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Tahoe Update


Tahoe Update

Greetings Fellow Life Travelers:

Nip in the air is here, especially noticeable at night.  On Friday the sky was blue with puffy clouds, then the darker ones rolled in – a harbinger of predicted rain.  Suggestion of snow?  A little dusting on ridges Saturday night.  Road construction still on-going – took me 1H 30 Min to get from Raley’s in IV to the Stateline at Cal Neva, normally a 10-minute drive. Someone said today, “Can’t we have a month or 6 weeks of open roads before the snow comes?”   Lots of talk about the winter, especially with El Niño predicted again – so will it be rain or snow?  And, can you imagine another winter like this last one?  Let’s not go there!  So, on to last week’s real estate report.

Residential Real Estate – week 9/23 – 9/29

  • Tahoe Sierra MLS – North/West Shores & Truckee.  New Listings – 30; Escrows – 22; Solds – 28
  • Incline Village/Crystal Bay MLS.  New Listings – 4; Escrows – 8; Solds – 5
  • East Shore, NV MLS.  New Listings – 2; Escrows – 6; Solds – 2
  • Reno/Sparks MLS.  New Listings – 102; Escrows – 114; Solds – 116

For Tahoe Sierra, Chase listed a cool lakefront with great pier on the North Shore at $8M.  It should sell fast and maybe over ask.  For solds, my little Forest Service cabin – 433 sq. ft. – over Emerald Bay went out at $1,339/sq.ft. for $580,000!  And, the highest sale was again in Martis Camp at $12.550M, down from $13.995M ask.  High escrow for Incline was $9.999.8M, on since 6/22.  For East Shore, 5 of the 6 escrows were under $1M, the outlier $1.41M.  Reno had a nice sale with David Morris, who just joined our Reno office, at $4.25M, and the highest new listing this week is $5.9M.

Local/Real Estate/Luxe

  • Big news from Reno’s Grand Sierra Resort – to build a $1 Billion (that’s with a B) entertainment district including a new arena for the Nevada men’s basketball team.  Private capital investment project to create a destination for community, sports and entertainment to come together. 
  • Reno has just been named “the happiest place to live in America” through a study by Outside.
  • A beautiful new sculpture, ‘Surfaced’, has been unveiled at the new Tahoe Blue Event Center.  Created with more than 450 pounds of items recovered by Clean Up the Lake, it is an eagle carrying a trout.  This was one of three subjects voted on by the community – a red fox and a bear were the other two.  (See Below)
  • Palisades Tahoe has just announced its parking rules for weekends and holidays this upcoming ski season:
  • Wine, Walk & Shop – annual Truckee event next Saturday, Oct 7 Noon to 4PM.
  • Fab full moon shot from San Francisco – (See Below)
  • Famous Cliff House in San Francisco is scheduled to reopen its restaurant in late 2024! 
  • Tributes to Diane Feinstein pouring in for her long-time support of Lake Tahoe’s environment, including being a founding member of the Tahoe Fund and long-term member of the League to Save Lake Tahoe.  Her senatorial efforts translated into significant on-going government funding for keeping our Tahoe Basin healthy.
  • Liar’s Cruise.  Sierra State Park’s West Shore cruise on Tahoe Gal this coming Saturday (if not going to Wine, Walk & Shop).  3:30 – 6PM.
  • Best seat in the house.  Range of fancy toilets goes from $499 for the Bio Bidet BB-2000 toilet seat (to go on top of current toilet) to $21,331 for the Toto Neorest NX2.  That’s probably more than a basic bathroom! 
  • Robb Report – Car of the Year.  Wanna test drive one or more of the candidates?  Nov 4 – 6 & 6 – 8 at Sonoma Raceway.  Check it out!
  • For Classical Music lovers:  Check out  Just watched a beautiful Chamber & Solo Concert by members of Shun Yun’s Seventh Dance Company’s very talented orchestra.  Subscribers get noticed for free moments; yearly subscription nominal.  They are known for their beautiful dance presentations around the world. 



  • I was going to clean the house, but then I realized this book isn’t going to read itself.
  • Work for a cause, not for applause.  Live life to express, not to impress.
  • Reading 2 pages per day is 30 books per year.  Saving $10 per day is 43650 per year.  Running 1 mile per day is 365 miles per year.  Decluttering 1 room per week finishes your home in 1 – 3 months.  Don’t underestimate the power of small habits. 
  • Sometimes God puts you in the same situation again to see if you’re still a dumbass.
  • I tried the Japanese method of decluttering where you hold every object that you own and if it doesn’t bring you joy, you throw it away.  So far, I have thrown out all the vegetables, my bra, the electric bill, the scale, a mirror and my treadmill.
  • Your smile is your logo.  Your personality is your business card, and the way you make others feel is your trademark.
  • I need a job that isn’t too ‘jobby” where I can do work that’s not so “worky”. (Hmmm…the new mindset?)
  • My word for the day is ‘snaughling’.  When you laugh so hard you snort then laugh because you snorted, then snort because you laughed. 
  • If you’re sitting in public and a stranger takes the seat next to you, just stare straight ahead and say, “Did you bring the money?”
  • When I ask for directions, please don’t use words like ‘east’. 
  • Why do croutons come in airtight packages?  Aren’t they just stale bread to begin with? 
  • If lawyers are disbarred and clergymen defrocked, then doesn’t it follow that electricians can be delighted, musicians denoted, cowboys deranged, models deposed, tree surgeons debarked, and dry cleaners depressed?
  • Why do people run over a string a dozen times with the vacuum cleaner, then reach down, pick it up, examine it and then put it down to give the vacuum cleaner one more chance?
  • Whatever lifts the corners of your mouth, trust that!  Rumi

So have a smiling week and see you next time!

Best wishes,