Category Archives: Strategy

The home buying process

Here’s a step-by-step guide to the home buying process — provided by our friends at Ticor Title. Click on the photo to enlarge. And when you’re ready to begin your own home buying process give me a call. I’d love … Continue reading

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The New Nevada video

I originally posted this video showcasing a few of the many companies moving to Reno, and some of great things in store for Reno’s future last December. It’s a cool video and worthy of a replay. So for your Friday … Continue reading

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The New Nevada

The Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada (EDAWN) has announced the launch of a new video showcasing The New Nevada and why more and more businesses are moving to Northern Nevada. Featured are Switch (data center), Clear Capital (software analytics) … Continue reading

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Job growth tsunami coming: 51,000 new jobs to hit the area

51,000 new primary and secondary jobs are coming to the Reno-Sparks area over the next five years. See the RGJ’s story: Job growth to test region’s infrastructure says EDAWN But who’s going to fill these positions? Nevada currently has the … Continue reading

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What is an FHA 203(k) loan and how can I use it?

I read an article today regarding using FHA 203(k) loans to purchase and rehabilitate distressed properties. In the piece the author gave some “for instance” examples, such as… [purchasing and turning] a dilapidated, community eyesore into a college rental that … Continue reading

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First-time homebuyer blog posts

A reader of the blog sent the following link to a compilation of blog posts directed to first-time homebuyers, and asked that I pass it along. The web page, titled The First-Time Home Buyer Guide: 100 Must-Read Blog Posts, looks … Continue reading

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Going green can lower the tax bill

Though not necessarily news, I received the following info from one of my lender contacts and thought I’d pass it along… New federal tax credits are now available for green home improvements on a principal residence. Qualifying modifications must meet … Continue reading

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Short Sale FAIL

After eight unsuccessful months trying to sell our Somersett McMansion for $525,000, we raised the price to $572,000. No, we’re not crazy. The bank is. For those who may not know me, I started this blog in late 2005. I … Continue reading

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