Home Front

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

Under Attack

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It’s that time of year again — summer heat starts to fade away and the yellow jackets come out to play … dirty. Why do they get so aggressive? The answer is pretty simple.

Wallpaper is Back!

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Got the post-holiday blues? Reimagine your walls with a little wallpaper. The new modern choices are exciting and can give a room you’re tired of the pizazz you yearn for. Just ask Sue Pipal of Dragonfly Designs.

The Security Deposit: How to Make Sure You Get Yours Back

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As rent continues to increase, so does the amount of the security deposit. Columnist Tim Hauserman offers advice to would-be renters to help ensure they get back the bulk of their security deposits.

Breaking Bad

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The Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe offers simple suggestions for correcting your pet’s bad habits.

Real Estate Snapshot | June 2023

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Although inventory numbers are going up, median prices continue to hold steady.

Three Waterfront Homes to Cool Down Your Summer

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Three homes, three bodies of water — Beat the heat (and the crowds). This month’s On Sale Now features waterfront homes (and… boats?) with views and personality.

Winter is Coming

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Take advantage of late summer and early fall days to get your house in check for winter. Now is the time to schedule things like chimney sweeping, driveway sealing, and snow removal services.

Cabin Fever

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Who says a cabin is only good for wintertime?

Summer Slow-Down

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After the pandemic-driven real estate boom, which took the Tahoe/Truckee market by surprise, sent home prices skyrocketing, potential buyers are finally back in the driver’s seat.

Waking Up Your Garden

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Winter’s heavy snow and powerful winds can wreak havoc on our trees, shrubs, and lawns. But don’t worry — with patience, you can bring your garden back to life.