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Tahoe Update


Tahoe Update

Greetings Fellow Life Travelers:

Our schools were out on Friday, so I think everyone is into summer vacation mode.  Airshow was Saturday, and the area was buzzing.  A nice blast of rain cleaned up a lot of pollen; now to see if it comes back in the next couple of days.  The first Truckee Thursdays was last week with a bountiful crowd despite the black clouds that didn’t open until it was over.  My fabulous new lakefront listing got terrific press in the Wall Street Journal’s Mansion Global, both on line and in print on Friday, and a couple of local papers picked up the story.  It’s an interesting process: I call my contact there, then staff reviews the property to see if they want to use it.  When it’s accepted, I must wait until it’s published on line before I can input to the MLS.  All this took place last week just in time to get it on Wednesday’s Lakefront Broker Tour.  And it was shown virtually as part of Chase International’s 27th Luxury Estates Tour same day.  Now let’s see how our markets did this last week.

  • Residential Real Estate – week 6/17-6/23
  • Tahoe Sierra MLS – North/West Shores & Truckee.  New Listings – 40; Escrows – 17; Solds – 16
  • Incline Village/Crystal Bay MLS.  New Listings – 10; Escrows – 5; Solds – 6
  • East Shore, NV MLS.  New Listings – 7; Escrows – 6’ Solds – 3
  • Reno/Sparks MLS.  New Listings – 119; Escrows – 165; Solds – 89

Two lakefronts for Tahoe Sierra MLS came on this week – a West Shore re-run from last year with nice price reduction at $18.9M, and mine at $35M.  There were also a couple of Chamber’s Landing (lakefront complex) new listings, the first in some time.  Martis Camp had a nice escrow listed at $13.995M, and Shaffer’s Mill a sale at $4.3M. For Incline, Chase had a nice sale at $8.3M representing buyer and seller. Reno/Sparks had the most sales activity with its 165 new escrows way outpacing new listings of 119.  Inventory is increasing but still way behind pre-pandemic days.  We’re just getting into our ‘season’, so now the rubber hits the road! 

  • Local/Real Estate/Luxe
  • July 4th is almost here, and Tahoe celebrates!  Tahoe City will have its laser show, and Incline will have laser as well as other festivities.  South Lake Tahoe will have its traditional fireworks off shore.  Truckee will have its annual parade and Donner Lake fireworks.  Chase International will host its parade viewing party with food and drink, so let me know if you’d like to join us for the fun celebration.  And, we have shelter in case there’s a thunderstorm as in a few years ago! Free shuttles from several Truckee neighborhoods are available downtown between 8:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. on the 4th. View Shuttle Schedule Here. 
  • This may be my most important post ever – the perfect Martini:  Flavored Martinis?  My father would roll over in his grave.  As a good daughter, have never tried one or want to! 
  • Washoe Cultural Talk:  Friday, June 30 – High Camp at Palisades.  10AM meet outside Aerial Tram for discounted ticket or free for Ikon pass holders. Outside event; dogs ok on Tram and High Camp but not at event.
  • London’s high-end home market is seeing bigger and spending more, according to Beauchamp Estates. 
  • Intriguing listing in the Scotland with huge history:  Someone with creative spirit and lots of energy will buy this and restore it! 
  • Lake Tahoe Stewardship Plan:  Shared Vision – Tahoe is a cherished place, welcoming to all, where people, communities, and nature benefit from a thriving tourism and outdoor recreating economy.  Tahoe Fund
  • Rainbow Bridge – history:
  • Dog Library.  In concert with neighborhood street/curb libraries, a couple of Tahoe Donner neighborhoods have instigated a Dog Library – take a ball or a stick, leave a ball or a stick! 
  • “Science is not the truth.  Science is finding the truth.  When science changes its opinion, it didn’t lie to you.  It learned more.”  Brené Brown – Atlas of the Heart: Mapping Meaningful Connection and the Language of Human Experience
  • Vikingsholm Castle – two concert evenings – July 8 and 28.  Drive to Emerald Bay, wine, light bites and melodic serenade with talented Subra.
  • Prisoner Wine just acquired Ayesha Curry’s Napa winery.  Pretty nice compliment! 
  • My wonderful R-Class Mercedes that’s almost vintage just passed 200,000 miles.  Love that car they don’t make anymore, and will drive it until it croaks! 
  • Lamp Chop.  For those who have followed Dancer and her adventures with Lamb Chop, she still loves both her small and giant versions.  However, no more burying in the yard, just a toss and fetch.
  • Bike share comes to Truckee.  For details –
  • Toccata Classical Concert:  July 7, Truckee High School Theater.  Stars and Stripes, Classics and Broadway.  Join us for a wonderful evening.  
  • Entertainment
  • TidBits
  • Sometimes you might feel like no one’s there for you, but you know what’s always there for you? Laundry.
  • The best therapist has fur and four legs.
  • We all know that mirrors don’t lie; let’s be grateful they don’t laugh.
  • Smart Ass:  Waitress: “How did you find your steak, sir?”  Him: “I just looked at the potatoes and there it was.”
  • For English Language Lovers:  What is the difference between ‘completed’ and finished’?  No dictionary has been able to define the difference between ‘completed’ and finished’.  But in a linguistic conference in England, Sun Sherman, an Indian American, was the clever winner.  His response:  When you marry the right woman, you are ‘complete’.  If you marry the wrong woman, you are ‘finished’.  And when the right woman catches you with the wrong woman, you are ‘completely finished’.  His answer received a five-minute standing ovation. 
  • Little Larry:  A new teacher was trying to make use of her psychology courses.  She started her class by saying, “Everyone who thinks they’re stupid, stand up!”  After a few seconds, Little Larry stood up.  The teacher said, ‘Do you think you’re stupid, Larry?”  “No, ma’am, but I hate to see you standing there all by yourself”.
  • 5 ants rented an apartment with 5 other ants.  Now they are tenants together.
  • Tip your server. Return y our shopping cart. Pick up a piece of trash. Hold the door for the person behind you. Let someone into your lane.  Small acts can have a ripple effect.  That’s how we change the world. becomingminimalist
  • I was asked what I look for in a relationship.  Apparently ‘a way out’ wasn’t the right answer.
  • My kids and grandkids keep laughing about me losing my memory.  They won’t be laughing at Christmas when there are no eggs under the tree.
  • I found marriage to be very educational.  For example, I had no idea there was a wrong way to put milk in the fridge. 
  • I went to the paint store to get thinner.  It didn’t work.

Here’s to warmer weather on the horizon so we can start enjoying summer!  Lots of festivities and events to enjoy in the next couple of months.  Have a great week and see you next time!