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Eyeing the data and hearing the stories on the streets, Moonshine Ink launched the Housing Crisis series in 2016 and has kept up the drumbeat on this exacerbating issue ever since.

There’s No Place Like Home

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With home prices soaring in Tahoe/Truckee, local agencies have developed programs to help low- and middle-income families buy homes, but even that might not be enough to make home ownership a reality.

Holding Pattern in Tahoma

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West Shore residents are frustrated by a slew of commercial properties connected to one buyer that aren’t offering services, housing nor otherwise, to the communities.

A Numbers Game: Short-Term Versus Long-Term Renting and Why People Are...

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Property managers share why their clients are opting to short-term rent instead of long-term rent, and why they think capping STRs won’t slow Tahoe’s housing appreciation.

STR Moratorium Stills the Waters

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A moratorium on new short-term rentals in Eastern Placer County allows county officials to revise its STR ordinance while also giving homebuyers pause as the new rules are established.

In Memoriam

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They aren’t here anymore, but they are our educators, laborers, friends, and neighbors, nonetheless. Presenting: the Ink’s memorial wall for locals displaced by the housing crisis.

Voices of the Displaced

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They aren’t here anymore, but they are our educators, laborers, friends, and neighbors, nonetheless. Presenting: the Ink’s memorial wall for locals displaced by the housing crisis.

Keeping It in the (Tahoe) Family

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For these Truckee/North Tahoe homeowners, keeping fellow locals around means foregoing the windfall of renting short term or selling at high rates, and instead focusing on the community.

‘The Struggle Is Real’

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No days off, no employees, no end in sight. That is the plight for local plumbers, electricians, and other home-industry trade owners. A higher demand for services, coupled with a lack of local workforce, has created a stifling bind.

No Housing, No Employees

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As the housing market continues to boom, employees are losing their homes, leaving businesses in a bind as they struggle to find staff.

Find Your Bearings in Stratospheric Housing Market

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These soaring housing prices got you down? Have heart —financial advisor John Manocchio believes the market will reverse and here’s what you should consider in getting ready for that turn.