simple days when camping meant no WiFi or streaming videos. Trailers were a cozy little home-away-from-home to sleep and do a little food prep, and everything else took place in the great outdoors.  Take a step back in time to visit these cherished oldies at Vintage Trailer Revival this weekend.  It’s an awesome supplement to Hot August Nights!  Get more info at HotAugustNights.net.

RENO STREET FOOD
FRIDAY, AUGUST 9 (4-9 pm)
IDLEWILD PARK, RENO

Foodie alert!  Reno Street Food’s “Food Truck Friday” is one of America’s Top 10 weekly food truck events!  Over 35 vendors dish out and pour the best food and beverages on wheels every Friday at Idlewild.  Bring your beach chairs and blankets, and enjoy live local entertainment while you partake in tasty cuisine and hang out with your buddies!  Visit Reno Street Food’s Facebook Page for more info!

CLASSICAL TAHOE
THRU AUGUST 11
SIERRA NEVADA COLLEGE – “THE PAVILION” 

This is it!  It’s the last weekend of Classical Tahoe, a 3-week musical extravaganza that features the best orchestral musicians in the country.  The intimate pavilion on the campus of Lake Tahoe’s Sierra Nevada College (Incline Village) hosts the event that caters to classical and jazz music lovers alike.  For all the fabulous details, please visit ClassicalTahoe.org.

JAZZ & BEYOND: CARSON CITY MUSIC & ART FESTIVAL
FRIDAY, AUGUST 9-SATURDAY, AUGUST 25
CARSON CITY

Artown in Reno has wrapped up, but Jazz & Beyond, Carson City’s massive music and art festival is just getting started!  With great music from outstanding regional jazz musicians, fantastic local art and studio tours, and the positive energy of the Carson City community, how can you go wrong?  Learn more about Jazz & Beyond at JazzCarsonCity.com.

STEVE MARZAN
FRIDAY & SATURDAY, AUGUST 9 & 10

PIONEER UNDERGROUND & LEX NIGHT CLUB

“Smart and silly. Daft and caustic. Acerbic and ridiculous, but always clever. And clean. Mostly.”  All are words to describe the touring comedian who will bring down the house at the Pioneer Underground and LEX Nightclub this weekend. If Steve Marzan good enough to appear on The Late Show with David Letterman, The Late Late Show and Ellen, he’s likely to be a hit here in Reno too. Discover more about Marzan and get tickets at RenoTahoeComedy.com.

TA-HOE NALU STAND-UP PADDLE FEST
SATURDAY & SUNDAY, AUGUST 10 & 11

KINGS BEACH STATE PARK

Come one, come all who love to stand-up paddle board!  Ta-Hoe Nalu Stand Up Paddle Fest invites participants of all ages and abilities to join in the fun!  The event includes races for you competitive souls out there, mellow, guided tours for you non-competitive peeps, music, food, beverages, contests and more!  For more details and the complete schedule of races and activities, visit TaHoeNalu.com.

T-PAIN
SATURDAY, AUGUST 10

LEX NIGHTCLUB @ GRAND SIERRA RESORT

Known best for popularizing the creative use of the “Auto-Tune pitch correction” effect, rapper, songwriter and record producer T-Pain brings his pioneering voice modulation to Reno this weekend.  Some of T-Pain’s more popular hits include “I’m Sprung,” “Buy U A Drank” and “Bartender.”  Hang with T-Pain this weekend late Saturday night and into the wee hours of Sunday morning at LEX, and learn more about him at GrandSierraResort.com.

RENO 1868 FC vs. SAN ANTONIO FC
SATURDAY, AUGUST 10 (7:15 pm)

GREATER NEVADA FIELD

#2 in the Western Conference of the United Soccer League, Reno 1868 FC keeps plowing through the competition and looks to get their 14th win!  Reno takes on #12 ranked San Antonio FC in what we hope will be another victory for The 1868.  In addition to the first 1,000 fans getting free 1868 FC T-shirts, you’ll be able to make a fan poster on the concourse, and kiddos can participate in a relay race to win Reno 1868 FC hats.  Get your tickets in advance at Reno1868FC.com.

LEON BRIDGES
SATURDAY, AUGUST 10 (8 pm)

GRAND SIERRA RESORT – GRAND THEATRE

The Grand Sierra Resort and the Biggest Little City proudly welcome Grammy-Award winning soul/R&B singer & songwriter Leon Bridges!  Bridges established himself as a force in the music business with hit songs like “Coming Home” and “Smooth Sailin‘” and was honored to receive the Grammy for his sophomore album Good Thing in 2018.  Enjoy the “old soul” vibe of this awesome entertainer, learn more about him, and get your tickets online at GrandSierraResort.com.

MARLETTE LAKE 50K & 10 MILER
SUNDAY, AUGUST 11 

MARLETTE LAKE

Is trail running your passion?  Looking for a fun, challenging course in one of the most awe-inspiring settings on the planet?  Marlette Lake sits at 8,200 feet above sea level.  That’s nearly 2,000 feet higher than Lake Tahoe.  Choose your course carefully… 50K or 10 Miles.  Both routes offer epic 360 degree views of Lake Tahoe and the Carson Valley and Range.  The stellar, single-track trails are calling your name.  Learn more about the Marlette Lake 50K & 10 Miler and register in advance at TahoeTrailRunning.com.

CONCERTS AT COMMONS BEACH SUMMER SERIES: POOR MAN’S WHISKEY
SUNDAY, AUGUST 11 (4-7 pm)

COMMONS BEACH – TAHOE CITY, CA

If you haven’t made it up to Tahoe City for the Concerts at Commons Beach Summer Series, let Poor Man’s Whiskey be the incentive to get you there!  I have been lucky enough to hear them play at Lake Almanor’s Plumas Pines Resort & Bar a couple years ago, and I had a blast.  Their high-energy shows blend bluegrass and southern rock and will keep you on your feet throughout the concert. Learn more and get to know Poor Man’s Whiskey via ConcertsAtCommonsBeach.com.

FEATURED RECIPE
LEMON, CUCUMBER & MINT INFUSED WATER

When the weather smolders, it’s super important to stay hydrated.  Drinking enough water will help boost your energy level and brain activity and improve the elasticity of your skin.  As you working on taking in 8-10 glasses of water a day, you may find that jazzing up the flavor of your water will make it more interesting and fun!  The recipe for Lemon, Cucumber & Mint Infused Water is quite simple, so visit DeniseHallerbach.com’s Favorite Recipes Blog, make a pitcher or a glass, and enjoy!
SOUTH RENO BEAUTY
NOW OFFERED FOR $550,000

Do you and your family & friends love to play in open fields?  Kick around a soccer ball?  Throw a football?  Fly kites?  Run and be free?  What if you lived in a home where you could shoot out your back gate, and be at the field in a minute?  30 Tanea Ct may just be the home for you!  Located in South Reno off of Wedge Parkway you would also be living near the library, the playground, Raley’s Shopping Center on Mt. Rose, Summit Shopping, nature trails (10 min drive), Mt. Rose Ski Resort (20 min drive) and the Reno-Tahoe International Airport (13 min drive).  What are you waiting for?  Email me or call me for an appointment today, and enjoy more info and photos at Bit.ly/30TaneaRealScout.
HIDDEN VALLEY GEM
NOW OFFERED FOR $524,000
Mature landscaping, a tranquil corner-lot in one of Reno’s most cherished, older neighborhoods, and close proximity to Hidden Valley Country Golf & Country Club.  Take a moment to explore the character and charm of 7682 S. Southmoor Circle – Reno.  A mere 15 minuted to Reno-Tahoe International Airport and just 3 minutes from the new Southeast Connector that leads to the Tahoe-Reno Industrial Center, this property is not only a special find to call your home, but it is also a super-commuter location.  The best part… It feels worlds away!  This may be the perfect Hidden Valley home for you or someone you know. Learn more about 7682 S Southmoor that boasts 5 beds/3 baths/3-car garage and 3,637 square feet of living space at Bit.ly/SSouthmoor.

Posted on August 8, 2019 at 3:57 am
Denise Hallerbach | Posted in Weekend Warrior | Tagged , , , ,

Lemon, Cucumber & Mint Infused Water

What You Need:

  • Filtered Water
  • 1 unwaxed Lemon
  • Cucumber
  • Mint
  • Ice

What You Do:

  • Thinly slice lemon and cucumber and place it in glass.
  • Tear off desired amount of mint leaves with your fingers and add them to the glass.
  • Fill with filtered water and ice.
  • Stir and enjoy.

Posted on August 6, 2019 at 5:57 pm
Denise Hallerbach | Posted in Favorite Recipes | Tagged , ,