The independent citizenry of Sparks would never hear of naming their town an ordinary name like East Reno, New Wadsworth or Harriman. Instead, they opted for Sparks in honor of "Honest John" Sparks, a former Governor of Nevada who was instrumental in the city's development. Today, the same independent spirit is alive and well in modern Sparks, a city of more than 89,000 residents, is located in the Truckee Meadows between the Carson and Virginia mountain ranges. Sparks is Nevada's fifth largest city and shares a picturesque valley on the eastern slope of the Sierras with Reno.
Sparks is a serene, family-oriented city with a strong downtown business core and both established and newly developing residential neighborhoods. It is widely known as the premier special events venue for all of northern Nevada. Popular events held on the Victorian Square, which attract hundreds of thousands of visitors annually, include the Hometowne Farmer's Market, Hot August Nights, The Big Easy, The Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook-Off, and Hometowne Christmas. The city has almost 20 master-planned residential communities with a diverse range of real estate options from ranch style homes in an arid high desert setting to upscale accommodations at D'Andrea and Red Hawk Golf Clubs.
Sparks Real Estate Market: Prices of Houses for Sale in Sparks
Developments throughout the valley, including areas such as Sun Valley, East Sparks, East Truckee River and South Spanish Spring, are affordably priced. Homes in Sparks, NV are priced starting from below $100,000 to more than $1 million. Condominiums in Sparks and Washoe County townhouses start at $50,000 up to $200,000. Land property in Sparks and around the county is also available for custom building.
"Matt Swanson : Your Real Estate Expert Specializing in Sparks, Nevada"
If you're ready to make the move to Washoe County, be sure to talk to Matt Swanson of Solid Source Realty first. Matt has been in the real estate business for over 7 years and he understands the ins and outs of the market like no other. As a resident of the area for the past 11 years, Matt's knowledge of the local market, civic opportunities, and recreational amenities are unmatched.
With years of experience in matching buyers with their dream homes, Matt is patient and focused on your needs. He will handle all the negotiations so that you can focus on more important matters, like moving in.
Matt specializes in buyer representation and investment properties. He holds the Short Sale & Foreclosure Resource designation, which allows him to help you or someone you know who may be facing foreclosure explore other options. Since he is a former school teacher with a Masters Degree in Education and basketball coach, Matt uses his teaching background to help his clients understand what they can expect during the real estate process from beginning to end.
During his free time, Matt enjoys staying active by playing golf, softball and basketball, and hiking around the trails of Washoe County.
Take the first step toward success and contact Matt Swanson right away! With Matt on your side, you have trusted Realtor®, advisor, and confidant in real estate.
Cheryl has been in the mortgage lending business for 10 years and is proud to represent PrimeLending for 6 of those years. Before she moved to Nevada in 2006, Cheryl lived in Wisconsin where she graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire with degrees in social work and psychology. She was also the Food & Beverages Manager of hotels for 20 years. Since moving to Nevada, she has fallen in love with the warm weather and the endless outdoor recreational activities right outside her front door.
Cheryl understands that clear communication is the key to any successful closing and her borrowers and realtor partners can count on her to never leave them in the dark. She also makes it a point to be easily accessible and can be reached via email or cell 24/7. Another reason why Cheryl comes so highly recommended is because she genuinely cares about her clients, taking the time to walk them through the loan process and presenting them with options so that they can make the best decision for their future.
Cheryl specializes in government loans, FHA, VA, and USDA programs, first-time buyer products, and investors. PrimeLending is also the only company that offers a free float down option*. Cheryl has been a member of Business Network International for four years and has given the most referrals to her partners every year. During her free time she enjoys hiking, gardening, and partaking in almost any water sport.
*Dependent on market movement and certain restrictions. Not all borrowers will be able to receive the Free Float Down rate lock. If rates drop after you have locked in an offer, PrimeLending offers a Float Down Option to help lower your already locked in rate. Lender Info
Sparks Real Estate Stats and Trends for the week of January 26th, 2015: homes priced around $266,838 compared to $288,042 the previous week, showing a decrease of less than -8%. For Friday, January 30th, the current national mortgage rate for a 30 year fixed mortgage is 3.82%; the 15 year fixed rate is at 2.96%. For a loan larger than conventional conforming loans, or 'jumbo' loan, the 30 year rate is 4.25%, while the 15 year jumbo rate currently is at 3.99%. You can calculate your mortgage rate with our mortgage calculators. Get local info and homes for sale in Sparks NV. View active real estate listings for different types of properties including new homes, houses for sale, foreclosures, short sales, and price reduced listings. Find information and property resources including prices of recently sold homes, neighborhood information, crime stats, home values, and schools in Sparks to help you find the best home!