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Tahoe Update


Tahoe Update

Greetings Fellow Life Travelers:
So much for the big snow event! A sprinkling of rain, a light layer of snow on the high mountains…that was it. Then clear
skies predicted for Thanksgiving week. I love the saying, “Just shoveled 3’ of ‘partly cloudy’ off my deck”. So, there we
are, waiting with baited breath to see what we’re gonna get – just like the box of chocolates. New admonition for at least
the Truckee area: Keep skies light free, as in,” turn off/turn down your exterior lights (and interiors if not using) to keep our
skies open to the stars”. Always something to create new rules. I do agree that we don’t need to invade the world with
bright lights shining upward, but I happen to like ‘light’, so will be a good girl and monitor the hours I have my trees lit.
Most of us are good about exterior lighting in general, keeping them down-faced. Now let’s see what we faced in real
estate this last week.
Residential Real Estate – week 11/11 – 11/17
 Tahoe Sierra MLS – North/West Shores & Truckee. New Listings – 18; Escrows – 15; Solds – 27
 Incline Village/Crystal Bay MLS. New Listings – 5; Escrows – 5; Solds – 7
 East Shore, NV MLS. New Listings – 2; Escrows – 4; Solds – 6
 Reno/Sparks MLS. New Listings – 96; Escrows – 115; Solds – 91
Sales through the Tahoe Sierra MLS are still running 97-98% of list price. The East Shore had a new lakefront escrow
listed at $12.85M – first action on the lake over $8M in some time!
Local/Real Estate/Luxe
 Red Rock Private Island in SF Bay just listed for $25M. With three counties and the Coastal Commission to
contend with, it will be an interesting adventure for someone who wants to build.
 New Audio Book: Unroyal: Three Women Who Shook the Monarchy by Sarah Lyall, veteran New York Times
reported and London correspondent from 1996 – 2013. Wallis Simpson, Princess Diana and Meghan Markle.
Did they bend the monarchy or did the monarchy bend them?
 For local riders within the Town of Truckee, TART-Connect will be running free service from 6:30 AM –
Midnight, Dec 14 – April 7. Currently it’s from 6:30 AM to 10:00 PM.
 Reno Phil’s Spirit of the Season concerts will be Dec 8 – 10.
 Grocery Outlet in Incline Village opened on November 16 in the building previously Village Market. That is #2
grocery joining Raleys, with one more under construction.
 Messiah will be performed on Dec 10 in Truckee at 3PM by Toccata. for venues and
 Best Bar in Truckee was named the Loft at Raley’s O.N.E.! Owners are thrilled, especially given the great
choices in Town. One of the top philanthropists in our Region, the Raley’s family supports our local
communities through its stores as well as personally. Last week they hosted a beautiful reception at “the Best
Bar in Truckee” for the Tahoe Forest Health System Foundation and District Boards and our wonderful
 Tahoe Music Alive had its third beautiful local performance recently, this time the acclaimed Dior String
Quartet from Canada – “bringing classical music to contemporary ears”. Following their Bay Area tour, they
will be in residence at Stanford.
 License plate in Dubai sold for $15 Million. P7 vanity plate was auctioned to benefit the UAE’s 1 Billion Meals
Endowment campaign.
 Ski Area Openings: Be sure to check the resort you want to visit as our warm temps have delayed some of
the projected opening dates. Also, for parking:
 Tahoe Film Festival – Incline Village – Nov 30 – Dec 1. Opens with biopic about Leonard Bernstein directed
by and starring Bradley Cooper – MAESTRO.
 Festive Tree-Lighting ceremony in downtown this last Truckee Friday! Lots of Santa fans crowded the streets
for the kick-off to the holiday season where the street lights become candy canes!

 Clip of Dolly interview: (sound on upper right)
 “I do not care that they stole my idea. I care that they do not have any of their own.” Nikola Tesla
 “For there is always light, if only we’re brave enough to see it. If only we’re brave enough to be it.” Amanda

 “When I was young, we couldn’t afford much. My library card was my key to the world.” John Goodman
 Only in math problems can you buy 60 cantaloupes and no one asks what the hell is wrong with you.
 The biggest lie we tell ourselves is, “I don’t need to write that down. I’ll remember it.”
 Aging may slow us down but it doesn’t shut us up.
 ‘In Style’ are the clothes that still fit.
 “It’s not about ignoring the reality of where things are. It’s accepting and realizing that every reality comes
with an opportunity attached to it.” Phil Gerdes
 Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.
 Words have no wings but they can fly a thousand miles.
 I’m not arguing. I’m just explaining why I’m right.
 “If thine enemy offend thee, give his child a drum.” Fran Lebowitz
 “If two wrongs don’t make a right, try three.” Laurence J. Peter
 “Never argue with a fool, onlookers may not be able to tell the difference.” Mark Twain
 Life is like a camera: focus on what’s important, capture the good times, develop from the negatives, and if
things don’t work out, take another shot.
 My wallet is like an onion – opening it makes me cry.
 If Cinderella’s shoe fit perfectly, then why did it fall off?
 I’d agree with you, but then we’d both be wrong.
 “I am always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught.” Winston Churchill
 “If this be a world of vice and woe, I’ll take the vice and you take the woe.” Winston Churchill
No woe for me, and I may have already expended the vices – except for Martinis. So, thanks to all of you who read my
weekly Update and my wonderful clients, friends and family. Have a beautiful Thanksgiving Day and week, whether with
family, friends or just watching a cool movie – with a Martini! See you next time!
Best wishes,