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.
Brent Hart and Kevin Burr:Mortgages without Obstacles
Brent Hart has a reputation for being easy going and providing service beyond expectation. He's quick and efficient, works hard to ensure all his loans close on time, and is easy to get a hold of whenever you need to reach him. He is also proud to say that 100% of his business comes from client and partner referrals.
Brent has been in the mortgage lending business for 20 years and is proud to be a part of PrimeLending since 2008. With the full support of PrimeLending, Brent is able to offer his borrowers a wide range of services and products that will fulfill their homeownership goals. A sampling of some of PrimeLending's products include renovation loans, FHA 203K, as well as conventional renovation loan programs for primary residences, second homes, and investment properties.
Brent graduated from UNLV where he earned a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration with a minor in Finance. A resident of Reno for 22 years, Brent loves the outdoor lifestyle that Reno provides, and being only a 30-minute drive from Lake Tahoe. He enjoys camping, mountain biking, and watching his son play Little League. Lender Info
Sparks Real Estate Stats and Trends for the week of July 21st, 2014: homes priced around $346,210 compared to $346,210 the previous week, to remain steady with no change in listing price. For Friday, July 25th, the current national mortgage rate for a 30 year fixed mortgage is 4.30%; the 15 year fixed rate is at 3.30%. For a loan larger than conventional conforming loans, or 'jumbo' loan, the 30 year rate is 4.60%, while the 15 year jumbo rate currently is at 3.75%. 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!