Home Front

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

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.

Real Estate Snapshot | May 2023

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Single-family home sales took a sizable climb between April and May. Could that be a sign of what’s to come for the summer real estate season?

Big Snow Hammers Tahoe’s Real Estate Sales

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This winter proved to be especially brutal, not only for residents but also for the Tahoe/Truckee housing market.

Real Estate Snapshot | April 2023

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Last month, home sales in Truckee and North Tahoe dropped dramatically — a whopping 63 % — compared to April 2022, but will prices soon follow?

Real Estate Snapshot | March 2023

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What are current market trends indicating for the spring sales season?

Fix It Yourself!

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Keep Truckee Green sponsors free Fixit Clinics at the Truckee Roundhouse makerspace once each in the spring and fall. Bring your broken items and volunteer “fixers” help repair your stuff.

Short-Term Renters Driving You Crazy? Here is What You Can Do

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That loud STR driving you batty? Here’s what the rules are and whom you can call to fix the problem.

Real Estate Snapshot | February 2023

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The Covid-19 pandemic continues to affect the local real estate market, with buyers waiting to see if peak-pandemic prices will continue to drop.

Dealing with a Frozen Home

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As Old Man Winter does his best to bury us and freeze us out, here’s how to remedy frozen pipes and buried fire hydrants.

Real Estate Snapshot | January 2023

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Brought to you by TLUXP.com In January, the number of single-family homes sold within the Tahoe Sierra MLS area dipped 57% compared to the same time last year; however, median price saw only a 2% decline....