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Northern Nevada Real Estate ... Why We Live In Northern Nevada

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Why We Live Here

Lisa Wetzel and Jim Valentine RE/MAX Realty Affiliates 

Why We Live Here


Planet Earth is a large place with many fine places to live on it. So one must ask periodically, "Why do I live here?" It can be an interesting introspection, but an easy evaluation if you simply look around. The scenery in Northern Nevada is world class. The people are friendly, active, maintain good core values, and are family and community minded. How does that translate to everyday living? Here are some examples.


We showed property recently to a couple moving from a rural location out of state. During the course of looking at the property the woman mentioned that she had just been in a car accident. As she told it, she was very cautious pulling on the highway being unfamiliar with it and in doing so made an extra head check. At that time the car ahead stopped and she rear ended it. Everyone pulled over, got out and assessed the situation. During the conversation our Buyer told the lady she was going to look at a home. The lady asked where, and it happened to be near her. She then asked her if she worked and if she would like to become part of her hiking group. Imagine that! Not the feigning of a neck injury, or threat of litigation, but the solicitation to become friends and hike together. A wonderful way to live!


Another nice experience for the newcomers to the area is having people say hello to you. Yes, perfect strangers will smile and say hello as you pass in the market or on the street. Living here we may take it for granted, but for those living under siege in an urban environment they are used to making no eye contact and not talking to strangers. Everyone is a stranger until you meet them. Saying hello to a stranger and making a new friend is how people live in Northern Nevada.


The weather keeps things interesting. As we all know, "if you don't like the weather wait an hour!" We have real summers and winters with a spot of Spring and Fall mixed in, and the fun part is you can get any season any time of year. The unpredictable weather keeps life interesting as residents keep their lives appropriately flexible. The wonderful season changes are a great excuse for buying more clothes which need a nice walk in closet to live in.


Real estate in Northern Nevada is diverse offering something for everybody. Small lots or large acreage, big or small homes, fancy modern or vintage rustic. Mini-farms or condos, mobiles or mansions, views or obscurity, fishbowl living or seclusion. This area offers more lifestyle selections than most affording the opportunity to live here to more people since they don't have to compromise their wants and needs to live here.


Our Advice: Most people in Northern Nevada live by what we call the "Code of the West". I'll stay out of your business and you stay out of mine, but I'm here if you need me. Everyone helps one another when needed, but meddling for the sake of meddling is minimized. Great weather, great communities, wonderful people, open spaces, recreational opportunities for everyone ... why live anywhere else?


Northern Nevada has one foot in the past and its mind in the future. Living with the values and work ethics of the pioneers while on the cutting edge of technology and modern living makes for a fun life, i.e.- the farmer irrigating his field while checking his email on a smartphone. A rounded life it is. Why do you live here? Why do you want to live here if you don't?
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Lisa Wetzel and Jim Valentine are real estate agents with RE/MAX Realty Affiliates in Gardnerville. They are short sale and foreclosure specialists and certified distressed property experts.



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Lisa Wetzel & Jim Valentine
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1320 US Highway 395 N.
Gardnerville, Nevada 89410
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Comment balloon 0 commentsLisa Wetzel • February 08 2014 07:34AM