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Fri Jan 8, 2016
Diana Hellman answered:
Only real estate professionals can post on Trulia. Try Zillow instead.
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Tue Dec 15, 2015
Jayrogers1306 answered:
Current new average new construction price per square foot in Gardnerville is vary between $125 t0 $150.
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Tue Dec 1, 2015
Jayrogers1306 answered:
Nevada rural Housing Authority provides offer our housing assistance programs so it can help more families. Also provide rental support, an innovative home financing program. ... more
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Thu Sep 11, 2014
Kelly Adams answered:
I live very close to the quarry and have for over a year in the Pleasantview Subdivision. You can, occasionally, hear some tractors and trucks in the mornings but its not overpowering or disruptive to us at all. It's never woken us up. I have not noticed any dust coming from that direction either and its seems to quiet down by 9-10am on a typical day. I love living in the Chambers Field Area and would not let the quarry deter you. You might even stop by the area you are thinking of living and just sit with the windows rolled down and listen at different times of the day. Also a good idea to do to check how much traffic goes by at different times of the day.
Would love to help you find a home...
Kelly Adams
Coldwell Banker Select
Minden NV
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Sun Apr 13, 2014
Rachel Alexander answered:
Thank you for confirming that Jim & Lisa, you guys are The BEST! I thought so! But am surprised how often I see 'right of survivorship' spelled out (unnecessarily) on deeds around here. It's amazing how the SIMPLE vesting of Joint Tenants on a deed can avoid probate for the surviving owner if one dies. Such a simple thing to do if one doesn't have a Trust in place yet (me but I'm working on one!). It doesn't seem like vesting a property 'as husband & wife' is ever appropriate, is it?? Unless the deed says 'as joint tenants' after 'husband and wife', right? Probate isn't hard in NV but it seem SO simple to avoid completely. ... more
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Mon Nov 18, 2013
Rachel Alexander answered:
Megan did her job and did her job WELL. She was looking out for the best interests of her clients...she's well respected in this town where I also work. And I know she knows the law and that forcing a client to use a certain lender, inspector, title co etc is illegal in NV UNLESS the buyer signed an 'affiliated relationship disclosure'. And I am certain Megan's company has such disclosure and that she knows this law to the tee. I won't even recommend inspectors anymore......I have a huge notebook with many sample inspections that I loan out to a buyer to peruse and pick one on their own. But with all that said, I do have some lenders that know the rules better than others and escrow officers that make no mistakes on final I prefer to work with them? You bet! But I don't FORCE anyone too. Nor would Megan. Nor would there be any financial gain from it. Sometimes clients come to you with their cousin lender that's been on the job and licensed for all of 20 minutes and that's who you're stuck working with.....I even had a SBA lender trying to write his cousin's residential primary residence loan! He didn't even have a residential license! Needless to say, another lender closed that deal after a 30 day extension and approx $2K immediately released to the sellers (I had the sellers)....I figured the cousin owed the buyer that much to donate to the escrow! And the deal closed. In this Original Poster instance, Meeeegan is haters! And Megan is far from vengeful......the notion is absurd and I have had dealings with her and they have ALL been pleasant and professional!! I'm curious if you did waste money on an attorney and how that worked out for you? ... more
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Sun Nov 10, 2013
Georgia Chase answered:
Where exactly are you looking for this information? Happy to help you any way I can. Contact me at or call 775-636-3085.
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Wed Oct 30, 2013
Mary Cioffi answered:
The location of the house would determine the source of drinking water. Our area of Gardnerville has a combination of wells and community water, septic and sewer. Do you have an address? ... more
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Mon Aug 12, 2013
Kenneth Garber answered:
Good evening....
In response to your question the property is listed at $439,000 and went in to escrow with an accepted offer on 7/30/2013. The current status is Pending-No Show which would seem to indicate the Buyer's are working on their financing or it is a cash offer pending inspection reports. We are unable in MLS to know what the offer value is prior to closing.
Thank you for the inquiry...If there is additional information you need please let me know.
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Thu May 16, 2013
Patty Hardrick answered:
I manage rental homes in Gardnerville and never do I have a vacancy longer then 1 month depending upon the time for year. Most of my tenants are from Carson Valley Inn and or Forest Service employees. They make great tenants and take care of the homes.
If you need help please feel free to give me a call.
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Wed Mar 27, 2013
Sheree answered:
Thank you all very much! I would prefer to stick to a local mortgage lender as I am anti big-banks (I'm a little bias as I work for a credit union) :) I will continue to work on my credit in the meantime. Although I have another question, if I find a job before I move and it is in the same field, would I still need to be working for that institution for a year? ... more
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Tue Mar 5, 2013
Ib4law asked:
This question was asked from this property:
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Mon Aug 6, 2012
Lisa Wetzel and Jim Valentine answered:
There is such a thing as Allodial Title
Here's a link about it

It used to be a means to pay a lump sum in advance and not pay yearly taxes. I understand it was discontinued. It is very very rare and I personally have never dealt withit in the 36 years that I have been selling real estate.

Lisa Wetzel
RE/MAX Realty Affiliates
1320 Hwy 395
Gardnerville, NV 89410
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Mon May 7, 2012
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Mon Mar 26, 2012
Jose Hernandez answered:
The name of the bank doesn't matter, their investors are the decision makers and if the investor is a private portfolio they will go after their money.

Good luck!
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Sat May 22, 2010
Manu Kapoor answered:
A direct lender come to our office on monday & their lowest score taken by them is 640 in FHA funded loans.
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Sat Apr 10, 2010
Drew Kondo answered:
Property taxes are a little over 1%. However, one's tax base is determined much differently than in CA. The assessor reassesses every 4-5 years. He always assess much lower than the property is actually worth. I have a Tahoe condo listed on the NV side that's worth over $200,000. Annual property taxes are $512.

All that said, it will depend greatly upon what the property is assessed at.
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Sun Jan 17, 2010
Ultimateresponse answered:
I am familiar with the area you are looking at, the Pineview Estates area. From what I understand it is VERY had to find financing for that neighborhood, because the property is all lease-locked...essentially you own the house, just not the land it is built on, which leaves you in a tough situation if something goes awry with the land. I was able to get pre-approved for a loan that neighborhood through Greater Nevada Credit Union. Speak to your realtor, they generally know who finances the neighborhood. Also, half of the houses are stick-built, others are manufactured; you will not be able to get financed for a manufactured home out there. Yes you can buy and rent it out, and you can buy and re-sell. There is a deeding option in about 13 years.

Another thing about the neighborhood, it is on a community propane well(read as $$$$$$$) and water well; no public utilities, it is all privately maintained. There is natural gas nearby and thus should be available for hook-up at the home you are looking at.

I hope this covers it...I am house-shopping in that area, and also live and work nearby, and have done a lot of research into buying there. If you have any questions, by all means e-mail me at and I will do my best to find you an answer.
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Tue Aug 11, 2009
blaison samuel answered:

The best you can do at this time is to do short sale rather than walking away. In short sale, your agent can negotiate with the lender, sell your house and settle everything. This way, you can at least try to avoid foreclosure. ... more
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Sat Jul 25, 2009
Tamara Murry answered:
Hello Again Kirsten,
As an investor myself, I can tell you that this is the time to buy!!! We have not seen this kind of prices in a very long time, and with so many people loosing their homes to the bank, these people are in need of renting!... Just because they lost their own home does not mean they will not be a good renters, situations and circumstances of their default are different and 99% not their own doing. So, weather you will live their or rent it out you will not lose. We are seeing a whole lot of investors purchasing Bank Owned & Short Sale properties, which is a sign of that the Market is in the recovery path. Obviously, it will not recover by tomorrow, but, the good deals do not last very long!!! If you will do a thorough search, you will see that there is a whole lot Pending Sale properties with a low price. Hard data does not lie, no matter who tells you what. ... more
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