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Tesla Adds $3.6 Billion to Northern Nevada

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In 2014, northern Nevada wooed Tesla to the Silver State, and like most regions looking to attract business, did so with a generous tax abatement package. At the time, the area was still recovering from the Great Recession, and Tesla was little more than a promising company that had only begun mass producing its electric cars two years earlier. It was a sign of Nevada’s growing commitment to diversification – a big “open for business” sign. Well, kick-starting the economy has

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Boots-On-The-Ground Real Estate Data, And Why It Matters

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Consumers who rely on media headlines are certain to be at a decision-making disadvantage. Real estate data is a vital tool and it can provide valuable insight. However, not all data is created equal, and it’s essential that the information you use is accurate, relevant and up-to-date. This is where local professionals who see things in real-time come in. There is a difference between generalized public market data that shows macro trends and what an experienced real estate agent can

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Ready for an Epic Ski Season? All-In-One Weather and Snow Conditions for Reno-Tahoe

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In Reno-Tahoe, the recent series of major storms may have shut roads and set people up for one of the biggest home ownership headaches, but there is an upside – all that white gold means we’re in for an epic Tahoe ski season. One look at any of the resort webcams makes that clear, and so do the stats – the snowpack in the Sierra is at 215% for this time of year. Snowpack peaks are typically around April 1,

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Why Your Home (And Wallet) May Benefit from a Heat Pump

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Due to the recently passed Inflation Reduction Act, there are some generous tax credits being offered for energy-efficient home updates. One of the upgrades I’m looking at making in my own home is swapping out our aging air conditioners—which, as of last service, I was told have a maximum of three years left—to an energy-efficient heat pump.  According to ‘experts’ they are the cheapest and most efficient way to handle both heating and cooling, no matter where you live. In other

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What To Do About A Leak in Your Home (Besides Panic)

There’s nothing like an atmospheric river to really drive home the watertightness of your place! If you’ve been in the path of serious rain and snow recently, you may also be dealing with one of the biggest headaches of homeownership – a leak from the outside. And since the knee jerk reaction to this scenario is usually blind panic, I’m sharing what actionable steps you can take while you wait for help.  First Things First Identifying the source of the

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