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.
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Sparks Real Estate Stats and Trends for the week of June 27th, 2016: homes priced around $242,727 compared to $242,860 the previous week, for a slight decrease of less than -1%. For Tuesday, June 28th, the current national mortgage rate for a 30 year fixed mortgage is 3.73%; the 15 year fixed rate is at 2.70%. For a loan larger than conventional conforming loans, or 'jumbo' loan, the 30 year rate is 4.22%, while the 15 year jumbo rate currently is at 3.94%. 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!