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From the soaring great room windows to the pine wrapped paneling, pride of craftsmanship is evident in this 4-bedroom Truckee cabin. It was built in 1989 by a noted custom builder and has been owned ever since by the same family, who have taken loving and meticulous care of it over the years. 

 

With 4 bedrooms, this Craftsman home offers space for the whole family. An upstairs master with walk-in closets and en-suite bath offers privacy, while the downstairs den and extra bedroom creates the perfect spot for guests and children to entertain themselves.

The location could not be better. Set on a quiet street near the Tahoe Donner Golf Course, the property gets great sun. Mature pines offer privacy and a retreat the pace of city life, while

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Your guide to fun this July 4th week in Tahoe!

July 4th at Lake tahoe

Truckee (click for details) - Parade downtown with fireworks at West End Beach with music all afternoon

Tahoe City (click) - Fireworks at the lake

South Lake Tahoe (details) - Cruise the lake, or hang out on the beach to watch the display

Reno - Artown (details), the Philharmonic & more.

Later in the week ... 

Northstar kicks off its Brewfest & Bluegrass festival with mountaintop yoga, roller blading at the ice rink, music, and a brewmaster's dinner. (Click here for full details)

Looking for a front-row seat to all the fun at Northstar? Call us for a tour of these great condos for sale ...

Timber Creek Lodge, 2-bedroom condo overlooking the Village at Northstar

 

 

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Summer is possibly the best time in Truckee, and there is no better place to enjoy it than this Tahoe Donner cabin with three decks for the best of indoor/outdoor living.

 Lausanne Back Deck

 

This beautiful 3-bedroom home easily sleeps 10 with a layout that offers comfortable entertaining in the Great Room with double decks, and a floor plan that allows guests to retreat to private spaces, like the downstairs den that opens to the extended outdoor deck pictured above.

Contact us today for a tour of the gorgeous home, conveniently located near all of Tahoe Donner's great amenities. (Text 775-391-9443) If you would like to learn more about what Tahoe Donner has to offer, we would be happy to offer you a guest pass to enjoy the fitness center, swimming pools

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Ever dreamed of having a Tesla charging station out your backdoor?  Better yet ... how about a Tesla charging station outside your Tahoe ski condo?  This beautifully remodeled condo in the Village at Northstar has everything you want ... 

Timber Creek condo

 

 

 

 

 

Easy access to the Gondola, shops, restaurants & people-watching from your deck. Backdoor access to year-round swimming, hot tubs and fitness centers.

 

 

 

 

 

And now, you can have all that, plus a Tesla charging station!

 

 

 

 

 

Click here for property details, or text us at 775-391-9443 for a tour of the condo and all the great amenities Northstar has to offer.

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Reno, which has long been the affordable housing option for homebuyers who can’t pay Tahoe prices, is seeing a growth in population that’s driving up the cost of homes and condos, and pushing rental prices to new highs.

By the end of the third quarter in 2017, the price of a single-family home had risen to $349,500. That’s more than a 5 percent increase from the previous quarter, and up 9 percent from 2016. During this same quarter five years ago, by contrast, the median sales price in Reno/Sparks was just under $175,000.

The rental market, which is close to saturated, is seeing modest suburban homes in good school districts like McQueen High School fetching close to $1/square foot. In areas that are trending, like Midtown, some rentals are going

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Developers proposing the construction of a Grocery Outlet across from Safeway are hosting a community meeting at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Jan 11 to hear what residents think of the project. The meeting will be held at the Hampton Inn on Highway 267, and all are welcome to attend.Grocery Outlet, Truckee 

 The 17,568 SF Grocery Outlet would include 44 parking spaces and two residential apartments on the 1.5 acre Donner Pass Road site. The announcement comes on the heels of the Planning Commission approving a 35,000 SF Nugget Market in downtown Truckee as part of the Railyard development.

Click here for details on the Nugget grocery store.

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Looking for a vacation property that Cash Flows?  Big Horn Lodge at Northstar

Consider this turnkey opportunity in the Village at Northstar ... Big Horn, Unit 301 

 

 

Park your car in the underground heated garage, grab your skis from the locker, and you're just steps from the Gondola. Watch the skaters from your private balcony, walk to dinner or the movie theatre, or just kick back at home.  With year-round heated swimming pools, hot tubs, and two fitness facilities, Northstar's Village is hub of activity throughout the year. 

This unit has an excellent rental history, and rents for more than $900/night during the peak season. If you have been thinking about a property that offers the ultimate in convenience and fun, plus the opportunity for rental income when you

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Nugget Market DavidDowntown Truckee came one step closer to getting its own grocery store this week, when the Town Planning Commission signed off on a proposal to build a 35,000 SF market in what used to be a part of the train yard. The project is being proposed by Nugget Markets, a boutique grocery store chain with 12 locations in Northern California. Described by some as a cross between Whole Foods and Trader Joe's, Nugget is known for offering gourmet selections, including craft beers, fine wines, and locally sourced beef and produce. With addresses in Tiburon, Corte Madera, and Sonoma, Nugget is catering to some well-heeled customers, and while their prices tend to be higher than larger chains, some online reviewers describe it as "the nicest grocery store" they have

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 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. They typically run from November or December through March or April Skiing at Lake Tahoe(last year's epic Tahoe winter had many asking to extend, as the ski season stretched into the summer months). 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 3-bedroom home or condo that sleeps eight could rent for for $2,500 to $3,000 per month (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. 

Click here to browse homes in Reno's top Golf & Country Clubs

3. Reno Tahoe International Airport .      Many of my

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