February 2017

Found 2 blog entries for February 2017.

The Town of Truckee, in cooperation with Nevada County is applying for disaster relief funding to help businesses and homeowners impacted by the recent waves of storms that brought epic snowfall to the region. The state of emergency declaration in early January came amid a storm that knocked down power lines, leaving much of Truckee & West Shore without power for as long as several days. (Downed trees, like the one Liberty Utilities photographed across Highway 89, were the culprit behind much of the power outage.) With the Truckee River cresting, the town provided sandbags to residents impacted by the double whammy of rain and melting snow. Motorists were stranded, and some second homeowners were unable to access their residences due to the sheer volume

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If you are thinking of buying a home in Tahoe, maybe you have decided to wait for the snow to melt so you can get a better feel for the topography & landscaping. Makes sense, and many buyers take this approach of waiting till Spring or Summer to start their search. But one thing to consider when buying in snow country is that the winter offers a great opportunity to see aspects of a property that might not be obvious when the sun is shining and the garden's in full bloom. For example, roof design ...  Summer buyers will consider the quality and condition of a roof when buying a home, but not necessarily how it "sheds" snow. 

Snow shedding on entry

 In a snow year like we've had this season, with record depths in the space of a week, shedding patterns can make a big

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