What's a Ski Lease? 

That's a question I was asked last week, reminding me that as realtors we sometimes assume our everyday jargon is commonplace. A ski lease is a short-term rental of your home for the ski season, usually at a higher monthly rate than what it would fetch as a full-time rental.

Ski leases typically run from November or December through March or April (in an epic Tahoe winter your tenants might ask to extend). For those who love Lake Tahoe, but not the winters, a ski lease can be a great way to defray the cost of owning a vacation home. A nice 4-bedroom home or condo that sleeps eight or more could rent for anywhere from $3,000 to $10,000 per month, depending on location (luxury properties fetch luxury rates). Multiply that by 5 or…

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1. Save Money on Taxes .      With no state income tax, no tax on social security or pensions, and relatively low property taxes, retirees domiciling themselves in Nevada stand to save thousands per year. Smartasset.com has a convenient calculator to determine your savings. For a better understanding of what it means to "domicile" one's self in Nevada, visit Ashley Quinn CPA's website.

2. The Golf Season Lasts Longer .      With more than 300 days of sunshine per year, and a temperate climate, you can golf almost the whole year.  It does snow in Reno (less than 2 feet per year on average), but it doesn't stick around for long. 

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3. Reno Tahoe International Airport .      Many of my…

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