Nevada has been making the headlines lately if you are reading the statistics on employment, housing market and general gloom about the poor economy in the state. Local state election races are pointing fingers on either side of the political spectrum to identify who’s responsible for the current state dilemma.

Enter Reno and Northern Nevada where some positive headlines are coming to light. Enter a new focus on outdoor recreation.

In the last eight months, two national magazines have labeled Reno in their “Best Towns” features.

In the April edition of Men’s Health in an article titled “Ski and Climb Without the Crowds”, the Reno image of downtown casinos and their accompanying all-night buffets are debunked, giving way to a more “hipper” way of life. Men’s Health talks to Reno’s proximity to Lake Tahoe and the four season recreational opportunities available. It also tells about Reno’s new attractions: The Truckee River, coffeehouses, artists’ galleries and a younger-targeted night-life scene. (to read the article, go to: )

In a recent edition of Outdoor, the magazine labeled the down town rafting and kayaking park, the new Aces ball park, a rejuvenation of the downtown area and affordable housing prices as a reason to put Reno on your relocation list if you are an outdoor enthusiast. (to read article, go to:

If outdoor recreation is your passion and a second home in an area that offers great amenities to pursue your interests is your goal, why not consider Reno? It’s really a no brainer. Currently, there are sellers motivated to sell, interest rates are low and loans are available to qualified buyers. Prices in our market are very affordable making Reno a great place to invest in a second home.