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Serving the Neighbors of South Reno | May 2014

The Remingtons of Reno on Happiness, Health and Hope Cover photo by Paige Wickum, photoWickum



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We wish our residents a joyful month of May, the prelude to summertime fun in the Sierras. The Good Life is your neighborhood magazine. We’re devoted to creating community and celebrating local families and organizations. With summer on the horizon, you can turn to The Good Life’s monthly calendar of events for hand-picked, family-friendly arts and sporting events. In this issue, you’ll meet the Remington family of South Reno. They share their story of family togetherness and faith in the face of difficulty, and talk about what it’s like to be a “familiar faces” in Reno’s public eye. We hope you will enjoy their message of hope amidst uncertainty and share in their appreciation of Reno’s small-town atmosphere. Take a peek into Reno’s history through the eyes of a family-owned casino with very humble roots: Boomtown. Get inspired for your spring and Summer fitness goals with Dietrich Dejean of DTR fitness who knows that there are truly no excuses to get started on your health goals at any age. Also, meet a local professional organizer who has a few wise words for simplifying your life as summer approaches. I invite you to send me story ideas, especially about neighborhood residents who are committed to serving their community or have a special message. This includes star students, seniors and even pets! Kindest Regards,

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Feature Story

The Remingtons of Reno on Happiness, Health and Hope By Carlie Partridge Photo By: Photo Wickum


risten and Leonard Remington both have their childhood roots in the Reno area, both went to high school locally and both eventually left to follow their education and career paths. They also both returned to the area. The couple jokes that there must be some kind of magical magnetism in their hometown. “We all come back, don’t we,” says Kristen, whose smile is a familiar feature in most Reno households; she’s the evening news anchor on Channel 2. “There’s just something about Northern Nevada. We wouldn’t want to raise our children anywhere else,” Kristen adds. The couple has two girls, Brooklyn, 4 and Rylie, 2. Most weekends, they can all be found in Reno’s parks, the girls fond of yelling “Best day Eveeeeeeeer!” and exploring the city’s treasured family attractions. “We’re big fans of the Discovery Museum and sometimes go to the movies but we’re also busy with karate classes. Our goal is for the girls to have their black belts by the time they start dating!” Kristen shares. The Remington girls run the household, with Brooklyn’s sweet attitude filling the house 4

with energy and Rylie’s more strongminded, independent personality often taking the reins. The family’s busy lives have been in the public eye due to Kristen’s TV presence. An adored local anchor, Kristen is in the living rooms of Reno residents every weekday evening. “I’m proud of her,” says Leonard, whose role as a financial advisor at Morgan Stanley is far less public. “I’m known as Kristen Remington’s husband, and that’s fine with me,” smiles Leonard. “People have a sense that she’s a part of their family, a part of their daily lives. That’s something special to Reno. It’s the kind of place where the news anchors are more human, more accessible,” he says. Kristen adds that there’s a sense of inclusion in Reno’s tight-knit community. “Being on TV has its moments,” says Kristen. “Always being camera-ready no matter what is going on in life can be a challenge, but I embrace it. Though we might lose a little privacy by being in the public eye, we gain just that much more community and support.”

A Personal Story, a Community Concern Indeed, the Remingtons experienced the warmth and support of the Reno community in early 2012, when Kristen was nine months pregnant with Rylie and Leonard was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia, an extremely aggressive form of blood cancer. “I was extremely surprised and shocked,” says Leonard, who thought he was experiencing a flu. “It was surreal,” he says of the diagnosis. “It’s something that can take the life right out of you, but we had so much to live for.” Leonard explains that he was always the athlete, the gym rat and the all-around healthy guy. “Once the shock wore off it was time to focus on my recovery and on the new baby,” said Leonard, reflecting on one of the most daunting times in life. Leonard’s diagnosis came just three weeks before Kristen would give birth. “Life is not always easy; we’re not guaranteed anything,” shares Kristen. “We believe that with faith, friends, family and a supportive community, you can truly get through just about anything.” Leonard was May 2014

given just one day to get his business in order before starting a 40 day “induction” period in the hospital under the care of Reno Oncology Consultants and Doctor Suresh Reddy. He would receive high-dose chemotherapy. At that point, Leonard was on the third floor of Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center, fighting for his life, while Kristen was one floor below on the second floor about to bring new life into the world. During that time, the Remingtons shared their story through social media and the community followed their journey closely. “I particularly remember a story I shared about a pinecone,” says Kristen. “It was a simple story about a pinecone surviving through the harsh elements of winter, carrying and protecting the seeds of new life within. The story really resonated with me at the time, and it was shared widely through our social media connections.” Their own little pinecone, Rylie, was safely delivered at St. Mary’s. When babies are born at that hospital, they play lullaby music over the loud speakers in the hospital. “I remember hoping that Leonard heard the music and knew that our little girl was in the world.” Leonard got to meet Rylie a couple days after her

birth. “Her name means “courage,” and her middle name is Faith—two names that represented what our family needed during that tough time,” says Kristen. Transitions and Transfusions During Leonard’s battle against cancer, Kristen says she found out the hard way how absolutely essential the process of blood donation can be. “Everyone talks about oil and water being precious commodities, but we think it’s blood,” says Leonard, who explains that during the process of chemotherapy, the immune system is destroyed and blood is the key to

survival and health. Kristen also learned that her own, more rare blood type allows her to donate blood to babies. She met an anemic boy to whom she was able to donate blood, and learned about the true value of blood drives. “For people who need blood transfusion, there is no substitute. Blood donation is the only way to support the transfusions, and it’s always in need,” she says. Now fully in remission and cancer free, Leonard reflects on his experience. “The biggest thing I feel I can do is give hope to others who face a battle with cancer. I know how in a split second, a diagnosis can send

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ripples through your entire life and change things instantly. I find it therapeutic to reach out to others, as others reached out to me when I was sick. The support of others is invaluable in creating the mindset to get down to business and get well,” says Leonard. He also credits the phenomenal medical team of doctors, nurses and assistants at St. Mary’s for his recovery.

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Priorities and Perspectives As Leonard’s health returned, the Remingtons found that their priorities had dramatically changed. “The way something like cancer can change your perspective on life is awe-inspiring,” says Leonard. “There’s nothing petty to gripe about anymore. There’s a powerful sense of what’s truly important in life.” For Kristen and Leonard, their lives involve a significant amount of community visibility and involvement. Leonard participates on the board of the Nevada Museum of Art. “It’s a cultural gem in our community,” he says. Kristen is often the Emcee at non-profit events around town including the Northern Nevada Children’s Cancer Foundation and the Food Bank of Northern Nevada, among others. Looking to the future, the Remingtons are proud to call Reno their permanent home. “We definitely have gravity here,” says Kristen. “The amazing community is essential to our family’s life here.” The family loves the outdoor lifestyle Reno offers as well as the quality of public education and medical care in the area. “We’re thinking we’ll be pretty busy with our girls,” says Kristen. “Rylie recently took mayonnaise from the fridge and began fingerpainting on the door. She’s our little Einstein.” For their family, every day truly is the “best day eveeeerrrr!” Their experiences over the past years have inspired their attitude to embrace each day. “It’s about making memories and loving each other through it all,” says Kristen. Keep an eye out for “Someone to Know” in Reno! Readers of The Good Life can catch Kristen’s weekly spot, “Someone to Know,” which adds a positive spin to local news. “One of the biggest criticisms of the local news media is that they tend to focus on negative things. For the past 7 years, this segment highlights inspiring local people, the kind of water cooler stories that people are going to talk about. Even for just a few minutes once a week, if we can renew faith in the human spirit, we’re doing a public service,” she says. 6

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Genoa Cowboy Festival @Downtown Genoa Enjoy family fun in a beautiful setting featuring entertainment, heritage and Western culture. Genoa is nestled at the base of the Sierra Nevada in the beautiful Carson Valley. The historic town is the site of the very first ranch in Nevada. From it s 19th century beginnings, Genoa has been a hub for cowboys and ranching. Expect Cowboy Poetry, Western music and Western lifestyle exhibits. Cost: Free Time: 9am-8pm 775-782-8696

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Cinco de Mayo Festival @Downtown Reno Featuring two full days of live entertainment for all ages, this festival focuses on Latin music. A children’s playground including a bounce house and giant slides will entertain the tots, and free face painting will be provided by

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Old Treasures, New Futures

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May 10

“Under the Big Top” Animal Awareness & Pet Adoption Event

@Sam’s Club Parking Lot, 4835 Kietzke Lane, Reno Join Sam’s club and several Northern Nevada Pet Adoption agencies for this fun-filled adoption event. Bring the family for a day of fun booths, facepainting and a chance to bring home a new best friend. Time: 10am-3pm.

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Memorial Day Parade @C Street in Virginia City A parade to celebrate and take pride in the heroes who served our country with their lives. Time: 9am Details: 775-847-7500

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Captain Rockybottom’s Peanut Sauce Captain Rockybottom of Reno is also known as Rick Wayne. He has submitted his delicious recipe for sweet and savoury peanut sauce that is an excellent accompaniment to chicken, Asian noodle salads and even veggies. It can be serve cooled or slightly warm. Captain Rockybottom has been all over the world, but his favorite spot is right here in Reno where he is retired and spends most of his time with his grandson. “Let’s just call him baby Rockybottom,” says Captain Rockybottom, whose nick name comes from his years as a tour guide on the “Ride the Ducks” amphibious vehicles in Seattle.

Ingredients • One 13.5-ounce can of full-fat coconut milk • ¾ cup unsweetened (natural) creamy peanut butter • ½ tablespoon salt • ¾ cup brown sugar • 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar or white vinegar • ½ cup water Instructions 1. Put everything into a medium pot and bring to a boil over medium heat, whisking constantly. 2. Let the mixture simmer for 3-5 minutes over low heat. ENJOY!



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Celebrating & (in a way) Independence


f we are all being honest, the following is a familiar scenario: You are at a Cinco de Mayo party, eating guacamole and tacos, drinking a “cerveza” (if you are an adult) when some naive soul cheers to something about “Mexican Independence Day”; while you cannot quite remember what Cinco de Mayo memorializes, you are sure it’s not Mexican Independence. You’d be right, since Mexican Independence Day is on September 16th. So in the name of what event are you gorging yourself on mexican food and cerveza? That would be the Battle of Puebla. In 1861, Mexico was on the brink of ruin due to failing finances. To keep the country afloat, Mexican President Benito Juarez opted to stop paying the European creditors. Mexico’s creditors immediately hastened to Mexico to salvage their loans, but while Spain and England worked out an agreement, France decided this meant Mexican territory was now the collateral they were collecting on. France sent 6,000 troops to stamp

out Mexico’s insolence in Puebla de Los Angeles, but what happened was unexpected. President Juarez was able to scrounge together 2,000 men led by General Ignacio Zaragoza to defend the small town with only meager weapons and hope. From sunrise to sunset on May 5th, the Mexican loyalists were able to hold off and defeat the French soldiers. Even more surprisingly, when the French retreated it was discovered the French suffered losses of 500 men, while the Mexicans only lost 100 men. The Franco-Mexican War continued on for 6 long years, during which France installed Austrian Archduke Ferdinand Maximilian as the Emperor of Mexico. When the war did end in 1876, it was with the help of the United States, who had been distracted with it’s own Civil War for much of the Franco-Mexican War. The United States pressured France to withdraw from Mexico citing the previously disregarded Monroe Doctrine; this old doctrine stated that European attempts to settle in the Americas would incite aggres-

sion (a.k.a. war) from the United States. France washed its hands of Mexico shortly, and left “Emperor” Ferdinand Maximilian to finally meet his fate with the trodden upon Mexican people. The Battle of Puebla was a rather insignificant event in the big picture of the Franco-Mexican War, but it served as a rallying point for the Mexicans, who never stopped resisting the French infiltration. After the Battle of Puebla, Mexicans (especially Californian Mexicans) celebrated the date to support Mexican resistance from invaders; to this day, Cinco de Mayo is celebrated more in the United States than it is in Mexico. Mexican cities traditionally hold military parades and reenactments of the Battle of Puebla (especially in Puebla) on May 5th, but the day is not a federal holiday. In the United States, however, Cinco de Mayo is cause for celebrating all things Mexican heritage and pride, which is just how Chicano activists planned it when they revived Cinco de Mayo celebrations in the 1960’s.

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s the Battle Born State celebrates 150 years, a local landmark revels in its own long history in Northern Nevada. Boomtown Casino and Hotel boasted 94 slots when it opened in its current location 50 years ago. From the humble beginnings of a westbound couple dreaming of success to a multi-million dollar organization, Boomtown was properly named. Recently boasting a $20 million renovation project, Boomtown held a month-long celebration. “It’s really something to celebrate,” said long-time Boomtown owner and Reno Mayor Bob Cashell. “The progress from what it once was is just astounding. In business, just as in life, it’s important to take a minute to recognize progress every once in a while.” Boomtown’s Roots When Bill and Effie Holmes moved to the Reno area from Twin Falls, Idaho in 1945, Verdi was barely a spot on a map and Interstate 80 was yet to be paved. Still, they set up shop at a restaurant called Wishing Well Café. With some success, they expanded down the road to open “Bill and Effie’s Truck Stop.” When Nevada opened gaming license applications to small business in 1960, construction was just beginning on Interstate 80, which was previously known as the Lincoln Highway. In 1964, the Holmes made way for more slot machines and a bigger diner, landing in a prime roadside location we have come to know as Boomtown Casino and Hotel. Today, the 600-slot, four-restaurant, entertainment hub, 318-room hotel room and all-you-can-eat-lobster landmark is a far cry from the 17-slot machine truck stop diner from which it originated.


“Boomtown represents Reno’s history. The highway, the gambling rights, the railroad’s path, and the impact it had on towns properly positioned nearby. Boomtown is a model of Northern Nevada’s growth and development through time and its remodel is representative of the serious investments pouring into our region today.” –Bob Cashell, Boomtown owner and current Reno Mayor Cashell, who bought the casino in 1967, created the name and concept of Boomtown. Adding the first bar in 1971, he became the driving force behind the growth, building game tables in the years to follow and a hotel in 1978. In the years following, the property was sold again, made public and Boomtown aimed to cater to families, adding its Family Fun Center and a theater. “There’s no denying this property has incredible potential,” said M1 Reno Chief Operating Officer Dean DiLullo. “We can partner with the ski resorts, cater to eastbound traffic from major California markets, and continue to serve regional guests who have stayed loyal after all these years. It’s what we were delivering to those guests that needed the biggest overhaul.” New carpets, tile, lighting and signs were just the beginning of the reimagined layout and face of Boomtown. By 2015, M1 plans to have each of the 318 hotel rooms completely remodeled. Meanwhile, four new restaurants, a new bar with nightly entertainment, new machines and renewed amenities for VIPs grace the casino floor. Bistro 2100, one of the featured new restaurants which replaced Cassidy’s Steakhouse, boasts a casual but polished dining experience with signature dishes and traditional favorites. Alongside the Famous All You Can Eat Lobster Buffet, which has seen several upgrades as well, diners can now also choose from the 24-hour Market Fresh Deli, Baja Mexican and Sports Dog. Reno Mayor Bob Cashell was honored at the VIP Dinner April 24 for his work to put Boomtown on the map. Proceeds benefitted Quest Counseling and donations received at Kids’ Day went to Northern Nevada Children’s Cancer Foundation. For entertainment details, casino prizes and restaurant specials go to

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Reno Home Organizer Robin Sabo Inspiration for Spring Cleaning from the Outside In


or professional home organizer Robin Sabo, getting de-cluttered for spring and summer has effects beyond what you might expect. “Creating balance in your life,” she says, “encompasses the inner and the outer realms of your being. When you organize your home, it helps to create a more peaceful, calm and balanced life from the outside in.” Sabo truly enjoys meeting Reno residents in need of a little organizational TLC. Her word-of-mouth references have brought her into contact with so many wonderful people ready to add an extra dose of de-cluttering to their days. “I care about people and love helping others get organized. I have learned that it is easy to become overwhelmed when you have too many things going on in your life and don’t quite know how to prioritize them. You can reach a point where adding one more “piece to the pile” doesn’t make any difference because you already feel buried by the stuff around you,” explains Sabo. Sabo is ready to tackle small, detailed tasks, or help you with the big picture in your entire household. “ “Whether you have a pile of papers to be sorted and filed or a closet, pantry or kids room that is overflowing with stuff that you’re not even sure belongs in there, I will work with you to clean up the clutter. Without judgment, I will help you sort through what you have and help you make decisions on what to eliminate, what to keep and how to better organize the stuff you have. I will work with you to find systems that you are comfortable with that will help you find balance in your physical space (home surroundings) and stay organized.” Whether you use a professional organizer’s services or not, there are some simple rules you can follow to start the process of seasonal de-cluttering. Here are three basic “first steps” influenced by the Chinese art of Feng Shui: 1. Start with a corner. Corners are often where our clutter piles up whether in the form of books, boxes or piles of toys. By attending to the corners in your house first, you

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Dietrich Dejean of DTR Fitness on Starting a Safe, Inspiring Training Program The Vision The Story DTR (Dynamic Training Results) Fitness Dietrich Dejean knows first-hand the represents Dejean’s vision to create a hub transformational powers of the human where anyone can start a state-of-the-art body. Aside from his formal training in training program based on sound fitness several fitness modalities and success in the principles. “When I serve clients, I bring professional bodybuilding realm, Dejean my own experience and worldview into the has personal experience with the injury reprogram. I absolutely know they can trancovery and healing process. He was severescend and transform and start from exactly ly injured in a motorcycle accident 14 years where they are.” When new ago, spending months in a clients come in and it’s their hospital, bed-ridden and “We have a no-machines first time ever working facing a year of intensive with a trainer, Dejean’s apphysical therapy. Dejean rule, rather we focus on proach includes a holistic was almost paralyzed from functional, creative movement. assessment. “The training the waist down, and doc–Dietrich Dejean, program is launched based tors told him he would not walk again. “At just 22 Owning Manger of DTR Fitness on the individual’s clearest short and long term goals. years old, the experience To do that, we do a detailed changed my life, as I startassessment that includes testing for muscle ed from zero, learning to walk again, gradimbalances, an inventory of previous inuating from a wheelchair to a walker to a juries, range of motion, functionality and cane. I even had to learn to write again,” joint articulation.” Dejean explains that all says Dejean. The scars from the accident of those factors are absolutely necessary in are still visible, now reminders of his deepcreating a results-oriented program where er inspiration. “It was truly mind over body clients get maximum benefit from sessions. and motivated my journey into competitive natural bodybuilding, Olympic lifting and The Gym power lifting.” The DTR training space is ideal for 1:1 Dejean’s approach to personal training training sessions. “We’ll even have a few is professional, balanced and infused with trainers working with clients at once, utihis understanding of creating safe, realislizing all the space.” The space includes 8 tic programs. “So often in working with top-tier giant mirrors that brighten the a personal trainer, a client can sort of just gym as well as customized pull-up bars get ‘beat up’ in a way. Nothing wrong with and a custom-fit TRX suspension station. that—results can happen that way, but the Attention to detail creates an inviting and DTR approach is a sharper focus on body functional space, including a state-of-themechanics and long term results.” art sound system. The same attention to

detail is evident in Dejean’s approach with clients and attitude towards life. “We can always achieve more. We can always be more balanced, stronger, or flexible. It’s a matter of the approach and the consistency of the program,” he says. Inspiration for Starting at Any Age: No Excuses Dejean explains that many of his clients are over 40 and are new to fitness training or facing recoveries from injuries and surgeries. “I am a firm believer that anyone can start from exactly where they are and make daily improvements. It’s my mission and passion to facilitate the process, safely and reasonably. Even advanced athletes have areas of improvement. There is no end to the process,” he smiles. Get in touch with DTR fitness: Dietrich Dejean, Managing Director of DTR Fitness 775-354-6642 4690 B Longley Lane, Suite 85, Reno NV 89502

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Local Happenings

By Amanda Horn, Director of Communications, Nevada Museum of Art

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his month the Nevada Museum of Art promises a journey through both place and time. Italian Baroque: Paintings from the Haukohl Family Collection offers visitors the chance to stroll through the streets of 17th-century Florence and soak in breathtaking, dramatic works enveloped by equally impressive lavish frames. After Florence, Museum-goers can picture Mexico in the Hawkins gallery through the eyes of Alfredo Ramos Martínez. A contemporary of Frida Kahlo, Ramos Martínez brought Mexican culture to Los Angeles, where he defined a new Mexican-American art tradition. Picturing Mexico: Alfredo Ramos Martínez opens May 10. The journey through history does not stop with the artworks alone. To celebrate the show the Museum is showing two films from the Golden Age of NMA_003.14 RGJ_7.5x5v2.pdf 1 4/3/14 4:46 PM Mexican Cinema: Vamonos Con Pancho Villa, Sunday May 11;

and El Indio, Sunday May 18. Both start at 3 pm. Finally, May 31 the Museum invites you to transport your senses to Doris Duke’s Shangri La: Architecture, Landscape, and Islamic Art. This exhibition powerfully reflects Doris Duke’s life-long aesthetic passions, bringing together furnishings and objects from Shangri La, vintage photographs and films, architectural objects, textiles, and ephemera exploring the history and experience of this remarkable place Doris Duke built in Hawaii. The show will celebrate beauty, design, history, and culture, with objects dating from the second century to the present day. Visit the Nevada Museum of Art at to learn more about these and other exhibitions, and prepare for an artful journey!

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RealEstate Update


LIST PRICE $360,000 $370,000 $375,800 $389,900 $389,900 $395,000 $405,000 $419,800 $420,000 $425,000 $425,000 $429,000 $439,900 $449,000 $459,000 $465,000 $474,900 $475,900 $497,000 $545,000 $589,000 $589,000 $595,000 $599,900 $624,000 $625,000 $625,000 $639,000 $645,000 $647,240 $665,500 $685,000 $695,500 $699,000 $715,000

ADDRESS 13560 Fieldcreek Lane 3683 Bozeman Drive 12265 Stoney Brook Dr 800 W Patriot Boulevard 15925 Mount Rose 3820 Corvallis 14270 E Wind River Ln 12280 Westridge Drive 20 Ocelet Way 765 Oak Creek Drive 6776 Marble Canyon 14225 E Windriver 465 Vancouver Court 14320 Stowe Court 445 Calgary Court 3690 Bozeman Dr 4175 Twin Falls 15860 Coyote Rose Lane 11000 Blue Spruce Road 1515 Star Way 2947 Flint Ridge Court 1291 Wolf Run Rd. 13350 Arrowsprings Drive 1101 Stovak Court 305 Mugo Pine Circle 3362 Forest View Lane 2956 Flint Ridge Court 122 Mule Creek Circle 10543 Rue D Flore 5240 Paris Court 10086 E Desert Canyon 14440 Quiet Meadow 10210 Via Bianca 1075 La Guardia Ln 70 Day Lily Court

BEDS 3 3 4 4 4 4 2 3 3 5 3 3 4 4 4 5 7 4 3 4 4 4 3 3 3 4 4 5 3 3 3 4 3 3 4

BATH 2 2 3 3 2 3 2 2 2 3 2 2 3 3 3 3 4 3 2 3 2 3 3 2 2 3 2 3 2 2 3 3 3 3 3

SQ FT 2243 2020 2492 2895 2120 2807 1991 2464 2166 2895 1909 2116 2807 2580 3416 3416 3416 2612 2292 2787 3014 3343 2913 2482 2501 3144 3065 3150 3030 2870 3661 3758 3068 3065 3470

#GAR 3 3 2 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 2 3 2 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 4 3 3 3 3 4 3 4 4 3 3 4 3

YEAR BUILT 1991 1996 1976 1985 1983 1997 1994 1989 1995 1987 2002 1991 1997 1988 1996 1996 1998 2003 1987 1997 2000 2001 2007 1991 2001 2000 2000 2000 2003 2014 2002 1995 2005 2003 2005

DOM 21 25 52 36 25 28 38 2 32 22 4 2 33 35 17 38 9 39 34 20 53 36 14 4 8 54 9 3 11 6 32 43 24 34 19

LIST PRICE $725,000 $762,900 $789,000 $798,000 $824,000 $849,000 $859,000 $880,000 $899,000 $925,000 $949,888 $995,000 $999,000 $1,035,000 $1,049,000 $1,075,000 $1,075,000 $1,175,000 $1,300,000 $1,380,000 $1,395,000 $1,399,000 $1,450,000 $1,479,000 $1,650,000 $1,650,000 $1,699,700 $1,795,000 $1,799,000 $1,849,000 $2,450,000 $2,650,000 $3,250,000 $3,450,000

ADDRESS 3780 Aspen Hollow 5320 Mistral Court 13235 WELCOME WAY 3825 Aspen Hollow 14245 Powder River Court 1040 Mountain Air Court 1700 Taos Lane 5746 Muirfield Court 13290 W Saddlebow Drive 10753 Harbottle Drive 10829 Harbottle Drive 1675 Davis 4025 Mules Ear Court 290 Timbercreek Court 10281 Window Rock Trail 12365 High Vista 613 Hawk Hill Court 6170 Rouge 9610 Passa Tempo Drive 6545 Legend Vista 7900 Kevin Lane 5740 River Birch Drive 310 Piney Creek Road 5720 Dijon Circle 20585 Margaux Road 8350 Panorama Drive 4520 Alpes Way 4560 Alpes Way 11315 Boulder Glen Way 3255 Kinney Court 8741 Lakeside Drive 4705 Alpes Way 9001 Timothy Lane 5630 Mont Blanc

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

BATH 4 3 4 5 3 3 3 3 4 3 3 3 4 4 4 5 3 4 4 4 4 4 4 3 4 5 3 4 6 4 4 5 2 5

SQ FT 3550 3884 6908 4997 3820 3823 3919 3203 3884 3212 3658 5642 3725 4010 4398 4130 4025 3147 5098 4573 6891 6165 5923 4624 4823 6696 4484 4733 7290 5513 6932 6200 7459 7175

#GAR 3 4 4 3 3 3 3 3 4 3 3 4 3 3 3 3 5 3 3 4 5 5 3 3 4 4 3 4 3 5 4 4 4 6

YEAR BUILT 2012 2005 2009 2014 1993 2005 2005 2013 2003 2005 2005 1976 2013 2005 1999 2004 2002 2014 1997 2005 1981 2007 1994 2002 2014 2001 2004 2004 2006 2005 2002 2007 1970 2013

DOM 31 52 16 24 3 31 33 17 36 49 53 46 49 59 8 37 20 2 44 47 36 6 23 51 59 0 15 42 43 1 49 49 49 11

SOLD HOMES IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD ADDRESS 15500 Cherrywood Dr 12360 Westridge Drive 12265 Stoney Brook Dr 8241 Dixon Lane 800 W Patriot Boulevard 3738 Vancouver Drive 14270 E Wind River Ln 20 Ocelet Way 765 Oak Creek Drive 14300 Domingo Ct 12620 Fieldcreek Lane 7345 La Paz Court 537 Spirit Ridge Court 20000 Mt. Rose Highway 45 Chinchilla Lane 14250 N Quiet Meadows 2068 Tesuque Court 85 Autumn Lane 3327 Forest View Lane 9960 Via Solano 13357 Crest Valley Drive 16710 Evergreen Hills Dr. 1291 Wolf Run Rd. 3580 Aspen Hollow 13350 Arrowsprings Drive 10012 Via Mira Monte 3084 Marble Ridge Court 12695 Fieldcreek Ln 1850 Joy Lake Road 15220 Redmond Loop

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

BATH 2 2 3 3 3 2 2 2 3 3 3 3 2 2 3 2 3 3 2 4 3 3 3 3 3 4 4 3 3 3

SQ FT 1697 2172 2492 2136 2895 2583 1991 2166 2895 3109 3179 2624 2520 3522 2642 2474 2624 3083 3152 4605 3093 3861 3343 2881 2913 4935 4160 3579 3196 3122

#GAR 2 2 2 2 4 4 3 3 3 3 3 4 3 3 3 3 4 3 3 3 3 2 3 3 4 3 3 3 3 3

YEAR BUILT 1977 1965 1976 1987 1985 1997 1994 1995 1987 1992 2001 2002 2000 1985 1997 1992 2001 1994 2000 2002 2008 2002 2001 2013 2007 2002 2001 1998 2003 2005

DOM 103 190 55 22 56 48 42 52 34 93 166 130 32 118 227 147 67 34 92 83 121 462 39 305 35 323 124 72 67 108

LIST PRICE $378,000 $399,000 $375,800 $399,000 $389,900 $398,000 $405,000 $420,000 $425,000 $549,000 $479,900 $475,000 $479,500 $499,900 $499,500 $508,000 $499,900 $529,000 $549,900 $599,900 $585,000 $591,000 $589,000 $559,000 $595,000 $629,900 $629,000 $634,000 $650,000 $649,000

SOLD PRICE $360,000 $360,000 $367,900 $370,000 $375,000 $395,000 $405,000 $415,000 $425,000 $425,000 $445,000 $458,000 $460,000 $470,000 $475,000 $480,000 $500,000 $524,500 $540,000 $575,000 $580,000 $591,000 $592,000 $594,406 $595,000 $600,000 $615,000 $625,000 $627,500 $649,000

ADDRESS 18000 Logan Meadows 7035 Quail Rock 20102 Hibbett Trail 3139 Cobble Ridge Court 15165 Goldenrod Drive 5485 Paris Avenue 3685 Aspen Hollow 6430 Dubrou Court 140 Twinberry 12915 Welcome Way 5405 Paris Avenue 5520 Paris Avenue 13235 WELCOME WAY 3035 Palmer Pointe Court 5010 Ventana Pkwy. 5365 Paris Ct 14311 Quail Ravine Court 4175 Bunker Point 10391 Tewa Court 10090 E Desert Canyon 4140 Bunker Point Court 5725 Nordend Way 14960 N Timberline Dr 6480 Montreux Lane 20636 Chanson 5710 Dijon Circle 20563 Chanson Way 6404 Masters Drive 6090 Lake Geneva Dr. 5905 Sky Terrace Court

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

BATH 2 3 2 4 4 3 4 2 3 3 3 3 4 4 4 3 3 4 5 4 2 3 4 2 3 4 5 5 4 4

SQ FT 2301 4258 3200 4160 3666 3204 3542 2259 4082 3826 3971 3445 6908 4993 3640 3971 3751 3352 3902 3934 3808 3176 4301 3940 4045 7289 4445 6010 7704 7282

#GAR 0 4 4 3 4 4 3 2 3 4 4 3 4 4 4 4 3 3 3 4 3 2 6 3 3 3 4 4 3 6

YEAR BUILT 1999 2003 2006 2001 2007 2013 2013 2001 1997 2000 2013 2014 2009 2000 2000 2014 2006 2013 2006 2012 2014 2007 2006 1998 2013 2001 2013 2005 2001 2008

DOM 168 262 287 210 102 312 267 65 313 66 279 53 44 246 167 44 258 191 0 364 22 141 92 266 381 670 161 597 651 139

LIST PRICE $790,000 $650,000 $725,000 $699,000 $725,000 $687,685 $653,750 $819,000 $775,000 $795,000 $791,970 $802,040 $789,000 $879,000 $899,000 $859,825 $889,900 $899,000 $929,900 $969,000 $975,000 $1,250,000 $1,460,000 $1,425,000 $1,100,000 $1,555,000 $1,750,000 $2,395,000 $2,495,000 $2,499,999

SOLD PRICE $650,000 $650,000 $658,000 $663,000 $715,000 $723,530 $753,505 $757,000 $775,000 $780,000 $793,740 $802,040 $822,000 $825,000 $835,000 $859,825 $860,000 $876,000 $898,000 $920,000 $975,000 $1,100,000 $1,300,000 $1,375,000 $1,385,897 $1,455,000 $1,700,000 $2,000,000 $2,300,000 $2,600,000


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