Home Front

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

The ‘Other’ Recyclables

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Everyone knows you can recycle plastic, glass, aluminum, and cardboard. But did you know that you can also recycle bottle caps, foil snack wrappers, markers, coffee bags, crayons, razors and more?

Real Estate Market Snapshot | April 2022

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Brought to you by TLUXP.com In the month of March, the Tahoe Sierra MLS experienced a 36% increase in sales volume compared to the previous month of February, while the median price of...

Long-Term Issues

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STRs aren’t all to blame for the lack of affordable long-term rental housing in the region. Meet a local property owner whose efforts to offer long-term housing have been stifled by permitting woes.

Silent But Deadly

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While the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning exists year-round, it is especially high during the winter months when people make more use of space heaters and portable generators.

Real Estate Market Snapshot | March 2022

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2021 lakefront sales on par with 2020 while single-family home sales dropped 38% between years.

Simple Green

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A new law requires California residents to separate food scraps from the rest of their household waste. Slow Food Lake Tahoe and Keep Truckee Green have public collection bins waiting for you.

On the Surface

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Did you know that your smartphone is likely to be 10 times dirtier that your toilet? The most obvious dirty surfaces can be the most overlooked when it comes to cleaning.

Real Estate Market Snapshot | February 2022

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2021 lakefront sales on par with 2020 while single-family home sales dropped 38% between years.

Median Madness

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2021 was a year for the real estate record books in Tahoe/Truckee.

Safe Space

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Cold winter temperatures might have you seeking a little extra warmth. If you’re going to use a portable space heater, be sure to keep safety in mind.