Home Front

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

Real Estate Snapshot | March 2023

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

Fix It Yourself!

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

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

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

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

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....

Real Estate Market Snapshot | December 2022

Still coming off a hyperactive two-year period instigated by the pandemic, the region in October saw its lowest real estate sales volume since before 2016.

Wallpaper is Back!

Got the post-holiday blues? Reimagine your walls with a little wallpaper. The new modern choices are exciting and can give a room you’re tired of the pizazz you yearn for. Just ask Sue Pipal of Dragonfly Designs.

Downward Ho!

Home prices have been falling since the pandemic highs, but the uncertain outlook for this year’s economy is leaving home sellers wondering what to expect for 2023. Real estate agent Jackie Ginley weighs in.

Re-Envisioning the Wrap

Tips from local shop owner on ways to wrap your gifts in an eco-fashion.