Home Front

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

Real Estate Market Snapshot | August 2022

Home sales were up but the median price was down during the month of August. The median price was the lowest seen since January 2021.

Ground to Crown

Clearing ladder fuels is a crucial part of defensible space clean-up. Doing such helps to prevent flames from vertically climbing a tree and potentially spreading fire from treetop to treetop.

Real Estate Market Snapshot | July 2022

The number of homes for sale within the Tahoe Sierra MLS area continues to climb. As supply increases and demand begins to slow, we could see prices start to come down.

Real Estate Market Snapshot | June 2022

Brought to you by TLUXP.com In the month of June, the Tahoe Sierra MLS saw a 20% increase in sales and a 24% decrease in median price from May. The true testament that...


Are you prepared for prolonged power outages this summer? The Truckee Donner Public Utility District warns that customers could be in for outages lasting one to a few days this summer.

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

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.

Hot Stuff

Local fire officials help clear confusion when it comes to firing up the grill during burn restrictions.

Wildfire Hardened?

Safer from Wildfires helps policyholders find relief from skyrocketing homeowners insurance premiums.

Real Estate Market Snapshot | May 2022

Active home listings jumped by 75% between April and May. Could Tahoe/Truckee median home prices finally begin to flatten out?

The Rental Business

As the STR playing field shifts, the question of what exactly is being managed becomes more important. Are we regulating people or businesses?