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Local rental and real estate markets, with rotating columns also highlighting all things home-related, inside and out.

Pampered Pets

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Truckee and Tahoe love our pets; some ideas on how to spoil them

Long-Term Issues

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STRs aren’t all to blame for the lack of affordable long-term rental housing in the region. Meet a local property owner whose efforts to offer long-term housing have been stifled by permitting woes.

Roaming Room

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Who doesn’t want a house with room (and land) to stretch? These three spacey options will give you just that.

Re-Envisioning the Wrap

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Tips from local shop owner on ways to wrap your gifts in an eco-fashion.

Something Old, Something New

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Even hot markets have their limits. Although some homes are still going for above asking price, over-priced homes are creating room for negotiation.

Opt Outside: Proximity to Nearby Hikes

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Shiny new house plus well-traveled trails. This month’s On Sale Now puts you within walking distance of some of Reno/Tahoe’s best hikes.

Dodging the Draft

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DIY energy audits can help improve wintertime energy efficiency.

Getting Dirty in Quarantine

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When a coronavirus-sized wrench is thrown into your foreseeable plans, it can be a great opportunity to break from your status quo and exercise your green thumb. So grab some seeds, tools, and soil, and get dirty.

Therapeutic Growth

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While positive energy from humans has been said to improve plant health, this Space It Up author argues the growth is reciprocal.

Statewide Rent Control Measure Impacts Relatively Few Tahoe/Truckee Rentals

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The state is taking a heavier hand in controlling what landlords can charge for rent, although Truckee officials say relatively few local rentals will be affected and not everyone thinks the law actually benefits renters.