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Topic: Circus Circus Remodel Sneak Peek
Posted by: Lauren - 3/24/2017 4:08:50 PM
The remodel is amazing! We had the pleasure of staying in 2225 and 2227 last weekend! The rooms were very nicely decorated and the views from the 22nd floor were incredible! I am so glad we decided to upgrade! Reno definitely needs a facelift and this is the perfect start!!! Thank you again for all of your kind service to everyone who we encountered on our weekend. We'all definitely be back!

Topic: Circus Circus Remodel Sneak Peek
Posted by: Dan - 3/24/2017 11:55:30 AM
Looks so good!!!

Topic: Urbanito Expand to Include Tiny Home Project
Posted by: Walter H - 3/22/2017 8:41:08 PM
Mr. Bungalow Man brings up an interesting point - "that's the way prices are going here". The last RE bubble here in Reno was driven by poor lending standards and hence way to much "loanable" (not sure that is a word) money in play. The bubble we have now, if we do have one (I say yes) is the "expectation of a boom town bubble". You read all this stuff in the paper (mostly warmed over press releases from EDAWN) that Tesla and Apple and maybe even Jesus H Christ hisself are all opening a facility here. The problem is that these are mostly factory jobs, $25 bucks an hour best case scenario, and none of those folks can really afford the housting prices that Mr. Bungalow Man so proudly explains and justifies to us. It is what it is. Hang on kiddos . Paraphrasing here, but history not understood tends to repeat itself.

Topic: Urbanito Expand to Include Tiny Home Project
Posted by: H.E. - 3/22/2017 6:24:04 PM
Yeah, and the newer homes in South Meadows are around $200 per sq ft, You have to ask yourself what exactly are you trading for with these tiny homes. Yes they're more energy efficient (by size alone), and in-town. Living with less shouldn't cost more just because it is the fad of the times. I don't want a +2700 sq ft house in the 'burbs, and at the same time I sure as hell don't want an overpriced hut. I want affordability, and I'll just be biding my time until the next bust.

Topic: Shopper's Square Plans Major Remodel - BOM 'Bottom of Midtown'
Posted by: Nikki - 3/22/2017 2:47:47 PM
Too excited for this remodel/rebrand but agree that the name is terribad.

Topic: Shopper's Square Plans Major Remodel - BOM 'Bottom of Midtown'
Posted by: EJ - 3/22/2017 8:57:53 AM
Terrible name. Did they do any testing on Bottom of Midtown naming before making the decision? Maybe April Fools came early.

Topic: Urbanito Expand to Include Tiny Home Project
Posted by: Bungalow Hugger - 3/21/2017 9:10:27 PM
Tiny Ten are priced at just over $300 per square foot for brand new, energy efficient construction, solar panels and top of the line full size kitchens. It is not possible to build these for $100,000. 70 and 80 year old homes in Midtown are approaching the $300 per square foot mark. Average price per square foot for an older home under 1000 sq ft in southwest Reno is now $291 per sq ft. Tiny homes aren't for everyone but they are a good value and practical solution for many.

Topic: Shopper's Square Plans Major Remodel - BOM 'Bottom of Midtown'
Posted by: Bungalow Hugger - 3/21/2017 8:59:11 PM
Shopper's Square is a classic icon. It has been through many remodels. It used to be an open air mall. They put a lid on it. Through all the changes it has retained its long standing identity. Renaming it would be a huge mistake. It needs updating but not a name change. Don't jump the shark Shopper's Square!

Topic: Permits Filed for New Townhomes on West Side of Virginia Street near Plumb Lane
Posted by: DeeBee - 3/21/2017 2:44:02 PM
I lived in this area from July 2012 - July 2013. I had one of the Victorian homes on "Alamo Square Way" that used to be the model home for the development. When they started building the newer, smaller, homes in early 2013, I was disappointed. there are only two floor plans, and they lack the architectural details of the homes that were already in place. I'm sure these are going to look just as boring as the homes they built around it a couple of years ago. Don't plan on any nice-looking Victorian-inspired row homes.

Topic: Shopper's Square Plans Major Remodel - BOM 'Bottom of Midtown'
Posted by: Ilene - 3/21/2017 11:03:50 AM
I can see my car parked there! Love it. Brightens my 'hood!

Topic: Urbanito Expand to Include Tiny Home Project
Posted by: H.E. - 3/20/2017 7:22:46 PM
HabeRae does good work. It's a shame we chose instead to knock down the motels and erect more burning man butterflies than work with them to provide cool/affordable housing. These wee6 look more affordable as well than their Tiny10. I may not know much about the sewer connection fees, RTC fees, land costs and other cost factors, but 250K for a Tiny House is not what I would pay. I love the idea of tiny houses/living, but one of the benefits should be cost, I think I would pay about 80-100k, and that explains why I don't even own a regular house, Reno Real Estate is akin to selling Pabst at Cristal prices.

Topic: Urbanito Expand to Include Tiny Home Project
Posted by: Walter H - 3/20/2017 5:04:07 PM
A 600 sq/ft house at almost $400 sq/ft is, IMHO, not a solution to affordable housing. A new 1000 sq/ft house at $200 sq/ft is a real solution, at least by current Reno standards. That size home at that price point is the real challenge here. I hope the new owners are happy, but these types of dwellings, at this price point, seems like a very poor investment to me. Now get off my lawn.

Topic: Urbanito Expand to Include Tiny Home Project
Posted by: Ronnie - 3/20/2017 3:14:20 PM
And more than 10.

Topic: Urbanito Expand to Include Tiny Home Project
Posted by: Ronnie - 3/20/2017 3:11:27 PM
Great, but it's going to take more than 3 houses to rectify housing crisis here.

Topic: First Look at Renaissance Hotel in downtown Reno
Posted by: Walter H - 3/9/2017 3:07:27 PM
That looks like quite an improvement. The key question is do they sell Bocce Ball jerseys in the gift shop?

Topic: Permits Filed for New Townhomes on West Side of Virginia Street near Plumb Lane
Posted by: Washoe County School District - 3/8/2017 10:59:34 AM
The zoned schools for this area do have some available capacity. We'd like to address some of the comments made here, particularly those by H.E. First, overcrowding is not only limited to outlying areas, nor will spending and new schools be limited to more suburban areas -- visit www.WCSDbuilding.com for more information. Second, our budget shortfall is on the operating side, not on the capital side which is about to see an infusion from the passage of WC-1. Capital funds cannot be used, by law, for operating expenses. Third, we are managing the budget in a responsible and timely fashion. It is a projected budget shortfall for the coming fiscal year, not any issue with current funds or payroll. We are taking proactive steps to balance the budget, which includes a public process as well as advocacy at the legislature.

Topic: Permits Filed for New Townhomes on West Side of Virginia Street near Plumb Lane
Posted by: Nn2036 - 3/6/2017 8:46:16 PM
I wonder what architectural style they are doing. The townhouses behind them are Victorian and beautiful. That community looks like a mini San Francisco.

Topic: New Additions for Midtown and Downtown Include Marketing Firm, Restaurants, Puzzle Room
Posted by: Nn2036 - 3/6/2017 8:40:42 PM
The puzzle room is interesting. How is the decor? Is it realistic?

Topic: Permits Filed for New Townhomes on West Side of Virginia Street near Plumb Lane
Posted by: H.E. - 3/6/2017 7:28:30 PM
"Inner City" schools of WCSD are all pretty much under capacity right? I'm pretty sure the uproar is over the South Meadows and Spanish Springs Families not wanting to send their children to those dreaded "Inner City" schools. Not that it matters WCSD can't manage a budget and has a $30M shortfall for staff.

Topic: Permits Filed for New Townhomes on West Side of Virginia Street near Plumb Lane
Posted by: doofus - 3/6/2017 6:59:05 PM
Beck/Swope/Reno. All under capacity right now as developed.

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