Home Front

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

Blackout!

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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

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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.

Hot Stuff

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

Wildfire Hardened?

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

Real Estate Market Snapshot | May 2022

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

The Rental Business

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

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.

Garden Variety

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Planting a combination of natives and hardy perennials will attract pollinators such as bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds to your garden.

Real Estate Market Snapshot | May 2022

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With the arrival of spring also comes prime real estate season. What could this season’s numbers mean for the summer market?

Real Estate Market Snapshot | May 2022

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With the arrival of spring also comes prime real estate season. What could this season’s numbers mean for the summer market?