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Why Elko is a great place to WORK and LIVE!

Posted by Taryn Opie on August 10, 2018 in No Category
Where is Elko, NV? Nestled in the top corner of the state of Nevada you will find a small mining community where neighbors know you by name, the pace is slow and the charms are many. I get asked that question a lot when visiting other places and my answer is always subtle. Urbanization might be the trend for much of the population, but not everyone craves the bright lights and crowded spaces of the big cities. For those of us who appreciate more wiggle room, fewer degrees of separation and shorter commutes, small c... read more
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Pros and Cons of Adding a Hot Tub

Posted by Taryn Opie on August 07, 2018 in No Category
Hot tubs come in a wide variety of options and can be found to fit most budgets. However, there may be some downsides to consider before adding a hot tub to your home. Check out these pros and cons to adding a hot tub: Pros Relaxation Having a hot tub just steps from your back door can add an element of relaxation to your home. You can come home from work and let the stress of the day melt away in a warm, bubbling soak outside. Hot tubs also have palpable healing properties, as the warm water can help alleviate str... read more
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A picture is worth a thousand words. We’ve all heard the saying before, and it’s definitely true when it comes to real estate. It would be almost impossible to fully describe a house without pictures. There’s just one problem; too often homeowners forget about picture quality. Not all images are created equal. Blurry or poor-quality photos can be detrimental when selling your home. The question is, “Does professional photography help sell homes?” The simple answer is yes. Professiona... read more
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Nevada the Great

Posted by Taryn Opie on July 20, 2018 in No Category
Did you know that Nevada is the most mountainous state in our nation?  If had asked me that question 6 years ago, I’d have said there’s no way.  Little did I know back then, while my husband and I were still living in St. Louis, Missouri (where I was born and raised), that we would soon find out the answer to that question.  In September of 2012 we relocated to Northeastern Nevada so that he could advance his career in the mining industry.  Soon we were able to see the numerous mount... read more
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More Than Just the Price of the Home

Posted by Taryn Opie on July 12, 2018 in No Category
When you see a new home you like on the market, it’s easy to get distracted by all the features you love – the wrap-around backyard deck or the spacious family / game room or the open concept that has plenty of space for entertaining.  In all your excitement, don’t overlook the unexpected expenses that could be just around the corner.   According to, there are more expenses to consider than just the price of the home, and first-time homebuyers can be caught by sur... read more
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