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The Good Life An Exclusive Magazine Serving the Neighbors of Old Southwest Reno • April 2014

The Smiths of Old Southwest Reno: A Lifetime of Living and Giving in the Biggest Little City Photo by Paige Wickum


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eslie has been in the real estate industry since 2002. Her work experience prior to entering real estate has served her well as both a fierce negotiator and incredibly successful agent. Her first year in real estate she closed 53 real estate transactions representing mostly buyers and was nominated as “Rookie of the Year” by her peers in her local Multiple Listing Service. She has sold more homes each year since. Leslie’s persistence and tenacity served her very well through the real estate bubble and the surge of short sales. In 2012, she was ranked #6 in the Reno/Tahoe Real Estate Market doing Short Sales almost exclusively. Short Sales are very difficult transactions that require developing a strategy with the bank to get the homeowner relieved from excessive debt on the home due to a change in financial circumstances, decline in market value, or simply life changes. Leslie’s client testimonials and never ending stream of past client referrals

speak volumes about how she handles very difficult situations. Luxury homes are a very special segment of the real estate market. Each home requires a strategy regarding how and to whom it is marketed, and a strong agent to service the property with the attention and presentation it deserves. Leslie’s Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing is a definite asset when it comes to the creative portion of marketing high end homes. Luxury homes are a lifestyle, not just another property. Leslie is an agent that understands this and is able to portray it both in marketing and in person. Leslie is committed to delivering respectful and informative assistance to her clients. Her passion for creative problem solving and collaborative perseverance is essential to accomplishing your real estate goals. And last but not least, Leslie is fun to work with.

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“The manner in which Leslie Henderson managed the complicated and tedious process of short selling my home in Reno was one of the most impressive displays of professional competence I have ever seen. No lesser words could accurately describe what she did. When I arrived in her office at 10 am for our initial consult, I was feeling a bit tight because I knew there were several explanatory letters and financial forms that would be difficult to complete accurately and take weeks. When I left four hours later all the papers needed from me were done. I couldn’t believe it! Although the short sale process would run its course over the next three months, I was finished except for signing and notarizing certain documents Leslie would occasionally send me. We closed right on time and all the bank statements about not pursuing any additional payments were in place. Thank you Leslie. Somehow you made something very difficult look easy.” Robert Winquist, Satisfied Customer

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Leslie Henderson REALTOR® (775) 336-6311 O (775) 815-9511 M leslie@lhendersonre.com www.lesliehenderson.com

6512 S. McCarran Blvd. Reno, NV 89509

885 HILL LANE | VERDI Offered at $3,700,000

360 MYSTIC MOUNTAIN DRIVE | SPARKS Offered at $499,000

Unparalleled quality and spectacular design distinguish this magnificent estate, a masterpiece of the finest craftsmanship with attention to detail and tremendous care in execution. This European mountain cottage style home with the hand made roof tiles and curved dormers will captivate you like no other. To view this property call Leslie 775.815.9511 For finance questions call Rob 775.657.0886

665 COMPARI | RENO Offered at $1,195,000

Great home in the beautiful community of Pebble Creek. This home has new professional neutral paint, new carpet, professionally installed laminate flooring! Need land and space? This is your home! If you want land for a swimming pool or out buildings this is it. Home is pre-wired for RV Garage. 5 bedrooms plus an office. To view this property call Leslie 775.815.9511 For finance questions call Rob 775.657.0886

1875 SCOTT VALLEY | RENO Offered at $519,000

This sophisticated home has been totally refurbished throughout with a feel of Rustic elegance. 4 bedroom, 4 full baths, 2 half baths and 6 car garage. Gourmet kitchen with thermador stove/oven, slab granite counters, knotty alder cabinets. Great Room floor plan with kitchen, dining &living room with wood burning fireplace and beautiful views of Mt. Rose. To view this property call Leslie 775.815.9511

Former Meritage model home with over 150k in upgrades, including solid walnut cabinets, slab granite, stainless steel Kitchen aide appliances, butler pantry, brushed nickel plumbing fixtures, hardwood crown molding. Master bedroom has a fireplace and its own sitting room. There is an upstairs gameroom with hardwood flooring and beam ceilings. The views from this home are spectacular.

To view this property call Leslie 775.815.9511 For finance questions call Rob 775.657.0886

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Greetings, Residents! They say April showers bring May flowers. Here in Reno, showers are generally few and far between in April, but the sage is already blooming in the Biggest Little City. The neighborhoods are busy as bees with students preparing for the last months of the school year and with families doing spring cleaning and making summer plans. As you clean out the house, maybe you have some household items, furniture, toys or sports equipment you are ready to sell or give away. Feel free to submit your ad and we’ll post it in the free classifieds section, which runs like a year-round, neighborhood-wide rummage sale! In this issue, we meet the Smiths of Old Southwest Reno. Ron and Pat smith are longtime Reno residents with a unique blended family and deep ties in the local community. We know you’ll find their story of family and community service to be inspiring! You’ll also find a calendar of events that showcases family-friendly, springtime fun!

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Feature Story

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The Smiths of Old Southwest Reno: A Lifetime of Living and Giving in the Biggest Little City

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pon meeting Ron and Pat Smith, I notice the unique sound of their voices. They are both steeped in theater and the arts, and their love of the stage is evident in the warm cadence of their speech. Their voices convey vitality infused with enthusiasm and an unbridled zest for life. As they chat with me about their family and their lives in the Biggest Little City, it is clear that they are an inspired and inspiring duo. In their voices are echoes of their love of singing—together they have over 83 years of combined experience singing in the choir of Reno First United Methodist Church—their homeaway-from-home. The dynamic couple 6

has called Old Southwest Reno home since their marriage in 1981. They continue to share their gifts by championing the arts in the city closest to their hearts. Many Reno residents might recognize Ron’s voice as the longtime announcing voice for Reno’s most renowned annual event, the Balloon Races—just one of his many gifts to the Reno community. The Smiths, married over 33 years, have deep roots in the Reno arts, theater and broadcasting arenas—in both their professional lives and as volunteers. Ron Smith, 78, has had a long and rich professional life in Reno including prominent positions in public relations, radio

sales, advertising, marketing and management. He was also a news anchor at what is now KNRV and a production manager at KOLOTV. Pat Smith, 71, retired as the executive director of the Sierra Arts Foundation, a role she held from 1992-1999. She worked with the City of Reno in 1999 to secure funding that resulted in the conversion of the Riverside Hotel into artist lofts. Ron held PR posts at the Lawlor events Center and John Ascuaga’s Nugget, while Pat also served as the executive director of the Nevada Nurses’ Association. Their careers have given them a great intimacy with the city of Reno and the State of Nevada: Ron was director of the Convention April 2014


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& Visitors Bureau at the Reno Chamber of Commerce for a decade, and Pat’s work with the Nurses’ Association involved lobbying during four legislative sessions. The Smiths have forged their unique careers thanks in part to their perspectives on how Reno has changed over the years. Drawing from his background at the Reno Chamber of Commerce, Ron can speak to Reno’s more obvious attractions. “I was basically a salesperson for our town,” he explains. “But even today, I’d still tell people the same things that I told them back then in the early ‘70s. I would still talk about the incredible four seasons, the year-round access to outdoor sporting and the phenomenal natural environment…and of course the ease of access to Northern California.” Pat adds that Reno’s arts community has grown dramatically over the past decades. “It’s impossible to underestimate the impact of the cottage art businesses that operate out of the Riverside Lofts and enhance the financial and cultural health of Reno. I would say that the midtown visual

and performing arts scene has taken off dramatically in recent years and is shaping the growth of the city.” The two were both originally from California—Ron born in Salinas and raised in San Francisco, and Pat born in Palo Alto. Ron came to Reno in 1960 and Pat in 1966. They laugh that they met in the most

mundane of ways—at a bar! Ron shares that Pat picked him up in a bar, while Pat’s story is the reverse—it was Ron who did the picking. Either way, their meeting has resulted in a long and productive union. They married in 1981, creating a blended family comprised of Ron’s son, Greg, and Pat’s sons, Erik and Kevin. At that time,

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Ron’s daughter Deb was already out on her own. All of the kids graduated from Reno High and all three boys went on to four year colleges—Greg would graduate from UNR, Erik from the University of Miami, and Kevin from Oregon State. “When the men of the family all finally left for college, they left us with tons of chores in a huge house, and in 1989 we moved to our current residence in River Bend,” says Pat. They enjoyed the downsizing and are active in their neighborhood community for social events and an informal neighborhood watch within the cul du sac. A Blended and Growing Family The Smiths’ blended family grew when Ron’s daughter Deb married and had their grandson Javier, now 31, and Greg married and had Sinjen Smith, now 21, and Zach Smith, now 19. Erik and his wife Sue married and had Jack and Sam, and reside in Elk Grove, CA. Kevin and his wife Kim married and had Kate and Gus and live a rural lifestyle in Piqua, Ohio. Their children and grandchildren carry on Ron and

Pat’s legacy of hard work and fruitful career choices. Deb runs a successful business as a certified massage therapist in Reno called Applied Touch Massage. When he went to McQueen High School, Javier was a member of the champion football team in 2000 and went on to partner with his father in El Adobe Mexican Restaurant, a neighborhood favorite on West Arroyo in Reno. Sinjen and Zach graduated from Galena High School and attended TMCC. Sinjen is involved in Mixed Martial Arts and Zach is part UNR’s club boxing team. Even with all their children and grandchildren out in the world, Pat and Ron still have a “child” at home—their loving ragdoll cat, Huck. The couple hosts annual Thanksgiving dinners that reunite all of their geographically-scattered family, and monthly dinners for their family who reside in Reno. They consider their church community at Reno First United Methodist to be their extended family, and many of their neighbors also attend the church.

Arts Involvement, The Ageless Repertory Theatre and Authorship Involvement Arts remains a central beacon in the lives of Ron and Pat Smith. “We’ve been involved in the arts as part of an audience and on the management side for our entire married life,” says Pat. Ron’s volunteer work has spanned the gamut from the arts to sports, including over 50 years working as a writer, performer and director of The Sheep Dip Show, and nine years as a walking scorer for the Reno-Tahoe Open Golf Tournament. Ron was also president of the Nevada State Fair in the 1980s and served on the board of directors for the Reno Rodeo Board and for Hot August Nights. He was also vice president for the Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts in the 1990s. Pat worked on 31 Sheep Dip Shows and served on the Founding Board for People, Inc., a nonprofit family counseling service. Together, the two have been intricately involved with the Ageless Repertory Theatre, a readers’ theatre style production

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company. The ART has a troupe of about 20 actors, many with extensive experience in community theater direction and performance. “It’s so wonderful because we can use many different venues. We’ve held shows at schools, community centers and our shows at the Village Shopping Center,” says Pat. “We’ve done comedies by Neil Simon, all with scripts in hand—but our audience hardly notices that—it’s so engaging. We often have an older, retired audience, and have many seniors in the troupe itself.” The ART is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. “We’re so wonderfully supported by donations at our shows. What we do is essentially a community service, bringing professional and exciting entertainment to the community, by the community,” says Ron. They’re excited for their April show, “Aspirin and Elephants,” by Jerry Meyer an offbeat comedy about a family cruise. “When we retired,” says Pat, “we made a conscious decision to stay in Reno year round and stay involved with our community. We’re so connected here—we’ve been here since there were barely 50,000 people in town!” Ron adds that their support and participation in the arts is a gift to the city. “For example, being the voice of the Reno Balloon Races—I’ll do it as long as I can—it’s one way of sharing a gift with the community. It’s not a gift if it isn’t shared.” Another artistic gift that Pat shared with the world is her 2006 book, <italics> Who Are You and What Have You Done with My Mother?”—an insightful, tender and often genuinely humorous The Good Life | Old Southwest Reno

look into the life of her own mother’s experience with dementia. “Ron encouraged me to write about this difficult time I went through with my mother, and after a few years of thinking about it, the book had to be written. It’s a chronicle of my mother’s life, as well as reflections on living with dementia—two story lines that intertwine and merge. There are surprisingly many moments of levity throughout the book,” explains Pat. The book is available on Amazon.com. Both in their seventies now, Ron and Pat are still far from slowing down. In May, they’ll be taking a European river cruise from Amsterdam to Vienna—but Reno and their home community will never be far from their hearts. You can hear it in their voices. Put the following in a shaded box nearby to the feature article: Ageless Repertory Threatre (ART), a staged reading group in the Old Southwest, presents “Aspirin & Elephants,” a romantic comedy in two acts, written by Jerry Mayer. It will be performed on Tuesday and Friday, April 15 and 18, at 1pm at Circles Edge, 1117 California Avenue in the Village Shopping Center. The play takes place in staterooms of a cruise ship plying the North Sea through Scandinavia and Russia. It’s warm and funny with very distinct characters. Ron Smith directs the play and, with his wife Pat, performs as well. There is no charge. Donations are welcome.

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he new spring exhibit at the Wilbur D. May Museum uncovers the world of hidden wealth and proves that all that glitters is not gold! Treasure: Riches, Rogues, and Relics celebrates the history of found treasure through the stories of notorious pirates, famous rulers and lucky archaeologists. But along with gold and silver, the exhibit explores other kinds of treasures and challenges visitors to look at the world a little differently. Treasure includes elements to enthrall visitors of all ages. The Museumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s garden court introduces guests to the Golden Age of Piracy. Giant animatronic squid, shark, and sea monsters move and hiss, revealing the myths and mysteries of the ocean. Realistic mannequins fill out the room and explain the difference between pirates and privateers. Visitors can stand next to Queen Elizabeth as she knights Sir Francis Drake, and spy on Anne Bonny and Calico Jack as they divvy up their horde in the cove nearby. But watch out! Blackbeard is lurking in the trees. Peering inside an Aztec temple reveals a holographic transformation of a man into Quetzalcoatl, the feathered serpent deity of ancient Mesoamerica. Here visitors transition to exploring the treasures of ancient civilization. More than 100 beautiful artifacts from the dawn of civilization are on display, including pottery, cuneiform tablets, bronze and metal sculpture, currency, and weapons. The breathtaking timeline of objects, on loan from the Origins Museum Institute, traces the appearance and progression of ancient cultures. There is also a rare cast of the

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famous Lucy skeleton. Another room is dedicated solely to treasures of Nevada, including dozens of authentic gem and mineral specimens. Visitors can get up close to stunning pieces of obsidian, turquoise, amethyst, sulfur, and even a real chunk of gold ore. Native American treasures on display include duck decoys made out of reeds, a stone mano and metate, and illustrations by renowned artist Robert Cole Caples. Other local treasures include a beautifully preserved bighorn sheep and bobcat. To cap the experience, visitors also get admittance to the permanent museum collection, which features a lifetime of treasures collected by the Museumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s namesake Wilbur D. May. The collection spans thousands of years and hundreds of cultures, with rare and exotic artifacts on display including Japanese swords, Polynesian statues, African tribal masks, Egyptian tomb items, European guns and everything in between. The May Museum is open Wednesday through Saturday, 10am to 4pm, Sunday, noon to 4pm. Admission to Treasure and the May Collection is $9 for adults, $8 for children and seniors, and free for children 2 and under. For more information, call 775-785-5961 or visit www.maycenter.com.

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Scheels Running Club

@Scheels, Sparks Join the Reno Running & Fitness Tuesday night group runs with expert pacers. Scheels will provide free water and snacks after your runs. All levels of runners are welcome! No registration is required. Time: 6:30pm-8pm Cost: Free (a liability form will need to be signed on your first visit) www.scheelscommunity.com

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Pond Skim @Winters Creek Lodge, Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe Enjoy spring skiing at the end of the season. Maximum of 50 entries and all participants are required to come in costume, ski or snowboard. It’s an event not to miss! A local’s favorite and crowd pleaser, the Pond Skim attracts all kinds of people in costumes prepared (or unprepared) to brave the cold water in an attempt to make it to the other side. Time: 8am-5pm www.deepsnow@skirose.com

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April 10-12

52nd Annual Reno Jazz Festival @University of Reno Considered one of the best of its kind in the world, this festival has been hosting jazz superstars and the finest emerging young artists for over five decades. Some of the country’s most talented middle school, high school and college-age musicians compete, with the festival culminating in a showcase concert and awards ceremony to honor the best and brightest young standouts. Times: Thurs. 7:30pm, Nightingale Concert Hall; Fri. 7:30pm, Lawlor Events Center; Sat. 6:30pm, Lawlor Events Center. Purchase tickets from the Lawlor Events Center Box Office or call 800-325-7328. www.unr.edu/rjf

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Kids Klub: Camping 101 @Scheels, Sparks Kids ages 4-12 are invited to join the Scheels Camping Experts to learn some great tips and different ways to enjoy the outdoors. All kids will receive a free ride on the Scheels Ferris Wheel! Meet in the camping department. No re-registration is required. Cost: Free Time: 6pm www.scheelscommunity.com

Rastro Reno

@Downtown RaTRAC Plaza Enjoy crafts, food, farmer’s market items and more in this newer Reno tradition, inspired by the original open air market in Madrid, Spain, that dates back to medieval times. Time: 9am-3pm www.rastroreno.com

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Paint & Sips with Elizabeth Brooks Featuring Claude Monet @VSA Arts of Nevada at the Lake Mansion Elizabeth Brooks guides you in transforming Claude Monet’s “Water Lillies” into your own 16” X 20” acrylic masterpiece that is uniquely yours. This class is great for all levels and especially for anyone who wants to unlock their inner artist in a fun social setting. Bring your own wine/beverage and snacks. Must be 21 or over. Time: 5:30pm- 8:30pm Cost: Call for pricing www.vsanevada.org or call 775-826-6100 x3

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AROUND TOWN

April 13 Reno’s Downtown River Run @Downtown Reno Join thousands of other runners under the iconic and famous Reno Arch for this Inaugural Reno Running and Fitness Downtown River Run Marathon! This event is 26.2 miles starting from the iconic arch and then heading along Truckee River to Washoe County’s Crystal Peak Regional Park and back. You choose: full or half marathon, 10K Run, 5K Run/Walk or Junior 1 Mile. All participants receive finisher awards, race shirt, food, drinks, ability to win raffle items and enjoy an amazing sponsor expo. Event benefits the Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows. Time: 7am-2pm Register online at www.reno5000.com.

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April 27 Reno Earth Day @Idlewild Park Reno Earth Day is a free community gathering promoting healthy, earth-friendly habits, technologies and philosophies in a festival atmosphere. There will be live entertainment, animals, workshops and games, fascinating exhibits and educational activities for all ages. Time: 10am-5pm Cost: Free www.renoearthday.com City News: Download Community Apps Did you know that the City of Reno now has two mobile apps, Crime Report and The Official City of Reno, for your use? The City’s goal through the Crime Report App is to promote communication and engagement with community members to prevent and reduce crime. You can view recent neighborhood level crimes on the map or in a list, as well as sign up for automated crime alerts. The Official City of Reno App gives you quick access to all the local information you need, from determining which ward your neighborhood is in, who your representing City Council member is for your ward, your voting jurisdiction, and much more. Both apps are available in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.

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Spring into Reading at Reno’s Libraries this April! By Jennifer Oliver, Washoe County Library System

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rom art to money, to dogs and books, the Washoe County Library is blooming with programs and activities in April. National Library Week runs from April 13-10, but we are celebrating all month long. Come join us! What happens in a single day in the library? How many books are checked out? How many people receive help finding a job, doing homework or taxes? Snapshot Day helps us collect statistics photos and stories to prove the value of libraries. Come in any library on Tuesday April 1 for Snapshot Day. Wally’s World: The Loneliest Art Collection in Nevada will be featured in the Northwest Reno library gallery from March 10-May 2, 2014. This exhibit is a part of the Nevada Touring Initiative Traveling Exhibition Program. The exhibit features 35 pieces of art from Wally Cuchine’s collection, which is located in Eureka, Nevada, on Hwy 50’s “Loneliest Road.” For more than two decades, residents in this part of rural Nevada have experienced a breadth of quality cultural events,

thanks to Wally Cuchine’s personal passion for the arts. As director of the Eureka Opera House for over 18 years, Cuchine consistently presented first-class entertainment to residents and visitors.

monthly program in six local libraries. Please visit us online for information on additional dates and locations. In honor of National Volunteer Appreciation Week in April, the Washoe County Library System would like to acknowledge the 446 volunteers who donated over 13,000 hours in 2013! We are so grateful for all of your dedication and support!

Teens & Money: How do savings accounts and credit cards work and why is it important to have them? How do you build a credit history without getting overloaded with debt? Presented by the Washoe County 4-H Program and the Cooperative Extension, this workshop is geared towards middle school students through young adults; although all ages are welcome. This program will be featured at the Spanish Springs Library on April 15 at 6pm and the South Valleys Library on April 16 at 6pm.

See something you like or want more information, please check out our website for a complete listing of programs and services in all Washoe County Library locations; www. washoecountylibrary.us.

Paws 2 Read is a popular reading program for children presented by Paws4Love. Friendly dogs lend a loving, non-judgmental ear to beginning readers. After reading to a gentle dog, children receive a free book. The Northwest Reno Library hosts this program on Saturday April 12 at 11:30am. This program is a

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RealEstate Update

CURRENT HOMES FOR SALE IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD ADDRESS 3443 Skyline View Dr. 3855 Heavenly Valley Lane 620 Nixon Avenue 3125 Corey Drive 3525 Brighton Way 3920 S Westpoint Dr. 2666 Chaparral Drive 1320 Hilltop 3830 N Westpoint Drive 1530 Romero Way 4490 Interlaken Court 3705 Brighton Way 1601 Palisade Drive 1020 Riverberry Drive 395 Chevy Chase Street 2275 Wide Horizon 1145 Mayflower 1450 Davidson Way 3075 Natalie Street 1405 Humboldt Street 2001 Olympic Circle 3594 Skyline View Drive 2350 Overlook Court 1181 Sageberry Court 2865 Juliann Way 2470 Thomas Jefferson 3608 Grand Teton Court 2290 Lindley Way 3670 Ranch Crest 2105 Driscoll Drive 345 Hillcrest Street 2201 Hunter Lake Drive 3237 Susileen Drive 1435 Huntington Circle

LIST PRICE $310,000 $349,900 $349,900 $349,900 $350,000 $350,000 $350,000 $350,000 $350,000 $355,000 $359,000 $359,900 $365,000 $369,000 $370,000 $375,000 $377,000 $379,000 $379,900 $385,000 $389,000 $389,000 $389,000 $394,000 $399,000 $399,000 $399,000 $405,000 $407,500 $410,000 $416,900 $424,500 $427,700 $428,000

BEDS 3 4 3 3 4 3 3 4 3 3 3 4 3 4 3 4 4 3 3 4 5 4 3 6 5 4 4 3 5 4 4 4 3 4

Baths 2 2 1 2 2 2 3 2 2 2 3 2 2 2 2 1 2 2 2 2 2 5 1 3 2 2 3 3 2 2 3

#GAR 3 2 1 2 2 2 3 2 1 2 3 2 2 2 3 2 3 3 3 2 2 2 1 2 2 2 2 3 2 2 2

BATHS 2 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 2 3 3 2 2 3 3 3 2 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 2 2

SQ FT 1901 3192 1028 1840 2914 1832 2054 1796 1864 1962 2104 2578 2844 2615 1720 2467 2615 2250 2372 1720 3016 2472 1901 2860 2928 2232 3000 2278 3125 3471 2800 4040 2982 2910

#GAR 2 2 2 2 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 3 2 3 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 2

Year Built 1985 1973 1928 1977 1982 1993 1986 1977 1993 1960 1987 1988 1952 1991 1963 1992 1992 1946 1984 2013 1960 1986 1984 2002 1964 1960 1993 1958 1990 1984 1962 1961 1963 1971

DOM 3 147 40 35 46 28 21 6 3 54 38 60 49 34 52 21 30 8 49 10 140 119 14 156 77 25 7 15 102 29 98 60 25 17

ADDRESS 1450 Rainna Court 865 Monroe 1230 Patrick Avenue 2070 Driscoll Dr. 3470 Cashill Boulevard 2310 Pleasure Drive 2215 Thomas Jefferson Drive 107 Greenridge Drive 1175 Sentinel Circle 2865 W Pinenut Court 4900 Plumas Street 2366 Manzanita 1830 Skyline Boulevard 3850 Royer Court 2370 Watt Street 3660 Salerno Drive 602 JOHN FREMONT DR 3345 Prescott Way 1760 Sandpoint Cir 643 Manor Dr. 1100 Brown Street 2001 LAKERIDGE DR 1780 Circle Drive 217 Bret Harte Ave. 1955 Greenfield 3655 Royer Court 135 Mark Twain Ave 1675 Meadowview LN. 205 Bret Harte Avenue 1855 Wendy Way 815 Marsh Avenue 2020 Willow Tree Lane 847 Marsh Ave. 225 Mark Twain Ave

LIST PRICE $428,500 $439,000 $439,900 $443,900 $445,000 $449,900 $450,000 $459,000 $472,000 $474,900 $475,000 $479,900 $480,000 $484,000 $485,000 $489,000 $495,000 $499,000 $516,000 $519,900 $520,000 $525,000 $533,500 $599,000 $612,000 $629,900 $815,000 $825,000 $895,000 $899,000 $1,100,000 $1,450,000 $1,495,000 $1,500,000

BEDS 4 2 3 4 6 5 3 4 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 4 4 3 3 3 4 3 2 4 5 5 3 5 4 4 4 5 3

BATHS 3 2 2 3 2 3 2 3 3 2 3 3 4 2 2 3 4 3 3 2 3 3 2 3 3 3 3 2 3 3 3 4 4 2

SQ FT 2512 1452 1807 4002 3431 4282 3168 2472 3734 2408 2583 2550 3994 2088 2911 2908 2188 2747 3152 2184 3245 3514 2473 2660 3760 3472 3021 3220 3465 3372 2732 6516 4168 3281

Year Built 1995 2000 1963 2001 1991 1963 1954 1958 1958 1999 1950 1991 1987 1946 1950 1989 1972 1958 1976 1988 1970 1974 1925 1936 1938 2006 1996 1995 2004 1935

DOM 131 13 45 25 53 49 36 39 114 56 0 44 42 41 39 55 30 35 34 33 61 84 63 71 50 56 61 37 63 94

#GAR 2 1 2 4 2 2 3 2 2 3 2 3 2 2 1 2 2 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 4 2 2 2 2 4 2 2 5 3

Year Built 1977 1937 1941 1977 1971 1969 1984 1955 1970 2000 1970 1992 1954 2012 1950 2001 1928 1985 1972 1935 1950 1973 1953 2001 1956 2004 1937 1952 1935 1978 1937 1963 2006 1925

DOM 64 63 28 91 142 6 45 16 16 17 30 123 41 9 95 91 1 9 93 98 40 10 134 10 135 119 15 94 51 32 147 4 2 32

SOLD HOMES IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD Address 910 Pinebrook 370 Kilborne Avenue 1361 Gordon Avenue 2640 Outlook Drive 3720 Falcon Way 1016 Dennison Drive 4935 Golden Springs Drive 3770 HEAVENLY VALLEY LN 2022 Watt Street 2230 Balsam Street 620 Lander Street 3302 Spring Creek Circle 3451 Skyline View Drive 560 Harbin 4350 Warren Way 1274 Mark Twain 805 Singingwood 825 Singingwood Drive 4875 Cool Springs Dr 1785 Sharon Way 1551 Bramble Court 1725 Benjamin Franklin Drive 624 Manor Dr 2350 Wide Horizon Drive 3878 Vistacrest Dr 3323 Marthiam Avenue 2225 Lindley Way 3270 Markridge Drive 930 Bejay 3510 W Plumb 2970 Idlewild Drive

Beds 4 4 2 3 4 3 4 3 2 3 5 3 3 4 4 2 4 4 4 4 3 7 2 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 3

Sq FT 1989 1684 911 1854 2812 2023 2740 1587 1668 1732 3310 1970 1416 2013 2303 1185 2060 2263 1989 1828 1811 3820 1224 2207 1959 2422 2512 2401 2016 2209 2596

Year Built 1977 1992 1939 1955 1973 1958 1976 1974 1950 1966 1932 1991 1985 1963 1977 1940 1974 1974 1977 1959 1988 1952 1920 1985 1990 1986 1952 1980 1966 1963 1965

DOM 43 55 53 23 44 29 80 109 28 36 101 39 89 103 89 23 123 64 25 9 17 60 58 26 49 51 33 50 88 50 44

Asking Price $250,000 $255,000 $257,700 $265,000 $269,000 $269,900 $269,900 $270,000 $270,000 $275,000 $275,000 $279,000 $279,000 $279,000 $282,000 $285,000 $285,900 $298,777 $299,000 $299,900 $305,000 $305,000 $310,000 $319,900 $319,900 $320,000 $325,000 $325,000 $327,500 $329,000 $339,000

Sold Price $238,000 $255,000 $257,800 $280,000 $268,000 $276,000 $260,000 $265,000 $265,000 $285,000 $250,000 $275,000 $270,000 $260,000 $265,000 $285,000 $277,675 $295,000 $294,500 $290,000 $306,000 $305,000 $277,500 $325,000 $306,000 $325,000 $341,000 $332,000 $335,000 $315,000 $339,000

Address 3300 S Ranch Vista Court 4860 Buck Point Court 1480 Lillian Way 3000 Deer Run Drive 1115 Mayflower Drive 1901 Pineridge 1300 Monroe 360 Chevy Chase 1165 Dennison Dr 2870 Sage Ridge 2777 Mayberry 3270 Thornhill Drive 2592 Chaparral 1011 Manor Drive 1895 Carter Drive 3858 Cashill Blvd 3000 Dunes Circle 140 Bret Harte 3470 Norman Circle 4390 Interlaken Court 2370 Fireside Circle 1198 Sweetwater Drive 638 St Lawrence Avenue 125 Bret Harte Avenue 457 Urban Road 3392 Corey Drive 2535 Manzanita Lane 2316 Manzanita Lane 2620 Spearpoint Drive 6 Bret Harte Avenue

Beds 3 3 3 3 5 4 2 3 4 4 3 4 4 3 4 3 3 3 3 4 5 4 2 4 3 4 4 4 4 4

Baths 2 2 2 2 3 3 2 2 3 2 2 3 3 2 3 2 2 2 2 3 2 3 2 2 3 3 3 3 3 4

Sq FT 2272 1805 1928 2507 2615 2184 1831 1874 3291 2516 3024 2305 3150 2848 3783 2188 2082 1949 3004 2664 3946 2993 1707 2516 2700 3462 3847 4247 3828 3916

#GAR 2 3 2 3 3 2 2 2 2 3 0 3 2 2 2 2 2 1 2 3 2 2 2 2 2 3 3 3 3 2

Asking Price $342,900 $345,000 $345,000 $350,000 $359,900 $364,900 $367,000 $369,000 $370,000 $375,000 $379,000 $385,000 $399,000 $399,000 $410,000 $413,500 $425,000 $425,000 $449,000 $450,000 $465,000 $475,000 $497,000 $539,900 $579,000 $580,000 $599,900 $620,000 $799,000 $1,070,000

Sold Price $341,300 $345,000 $330,000 $335,000 $355,500 $335,000 $335,000 $360,000 $350,000 $375,000 $379,000 $350,000 $404,000 $390,000 $400,000 $390,000 $425,000 $420,000 $425,000 $427,000 $450,000 $467,500 $477,000 $515,000 $549,000 $560,000 $600,000 $550,000 $735,000 $975,000

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