Archives for May 2014

Mortgage rates hit 2014 low on bizarre sequence of events

[courtesy of inman.com / Lou Barnes] A bizarre sequence of events and data has taken bond and mortgage yields to their lows of the year, the 10-year Treasury note 2.58 percent and mortgages near 4.5 percent. Ukraine is the largest immediate force pushing down on rates, … [Read more...]

Truckee ponders tax to build bike routes

[courtesy of Reno Gazette-Journal]   There's no doubt Truckee, Calif., is among the most scenic towns in America. It's just too bad cyclists can't always enjoy it. That's because throughout much of the town automobile traffic whizzes within inches of … [Read more...]

Some still wary of Martis Valley land swap, development plan

[courtesy of Tahoe Daily Tribune / Margaret Moran] TRUCKEE, Calif. — Locals are voicing environmental concerns over a project that developers and conservation groups say will be responsible for protecting thousands of acres of land in the heart of the Sierra. As part … [Read more...]

Alpine Meadows Could Get First New Subdivision in 30 Years

[courtesy of Moonshine Inc / Melissa Siig} Alpine Meadows could see its first major residential development since the early 1980s if the proposed Alpine Sierra Subdivision is approved. The project, which is located at the top of the valley near the ski resort, proposes 47 … [Read more...]

Real estate brokers buzz about possible office move by San Francisco-based Charles Schwab

[courtesy DallasNews / Steve Brown] With Toyota Motor Corp.’s just-announced headquarters move to North Texas still making headlines, local real estate execs are already talking about another large potential move from California. Financial services giant Charles Schwab … [Read more...]

More Home Owners Carve Out Outdoor Entertainment Spaces

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine Landscaping projects are being driven by two main reasons: To create entertainment spaces and fix yard problems, according to the Spring Houzz Landscaping Survey of more than 4,500 users on the remodeling website. Fifty-six … [Read more...]