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The notorious Reno drunk and the housing-market hangover

In 2006, the New Yorker published a Malcolm Gladwell story headlined “Million Dollar Murray.” It profiled Murray Barr, an affable, mostly toothless homeless man who had cost the city of Reno, Nev., hundreds of thousands of dollars in hospital bills, substance-abuse-treatment costs, ambulance transportation and much more over the 10 years he’d lived on its…

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Housing prices in Reno area hit all-time high again

RENO — Rising housing prices have set a record in the Reno-Sparks area for the fourth time this year. The Reno-Gazette Journal reports the combined median price for an existing single-family home in the cities of Reno and Sparks reached $389,000 in June. That’s the highest level ever recorded by the Reno/Sparks Association of Realtors.…

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3 ‘Subtle’ Holiday Staging Tips

Want to give your listing a little holiday flair–without going overboard?  Elyza Brillantes, design program manager at Havenly, offers some of the following tips: 1. Infuse greenery. Greenery is always a must for staging your home so the space feels fresh. “For the holidays, seasonal greenery like evergreen boughs can be a lovely way to make…

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