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Home sales were down around Lake Tahoe in the first quarter of 2017, with overall sales volume dipping 7 percent. The drop was mainly affected by a 13 percent decrease in the sale of homes priced under $1 million and was influenced by the severe winter the Lake Tahoe area experienced. The median home price remained steady with a 2 percent increase to $529,000.

The figures are part of a quarterly report released by Tahoe-based real estate agency Chase International. The numbers compare all MLS home sales from Jan. 1 through March 31 to the same time frame in 2016.

Homes sold for more than $1 million was down 5 percent and overall units sold was down 6 percent. Incline Village saw the biggest decreases with a 52 percent fall in volume and 24 percent decline in units sold. Homes sold for more than $1 million was down 23 percent. The median price of a home in Incline Village fell 8 percent to $870,000.

Lawrence Yun, chief economist for the National Association of Realtors, noted that February was the warmest in decades, which played a role in kick starting prospective buyer’ house hunting. The same could not be said for the Tahoe area where the region experienced near-record snowfall.

“I’m sure the series of heavy storms had an affect on people’s ability to do any serious house searching,” said Susan Lowe, corporate vice president for Chase International. “In the long run though, our winter with abundant snow will be a big positive for the region.”

Tahoe City saw a 28 percent jump in volume sold, primarily from a 14 percent rise in the median home price ($611,000). The South Shore experienced a 67 percent increase in homes sold for more than a million and the median home price was up 4 percent to $412,000. The East Shore also saw an uptick in homes sold for more than $1 million (25 percent) while homes selling for less than a million dropped 31 percent. The median price of a home on the East Shore rose 26 percent to $965,000.

Lake Tahoe’s numbers are essentially in line with regional trends. NAR reported that existing home sales in the West decreased 3.1 percent in February. The median price of home was up 9.6 percent from February 2016.

The sale of condos around the lake fared much better with significant increases in volume sold. Units sold for more than $500,000 was up 80 percent and the median price jumped 17 percent to $375,000.

Sales were down across the board in Truckee, with record-breaking snowfall and severe winter storms hampering buyers’ searches. Volume and units sold were both down, 29 and 18 percent, respectively, while median home price rose 7 percent to $709,000.

2017 Lake Tahoe/Truckee Region Winter Season Fun Facts!

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This year we broke a 95 year old record! This record is for the most rainfall in one year. Our area has recorded 89.7 inches for the year which breaks the record from 1982-83 season of 88.5 inches!

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Lake Tahoe water level is projected to record the largest single-year rise in history! Once the snow melts, the water level is expected to rise 6 1/2 feet to its legal limit of 6,229.1 feet above sea level. The record from 1995 was a 6 foot rise in water level. Current lake elevation = 6,220 + Current gage height. USGS Current Levels

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Squaw Valley also set a record in January 2017 for the most snow in one month. A grand total of 282” of snow which is over 400% of its average for January snowfall. March 2011 was the record surpassed, the one month total of 202”.

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Mixed feelings about the Truckee Tahoe Unified School District having to cancelled school 12 days this year due to snow! The students and faculty had 10 snow days in January! TTUSD’s snow day record dates back to the 80’s for having the most cancelled school days due to snow in one year.

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A report from the Central Sierra Snow Lab on Donner Summit said that it received 100% of its annual average precipitation total on January 18, 2017. The CSS Lab precipitation tracking season runs from Oct. 1st to Sept. 30th most years. Being only 110 days into the year, the Snow Lab reached its annual average.

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Now on to Summer!

Spring has Sprung in Lake Tahoe!

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With most of the most amazing winter behind us, we’re seeing snow banks recede and, in some places, bare earth. These first few months have been a challenge for showing real estate, needing a GPS to find driveways in most cases. Regarding the luxury market, the year has started well with two adjoining lakefront properties in Meeks Bay selling to one buyer for a total of about $29 million. Another property – “the castle” – listed for $23.9 million in Incline Village is also in escrow, evidently to a Russian buyer – unusual for us here at Tahoe. Ski areas have been challenged with road closures, avalanche hazards and wind holds, but the snow is great and most areas will be open until April 23 at least. Squaw Valley is holding out for July 4!

We’re expecting a banner year in real estate sales for Tahoe….the lake is predicted to be full by July…so access to piers is the best in at least 11 years. Lakefront inventory is very low, but there will be more selection as we move further into spring. This should be a beautiful year for visit and purchase in the Lake Tahoe region.

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This 750-acre property, within the Martis Valley, offering beautiful scenery and feeling of being in a remote location but only minutes from downtown Truckee. A neighborhood with wide meandering streets, mature trees and an expansive blue sky. Primary residence or second home living is welcomed here.

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At Gray’s Crossing, it’s more than a community. It is commitment. Grays Crossing is committed to being an influence on preservation and appreciation of the land. Centuries ago, Native American legendary pioneer Joseph Gray, also the founder of Truckee, came to the area in 1863. Today, legendary people come to Truckee everyday! Creating memories for generations to come.

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A true four season destination area. Grays crossing offers activities for all. A Peter Jacobsen and Jim Hardy championship golf course, a grand fitness facility with swimming pools, spa and steam room. A plethora of paved hiking and biking trails. Nearby, Prosser Reservoir offers fishing, boating (non-motor) and swimming.

With no property ownership requirements or monthly minimums, the Tahoe Mountain Club gives you access to all of the Club’s private amenities, programs and 500+ Member events. Additionally, Members receive preferred access and rates at both Old Greenwood and Gray’s Crossing Golf Courses.

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Tahoe Mountain Club is family friendly! They offer an upgrade option that is designed for Members to provide unaccompanied access to Club facilities for their extended family (grandparents, parents, children and grandchildren).

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This upgrade option is designed for Members to provide unaccompanied access to Club facilities for their extended family (grandparents, parents, children and grandchildren).

Get unlimited access to Old Greenwood and Gray’s Crossing with this Membership upgrade.

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Get unlimited access to Old Greenwood and Gray’s Crossing with this Membership upgrade. The upgrade can be used for single, couple or family access.

Complete with pool and fitness center, this upgrade allows Members unlimited access to the facility located at Gray’s Crossing.

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Complete with pool and fitness center, this upgrade allows Members unlimited access to the facility located at Gray’s Crossing.

A Tahoe Mountain Club membership will grant you access to four restaurants in the area. The Bearfoot Bar and Grill, Schaffer’s Camp, PJ’s Bar and Grill, Alpine Club and The Terrace.

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You can own here too! For the Contemporary Aficionado. A calm, airy space with a mix of traditional details, reclaimed wood, plush furniture and statement lighting. Thoughtfully designed home, with an open concept kitchen-dining-living room, laundry room, a master suite and second master accompanied by access to a quaint veranda with hot tub on the main level and two additional bedrooms plus a family room upstairs. Outdoor patio with fire pit, wooded views and a peak of the green golf course. A refuge to entertain and relax. 11081 Henness Rd is offered for $1,550,000 and sold Fully Furnished! www.GraysCrossingContemporary.com

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Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows is proud to host the Audi FIS World Cup on March 9 – 12, 2017.

This marks the return of World Cup ski racing to California for the first time in 19 years.

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Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows is proud to host the Audi FIS World Cup on March 9 – 12, 2017. This marks the return of World Cup ski racing to California for the first time in 19 years. Events held will consist of a Women’s Giant Slalom on Friday, March 10 and Women’s Slalom on Saturday, March 11. Olympic champions like Squaw Valley’s own Julia Mancuso and Mikaela Shiffrin will compete on the legendary Red Dog run, which also played host to the 1969 World Cup and 1960 Winter Olympics.

VIP tickets are still available. Free standing room viewing will be available near finish arena as well as skier spectator viewing on looker’s left of Red Dog Face. Live stream viewing will also be available at dining locations in The Village at Squaw Valley including KT Base Bar Sun Deck and [email protected]

Check the website for a full list of events, free concerts and other celebrations!

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If you are going to be in the Tahoe/Truckee area this weekend, let me know!

There are so many choices when it comes to living in the North Lake Tahoe area. Carnelian Bay (formerly, Cornelian Bay circa 1883) is one of our favorite locations on the North Shore of Lake Tahoe. The town was named Carnelian Bay for the semi-precious red and yellow stones peppering the shoreline. Sitting at an elevation of 6,325 feet, this quaint town is at an ideal spot for snow in winter and warm days in the summer. Fishing here is desired for the big Mackinaw trout and the beaches which are inviting for dogs, kayakers, SUPers and sunset seekers. Here you will also find Waterman’s Landing, a unique blend of a delicious Cafe Menu, Stand-up paddle board shop and year round water-sport rental fleet. Home of Gar Woods Grill & Pier. A beautiful lakefront setting with a large deck for outdoor seasonal dining. Seafood, steaks, pasta and the famous “Wet Woody.”

Family friendly establishments include the Magic Carpet Golf & Arcade, which has both indoor and outdoor fun for everyone. This facility has two 19 hole courses and one 28 hole course overlooking Lake Tahoe and CB’s Pizza. Dishing up some of the finest pizza anywhere. Casual family style dining, hand thrown pizza, homemade soups, salads, sandwiches and pasta. Open year-round for lunch, dinner. Beer and wine bar too.

The Agate Bay Pier and Swim Club (Sun Club) is located in the heart of the Carnelian Bay neighborhood. It offers a Tier I, or a Tier II Club Membership included with the sale of the Agate Bay property. Tier I – Pool and Tennis, Tier II – Pier, with option for buoy rental and includes Tier I Membership with Pool and Tennis. Membership is optional and is limited to a designated geographical area within the Agate Bay Subdivision and comes with an annual fee. The club membership can be purchased separately from the home.

Carnelian Bay has a mix of a permanent residents, older and newer homes in a secluded area. The average price of a single family residence is $997,000 with the highest price, a lakefront property listed at $5,750,000. A one bedroom cabin can be obtained for just under $400,000. Properties are typically on the market for 190 days in this area with most sales in the late spring though the summer months.

Interested in investing in the Carnelian Bay, Lake Tahoe California area? Take a look at www.1010CarnelianBay.com A sanctuary in the trees! This estate offers 3 acres, a 5000 sq ft home, a sport court and a peak of lake Tahoe….reminding you of what lies beyond. Ground level holds entry from the garage to the foyer and wine room for 400+ bottles. Before going upstairs, see the guest suite with bedroom, full bath, storage closet and kitchenette (exterior access too) Upstairs, is where you will find a spacious rec room with expansive windows and an abundance of natural light, a full bath and a lounge area too. Down the hall are two guest rooms and a shared full bathroom. The top floor holds an expansive open concept kitchen, dining, living room. The kitchen is gourmet-equipped with a Wolfe range and Sub Zero fridge, plenty of counter and cabinet space too. Enjoy the sunny deck overlooking the forested area with a peak view of Lake Tahoe. Add the master suite with private sitting area, dire place and deck access with hot tub. The spa-like bath and massive shower, jetted tub and huge walk in closet. Don’t forget the sport court and 1965 Coronado, berthed at the Sierra Boat Co on Lake Tahoe. Now Offered at $1,898,000

www.1010CarnelianBay.com

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January is over and February brings thoughts of spring – and romance – so we thought you might enjoy the Market Comment from Nick Churton at Mayfair International Realty.

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Nick Churton of Chase International’s London office offers some timely real estate matchmaking advice as we head towards Valentine’s Day.

Good real estate brokers can be perfect sweethearts. It is always best to have someone by your side who values you, who will fight for you, who won’t argue (much), who will only hang around your home when you want them to, and always has your best interests at heart. Such a person may not make such a bad partner.

Of course there are good partners and bad partners. Selling real estate well rests heavily on the partnership built up between seller and broker. A good broker will lovingly put you and your property on a pedestal and then expertly and fiercely negotiate to achieve the best deal for you. On the other hand, a lesser agent or broker may only put your property on the internet with all their others and then haggle to find the easiest deal – easiest for them. There’s nothing good about a selfish Valentine.

There is a great difference between the two – often many thousands of dollars/pounds/euros/yen etc in the final price you achieve. You could come to love the former but hate the latter. The trick is finding the right Valentine broker at the outset. It’s a bit like finding the best boyfriend or girlfriend. They may look roughly the same at first but over time they all turnout very differently.

So if you are searching for the type of broker you could come to love this spring go on a few dates – invite a few to visit your home, give you some marketing advice and see how you get on. Then ask yourself which you would prefer, the cheap flashy one who brags a lot or the one with whom you feel most comfortable, the one with a background of stable and successful relationships – the one you would most like to introduce to your parents.

Luxury Real Estate Market Report Winter Spring 2017

WINTER/ SPRING 2017 LUXURY MARKET REPORT

Real estate market report for Lake Tahoe, Reno and surrounding areas for winter/ spring 2017.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE REPORT

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For Immediate Release
Tahoe Real Estate Sales Up 17 Percent in 2016

ZEPHYR COVE, Nev. (Jan. 6, 2017) – Lake Tahoe real estate continued to strengthen last year, with sales volume jumping 17 percent from 2015. The increase is attributed to an eight-percent uptick in the number of homes sold, as well as a 12-percent rise in median home price.

The figures are part of a year-end report released by Lake Tahoe-based real estate agency Chase International. The numbers compare all MLS home sales from Jan. 1, 2016 through Dec. 31, 2016 to the same timeframe of 2015. The number of homes sold for more than $1 million had a significant impact on volume, which increased 28 percent around the lake. The median price of a home in Lake Tahoe is $549,000.

The East Shore saw the biggest movement in sales, with a 65-percent increase in homes sold for over a million and an 11-percent increase in homes sold for under a million. Volume and units sold were up 52 and 26 percent, respectively. The percentage of homes sold over the million mark was also up in Incline Village (35 percent) and South Shore (47 percent).

Tahoe City was the only area that saw declines throughout the year, with volume and units sold numbers down five and six percent, respectively. Values remained stable, with a six percent rise in median price (to $590,000). The most expensive area to buy a home is Incline Village, where the median price of a home rose 11 percent (to $1,016,500). The least expensive area to buy is South Shore, where the median price of a home is $415,500 (up 15 percent).

“There’s a lot of responsible growth taking place in the basin right now,” said Susan Lowe, corporate vice president for Chase International. “South Lake Tahoe is experiencing redevelopment at its best and Kings Beach has really evolved into a visitor and pedestrian-friendly community. There’s been a real renaissance in tourism which directly affects the housing market.”

The Tahoe area fared slightly better than the national trend. According to the National Association of Realtors, existing home sales in 2016 were expected to close 3.3 percent higher than 2015. Due to increasing mortgage rates and shrinking consumer confidence, only small gains are expected nationally in 2017.

The sale of million-dollar homes nearly doubled in Truckee (up 95 percent) while volume jumped 48 percent and the number of units sold increased 19 percent. The median price of a home in Truckee rose 13 percent to $629,000.

About Chase International:  Headquartered in Lake Tahoe, Nevada since 1986, with ten offices in the region (Zephyr Cove, Glenbrook, Incline Village, Tahoe City, Squaw Valley, Truckee, South Lake Tahoe, Carson Valley, Sparks and Reno) and a public relations office in London, England, Chase International and its exclusive affiliations handle a large share of the country’s property. With 385 professional Realtors® boasting an array of industry certifications and the highest volume per sales agent in the area, Chase International successfully represents homes at all price levels.  For more information about Chase International, visit www.chaseinternational.com.

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Luxury properties around Lake Tahoe in California and Nevada saw heightened demand in 2016, with the sales volume of $1 million-plus homes increasing 28% year-over-year, according to a new market report.

A total of 242 single-family homes priced at $1 million and above sold last year in Lake Tahoe, a town famous for its scenic ski resorts and summer outdoor attractions, according to a year-end market report by local real estate agency Chase International released last week.

Full Article Here :http://www.mansionglobal.com/articles/50845-lake-tahoe-s-luxury-market-soared-in-2016

Build Your Dream Home at Martis Camp in Truckee, California
BY TRINKIE WATSON | JANUARY 16, 2017

Just a few minutes from historic downtown Truckee, California, and 15 minutes to the shores of Lake Tahoe, Martis Camp offers 2,177 acres of private luxury. This is a community that Barron has ranked as Tahoe’s “Best Place to Own a Second Home.”

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Let your dream home design come to reality on this 1.5-acre lot, newly offered at $1,800,000. It is close to amenities with access to forest land for recreation year-round.

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World-class amenities––including Tom Fazio golf course, The Spa, Family Barn, a private ski lift to Northstar and a private lodge, an 18-hole natural grass putting course, an organic community garden, a fitness center, a fishing lake onsite; a lake club with a 35-foot speedboat on Tahoe, and 16 miles of hiking or cross-country skiing––await you.

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Other Martis Camp home sites range, from 1 acre for $765,000, to 2 acres for $2,595,000. New construction and resale residences available are from a 1,192-square-foot, two-bedroom listed at $2,525,000, up to a 9,790-square-foot estate offered at $9,495,000.

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View the property here.

Images courtesy of Martis Camp / Matt Walco

Trinkie Watson is the exclusive agent representing the, Lake Tahoe, California/Nevada, real estate market as a member of the Haute Residence Real Estate Network. View her profile or contact her here.

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Currently only 29 homesites are available for sale vs. an average of 95 homesite sales in each of the last 5 years.

As of December 7, 2016:

51 Custom Homes
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Average sales price = $4,300,000
Average price per sq. ft. = $1,147
High sold price = $8,900,000
13 Homes sold over $5,000,000 in 2016
Total volume = $219,000,000

56 Homesites
Average sales price = $1,226,000
Total volume = $68,000,000
High sold price = $3,500,000

Totals for 2016 are 107 sales for $287,000,000
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More properties coming to the market in 2017! Contact us for a private tour of Martis Camp, a list of available inventory or a market analysis for your property!

As the winter and ski season approach, it is time to figure out lodging for those epic ski days! The Lake Tahoe and Truckee area offers a plethora of options for lodging in the basin. From Motels and Hostels to towering Casino hotels. The area offers quaint cabins to rent, mansions for holiday gatherings and every size in between. However, to have the best of both worlds, owning property in the basin is by far the best way to go! Ski Resorts are bountiful in our area and you can literally take your pick on where to ski each year. Being centrally located between ski resorts and our mountain towns is the goal of most enthusiasts.
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Welcome to 223 Vista Pines in Tahoe Vista on Lake Tahoe’s North Shore!

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Bring your family for full-time living or friends for a luxury vacation. Close to the beach, restaurants, shopping, ski resorts, with easy access year-round. Located in a small newer enclave of 8 lovely Tahoe homes. This property is the second one in from the road on the west side of the street which allows for good southern sun exposure.

Walk to Moon Dunes beach in the Summer or take the shuttle to Tahoe City X-Country, Northstar, Squaw/Alpine, or Homewood Ski Areas.​

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​This home has a simple, yet effective floor plan. The main level has foyer with slate flooring which leads you to the Great Room and kitchen. Vaulted ceilings in the Dining area which has access to a deck and the fenced in back yard.

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​A powder room for guests and the Master Suite are on this entry level. The Master Suite features a light and bright bathroom with his and her sinks, jetted tub and walk in shower.

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The Master Suite also has access to the back and front yard.

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Up to the second floor. An open loft or game area with a foose ball table and room for the imagination. A quaint TV or sitting room sits in between the second master suite, a guest bedroom and a shared bathroom.

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​A secret cove for that special place for a “get-away” nap.

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This home is ready for occupancy and has rental income projections for when you are not able to use it! Off set the expense by having it on a rental program! For more information or to view this home please go to www.223VistaPines.com or call 530-582-0722

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The lakefront market, North and West Shores, as of 10/11/2016 had one less sale (18) than in 2015 same period, but dollar volume at $98,535,000 was up from $89,436,774. However, that doesn’t count one sale in 2016 at $15,774,000 and another at $6 million that did not go through the MLS. To date, there have been three sales, including the one off-market, above last year’s high of $8,850,000.

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Check out this cool mountain home full of authentic railway materials.

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The Components – Repurpose and up-cycle have become common practice in home renovation, but it takes more than pallets and barn wood to be truly innovative. A home on Alder Hill in Truckee is infused with the history of the Southern Pacific Railway, with reclaimed materials included in integral elements of the home. The stone fireplace is built with 14 tons of granite from a tunnel on Donner Summit while post and beam construction hail from the Kings River Bridge. Paneling came from a holding area in Deeth, Nevada and a derailed boxcar is used for storage.

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The History – The home was built in 1980 by Jim Dobbas, who did salvage work for Southern Pacific Railway. Many of the materials used came directly from the source (rather than a salvage yard). The granite was procured when tunnel 41 in Truckee was expanded to accommodate larger freight cars. The beams are particularly large, and came from a bridge originally built in 1916 in Reedly, California. A train derailment that took place during the home’s construction fortuitously provided Dobbas with storage containers in the form of boxcars. He kept one near the home, where it still stands today.

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The Home Today – The current owners have maintained the home’s livability and appeal with several upgrades and renovations. The four-bedroom/three-bathroom home sits on over nine acres and is equipped with a spiral staircase, hot tub, pantry, wine closet, attached greenhouse, and extensive (boxcar) storage.

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This one-of-a-kind mountain home is now on the market for $1,250,000. For more information contact Trinkie Watson with Chase International at 530-582-0722 or visit www.alderhillserenity.com.

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Tahoe Home Sales Remain Steady for the Summer

ZEPHYR COVE, Nev. (July 6, 2016) – Tahoe home prices remain essentially unchanged for the first half of the year, while lake-wide sales rose slightly. The sale of homes over $1 million was up significantly (30 percent), primarily a result of strong sales in Incline Village.

The numbers are part of a report released by Chase International Real Estate, comparing all MLS sales from January 1, 2016 through June 30 to the same timeframe of 2015. Sales volume around the lake rose an impressive 13 percent while units sold was up 12 percent. The average price of a home is $779,128 while the median is $525,000, a one and two percent rise, respectively.

Incline Village and South Shore saw the bulk of the movement, with South Shore seeing a 22 percent increase in units sold across the board. Total volume sold in the South Shore was up 33 percent. The average price of a home in South Lake Tahoe is $499,877 and the median is $414,000 (up nine and seven percent, respectively).

Sales volume in Incline was up 34 percent and units sold up 26 percent. Homes selling for more than a million leapt 59 percent. The average price of a home in Incline is $1.37 million (a six percent increase) and the median is $995,000 (up 17 percent).

Tahoe City saw declines in both volume and units sold (14 and 12 percent) with median home price rising two percent to $570,000. The average home price dropped two percent to $886,938.

Regional sales have remained primarily on par with national trends, with the buyers taking advantage of low mortgage rates.

“This spring’s sustained period of ultra-low mortgage rates has certainly been a worthy incentive to buy a home, but the primary driver in the increase in sales is more homeowners realizing the equity they’ve accumulated in recent years and finally deciding to trade-up or downsize,” said Lawrence Yun, chief economist for the National Association of Realtors.

The East Shore, saw a ten percent jump in units sold, with the average home price dropping 11 percent to $1.13 million. The median price rose two percent to $784,000.

Condo sales around the lake saw 14 percent spikes in both volume and units sold. Prices remained relatively flat, with a five percent uptick in median price ($342,00) while the average price dropped less than one percent to $420,839. Incline Village saw more sales of condos than any other area on the lake. It also had the highest average price for a condo.

Truckee saw huge increases across the board, with a 68 percent increase in volume sold, primarily due to a 158 percent rise in homes selling for more than $1 million. The average price of a home in Truckee is $1.05 million (up 31 percent) and the median price is $629,500 (up 15 percent).

About Chase International: Headquartered in Lake Tahoe, Nevada since 1986, with ten offices in the region (Zephyr Cove, Glenbrook, Incline Village, Tahoe City, Squaw Valley, Truckee, South Lake Tahoe, Carson Valley, Sparks and Reno), Chase International and its exclusive affiliations handle a large share of the country’s property. With 385 professional Realtors® boasting an array of industry certifications and the highest volume per sales agent in the area, Chase International successfully represents homes at all price levels. For more information about Chase International, visit ChaseInternational.com.

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In Truckee, there are two farmers markets, taking place Tuesdays and Sundays.

The Truckee Community Farmers Market is launching its second season as a market on Sunday, June 5, in the Tri Counties Bank/Sears/Coffeebar Bakery parking lot at 12047 Donner Pass Road.

The market will be open every Sunday all summer from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Truckee Certified Farmers Market will be there, every Tuesday from 8 a.m.-1 p.m., They kicked off the 2016 season on May 24 at Truckee Regional Park, at 10050 Brockway Road.

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The Tahoe City Farmers Market will run every Thursday from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at Commons Beach.

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In Incline Village, there are two farmers markets: the Tunnel Creek Station Market on Wednesdays and the Incline Village Farmers Market on Thursdays.

Opening June 1, the Tunnel Creek Station Market — next to Tunnel Creek Café, 1115 Tunnel Creek Road — will operate every Wednesday from 4-7 p.m.

The Incline Village Farmers Market, meanwhile, opens its fourth season a day later, June 2, in a new location at Lake Tahoe School, located at 995 Lake Tahoe Blvd.

The market will be open every Thursday from 4-7 p.m. Visit laketahoemarkets.com to learn more.

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The Nixon Mansion is winning awards! Check it out!

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The beautiful and storied Nixon mansion received the 2016 National Heritage Award from the Associated Realty of the Americas organization last month.

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12th Anniversary!!

Local, regional & national performers will delight Tahoe City audiences every Sunday afternoon this summer.

This FREE 12-week concert series begins June 26th through September 4th. Music begins at 4:00pm and lasts until 7:00pm, (occasional early starts @3pm)

Come early to enjoy the Lakeside ambiance with friends and family (there is a fully equipped playground for the little rockers). Your picnic and beverages from home are welcome.

Local food and drink vendors sell beer, wine, soft drinks, ice-cream, sushi, barbecue, salads and more

http://www.concertsatcommonsbeach.com/


Click Here to View The 2016 1st Quarter Real Estate Market Statistics for the Lake Tahoe Region CA & NV

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Tahoe’s High End Homes Bump First Quarter Real Estate Sales

ZEPHYR COVE, Nev. (Apr. 7, 2016) – Lake Tahoe real estate saw an eight percent jump in total homes sold during the first quarter of 2016, the result of an eleven percent increase in homes sold for more than $1 million. Homes selling for under a million were down nine percent.

The numbers are part of a report released by Chase International Real Estate, comparing all MLS sales from January 1, 2016 through March 31 to the same timeframe of 2015.

Providing the most comprehensive lake-wide assessment of how the real estate market is faring at Lake Tahoe, Chase International combines sales stats from four regions, broken out into East Shore, South Shore, West Shore and North Shore neighborhoods. From those tallies, average Lake Tahoe numbers are compiled. Chase’s first quarter report shows both the average and median prices of a home at Lake Tahoe were up one percent from this time last year ($804,517 and $508,500, respectively).

Incline Village saw the biggest jump in sales with a 98 percent increase in volume sold and 38 percent rise in units sold. Homes selling for more than a million was up 100 percent, while homes selling for less than a million rose ten percent.

Tahoe City experienced decreases across the board, with a 28 percent drop in volume and a 17 percent fall in units sold. The median price of a home in Tahoe City fell three percent to $529,950 while Incline’s jumped 19 percent to $949,000.

“Overall sales around the lake are strong,” said Sue Lowe, senior vice president of Chase International. “If we had more homes and endless room to build, we’d see huge increases everywhere, but we’re limited with what we have to offer, and that’s actually part of the appeal for Tahoe homebuyers.”

The most affordable place to buy a home is South Lake Tahoe, with a median home price of $393,000 (up five percent) and average price of $453,830 (up two percent).

Condo sales around the lake were also strong, with a 30 percent rise in volume and 37 percent jump in units sold.

There was significant movement in Truckee, with a 110 percent leap in homes selling for more than a million and 25 percent increase in homes selling for under a million. The median price of a home rose 13 percent over last year’s numbers at this time, to $655,000.

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Click This Link for the Lake Tahoe Connect 2014 vs 2015 Real Estate Market Report

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In the USA citizens are beginning to decide who will govern them for the next four years after the general
election in November, whilst over the Atlantic in the UK residents will soon be deciding who will be in
charge for a great deal longer.
The British public will vote in June on whether or not to leave the European Union. To go it alone or stay in
the Union and put up with unseen Eurocrats in Brussels making decisions for them. It is not an easy choice.
There are far-reaching financial, legal, security, social and sovereignty issues at stake. But to make it simpler
to understand for those outside the UK it might be easier to think about it in terms of moving home. Nick
Churton of Mayfair International Realty in London sets out the case.
Should we stay or should we go? It is a very difficult question indeed. There are so many factors to take into
account. What will happen if we stay where we are? What new opportunities might there be if we move?
But if we stay at least we know where we are. We have become used to it. Of course there are faults –
many of which need to be fixed over time.
The neighbours are reasonably friendly and do look after us a bit. We are secure here and they help keep
out some not-so-welcome guests. But the neighbours can also be taxing, do not always see things our way
and often try and tell us what to do. Next door are always good for a fine meal and make their own great
wine. But they grumble a lot and never seem to be happy. Next door but two are in a huge place, run things
like clockwork, always have wonderful, well-built cars and often seem to bail out our more cash-strapped
neighbours which is nice of them. But over the years we have not always seen eye-to-eye at all have had
some world-class fallings out.
Of course if we do move it doesn’t mean our neighbours won’t move away themselves over time if their
friendships dissolve. So the old place might not necessarily be the same whether we leave or not.
Then there are our Scottish cousins who live with us to consider. If we did move they might not want to
move with us, but might rather stay with the neighbours thereby making our family smaller. Do we really
want that?
Moving could mean finding ourselves in an isolated place. We would have to make new friends many of
whom live a long way away.
Yes, deciding whether to move house or not is a very big decision. Property exit – prexit – will be one of the
biggest decisions we make. We will need to take a few months to think about being in or out of the market
very carefully and be prepared to live with the outcome because if we do move there will be no moving
back.
In or Out …………

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TOP PICKS – WHAT TO DO
Saturday February 13th
8th Annual Black Tie & Tails Gala
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At this one-of-a-kind, over 350 guests, many with their canine companions, will be greeted by a Hollywood-style red carpet entry, immediately followed by the swankiest of champagne and hors d’oeuvre receptions complete with passed appetizers for your dogs, an elegant dining experience that only The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe could provide, music, dancing and unexpected entertainment! Tickets are $175.00 each. hstt.org
Laser biathlon clinic at Tahoe Donner
Tahoe Donner Cross Country hosts an intro to laser biathlon clinic from 10 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. for ages 13 and older and from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. for ages 7 to 12 years. $32; trail pass required. tahoedonner.com
Sunday February 14th – Wednesday 17th
Mardi Gras celebration | Truckee
Celebrate Mardi Gras with the Saint Gabriel Celestial Brass Band and a Fat Tuesday Whiskey Diner at Tavern 6330’ in the Village at Northstar. Kids may enjoy Mardi Gras Mask face painting and a mountain-wide scavenger hunt.  northstarcalifornia.com
Saturday February 13th ~ Sunday 21st
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 Squaw Valley Kid-O-Rama
 Kid-O-Rama offers non-stop fun for kids    of all ages. As part of Kid-O-Rama, kids  can check out the Big Truck Event  featuring fire trucks, snowplows, and  grooming machines, as well as street  parties and kids’ concerts, an all-kid game  & craft room and many more events!
Saturday February 20th
 
Glowstick Parade & Carnival Truckee
Tahoe Donner hosts a kid-friendly torchlight parade with glow sticks followed by free carnival games, music and snacks. Registration begins at 4:30 p.m. and the parade is at 6:30 p.m. tahoedonner.com
Kick off to Alpenglow Mountain Festival 
Alpenglow presents the Mountain Festival from Feb. 20 to 28 with activities geared toward beginner and intermediate mountain enthusiasts. Most events are free, but registration is required. alpenglowsports.com

280 Acre Sophisticated Sierra Valley Ranch – 1950 Dotta Guidici Rd, Vinton, CA. This 280 AC Agricultural is For Sale on LoopNet.com. View this property and other commercial real estate at LoopNet.com.

Source: LoopNet – 280 Acre Sophisticated Sierra Valley Ranch, Pasture/Ranch, 1950 Dotta Guidici Rd, Vinton, CA

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Lake Tahoe resorts had a bountiful holiday season with new snow, good weather for travel, and almost the world her to enjoy the area.  Truckee statistics indicated about 120,000 in residence, judging from the number of flushes.  Normal residency is about 17,000.  The weekends following the holiday continue to be jammed, with Sugar Bowl having its biggest day ever on January 9.  Since then we’ve had a bit of rain as temps have risen, but we’re getting a mix of snow and rain —all good for the watershed.

 

With skimpy snow in the last few years, we’re grateful to see the enthusiastic crowds return.  Should be good fuel for real estate sales in 2016.   The attached report covers the Tahoe Region, comparing residential sales in 2015 vs. 2014.    Best wishes, Trinkie Watson, Chase International

History and charm abounds this mountain estate in California.

Intriguing property on the West Shore. Build by the owner, Loverde Builders, with passive solar design. History and charm abounds with the 100 year old
granite stone fireplace. A gathering place for generations with a master suite, 3 guest bedrooms, 1 shared bathroom, powder room, loft, office and a carport
on over a half acre. Member of Chambers landing HOA for beach access, outdoor pool and tennis courts. Privacy, gated entry, lush landscaping, adjoins
USFS & PUD lands. Start your Tahoe legacy.

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HAPPY NEW YEAR!  What are you doing to celebrate???

Here are New Year’s Eve Events!

Fireworks!!!
7 p.m. | Squaw Valley
9 p.m. | Village at Heavenly
9 p.m. | Village at Northstar

 

Torches at Tahoe Donner
Tahoe Donner Downhill | Truckee

Kids ages 10 and older who can ski intermediate runs unassisted are invited to participate in the annual Torchlight Parade at Tahoe Donner at 6:15 p.m. Enjoy a DJ and snacks before the parade. | tahoedonner.com

All ages invited to Squaw Creek
Resort at Squaw Creek | Olympic Valley
Ring in the New Year at the Resort at Squaw Creek with something for the whole family. The New Year’s Eve Grand Celebration is tailored to the 21 and older crowd, while Kid’s Night Out is geared toward children ages 4 to 12 and the Teen’s Night Out focuses on ages 13 to 20. Each party features dinner, live music, party favors and entertainment. | squawcreek.com

Fire and Ice at Northstar
Enjoy ice skating and s’mores around the fire before settling in for a fireworks extravaganza at 9 p.m. Start the evening with the Mountain Table Dinner Series on mountain. | northstarcalifornia.com

Wine and Dine at West Shore cafe
West Shore cafe | Homewood
Head to the West Shore cafe to taste the five-course chef’s tasting menu including sweet and savory delights starting with a poached lobster crème brûlée followed by pan-seared black sea bass and grilled lamb chops. Enjoy live music by Ike & Martin throughout the evening and ring in the New Year with a champagne toast. | westshorecafe.com

New Year’s Eve Stella Truckee
Stella at The Cedar House Sport Hotel offers its pop up winter dinner series with one menu and one seating from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Diners are encouraged to ask questions of the kitchen staff, join in conversations and savor the tasting menu. Each course is served with brief comments about ingredients or technique. $227 | RSVP cedarhousesporthotel.com

New Year’s Eve celebrations
The Ritz-Carlton | Northstar
The Ritz-Carlton hosts a buffet of seasonal delights followed by an evening of live music, ice-skating and fireworks to ring in the New Year in the Village at Northstar at 9 p.m. Afterwards enjoy music and dancing in The Living Room. | ritz-carlton.com

Dine at High Camp
Squaw Valley | Olympic Valley
After a day on the slopes head to the Village Events Plaza Stage for après and live music with Chi McClean from 2 to 4 p.m. followed by a New Year’s Eve dinner at High Camp from 6 to 9 p.m. The festivities really begin with a fireworks exhibition in The Village at 7 p.m. followed by a late night party at the Olympic House from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. | squawalpine.com

New Year’s Eve party
Hacienda del Lago | Tahoe City
The Reggae Ambassadors invite you to celebrate New Year’s Eve from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. with reggae, hip-hop, electronica and remixes featuring DJ Ramone, Dub Fyah, live performance by Winstrong plus a champagne toast at midnight. 21 and older only. $10 cover. | hacdellago.com

Winter festival life at SnowGlobe
Lake Tahoe Community College | South Lake Tahoe
The SnowGlobe Music Festival returns for the third year from Dec. 29 to 31 with a stellar line up of headliner DJs and producers including Jack U, Dillon Francis and Chet Faker. Find new treasures from local vendors and watch athletes compete in a big air exhibition. Read more about SnowGlobe in this issue. | snowglobemusicfestival.com

Watch the gondola drop at Heavenly
Heavenly Village | Stateline, Nev.
Fire and Ice meet for a night of celebration in the Heavenly Village. The Fire Groove Dancers will be twirling hoops of flame along to live music from the LA All Stars. Meanwhile the Fear No Ice sculptors fire up their chainsaws for an ice sculpting exhibition. The grand finale includes the Heavenly Gondola Ball Drop at 9 p.m. followed but a fireworks display. | skiheavenly.com

*Information provided by www.tahoeweekly.com

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DEC. 31 Thursday

Snowcat, torchlight parades Mount Rose
Enjoy après at Mt. Rose before heading into town for dinner. A snowcat parade kicks off the festivities at 4:45 p.m. followed by a kids torchlight parade at 5:30 and a fireworks show at 5:50 p.m. | skirose.com

Bring the glitter to the mountain Homewood
Start the New Year’s celebration off at Homewood Mountain Resort by dressing up in your most glamorous outfit to receive discounts in the North Lodge from 3 to 5 p.m. and enjoy an afternoon performance by Tahoe Flow Arts Studio starting at 4 p.m. with a breathtaking performance featuring acro-yoga and hula hooping acrobatics. | skihomewood.com.

Sunset Snowshoe Tour Tahoe Donner
This scenic snowshoe hike meets at Trout Creek Recreation Center and the tour will go from 4 to 5:30 p.m. | RSVP tahoedonner.com

Torches at Tahoe Donner Tahoe Donner
Kids ages 10 and older who can ski intermediate runs unassisted are invited to participate in the annual Torchlight Parade at Tahoe Donner at 6:15 p.m. Enjoy a DJ and snacks before the parade. | tahoedonner.com

New Year’s Eve celebrations Olympic Valley
The Resort at Squaw Creek rings in the New Year with three celebrations. The New Year’s Eve Grand Celebration is tailored to the 21 and older crowd while Kid’s Night Out is geared toward children ages 4 to 12 and the Teen’s Night Out focuses on ages 13 to 20. Each party features dinner, live music, party favors and entertainment. Tickets $40 for children and teens, $75 for adults, $100 for one adult and one child. | RSVP (530) 581-6610

Dine at High Camp | Olympic Valley
After a day on the slopes head to the Village Events Plaza Stage for après and live music with Chi McClean from 2 to 4 p.m. followed by a New Year’s Eve dinner at High Camp from 6 to 9 p.m. The festivities really begin with a fireworks exhibition in The Village at 7 p.m. followed by a late-night party at the Olympic House from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. | squawalpine.com

New Year’s Eve celebrations Northstar
The Ritz-Carlton hosts a buffet of seasonal delights followed by an evening of live music, ice skating and fireworks to ring in the New Year in the Village at Northstar at 9 p.m. Afterwards enjoy music and dancing in The Living Room. | ritz-carlton.com

New Year’s Eve Party West Shore
The West Shore cafe hosts its annual New Year’s Eve party with live music by Ike and Martin and a four-course meal followed by a champagne toast at midnight. | RSVP (530) 525-5200

Mountain Table Dinner Northstar
The Mountain Table Dinner Series offers a unique dining experience in the Zephyr Lodge on select dates this season. Each dinner will feature a winery or brewery complemented by a menu featuring locally and regionally sourced produce and proteins prepared by Executive Chef Steve Anderson. Seating for all dinners will be family style with live music. | northstarcalifornia.com

Fire & Ice Eve Northstar
Ring in the New Year with live music, ice skating and roasting s’mores by the fire at Northstar Resort. Enjoy a fireworks exhibition and fun with the whole family. | northstarcalifornia.com

New Year’s Eve Stella Truckee
Stella at The Cedar House Sport Hotel offers its pop up winter dinner series with one menu and one seating from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Diners are encouraged to ask questions of the kitchen staff, join in conversations and savor the tasting menu. Each course is served with brief comments about ingredients or technique. $227 | RSVP cedarhousesporthotel.com

 

Electric Charging Stations Ribbon-Cutting Ceremonies!

On Thursday, November 19 at 3pm at the Pioneer Commerce Center and 3:30 pm at the Truckee Depot the Truckee Donner PUD (TDPUD), Town of Truckee and Pioneer Commerce Center will hold ribbon-cutting ceremonies to celebrate the launch of two new Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) public access charging stations in Truckee.

New Truckee PEV Charging Stations Ribbon-Cutting Ceremonies

WHAT: 

The Truckee Donner PUD (TDPUD), Town of Truckee and Pioneer Commerce Center will hold ribbon-cutting ceremonies to celebrate the launch of two new Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) public access charging stations in Truckee.

One station is located at the Truckee Depot site in historic downtown Truckee and there is a second station at the Pioneer Commerce Center located just north of Interstate 80 – each of the two locations will have two, Level 2 charging stations.

To promote the new charging station locations, TDPUD will be offering free charging for the first month of operation

WHEN: 

Thursday, Nov. 19. Time: 3:00 p.m. at the Pioneer Commerce Center and 3:30 p.m. at the Truckee Depot.

WHERE:

  • Pioneer Commerce Center: located north of Interstate 80, 11025 Pioneer Trail, Truckee, Calif.
  • Truckee Depot: located in the heart of Truckee’s historic downtown, 10065 Donner Pass Road, Truckee, Calif.

WHY: 

The greater Truckee area has seen a dramatic increase in PEVs over the last few years driven by Truckee’s unique position as a major stop on the Interstate 80 corridor, an iconic destination for the area’s many visitors, and as a gateway to Lake Tahoe and the Northern Sierra. In addition, the California Energy Commission has recently made a significant investment in the region with a $200,000 grant to the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency to produce a Tahoe-Truckee PEV Readiness Plan.

A press release announcing the two new PEV charging station projects can be found via this link:https://www.dropbox.com/s/uxvxy6iuswo97a4/PEV%20Charging%20Press%20Release%20FINAL.pdf?dl=0

Websites: www.tdpud.org; www.townoftruckee.com; pioneercommercencenter.com.

Contact Info.: For information on the event, call 530-582-3931 or visit www.tdpud.org.

Contacts:

Steven Poncelet
Truckee Donner PUD
530.582.3951
[email protected]

Alex Terrazas
Town of Truckee
530.582.2914
[email protected]

Katie Mancuso
Pioneer Commerce Center
530.587.2167
[email protected]

– See more at: http://www.truckeechamber.com/truckee-insights-news-events/article/?a=851#sthash.lkLtUkRR.dpuf

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FOZZY’S GANG

Tuesday, December 1, 2015 – 12:00am to 9:00pm

Fozzy is much more than just a pretty face. He is a sophisticated gentleman with a plan to help pets just like himself that need extra love, care and attention before being adopted.

Fozzy is a testament to the resilience of animals and his inspiring story will help hundreds of homeless pets get medical treatment, healthy food, exercise, a warm, loving place to live and everything else they may need while awaiting adoption. The Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe’s Fozzy’s Gang Campaign raises funds to provide all this to pets that have no one else to care for them and nowhere else to turn.

Follow Fozzy’s Gang on Facebook to learn more about Fozzy and meet some of the pets his campaign will help.

WE HOPE YOU WILL JOIN FOZZY ON GIVING TUESDAY, DECEMBER 1ST, TO MAKE THREE TIMES THE LIFE-SAVING IMPACT FOR HOMELESS PETS.

Join us next week…

Tahoe Maritime Museum
EXHIBIT OPENING

 

 

FridaySunday, November 27-29, 2015
Hours 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM

 

Visit us over the holiday weekend at our new Tahoe City location, 401 West Lake Blvd., to celebrate the opening of our winter exhibition:

Where the Anchor Lands

 

Many people and objects never stray too far from the place of their origins, while others embark on a series of journeys before they finally reach the place they were meant to be and ultimately call home. This was certainly true of Tahoe Maritime Museum and its collection, which have had a long and interesting journey before “dropping anchor” in Tahoe City! It was this journey that inspired this special exhibition of boats and objects that traveled from near and far to find their place on the Lake. Tahoe Maritime Museum welcomes you to this elegant testimony that, ultimately, 

“home is where the anchor lands.”

 

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Thanksgiving Events 2015 Lake Tahoe & Truckee!
Saturday November 21st

Join us and the Community! TCPUD Parks and Rec will host a Thanksgiving style dinner for all to enjoy. Come together with your friends and neighbors and celebrate the best part of the season…FOOD!   Where is it?…Rideout Community Center   How much is it?…$7 per person   What will be there?…Classic Turkey dinner with all the fixing (Mashed potatoes, stuffing, veggies, cranberry sauce, bread roll)

Thursday November 26th

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Join us for a very special Thanksgiving Dinner! Executive Chef Scott Yorkey has prepared a plated Roasted Turkey Dinner serving Diestel Ranch natural and vegetarian fed turkeys. Reservations are available from 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm by calling 530.583.0188.

Thanksgiving Harvest Buffet at The Ritz-Carlton Ballroom

Adults $98.00, Children Ages 4 to 10 $48.00 Gather with family and friends and create new holiday memories over Thanksgiving Dinner at The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe. The menu includes traditional holiday favorites such as hand-carved roasted turkey with all the trimmings and honey glazed ham as well as an array of delectable, fall-inspired dishes such as a chilled seafood display, cornbread stuffing and an assortment of local baby greens, charcuterie, handmade pastas and seasonally inspired desserts. Reservations are required. Contact restaurant reservations at 530-562-3035.

Bar of America in Truckee

Enjoy Thanksgiving Dinner in Historic Downtown Truckee! Bar of America offers their regular lunch & dinner menus in addition to a 3-course Thanksgiving Feast. Live Music too!

Gar Woods Pier and Grill

Enjoy Thanksgiving Dinner with the best view of Lake Tahoe! Gar Woods Grill & Pier offers their regular dinner menu in addition to a 3-course Thanksgiving Feast. 1pm – 9pm.

The River Ranch

Relax and enjoy a Traditional Thanksgiving Turkey Dinner with all the fixings for $27 ($15 for children) at the River Ranch starting at 1:30 p.m. Make your reservations early

Squaw Valley – High Camp

Let Squaw Valley take care of the cooking for you this Thanksgiving. Enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving dinner at the Terrace situated at High Camp. Indulge in a delicious Thanksgiving meal while taking in breathtaking views of the Sierra Nevada and Lake Tahoe from 8,200’.

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The interest rate you pay on your home mortgage has a direct impact on your monthly payment. The higher the rate the greater the payment will be. That is why it is important to look at where rates are headed when deciding to buy now or wait until next year.

Below is a chart created using Freddie Mac’s October 2015 U.S. Economic & Housing Marketing Outlook. As you can see interest rates are projected to increase steadily over the course of the next 12 months.

Where Are Mortgage Rates Headed? This Winter? Next Year? | Simplifying The Market

How Will This Impact Your Mortgage Payment?

Depending on the amount of the loan that you secure, a half of a percent (.5%) increase in interest rate can increase your monthly mortgage payment significantly.

According to CoreLogic’s latest Home Price Index, national home prices have appreciated 6.4% from this time last year and are predicted to be 4.7% higher next year.

If both the predictions of home price and interest rate increases become reality, families would wind up paying considerably more for their next home.

Bottom Line

Even a small increase in interest rate can impact your family’s wealth. Let’s meet to evaluate your ability to purchase your dream home.

What's New for Winter 2015-16
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Media Contacts:
Liesl Kenney
Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows
530.452.7111
[email protected]

Alaska Airlines Announces New Daily Direct Flight from Orange County to Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows

With 106 nonstop flights to 15 destinations, getting to the snow and sun at Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows is more convenient than ever

[Olympic Valley, Calif.] November 3, 2015 – Getting from Southern California to the ski slopes just got easier: Alaska Airlines will add new nonstop service from Orange County’s John Wayne Airport to Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows via Reno-Tahoe International Airport starting on March 16, 2016.

“These daily nonstop flights on Alaska Airlines to Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows provide all of our customers in the Southern California area unparalleled convenience and ease of access. We are thrilled to welcome even more nonstop flights into our mountain resort as part of a long-term strategy to make our destination one of the most easily accessed mountain resorts in North America,” said Andy Wirth, President and CEO of Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows. “Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows is just a 45 minute drive from Reno-Tahoe International Airport on all-weather Interstate 80, with convenient shuttle service available door-to-door.”

Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows is home to over 6,000 acres of skiing and riding on the crest of Lake Tahoe, with a bustling village and slopeside lodging at The Village at Squaw Valley®.

Alaska is offering introductory one-way fares to Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows starting at $79* each way, operated by Horizon Air using 76-seat Q400 aircraft. Beginning March 16, 2016, flights will depart Reno at10:15 a.m., arriving in Orange County at 11:37 a.m. Flights will depart Orange County at 2:45 p.m., arriving in Reno at 4:05 p.m.

Visit alaskaair.com to find great savings and purchase tickets.

About Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows
Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows is an internationally renowned ski resort in North Lake Tahoe that spans over 6,000 skiable acres. The resort features 42 lifts and 270 trails, as well as the European-inspired Village at Squaw Valley featuring nearly 60 bars, restaurants, boutiques and art galleries. Snowfall averages 450 inches, providing one of the longest ski and snowboard seasons in Lake Tahoe, and establishing Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows as a top destination for spring skiing and boarding. Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows also boasts one of the region’s only mountain-top beginner areas and several intermediate skier havens including Shirley Lake and the newly renamed Pacific Crest Bowls. For more information about Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, visit squawalpine.com.

About Alaska Airlines
Alaska Airlines, a subsidiary of Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK), together with its partner regional airlines, serves more than 100 cities through an expansive network in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Costa Rica. Alaska Airlines ranked “Highest in Customer Satisfaction Among Traditional Carriers in North America” in the  J.D. Power North American Airline Satisfaction Study for eight consecutive years from 2008 to 2015. Alaska Airlines’ Mileage Plan also ranked “Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Airline Loyalty Rewards Programs” in the J.D. Power 2014 and 2015 Airline Loyalty/Rewards Program Satisfaction Report. For reservations, visit www.alaskaair.com. For more news and information, visit Alaska Airlines’ newsroom at www.alaskaair.com/newsroom.

About Reno-Tahoe International Airport
Reno-Tahoe International Airport currently offers 106 flights per day to 15 destinations on eight commercial airlines and proudly serves 3.4 million passengers each year. Learn more at renoairport.com.

*General terms and conditions for the fare sale: Seats are limited and may not be available on all flights or all days. Some markets may not operate daily service. Fares are nonrefundable, are priced in U.S. dollars, and include all applicable taxes, fees and charges based on one-way travel. A ticket purchased at an Alaska Airlines airport location or through one of our reservation call centers will cost $15 more per person than the advertised fare. Differences in fare and taxes, fees and charges apply to any changes made after ticketing. A $125 change fee per person applies to changes made within 60 days of ticketed travel. Other restrictions— such as day of week, blackout dates and advance purchase requirements — may apply. Additional U.S. taxes may apply to itineraries involving more than one stopover or a stopover lasting more than 12 hours. Bag fees apply for checked baggage. See alaskaair.com or call Alaska Airlines reservations at 1-800-ALASKAAIR for complete fare rules, checked baggage policies and more information.

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Chase ‘N Around Lake Tahoe October 2015 E-Newsletter

Chase ‘N Around Lake Tahoe
October 2015
October  The mark of Fall!
Most ski areas will open over Thanksgiving, this means you only have 6 weeks to get your ski pass. Many resorts are offering passes to other resorts within their mountain pass. Early Bird rates for ski areas end in October! October also marks the start of Flu season! State health officials are urging residents to get their flu vaccinations to protect themselves from influenza this season.

“At best, the flu makes you miserable. At worst, it can be deadly.” Get ready for ski season in more ways than one!
MARKET UPDATE & INTERESTING ARTICLES:
Where are Home Values Headed?
 
 

Why You Should Buy a Home Right Now

If you’re considering buying a house to act as rental income, doing so when rates are low is one of the most important factors to the success of your investment. We don’t know where interest rates will go in the future. They could fall even lower or rebound to pre-recession figures, but right now is a good time to bet on the housing market. Read more
 
Oct. 3rd marks the effective date of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Know Before You Owe mortgage disclosure rule, also called the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosures rule or TRID. Every residential real estate transaction now requires newloan documentation consisting of two new forms: the Loan Estimate and the Closing Disclosure. Whether the industry likes it or not, the way every transaction is handled is now very different.  So, what exactly does a post-TRID world look like?
Read More.
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Price Adjustment!
Big Blue Lake Tahoe views from most rooms in this lakefront condo. Level entry with a lake view from the start! Updated in 2007 with a well appointed kitchen with bar seating, formal dining and half bath. A step down to the living room with a wall of lake views and an informal dining area with game table. 2 sliding doors to the patio with BBQ and seating, manicured lawn to the clear blue lake. When it’s time to wind down head upstairs to the 4 bedrooms. Lakeside master suite, 3 guest rooms with shared bath.
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Exclusive Elk Point 
This cabin and guesthouse built in 1934, embrace the “Old Tahoe” charm framed by the breathtaking shores of Lake Tahoe. With a pier, several decks, a low-water sandy beach and large windows, you can take in the warm summer days and beautiful Tahoe sunsets. Boasting 96′ of lake frontage, the property is tucked into the cove where you’re sheltered from the harsh winter winds. And for the visionary, there is an abundant amount of pre-1972 grandfathered coverage.
Offered at $3,995,000

TOP PICKS – WHAT TO DO
October 3rd

12th annual, Downtown Truckee Wine, Walk & Shop
a favorite that brings locals and tourists to historic downtown Truckee to sip wine, taste scrumptious food samples and enjoy shopping. From noon to 4 p.m. Attendees will receive a commemorative wine glass to sample wine at 30+ venues, five food tickets and a program with a map to all participating venues. TruckeeWineWalk.com
October 3rd & 4th

 
The Reebok Spartan Race World Championship
This event will take place at the legendary Squaw Valley.  The world’s best athletes will collide on the course with a shared goal: to be the Spartan Race World Champion. The most anticipated obstacle racing weekend of the year will feature three Spartan Race distances to choose from over two days of racing. 7:30am – 7:30pm. Spartan.com
October 8th – 11th

American Whiskey Weekend!
Join bourbon experts, chefs, barmenmfor a three-night bourbon and culinary-focused getaway. Partnering with Four Roses who was recently awarded American Whisky Distiller of the Year by Whisky Magazine and has received the honor four times in the last five years since 2011.  PlumpJackSquawValleyInn.com
October 10th

6th annual Fall Festival!
One of our biggest events of the year! There’s something for everyone at our harvest festival from arts and craft vendors, our annual doggie dip, live music, seasonal beer offerings, a carnival area for kids with arts, crafts, games and food.  11 am – 5 pm TahoeDonner.com
 October 16th and 17th
 
Come celebrate local legends and history with highly entertaining and spooky twists.  During the walking tour, small groups are guided to interesting sites where they will be immersed in engaging tales performed by talented characters.  The tour skillfully weaves together dramatic, downright haunting and laugh-out loud funny stories. VIP Thursday tour. 5 pm& 6 pm TruckeeHistoryTour.org
 October 17th  

Tahoe City Harvest Festival
From 10 am – 2 pm. Fall has come and pumpkins are ripe for the pickin’. The Fall Festival has something for all members of the family. Food, games, hay rides, petting zoo, and much much more! Don’t miss out on all the fun.  Cost is $15 All Inclusive Wrist Band. VisitTahoeCity.org
 October 18th

20th Annual Truckee River Day!

Join us for a day of river, meadow and wetland restoration. You will be working side-by-side with other volunteers to plant restoration sites with seedlings and willows, remove invasive vegetation, compost and mulch sensitive areas, remove garbage and more. Projects start at either 9:00 a.m. or 11:00 a.m. and end between 2:00 pm and 3:00 p.m
 October 24th
 
52nd Annual North Tahoe 
Ski and Sports Swap
Winter season is approaching!  Get geared up at the ski and sports swap! Great deals to be had by all! Located at the North Tahoe High School from 9am3 pm.

STAY INFORMED

Fall is one of the best times of the year! Schaffer’s Mill has begun taking Membership Reservations for the 2016 season. Reserving a Membership provides you and your family with Social & Sport Membership access throughout the fall and winter, meaning Base Camp, the ski shuttle, fitness, dining, and more. Access to the golf course is available for only a Member’s guest fee. In addition, a reservation protects you against an anticipated increase in the enrollment fee next May. Reserving a Membership only requires payment of the current $5,000 enrollment fee. Dues do not begin until May 2016. To learn more about any of our memberships, email us

Do you want to conveniently monitor your home for liens, value changes, and neighborhood activity through the convenience of email and personal web pages? Now, for the first time, we bring this capability directly to homeowners and sellers. Want to know more? Click Here

               October is National 
Fire Prevention Month
The goal of fire prevention is to educate the public to take precautions to prevent potentially harmful fires, and be educated about surviving them. It is a proactive method of reducing emergencies and the damage caused by them. Many fire departments have a Fire Prevention Officer. As the cooler temperatures come in, we tend to think it is the end of fire season. However, California’s wildfire season typically peaks in the summer and into the early fall, with the most intense fires occurring in late September and October. Today, California’s fire season is about 70 days longer compared to 40 years ago, Weather.com says. Create defensible space around your property and always put out your camp fires!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Certificate:Harvard Law School’s Program on Negotiation

Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist

Certified International Property Specialist

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12th annual, Downtown Truckee Wine, Walk & Shop

a favorite that brings locals and tourists to historic downtown Truckee to sip wine, taste scrumptious food samples and enjoy shopping. From noon to 4 p.m. Attendees will receive a commemorative wine glass to sample wine at 30+ venues, five food tickets and a program with a map to all participating venues. truckeewinewalk.com

 

 

October 3rd & 4th

spThe Reebok Spartan Race World Championship

This event will take place at the legendary Squaw Valley.  The world’s best athletes will collide on the course with a shared goal: to be the Spartan Race World Champion. The most anticipated obstacle racing weekend of the year will feature three Spartan Race distances to choose from over two days of racing. 7:30am – 7:30pm. Spartan.com

 

October 8th – 11th

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American Whiskey Weekend!

Join bourbon experts, chefs, barmen (women) for a three-night bourbon and culinary-focused getaway. We are excited to be partnering with Four Roses who was recently awarded American Whisky Distiller of the Year by Whisky Magazine and has received the honor four times in the last five years since 2011. Plumpjacksquawvalleyinn.com

 

 

 

October 10th

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One of our biggest events of the year! There’s something for everyone at our harvest festival from arts and craft vendors, our annual doggie dip, live music, seasonal beer offerings, a carnival area for kids with arts, crafts, games and food.  11 am – 5 pm TahoeDonner.com

 

 

 

October 16th and 17th

hhCome celebrate local legends and history with highly entertaining and spooky twists.  During the walking tour, small groups are guided to interesting sites where they will be immersed in engaging tales performed by talented characters.  The tour skillfully weaves together dramatic, downright haunting and laugh-out loud funny stories. VIP Thursday tour. 5 pm & 6 pm truckeehistorytour.org

 

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Tahoe City Harvest Festival

From 10 am – 2 pm. Fall has come and pumpkins are ripe for the pickin’. The Fall Festival has something for all members of the family. Food, games, hay rides, petting zoo, and much much more! Don’t miss out on all the fun.  Cost is $15 All Inclusive Wrist Band visittahoecity.org

 

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20th Annual Truckee River Day!

Join us for a day of river, meadow and wetland restoration. You will be working side-by-side with other volunteers to plant restoration sites with seedlings and willows, remove invasive vegetation, compost and mulch sensitive areas, remove garbage and more. Projects start at either 9:00 a.m. or 11:00 a.m. and end between 2:00 pm and 3:00 p.m

 

 

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52nd Annual North Tahoe Ski and Sports Swap

Winter season is approaching!  Get geared up at the ski and sports swap! Great deals to be had by all! Located at the North Tahoe High School from 9am -3 pm.

 

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Come to enjoy the scenery and the sounds of nature…
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Open from 1 pm – 4 pm
Saturday September 19th

Enter to win a one night stay at the Lodge at Nakoma!

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Welcome to this stunning 4000+ sq ft home with a grand master suite, two guest en-suites, and indoor swim/exercise pool, a dog room and fenced patio. Geo-thermal heat and energy efficient on 28 acres.

In the high sierra’s, where the sounds of nature and the great outdoors meets the charm of the country and sense of down home community. Breathtaking scenery abounds with over 3,000′ of restored frontage on Smith Creek with +/-12 ponds, views of Eureka & Penman mountain peaks, and wide open meadows.

Enjoy the convenience of having 7 golf courses, renowned restaurants, downtown shopping and a fair or two. All that nature has to offer within reach with the Lakes Basin Recreation Area and access to Pacific Crest Trail near by.
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Trinkie Watson
Certificate: Harvard Law School’s Program on Negotiation
Certified International Property Specialist
Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist
Regional Lake Tahoe Broker
530 582 0722 800 783 0722
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Labor Day weekend is just around the corner. Don’t miss out on these fun-filled activities taking place Friday – Monday, Sept. 4 – 7.

Cornhole Tournament

We’re bringing the ultimate backyard game to Tahoe Donner with our new Cornhole tournaments. Test your skills in this fun bag toss similar to horseshoes, but with wooden boxes. For a small entry fee, there will be prizes for each individual tournament, plus an overall series champion. The winning two-person team will win a $25 Tahoe Donner gift card for each team member. Food and drinks will be available for purchase at Pizza on the Hill.

WHEN: Friday, Sept. 4, 2015
WHERE: Northwoods Clubhouse (11509 Northwoods Blvd., Truckee, CA 96161)
TIME: 5:30 p.m. registration; 6 p.m. start
COST: $10 per team (includes two drink tickets)

Glow Golf

Bring the family and join us for an entertaining evening of glow golf at Tahoe Donner Golf Course. It’s 4-hole glow golf with an extreme putting contest, including prizes for the winners! Your ticket comes with all the glow gear you’ll need, but bring more if you’d like.

WHEN: Friday, Sept. 4, 2015
WHERE: Tahoe Donner Golf Course (12850 Northwoods Blvd., Truckee, CA)
TIME: 8 p.m. approximately (We’ll start just after sunset)
COST: $15 adults; $10 kids ages 6 – 16; kids age 5 and under are FREE; advance reservations required. Glow gear included. Sign up in the pro shop or by calling 530-587-9443..

Shuttle Service to the Beach Club Marina

The Beach Club Marina will offer complimentary transportation from the high school to the marina and back for Labor Day weekend.

WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 5 – Monday, Sept. 7
WHERE: Truckee High School to Beach Club Marina
TIME:  10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Saturday Night BBQ

Our Saturday Night BBQ is a family favorite and sure to delight the young and young at heart. Our guests will enjoy a fun-filled evening of games, crafts, contests, dress up and delicious food. You can play a game of horseshoes or try your hand at throwing a rope. Bring the camera and get pictures of the family at the dress up and photo station. The kids can make an ornament or decorate a bandana. After dinner the kids can take a swing at the piñata and then compete in the hunt for the golden horseshoe. A family water balloon toss finishes off the evening.

The regular BBQ menu includes hot dogs, veggie burgers and hamburgers cooked to order and personalized with your favorites from our extensive topping bar. Bacon, sautéed mushrooms, cheddar, Swiss and bleu cheeses, avocado, pineapple, chili, sauerkraut and more are available. Baked beans, salads, cake or pie and campfire s’mores round out the menu.

WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 5
WHERE: Tahoe Donner Equestrian Center (15275 Alder Creek Rd.,Truckee, CA 96161)
TIME:
5 – 7:30 p.m.
COST:
AGES 13 AND UP:
Members $34, Guests $39, Public $45
AGES 7 – 12:
Members $17, Guests $20, Public $25
CHILDREN 3 – 6: $10
Children ages 2 and under are free.

Reservations required with a 72-hour cancellation policy.

Free Mimosa with Sunday Brunch

Get a free mimosa with any brunch entree purchase on Sept. 6. Valid for those 21 and over only. Preview the menu.

WHEN: Sunday, Sept. 6
WHERE: The Lodge Restaurant & Pub (12850 Northwoods Blvd., Truckee, CA 96161)
TIME: 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Summer Finale BBQ

Grab the kids and get ready for our Summer Finale BBQ taking place on Sunday of Labor Day weekend. Challenge your neighbors and friends to a variety of games, including an association-wide scavenger hunt. Bring your swim suits and slide down the Flume Zoom or compete in our Family Olympics with three-legged races, potato sack races, and more. The evening will finish with a movie under the stars. A BBQ will be serving up burgers, hot dogs, chips, potato salad, watermelon and drinks for the entire event. The golf course beverage cart will be on site serving alcoholic beverages. This event is free, excluding food and beverages. Below is a detailed itinerary.

1 – 1:30 p.m.  Activities
Skee Ball, Flume Zoom, Bounce House, Badminton, Cornhole, Giant Chess, RC cars, Ladder golf

1:30 – 3:30 p.m. Family Olympics
Families will have the opportunity to compete against each other in a number of events. Families will accumulate points at each event based on how well they do. Points will be tallied and winners will be awarded after the events end.

4 – 6:00 p.m. Scavenger Hunt
Families will be challenged to travel around the association to find an array of different objects; some may be simple and others difficult but those who put in the effort will be rewarded as the more difficult objects are worth more points. Vehicle recommended to participate in this activity.

6 – 7:00 p.m. Cornhole Tournament
Find a partner and try your luck at this backyard favorite. Teams of two will compete in a single elimination, bracket style tournament.

7:30 – 9:00 p.m. Featured film, “The Sandlot” playing on the big screen

1 – 7 p.m. Al a carte BBQ – Burgers, dogs, veggie burgers, potato salad, chips, slice of watermelon. Popcorn and cotton candy also for sale.

DATE: Sunday, Sept. 6
TIME: 1 – 9 p.m.
WHERE: Tahoe Donner Driving Range (12790 Northwoods Blvd., Truckee, CA 96161)
COST: Entry is free; food at a la cart pricing

Bingo Night at Northwoods Clubhouse – Grand Finale!

Free! Enjoy bingo on the lawn outside Northwoods Clubhouse – it’s the last night of this popular family event. Bring a blanket, enjoy a pizza from Pizza on the Hill, and play for fun prizes.

DATE: Monday Sept. 7
TIME: 6:30 – 8 p.m.
WHERE: Northwoods Clubhouse (11509 Northwoods Blvd., Truckee, CA 96161)
COST: Entry is free; food at a la carte pricing

Northern Nevada Economic Update
Presented at CHASE International Company Meeting
July 29, 2015
By Leah Wagner
Corporate Relations Manager
So you’ve all heard about that battery factory that ‘s being built just outside of Reno. Of course Tesla is the talk of the town here, but was the Tesla deal just a one hit wonder because our legislature was cajoled into passing some outrageous incentives and because our Governor body slammed Texas, Arizona and New Mexico with a flashier tax package?
So now we have this giant shiny sparkly thingy out in the desert that the whole world is gawking at, but besides Tesla, is Northern Nevada’s economy doing ok now that the rest of us get to pay off Tesla’s taxes for the next 20 years?
As real estate professionals, we all know that home prices are rising significantly in our market. The new catch phrase in our region to describe rising home prices is “The Tesla Effect”. But is the euphoria of “The Tesla Effect” just a repeat of pre 2008 “Irrational Exuberance”, and when us actual Nevada taxpayers can’t handle making the payments on our handsome governor’s $1.25 billion engagement ring to Tesla, when this next housing bubble bursts, will we all get blasted with more gangrenous necrotic slime than the stuff that drowned us in 2008?
Yes, your clients understandably suffer severe PTSD from 2008, and when they see a surge in home prices, they freak out at the possibility of another bubble. What we must educate our clients with are the facts that home prices are not currently spiking in Northern Nevada because predatory lenders are passing out $800K mortgages to bums passed out in the gutter in front of the plasma center while Fannie & Freddie are pimping junk loans to Wall Street, and federal regulators are asleep at the wheel driving our housing market off a cliff.
The conditions driving the current economy and housing market in Northern Nevada are entirely different than pre 2008. Our housing market is not driven by the pre 2008 spec building on steroids and junk loans to defaulting borrowers who were already dead for 15 years at the close of escrow. Northern Nevada’s current economy is driven by the most solid and diverse economic growth in the nation.
What we are calling “The Tesla Effect” began before Tesla made their earth shattering announcement in September 2014 to build the world’s largest factory here in Reno. Tesla is NOT a one hit wonder. Before Tesla, we were already having economic flash flood warnings. Apple was here before Tesla. Dell was here before Tesla. Barnes and Noble and Amazon were here before Tesla. Petsmart, PetCo, Zulilly, UPS, FedX and Walmart’s distribution centers were all here before Tesla.
But after Tesla came, the entire world took a closer look as to why would Tesla choose Northern Nevada, and the flash flood before Tesla quickly turned into a Post Tesla Tsunami.
What qualifies as an economic Tsunami? For one thing, 5% growth projected over the next 5 years. For comparison, in the mid 2000’s high growth years when our economy was running at its peak, our record rate of growth was 2.2%. In our state’s entire history, we have never experienced 5% growth.
Where is this economic growth coming from and why is it coming to Northern Nevada?

Nevada’s business friendly environment

About that outrageous $1.25 billion tax abatement Governor Sandoval gave Tesla – Nevada wasn’t even close to what Texas and Arizona were offering – not by a long shot. Tesla is here because of Nevada’s business friendly environment.
Elon Musk, Tesla Motors CEO, stated “This is not just about the incentives,” he said. “Nevada is a “really get things done state. That was a really important part of the decision.”
Craig King, CHASE’s COO and I had the unique opportunity to have lunch on the day of the Tesla Announcement in September 2014 with Lance Gilman, Storey County Commissioner.

Lance regaled us with stories of the Tesla deal. Tesla asked Lance what the time frame was for obtaining permits in Storey County. Lance pulled a permit out of his briefcase and said, “Here is your permit. I have a shovel in the back of my truck. Let’s go break ground right now.” The Tesla execs were astounded. Many factors went into the Tesla deal, but Nevada’s lightning fast, lack of red tape permit process catapulted Nevada ahead of the competition.
“In other places, they (companies) may have 20 to 30 permits to pull or agencies to get approval from,”said Mike Kazmierski, president of the Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada. “Any one of which could stop the process.” . . . AND cost companies millions of dollars and years in the process of failing to get these onerous permits! But NOT here in Nevada!
Tahoe Reno Industrial Center
Besides being very tax and regulation friendly, Northern Nevada has another little economic TRIC up its sleeve that no other state has. Except this TRIC isn’t little. This TRIC is colossal. Of course the TRIC I am referring to is the Tahoe Reno Industrial Center. Located just a few miles east of Reno on I-80, TRIC’s land mass is the same size as the city of Las Vegas. TRIC is the largest Industrial Park in the World, and besides being the largest industrial park on the planet, TRIC has the most lenient business regulations and zoning ordinances of any region in North America. Combine the fact that TRIC is the most business friendly environment in North America with the fact that it is only 30 miles from the border of the most tyrannical anti-business state in the nation, it is purely logical that businesses are flooding into TRIC from California, and are scooping up land next to TRIC’s celebrity residents.
So who are some of the rock stars who moved into the hottest new industrial zip code out at TRIC?
Of course, Tesla is the most famous, and Tesla’s economic impact to TRIC is massive. Because of the gigafactory, the land immediately surrounding Tesla is now sold out to many other companies such as Panasonic that have a direct business relationship with Tesla.
In January 2015, Switch announced plans to construct a $1 billion data center to be located at the Tahoe Reno Industrial Center.

Switch’s Northern Nevada operations include a 3 million square foot facility – the same size as Tesla’s GigaFactory on a 1000 acre parcel. This center will store data for the US Government & fortune 500 companies like Ebay & Amazon, and create 5000 jobs – mostly highly skilled, many in the 6 figure salary range.

After landing superstars like Tesla and Switch, rumors are flying and the hot topic is, “What is the next amazing company that is coming to Northern Nevada?”
A much better question is “What is the next amazing industry that is coming to Northern Nevada?” because it is not just individual cool companies that are coming here – entire industries are relocating here.
Amazing Industries in Northern Nevada
While the whole world was bedazzled by the sparkliness of the gigafactory, in 2014 a multi billion dollar industry flew under the radar into Northern Nevada and made it their international headquarters.
It is the Drone Industry. Reno has been recently nicknamed “The Detroit of Drones”. In December 2013, Nevada was selected as one of only 6 FAA approved drone test sites in the nation. Nevada, naturally endowed with the best flying weather, the most open airspace, the best tax and regulation environment, the best technological and research infrastructure assets such as Nellis, Creech, Fallon Naval Air Station, UNR’s School of Engineering Drone Program and Desert Research Institute, plus with Governor Sandoval gifting the use of Stead Airport to Drone Research, Northern Nevada was the irresistible choice for incredible companies like Drone America, Ashima Devices, Flirty, Nevada Dynamics, and Google.
Manufacturing
Of course, Tesla dominates the news of the manufacturing industry that has landed here, but did you know that in 2014, we actually had two electric car manufacturers move to northern Nevada?
Cenntro Automotive Manufacturing (headquarters)

Cenntro Automotive is a Nevada based manufacturer of all electric, commercial vehicles. The versatile Citelec and KOMBI EV, both zero emissions SMART vehicles are used in a variety of environments including parks, farms, warehouses, resorts, campuses, industrial facilities, and airports. Both models are manufactured in Sparks, Nevada.
Jobs created: 300
Located from: New Jersey

Here are just a few more amazing manufacturing companies that have recently arrived in Northern Nevada-
Advanced Refining Concepts, LLC Manufacturing

Advanced Refining Concepts, LLC owns a patented near zero emissions process that produces GDiesel ®, a state approved alternative diesel fuel with vastly cleaner emissions and more efficient combustion than traditional diesel fuel. GDiesel ® requires no modifications to vehicles or engines or existing storage infrastructure. ARC is based in Reno, NV with additional operations in McCarran and Sparks.
Jobs created:12
Located from: Nevada

Fulcrum Sierra Biofuels Manufacturing

Fulcrum Sierra Biofuels, a wholly –owned subsidiary of Fulcrum BioEnergy, is utilizing a game-changing process for converting municipal solid waste (MSW) that would otherwise be landfilled, into renewable transportable fuels. Phase 1 of the Sierra BioFuels Plant, located in Storey County, will process MSW into feedstock with construction scheduled to begin in January 2015.
Jobs created: 30
Located from: California

Eaton’s B-Line Business Manufacturing

Eaton’s B-Line Business offers a broad range of support systems, seismic bracing solutions, electrical enclosures and wireways designed to help save time for a lower total installed cost. The B-Line business serves customers in the commercial construction, oil and gas, mining, solar, communications and data centers, and other markets.
Jobs created: 49
Located from: Nevada

BeaverFit USA Manufacturing (headquarters)

BeaverFit USA is an institution of strength and conditioning equipment. Founded by former US Navy Riverines and British bridge builders, we have a unique appreciation for the community we build to serve, and the expertise to design and deliver world class training equipment. No matter your challenge or obstacle, we will provide an innovative solution to enable you to achieve your goals.
Jobs created: 25
Located from: United Kingdom

CustomInk Munaufacturing

CustomInk enables customers to design and order custom T-shirts for every occasion. Since 2000, the company is dynamic, forward thinking and has been recognized for workplace excellence. CustomInk strives to treat customers, vendors, and co-workers as it would want to be treated and has a strong sense of innovation and individual responsibility.
Jobs created: 261
Located from: Nevada

Eco Windows LLC Manufacturing

Eco Windows LLC is among the most energy efficient window companies in the country specializing in custom manufacturing and installation of the highest quality windows and doors with excellent long term value designed to save energy and reduce costs. Our commercial window and door products are of the most advanced technology and performance.
Jobs created: 17
Located from: Nevada

Aircraft Manufacturing Industry
In the 20015 Nevada Legislative session, SB93 was passed, which is an incentive package for aircraft manufacturing companies.
Directly related to SB93’s passage is an absolutely incredible, lifestyles of the rich and famous type company that I am dying to tell you about, but I can’t!! I promised Stan Thomas of EDAWN that I will not say a word until their press release, which should be any day now!!!
With Tesla and this company here, we are the epicenter of off the Richter Scale Cool manufacturing companies!!!
But the aircraft company that I can tell you about is Whisper Jet.
Whisper Jet, Inc. Service

Whisper Jet, Inc. manufactures a quiet technology helicopter aircraft for the military and emergency responders, and recently opened a local transportation service that serves passengers in the Reno-Tahoe area. Our single engine helicopters are designed with a proprietary technology that greatly reduces engine noise, hence the name ‘Whisper Jet’.
Jobs created: 18
Located from: California

The Biotec Industry
Northern Nevada has recently acquired some amazing biotec companies.
CuCo, LLC Manufacturing (headquarters)

CuCo, LLC designs, manufactures and distributes innovative products that address the unmet need of countering harmful effects of bacteria in three specific areas: Diabetic Health, Outdoor/Activity Wear and Institutional/Facility Care. By utilizing the intrinsic bactericidal properties of copper in our innovative product designs we will positively affect the lives of consumers.
Jobs created: 15
Located from: California
Gensano R&D Manufacturing

Gensano is a medical device and biologics manufacturer with an emphasis in regenerative medicine using stem cell therapies. Gensano’s vision is to create innovative biological products that optimize patient outcomes. The company is dedicated to the development of new technologies that will benefit surgeons, hospitals, and most importantly, patients.
Jobs created: 150
Located from: Nevada

NeoBiotec

NeoBiotec was informally announced by EDAWN at a private gathering a few week ago, and their public press release will be in the next few weeks. Neobiotec relocated to Reno from Koera, and has entered into a business partnership with DRI & UNR.

What the arrival of NeoBioTec, Gensano, and CuCo prove is that Northern Nevada has the desirable infrastructure to attract the most sophisticated high tech biotec companies here. We have UNR and UNR’s School of Medicine, and we have Desert Research Institute. More importantly we are only three hours away from Stanford University, UC Davis, & Silicon Valley but we are in an alternate universe of friendly taxes, regulations, and MOST IMPORTANTLY medium home prices of $240K instead of $1.8 million for a two bedroom loft. We have the necessary infrastructure, and companies can afford to be start ups here that cannot afford the Bay Area.

The Data and High Tech Industry
In the 20015 Nevada Legislative session SB170 was passed, which is an incentive package for data centers and companies that use servers or other computer equipment in their centers.
In addition to SWITCH, the following are some amazing data and high tech companies that have made Northern Nevada their home:
Koch Industries IT Applications Center

Announced March 12, 2015

Koch is a privately-held company headquartered in Wichita, Kansas with a presence in 60 countries and employs more than 100,000 people worldwide, which includes approximately 60,000 employees in the United States. Koch companies are involved in refining, chemicals, grain processing and biofuels; forest and consumer products; fertilizers; polymers and fibers; electronic components; process and pollution control equipment and technologies; commodity trading; minerals; energy; ranching; glass; and investments and holds 9,500 patents. They have invested close to $70 billion in acquisitions and other capital expenditures since 2003 to make life better around the world by efficiently converting resources into products and services that people depend on every day.

The Reno location will primarily serve as a satellite office focused on providing Koch Industries IT capabilities in the areas of Applications (Development, Analytics, Support, Databases, etc.), Cyber-Security, Global Networks (Architecture, WAN, LAN, Voice, etc.), and Computer Platforms (Cloud, Virtual, Converged). The new facility will also serve as an innovation and creative space for meetings with strategic vendors and will allow the company to host discussions and brainstorming pertinent technology in support of the Northern Nevada IT community. The company plans to fill approximately 20 positions in the first year.
Jobs created: 20 (in year 1)
Located from: Kansas

BlackRidge Technology Advanced Technology (Headquarters)

Announced February 5, 2015

BlackRidge Technology, a cyber-security company from Santa Clara, California announced the relocation of its headquarters and operations to Reno, Nevada. The company plans to initially hire 30 full-time employees and is constructing a new cyber security solutions lab. BlackRidge Technology cloaks and protects enterprise networks and cloud resources from unidentified and unauthorized users. Their patented Transport Access Control (TAC) technology changes the protection game, protecting against unidentified and unauthorized users and devices. TAC is a new and more fundamental way to protect against advanced and unknown threats, versus protecting against threats, one vulnerability at a time. This technology results in immediate and tangible reduction in the malicious unwanted traffic that poses the bulk of cyber threats today. The company was founded in 2010 and recently leased space in the South Meadows area of Reno where construction on the new cyber lab has commenced and is scheduled to be operational in the second quarter of 2015.
Jobs Created: 30
Located from : California
Ghost Systems Service/Data Center (Headquarters)

Ghost Systems’ SafePlaceTM Ecosystem is a complete cyber security solution that directly protects anything connected to a network, using future-proof “perfectly secure” technologies to create an impenetrable electronic network mesh – the electronic equivalent of Kevlar – which overlays onto existing public and private networks to prevent cyber theft of digital information.
Jobs Created: 150
Located from: California

When you combine TRIC, SWITCH, the incentives of SB170, Northern Nevada’s proximity to Silicon Valley, and our lack of insane taxes, barbaric regulations and astronomical housing prices, these factors alone amplify significant growth in our region. But in addition to these prodigious economic enhancers is one more gargantuan game changer that will make Northern Nevada the gravitational center of the tech industry.
It is the Super Loop.
The “Super Loop”, a 500 mile fiber line connecting Northern and Southern Nevada with Northern and Southern California will make Nevada the most digitally connected State in the US.

For high tech companies that depend on the fastest and highest capacity data transmission, economic development experts predict Reno will become the most desirable port on the Super Loop with its unrivaled tax advantages and strategic geographic location.
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With companies like Switch and Tesla, Panasonic and Solar City, with us being a major hub on the Super Loop, with 5% growth and 55,000 new jobs conservatively projected for our region for the next few years, we are not in a bubble.
We are the main player in the West Coast distribution and logistics industry. We are the new epicenter of the western manufacturing industry. We are the Detroit of Drones. We are the Eastern Suburb of Silicon Valley. We are the Cradle of Innovation.
We are the best place to invest in Real Estate right now, right here in Northern Nevada.

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Media Contact:  Katie Shaffer

East River Public Relations

530-214-8790

[email protected]

For Immediate Release

Tahoe Home Prices Continue to Rise

ZEPHYR COVE, Nev. (July 7, 2015) – The Lake Tahoe real estate market continued to see an uptick in median home prices this quarter, up 14 percent to $525,000. Overall sales around the lake dipped slightly from this time last year, with Incline Village seeing decreases across the board and Tahoe City seeing healthy improvements.

The figures are part of a report released by Lake Tahoe-based real estate company Chase International, and compare the prices and closings from January 1 through June 30, 2015 to the same time period from 2014. Most changes were minor – a four percent and one percent decrease in lake-wide sales volume and units sold, and a one percent and ten percent drop in units sold under and over the $1 million mark (respectively).

“There is only one Lake Tahoe,” said Sue Lowe, senior vice president of Chase. “And people want to experience the amazing lifestyle and buy here. Our continued lack of inventory keeps our prices moving up.”

The median price of a home rose 14 percent on the East Shore ($767,500) and the South Shore ($386,000), and seven percent in Tahoe City ($560,00). Incline Village saw a four percent drop, to $850,000. Incline also experienced a drop in sales volume (23 percent), units sold (15 percent), and homes selling for more than $1 million (24 percent).

Tahoe City saw the biggest improvement with an eight percent increase in sales volume, 14 percent jump in units sold, and 18 percent surge in homes sold for under $1 million.

Nearby Truckee saw a ten percent drop in sales volume and six percent decrease in median home price ($548,000). Homes selling for more than $1 million faltered, falling 36 percent, and homes selling for less than $1 million was up eight percent.

About Chase International:  Headquartered in Lake Tahoe, Nevada since 1986, with nine offices in the region (Zephyr Cove, Glenbrook, Incline Village, Tahoe City, Squaw Valley, Truckee, South Lake Tahoe, Carson Valley and Reno) and one in London, England, Chase International and its exclusive affiliations handle a large share of the country’s property. With 310 professional Realtors® boasting an array of industry certifications, Chase International is the regional leader for three years running as reported by Real Trends, a communications and consulting company considered to be the leading source of analysis and information on the residential brokerage and housing industry.  For more information about Chase International, visit www.chaseinternational.com.

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THE LAKE TAHOE CONCOURS D’ELEGANCE

This year’s 43rd annual Concours will again be staged at the historic Obexer’s Boat Company in Homewood, Calif., on Lake Tahoe’s beautiful West Shore with the two-day show open to the public on Friday, Aug. 7, and Saturday, Aug. 8.

Concours Judges from throughout the United States will have already begun their work using the Foundation’s own nationally-acclaimed 100 point system and score sheet. Their collective goal: to reward those who have restored their boats to the highest level of authenticity and standard as they appeared when they were shipped from the factory. Because multiple first, second and third-place awards can be won in each class, each boat is judged on its own merit and only compared to other boats when selecting Perpetual awards.

The Exhibitors’ Barbecue and Awards Presentation on Friday evening, Aug. 7, is just one of the social events surrounding the Concours. A gala Opening Night Dinner and Dance kicks off Wooden Boat Week, with a Men’s Grill, Ladies’ Luncheon and Fashion Show, and Woodie Over-The-Bottom following — all events open to the public. And as a special thank you to Concours Personal and Corporate Sponsors, there are special offerings including a VIP Lounge and parking at the show, and by-invitation-only Sponsor Dinner.

 

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This is known as NV County’s largest agricultural operation: ­ a 446-­acre property with 230 acres of planted vineyard. It’s beautiful, rolling country and is just 1 hour to Sugar Bowl. The wine industry and farmland prices are booming.
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This seller is ready to make a deal:­ we’ve dropped price $3,000,000 in the last 2 months. New price is $6,900,000.
This property has significant water rights and has had no reductions to them. The irrigation is on and thelakes are full! Turnkey management, scenic beauty, central location, solid technical and physical infrastructure: creative possibilities exist for your buyers and investors…
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Website with aerial drone videos, photos and quality descriptions:UnderwoodVineyards.com?unbranded
Address: 16110 Indian Springs Road, Penn Valley, CA 95946
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INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — The Lake Tahoe real estate market continued to see an uptick in median home prices after the second quarter of 2015, up 14 percent to $525,000.

Overall sales around the lake dipped slightly from this time last year, with Incline Village seeing decreases across the board and Tahoe City seeing healthy improvements.

The figures are part of a report released by Lake Tahoe-based real estate company Chase International, and compare the prices and closings from January 1 through June 30, 2015 to the same time period from 2014.

Most changes were minor — a 4 percent and one percent decrease in lake-wide sales volume and units sold, and a one percent and ten percent drop in units sold under and over the $1 million mark (respectively).

“There is only one Lake Tahoe,” said Sue Lowe, senior vice president of Chase. “And people want to experience the amazing lifestyle and buy here. Our continued lack of inventory keeps our prices moving up.”

The median price of a home rose 14 percent on the East Shore ($767,500) and the South Shore ($386,000), and 7 percent in Tahoe City ($560,000).

Incline Village saw a 4 percent drop, to $850,000. Incline also experienced a drop in sales volume (23 percent), units sold (15 percent), and homes selling for more than $1 million (24 percent).

Tahoe City saw the biggest improvement with an eight percent increase in sales volume, 14 percent jump in units sold, and 18 percent surge in homes sold for under $1 million.

Nearby Truckee saw a 10 percent drop in sales volume and six percent decrease in median home price ($548,000).

Homes selling for more than $1 million faltered, falling 36 percent, and homes selling for less than $1 million was up eight percent.

This article was submitted by Chase International, which boasts nine offices in the region (Zephyr Cove, Glenbrook, Incline Village, Tahoe City, Squaw Valley, Truckee, South Lake Tahoe, Carson Valley and Reno) and one in London, England Visit chaseinternational.com to learn more.

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Squaw Valley’s breathtaking mountain scenery and positive energy makes for a truly unique and inspiring place to practice yoga. Squaw Valley was the original birthplace of the Wanderlust Festival, which has now expanded to seven locations around the world. A dedicated yoga studio is a natural, exciting extension to the original festival that is still held here every year.

Unique to Squaw, some classes incorporate the extraordinary landscape, taking the practice outside on the mountain as well as classes that start in the studio and wrap-up with a hike, bike ride, run, swim in Lake Tahoe or, come winter, skiing and riding on the mountain.

Through Squaw’s partnership with Wanderlust, the studio offers classes taught by some of the most recognized yoga instructors both regionally and nationally, as well as multi-day retreats incorporating yoga, activities and accommodations.

Wanderlust’s core mission is to create community around yoga & mindful living. The opportunity to do this on a 365-day basis in Wanderlust’s birthplace is beyond exciting. The integration of a yoga program with all of the outdoor activities and natural beauty of Squaw Valley creates a totally unique experience for local residents and guests.  http://squaw.wanderlustyoga.com/

Wanderlust is a one-of-a-kind festival bringing together the world’s leading yoga teachers, top musical acts and DJs, renowned speakers, top chefs and winemakers, and much, much more — all in a setting of breathtaking natural beauty.  We’re talking about fun in the sun and dancing under the stars. Hiking on peaceful trails and gettin’ your down dog on at the top of the mountain. Sipping poolside cocktails with your friends, and then enjoying a tasty farm-to-table dinner with views of the surrounding mountain peaks. Early morning meditations and all-night chakra spinning musical performances — it’s an all-out ecstatic celebration in the most awe-inspiring locations in the world.Wanderlust Map July 2015


Join us for the inaugural Sierra 4×4 Trails and Ales event

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The TD 4 Wheelers Club will host an afternoon of 4×4 family fun! This event is a chance for you to come out and talk to folks about 4x4s and off-road experiences so that you can see if four wheeling is in your future. You won’t want to miss this inaugural fundraising event, which includes kids games, a shine-and-show contest, a raffle, a bounce house, cornhole, beer tasting from Deschutes and BBQ dinner. There will also be four-wheeling vendors and US Forest Service representatives to share information. Proceeds will also be donated to the new Tahoe Donner Giving Fund, an organization aimed at supporting our local community through health and human services; the environment, conservation and animal welfare; education and youth development; and arts and culture.

WHEN: July 18*
WHERE: Northwoods Clubhouse
TIME: 1 – 6 p.m.

Free to attend; BBQ and beverages sold separately.
SHOW ENTRY: $25 –  Register now! Registration is required ONLY for those who are showing a vehicle. Don’t forget to print out the release of liability and bring it with you to the event. Your entry includes:

  • A beer mug with the event logo
  • Two beer coupons
  • A Tahoe Donner SWAG bag
  • A Sierra 4×4 Trails and Ales T-shirt
  • Participation in the Bear Valley Trail Run on Sunday (July 19)

*Trail run to take place on Sunday, July 19. For more information, email[email protected].

Sponsorship Opportunities

Are you interested in becoming a sponsor for Sierra 4×4 Trails & Ales? Not only will you be helping in the execution of a new event, you’ll also be directly benefiting the community and non-profits in the area through the Tahoe Donner Giving Fund, in addition to promoting your own business. Contact Brinn Talbot at 530-587-9425 or by email at[email protected] for details on sponsorship opportunities.

 

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Media Contact:  Katie Shaffer

East River Public Relations

530-214-8790

[email protected]

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For Immediate Release

Trinkie Watson Attends Harvard Law for Negotiating

 

TAHOE CITY, Calif. (June 11, 2015) – Realtor Trinkie Watson recently earned a certificate from the Program on Negotiation from the Harvard Law School after attending an in-depth, weeklong workshop.

 

The course was led by Bruce Patton, a Distinguished Fellow of the Harvard Negotiation Project. He is also the co-author of Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In, as well as Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most.

 

“Real estate is all about negotiations,” Watson said. “This course really broke it down and gave us tools to navigate through a variety of complex situations, allowing me to further meet the needs of clients. It was an amazing opportunity.”

 

The Program on Negotiation was founded in 1983 and is a consortium program between Harvard, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Tufts University. Nearly 100 students and professionals representing 18 countries attended the workshop. Only five of those taking part were in real estate.

 

The certification is just one of Watson’s many accreditations and professional achievements. She is also a Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist, Certified International Property Specialist, Certified Residential Specialist, and Certified Brokerage Manager. A leading and esteemed agent throughout the Tahoe area, she has been involved in the sale of more than 70 lakefront properties.

 

Watson is also the president of the Lake Tahoe Music Festival, a member of the Orthopedic Advisory Council, member of Tahoe Forest Hospital Foundation Board, and chair of the Cancer Advisory Council.

 

About Trinkie Watson:  Trinkie Watson is a longtime, high-producing broker with Chase International. With more than three decades of experience, she is a benchmark of luxury real estate. Watson represents clients and properties throughout the Lake Tahoe Basin, Truckee and Northern Nevada. She attributes her success to providing her clients with superior service, a result of her esteemed expertise and immense love and immersion of the Lake Tahoe lifestyle. For more information, go to www.TrinkieWatson.com, www.LakeTahoeLuxuryEstates.com or call 530-582-0722.

 

 

 

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Marina’s and Boat Ramps

Lake Forest Boat Ramp

Ski Beach Boat Ramp (Incline Village)
Obexer’s Boat Company (Homewood)
Homewood High and Dry Marina
Cave Rock
Tahoe City Marina
Meeks Bay Marina
North Tahoe Marina
Sierra Boat Company
Sunnyside Marina
For a full list of boat and watercraft rental locations, visit:

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Home Values Compared Statewide….
 

After the housing market bust we experienced across the country in 2008, many experts have been quick to warn that a new bubble may be forming in some areas of the country.

The quickest and easiest way to show how far we’ve come and how far we still need to go in regards to the ‘Peak’ is to share CoreLogic’s Price & Time Since Peak figures, used to create the map above.

Many areas of the country still have a long way to go to be anywhere near the peaks experienced in 2005-2007. Seven states (seen in the darker blue) are currently at their peak.

The biggest challenge facing the housing market’s recovery right now is the lack of inventory available for sale. Prices are determined by supply and demand. Right now buyer demand is out-pacing seller supply, across many price ranges, driving prices up.

Bottom Line

If you are a homeowner debating listing your home for sale this spring/summer, now is the time, let’s get together to discuss your options.

Truckee Thursdays

Update on Schools from the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District

We continue to move forward on the facility upgrade projects funded by the bond measures.

 

The 2015 “quick start” projects are on schedule and will be completed by the end of summer. The 2015 “quick start” projects are:

 

GLENSHIRE ELEMENTARY: Parking lot upgrades and safety and security upgrades. Ward Young, a local firm, is the architect for this project. McCuen Construction Inc. has been selected as the contractor for the project.

 

TRUCKEE HIGH SCHOOL: Installation of an all-weather track. Field upgrades at East West field, new bathrooms constructed at field level and upgrades to ADA access. Roadway improvements to the entry and parking areas to improve safety. Ward Young is the architect for this project. The project is currently out to bid and contractor bids are due on June 11.

 

KINGS BEACH ELEMENTARY & TAHOE LAKE ELEMENTARY: Boiler replacements and upgrades to the mechanical system’s controls.

 

SIERRA HIGH SCHOOL: Parking lot upgrades, building modernizations, security system upgrades, painting, and furniture. Ward Young is the architect for this project.

 

NORTH TAHOE HIGH SCHOOL: A portion of the bus barn is being converted into warehouse storage space for the Food Services Department.

 

COLD STREAM ALTERNATIVE/RIDEOUT: Painting the exterior, repair walkways, classroom technology upgrades.

 

DISTRICT-WIDE: Upgrades to fire and security systems at select sites throughout the district.

Here is a sampling of some of these summer programs:

Aim High: While on the outside, this program might look like “summer school” it’s not. Aim High is an intensive, four-week program that combines academics with leadership, citizenship and adventure for middle school kids. The Aim High program is housed at Kings Beach Elementary School. Transportation is included, and the program is free. Incoming and current middle schoolers can talk to their teachers if they are interested in the program.

Summer Scholars: Younger students in grades K-4 who may need some summertime intervention and additional literacy support have the option of participating in the K Camp and Summer Scholars program hosted by the school district. The programs run three weeks and are offered at Truckee Elementary and Kings Beach Elementary. Young students must be recommended for the Summer Scholars program by their teacher. All incoming kindergartners are welcome and encouraged to participate in the K Camp.

Tahoe Truckee Reads!: This program is offering a little something for everyone this summer. There are summer reading programs planned at the Truckee, Kings Beach and Tahoe City libraries, the Kings Beach Family Room, and the Tahoe Lake Elementary School Library. All the summer reading programs have special events planned, with games and prizes awarded based on the number of books read over the summer. Neighborhood reading programs are also planned at the Donner Creek Mobile Home Park, Truckee Pines Apartments, Henness Flats Apartments, Tahoe Vista Park and El Andar at Truckee Elementary.

Information about special events, online reading programs, reading lists and more can be found attahoetruckeereads.org. Also, look for the special Summer Learning Guide to come out in the Sierra Sun on Wednesday, June 17.

This article was submitted by the Tahoe Truckee Excellence in Education Foundation. Visit exined.orgto learn more.

 

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This is an “Invitation Only” event so you must present your invitation to attend!  If you would like to attend this tour, give us a call, email or reach out on Social Media for your personal invitation!

 

We have breaking news…just released by

RealTrends, the Nation’s keeper of statistical information for Real Estate!

Chase International is again, the NUMBER 1 real estate company in the Reno/Lake Tahoe market place as reported by REALTrends. Our 2014 residential sales volume was $939,547,242. Each company in the survey independently submits its results to RealTrends.
The REALTrends report places Chase at number 183 in the top 500 real estate companies in the country. When you consider the fact there are more than 50,000 real estate companies in the United States, you have all worked to make a great accomplishment. Our 2014 sales outpaced its 2013 volume of $865,000,000 by $75 million dollars.
See You at the Lake!

It’s Summertime and Farmer’s Market Time!!

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SUNDAYS Slow Food Lake Tahoe from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 12047 Donner Pass Road (by Sears and Bass Shoe Outlet) starting June 14 through September 27. TruckeeFarmersMarket.org

 

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TUESDAYS in Truckee: Truckee River Regional Park 10500 Brockway Road off Highway 267 June 2-October 20, 8am-1pm 

THURSDAYS in Tahoe City: Commons beach – Commons Beach Road and North Lake Blvd. May 28-June 18; August 27-September 24, 8am-1pm

                         Tahoe Lake Elementary School 375 Grove Street June 25-August 20, 8am-noon

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Here is some more economic good news that supports why Northern Nevada Real Estate continues to be an excellent investment.

 

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12 out of 12 key economic indicators for Northern Nevada are all positive.

As reported by RCG Economics – please see:   Econ trends overview

Highlights:

Please see:   Northern Nevada Economic Graphs

* Job Growth continues to increase, unemployment continues to decline

*Construction jobs in Northern Nevada increased 10.9% from February 2014 to February 2015.

*The 12 month average Washoe County Visitor Volume is now the highest since September 2008

*Taxable retail sales in Washoe County are up 8.4% comparing January 2014 to January 2015

*The average weekly wage in Washoe County is up 6.2% from February 2014 to February 2015

*Reno / Sparks office vacancy has reached a seven year low, industrial vacancy has reached a new five year low

*Median home values based on normal appreciation rates remain reasonable and the region is not experiencing another “bubble”

The Pennington Mansion is seen in Reno on Tuesday.

Residents of Reno’s Manzanita Lane, meet your new neighbor.

Real estate magnate Don Roger Norman closed on Reno’s Pennington mansion Friday afternoon, officially gaining ownership of the 19,500-square-foot property.

The San Diego-based industrial and commercial real estate developer was represented by Chase International as well as Lance Gilman, his partner in the development of the Tahoe Reno Industrial Center.

“A couple months ago I mentioned to Lance that I was considering moving to Nevada, as we have considerable investments here, and I wanted to be close to TRI because of all the action out there right now,” Norman said. “Lance told me ‘I know just the right property for you.'”

The identity of the Pennington mansion’s buyer has been the subject of much speculation in the community, with Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk thought by some to be the person looking into the property. Ultimately, the buyer proved to be someone from California — just not the entrepreneur some folks were expecting.

For Gilman, however, having Norman and wife Liza’s move to the area is a positive sign of things to come.

“The Truckee Meadows is no longer home to just struggling gambling towns,” Gilman said. “High level executives and highly skilled, cutting-edge factory and data storage managers are coming in every day now looking for a home.”

The sale puts the latest bookend on the Reno property. The mansion was built in 2005 by hotel casino designer William Pennington, who opened Circus Circus Reno in 1978 with partner William Bennett and also designed Las Vegas properties such as the Excalibur Hotel Casino, Luxor and Mandalay Bay.

In addition to the Reno mansion, Pennington also owned several properties in Las Vegas, Hawaii and other places worldwide. Those properties have since been liquidated by his estate following Pennington’s death in 2011, Gilman said.

Although a Tesla executive ultimately was not the buyer, interest in the Pennington mansion can be still be attributed to the “Tesla effect,” which has sparked an interest in executive properties in the area, Gilman said.

“I’ve got nine other escrows with companies … and all those fellows are looking for executive housing,” Gilman said prior the sale’s close. “We’ve got so much coming at us with companies like Tesla and Switch.”

The increase in activity has prompted Gilman to start a second real estate endeavor focusing on high-end residential properties. Gilman, who is co-director of the Tahoe-Reno Industrial Center, specializes in commercial properties.

The Pennington mansion sits on a sprawling 20-acre estate in Reno’s Manzanita Lane neighborhood. In addition to its four bedrooms and eight bathrooms, the property also includes a private helipad, pool deck, gym and in-house theater.

The buyer was represented by Gilman and Chase International’s Joya Machabee.

Saturday & Sunday, May 23rd – 24th, 2015

11 am – 7 pm on 5/23 and 11 am – 5 pm on 5/24

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A unique celebration of all things local! From talented artists to passionate entrepreneurs and philanthropists, the Made In Tahoe Festival celebrates Lake Tahoe’s talented and inspiring creators. Shop for locally made products, sample local food, enjoy live music and performance art. For the full Tahoe experience, take a trip up the Aerial Tram and enjoy panoramic views of the Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada mountains.

Made in Tahoe Saturday Music Schedule

Music

Time

Location

Richard Blair

11am-1pm

Events Plaza Stage

Brad Perry

11:30am-1pm

First Street Stage

Guitar Town

1:30-3pm

First Street Stage

Rapplesauce

2-4pm

Events Plaza Stage

Paul Covarelli

3:30-5pm

First Street Stage

Peter Joseph Burtt & The Kingtide

5-7pm

Events Plaza Stage

Made in Tahoe Sunday Music Schedule

Music

Time

Location

Special Guest

11-11:30am

Events Plaza Stage

Bias & Dunn

11:30am-1pm

First Street Stage

Matt Axton & Purple Curtain

12-2pm

Events Plaza Stage

Tim High & The Mighty

1:30-3pm

First Street Stage

Groove Foundry

3-5pm

Events Plaza Stage

Rak Kandy

3:30-5pm

First Street Stage

Also Featuring: Tahoe Flow Artists entertainment & workshops throughout both days
Plus: Special local live performances on the Community Stage both days.

Made In Tahoe Vendor Map 2015

 

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A sprawling mansion above the Truckee River in Reno, NV is on the market for $16.4 million after 23 years in disrepair, followed by more than a decade of renovations.

The Nixon Mansion, built in 1907 by a U.S. senator for Nevada who made his fortune in mining, was damaged by a Christmas tree fire in 1979 and sat empty and “degrading to eyesore status” until 2002, when the current owners bought it and began to envision a new life for the nearly 18,000-square-foot home.

“It would’ve been quicker and cheaper to tear it down and rebuild it,” says listing agent Sandi Solomonson of Chase International. “But they took the time to restore as much as possible, including the huge original crystal chandelier in the formal dining room.”

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Situated on more than two acres with views of downtown Reno and the mountains, the 8-bedroom, 11.5-bath home exists on a grand scale.

Its 860-square-foot kitchen boasts multiple refrigerators and dishwashers, a walk-in pantry and a butler’s pantry — a large enough kitchen to serve 80 guests in the dining room with that crystal chandelier and a carved mahogany fireplace.

The 800-square-foot grand ballroom sits adjacent to a bar that opens onto a wide terrace with views across the river. There are also river views from a private office in the master suite, which features a Juliet balcony with garden views and two marble bathrooms, each with a mahogany walk-in closet.

The home includes seven additional bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, plus nine fireplaces, an 1,800-bottle wine cellar and tasting area, a library, a parlor, a game room with a wet bar, and a sunlit room with a fountain.

The property is zoned for professional as well as residential use, and could be used for offices or a corporate retreat.

Photos by GetYourView.com

About the Author

Melissa Allison writes about real estate transactions and trends for Zillow Blog.

2015 Events in Graeagle, CA

 

Longboard Revival Races Set to Race 18-Jan-2015

Weather permitting, the Historic Longboard Revival Series returns for the 2015 season, on Sunday, Janurary 18th. This gala event recreates the racing atmosphere back in the “good old days” right down to the period clothing and authentic skis. Racing starts at noon.

 

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Support the Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship at their 12th annual event on Saturday, March 7th at the Nakoma Golf Resort. The Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship has been actively restoring that trail system around Plumas County, and they’ll soon be hosting a great event.

 

Historic Longboard Revival Races  15-Mar-2015

EVENT MAY BE CANCELLED DUE TO LACK OF SNOW. STAY TUNED. Contests and races commemorating the 1855 origin of downhill skiing. Participants and spectators in period costume.

 

Cowboy Poetry and Music 20-Mar-2015

The Cowboy Poetry and Music Show is packed with great entertainment and food. Artists performing in this event are singer, songwriter Belinda Gail, Richard Elloyan and Walt “Bimbo” Cheney. Corn Beef will be the featured dinner for Friday night, and Roast Beef for Saturday. Visit www.sierravalley.com

 

Easter Egg Hunt Hosted by Graeagle Restaurant 04-Apr-2015

Graeagle Restaurant is planning their annual Easter egg hunt on April 5, 2015! The festivities will begin at 1pm in the park next to the Graeagle Restaurant. Bring the kids to hunt Easter Eggs and meet the Easter Bunny along with the Easter Chicken. Plenty of games and prizes for kids all ages

 

Pancake Breakfast And Easter Egg Hun 04-Apr-2015

The community of Cromberg is coming together to benefit the Long Valley Volunteer Fire Department with a pancake breakfast and free Easter egg hunt to be held at Neighbors Bar-B-Que in Cromberg on Saturday, April 4.

 

Taste of Plumas 11-Apr-2015

Taste of Plumas, Saturday, April 11th at the Plumas County fairgrounds in Quincy at 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Pre-sale tickets are available from Plumas Arts, $30 for Plumas Arts members, $35 for general admission, which includes a souvenir wine glass. For more information, call 530-283-3402

 

Cabin Fever Quilt Show 18-Apr-2015

The annual Cabin Fever Quilt Show is happening April 18th, 10 am to 5 pm, & April 19th, 10 am to 4 pm. Location: 100 Pine Street, Portola California, Father Burns Social Hall

 

Quincy Rotary Golf Tournament 02-May-2015

On Saturday, May 2nd , at Plumas Pines Golf Course, the Quincy Rotary will host its 14th Annual Golf Tournament. Registration begins at 10am and the shotgun start is at 11:00 am. For more information, or to register for this event, visit Plumas Pines Golf Resort at www.plumaspinesgolf.

 

1st Annual Blind Pizza Tasting Throwdown 09-May-2015

Join the fun at the 1st Annual Blind Pizza Tasting Throw-down! The event is May 9th and will take place up at the Johnville Ski Bowl Lodge. Enjoy pizza and locally brewed beers, along with local DJ’s mixin-it-up. Entrance begins at 2:00 pm with an hour for people to grab a beer, sign up for corn

 

High Sierra Spring Golf Classic 15-May-2015

5th Annual High Sierra Spring Golf Classic tees off at Nakoma May 15 – 17. Golf tournament starts at 1 p.m. If you would like to participate, call 530-322-3333 or visit esperanzafoundation.org

 

Plumas Eureka State Park–Campground Opens 15-May-2015

TBD – Plumas Eureka State Park campground opens for the season! Make camping reservations online at http://www.plumas-eureka.org/ for more details

 

Junior Fishing Day 16-May-2015

The Graeagle Junior Fishing Derby will take place from 7:30 am until 12 Noon at the Graeagle Millpond. This is a free event that offers an outdoor experience for young children and young families. A limited amount of free equipment is available. If you have your own fishing equipment

 

Graeagle Shop-Hop 23-May-2015

Once again the Graeagle Merchants’ Downtown Graeagle Shop-Hop returns Memorial Day Weekend, May 23rd. You can pick up your passport at any participating downtown Graeagle Merchant shop, and get your passport stamped to win a prize in the drawing. Shop hours vary

 

Greenhorn Dutch Oven Cook-Off 29-May-2015

TBD – Greenhorn Creek Guest Ranch will kick-off the season with a Caboodle of Specials! The Dynamite Dutch Oven Cook-off and Community Fun Day This weekend looks mighty tasty; because starting on Friday, May 29th (TBD), the first Friday night barbecue begins!

 

Lost and Found Bike Race 30-May-2015

The Lost & Found course features a perfect blend of pavement, dirt road, gravel road and historic railroad grade. Racers must choose their weapon wisely (road bike, cross bike or mountain bike). The route is 100 miles with 7,000′ of elevation gain and is 80% dirt.

 

Sierra Cascade Street Rodders Show & Shine 05-Jun-2015

The Sierra Cascade Street Rodders (http://chamberorganizer.com/easternplumaschamber/mem_sierracascade) are hosting a Show & Shine, Saturday, June 6th.. Prior to the event, on Friday night, they are featuring a “hangout” beginning at 4 PM. Then, on Saturday, enjoy the “26th Annual Show”

 

Plumas County Picnic 06-Jun-2015

TBD – On Saturday, June 6th (TBD) come out and enjoy all of the activities and picnic at the fairgrounds. It will be a fun filled day with a car show by Sierra Cascade Streetrodders, delicious food provided by several vendors and racing in the evening. This picnic takes place at 9:00 am

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Lake Davis Spring Fishing Derby 13-Jun-2015

TBD – On Saturday June 13 (TBD) and Sunday, June 14 (TBD), grab your fishing pole and join the Lake Davis Spring Fishing Derby. This event is a Fund Raiser for Water Rescue Equipment for the Eastern Plumas Rural Fire Protection District. Pre-registration for this event is $40 both days and $25

 

Horses Unlimited Golf Tournament 27-Jun-2015

TBA – Join the 15th Annual Horses Unlimited Golf Tournament at Plumas Pines Golf Resort (TBA). The tournament takes place from 10 am to 6 pm with a shotgun start at 12 pm. The $100.00 fee includes 18-holes of golf with cart, goodie bag prizes, raffle, and appetizers from Chef Sean Conry

 

Johnsville Historical and Cemetery Tour 27-Jun-2015

TBA – Come join the Plumas County Museum on a fun and educational guided tour of the historic Johnsville Cemetery, (TBA). Participants will meet at the cemetery in Johnsville at 2 pm for a brief historical overview of the town and area. After a visit to the Johnsville Catholic Church

 

Summerfest 28-Jun-2015

The 7th annual concert fundraiser for White Sulphur Springs Ranch happening Sunday, June 28th from 3:00 pm – 7:30 pm will feature a ranch barbeque, music by top entertainers, auction and tours of the house. Tickets are (TBD) per person, and it is suggested you bring your own lawn chair.

 

High Sierra Music Festival 02-Jul-2015

The High Sierra Music Festival happens at the Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds. This 4-day music festival features multiple stages, late night music, on-site camping, great vendors, food & drink. Call 510-420-1529 or visit www.highsierramusic.com

 

Mohawk Valley Independence Day Fireworks Display 03-Jul-2015

FRIDAY FIREWORKS for 2015! The Mohawk Valley Independence Day fireworks display will take place at dusk over the Graeagle Millpond, Friday, July 3rd. For more information about all the big events visit www.graeagle.com/mvid

 

4th of July Street Dance at the Barn 04-Jul-2015

The Graeagle 4th of July weekend Street Dance at the Barn will be Saturday, July 4th this year. Event time and details to come! Watch for more information about this event on www.graeagle.com

 

Fun Run 04-Jul-2015

The 4th of July Fun Run sponsored by Eastern Plumas Chamber. Stay tuned for details

 

Patriot 16 Bike Ride04-Jul-2015

Stay tuned for complete details on this year’s event. Visit Patriot 16 (http://www.patriot16.com

 

Graeagle Fire Department Pancake Breakfast 05-Jul-2015

Annual Graeagle Fire Department (http://graeaglefire.org) Fourth of July Pancake Breakfast, July 5, from 8 A.M. to 11 A.M. at the Graeagle Fire Station #1 located at 7620 Highway 89. For additional information, call 530-836-1340

 

Mohawk Valley Independence Day Parade 05-Jul-2015

The hometown parade will march through the street of downtown Graeagle on Sunday, July 5th at 1:00 PM. Music in the park after, along with more fun activities for the whole family to enjoy. For more information visit www.graeagle.com (http://graeagle.com) and get the details

 

Tri Graeagle Triathlon 05-Jul-2015

Stay tuned for details. http://www.communitymultisport.com.

 

Portola Summer Music Series 17-Jul-2015

The Portola Summer Music Series for 2015 begins July 17 and runs for 6 weeks until August 2. The concerts are free to the public and start at 7pm at the Portola City Park. No host bar and refreshments available for purchase. Entertainment to be announced at a later date. Bring a lawn chair

 

Graeagle Arts and Crafts Fair 18-Jul-2015

Always interesting, the Graeagle Crafts Fair (http://graeagle.com/events/gacf/) will take place at the Graeagle Park in downtown Graeagle on Saturday and on Sunday from 10 am until 4 pm. For more information contact Bridgette at (775) 825-3679.

 

Packer Lake Kids Fishing Day 18-Jul-2015

TBD -> Packer Lake is having their annual Kid’s Fishing Day on a Saturday in July at 8 am to Noon. Expect to have a lot of family friendly fun including: Family Fishing at Packer Lake, Fun and educational activities, Make fish print shirts–bring your own T-shirt

 

Plumas Eureka State Park–Gold Discovery Days 18-Jul-2015

Official date to be determined. Come sample the life of a gold miner and celebrate the 1851 discovery of gold on Eureka Peak and the bonanza that followed in Johnsville through the 1890’s as the Park’s historical area comes alive with many demonstrations and activities. Most venues are free

 

Plumas Eureka State Park–Annual Pancake Breakfast 19-Jul-2015

Date to be determined. Plumas Eureka State Park–Annual Pancake Breakfast from 8 am until 11am at Plumas Eureka State Park Museum located at 310 Johnsville Road in Johnsville. The Annual pancake breakfast is prepared by the Rotary Club. Enjoy music by Code Bluegrass while eating breakfast

 

Graeagle Century Ride 26-Jul-2015

The Graeagle Century Ride, a 101 mile route has 6,615′ of elevation gain and begins in the historic mill town of Graeagle, California. Stay tuned for details. For more information visit www.communitymultisport.com

 

Plumas-Sierra County Fair 12-Aug-2015

Plumas-Sierra County Fair located at the Fairgrounds in Quincy. Come enjoy the fun activities and entertainment. For additional information contact John Steffanic at 530-283-6272 or visit http://www.plumas-sierracountyfair.

 

Graeagle Fall Festival Arts and Crafts Fai 15-Aug-2015

On Saturday, August 15th and Sunday, August 16th The Graeagle Arts & Crafts Fair returns featuring lots of booths with quality, handmade crafts and fine art by the exhibitors. Nothing is imported. Live bluegrass music is also featured along with an assortment of foods and beverages

 

Portola Railroad Days 21-Aug-2015

Portola Railroad Days for 2015 has been planned for August 21 to 23. Visit http://www.portolarailroaddays.com

 

Antique & Collectibles Faire 28-Aug-2015

Annual Antiques & Collectibles Faire happens August 28th, Friday Noon to 6 pm.; August 29th, Sat. 10 am to 5 pm.; August. 30th, Sunday 10 am to 4 pm at the Graeagle Firehall. Reputable vendors will have their goods for you to see and purchase. For additional information call 530-836-6811.

 

Lost Sierra Hoedown 24-Sep-2015

The Lost Sierra Hoedown is four days of simple outdoor living and American music for the benefit of the Johnsville Ski Bowl happening September 24-27th. For more information about this event, or to view the great line up of bands visit http://lostsierrahoedown.com

 

Portola Tree Lighting 04-Dec-2015

To be confirmed. Join the fun at the Portola Tree Lighting and Parade on Friday, December 4th from 6:00 until 9:00 pm. There will be a light parade, best dressed window display contest, match Santa game, scavenger hunt, bake sale, craft fair, photos with Santa and more

 

Quincy Main Street Sparkle Event 04-Dec-2015

Date to be confirmed. Shining bright, the Annual Quincy Main Street Sparkle & Light Parade is set to kick off the holiday season this year in downtown Quincy on Friday, December 4th. From 5 p.m. to 8 p.m you can celebrate the magic of the season with the Downtown Merchants Open House,

 

Graeagle Holiday Festival 05-Dec-2015

Celebrating a local tradition, the Graeagle Holiday Festival in downtown Graeagle will happen Saturday, December 5th from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. All events are free at this old-fashioned Christmas festival & tree lighting. Come enjoy the spirit of Christmas, visit the little red shops, enjoy

 

Visit www.Graeagle.com for more information on these events

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Who doesn’t love Lake Tahoe in the summer? Growing up, my family spent the last two weeks of every August at Dollar Point outside of Tahoe City. I possess so many happy memories of waterskiing, horseback riding, tennis and lakeside barbecues, and I think everyone should spend some time at this beautiful west coast location.

For those of you planning a summer vacation in Tahoe this year, we’re lucky to have a list of some of the area’s must-attend summer events, expertly curated by Trinkie Watson. Considering Trinkie is a preferred Realtor for the Lake Tahoe Luxury Real Estate market, and the top agent for lakefront properties sold, she knows a thing or two about the best places to see and be seen.

Without further ado, here is Trinkie’s Tahoe list.

This tasty event is a benefit for the Gene Upshaw Memorial Tahoe Forest Hospital Cancer Center to raise money for the non-insured programs for cancer patients and caregivers. Held at the Ritz Carlton, this themed event is always a sell out.

Now in its 19th year, the all day showcase of Chase International’s lakefront properties is a very special way to explore the Lake Tahoe area. Don’t forget to try out a Tesla—test drives will be available at one of the estates.

This fashion show and luncheon benefit was first held in 1969, and this year it will be held as a tribute to its late featured designer, Oscar de la Renta. A grand event held at a beautiful estate on the water—don’t miss it.

The 43rd annual show features some of the most beautifully restored wooden boats in the world. In addition to the main event, a host of festivities surround the yacht show, including an Opening Night Dinner and Dance, a barbecue and awards presentation and a Ladies’ Luncheon and Fashion Show.
Held for three consecutive weekends in Incline Village, the concerts feature world renowned musicians in a formal full orchestra playing on the Sierra Nevada College Campus.
A total of five classical music concerts held in different locations, this fun and casual event demands an outdoor picnic, maybe even a bottle of wine.
The Nevada Museum of Art opening night gala and dinner for the TAHOE exhibit, August 21
The TAHOE exhibit will only be at the Nevada Museum of Art through the end of the year before moving to the Oakland museum. You’ll receive a fabulous, art-filled coffee table book when you purchase a ticket to the dinner.

Thank you to Trinkie for keeping us in the loop, and have a happy summer at Lake Tahoe!

Boat Ramp
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Boat Ramp to open April 15th!

The TCPUD is excited to present our newly rehabilitated Boat Ramp! The ramp is located 1.5 miles east of Tahoe City off Highway 28 on Lake Forest Road. All vessels must receive an inspection prior to launching – for a list of inspection locations and hours, please visit Tahoe Boat Inspections. You can also call TBI at 1-888-824-6267. For other available boat launching facilities, please contact the various marinas around the lake.

Current water levels should allow for most vessel size launches at this time, but we cannot guarentee this all summer. Inspections available at Alpine Inspection Station as of May 1st.

Ramp Details
Fees:
  • Daily (CA Resident)
$15
  • Daily (Out of State)
$20
  • Annual Pass (Resident)
$215
  • Annual Pass (Non-Resident)
$325
  • Summer Pass (Resident)
$195
  • Summer Pass (Non-Resident)
$275
Location:  1.5 miles east of Tahoe City off Highway 28 on Lake Forest Road.

Hours of Operation:

Wednesday-Sunday 8:00am-4:00pm INSPECTIONS AVAILABLE
Monday, Tuesday 8:00am-4:00pm SEALED BOATS ONLY
May 1st – Sept 30th 5:00am-7:00pm SEALED BOATS ONLY

 

Attention Tahoe Donner Residents!

Truckee Donner PUD plans to replace approximately 4,900 feet of pipeline at three separate locations along Northwoods Boulevard this summer, beginning in May and lasting through September. In addition to the pipeline replacement work, the TDPUD will also be performing some minor excavations along Northwoods Boulevard associated with the District’s internal communication network.

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We’re excited to announce that Muttville Senior Dog Rescue‘s annual Moolah for Mutts fundraising gala will be held this year on Saturday, August 29th at the San Francisco Design Center. 

With a theme like Senior Prom, expect to see both dogs and people dressed to the nines at this adorable and admirable event—this is one you’ll definitely want to save the date for. 

Last year’s event was a great success.