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Tahoe Update


Tahoe Update

Greetings Fellow Life Travelers:

During winter, Int 80 in our area is notorious for big rig jack-knifes and crashes on icy roads.  We don’t expect to see similar when the roads are dry, but doesn’t seem to matter.  Friday a big rig took an offramp near Truckee a little too fast, overturned and spilled a carload of organic sugar along the Truckee River bank.  (Because it was organic, no hazmat required for cleanup.)  Suffice it to say that all of it didn’t get collected, so imagine there was quite a treat for the bears and other wildlife.  Wonder if they get sugar highs?   Now let’s see what hit high marks in real estate this last week.

  • Residential Real Estate – week 5/13 – 5/19
  • Tahoe Sierra MLS – North/West Shores & Truckee.  New Listings – 27; Escrows – 12; Solds – 16
  • Incline Village/Crystal Bay MLS.  New Listings – 12; Escrows – 3; Solds – 1
  • East Shore, NV MLS.  New Listings – 5; Escrows – 7; Solds – 3
  • Reno/Sparks MLS.  New Listings – 122; Escrows – 145; Solds – 105

For Tahoe Sierra, the new $5.95M listing at FDL went to escrow, and Lahontan had a $5.25M sale.  Incline had a $9M new lakefront come on – just off Lakeshore Blvd as you head down the East Shore.  A view home on the eastern slope listed at $9.85M went to escrow…nice Chase listing.  The East Shore had a $7.995M lakefront go to escrow – another Chase listing.  And, Chase also had a new lakefront listing at the Tahoe Keys (CA) for $9.8M.  Things are picking up!  

  • Local/Real Estate/Luxe
  • Ponderosa Golf Course (Truckee) opened its popular 9-hole course this weekend.  First in the area!
  • Outpost X:  unusual, interesting new experience:
  • Puerto Rico – new hotspot for residency.
  • Made in Tahoe Festival – annual celebration at Palisades Tahoe over Memorial Day weekend.  Supporting Tahoe & Truckee artisans, entrepreneurs, and organizations.  Doggos welcome!  
  • Cool way to gift grads or family members with funds toward a home downpayment:
  • Bay to Breakers – Sunday, May 21.   112th running of San Francisco’s most iconic event.  2 days of crazy festivities! 
  • Bouquets to Art – de Young Museum – June 6 – 11.  Gorgeous annual presentation.
  • Reno Air Races – last laps – 9/13 – 17.  After 59 years, this will be its last year at Reno-Stead Airport.  However, organizers are committed to finding a replacement location. 
  • For car collector:  $10M Tuscan-style estate in Houston comes with a massive 50-car garage!  Happy to assist.
  • For Bugatti Fans:  Rare 1936 coupe coming to auction:
  • Gorgeous Persian Rug for sale:  9’ x 13’; Appraised at $8,000.  Can be seen in Reno June 6 – 9. (See attached photos)
  • New 3D scan of Titanic.
  • Thunderbird will be back at the Concourse d’Elegance now that lake levels are back up – Aug 11 & 12.
  • Amazing sale: Beyonce & JZ just paid $200M for a Malibu spread – highest sale in CA ever and 2nd only to a New York City condo sale. However, they got a bargain…off market property was listed at $295M. 
  • Entertainment
  • TidBits
  • I wonder what the part of my brain that used to remember phone numbers is doing now.
  • If you were able to believe in Santa Claus for about 8 years, you can believe in yourself for at least 5 minutes.
  • An old man said, “Erasers are made for those who make mistakes.”  A youth replied, “Erasers are made for those who are willing to correct their mistakes!”  Attitude matters.
  • Risotto.  Not much on the supermarket shelves yesterday so I decided to improvise.  Dinner last night was a risotto made with some mushrooms I foraged for locally.  Not only was it delicious, but soon after a Welsh male voice choir of purple elephants showed up and sang the whole Meatloaf’s Bat Out of Hell album, accompanied by a light show. 
  • Coddiwomple (v.)  To travel in a purposeful manner towards a vague destination.
  • Nobody will ever win the battle of the sexes.  There’s too much fraternizing with the enemy. Henry Kissinger
  • Correct each other in private.  Defend each other in public.  And keep your personal business off Facebook. Denny Karchner
  • “Well, bless your brave little heart.  You’re going to talk to me before I’ve had my coffee.”
  • A suburban mother’s role is to deliver children – obstetrically once and by car forever after.  Peter De Vries
  • Uncoachable kids become unemployable adults.  Let your kids get used to someone being tough on them.   It’s life! 
  • A wise man was asked, “What is anger?”  He gave a beautiful answer, “It is a punishment you give to yourself for somebody else’s mistakes.”
  • If you wait long enough to cook dinner, everyone will eat cereal.  Contact me for more recipes. (Right up my alley, tho’ popcorn would be my choice!)

Our temps are running in the mid-70s, perfect weather!  Snow is melting faster now, gardens are greening up, and the natives are smiling!  Have a beautiful week and see you next time!

Best wishes,