Truckee Donner Land Trust Closes in on Canyon Springs Purchase

By Justin Scacco for Sierra Sun For more than three decades environmental advocacy group Mountain Area Preservation has fought development of the Canyon Springs area. That fight is now nearing its end following an announcement the owner of the 290 acres of open space on … [Read more...]

Tahoe Backyard: Where Everyone Knows your Name

By Kara Fox for Moonshine Ink It’s a late September evening, and the Tahoe Backyard is buzzing. Guitar music fills the air while kids chase each other between throngs of adults sipping pints of beer, noshing on food truck fare, and chatting with their friends and … [Read more...]

Plans for a New Truckee Library Have Come to Life

  After years of planning, outreach, and collaboration, Nevada County, in partnership with the Town of Truckee and the Friends of the Truckee Library, contracted with LDA Partners to develop architectural renderings for a new Truckee Library. The conceptual … [Read more...]

Mortgage Rates Drop Below 3%, Short-lived?

By Jacob Passy for Mortgage rates retreated below 3% this week, but the factors that pushed them higher in previous weeks remains—all while Americans grow increasingly frustrated with the competitive housing market. The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage … [Read more...]

Home Sales Rise on the Month, Motivated Buyers

By Jacob Passy for Existing-home sales improved in September, as the threat of rising mortgage rates likely compelled some buyers to lock in deals before the window of opportunity closed. Existing-home sales increased 7% between August and September, … [Read more...]

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...]