Rule the Road Reno 2014

Rule the Road Reno 2014

The top 19 Reno car dealers will be on hand at Rule the Road Reno 2014 Feb 21-23 offering great deals on their automobile inventory.

In the market for a new vehicle?  Not sure exactly which kind of car you want but don’t have the time to run around from dealership to dealership?  Come to the Rule the Road Reno 2014 event at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center this weekend.  It’s a one-stop place to shop for your next automobile.

What: Rule the Road Reno 2014
When: February 21-23, 2014 12pm to 8pm Fri, 10am to 8pm Sat, 10am to 5pm Sun
Where: Reno-Sparks Convention Center
Cost: Free Admission, Parking Fee
Contact: Jim Minor (775) 853-5800 or via email

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The top 19 Reno automotive dealers will be on hand at Rule the Road Reno 2014.  These include Acura of Reno, Jones West Ford, Lithia Subaru and Mercedes Benz of Reno offering several very different price points for Reno area residents to consider.  Financing begins at 0% interest and some dealers are offering as much as $6000 in rebates.

In today’s hectic world, anything that makes life a little simpler is greatly appreciated.  Instead of going to the dealer for your next car purchase, let the dealer come to you.  Make plans to visit Rule the Road Reno 2014 this weekend for great deals from over a dozen of the best car dealerships in the Reno area.

Charlene Hamilton, Certified Distressed Property Expert, Helping Reno Homeowners Avoid Foreclosure

Originally posted on my Reno real estate blog here: http://renohappenings.com/rule-the-road-reno-2014/.

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Reno Valentine’s Day 2014 Plans

Reno Valentine’s Day 2014 Plans

Have you made plans for you and your sweetie this Valentine's Day 2014 in Reno yet? Lucky for you, there are still several options to choose from.Can you believe Valentine’s Day is only four days from today?  Have you even begun to make your Reno Valentine’s Day 2014 plans with your sweetie yet?  You’d better get a move on.  Luckily, Reno offers several entertainment options for you to choose from.

What: An Intimate Evening with Clint Black
Where: Grand Theatre, Grand Sierra Resort
When: 9pm
Cost: $25-$45
Contact: (800) 648-3568

What: DJ Cooper (spins Club hits)
Where: Sapphire Lounge, Harrah’s Reno Hotel & Casino
When: 8pm to 2am (21+ only)
Contact: (800) 522-4700

What: The Goo Goo Dolls
Where: Silver Legacy Resort Casino
When: 8pm to 11:30pm
Cost: $59.50 to $69.50
Contact: (800) 687-8733 or (775) 325-7401

Search the MLS for Reno homes for saleWhat: Ike and Martin
Where: Terrace Lounge, Peppermill Resort Spa Casino
When: 8pm to midnight
Cost: FREE
Contact: (866) 821-9996

What: John Ager III, Ethan Pickett, Jym Bettencourt, John Gallagher and Matt Wiegand
Where: The Knitting Factory
When: 8:30pm
Cost: $8 (ages 18 and older only)
Contact: (775) 323-5648

What: Reno Music Project Open Mic Night
Where: Wildflower Village
When: 6:30pm to 10:30pm (open to all ages)
Cost: FREE
Contact: (775) 530-2940

You’d better start making your Reno Valentine’s Day 2014 plans now, if you haven’t already.  With plenty of options to choose from, you and your special someone can have a great time out on the town.  Just remember to party responsibly.  If you’re going to drink, arrange for a ride home from a sober friend, call a taxi or hire a driver to make the evening extra special.  Happy Valentine’s Day!

Charlene Hamilton, Certified Distressed Property Expert, Helping Reno Homeowners Avoid Foreclosure

Originally posted on my Reno real estate blog here: http://renohappenings.com/reno-valentines-day-2014-plans/.

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Reno World Record Checkers Attempt 2014

Reno World Record Checkers Attempt 2014

Want to be a part of the Reno World Record Checkers Attempt 2014? Show up at the Peppermill Resort's Tuscany Ballroom on Sat, Feb 8th at 12:30pm for your chance.When I was a kid, I was mesmerized by the Guinness Book of World Records.  I was especially fascinated by the odd records, such as the lady with the longest fingernails, the longest distance someone squirted milk from their eyes (ew) and the heaviest weight lifted by someone’s tongue.  Crazy!  Now, Reno residents have their opportunity to be a part of putting the city in the latest Guinness Book of World Records.  All you have to do is be one of the first 200 people to show up at the Peppermill Resort this Saturday, February 8th and you can participate in the Reno World Record Checkers Attempt 2014.

What: Reno World Record Checkers Attempt 2014
Where: Peppermill Resort & Casino, Tuscany Ballroom
When: Sat, Feb 8th 1:30pm to 3pm
Cost: FREE
Contact: Julia Jeffers-Peaua (775) 689-7114

Search the MLS for Reno homes for saleThe Reno World Record Checkers Attempt 2014 is an event set up to try to set the record for Most People Playing Checkers Simultaneously.  The line to participate will start at 12:30pm.  No one will be allowed to line up sooner than that.  Only the first 200 people in line will receive an armband to be included in the world record attempt.  Everyone who ends up playing will also receive a commemorative T-shirt.  And it won’t cost you a dime to be a part of this fun competition.

The Reno World Record Checkers Attempt 2014 is part of the People Helping People convention.  Do you know how to play checkers?  Are you interested in possibly being a part of the Guinness Book of World Records?  Contact Julia Jeffers-Peaua with the Peppermill Resort and Casino at the number listed above to find out more about how you can be a unique part of history.

Charlene Hamilton, Certified Distressed Property Expert, Helping Reno Homeowners Avoid Foreclosure

Originally posted on my Reno real estate blog here: http://renohappenings.com/reno-world-record-checkers-attempt-2014/.

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Reno Named a Top 10 Emerging Ski Town 2014

Reno Named a Top 10 Emerging Ski Town 2014

National Geographic recently named Reno as one of its Top 10 Emerging Ski Towns in 2014.Sure, the Biggest Little City in the World is known primarily for its gambling centers, but Reno is so much more than that.  In recent years, the City of Reno has transformed itself into an entertainment mecca and haven for artistic types.  Even so, it has managed to keep a big secret…up until now.  National Geographic has just named Reno a Top 10 Emerging Ski Town for 2014.

Search the MLS for Reno homes for saleWith 18 resorts located within 100 miles of the airport, there are more ski resorts in a concentrated area than anywhere else in the US, including more well known ski cities such as Vail or Aspen, CO and Salt Lake City, UT.  Reno is located on the northern part of the Lake Tahoe region, where most summertime activities are centered around liquid water and the powdered stuff (ie, snow) rules the roost during the winter.  However, you don’t have to go all the way to Tahoe to get some decent powder.

Mt. Rose is only located 25 miles from downtown Reno and offers something for everyone, whether you’re a beginner in need of some affordable lessons or are an expert looking for a great day on the slopes.  It’s not as flashy as some of the higher end resorts located in Tahoe, but locals believe it to be a good time.  Due to its higher base elevation, Mt. Rose isn’t subject to as much of the rainfall that lower based Tahoe resorts can receive which will affect the snowpack.  The expert Chutes area of Mt. Rose offers amazing 45 degree pitches all day long.

When you’re not skiing the slopes, Reno provides plenty of amazing food, great wine, hours of endless entertainment and, of course, gambling establishments for days.  For the non-skier, there are plenty of things to keep you occupied while your family or friends ski the day away on the slopes.  It’s easy to see why Reno was named a Top 10 Emerging Ski Town in 2014, especially when you live here.  If you’re interested in finding a permanent home in Reno or simply want a place to set your skis during the winter and your boat during the summer, contact me, your Reno real estate specialist.  I’ll be happy to show you what Reno has to offer!

Charlene Hamilton, Certified Distressed Property Expert, Helping Reno Homeowners Avoid Foreclosure

Originally posted on my Reno real estate blog here: http://renohappenings.com/reno-named-a-top-10-emerging-ski-town-2014/.

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Super Bowl Sunday 2014 in Reno

Super Bowl Sunday 2014 in Reno

How will you be spending your Super Bowl Sunday 2014 in Reno? Eldorado and Silver Legacy both have some great parites planned.Well, yesterday’s playoffs made it official.  The Denver Broncos will be squaring off against the Seattle Seahawks for Super Bowl XLVII in New Jersey on February 2, 2014.  Are you hosting a party this year or would you rather forgo the planning, preparation and expense of throwing a big party and just attend one instead?  There are a couple of really big parties being held for Super Bowl Sunday 2014 in Reno.  Take your pick!

Where: Eldorado Hotel/Casino
Time: All day long
Contact: (775) 786-5700 or toll-free at (800) 879-8879

Choose to spend your Super Bowl Sunday 2014 in Reno either watching on one of the 35 plasma TVs in the sports book or Stadium Bar, one of 18 plasma screens at The Brews Brothers or at any of the screens set up throughout the casino.  The Brews Brothers opens at 11am and will be serving the usual game day fare: burgers, sandwiches, pizza, salads and, of course, beer for the 21+ crowd.  Eldorado’s Millies24 will also be showing the big game on the TV screens in their bar.  For more info, please contact the Eldorado Hotel/Casino.

Search the MLS for Reno homes for saleWhere: Silver Legacy Resort Casino Ballroom
Time: 2pm to 8:30pm
Cost: $40
Contact: (775) 325-7401 or toll-free at (800) 687-8733

The doors to the Silver Legacy’s Ballroom open at 2pm.  All guests will enjoy an all-you-can-eat buffet, one complimentary drink and a commemorative hat with the price of admission.  Several giant screens will be set up so no one misses a moment of the game, the half-time show OR the commercials.  Prizes will be given away throughout the big game.  For more info, contact the Silver Legacy Resort in Reno.

No matter how you spend Super Bowl Sunday 2014 in Reno, if you plan to drink and have to travel to a party, make sure you have a designated driver available to get you home safely.  If you don’t have one, hire a driver or call a cab.  It’s better to drink responsibly and live to party another day than it is to end up in jail or six feet under.

Charlene Hamilton, Certified Distressed Property Expert, Helping Reno Homeowners Avoid Foreclosure

Originally posted on my Reno real estate blog here: http://renohappenings.com/super-bowl-sunday-2014-in-reno/.

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Reno Brew Haha 2014

Reno Brew Haha 2014

Tickets are on sale right now for the Sierra Arts Foundation's annual fundraiser, the Reno Brew Haha 2014 to be held Jan 24, 2014.The City of Reno has become far more than a gaming destination.  Thanks to the efforts of organizations such as the Sierra Arts Foundation, entertainment in Reno has been elevated to a higher degree.  The same goes for its food and beverage industry.  To help the Sierra Arts Foundation continue their efforts to teach, nurture and support local artisans in all capacities, they are extending an invitation for all visitors and residents to attend their Reno Brew Haha 2014 fundraiser on January 24, 2014.

What: Reno Brew Haha 2014
Where: Rose Ballroom, The Nugget Hotel Casino (233 N Virginia St)
When: Friday, January 24, 2014 8pm to 11pm
Cost: $50 general admission, $65 VIP (early admission)
Contact: (800) 843-2427 or via email

Search the MLS for Reno homes for saleThe exciting San Diego-based hip-hop/Electronic band Vokab Kompany will be headlining the Reno Brew Haha 2014 festivities.  All guests will receive a beer pint tumbler to commemorate the event as well as the opportunity to sample as much as they can responsibly drink.  However, VIP’s will enjoy early admission at 7pm, where they will be able to exclusively interact directly with the more than 100 brewers on-hand at the pre-event mixer.  Additionally, Reno Brew Haha 2014 includes a fun dance party and raffles for some amazing prizes donated by local businesses.

The Sierra Arts Foundation supports not only local artisans but community arts projects like the Elder Care Concert Series and the Arts in Education program.  Last year’s event helped raise over $37,000 in much needed funds for SAF.  This year, they are hoping to raise even more so they can continue to help the local arts scene thrive.

On the day of the event, ticket prices will be increased by $10 each ($60 for general admission, $75 for VIP).  Fifty percent of your ticket’s price is tax deductible.  To purchase your tickets for Reno Brew Haha 2014, please visit the Nugget Casino’s website.  You must be 21 or older to purchase tickets and attend the event.  Please drink responsibly and always have a designated driver so everyone can have a fun yet safe time.

Charlene Hamilton, Certified Distressed Property Expert, Helping Reno Homeowners Avoid Foreclosure

Originally posted on my Reno real estate blog here: http://renohappenings.com/reno-brew-haha-2014/.

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Reno Voted Top 10 Best Places to Live 2014

Reno Voted Top 10 Best Places to Live 2014

Reno was named #1 in amenities, #2 in healthcare and #10 on Livability.com's Top 100 Best Places to Live 2014.I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas. Visiting with relatives, opening presents and gorging yourself on fantastic food is all a part of this great holiday.  Can you believe we only have two days left of 2013?  That hasn’t stopped Livability.com from already voting Reno as one of its Top 10 Best Places to Live 2014.

Every year, Livability.com assigns American cities a LivScore based on what each city has to offer its residents and ranks them accordingly.  Palo Alto, CA came in with the top LivScore assigned (646 points).  The City of Reno garnered the #10 spot with a very respectable 631 points.  Each city’s LivScore is based on eight separate factors: Economics, Healthcare, Housing, Social and Civic Capital (how much a city’s residents are involved in their community), Education, Amenities, Demographics and Infrastructure.

While our total score gave us a 10th place ranking on Livability.com’s Top 100 Best Places to Live 2014, Reno’s healthcare came in second (just behind Salt Lake City) among the top 10 cities.  Better yet, it should come as no surprise to any Reno resident, but we were tops when it came to amenities.  I don’t have to tell you that we are more than a gaming destination.  With the beautiful Sierra Nevadas sitting high above us and plenty of parks, bike paths and other recreational opportunities available, you are never bored here in Reno.

Top 10 Best Places to Live 2014 – Livability.com

  1. Search the MLS for Reno homes for salePalo Alto, CA
  2. Boulder, CO
  3. Berkeley, CA
  4. Durham, NC
  5. Madison, WI
  6. Miami Beach, FL
  7. Rochester, MN
  8. Salt Lake City, UT
  9. Eugene, OR
  10. Reno, NV

Reno was voted one of the Top 10 Best Places to Live 2014 by Livability.com.  This is definitely not a surprise to me.  I’m just happy to see that others think the same thing I do!  When you’re ready to live in one of the top 10 best places to live in the US, contact your Reno real estate agent right away.

Charlene Hamilton, Certified Distressed Property Expert, Helping Reno Homeowners Avoid Foreclosure

Originally posted on my Reno real estate blog here: http://renohappenings.com/reno-voted-top-10-best-places-to-live-2014/.

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Spicy Start to Christmas Morning in Reno

Spicy Start to Christmas Morning in Reno

Looking for a great breakfast recipe for Christmas morning in Reno? Try the Caliente Cheese and Egg Brunch. Easy to make. Delicious to eat.I thought I’d do something a little different for my blog post this week.  Christmas Day is just two days away.  Luckily, my gifts are wrapped and under the tree.  So, I won’t have to go out and brave the throngs of last minute Reno shoppers.  Instead, I’ve found a tasty way to get a spicy start to Christmas morning in Reno: Caliente Cheese and Egg Brunch Dish (thanks to DiabeticConnect.com).

Ingredients

  • 8 eggs
  • 1 tsp Tobasco sauce
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1/3 cup minced green bell peppers
  • 2 tbsp sliced black olives
  • 2 tbsp chopped green chiles

What to Do

  1. Search the MLS for Reno homes for saleHeat oven to 375F.  Lightly spray or grease 9″ square baking dish to prevent sticking.
  2. Combine eggs and Tobasco sauce in a bowl and mix on high speed for approximately 5 minutes (mixture should be light and fluffy).
  3. Add remaining dry ingredients (flour, baking powder and salt) to the eggs and tobasco sauce and mix thoroughly.  Then, stir in all remaining ingredients.
  4. Pour entire contents of the bowl into the prepared baking dish and bake for 20-25 minutes.
  5. Let stand for approximately 5 minutes before cutting.  Serves 8.

For a little extra flavor, try topping with salsa.  This simple and easy brunch recipe is a great way for you and your family to enjoy a spicy start to Christmas morning in Reno.  Merry Christmas everybody!

Charlene Hamilton, Certified Distressed Property Expert, Helping Reno Homeowners Avoid Foreclosure

Originally posted on my Reno real estate blog here: http://renohappenings.com/spicy-start-to-christmas-morning-in-reno/.

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Reno New Year’s Eve 2013

How will you be ringing in Reno New Year's Eve 2013? You have lots of options but you'd better nail them down now.Christmas Eve is just eight days away.  Reno shoppers are busy running around, trying to get everything checked off of their Christmas lists.  Luckily for those last minute shoppers, we still have the upcoming weekend to find just the right presents for Aunt Barb and cousin Joey.  Have you thought about what you’re going to be doing on December 31st?  If you want to spend Reno New Year’s Eve 2013 celebrating in public, you need to nail down your plans now!

DJ Cooper

Where: Harrah’s Reno Hotel/Casino (219 N Center St)
When: December 31st, 8pm
Cost: No Cover
Contact: (775) 786-3232

The Stage at the Zone has quickly become one of the most popular places to see amazing live bands in the downtown Reno area.  On Reno New Year’s Eve 2013, DJ Cooper will help usher in the new year by spinning some of the best modern club tunes on the Stage’s giant screens.

Nevada Chamber Music Festival

Where: University of Nevada Reno, Nightingale Concert Hall (1664 N Virginia St)
When: December 31st, 11am, 2pm and 7pm
Cost: $22-$35 ($5 for kids and full-time students)
Contact: (775) 348-9413 or via email

Search the MLS for Reno homes for saleThe Reno Chamber Orchestra offers three separate concerts on New Year’s Eve: a morning concert at 11am, a piano concert at 2pm and a special Masterworks concert at 7pm.  Talented violinists, cellists, pianists and others will perform a selection of chamber music to herald in the new year.  You can either call the box office or visit the Nevada Chember Music’s website to purchase tickets.

New Year’s Eve Red Carpet Affair

Where: Eldorado Hotel Casino (345 N Virginia St)
When: December 31st, 8pm to 1am
Cost: $35
Contact: Denielle (775) 378-4569

Join DJ Dragon at the BuBinga Lounge for awesome music, fun party favors, great atmosphere and a midnight toast to ring in the new year.  Fashionable attire is required for guests.  For more info and to purchase tickets, please call the box office or visit the Eldorado website.

New Year’s Party

Where: Peppermill Resort Casino, Capri Ballroom (2707 Virginia St)
When: December 31st, 9:30pm to 2:30am
Cost: $60 per person (includes 2 drink coupons)
Contact: (866) 821-9996

Come see Soul Lads perform live in the Peppermill’s Capri Ballroom.  Celebrate with a New Year’s countdown while the ball drops and a champagne toast at midnight.  If you can’t make it into the Capri Ballroom, everyone on the casino floor will be given free party favors and champagne from 10pm to 12:30am while Maxxt Out plays the hits from the 70s to today in the Terrace Lounge for free from 9pm to 1am.  Tickets for the Capri Ballroom New Year’s celebration can be purchased online.

Once Christmas is over Wednesday, you will have a week to prepare for Reno New Year’s Eve 2013.  What are you going to do?  You better finalize your plans now.  Tickets are selling out.  Whatever you do, make sure you celebrate responsibly.  Don’t drink and drive.  Let’s make sure to start the new year off right.  Happy holidays!

Charlene Hamilton, Certified Distressed Property Expert, Helping Reno Homeowners Avoid Foreclosure

Originally posted on my Reno real estate blog here: http://renohappenings.com/reno-new-years-eve-2013/.

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Download Reno Holiday Savings

Download Reno Holiday Savings

If you plan to shop in the Reno Riverwalk District now through Dec 31, 2013, download the Reno Holiday Dash Guide for exclusive savings.Can you believe there are only 15 more shopping days until Christmas?  If you’re like most of us, you still have presents to buy for your loved ones in Reno.  Instead of visiting those big box stores for a cookie-cutter gift you can get anywhere, find just the right present at a local Reno business instead, such as the ones located at Riverwalk, MidTown and CalAve.  Utilize special discounts when you download Reno holiday savings with the Holiday Dash Guide.

This free savings guide offers discounts for dining, retail shopping and more at dozens of Reno shops, restaurants and bars located within the Reno Riverwalk District.  While you’re shopping for your friends and family, please feel free to donate new children’s socks and mittens at any of the participating businesses listed below:

  • Arlington Towers (Riverwalk)
  • Ball Fitness Studio (CalAve)
  • Black Hole Body Piercing (MidTown)
  • Bruka Theatre (Riverwalk)
  • Chocolate Bar (Riverwalk)
  • Craft Wine & Bear (MidTown)
  • Dressed Like That (MidTown)
  • iMeMine (CalAve)
  • Never Ender Boutique (MidTown)
  • Nevada Fine Arts (MidTown)
  • Pioneer Theater for the Performing Arts (Riverwalk)
  • Pixie Records (CalAve)
  • The Postal Depot (CalAve)
  • Reno eNVy (Riverwalk)
  • Studio 8 Yoga (CalAve)

Search the MLS for Reno homes for saleAll socks and mittens collected through December 31st at one of these fine Reno establishments will be donated to the WCSD Children in Transition.  The Children in Transition Program provides services to homeless children throughout the Reno and Washoe County area so that they can achieve a quality education.  Having socks and mittens to keep them warm during the chilly winter months is one way you can help eliminate a barrier to getting them to school every day so that they don’t fall behind on their education.  It may sound like a small thing, but it can be very significant in the world of a child who struggles with day-to-day living.

Download Reno holiday savings by visiting the Reno Riverwalk District’s website.  You can save money on your holiday purchases while helping smaller Reno businesses as well as local children in need.  Happy holidays, everybody!

Charlene Hamilton, Certified Distressed Property Expert, Helping Reno Homeowners Avoid Foreclosure

Originally posted on my Reno real estate blog here: http://renohappenings.com/download-reno-holiday-savings/.

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