Housing Crisis

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.

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.

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.

Truckee’s Tottering Mail Delivery

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Got mail? Truckee sure does — but not enough staff to help serve customers. The town’s USPS situation is one of few employees, low wages, and national sway. Everyone, on both sides of the counter, is frustrated by it.

Families on the Brink

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Ten Truckee families face losing their homes as a new mobile home park owner raises rents dramatically. Their future now may depend on the outcome of a lawsuit over whether the new owner followed state law.

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?

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.

‘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.

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.

STR Caps: Are They Working?

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In 2022, ordinances installed hard caps on short-term rentals in Truckee and Eastern Placer County. As the first year approaches its close, jurisdictional staffers reflect and real estate agents react.

Using Data to Open Doors

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Two new initiatieves use slick technology tools to improve our region.