The Best Spots for Fourth of July Fireworks in Reno-Tahoe


July 4 is just around the corner and if you haven’t yet made plans for what to do, I’m sharing a comprehensive list of options in the Reno-Tahoe area. There are several places to enjoy a spectacular show here in northern Nevada, from the third annual Grand Fireworks Spectacular at Grand Sierra Resort to the eco-friendly drone show at Tahoe City. Below is a round-up of your options this fourth of July. Star Spangled Sparks The Nugget hosts this all-day event

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Key Facts About Home Staging—And Why It’s Worth It


Staging a home is an investment and when done well almost always pays for itself, even in a seller’s market. There are numerous benefits to staging, which include an increase in perceived value, a higher final sales price, and usually shorter time spent on the market. Below, I’ve outlined my top three advantages to staging and explain why, if you’re using a good stager, it’s worth the upfront cost.  Good Staging Creates an Emotional Connection with Your Buyer Staging is not decorating. It’s

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Don’t Miss the Second Annual Reno-Tahoe International Art Show

There’s Artown, and then there’s the Reno-Tahoe International Art Show (RTIA). The former speaks for itself. And after its inaugural show in 2022, the latter is already making waves. The city-to-lakeside celebration of fine art and sculpture is one way Reno Creative Movement is working to position Reno, Nevada, as a nationally recognized destination for arts and culture. The mix of talent—local, national and international—includes the First Nations Indigenous Peoples Pavilion and playa art straight from Burning Man. Here’s what

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Top Insurance Companies No Longer Selling Home Insurance to New California Homeowners


Pointing to the ongoing risk of wildfire and rising construction costs in the state of California, State Farm and Allstate are tapping out. The well-known insurance companies are no longer selling new home insurance policies, which is leaving new homeowners with all kinds of questions. Here’s what to know about the situation and what it means for established and new California homeowners. State Farm and Allstate in California: What to Know Neither insurance company is officially leaving the state of

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