The Weekend Warrior (Feb 20-23)

NAT BAIMEL
THURSDAY-SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 20-22
PIONEER UNDERGROUND & LEX NIGHTCLUB

Reno Tahoe Comedy welcomes Nat Baimel, an upbeat problem-solver, awkward philosopher, and optimistic nihilist with a knack for always looking on the bright side.  This smart, up-and-coming comedian brings well-crafted material that often tackles the most serious of subjects in a silly manner and will make you laugh as much as it will make you think.  Enjoy a little video by clicking HERE for Nat Baimel at The Meltdown.  For tickets to one of his five shows, visit RenoTahoeComedy.com.

JEFF RICHARDS
THURSDAY-SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 20-23
LAUGH FACTORY 

Walnut Creek native Jeff Richards has spent the last 23 years making a name for himself in the comedy world in LA, touring the US and appearing on late night shows. He also briefly joined the cast of FOX’s MAD TV in 2000 and was a feature player in an episode of SNL’s 27th season.  Jeff¹s high-energy stand-up is a mix of his-growing arsenal of impressions and his own outrageous original characters, including the “knife guy,” the “drunk girlfriend,” her “jealous boyfriend” and the “jock/meathead” from every 80¹s teen movie. Click HERE for Jeff Richards “going off” on an automated operator. Get your tickets to one of his shows this weekend at SilverLegacyReno.com.

THE CHILDREN
THURS-SAT, FEBRUARY 20-22 (7:30 pm) & SUN, FEBRUARY 23 (2 pm)

BRÜKA THEATRE – 99 N. Virginia Street, Downtown Reno

Brüka Theatre’s 27th Season continues with a fantastical, sci-fi drama, The Children.  A transfer from London’s Royal Court Theatre, The Children was Lucy Kirkwood’s first Broadway play that debuted in 2017.  It tells the story of two retired scientists who have settled into an isolated cottage by the sea as the world around them crumbles, when an old friend arrives with a frightening request. The Children is a cautionary tale for apocalyptic times.  Intrigued?  Learn more and purchase tickets to one of the many performances over the next couple of weeks at Brüka.org.

ALPENGLOW MOUNTAIN FESTIVAL – WINTER
THROUGH SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 23
SEVERAL LOCATIONS NORTH LAKE TAHOE 

Enjoy what snow has fallen so far, and pray for more while participating in the Alpengow Mountain Festival.  It’s a celebration of human-powered mountain sports, clinics, equipment demonstrations, social events, critically acclaimed films and more, and takes place in several locations around North Lake Tahoe.  This is the tail-end of the 9-day festival that offers over 75 events and activities for participants of all ages and abilities.  Check out AlpenglowSports.com for more details!

THE IMPROV OLIMPIX
THURSDAY-SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 20-22 (7:30 pm)
GOOD LUCK MACBETH THEATRE

You want improv?  You got it, at The Improv Olimpix of the Overly Extraordinary Players. It’s a weekend-long, competition-style improvisational tournament where audiences enjoy two teams challenging each other in a series of theatrical prompts, which will then be scored by a panel of local celebrities and personalities. Host Tim Mahoney will keep the evening moving, engaging the audience, and bestowing witty commentary.  Each night, the two teams will compete for a slot in the grand finals happening Saturday night.  Learn more and purchase tickets online at GoodLuckMacBeth.org.

SEBASTIAN MANISCALCO
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21 (8 pm)
GRAND SIERRA RESORT – GRAND THEATRE

If you like standup comedy, but prefer a style that is completely chill with flashes of crazy, you may want to check out Sabastian Maniscalco. The hilarious style of the Italian-American comedian comes with outrageous facial expressions, accents and body language that result in the perfect delivery to keep you entertained throughout his show.  It’s pure side-splitting laughter at a Sabastian Maniscalco stand-up performance!  If you haven’t already seen him, you’ll know what I’m talking about when you click HERE to see why he’s “not a Vegas Guy.”  Don’t wait to buy your tickets to see Maniscalco live Saturday night at GrandSierraReno.com.

TEENS SPEAK OUT… GLAD YOU ARE HERE
FRI & SAT, FEB 21 & 22 (7:30 pm) and SUN, FEB 23 (2 pm)
RENO LITTLE THEATER

On a much more serious note, Teens Speak Out…Glad You Are Here, is taking place this weekend at Reno Little Theater.  The performance is a synopsis of “Just Like I Wanted,” anarrative through a series of flashbacks by Joey, a 16 year old boy who has taken his own life. Joey shows us the life he used to lead and why he chose to end it.  But we also see the unexpected effect of his death on his classmates, teachers, and his family.  Note that this show deals with a very sensitive subject matter, possibly triggering to some audience members. There will be a talk-back after each performance, lasting no more than 30 minutes.  For more information, please visit RenoLittleTheater.org.

ART CLASSES & WORKSHOPS
ALL WEEKEND
NEVADA MUSEUM OF ART – 160 W Liberty St, Reno

Whether you are an aspiring artist or just getting started, the Nevada Museum of Art offers classes and workshops in a variety of media and levels of experience you may want to explore.  Here is what’s on the schedule this weekend:
Thursday, Feb 20: Water Color Open Studio.  This class is designed for returning students and those with some experience.  Students should have a personal work in progress and working toward completion. It opens with the introduction of a challenge or technique that may be applied during the open session.
Thursday, Feb 20: The Art of Meditation.  Learn techniques for enriching your meditation experience.  This workshop is perfect for everyone practicing meditation to gain inner peace and wellness.
Friday, Feb 21: Fused Glass Earring and Pendant Workshop.  Learn to cut flat glass, use frits, stringers, dichroic sparkly glass, and even pebbles to create beautiful hand-made jewelry.
Saturday & Sunday, Feb 22 & 23: Stylized African Animals in Acrylic.  Exercise the use bold colors, modern patterns and engaging compositions, and use acrylic paint combined with colored pencil to create inspired portraits of African animals.
Saturday, Feb 22: Girls’ Night Out with Rainbow Palette Painting.  Bring your friends and spend a fun and relaxed evening making art and drinking wine!

Visit NevadaArt.org for this weekend’s schedule, registration info,
and to learn more about upcoming classes and workshops!
RIVERSIDE FARMERS MARKET
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22 (9 am-Noon) & EVERY SATURDAY YEAR-ROUND
MCKINLEY ARTS & CULTURE CENTER – 925 Riverside Dr, Reno

Reno’s only year-round, weekly farmers market takes place again this Saturday at McKinley Arts & Culture Center.  The Riverside Farmers Market runs Saturday mornings October through May, then switches to Thursday evenings from June through September and specializes in showcasing local and sustainable farmers, ranchers, makers and bakers.  Live music, food trucks, free yoga, and a play area for kiddos round out the event that brings locals back week after week.  Learn more about this awesome community event at RenoFarmersMarket.com.

AMAZING BIRDS OF PREY
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22 (10-11 am)
GALENA CREEK VISITOR CENTER

Get in touch with nature at Galena Creek Visitors Center this weekend with Amazing Birds of Prey.  Master Falconer Marie Gaspari Crawford of Palomino Valley will bring at least one of her fabulous birds of prey, and will talk about the long history of falconry, the numerous fascinating environmental adaptations these birds possess, the influence they have over our world and conservation efforts to protect raptors. The hour-long presentation is suitable for adults and older children.  For more information, please visit GalenaCreekVisitorCenter.org.

COLT FORD
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22 (6-11 pm)
VIRGINIA STREET BREWHOUSE – 211 N. Virginia St

Have you ever heard of “country rap?”  Well, Colt Ford has made an art of it, and he brings this unique Southern hip hop style to Virginia Street Brewhouse for a memorable evening of fun music. The intimate venue hosted a Colt Ford performance this time last year, and he is back by popular demand!  If you were fortunately enough to have been at that concert, you’ll know what a raging good time you are in for this year.  Get to know Colt Ford in fan-favorites like “Workin’ On,” “Drivin’ Around Song ft. Jason Aldean” and “Back ft. Jake Owen.”  Purchase your tickets to see him live, online at TicketWeb.com.

LANDSCAPES & LEGENDS OF MEXICO
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22 (7:30 pm) & SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 23 (4 pm)
PIONEER CENTER for the PERFORMING ARTS

The talents of the Reno Philharmonic combine with guest cellist Peter Lenz, violist Dustin Budish and multimedia artist and photographer Nicholas Bardonnay for the special Classix Series production of Landscapes & Legends of Mexico.  The program begins with the humorous adventures of Don Quixote as depicted by Richard Strauss, which features variations on the theme of a knightly character.  Then the whimsical sounds of Copland, the pulsing dance rhythms of Marquez, and the grandeur of Revueltas will transport you right to Mexico as you gaze at brilliant scenery.  For more information and ticket sales, please visit RenoPhil.com.

DIVAS’ DAY OUT
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22 (10 am-4 pm)
GRAND SIERRA RESORT

Ladies!  Gather your besties and your credit cards and head over to the Grand Sierra Resort this Saturday for a day filled with everything to bring out the inner diva in you!  It’s Reno’s largest annual all-ladies’ event, and 2020 Divas’ Day Out brings 100+ businesses on-site for shopping, giveaways and information on health, fitness, beauty, fashion, motherhood, finance, education, career and fun… all the things that women love!  Go VIP and enter the event one hour ealry at 9am, have a private meet and greet with dancers from Magic Mike XXL Tribute Male Review, take home a special goodie bag from Adam and Eve, and enjoy one free beverage at the bar!  Visit the Event Facebook Page for more info and have a blast!

RENO MARDI GRAS
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 25 (5:30 pm-10:30 pm)
RENO BALLROOM – 401 N CENTER ST, DOWTOWN RENO

Fat Tuesday is coming right up!  And the Rotary Club of Reno is throwing it’s annual big bash and fundraiser. You’re invited to one of Reno’s biggest parties of the year, where you’ll enjoy tasty food from our area’s finest restaurants and caterers, wine, crafted beers and spirits, win-big on enticing silent auction items, and boogie to the infectious beat of the live DJ.  Grab fists-full of beads, your coolest mask, and don your snazziest duds, and head out for a night of outrageous fun at Reno Mardi Gras.  Get your tickets online at RenoMardiGras.com.

YOUR LOCAL SKI CONDITIONS AND LIFT STATUS
ANYDAY
CHOOSE AN AWESOME LOCAL RESORT

Come on winter!  Where are you?  Will you bring precipitation this weekend?  Please?  If you’re still looking for a reason to visit the local ski resorts this weekend, check current conditions before you go via the links below….

FEATURED RECIPE
BEEF SIRLOIN PASTA PORTOBELLO
There’s nothing like a nice bowl of savory pasta with hearty steak and mushrooms to fill your tummy… well, at least mine anyway.  I’ll eat pasta with just about anything, but steak-pasta is probably one of my favorite combinations.  I stumbled upon this delicious and healthy recipe from BeefItsWhatsForDinner.com and LOVED it!  It’s simple, easy to prepare, and is a quick meal for any weeknight with the tightest of schedules.  Visit my Favorite Recipes Blog Page at DeniseHallerbach.com for my slightly modified version of the recipe.
HOW THE HOUSING MARKET BENEFITS WITH
UNCERTAINTY IN THE WORLD

It’s hard to listen to today’s news without hearing about the uncertainty surrounding global markets, the spread of the coronavirus, and tensions in the Middle East, just to name a few. These concerns have caused some to question their investment plans going forward. Visit my In-The-Know Real Estate Blog to discover how, amidst the irresolution around the globe, the real estate market benefits.
Posted on February 20, 2020 at 12:31 pm
Denise Hallerbach | Category: Weekend Warrior | Tagged , , , ,

3 Most Important Steps to Selling Your House

If you’re planning to sell your home in the near future, and want to sell it as quickly as possible at the highest price possible, we strongly recommend following these 3 Most Important Steps:

1.  Make Repairs/Maintain:  Examine every inch of your house and look for things that need to be repaired or replaced.  You may go as far as hiring a home inspector to provide a full report so you have no surprises during escrow.  Below are some of the most common repairs made when selling your house.  Here is a list of some of the most common items needing attention prior to selling:

  • Ripped/tore/bend screens. Repair/replace as needed.
  • Sticky glass slider tracks and window tracks/frames.  Lube them &/or replace parts or whole door.
  • Cracked light switches.  Replace.
  • Leaking faucets.  Repair/replace.
  • Leaking bathtub drains.  Repair/replace.
  • Dirty air filters.  Change them.
  • Broken or removed smoke detectors.  Replace.
  • Failed caulking and/or grout in shower/bath.  Remove and re-caulk.
  • Failed caulking on windows.  Check inside and out and seal as needed.
  • Broken vacuum seals on windows, they have moisture between the panes. Call glass company to take a look and replace.
  • Cracked/chipped shower pan and/or bathtub.  Repair (recommend Miracle Method in Reno)
  • Light fixtures that have failed.  Repair/replace.
  • Water in the crawl space.  Determine where it is coming from, eliminate it from entering, dry out and vent properly.  If necessary, install a gutters on the house, and improve grading or install French drain.  Under some circumstances, installing a sump pump may be necessary.
  • Failed or missing vapor barrier.  Install new vapor barrier.
  • Earth/dirt-to-wood contact… Eliminate contact.
  • Replace doorbell
  • Old door handle/lock.  May want to replace to freshen the first impression.
  • Failing paint where needed. Prep and paint, especially the front door/door frame & facia and window trim.
  • Holes and cracks in stucco.  Seal and paint with Elastomeric material.

2.  Clean It:  Make your house sparkle!  Whether you do it yourself or hire a cleaning service, this is a must!  It is best to take care of this BEFORE listing and showing your home.  Then, when you are about to close escrow, it will be easier to just do the final touches.  Don’t neglect the following:

  • Windows
  • Window Tracks and Frames
  • Window coverings
  • Walls (rub out scuffs with a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser or My Barkeeper’s Friend)
  • Doors and door frames (Mr. Clean Magic Eraser)
  • Baseboards (Mr. Clean Magic Eraser or My Barkeeper’s Friend)
  • Corners of walls and ceilings (spider webs)
  • Light Fixtures
  • Toilets, mirrors, tubs, showers, counters
  • Inside and outside of all cabinets, cupboards and drawers (use Murphy’s Oil or The Method Almond Oil from Target)
  • Inside and outside all appliances (oven, stove, microwave, dishwasher, refrigerator, trash compactor… all appliances that will be visible during showings)
  • Under sinks
  • Garage (sweep it out, eliminate belongings you don’t need, and organize)

3.  Stage and Prep for Photography and Showings:  If your home is already vacant, we can bring in a range of staging pieces, from full furniture sets to essential decorative accessories.  When occupying the home while you are selling, decluttering, organizing and moving belongings around may be recommended.  This process is one of my areas of expertise, and one of the most important steps prior to professional photography by Matt Waclo Photography.  Professional photography is included in my listing services and is critical for making the best first impression possible.

For guidance regarding these essential steps for selling your home, please feel free to contact me directly at 775-233-0682 or email me at dhallerbach@intero.com.

Posted on January 29, 2020 at 8:47 pm
Denise Hallerbach | Category: Real Estate News | Tagged , , , ,

The Weekend Warrior (Jan 23-26)

EAGLES AND AGRICULTURE
THURSDAY-SUNDAY, JANUARY 23-26
VARIOUS LOCATIONS IN CARSON VALLEY

Celebrate the awe-inspiring beauty and grandeur of the most majestic birds on the planet and the past and future of our local agriculture at Eagles and Agriculture.  A couple of great events may still have openings, so don’t delay purchasing your tickets. The event kicks off Thursday evening, Jan 23 with the Opening Reception and Photography Exhibit, featuring spectacular works of area wildlife photographers. And the highly popular Falconers’ Dinner takes place Friday evening, Jan 24 at the Carson Valley Inn.  At the dinner, you’ll get an up-close look at impressive raptors and their handlers.  For more info about Eagles and Agriculture and the full schedule of events this weekend, please visit Business.CarsonValleyNV.org.

WILL C.
THURSDAY-SATURDAY, JANUARY 23-25
PIONEER UNDERGROUND & LEX NIGHTCLUB

You never know what can happen when you say “hell yes” to a dare.  That’s exactly what Will C. did 25 years ago at The World Famous Comedy Store in La Jolla, CA.  It was then that the comedy bug bit and latched onto him, and he never shook it loose going forward.  Since then, he has toured around the US and Canada, offering “quick wit, over the top goofiness, and the ability to relate to his audiences.  He has also been writing and acting, and killing it in comedy competitions across the country.  Click HERE for a video of Will C doing his thing!  For tickets to see him live at one of his five stand-up performances this weekend, visit RenoTahoeComedy.com.

BROADWAY COMES TO RENO: THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG
FRIDAY-SUNDAY, JANUARY 24-26
PIONEER CENTER for the PERFORMING ARTS

What would happen if Sherlock Holmes and Monty Python had an illegitimate Broadway baby?  You’d get The Play That Goes Wrong.  Touted by The New York Times as a “gut-busting hit,” and by Huffpost as “the funniest play Broadway has ever seen,” this Broadway & London’s award-winning smash comedy takes the stage at The Pioneer for five hilarious performances.  It’s a classic murder mystery chock-full of mishaps and madcap mania, and is fully expected to bring down the house.  Learn more about the show and purchase tickets in advance at PioneerCenter.com or at the Pioneer Box Office M-F (11 am-6 pm) and 2 hours prior to showtime.

MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS
BEGINS FRIDAY, JANUARY 24 THROUGH SUNDAY, JANUARY 16 (THUR-SUN)
RENO LITTLE THEATRE

One of world’s most beloved murder mysteries begins this weekend in Midtown.  Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express loads a train full of suspects and an alibi for each one.  It’s the perfect mystery for the world famous detective Hercule Poirot, n’est-ce pas. Wax your mustache, hold on to your passport, and get ready for a suspenseful, thrilling ride aboard the legendary Orient Express at Reno Little Theatre.  Visit RenoLittleTheatre.org showtimes and dates, as well as info about Thirsty Thursday and discounts for seniors, military and students.

SIERRA JUNIOR TENNIS ASSOCIATION presents A ROARING 20’S GALA
SATURDAY, JANUARY 25 (5:30-10:30 pm)
NATIONAL AUTOMOBILE MUSEUM – 10 S. Lake Street, Downtown Reno

It’s been 100 years since the roaring 20’s!  What better way to celebrate the centennial marking than to also support youth tennis at A Roaring 20’s GalaSierra Junior Tennis Association is throwing it’s annual fundraising bash in an effort to quadruple the group’s outreach, providing free tennis and learning programs to under-resourced youth in Northern Nevada.  Last year, they touched the lives of 1,000 children. This year’s goal is to reach 4,000!  Learn more about SJTA and join the fun at the National Automobile Museum, by visiting SierraJuniorTennis.org. If trying to purchase last-minute tickets, email tennis@sierrajuniortennis.org.

WILD & SCENIC FILM FESTIVAL
SATURDAY, JANUARY 25 (7-10 pm)
WHITNEY PEAK HOTEL – 3RD FLOOR

It’s time to get wild in Reno!  “Friends of Black Rock-High Rock” hosts the Wild & Scenic Film Festival showing Saturday night at Whitney Peak Hotel! The annual event offers viewings of award-winning films that focus on adventure, activism and conservation.  The fun doesn’t stop there!  In addition to 3 hours of inspiring films, Wild & Scenic includes a special raffle for two Burning Man tickets and a cool silent auction with oodles of other great prizes.  Learn more about the festival, and about the benefits of joining “Friends of Black Rock-High Rock” at BlackRockDesert.org.

BREW HAHA
SATURDAY, JANUARY 25 (8 pm)
NUGGET CASINO RESORT – Nugget Ballroom, Sparks, NV

Attention all beer lovers!!  It’s the event that you’ve been waiting for since last year!  Brew HaHa is a super fun benefit for Sierra Arts Foundation, featuring a huge selection of micro and macro Beer tasting plus live music featuring The Garage Boys.  The high energy, 100% organic rock band out of Las Vegas will keep you entertained while you explore all of the tasty beer and stroll the artists’ village, featuring the works of 40 local artists.  Learn more about options for ticket levels, and save when you purchase ahead of the event at NuggetCasinoResort.com.

IGNITE
SATURDAY, JANUARY 25 (9 pm)
HARRAH’S RENO – Sammy’s Showroom

I’m not sure how long this show is going to be around based on the news that Harrah’s Reno is closing it’s doors after 82 years of entertaining The Biggest Little City.  Ignite, Harrah’s steamy burlesque show heats up historic Sammy’s Showroom, and is “a fiery exploration of the things that heat you up- passion, desire, adrenaline- an explosion of sensations to put a little pink in your cheeks, a drop in your jaw, and a fiery roar of laughter in your belly.”  Learn more and purchase tickets in advance at Caesar.com.

BONE THUGS-N-HARMONY
SATURDAY, JANUARY 25 (10 pm)
LEX NIGHTCLUB

Let the easy-going gangsta rap of Bone Thugs-N-Harmony lull you into their groove at LEX Nightclub Saturday night.  Since releasing their debut album in 1993, the group has produced a dozen studio albums.  The group has received several award nominations, and landed a Soul Train Music Award and a Grammy for the 1996 hit “The Crossroads.”  Other popular Bone Thugs-N-Harmony hits include “Thuggish Ruggish Bone” and “1st of Tha Month.”  Purchase tickets to see the group live at GrandSierraResort.com.

TAKE TO THE SLOPES… SNOW RIDE!
ANYDAY
ANY OF THESE FABULOUS NEARBY SKI RESORTS

Check out the latest conditions, as well as lift status at your favorite local snow riding resort:

WEDNESDAY GAME NIGHT
EVERY WEDNESDAY (5-8 pm)
COFFEE N’ COMICS – 941 W. Moana Lane, Reno

Join the fun of friendly competition and meeting others who enjoy the same.  Wednesday Game Night happens every Wednesday evening from 5-8 pm at Coffee N/ Comics in Reno.  What’s your favorite board game to play?  Monopoly?  Yahtzee?  Heads Up?  Bring your favorite games to play with your friends and/or others, and you’ll receive 15% off your drinks for the evening.  Visit CoffeeComics.com for more about other events on Coffee N’ Comics’ calendar, including Open Mic Stand Up Night, the Story Telling Series, and Pass the DJ.

FEATURED RECIPE
COCONUT MISO SALMON CURRY

What a great change from my “usual,” a treat for my family AND quick/easy to prepare!  I was so happy to find Coconut-Miso Salmon Curry at Cooking.NYTimes.com.”This light, delicate weeknight curry comes together in less than 30 minutes and is defined by its deep miso flavor. Miso is typically whisked into soups toward the end of the recipe, but sweating it directly in the pot with ginger, garlic and a little oil early on helps the paste caramelize, intensifying its earthy sweetness. Adding coconut milk creates a rich broth that works with a wide range of seafood… A squeeze of lime and a flurry of fresh herbs keep this curry bright and citrusy.”  Learn how to make it on My Favorite Recipes Blog or Cooking.NYTimes.com.

MUST SELL LISTING…
This beautiful home is so ready for her new owner AND only 20 minutes to skiing, 10 minutes to hiking, 5 minutes from The Summit shopping, and a couple minutes to Raleys, the library and the park. 30 Tanea Court may just be the perfect fit for you and your clan!  Located in South Reno, just off of Wedge Parkway, she boasts 4 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms (1 bed/1bath are downstairs), a living room, family room, dining room, breakfast nook AND bonus room!  The spacious backyard features plenty of room for a garden, and has a working pond and a storage shed. With 2,698 square feet of living space on 1/3 acre, you can’t go wrong.  Take advantage of the reduced price of $529,500!  For more information and pictures, please visit Bit.ly/30TaneaRealScout.
Posted on January 23, 2020 at 7:17 am
Denise Hallerbach | Category: Weekend Warrior | Tagged , , ,

Weekend Warrior (Dec 12-15)

TAYLOR TOMLINSON
THURSDAY-SATURDAY, DECEMBER 12-14

PIONEER UNDERGROUND
Expect nothing but a healthy dose of smiles and laughs from funny-woman Taylor Tomlinson this weekend at Reno Tahoe Comedy.  Tomlinson, who was a Top 10 Finalist on Last Comic Standing, can be seen on Adam Devine’s House Party on Comedy Central and MTV’s Safe Word.  She takes the stage at The Pioneer Underground bringing a refreshing presence and wholesome fun.  To check out a hint of Taylor Tomlinson’s funny standup on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, click HERE.  And for tickets to see her live in Reno, visit RenoTahoeComedy.com.
SANTA’S CHRISTMAS WONDERLAND
THROUGH DECEMBER 29

ELDORADO RESORT CASINO – ELDORADO SHOWROOM
The spirit of Christmas overflows from Eldorado Showroom at Santa’s Christmas Wonderland.  According to USA Press, the production is a “dazzling holiday spectacular” and has been touted as the “the most-loved Christmas show of the season.”  Viewed by over 5 million people around the world, the outstanding production features glittering costumes, sensational sets, a dazzling cast and the highest kicking chorus dancers this side of the North Pole. Join Santa on his unforgettable and nostalgic Christmas journey, and get your tickets at EldoradoReno.com.
LANCE WOODS
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13

LEX NIGHTCLUB
I’m not so sure how Lance Woods can describe himself as “humble” and “international sex symbol” simultaneously, but those are the traits that he claims. He also happens to be one of Sacramento’s most sought after comedians.  A Christian Comedian, Woods delivers a standup performance that is high energy, shoots clever punchlines and is clean.  For more information about Lance Woods and to purchase tickets to see him Friday night at Grand Sierra Resort’s LEX Nightclub, visit LEXNightclub.com.
RENO JAZZ ORCHESTRA presents HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13 (7:30 pm) & SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14 (1:30 pm)

CARGO CONCERT HALL
Reno Jazz Orchestra brings the best Jazz renditions of the Holiday Season to Downtown Reno this weekend for all to enjoy!  The talented 17-piece ensemble welcomes world-renowned trombone soloist Bob McChesney and dynamic entertainer and GRAMMY nominee vocalist Calabria Foti to join in on this very special performance.  The 2-hour concert “rekindles the magical memories of being home for the holidays.”  For more information and ticket sales, please visit RenoJazzOrchestra.org.
THE NUTCRACKER
FRI, DEC 13 (8 pm) – SAT, DEC 14 (2 & 8 pm) – SUN, DEC 15 (1 & 7 pm)
PIONEER CENTER for the PERFORMING ARTS
The big weekend has arrived!  It’s the pinnacle of the A.V.A. Ballet Theatre and Reno Philharmonic’s season, and the holiday tradition you don’t want to miss!  Our beautifully trained and talented group of local dancers transport you to the Land of Sweets and Amusements in The Nutcracker.  Clara, the Nutcracker Prince, Mouse King, the Mechanical Doll, Toy Soldiers, Ginger Girls… All of your favorites will be there!  Whether it’s your first, fifth, or fifteenth Nutcracker, A.V.A. Theatre’s production will not disappoint!  For tickets online, visit PioneerCenter.com.
WINTER DREAMS MAGIC THEATRE CIRCUS
THROUGH DECEMBER 22
UNDER THE BIGTOP TENT IN THE SHADOW OF THE ATLANTIS CASINO RESORT
Under the Big Top in the shadow of The Atlantis, Reno welcomes Winter Dreams Magic Theatre Circus.  Entertaining Reno for the first time this year, the extremely talented and breathtaking group of performers will dazzle us with their artistry, strength and skill.  Prepare to be amazed with magical disappearances, inspired with magnificent aerial dance, endeared by talented, tail-wagging friends, bewildered by physics defying contortionists, acrobats and jugglers and entertained by hilarious clowns.  It all takes place in the magical tent that surrounds. Don’t worry, the “techno-tent” dome is heated and seats 800.  Learn more and purchase tickets at MagicTheatreCircus.com.
WINTERFEST 
THROUGH DECEMBER 24
GREATER NEVADA FIELD – 250 EVANS AVE, DOWNTOWN RENO
Journey by train with your loved ones through the magical tunnels of Greater Nevada Field!  You’ll enjoy a joyful ride aboard the Holiday Express Train bound for The North Pole where you’ll deliver “The Naughty and Nice” list to Santa, and have the opportunity to take photos with the jolly, plump guy!  Round out your Winterfest experience by making a Christmas craft in Santa’s workshop, and taking in the beauty of the spectacular light display.  For more details about Winterfest, visit WinterfestReno.com.
 
DANIEL TOSH
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13 (8 pm)

GRAND SIERRA RESORT – GRAND THEATRE
If you’ve ever seen Tosh.0 on Comedy Central, you are quickly aware of the type of humor this comedian cranks out.  The intentionally derogatory and controversial dark humor of Daniel Tosh leaves his fans wanting more, and his critics wanting the opposite.  His picture says it all… just a hint of the devious nature in his material. Unlike my previous searches for Daniel Tosh videos, I was actually able to find one not nearly as crude as past finds.  Click HERE for this clip about “Google Search & Autocomplete Results.”  Get tickets to see him live at GrandSierraResort.com.
RENO WINTER LIGHT FESTIVAL
THROUGH SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14

RENO CITY PLAZA – OUTSIDE OF HARRAH’S RENO
Downtown Reno has been gleaming over the last week at the first ever Reno Winter Light FestivalReno City Plaza has turned into a “human mapping playground” as the “Here You Are… Elsewhere” exhibit by Vous etes ici ailleurs, has displayed a rare projection of art pieces based on interactive maps, the play of lights and video, pictograms and geographical coordinates.  Three temporary public art pieces also share space at the plaza. After checking out City Plaza, then cruise over to Wingfield Park and see“Fish Out of Water” by Branden.  His name is Otto, and he’s an oversized goldfish illuminated over the Truckee River.  Visit Reno.Gov for more info.
SANTA SKI DAY
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14

MT. ROSE SKI RESORT
Calling all Santas and Mrs. Claus’s who like to shred the slopes of The Sierras.  This Saturday is Santa Ski Day at Mt. Rose Ski Resort.  Don’t have a jolly red suit and big belly?  You’re not limited to being Kris Kringle… Any fun holiday spirit wear will do!  The Santa Group Ski meets at the bottom of Northwest lift at 10:45 am for the 11 am mass descent down Kit Carson Bowl.  Then make your way to the Nog Station at the top of Easy Street (near the Totem Pole) for Eggnog and holiday cheer between 10:30 am-12 pm.  Learn more at SkiRose.com.
RENO SANTA PUB CRAWL
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14 

DOWNTOWN RENO
Party alert!!  Reno Santa Pub Crawl, the mother of all pub crawls, completely takes over Downtown Reno this weekend!  If you aren’t looking to be caught up in a massive sea of intoxicated holiday clad crawlers, then stay far away from the Reno Arch at midnight, my friends.  This is where all jolly St. Nicks, Mrs. Clauses, Reindeer, Snowflakes, Christmas Trees, Jack Frosts (and more) will gather for the annual group pic, during one of the biggest Santa pub crawls in the country.  Learn more about where to get your crawl cup, and which establishments are participating at RenoSantaCrawl.com.
 
NORTHERN NIGHTS
THROUGH DECEMBER 31
INCLINE VILLAGE & CRYSTAL BAY, NV – VENUE VARIES BY EVENT
Enjoy the spirit of the holidays and the wonder of winter at Lake Tahoe.  Running through New Year’s Eve, Incline Village and Crystal Bay offer several awesome events sprinkled throughout this magical month.  A Toccata Tahoe Symphony Orchestra performance, Tahoe Film Fest, A Rat Pack Christmas, Addams Family performances by Great Future Productions and brunch with Santa Claus…  All this and more at Northern Lights.  Visit NorthernLightsTahoe.com for all events and details.
JAMEY JOHNSON
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14 (8 pm)
GRAND SIERRA RESORT – GRAND THEATRE
Do you like the music of Merle Haggard and Willie Nelson?  Then chances are, you might find Alabaman country singer/songwriter Jamey Johnson on favorites playlist.  Johnson’s honky tonk tone and Hank Williams-style ballads mark his signature sound.  In addition to being a solid country artist who has been nominated for multiple GRAMMY Awards and the winning several CMA and Academy of Country Music Awards, Johnson also served in the US Marine Corps Reserves for 8 years and attained the rank of corporal.  Fan-Favorites include, “Give It Away,” “In Color,” and “High Cost of Living.”  For tickets to see Jamey Johnson at the GRS, visit GrandSierraResort.com.
HANDS-ON HOLIDAY PROJECTS 
SATURDAY & SUNDAY, DECEMBER 14 & 15
THE DISCOVERY
On a blustery winter weekend, a visit to The Discovery may be just the activity you’re looking for with your little ones.  In addition to the intriguing exhibits at the hand’s-on museum, The Discovery invites visitors to “The Shop,” where they are encouraged to tinker, repurpose, up-cycle, take apart and put back together to make a new discovery or creation all their own.  Design and build a beautiful winter scene within a simple animation machine on Saturday.  And on Sunday, use a variety of available materials along with a battery, LED and copper circuitry to create a festive holiday LED greeting card that shines like Rudolph’s nose.  Explore these activities and more at NVDM.org.
ART ALEXAKIS w/ CHRIS FOX & SPIKE McGUIRE
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 15 (7-11:30 pm)
CARGO CONCERT HALL
Are you a fan of the popular 90’s band Everclear??  Well, Everclear isn’t in town this weekend, but the band’s lead singer, Art Alexakis, is!  Alexakis’ intimate concert experience at Cargo Concert Hall just might mean getting up-close performances of some of your most cherished Everclear songs, like “Santa Monica,” “Father of Mine” and “I Will Buy You a New Life.”  Alexakis is joined by guitarist/singer/songwriter Chris Fox and “Acoustic Political Post-Folk Punk” artist Spike McGuire to round out the evening.  For tickets to see them live, visit EventBrite.com.
IN THE NEWS…
In case you haven’t been paying attention to the job growth and relocation blast happening in Northern Nevada, FOXBusiness.com just published the “Top 5 States with the Best Economic Outlook.”  Nevada is #4!  WHOOP, WHOOP!!  The report points to Nevada’s top marginal personal and corporate income tax rates, the “non-levying of our estate/inheritance tax, the number of public employees we have and how we are a “right-to-work” state.  Nevada also has a great number of tax expenditure limits.  Click HERE for a link to the full report!
MUST-TRY CHRISTMAS COCKTAILS!
‘Tis the Season to try some fun, holiday-inspired libations and offer to your guests!  I ran across this great website, InspiredByCharm, that listed over a dozen beautiful, and tasty looking concoctions you may just want to try sometime over the next couple of weeks.  Check them out, and enjoy!  Most importantly, drink responsibly and grab a Lyft or Über if needed.
530 Little Sorrel Ct in Curti Ranch, South Reno was recently listed Thanksgiving Weekend and is ready for her new owners in 2020! This beautiful 2,695 square foot, 4 bed/2.5 bath/3 car garage features rich laminate flooring, a separate living room/dining room combo, a bonus loft, breakfast bar, and breakfast nook.  Outdoor entertaining is a breeze with the Pergola covered paver patio.  The spacious garage includes a tandem space, perfect for a third car, space for storage or a home-gym.  Solar energy too!!  Don’t miss this great opportunity!  Perfectly priced at $478,500!  Visit Bit.ly/530LittleSorrel for more info and photos, and email me, if you would like to schedule an appointment.
You’re just a hop, skip and a jump away from the slopes at 30 Tanea Court, in South Reno!!  If you want to make that dream your reality, you’ll need to go see it this weekend!  Located in South Reno off of Wedge Parkway, it’s a quick 20 min drive to Mt. Rose Ski Resort, getting more snow this weekend to build that sweet, white base!  30 Tanea Court is also close to Summit Shopping, the Raley’s Shopping Center, the library, park and more!  See for yourself Bit.ly/30TaneaRealScoutOffered for $529,500!  Contact me today for a showing appointment.
Posted on December 12, 2019 at 7:50 am
Denise Hallerbach | Category: Weekend Warrior | Tagged , , ,

Weekend Warrior (Dec 5-8)

SANTA’S CHRISTMAS WONDERLAND
THROUGH DECEMBER 29

ELDORADO RESORT CASINO – ELDORADO SHOWROOM

The Christmas Season went into full gear Last weekend, transforming the Eldorado Showroom into Santa’s Christmas Wonderland.  According to USA Press, the production is a “dazzling holiday spectacular” and has been touted as the “the most-loved Christmas show of the season.”  Viewed by over 5 million people around the world, the outstanding production features glittering costumes, sensational sets, a dazzling cast and the highest kicking chorus dancers this side of the North Pole. Join Santa on his unforgettable and nostalgic Christmas journey, and get your tickets at EldoradoReno.com.

JUSTIN RIVERA
THURSDAY & SATURDAY, DECEMBER 5-7

PIONEER UNDERGROUND & LEX NIGHTCLUB

Justin Rivera is a nationally recognized, professional comedian and magician, who has appeared on many, worldwide stages and national television shows.  His unique blend of comedy and magic appeals to a wide range of audiences, both young and old.  A seasoned performer, Justin has performed before esteemed public venues such as the Improv, Comedy Store, and Laugh Factory.  This weekend, he graces the stages of the Pioneer Underground and LEX Nightclub, so pick a show and go.  Get tickets online at RenoTahoeComedy.com.

SPARKS HOMETOWNE CHRISTMAS
FRIDAY & SATURDAY, DECEMBER 6 & 7
DOWNTOWN SPARKS – VITORIAN AVE

Experience the annual holiday event that brings the community back year after year.  Sparks Hometowne Christmascelebrates Christmas traditions from around the world and will feature floats that represent those traditions.  The event begins Friday night (6:30-7 pm) with the Tree Lighting Ceremony.  Saturday morning, all are welcome to run or walk in the Ugly Sweater Run at Scheels/Marina.  Santa invites children to have their pictures taken with him at the Sparks Heritage Museum.  And the beloved Hometowne Christmas Parade lines the street of Victorian Square from 1-2:30 pm.  Learn more at CityOfSparks.us.

WINTER DREAMS MAGIC THEATRE CIRCUS
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6 – SUNDAY,  & DECEMBER 22
UNDER THE BIGTOP TENT IN THE SHADOW OF THE ATLANTIS CASINO RESORT

Under the Big Top in the shadow of The Atlantis, Reno welcomes Winter Dreams Magic Theatre Circus.  Entertaining Reno for the first time this year, the extremely talented and breathtaking group of performers will dazzle us with their artistry, strength and skill.  Prepare to be amazed with magical disappearances, inspired with magnificent aerial dance, endeared by talented, tail-wagging friends, bewildered by physics defying contortionists, acrobats and jugglers and entertained by hilarious clowns.  It all takes place in the magical tent that surrounds. Don’t worry, the “techno-tent” dome is heated and seats 800.  Learn more and purchase tickets at MagicTheatreCircus.com.

WINTERFEST 
THROUGH DECEMBER 24
GREATER NEVADA FIELD – 250 EVANS AVE, DOWNTOWN RENO

Journey by train with your loved ones through the magical tunnels of Greater Nevada Field!  You’ll enjoy a joyful ride aboard the Holiday Express Train bound for The North Pole where you’ll deliver “The Naughty and Nice” list to Santa, and have the opportunity to take photos with the jolly, plump guy!  Round out your Winterfest experience by making a Christmas craft in Santa’s workshop, and taking in the beauty of the spectacular light display.  For more details about Winterfest, visit WinterfestReno.com.

DEJAN TYLER
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6 (6 :30 pm)

LEX NIGHTCLUB

Dejan Tyler comes to Reno this weekend with his honest and refreshing sense of humor. Presenting comedy that flows naturally and with ease, the Sacramento native’s shows embrace diversity and appreciate the humor in everything and everybody.  Connecting with his audience that feels like it’s a part of the show, Dejan’s standup at LEX Nightclub will quite possibly leave you wanting more.  For tickets to his Happy Hour show at LEX, visit LEXNightClub.com.

 
SPIRIT OF THE SEASON
FRIDAY-SUNDAY, DECEMBER 6-8

PIONEER CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS

The Reno Philharmonic and conductor Jason Altieri bring back Spirit of the Season to the Pioneer, a classic holiday celebration to warm your heart.  Spectacular orchestral arrangements, choral and traditional singers, jazzy dancers, and Santa grace the stage during four magical performances this weekend.  Check out the promo video for what’s in store, and purchase tickets online at PioneerCenter.com.

RENO WINTER LIGHT FESTIVAL
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7 – SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14

RENO CITY PLAZA – OUTSIDE OF HARRAH’S RENO

Downtown Reno shines over the next week, at the first ever Reno Winter Light FestivalReno City Plaza becomes a “human mapping playground” as the “Here You Are… Elsewhere” exhibit by Vous etes ici ailleurs, uniquely displays a projection of art pieces based on interactive maps, the play of lights and video, pictograms and geographical coordinates.  Three temporary public art pieces will also share space at the plaza. Cruise over to Wingfield Park and check out “Fish Out of Water” by Branden.  It’s Otto, the oversized goldfish, illuminated over the Truckee River.  Visit Reno.Gov for more info about the festival happenings beginning Dec 7.

MODEST MOUSE
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8 (8 pm)

GRAND SIERRA RESORT – GRAND THEATRE

From Portland to Reno, the indie/alternative rock band that has grown in popularity steadily since its humble beginning a couple of decades ago, Modest Mouse takes the stage at the Grand Theatre.  With six solid studio albums under its belt, and the release songs like “Float On,” “Ocean Breathes Salty” and “The World At Large,” the band continues to evolve and grow its fan-based one album and concert at time.  Catch Modest Mouse live Sunday night and buy tickets at GrandSierraResort.com.

 
NORTHERN NIGHTS
THROUGH DECEMBER 31
INCLINE VILLAGE & CRYSTAL BAY, NV – VENUE VARIES BY EVENT

Enjoy the spirit of the holidays and the wonder of winter at Lake Tahoe all month long.  Running through New Year’s Eve, Incline Village and Crystal Bay offer several awesome events sprinkled throughout this magical month.  A Toccata Tahoe Symphony Orchestra performance, Tahoe Film Fest, A Rat Pack Christmas, Addams Family performances by Great Future Productions and brunch with Santa Claus…  All this and more at Northern Lights.  Visit NorthernLightsTahoe.com for all events and details.

TAHOE FILM FESTIVAL 5
DECEMBER 5-8
INCLINE VILLAGE, CRYSTAL BAY, NV & NORTHSTAR, CA

The 5th Annual Tahoe Film Festival takes place this weekend at the Incline Village Cinema, Crystal Bay Crown Room and NorthStar Cinema.  Embracing the respect for our environment and the protection of our beloved Lake Tahoe, the majority of the short films showing this weekend are environment-centric.  The event aims to educate our community and celebrate the efforts of maintaining the beauty of our pristine lake and surroundings.  Learn more and check out the schedule of film-showings at TahoeFilmFest.com.

 COMING SOON!!
A.V.A. BALLEY THEATRE presents THE NUTCRACKER
FRIDAY-SUNDAY, DECEMBER 13-15 (5 PERFORMANCES)
PIONEER CENTER for the PERFORMING ARTS

Break out the sugar plums and marzipan, and ALL your holiday traditions, and venture out to the Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts for a very special performance of The Nutcracker!  The talented choreographers and dancers of the AVA Ballet Theater combine with guest principal dancers and The Reno Philharmonic LIVE to bring this beautiful ballet to life on the Pioneer stage. And if you go, keep an eye out for my own beautiful ballerina, Katarina.  She will be performing as the Mechanical Doll, a Chinese Dancer and Waltz of the Flowers. 🙂 Get tickets online at PioneerCenter.com.
When you know you’ll be entertaining over the next month, and you want to make sure the wine you’re serving is the absolute best, I highly recommend pouring INTERCOASTAL VINEYARDS for the HOLIDAYS!  INTERCOASTAL is dedicated to producing amazing wine from the highest quality of hand-picked fruit.  Sustainably certified, they offer premium, award winning wines from Napa Valley, Lodi and Clarksburg.  There is not a single varietal that I have tried, that I don’t LOVE!  Visit INTERCOASTALWine.com to learn more about the company, the super wine club opportunity and to order your holiday wine today.  You’ll be so glad you did!
Ring in the New Year at 30 Tanea Court, in South Reno!!  If you want to make that dream your reality, you’ll need to go see it this weekend!  Located in South Reno off of Wedge Parkway, you’re a skip and a jump to Mt. Rose Ski Resort, now open for your fresh turns!  The home is close to Summit Shopping, the Raley’s Shopping Center, the library, park and more!  See for yourself Bit.ly/30TaneaRealScoutOffered for $529,500!  Contact me today for a showing appointment.
Ring in the New Year at 30 Tanea Court, in South Reno!!  If you want to make that dream your reality, you’ll need to go see it this weekend!  Located in South Reno off of Wedge Parkway, you’re a skip and a jump to Mt. Rose Ski Resort, now open for your fresh turns!  The home is close to Summit Shopping, the Raley’s Shopping Center, the library, park and more!  See for yourself Bit.ly/30TaneaRealScoutOffered for $529,500!  Contact me today for a showing appointment.
BUYERS ARE LOOKING…
Indeed… though the weather is beginning to rear its playful head, it does not seem to stop buyers from checking out the inventory and making a move on the home they love.  And while progress of construction can be impacted by winter, and the inventory for re-sale properties remains low, typical for the season, lower inventory means less competition, so now may be the perfect time to sell your home.  Email me today for your complimentary marketing appointment or call me at 775.233.0682.
Posted on December 5, 2019 at 12:06 am
Denise Hallerbach | Category: Weekend Warrior | Tagged , , ,

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 | Category: 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 | Category: Reno-Sparks Market Report | Tagged , , ,

Weekend Warrior (Oct 3-6)

OFFBEAT MUSIC FESTIVAL
THURSDAY-SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3-5
MIDTOWN RENO

Reno’s premier music event happens again this weekend in Midtown Reno!  Offbeat Music Festival floods our local establishments with oodles of talent, both discovered and undiscovered.  Enjoy a single performance from an up-and-coming star, go all-out for the full 3-day pass, or exercise every combination in between. The choice is yours!  Visit OffBeatReno.com for the lineup of musicians, all the awesome venues hosting the festival, tickets, and more.

1st THURSDAY, COFFEE & CONVERSATION w/ JACK MALOTTE, SUNDAY BRUNCH
THURSDAY-SUNDAY, OCTOBER 3-6 

NEVADA MUSEUM OF ART – 160 W Liberty Street, Reno

Check out all the fun happening at the Nevada Museum of Art this weekend:

Thursday, Oct. 3 (5-7 pm).  Meet friends at First Thursday and explore the galleries at this lively social event featuring a live music performance by the Mark Mackay Band, and specialty refreshments.
Saturday, Oct 5 (11 am-noon)  Enjoy Coffee & Conversation with Artist Jack Malotte.  Jack’s art celebrates the landscapes of the Great Basin, with a unique focus on contemporary political issues faced by Native people seeking to protect and preserve access to their lands.
Sunday, Oct 6 (10 am-2 pm)  Chez Louie serves a refined menu of creative dishes, mimosas and a Bloody Mary bar. Event-goers are treated to a live performance by Erika Paul.

Visit NevadaArt.org for more details.
RENO TAHOE COMEDY PRESENTS: KEVIN FARLEY
THURSDAY-SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3-5
PIONEER UNDERGROUND & LEX NIGHTCLUB

When it comes to humor, the trait runs strong in the Farley family.  Following in the footsteps of his late, great big brother, Chris Farley, actor/comedian Kevin Farley brings a fun, relaxed element to his standup.  He’ll be headlining live at the Pioneer Underground and LEX Nightclub from Thursday through Saturday.  Choose from 5 separate hilarious performances, learn more about Kevin Farley and get tickets online at RenoTahoeComedy.com.

OKTOBERFEST
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4 (5-10 pm)
THE DEPOT CRAFT BREWERY & DISTILLERY – 325 E. 4th STREET, RENO

Who doesn’t love a good Oktoberfest!?!  The Depot Craft Brewery & Distillery hosts a Bavarian celebration that will bring über joy to your taste buds.  $50 treats you to all-you-can-eat-and-drink of German food and ice cold beer.  Multiple breweries are participating in this festive event.  For more information and ticket sales, please visit the Event Facebook Page.

HARVEY
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4-SUNDAY, 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 is 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 opens this weekend and runs over the next couple of weeks.  Visit RenoLittleTheater.org for more info.

AMERICA
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4 (8 pm)
SILVER LEGACY – GRANDE EXPOSITION HALL

Formed in London, circa 1970, the soft/folk rock band America was comprised of three American teens whose fathers were US Air Force personnel stationed there.  They realized the bulk of their success in the early 70’s with classic hit songs like “A Horse With No Name,” “Ventura Highway,” and “Sister Golden Hair,” and “You Can Do Magic,” released in 1982.  Today, only two of America’s three original members remain.  Learn more about America and purchase tickets at SilverLegacyReno.com.

OKTOBERFEST @ CAMP RICHARDSON
SATURDAY & SUNDAY, OCTOBER 5 & 6 (10 am-5 pm)
CAMP RICHARDSON – SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, CA

If you weren’t able to make it to The Depot’s Oktoberfest, you may want to venture up to South Lake Tahoe this weekend for the annual Camp Richardson Oktoberfest celebration that will bring you back year after year.  Enjoy IPA-infused bratwurst, lively music, fun family games and activities, and of course, the famous beer & wine garden.  Entrance is free, but food and beverages are sold by cash-only, so bring $.  Learn more about this 25-year-old event at CampRichardson.com/Oktoberfest.

SOUTHERN FARE ON THE SQUARE
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5 (11 am-7 pm) & SUNDAY, OCTOBER 6 (10 am-4 pm)

NUGGET EVENT CENTER

If you’re not up for German fare, perhaps you have a hankering for Southern cuisine.  Southern Fare on the Square is back for its second year, now inside the beautiful Nugget Event Center.  “Put the South in your mouth” and enjoy down-home cookin’, live music and Southern hospitality all weekend long. Learn more about this fantastic tasting experience at NuggetCasinoResort.com.

KOKANEE SALMON FEST
SATURDAY & SUNDAY, OCTOBER 5 & 6 (10 am-4 pm)

TAYLOR CREEK VISITOR CENTER – SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, CA

Experience the wilderness of Lake Tahoe like you may never have before.  You just might witness bears hunting for live catch while visiting the Kokanee Salmon Fest at Taylor Creek Visitor Center.  Yes, be sure to have your cameras and phones ready, because bear encounters happen often this time of year.  The event is great for all ages and includes fish painting, educational booths, stream-side info, a visit from Smokey the Bear, and more!  Visit SouthTahoe.com for details.

DOWNTOWN TRUCKEE WINE, WALK & SHOP
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5 (NOON-4 pm)

DOWNTOWN TRUCKEE

Calling all wine connoisseurs!  The Downtown Truckee Wine, Walk & Shop is your place to be this Saturday afternoon!  You’ll support local non-profit organizations while sipping the finest wines, sampling delicious bites and getting a head-start on your holiday shopping!  Be sure to stop by INTERCOASTAL Vineyards to explore my Super Sista Rachele’s awesome varietals.  Her wines are raking in awards and medals up and down California, from LA to the Wine Country.  In addition to her amazing vino (all of them), INTERCOASTAL has a killer wine club with a sweet referral program!  Oh… Be sure to tell Rachele you learned about INTERCOASTAL in The Weekend Warrior!  Make the trip to Truckee and visit TruckeeWineWalk.com for tickets and more info!

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP OUTHOUSE RACES
SATURDAY-SUNDAY, OCTOBER 5 & 6 (12 pm-3 pm)

VIRGINIA CITY, NV 

Looking for a “load” of laughs this weekend?  You’ll discover potty humor like you never have before at the World Championship Outhouse Races in historic Virginia City.  Homemade outhouses are cleverly decorated and “pushed” to the limit down C Street and all the way to the toilet paper finish line.  The parade of potties begins at noon each day, with races immediately following.  Learn more about this fun 30th Annual event at VisitVirginiaCity.com.

CLASSIX SERIES: THE DAWN OF BEETHOVEN
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5 (7:30 pm) & SUNDAY, OCTOBER 6 (4 pm)

PIONEER CENTER for the PERFORMING ARTS

Maestro Laura Jackson and the Reno Philharmonic ring in the 51st season celebrating the 250th birthday of Ludwig van Beethoven, framing the season with some of his most iconic early and late works.  Exceptionally talented pianist Sara Davis Buechner joins the orchestra for Beethoven’s Concerto No. 1. Noted for her command and artistry, Buechner is considered one of the most original pianists of modern time. The program concludes with Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4, a work that expresses the composer’s battle with fate and takes listeners on a dramatic and compelling journey.  Purchase tickets in advance at RenoPhil.com.

RENO 1868 FC vs. EL PASO LOCOMOTIVE
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5 (5:45 pm)

GREATER NEVADA FIELD – 250 EVANS AVE, DOWNTOWN RENO

The regular home season concludes for Reno 1,868 FC this weekend at Greater Nevada Field for Reno 1,868 FC.  The team takes on the El Paso Locomotive FC, who currently sit in 9th place in the league.  The 1,868 returns to Reno after 3 straight wins, two of them on the road.  Show your support, and be one of the first 1,868 fans to attend to receive a free beer stein!  Would you expect anything less on Oktoberfest Weekend!  Learn more about the team and buy tickets at Reno1868FC.com.

MOUNTAIN MUSIC PARLOR Presents DYNAMIC DUOS
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5 (7:30 pm)

HERITAGE HALL @ MOUNTAIN MUSIC PARLOR

Heritage Hall at Mountain Music Parlor fills with the combined melodies of five very special musicians this Saturday night!  The artists are lead by American Troubadour, Larry Long, Founder of the Woody Guthrie Festival, a Smithsonian Folkways recording artist and inductee into the National Old Time Music Hall of Fame.  He reunites with Fiddlin’ Pete with 50 grand years of fiddling under his belt, country guitarist Neil Gelvin, songwriter/guitarist Dan Connor, and virtuosic, double bass player Larry Dalton to tell share their talents and tell stories of friendship, camaraderie and shared adventures.  Learn more about the concert, and purchase tickets at MountainMusicParlor.com.

AUTUMN HARVEST WINEMAKER’S DINNER
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 6 (5-8 pm)
THUNDERBIRD LODGE & YACHT

Summer has come to an end, but that doesn’t mean we need to stop enjoying our majestic Lake Tahoe.  Take in the beauty of fall, and savor a lovely Autumn Harvest Winemaker’s Dinner at Thunderbird Lodge & Yacht.  Your meal, perfectly paired with wine selections from Darcie Kent Vineyards, will be served in the Lighthouse Room that offers spectacular views of the lake.  You may choose to enhance your experience with a VIP cruise as well.  Visit ThunderbirdTahoe.org for more information and reservations.

HAUNTOBER
ALL OF OCTOBER
VIRGINIA CITY, NEVADA

Now that October has rolled back around, are you ready to add the spook factor to your life?  Are you aware of the ghostly experiences that happen in our dear old mining and saloon town?  Virginia City offers a number of different events and activities with several levels of spookiness at Hauntober during the entire month of October, so take your pick.  From ghost tours and a Halloween walk at dusk in the cemetery, to a day out with Thomas the Tank Engine (great for kiddos), VC has you covered!  For a complete list of events and details, go online at VisitVirginiaCity.com.

INTERO’S BRAND NEW 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, CENTRAL LOCATION
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 3, 2019 at 7:59 am
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Weekend Warrior (Sept 19-22)

3RD THURSDAY
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19 (4-9 pm)
VICTORIAN SQUARE – SPARKS, NV

Gather your friends and family, and head down to the monthly event that keeps bringing locals back!  Now offered year-round in the dining district at Victorian Square, Downtown Sparks, Nevada, 3rd Thursday brings together local artists, live music performances, dancing, delicious food, kids’ activities, vendors, and pop-up retail shops every third Thursday of the month.  Don’t miss this one!  The weather should be nice and cool, so dress appropriately!  For more info, visit 39NorthDowntown.com.

DARREN CARTER
THURSDAY-SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19-21

PIONEER UNDERGROUND & LEX NIGHTCLUB

Join the fun and a whole lot of laughter at Pioneer Underground or LEX Nightclub where comedian Darren Carter, “The Party Starter,” headlines!  When The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Comics Unleashed, Premium Blend on Comedy Central and a role in John Travolta’s feature film Be Cool are on your resumé, you must be doing something right.  Learn more about Darren Carter and purchase ticket to see him in advance at RenoTahoeComedy.com.

AUTUMN FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL @ NORTHSTAR
FRIDAY-SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 20-22

THE VILLAGE @ NORTHSTAR

Foodie Alert!  All lovers of tantalizing culinary creations and perfectly paired vino should make the Autumn Food & Wine Festival your place to be this weekend.  Who doesn’t love experimental dining and interactive events that include chef showcases, wine tasting and mountaintop indulgence with pristine North Lake Tahoe as your backdrop?  A host of amazing vendors will treat your senses to a beautiful tasting experience you won’t want to miss. Your taste buds want you to visit NorthstarCalifornia.com for more info and event ticket sales.

DIANA KRALL
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20 (9 pm)
GRAND SIERRA RESORT – GRAND THEATRE

I can’t say enough about the beauty, grace and outstanding vocal control of the next amazing singer/songwriter and pianist to grace the Grand Theatre stage.  Diana Krall takes the modern jazz performance to another level, with fan-favorites like “The Look of Love,” where she demonstrates her amazing ability to soothe her audience with her pure sound. Just one listen and you’ll understand why she has a couple of GRAMMY’s under her belt and is the only jazz artist to have 8 albums debut at the top of the Billboard Jazz Albums cart.  Purchase your tickets now at GrandSierraResort.com.

RENO STREET FOOD/FOOD TRUCK FRIDAY
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20 (4-9 pm) 

IDLEWILD PARK

Say it isn’t so!  How could Food Truck season nearly be over??  Only two more events remain for Reno Street Food, better known as Food Truck Friday.Perhaps with cooler evening, you’ll be find just the dish that will warm you from the inside out.  Bring a beach or grass chair and a blanket and snuggle up with your loved ones while listening to live music after your dinner!  For a list of the vendors who will be serving this Friday, visit Facebook.com.

TACO FEST
SATURDAY & SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 & 22

SANDS REGENCY – DOWNTOWN RENO

¡Carnitas!  ¡Carne Asada!  ¡Pollo!  Take your pick, or have all three, because that’s what Taco Fest is all about!  The Sands plays host to a taco tasting frenzy you won’t want to miss happening Saturday and Sunday.  In addition to filling your belly with all the taco goodness you desire, you’ll enjoy Lucha Libre Wrestling, the Salsa Challenge, a Chihuahua Beauty Pageant, the Chili Pepper Challenge, a Taco Eating Contest, vendors, live music and more!  For more details, including event times, visit SandsRegency.com.

OKTOBERFEST
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 (3-7 pm)

RANCHO SAN RAFAEL PARK

Not in the mood for Mexican food, but seeking something a little more Euro?  Perhaps Oktoberfest at Rancho San Rafael Park will strike your fancy.  Indulge in authentic Bavarian food, beer and wine, dance to live oompah music and outbid your fellow Oktoberfest goers at the super silent auction.  You’ll satisfy your itch for a great brat, beer and pretzel while supporting an amazing community program called “Achievement Beyond Obstacles.”  Check out Eventbrite.com for more great info and to purchase tickets in advance.

A VERY POTTER CRAWL
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 (8 pm-??)
DOWNTOWN RENO

Calling all Gryffindors, Hufflepuffs, Ravenclaws and Slytherins!  Your witchcraft and wizardry skills are put to the test at A Very Potter Crawl this Saturday night in Downtown Reno.  For only $10, you’ll get your commemorative cup and map that will lead you to 16 participating bars offering 75+ drinks specials, 7 different costume contests, exciting giveaways, prizes and more!  Throw in $5 extra and you’ll get a wand (as if you don’t already have one).  Learn more at CrawlReno.com.

A.V.A. BALLET THEATER PRESENTS: PETER PAN
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 (8 pm) & SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 22 (2 pm)
PIONEER CENTER for the PERFORMING ARTS

Who says we have to grow up?  Join the talented cast of A.V.A. Ballet Theatre and visiting principal dancers for a magical performance of Peter Pan.  You’ll journey to Neverland with Peter Pan and Wendy, and witness this enchanting story that features pirates, wenches, fairies and of course, the Lost Boys.  Perfect for the entire family, choose one of two performances this weekend, and purchase your tickets online at PioneerCenter.com.

HOLI FESTIVAL OF COLORS
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 (11 am-4 pm)
RANCHO SAN RAFAEL PARK

Shower yourself and your friends in vibrant colors and celebrate the Hindu tradition of Holi Festival of Colors at Rancho San Rafael Park this Saturday!  The gathering is historically a jubilant occasion that celebrates the coming of Spring (even though this weekend we’re heading to Fall), and calls on Hindus to create bonfires and cover each other in rainbow-hued powder to honor fertility, color, love, and the triumph of good over evil.  Reno’s festival also offers interactive dance, mantra bands, DJ’s, yoga instruction, cuisine, hugs, and “lotsa love!”  Learn more and purchase tickets for only $6.50 online at FestivalOfColorsUSA.com.

THE AUSTRALIAN PINK FLOYD SHOW
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 (8 pm)
SILVER LEGACY – GRANDE EXPOSITION HALL

The Australian Pink Floyd Show gave it’s first-ever concert back in 1988.  The group has since been wowing audiences worldwide for the last 3 decades.  The show represents every phase of the Pink Floyd journey and aspires to emulate the legendary productions of the British psychedelic rock band.  Live performances feature a stunning light and laser show, video animations, state-of-the-art, high-resolution LED screen technology and other special effects.  Learn more about TAPFS and get tickets online at SilverLegacyReno.com.

Is the real estate market appreciating?  Depreciating?  Flat as a pancake?  Find out how the market in Reno-Sparks stacked up last month compared to the previous month and same time last year in my handy dandy September 2019 Market Report.  Visit DeniseHallerbach.com for the latest stats, and a little real estate news about changes in the condominium market.
HIDDEN VALLEY GARDENER’S PARADISE
DO YOU KNOW WHERE HIDDEN VALLEY IS?  Many Reno residents have no clue of this special neighborhood that is often overlooked. Tucked in the valley to the west of the Virginia Range and east of the airport, Hidden Valley is a peaceful, mature community that boasts a welcoming country club with 18-hole golf course and pool.

7682 S. Southmoor Circle sits on a lush corner lot in Hidden Valley and offers ample variety in its landscape design that features a beautiful 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.  Email me at dhallerbach@intero.com for a private showing!

30 TANEA COURT OPEN HOUSE!
Are you or someone you know in the market for a great 4 bed/3 bath, 2,698 square foot home in South Reno?  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 this is a must-see!  Make it a point of popping by 30 Tanea Court this Saturday, September 21 between 11 am and 2 pm for our next Open House.  Want to check out more picks or schedule a private showing? Visit Bit.ly/30TaneaRealScout and contact me at dhallerbach@intero.com.  This awesome home is offered for $550,000!
Posted on September 19, 2019 at 1:35 pm
Denise Hallerbach | Category: Weekend Warrior | Tagged , , , ,

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 | Category: Reno-Sparks Market Report | Tagged , , ,