Community Service?

Community Service?

What does community service mean? Why would someone do any community service at all? I guess, the answer depends on who we are asking the question to and what motivates and/or inspires them the most? Is this person a victim of a crime who’s fighting for a cause, an ex-convict/criminal who’s paying for their crime committed, a business owner who’s making a contribution to their community, a church member who’s practicing his/her belief, a law-abiding citizen who’s being a good Samaritan? The list goes on, but if someone asked you today if you are doing any community service or volunteering work at all, what would your answer be?

Party at the Park
Block Party held at the Park

The reason I raised this question, is that no matter who we belong as a group or see ourselves as an individual, the need is there to give back to the community we currently live in to make it a “good neighborhood” to belong. The pursue of happiness does not start with other people, but it starts within oneself. Learning not to point fingers to others especially when things are not going our way, is sometimes hard to do for some people, but it can be done.

Block Party at one of the Cul-de-sac
Block Party at one of the Cul-de-sacs
Block Party at one of the Common Areas
Block Party at one of the Common Areas

This reminds me of the call President Kennedy made at his inaugural day. Every time I get to watch snippets of the old video film being replayed on television and hear him say, “ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country”  makes me feel inspired to do good things for people especially, in my own realty market place. As I think about this question a lot and break it down into a smaller version and start asking to myself…Ask not what your State of Nevada, County of Washoe, City of Reno, Community, Church, School in North Valleys, Neighbors in Sky Vista Subdivision, Friends, Relatives in/out-of-town and/or a Family member can do for you but instead, ask what can you do for your (whichever applies at a given time)…? As a Realtor who has the passion to truly help people, this made me think of ways to give back to my own neighborhood.

So this past Saturday, the week after Hot August Nights, I organized a block Party (ahead of time) with the help of my family and a handful neighbors to host it. Of course, not all were able to participate but to those who were able to attend, see the smiles in their faces and the laughter shared are priceless! As I went from one part of the areas assigned to gather and check everyone out, it was great to see that half of the Sky Vista Subdivision came out to party rain or shine! 🙂

Block Party goers at one of the gracious neighbors front yard
Block Party goers at one of the gracious neighbors front yard
Block Party as the rain was coming down unexpectedly!
Block Party still going as the rain came down unexpectedly!

If you are reading this blog, and is interested in finding out more about the real estate market in this part of Reno, please don’t hesitate to give me a call and/or send a text message at (775) 453-0082. You may also email me through my contact page.

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HOT AUGUST NIGHTS

Hot August Nights

Well, Hot August Nights doesn’t just refer to the hot summer weather in the the month of August here in Reno, Nevada. It is one of the most popular and biggest events of the year!

A lot of local and out-of-town folks come in to the “The Biggest Little City in the World” to watch and/or join the parades of Show Cars. There are various locations and places in town, that locals and visitors alike are able to go, see and/or auction off all kinds of vehicles, from an old, beautiful & remodeled vintage cars to customized trucks and other salvaged vehicles that are made new again. It is sooo much fun!..to see the ingenuity, creativity and resourcefulness of crafty people who work on some of these things ordinary people wouldn’t think about putting motors and wheels on them and make them run! 😉

I took a lot of pictures on my first Hot August Nights watching the parade in downtown Reno on Virginia St. It was definitely memorable especially with this original piece below.

Hot August Nights
Save Mart Shopping Cart Hot Rod

 

Hot August Nights
Nice toy!
Hot August Nights
Geanelli in a beautiful Shelby Cobra

Car fanatic or not, if you want to experience the good times that makes you want to “staycation” and have a second home in Northern Nevada, or make Nevada your permanent home, I’m here to listen. YOU can call/text me at (775) 453-0082. You may also email me through my contact page. Let’s explore your options, so you can play a little longer and have fun a little bit more!

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Why Californians Move to Nevada?

Why Californians Move to Nevada?

Since the housing market bubble in 2007-2009, Californians had been coming in more frequently and in good amount of numbers either to downsize, retire and/or embrace the lifestyle here in the state of Nevada. Lately, it is becoming more steady due to the work and career opportunities that Reno, Sparks and the outer laying parts of these two (2) cities has to offer. This is why Californians move to Nevada?

AFFORDABILITY – the bottom line is the number one (1) reason for Californians to flock to the state of Nevada. Being able to sell a home in California with a higher price tag, and acquire a larger property with monies from the previous home sold, and still have enough funds to use for retirement, is unarguably wonderful thing to accomplish! Not to mention the empty-nesters, who would like to retire in better fashion, be entertained 24-7, and live comfortably.

Are you tired of digging for gold, yet? 

Why Californians Move to Nevada?
The Golden State

Nevada is the nearest place to DECOMPRESS from the hectic lifestyle of California. Hollywood entertainers who wants to be entertained at the end of their day, and/or just want to get away from it all especially on the weekend, can quickly hop into their chauffeur driven limousines or shortly fly in their private jets and visit within a day or two. Lake Tahoe is certainly a quiet and beautiful place to get away from it all! The casinos and hotels are unmistakably the place to be served and be entertained, for a change. Unless, coming to Nevada is work & entertain others is your goal then, so be it! 😉

If you’re tired of digging for gold in California and haven’t found it, yet…
then, come to the Silver State! Where mining in Technological Companies will be your new adventure!!!

Why Californians Move to Nevada?
The Silver State

Also worth mentioning, is Nevada being a business friendly state which makes it easier to start up a business. Whether you are a small business or a large investment companies such as Tesla, Amazon, Apple, Google and the likes, this is a perfect place to start a new career or have a change in career. Perhaps invest in a company that works along side with the aforementioned companies? If that’s the case, would you be looking to purchase a second home here in Northern Nevada? How about a vacation home or an investment property? Better yet, A Dream Home for which you can customize according to your needs & wants, and retire comfortably? 

If your answer is YES to any or all of the above questions, then let me assist you in fulfilling your real estate need(s) in the state of Nevada especially in the Reno/Sparks areas. Let’s weigh in your plans and goals by calling me at (775) 453-0082 or email through my contact page and discover the positive side of life that awaits you! 

 

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