Heybourne Meadows Close-out

heybourne meadows

Ready to look at new homes? You better hurry if you’re looking at Heybourne Meadows. Their agents report only three homes remain at this time.

Lot 119        Plan 1717      3 Bedrooms       2 Baths  2 car garage        Price: $423,662

Lot 99          Plan 1855      3 Bedrooms*     2 Baths  2 car garage        Price: $429,187

Lot 101        Plan 1855      3 Bedrooms*     2 Baths  2 car garage        Price: $428,598

*Den included

All of these homes have large side yards allowing for additional privacy and onsite storage of your boat or RV-Ask your salesperson for details.

I look forward to hearing from you soon to schedule your visit!

859 Valley Vista Drive

859 Valley Vista Dr

This 2002, newer built home is scheduled to come on the market at the end of this week. It is well maintained and located in the Silvercrest community offering an open floor plan and high ceilings throughout. There are nicely tiled counter tops in the kitchen and bath rooms with a separate laundry room located near the garage. A nice outdoor patio area occupies the low maintenance rear yard. The residence is centrally located near all your local shops and restaurants with the Hwy 580 entrance ramp to Reno two miles away. Priced at $329,900, the home has 3 bedrooms, 2 baths at approximately 1419 square feet. Buyers must be pre-qualified to preview – always a good idea regardless. Contact me for more information.

Douglas County Historical Society

Douglas County Historical Society

On Saturday, April 6, the conclusion of author / historian Wayne Scarpaci’s lectures on Battleships of WWII was spoken. Admission was free. Carson Valley Museum & Cultural Center, 1477 US Highway 395 N, Gardnerville, NV. Look for more events coming to the Museum this summer.

New Fire Code Consideration

The Douglas County Commissioners will be considering the adoption of a new fire code which would require the installation of automatic fire sprinklers on new construction of homes less than 5,000 square feet. Their approval would acknowledge that benefits outweigh the cost to homeowners.  East Fork Fire Protection District has requested the County also consider requiring automatic sprinklers in new homes that are more than 1,000 feet from a fire hydrant or other water source.

Minden-Gardnerville 1st Quarter Update 2019

Minden Gardnerville RE Update

The Minden-Gardnerville area had 41 sales during this year’s first quarter as compared to 43 last year. Average days on market increased slightly to 95 days from 89 days. The only significant change was the increase in the areas median sales price. Attributed mostly to a lack of housing inventory we saw a 7.1% increase in the median sales price from $350,000 last year to $375,000 during the first quarter of 2019. The least expensive home sold for $167,500 and was located in downtown Minden off of Mono Avenue. The highest priced home was at the newer development of La Costa at Monte Vista in Minden and sold for $584,950. If you need assistance obtaining real estate related documents, or obtaining an estimate of your homes current value please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Genoa Western Heritage Days 2019

Genoa Welcome Sign

Genoa is the oldest permanent settlement in Nevada and each April is home to the Genoa Western Heritage Days. This year starting on April 26th the festival kicks off with an opening concert on Friday evening by Waddie Mitchell at the Genoa Town Hall. Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm you can wander the Town of Genoa for Native American demonstrations, or all types of children’s activities while listening to western music. There is another concert on Saturday evening and the event winds up with the Cowboy Church on Sunday morning at Genoa Town Hall. Daytime events and performances are free and family friendly. Town Hall performances start at 7 pm each evening with ticket prices at $40.

FHA and VA borrowers 5% assistance option

home at last

First to bloom at Home At Last™: the return of the 5% assistance option! Even before the first day of Spring, the 5% assistance option returned for FHA & VA loans. Effective March 4, 2019, FHA and VA borrowers can receive up to 5% of the loan amount to use for Down Payment Assistance and/or closing costs. For the latest rate information visit here. Contact us for a specialized lender familiar with this loan option.

Douglas County Notice of Sale

Douglas County Logo

Treasurer of Douglas County, Nevada will sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, legal money of the United States of America, on Wednesday, March 27, 2019, in the Commissioner’s Chambers of the Administration Building at 1616 8th Street, Minden, Nevada starting at the hour of 10:00 A.M. in accordance with the provisions of NRS 361.595, all of the right, title, and interest of Douglas County, Nevada in and to all of that certain lot, piece or parcel of land lying and being in the County of Douglas, State of Nevada, and particularly described as requested. Contact us for the latest property list update.

Homeowners Insurance

Juan Cortes

I attended an informative question & answer session today provided by an insurance agent.  Whether you own a home or not this information may be useful in the future, or worth checking further with your own insurance company.  1) Get an insurance quote while in escrow during the inspection period.  Insurance rates have increased recently.  2) Considering a total remodel of your home?  Ask whether a Builders Construction Policy is needed which covers you in case of negligence by the builder (contractor).  3) Take photos of your personal items, belongings or house upgrades.  Give them to a friend for safe keeping in case of fire.  4) Make sure your handyman or contractor has liability insurance and is bonded in case of fire or damage to your home.  Your insurance company may not reimburse you for your losses.   

Sun Crest

Sun Crest

For those not familiar with Randy Martin, this local builder is currently developing an eight unit community of residences near Chambers Field called Sun Crest. Three homes are currently under construction with the largest one at 3438 SF already sold. If you’re looking for a place to review some custom plans then this could be the right opportunity for your family. Home sites are averaging between 1/3 and 1/2 acre with the builder saying he will take a look at your plans as well. Residences are expected to average between $700,000 to $900,000.