What Makes a House a Home

home /hōm/ noun – the place where one lives permanently, especially as a member of a family or household. By the time I was 9 years old, my family had lived in seven different houses in three different states on two coasts. To this day, when people ask me where I grew up, or whereContinue reading “What Makes a House a Home”

Entry Level Home Investing Reaches 20 Year High

According to a report by CoreLogic, over 11% of homebuyers are investors.  While it could be speculated that conglomerate investment firms such as Blackstone and American Homes 4 Rent account for a large portion of these sales, data indicates that is not the case.  CoreLogic’s research indicates that most investors in real estate properties haveContinue reading “Entry Level Home Investing Reaches 20 Year High”

My First Hero; Why I Care So Much

I’ve shared a few stories now about why I’ve taken such an interest in the Veteran community on my website, and my blog.  The truth is, I would consider caring for Veterans part of the fabric that makes me who I am.  I was born into a family of Veterans. Grandpa Bob’s submarine arrived inContinue reading “My First Hero; Why I Care So Much”

Is it Cheaper to Rent, or Buy?

I have come to realize that many people believe, in the current real estate market in Reno, it is less expensive for their family to rent a home than buy one.  In fact, Freddie Mac recently conducted a study that revealed 82% of renters believe they are saving money by renting. While everyone’s circumstances areContinue reading “Is it Cheaper to Rent, or Buy?”

The Reno Sparks Real Estate Market Makes Finding Sustainable Housing a Challenge

An analysis completed by the Reno Gazette Journal indicates that with median home prices in Reno recently soaring to $420,500 and $352,100 in Sparks, an income of over $80,000 is required to secure a mortgage for the average single family home.  According to the 2016 Census, the median income in Reno was $48,815, while theContinue reading “The Reno Sparks Real Estate Market Makes Finding Sustainable Housing a Challenge”

How Did I End Up In Real Estate?

I get asked this question a lot.  How did I go from being a Chemist who worked for 13 years in compliance, to suddenly selling real estate?  To me, the answer is simple: I want to help people. When I was 20, I decided I no longer wanted to throw money at rent, so IContinue reading “How Did I End Up In Real Estate?”