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March 28, 2008


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David and Margret

My wife and I are considering retiring at Sierra Canyon. We have been there and seen the models. We do like what we see. Our problem is the sales staff. We have called them several times with questions about the development. They don't seem to want to answer our questions. They also seem to be very unfriendly. This makes us uncomfortable about buying there. In fact so uncomfortable that last week we went to Surprise, Az.to check out resale homes at the Sun City Grand community. The sales staff should not be this way because they are turning us away from Sierra Canyon and looking at other developments. Why are they this way?


I was not aware of any other problems besides the Stucco but then we were renting so we might not have known. If you would like to talk to some other people who live there let me know by a direct email to marion dot vermazen at Gmail dot com.

You asked about the wind. We do get very windy days but there are a lot of calm days too. Personally I'd say it is probably more windy than average but I don't think it is windy enough to deter you from living there.


Hi Marion,
I found your site while doing some research on Sierra Canyon. This is a great site, with very useful information. My wife & I are thinking of moving to Sierra Canyon, and in fact drove there (from CA) yesterday (Wed, 11/11/09). We looked at many homes, but I do have a question about the weather. It was so windy up there that it almost knocked my wife over. The sales people said it was not normal to be so windy, but I thought I'd ask you, someone who lived there and who would be unbiased. I know it is situated in a canyon and i wonder if the winds are normal there?

Marion, I also have concerns about the quality of Pulte homes after reading information on this site: http://www.poorlybuiltbypulte.info/report.asp. Other than the stucco problem of which you referenced in the blog, were there any other problems?

Take care and once again, thanks for a great site!



It looks like it is going to be a beautiful weekend in Reno. I am sure you will have fun looking at houses. Thanks for your kind words. Let me know if you have any other questions.

Barbara Size

Barbara and Bill Size, we are currenly living in Orange County, Yorba Linda, Ca to be exact. We are coming to visit Reno,this coming Saturday,Sept 26th. We have set an appointment, to see the selection of homes, on the 27th with Mike. I truly appreciste the tips you have given in your blog. I am a golfer, and hope they have a good women's group. My husband is a fly fisherman, and loves to tinker on wood working projects.
Any other suggestions, would be greatly appreciated. I also think the idea of living there, renting for a while, is a good idea. Perhaps while we are there, we will run into you. Again, thanks for your honesty, all is appreciated.


DrT, We were renting in Sierra Canyon and moved out last fall when we bought a house. I really liked Sierra Canyon. The people were very friendly and the activities were great. As far as recommendations.... I would really recommend getting a house with a view. I didn't think that would matter to me but I found I loved checking the changing panorama of the mountains.
A lot of the houses had stucco problems and as I understand it Dell Webb has been very good about fixing the stucco. Be sure if you buy one of the earlier existing houses that the stucco has been replaced.
If you have other questions and would like to talk on the phone just email me and I will give you my phone number.


We were rented in Sierra Canyon and moved out last fall when we bought our current house. We really liked Sierra Canyon and we love Reno. The main reason we didn't buy in Sierra Canyon was that we didn't want to live in a master planned community. We met a lot of wonderful people there and loved all the activities. I still really like the weather too. It is going to be in the 90s today but we have not had very many really hot days.


Hi, Marion: great blog--found you while searching blogs for Del Webb Reno.

My sister and I are thinking about moving there after dropping in last May and seeing the place. Love the clubhouse!

Any advice about moving there?
Would you do it all over again?

Our major problem right now would be selling our condo near downtown Half Moon Bay, CA.


Hi Marion,

By now you have lived in Sierra Canyon a while. How do you like it now? If you have moved on....why? We are looking at Reno as a possibility but I'm still not sure about the weather. We're used to trees...green, sunshine, not much wind.

Thanks for any observations you care to share.


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