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Why Have Interest Rates Gone Up Slightly?

Last week interest rates increased slightly.  Why?  Mortgage Brokers I work with say, when Stocks go up Bonds go down and mortgage rates go higher. They tell me there are three reasons that happened last week; A Brexit deal between the European Union and the United Kingdom has been reached, although it has yet to be passed by the UK Parliament.  Whether or not this will happen is obviously still unknown but it has renewed optimism in the Stock Market which is not good for the Bond... Read more »

The Town of Truckee has been awarded a 2019 Silver Beacon Award

The Town of Truckee has been awarded a 2019 Silver Beacon Award by the Institute for Local Government for efforts made toward sustainability. The annual Beacon Awards recognize achievements of towns and cities working to address climate change. In 2018, four other towns and cities in California received Silver Beacon Awards and two received gold awards for reductions of greenhouse gases, electric and natural gas savings, and other activities involving sustainability and use of best practices. The... Read more »

Reno-Tahoe Housing Market Forecast Mid-Year 2019-2020

Now that we’re halfway through 2019, it’s time to reassess our current housing market and adjust our housing market predictions for the rest of the year. But first, let’s review current national trends in real estate. National Real Estate Market Trends Noted real estate analyst Steve Harney in a recent mid-year interview characterized the current national real estate market as normal. “It’s a Goldilocks market,” he said, “not too hot, not too cold. Prices... Read more »

Martis Creek Restoration Project Underway

Restoration on the Martis Creek Wildlife area began in early July with the Truckee River Watershed Council  (TRWC) and its partners, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Northstar Community Services District, and Northstar California. For over 20 years the Truckee River Watershed Council (TRWC) has completed numerous large-scale restoration projects on wetlands, meadows, and tributaries within the Truckee River watershed. These projects have served to preserve, protect, and revive the... Read more »

Squaw Valley’s Own Via Ferrata Now Open!

  Via ferrata, an Italian term meaning iron road, is a protected climbing route with permanent steel anchors and cables that allow participants to be safely connected to the rock at all times. Participants never unclip from the cable during the climbing sections, and bypass the anchors via a small slot in their carabiners. Each climb is led by Alpenglow Expeditions guides, who teach participants how to navigate the rock face while introducing basic climbing techniques. The route is located... Read more »

Three North Tahoe – Truckee August Events You Don’t Want To Miss!

The 2018 Lake Tahoe Summer Music Festival, August 21st  through August 26th A 26 piece orchestra gives a free  public rehearsal and then presents 5 days of great music in beautiful outdoor settings in Tahoe City, the Westshore of Lake Tahoe and Truckee.  Here are the dates and locations; August 21 at 4:00 pm: Tahoe Maritime Museum, Tahoe City August 22 at 6:00 pm: West Shore Café, Homewood August 23 at 6:00 pm: Sugar Pine State Park, Tahoma August 24 at 6:oo pm: West End Beach at... Read more »

Why Have a Realtor When Buying a “For Sale By Owner” Property

In most cases the seller is only slightly aware of local market conditions and comparable values and has an inflated value of his home.  An experienced local Realtor will have access to the local Multiple Listing Service (MLS) and give the buyer data on comparable homes that have recently sold and are currently on the market. Your Realtor will be aware of all of the state and local regulations and disclosures that are required and will make sure that the buyer has all of the necessary information... Read more »

March 2018 GoSquaw.com Newsletter

Articles about Squaw Valley and a March 2018 North Lake Tahoe & Truckee Real Estate market Report. Click here for Newsletter                                         Read more »

Two New Developments in Squaw Valley

There are two new developments in Squaw Valley, one has final Bureau of Real Estate approval and has started construction. The other has been delayed for one year due to the tremendous response to this offering.  The developer is now working a reconfiguration of the hotel building to accommodate more condominiums.  Both have started their sales program.  Here are the details. Palisades at Squaw Valley is located at the east end of the valley near to the entrance.  It... Read more »

Five Fun October North Tahoe – Truckee Activities

October is the time to enjoy the outdoors, especially early October. It is the time of beautiful Fall color when the Aspen trees turn yellow and the Dogwoods turn a red. When the weather is good, it is a great time to hike. October is also a time when both locals and regular visitors start think about the coming winter and skiing. Many of the ski and snowboard shops are having great sales in hopes of selling out before the Ski Swaps begin in November. Also many locals either have their winter jobs... Read more »

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