Mortgage Rates Drop, Home Prices Soar as Spring Buying Season Heats Up

The spring housing market is heating up faster than the temperature. Already-high home prices continued to climb to yet new heights as mortgage interest rates dipped below 3%. Median home sale prices soared 17.2% year over year in March, to hit a record high of … [Read more...]

A New Calm to Balance out the Crazy

Eight months and counting, the Fraser Valley has set yet another record for monthly home sales in April, beating a streak previously set during the boom times of 2015-16. But there seems to be a new calmness in a real estate market that has recently been so hot that it’s … [Read more...]

Your Short-Term Days are Over

After 36 years living in the area, Janet and Mark Brady are Tahoe/Truckee veterans. Veterans in the local business sphere — Janet operates her own jewelry store; veterans in the school district as Mark approaches his 36th year of teaching, and his 20th at Truckee High … [Read more...]

Tahoe Surfing: Cold-Hearted Fun

Take an exposed body of chilly alpine water, add powerful mountain weather and sprinkle in throngs of foolhardy fanatics, and the result is the silly, sublime and slaphappy Tahoe surf scene. Surf conditions are usually … wonky. It can be bright and blazingly clear, with … [Read more...]

Squaw-Alpine Base-to-Base Gondola Project to Start this Summer

OLYMPIC VALLEY, Calif. — Construction will start this summer on a $60 million base-to-base gondola at Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows. Alterra Mountain Company made an announcement Monday that it plans to invest $207 million in capital improvements for the upcoming year, which … [Read more...]

4 tax strategies to get the best value from real estate over the long term

Experienced real-estate investors know that finding (and purchasing) the right property is only the first step in a long process for buying an asset that appreciates in value and produces income. Once you’ve secured that dream investment, you’ve got to manage it, improve it … [Read more...]

6 Tax-Related Things Real Estate Investors Can Do Before Dec. 31

As 2020 lurches and grinds to its inevitable end, it can be easy to lose sight of some details in this year, one that was like no other due to the coronavirus pandemic (except maybe 1918, only with the internet). The end of the year, of course, marks the deadline for a … [Read more...]

How 2020 Has Reshaped Residential Real Estate In The Colorado Mountains

Life as we know it has changed drastically in 2020, and people are looking toward small-town living as they work remotely and blurring the work-life balance boundaries. The migration of wealth out of larger cities is shaping the future of real estate. As a broker of luxury … [Read more...]

BACKCOUNTRY ALLIES

If you’re going to start backcountry skiing in Tahoe this winter, there are a few things you should know before setting off on the skin track. First, gear. A backcountry setup is not simply skis, boots, poles and skins. It also includes a beacon, probe and shovel, plus the … [Read more...]

Tahoe Fund receives donation from Vail Resorts to Clean Up the Lake

The Tahoe Fund announced today that Vail Resorts has contributed $25,000 in support of its campaign to remove trash around all 72-miles of Lake Tahoe with Clean Up The Lake. The project will be completed by a SCUBA dive team of professionals and volunteers that will begin in … [Read more...]