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Real Estate Snapshot | March 2024

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The last month of real estate sales was consistent with February's past, while the median regional home price (sans lakefronts) was up by 8%.

Creative Solutions for a Makeshift Mudroom

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With a little creativity, it’s easier than you think to transform a wall or closet into a makeshift mudroom.

Real Estate Snapshot | February 2024

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The real estate market is off to a robust start for the year. If you’ve been waffling about whether you should put your house on the market, the currently low inventory level makes now a good time.

Time for a Little Color

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The days of black, white, and grey interiors that were popular during the pandemic are coming to an end as people start to crave a pop of color in their homes again. Sue Pipal offers some simple and affordable ways to bring color back into your spaces.

Real Estate Snapshot | December 2023

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The seasonal market dip we usually see in October came a month late this year, given the late start to summer. From October to November, single-family home sales fell 47%.
Tim Hauserman

Economics of Rental Housing

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After Nicole Reitter’s opinion piece about the perils of being a landlord got a lot of traction on social media, Tim Hauserman delves deeper into the true costs of home ownership.

Real Estate Snapshot | October 2023

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While the number of homes sold in the region remained unchanged from September to October, median home price continues to exceed $1 million.

Make Sure You Hire the Right Contractor

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Big winters (like ours in 2022/23) and other natural hazard events tend to bring unscrupulous contractors out of the woodwork. Here’s how to get a good one.

Real Estate Snapshot | September 2023

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Brought to you by TLUXP.com During the month of September, the sale of single-family homes within the Tahoe Sierra MLS region increased 1% from August and 27% year over year. While September typically signifies the slow-down...

Real Estate Market Mirrors the Weather

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After a rough winter for real estate, the summer brought with it a booming housing market.